Chair of the Event
Dr Nadia Millington, Senior Lecturer in Practice and the Deputy Director, MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Dr Millington’s academic credentials include a Masters in Management Organisations and Governance from LSE and an MBA from the University of Bath; gaining distinctions and top awards in both. Her PhD, also from LSE, is based on longitudinal qualitative research in Bangalore, India at one of the world’s most innovative companies. This two year experience of dealing with poverty in India, combined with her involvement in a social enterprise she co-founded in Brazil, further fuelled a passion to focus on the world’s most pressing problems of poverty and inequality. Dr Millington is also a keen contributor to the LSE Innovation and Co-creation lab which aims to empower change makers and leaders to design and scale social enterprises as a force for social transformation.
Alberto Lidji - Founder of “Do one better podcast” and former CEO of the Novak Djokovic Foundation
Alberto is originally from Argentina and has lived in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the UK. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and LSE, where he completed a Master's in Management. While Alberto was Global CEO of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, he led initiatives with the World Bank and UNICEF, and set up the Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship at Harvard University. The Do One Better! Podcast was launched by Alberto in 2019, with the clear objective of inspiring global listeners to be more philanthropic, to act more sustainably and to embrace social entrepreneurship.
Ana Maria Torres – Director of the Entrepreneurship World Cup at Global Entrepreneurship Network, and Co-Founder of Hilo Segrado
Ana Maria Torres has been adviser and consultant for governments, international organisations and private sector for over 15 years, focusing on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship at the national, regional and global level. She has developed social impact projects and has tested the most innovative models in Fintech and Sustainable Development in the Western Hemisphere, contributing to the development of national and regional entrepreneurship policies. She is the Co-Founder of Hilo Sagrado, a social business with a dual impact model that connects exclusive products that highlight rich cultural heritage with global buyers via a marketplace. Through ethical trade and a sustainable inclusive model, it seeks to have an impact on both individual artisans and their community as a whole.
Prakash Bista – President, Impact Schools
Prakash Bista graduated from LSE's MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2018. He is the Founder/President of Impact Schools, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The primary objective of Impact Schools is to build impact-driven schools and support them to be sustainable and innovative in the world’s most remote locations. Schools built and supported by Impact Schools have hostel facilities for orphans and students from extremely poor and vulnerable backgrounds, who would otherwise have no means to attend schools. These disadvantaged students get free education, room and board and all other essential care from the schools.