Sabiha Rumani Malik
Sanghata and ‘FRONTIER MARKET SCOUTS’ Founder
In 2009, Sabiha founded Sanghata Global, a charity based in the United Kingdom , and Sanghata Institute of Social Entrepreneurship and Investment, a 501 C3 non-profit organization based in the United States. 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. Sabiha served on the advisory board of the Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL), where the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) housed the FMS program until 2016.
Sabiha is also founder and head of The World Bee Project CIC, and Visiting ResearchFellow in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading.
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.. She founded Diamonds for Humanity in 2001. She is an associate founder at the Lifeboat Foundation. A transpersonal psychotherapist, she has worked with women and children in inner-city London communities.
Amaryllis Knight is an entrepreneur and investor dedicated to growing mission-based businesses that innovate for social impact.
CO-FOUNDER OF SANGHATA GLOBAL AND SANGHATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INVESTMENT
Scott 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 counselled 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.
Scott 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.
Dr. Kevin Everett. D.Sc.
Dr Kevin Everett served on the Board of Sir John Cass’s Foundation until January 2019 and was the Treasurer and Chairman of the Board from 2007 until 31st July 2018. Owing to Kevin’s distinguished and longstanding service to the Foundation amounting to nearly three decades, the Board unanimously decided to honour him with the title, Treasurer Emeritus.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Finance
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.