2013 GDLE - Speakers

Featured Speaker:
Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy
Founder and Director
Barefoot College

Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy received his formal education in The Doon School (1956-62) and St. Stephens College Delhi University (1962-1967). He was the Indian National Squash Champion in 1965, 1967 and 1971. His “real” education started when he dug open wells for drinking water as an unskilled labourer for 5 years (1967-1971).

It was after he was exposed to the most extraordinary knowledge and skills that the rural poor have that he established the only fully solar electrified Barefoot College in the deserts of Rajasthan in India 40 years ago. It is the only College in India built by the poor and managed by the rural poor who earn less than $ 1/day. Almost the only College left in India that respects and practices the work style and life style of Mahatma Gandhi. It is a College where the teacher is the learner and the learner the teacher. It is the only College in India where traditional knowledge and practical skills of the poor are given more importance and priority than paper degrees or qualifications.  Prof. Roy is a  great believer in Mark Twain who said, “Never Let School Interfere with your Education.”

In the 20 years that the demystified and decentralized community based Barefoot approach has been implemented in over 30 of the Least Developed Countries, a total of 36,000 houses in 1,024 villages have been solar electrified by nearly 300 illiterate rural grandmothers. Without using the written or spoken word they have been trained in 6 months using only sign language in India in the Barefoot College to be solar engineers under a scheme called ITEC of the Government of India.

The approach and work of the Barefoot College has been recognized globally: (AGFUND) Award for promoting Volunteerism, From HRH Talal Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, Geneva, Switzerland (2001); The Stockholm Challenge Award for Information Technology (Category Environment) Stockholm Sweden (October 2002); Schwab Foundation Award for Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum (2002); The Tech Museum For Innovation Benefiting Humanity, The NASDEQ Stock Market Education Award, San Jose California (November 2002); St. Andrews Prize for the Environment, Scotland (May 2003); Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy, UK (2003); Tyler Prize, California, USA (April 2004); Skoll Foundation (2005); US$1 million ALCAN Award for Sustainability (2006); SUEZ Environment-Water for All Foundation-Prize Paris (July 2009); Robert Hill Award For Promotion of Solar Energy: 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Hamburg Germany (September 2009); Sierra Club Environment Award (2009); Conde Nast Environmental Award, USA (2009); and the Blue Planet Prize, Japan (2011).

Bunker Roy was identified as one of the 50 environmentalists who could save the planet by The Guardian in 2008 and as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2010.
Confirmed Speakers:

Paul P. Andrews
Vice President, International Affairs

Paul Andrews is Vice President and Managing Director of FINRA’s International Affairs Department. In this capacity, he directs all international engagements. Among other things, he has led FINRA’s efforts to establish strong working relationships to harmonize and improve regulation with key regulators and regulatory bodies outside of the U.S. including the Financial Services Authority in the UK, the European Securities and Markets Authority, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers of France, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários - CVM (Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil). He also leads FINRA’s efforts at IOSCO – the International Organization of Securities Commissions and COSRA – the Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas. He heads the Ahead of the Curve Working Group as part of IOSCO’s Self Regulatory Organizations Consultative Committee.

During his time at FINRA, Mr. Andrews has led a number significant international projects, including serving as the senior member of a FINRA team to advise the SEBI on market regulation issues and the implementation of a new integrated market surveillance system and assisting the Saudi Capital Markets Authority develop its policies, processes and procedures for market surveillance, enforcement, inspections, authorization, and corporate finance. In addition, he led a project with the Singapore Stock Exchange in assessing the risk related to clearing and settlement. He also led the establishment of a Master’s Degree and Diploma program with the UK’s University of Reading to provide education and training courses for practicing compliance and regulation professionals. When he first joined FINRA (then NASD) in 1998, he served as Counsel to Chairman and CEO Frank Zarb.

