BOARD


President  ·  Lorna Solis
Founder and CEO of Blue Rose Compass, a nonprofit impacting conflict regions by identifying brilliant young adults with an emphasis on girls, mostly living in refugee camps. Potential scholars are provided guidance for the prerequisite exams with successful applicants receiving full scholarships to leading universities globally. BRC Scholars return to their country or region of origin upon graduation and are committed to helping rebuild and reconstruct their communities. Previously, Lorna was Director for Latin America and Africa at Institutional Investor where she worked on projects to increase FDI and mainly focused on Infrastructure projects. She also worked at IDEA on Wall Street covering Latin America, and at Water & Air Research, an environmental consulting firm on creating National Parks in Honduras and Brazil. Graduated from the University of Florida and Harvard Kennedy School’s Global Leadership & Public Policy Executive Program, Lorna is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, a Global Agenda Council Member on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Parity, a 2012 Echoing Green Semi-Finalist, an Organizational Partner of Global Dignity Day, a UNHCR Innovation Council Board Member and an Advisory Board Member of the Humanitarian Innovation Project at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre. Lorna is a figurative sculptor whose work has been exhibited in NYC and has won numerous awards.


Secretary  ·  Holt Goddard

Holt Goddard is a corporate lawyer in New York City. He is currently a partner at White & Case LLP specializing in corporate finance and capital markets transactions. He previously lived and worked for two years in Hong Kong and has represented clients in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Holt received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, his MBA from Yale University, and his law degree from Columbia University.


Treasurer  ·  James Tolisano
Director, Kinship Conservation Fellows at the Kinship Foundation

Jim Tolisano has more than 30 years of professional experience in the design and implementation of biodiversity conservation projects. He has worked in more than 30 countries as a senior advisor on conservation projects with the World Bank, United Nations, USAID, Inter-American Development Bank, World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, and many other international, national, local, and tribal organizations. Jim’s current work is principally focused on integrating sustainable livelihood and business management measures into biodiversity conservation practice.

Jim continues to serve as the Director of the Kinship Conservation Fellows, a ground-breaking one-month environmental leadership program that integrates leadership skills with business and economic tools (www.kinshipfellows.org). Jim formerly served as an Associate Professor of Conservation Science at the College of Santa Fe and he has published widely in technical and creative periodicals, as well as in books, while lecturing at many universities. Jim graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned his Master of Science in forest ecology and watershed sciences at the University of Arizona and conducted doctoral research in parks, conservation science and environmental education at the University of New Mexico.


Dr. Yasar Jarrar

Dr. Jarrar is a Partner at Bain & Company (ME Public Sector and Social Impact Practice), previously, a Partner at PwC leading the ME Strategy Practice and the Global Education Group.

Prior to joining PWC, Yasar served as Executive Dean of the Dubai School of Government and a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He also served as the Strategy Advisor at The Executive Office of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai and a as Senior Advisor at the UAE Prime Minister’s Office.

Before these academic and advisory roles, Yasar established and led the Government Performance Directorate in the Prime Ministry of Jordan, and previously was the Head of Policy and Strategy in the Executive Council of the Dubai Government.

Yasar also worked in the UK as a Research Fellow at the Cranfield School of Management and the Bradford School of Management.

In 2009, Yasar was distinguished as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and founded the WEF’s Global Shapers Hub in Dubai. Currently he is a Visiting Fellow at the Cranfield School of Management (UK), an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School (USA), a Senior Advisor for the Harvard International Negotiations Program at Harvard University (USA), an Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore), and a Fellow at the Dubai School of Government (UAE).


Peter Lacy

Managing Director, Accenture

Peter Lacy is Managing Director and Partner in Accenture’s Management Consulting business. He leads both Accenture’s Strategy Practice and its Sustainability Services business in Asia Pacific. He is a member of Accenture’s leadership team.

Peter has worked for 15 years with CEOs and top management of leading global companies, the United Nations, European Union and national governments on strategy and sustainability. Peter’s client focus is helping companies shift from ‘strategy to execution’ and ‘value creation through sustainability’.

He has advised the top leadership of companies such as M&S, Diageo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Vodafone, GSK, Xstrata, Exxon-Mobil, Lloyds TSB, BP, GE and Motorola and the UN, EU, UK, Singapore and Chinese governments.

Peter’s previous career has spanned strategy consulting and sustainability with McKinsey & Co, Andersen Consulting and the Academy of Business in Society, where he was founding chief executive of a partnership for Unilever, Shell, J&J, IBM and Microsoft with INSEAD, London Business School, IMD and the EU on research and executive education in Brussels.

Peter writes and speaks on strategy sustainability regularly and has appeared regularly in publications such as the Financial Times, Business Week, Caixin, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Independent and CNBC.

He is a board member of Nottingham University Business School, Cranfield School of Management Doughty Centre, Ethical Corporation and an editorial advisory board member of the Corporate Governance Journal. He has previously served on advisory boards for the UK Minister for Trade & Industry and the European Commission.

He has three times led the world’s largest study on CEO attitudes to sustainability for the United Nations – conducted every 3 years – in 2007, 2010 and 2013, and was a founding signatory and organiser of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education for Ban Ki-Moon.

Peter is a visiting business fellow at Oxford University. He is an alumnus of the INSEAD International Executive Programme; the University of Cambridge Business and Environment Programme; Oxford University’s Business Economics Programme; and the University of Nottingham.

Peter was voted Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010. He is lead advisor to WEF’s Tomorrow’s Consumer initiative, and chairs its Circular Economy Innovation Taskforce.

Peter is British and lives in Shanghai with his wife Lucy and two sons, Jack and Sam.