Global Impact Forum® 2014 Advisors Named

Impact partnering event to take place October 8–9 in Zurich, Switzerland (Graphic: Business Wire)

Global Impact Forum 2014

ZURICH--()--The Global Impact Forum® 2014, a unique and innovative partnering conference in impact investing, venture philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship has just announced the names of the 2014 Advisors. The individuals are respected leaders in business, investment and entrepreneurship, dedicated to supporting social impact through creative partnerships. The two-day, international partnering event will take place October 8–9 in Zurich, Switzerland.

“The Global Impact Forum is a transformative event, bringing together social entrepreneurs and impact leaders to address pressing social challenges, and to find potential partners that will help them take their innovative solutions from idea to reality,” said Florian Schoenhammer, Group Managing Director, EBD Group, producer of the forum. “We are pleased to have the support of such an exceptional group of Advisors who represent a range of global industries and who are committed to improving the state of the world.”

The 2014 Advisors include:

Stephen A. Carter, CBE (Lord Carter of Barnes) is the Group Chief Executive of Informa plc. Informa is one of the world’s leading Information, Knowledge and Exhibitions & Communities businesses. Carter was awarded a CBE for services to the Communications Industry in 2007.

Patricia Dinneen

Dinneen has focused on Emerging Markets for over 35 years, and joined the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) in February 2014 as a Senior Advisor. Dinneen was appointed Chair of the EMPEA Impact Investing Council in 2013 to help professionalize and scale the impact investing industry.

Ken Korfmann

Korfmann is the current Chairman and principal shareholder of Korfmann Burnett & Partners, headquartered in Zurich, providing strategic advisory and executive search services to international clients with needs in the financial services field.

Alice Korngold

Korngold is President of Korngold Consulting LLC providing advisory services to Fortune 500 companies, professional services firms, foundations, universities, healthcare institutions, and global, national, and regional nonprofits. Her areas of expertise include board governance, CSR, sustainability, corporate/nonprofit partnerships, and strategic philanthropy.

Raj Panjabi

Panjabi is a physician and the CEO and co-founder of Last Mile Health (LMH), which works with the Liberian government to save lives in the world’s most remote villages by giving local villagers the training, equipment, and support they need to become professional frontline health workers.

Cornelius Pietzner

Pietzner is CEO of Alterra Impact Finance, a social impact investment firm in Zurich, focusing on sustainable European companies. He is also President of the Alterra Foundation which supports cultural and transformational initiatives related to a more human centered economy.

Amer Vohora

Vohora is an Advisor at Rothschild Bank in Zurich where he specializes in international clients with a focus on families and family offices from the UK and emerging markets. He has a particular focus on water, sustainability and energy efficiency.

Ingo Weber

Weber is a member of the Investment Committee and part of the team that founded the LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund, the leading investor worldwide in companies that serve low-income people with insurance and related financial services. He is also the founder of Bridge Impact Capital and the European liaison of the Global Impact Investing Network, a global organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.

Gabi Zedlmayer

Zedlmayer is the Vice President of Sustainability and Social Innovation at HP where she drives sustainability and social innovation programs aligned with HP’s business strategy. Zedlmayer leads a global team of experts focused on solving social issues in collaboration with nonprofit organizations, governments, customers and partners. Her goal is to create sustainable solutions that address societal challenges in the areas of education, healthcare, and the environment.

Full bios for each Advisor can be found here:

Register now to attend the Global Impact Forum 2014 which takes place October 8–9 in Zurich, Switzerland.

About Global Impact Forum:

The Global Impact Forum supports the creation of transformative solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges. Our goal is to facilitate innovative partnerships that build a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive global economy.

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The Global Impact Forum® 2014, a unique and innovative partnering conference in impact investing, venture philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship has just announced the names of the 2014 Advisors.


EBD Group
Erin Righetti, +1-760-930-0500