Philippe is an early supporter and active contributor to the GMF effort. He has spent the largest part of his career in senior executive positions at a Belgian commercial bank, accumulating more than two decades of experience in corporate finance. He has been leading the bank’s corporate division in Belgium, and established new offices for the institution in New York and Hong Kong. Having also been active in several other financial centers around the world, he has acquired a keen sense of expertise for building international businesses. His experience will be very useful for GMF’s planned expansion. Mr. Loral is a graduate of the University of Antwerp (Belgium) with a degree in commercial and financial sciences.
James Masters has worked in the IT industry for 22 years, 17 of which he spent at LRS, Inc., a U.S. based software firm. During his time as the company’s European Director, he has grown their European operation to 70 plus staff with a turnover of over $25 million. After a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo with his wife Noella, the founder of the Georges Malaika Foundation, James found a passion for GMF’s cause and decided to utilize this same professional drive to help the girls of the DRC. Since this time, he has leant his professional expertise, contacts, and copious amounts of his time to our fundraising goals.
Lauren Gilbert graduated from the University of Virginia in May, 2010, with a degree in Foreign Affairs. She currently works for LitWorld, a non-profit promoting worldwide literacy, while volunteering her time as an advisor for GMF. In the process of applying to law schools, she hopes to become an international human rights lawyer specializing in access to education and women’s and girls’ rights. Lauren is a firm believer in the power of education to empower girls to change their communities, their countries and the world.
Amini Kajunju has been executive director of the Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) since July, 2002. Prior to WIBO, Amini served as a program manager at the International Executive Service Corps (IESC), an all-volunteer organization providing free consulting services to businesses in developing countries. Amongst other professional activities and accolades, she is also on the Executive Committee of Angel Africa. Amini’s professional qualifications include: a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University, and a diploma in credit analysis from NYU School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies.
Donovan has embarked on a distinguished career as a CPA with 13 years of experience in tax and general corporate accounting. He also has served in various capacities including several committees of the New York chapter of CPA’s. Mr. Tomlinson brings his credibility and formal skills of financial control and oversight to GMF. Mr. Tomlinson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Baruch College.