Founders

 

Sabiha Rumani Malik

Sanghata and FMS Founder

In 2009, Sabiha founded Sanghata Institute of Social Entrepreneurship and Investment, a 501 C3 non-profit organization based in the United States, and Sanghata Global, a charity based in the United Kingdom.

Sabiha is the founder of the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program, Sanghata’s flagship program, and recipient of the AshokaU Innovation Award, probably the most prestigious global award in the social impact sector. In 2011 Sanghata founded FMS as a joint venture with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), California, as its first training partner. Sabiha’s uniquely innovative concept made FMS the first program of its kind in the social impact sector. Since its launch in 2011, 1400 applicants have applied to FMS, 350 Fellows have participated in FMS, it has partnered with over 400 social-impact organizations across 5 continents, and its Fellows have served in 28 different countries. 

Sabiha is also founder and head of The World Bee Project supporting food security, offering expertise in ecological habitat design for bees, butterflies and moths; community resilience programme design; and data generation through remote monitoring of honeybee and bumblebee.

At its inception in 2007, Sabiha was an associate founder at Singularity University, NASA Ames, California. Before that, she was a senior director at Foster and Partners, advising on strategy and creating design concepts that include the re-design of the Reichstag, Berlin, and the pink-granite clad extension to the Joslyn Museum, Omaha Nebraska.

In 2001 Sabiha designed jewellery collections for De Beers-LVMH and continues to design to private commission. As a designer in precious metals, her Maker’s Mark is registered at the London Assay Office of The Goldsmiths’ Company, the oldest assay office in the United Kingdom, founded in the 14th century. She founded Diamonds for Humanity in 2001.

Sabiha sits on the advisory board of the Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL), where the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) has housed the FMS program.

She is an associate founder at the Lifeboat Foundation

A transpersonal psychotherapist, she has worked with women and children in inner-city London communities.

Sabiha is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading.

 

Scott Horton

Scott is co-founder of Sanghata Institute of Social Entrepreneurship and Investment and of Sanghata Global. He is a Senior Consultant at DLA Piper, a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries. He is an attorney and legal academic whose work concentrates on international public and private law, natural resource development and human rights matters.

Scott's career has focused heavily on advice and representation of entities in the natural resources sector, with a heavy focus on mining, and most recently he has counseled sovereigns in the restructuring of natural resource licensing regimes to introduce higher levels of transparency and accountability and has supervised extensive anti-corruption investigations relating to existing natural resource investments. His significant clients have included the governments of Georgia, Guinea, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Taiwan and South Korea as well as AIG, CBS, EBRD, IFC, Newmont Mining, Shell Oil and the financier George Soros. As a human rights advocate, Scott advised and represented Russian physicist and Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov, Elena Bonner and has advised and represented CBS and the Associated Press, among other media entities. He lectures at Columbia Law School; is a co-founder of the American University in Central Asia, and since April 2007 has been a legal affairs and national security contributor to Harper’s magazine.

 

Amaryllis Knight

Amaryllis Knight is a seasoned entrepreneur and technology enthusiast dedicated to growing mission-based businesses that innovate for social impact. She is co-founder of Sanghata and The World Bee Project. Knight has created brand strategies and user experiences for multinational companies, including Pirelli. Knight's entrepreneurial journey began in 1998, when alongside Donald Meade, the Chief Scientist at Hughes Electronics Corporation, she established Digital Electronic Cinema, Inc. (now Multi-Dimensional Media). Knight also co-founded Snap It Technologies, Inc. (now Studio One/AfterMaster), one of the world’s first interactive, fully automated audio-video recording studios. She has experienced entrepreneurial success in the technology, media, lifestyle, and impact spaces, having co-founded Altai Design, Falcon Motorcycles, and numerous award winning restaurants.


Trustees

 

William Morris

Formerly a journalist and publisher, William has been involved in the Middle East for more than 30 years. He is Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation, an independent think tank that works primarily to support and host peace initiatives concerning the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. William recently established the Iran unit of the Next Century Foundation, which produces regular confidential reports on the developments in the Islamic Republic of Iran. He is Chairman of the International Media Council and convenes the International Media Awards held annually in London.

 

Kevin Everett

As a business and education adviser, Kevin has previously served as Chief Executive of a City law and as Director on a number of Boards both not for profit and commercial. For the last 27 years, he has served as the Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of Sir John Cass’s Foundation. As a philanthropist, Kevin has played a leading role in numerous charities, educational institutions as well national and London-wide public bodies. In 1984, Kevin became a Common Councilman of the City of London Corporation.

 


Director of Finance

 

Ethan Liu

Ethan Liu is the founder and managing director of Flanton & Co. After graduation from Oxford University, England, Ethan began his career with the tax department of Deloitte LLP London office, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. He is regarded as one of the top real estate tax experts in the UK, and specializes in UK and international and personal tax planning, as well as tax compliance, investment and fund management taxation, trusts and corporate structuring, particularly cross border. In addition to his specialist interests, Ethan maintains a wider general practice encompassing other forms of corporate and personal tax consultancy. He is fluent in Chinese Mandarin and English.