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Meet our high-caliber advisors

We are grateful to receive inspiration and support from these very experienced peers in and around our sector. All members of our Advisory Board operate in their personal capacities.

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Alejandro Alvarez von Gustedt

Vice President Europe

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA)

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Alejandro Alvarez von Gustedt

In this position as Vice President Europe at RPA, Alejandro is further extending the firm’s advisory, project hosting, research, and analysis services to assist European donors, trusts, corporations, and foundations in their grantmaking and other philanthropic activities.  He is a dual national of Spain and Germany and most recently led a consortium sponsored by the World Economic Forum Global Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship to pilot new approaches to unlock access to finance in emerging markets. Alejandro is also Co-Founder and board member of Latimpacto, a Latin American network of philanthropists and social investors. As Partner of the International Venture Philanthropy Center (IVPC), he also supported the establishment of the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), a Sub-Saharan network of social investors. Earlier, he was the Inter-American Development Bank’s Representative in Europe and a Partner at Monitor Group.

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Tine Fisker Henriksen

Managing Director

Bestseller Foundation


Tine Fisker Henriksen

Tine has 10+ years of experience in the impact investing sector. She is the Managing Director of BESTSELLER Foundation, investing directly and indirectly in early-stage ventures in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, she is is on the board of several of the Foundation’s portfolio companies, including Africa Leadership Group and Mr. Green Africa, and an advisor to ecosystem builders like the Centre for Development Finance (CDFS). Prior to joining BESTSELLER Foundation, Tine led a team of innovative finance and impact investing experts at the UCT GSB Bertha Centre, where she set up the Green Outcomes Fund, an outcomes-based funding mechanism mobilizing USD 33 million for green ventures.

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Karim Harji

Programme Director

Oxford Impact Measurement Programme

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Karim Harji

Karim is the Programme Director of the Oxford Impact Measurement Programme at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, and a Founding Partner at Mondiale Impact. He is also the Managing Director at Evalysis, which works with boards and management teams to clarify their impact aspirations and strategies; align their measurement and management approaches; and navigate the complexity of data and decisions.

Karim has made influential contributions to advance knowledge and practice in social impact measurement and impact investing. He has published on industry trends and innovative practices; supported field-building initiatives to promote the value and integrity of impact measurement; and designed education and training programs across established and emerging markets.

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Jessica Menon

Founder & CEO


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Jessica Menon

Jessica is a gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) specialist with 20 years of experience conducting GESI analyses, crafting gender action plans, managing organizational change management with a gender lens, and implementing systems-level policy and practice change to advance GESI globally. She has successfully managed large multidisciplinary teams globally and has operated her own small businesses and multi-million dollar government-funded programs. She has both strategic and practical experience working across development, humanitarian, finance, and private sectors in industries including energy, infrastructure, agriculture, health, and beyond with deep expertise in GBV. Her love of data analytics, tools, and systems-level change inspired the creation of Equilo.  

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Brian Milder

Founder & CEO

Aceli Africa

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Brian Milder

Brian has worked for the past two decades at the intersection of business and capital market approaches to generating economic opportunities for marginalized communities. He is the Founder & CEO of Aceli, a blended finance facility to catalyze increased lending to agricultural small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. Aceli offers financial incentives to a marketplace of commercial banks, non-bank financial institutions, and impact investors to address the elevated risks and transaction costs of lending to agri-SMEs. Previously, as Chief Innovation Officer for Root Capital, Brian led the impact and advisory teams and designed impact-linked finance mechanisms to expand lending to underserved agricultural SMEs in Africa and Latin America. He is also a co-founder, former Director, and currently Senior Advisor for the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF), an alliance of 20 impact lenders that promote industry standards and best practices for agricultural SME lending globally.

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Kusi Hornberger

Partner & Global Knowledge Lead

Dalberg Advisors

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Kusi Hornberger

Kusi is a Partner at Dalberg Advisors based in the Washington, DC office. In addition to serving as Dalberg’s Global Knowledge Lead, he also co-leads Dalberg’s Finance & Investment Practice and is particularly passionate about the use of innovative finance and technology to accelerate the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Kusi’s recent work includes various projects at the intersection of impact investing/blended finance and agriculture, global health, and financial services sectors.  He has also authored book, “Scaling Impact: Finance and Investment for a Better World” in 2023. Prior to joining Dalberg, Kusi was Vice-President of Investment Research at Global Partnerships, an impact-first investor with investments across Central/South America and East Africa. He also has experience working as a management consultant at Bain & Company in South America and as an Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation.

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