Get Involved: Leadership Council

Your Expertise and Guidance Matters

Being part of the Leadership Council is the most significant way to be involved with EMpower. Our Leadership Council is comprised of committed and strategic supporters who understand the value of longer-term financial funding that enables growth and innovation. They make a meaningful and powerful commitment to EMpower’s ongoing work by supporting our vision and mission. The Leadership Council, as well as many Board Directors, cover all of EMpower's management, general and fundraising costs, enabling 100% of other donations to directly impact young lives.

Premier Underwriters

United States

  • Eric Dannheim
  • Jim Valone

United Kingdom

  • Paco Ybarra Citi
  • Jonathan Bayliss
  • Sam Finkelstein
  • Brad Wickens

Hong Kong


United States

  • Murtaza Ahmed Chiltern Street Capital
  • Eric Baurmeister
  • VR Capital
  • Frank Carroll
  • Argentem Creek Partners
  • Liquidity Finance
  • Keith Gardner
  • Tim Jensen
  • Payden & Rygel

United Kingdom

  • MarketAxess
  • James Banghart JP Morgan
  • BBVA
  • Spinnaker Capital
  • EMSO
  • Stephen Jefferies and Edward Franklin JP Morgan
  • Legal and General
  • Devan Kaloo Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Mike Lekan
  • Liquidity Finance LLP
  • Gemcorp Capital LLP
  • Cape Ann Asset Management
  • Ram Nayak Deutsche Bank
  • Pierre- Yves Bareau, Didier Lambert, Zsolt Papp JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Nick Riley BlueCrest

Hong Kong

  • Kirk Alexander
  • Sandeep Gupta Broad Peak Investment Advisors
  • Ross Hamou-Jennings Cargill
  • Modular Asset Management
  • Värde Partners
  • Susee Tang Gough


United States

  • Joana Barros-Magalhaes (Next GEN)
  • Dan Stewart (Next GEN) Schonfeld

United Kingdom

  • David Lubin

Hong Kong

  • Karishma Chanrai
Contact us to find out more about becoming a part of the Leadership Council.
Juliana Nicoletti
Francine de Boer
Singapore & Hong Kong
Henna Hemnani

Ways You Can Get Involved

Partner with EMpower Corporate sponsorships and partnerships help reach your sustainability objectives and extend our impact. Find Out More
Leadership Council Make a powerful personal or corporate commitment to EMpower’s ongoing work by supporting our long-term vision. Find Out More
Events EMpower’s in-person or virtual gatherings bring people together to support an important cause. Find Out More
Fundraising Campaigns Join or create an EMpower fundraising campaign to share EMpower’s work with your network and impact young people globally. Find Out More
Monthly Giving The Hummingbird Group is a collective of committed monthly givers on a mission to improve the lives of youth in emerging market countries. Find Out More
Planned Giving There are several ways you can make a planned gift to EMpower and leave a lasting legacy. Find Out More

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Our Board Directors and the Leadership Council underwrite all of our Management, General and Fundraising expenses, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering marginalised young people.

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