Fundraising & Partnerships
SHEEBA SEN has spent the last 10 years working across rural India on poverty alleviation initiatives; from building farmer to cup supply chains for coffee farmers in the south to heading a grassroots rural development nonprofit in the Himalayas. Three years ago she founded Alaap, a social enterprise with a mission to catalyze regeneration across India. Taking a systems approach, Alaap identifies leverage points in an ecosystem to kickstart a regenerative local economy. Currently she is designing a water project in south India. Sheeba studied International Relations at the London School of Economics followed by the Legal Practice course at the University of Oxford. She practiced at an International law firm in London for three years before returning to work in rural India.
Operations & Business Development
ADAM SGRENCI founded the Center For Infrastructure and Society as a means of bringing his two life passions together – construction and international development. Adam’s worldview was shaped at an early age by witnessing society’s exploitation of people and planet. To better understand the dynamics at play, he went on to earn degrees in Economics, Geology and International Relations. He is a student and teacher of world history, a career carpenter, and an advocate of construction workforce development.
Adam has devoted much of the last decade to helping traditional builders and ConTech firms embrace and implement strategies for workforce empowerment throughout the Americas, North and West Africa, and South Asia. He is the author of several publications on Global Social Movements, Latin American Politics, and International Infrastructure.
Strategy & Regenerative Design
PETER COUGHLAN has spent the last 25 years working on multidisciplinary teams to design products, services, environments, and systems of all shapes and sizes. He has led large organizational transformation programs with healthcare systems, multinational corporations, and governmental & non-governmental organizations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He started his professional life as a carpenter’s apprentice.
EXPERTISE & INNOVATION
RICHARD HOFMEISTER brings 3 decades of international architectural design experience to CIS. From urban and town design, site planning, residential, retail/commercial, institutional, and civic architecture. Richard is an expert with hillside and environmentally-sensitive properties. He has mastered custom architectural design within design/build/development using BIM, custom build, and prefab.
Workforce and Business Development
HILDEMIR CHACIN has a degree in Education and a specialization in the design and management of educational projects. She has focused her career on the design, coordination and execution of training plans for workers in the oil, engineering and construction industries.
Renewable Energy Technologies
With over 25 years experience in international infrastructure, Prem's focus is in manufacturing energy efficiency products & services. With the Indian government's initiative on Climate Change, he's begun to deliver turnkey services for solar power projects (executed +230MW till date).
Disaster Relief and Security
HANK GATLIN has over 35 years of experience managing people, procedures, facilities and technology applications for the US Foreign Service and private sector. He's worked with large infrastructure companies and international disaster relief organizations to help them achieve operational success.
Social Entrepreneurship and Youth Programs
MICHAEL AJAYI brings to over 10 years of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Impact Investing advisory experience at Enactus. Subject area expertise includes: stakeholder mapping and management, social impact program management, human and material resources mobilization for the common good.
Government and Labor Relations
KATHLEEN ALCORN comes from a diverse legislative and regulatory background in both government and private industry sectors. Her network expands to key emerging tech leaders throughout the world. She has a deep interests in the building and maintenance of emerging tech systems.
PARKER SLOAN has broad experience and skills with advanced construction materials, civil engineering, sales, and management. Passionate about the regenerative potential of emerging technologies and design in construction.