Prior to joining FINRA, Mr. Andrews spent eight years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  During this time, he worked in the Division of Market Regulation and the Office of the General Counsel.  In these capacities, he led the international affairs office in Market Regulation, analyzed various legal and policy issues concerning the structure of securities markets, market intermediaries, and dispute resolution.  Prior to the SEC, Mr. Andrews spent four years in private legal practice in Washington, DC.

Manish Choudhary
Managing Director
Pitney Bowes (Software), India

Currently the Managing Director at Pitney Bowes, Software division in India, Manish is one of the youngest awarded exemplary leaders in the Indian corporate world. He is also the Vice President, Product and Solution Development, Pitney Bowes Engineering WW. In his current role, he is responsible for establishing and managing the complete range of operations, and overseeing the delivery and execution of Pitney Bowes’ vision & strategy in India. This includes the management of Pitney Bowes’ R&D, Global Professional Services and Support, based out of Noida and Pune.

Manish has been associated with Pitney Bowes for more than ten years. He started his journey with the company at its Headquarter in New York. In 2007, he moved to India as an expatriate to start-up the India operations. As the first employee of the company, Manish was responsible for setting up the India operations and lead cross-functional teams to deliver value, consistently, on business goals. Manish has played an instrumental role in shaping the company’s growth to over 600 people strong team within 5 years, with 40+ different product teams in his leadership and two strategically important centers in the country. Over the years, Manish has built a proven track record of strategy development and driving organizational change and is passionate about innovation, building new businesses and connecting with & developing people.

And in the journey, the setup has earned 13 top accolades in the country including Great Place to Work 2012, Aon Hewitt’s Top Company for Leaders 2011, DataQuest Top 20, NASSCOM HR awards, Asia’s Best Employer and many more.

Manish has been instrumental in driving strategic transformation of Pitney Bowes Inc. and delivering value through India operations in Noida – which is now the largest center for Pitney Bowes Software worldwide. He has also recently set up new operations in Pune, which will also be delivering cutting edge engineering to the parent organization.

Manish is Chair- IT, Delhi Management Association, a core member of NASSCOM Regional Council, India CEO Forum, Founding member of Catalyst India, Delhi Chamber of Commerce, Indo- US Chamber of Commerce, European Union Chamber of Commerce, TiE and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). His thought leadership on technology and organizational development is widely acknowledged and is a known speaker and chair in various forums like NASSCOM, World BPO Forum, Delhi Management Association, Geospatial forums, Human Resource Network, India CMO, Telecom, BFSI & other CIO conclaves.

He holds an MBA from Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Los Angles and Executive MBA from NUS Business School, National University of Singapore and was also a part of Harvard Business School’s executive education program in 2012. He has a Master’s degree from University of Akron, Ohio and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.

Meagan C. Fallone
Senior Advisor
Barefoot College

Meagan Carnahan Fallone is the founder of MFC Art Consulting, sourcing and supplying artwork and accessories to the luxury hotel market. Her work has won international awards for design and can be found on virtually every continent. Through her extensive travel in sourcing and developing artwork and accessories to the hotel industry, Meagan began Esprit MFC to aid and encourage women’s micro-financed efforts, refugee cooperatives and social entrepreneurship in developing countries. All proceeds are used to fund educational scholarships for women and girls in Nepal, India and Africa. Meagan is also a partner in Esprit Heliski SA, an Italian based heliskiing operation.

Most recently, Meagan has accepted a position as Senior Advisor to Barefoot College, an award winning social enterprise, based in India. Her interest in philanthropy includes a long involvement with, Human Rights Watch, Playing for Change, and Giving Women. She speaks regularly on the modern spectrum of philanthropy and the power of its role to drive change. Her personal passions include mountaineering, kite surfing, photography, and Eastern religions. Originally from New Zealand, she was educated in the United States and United Kingdom and holds a BFA in Fine Arts and an MA in History of Art. She lives in Switzerland with her three children Nicholas, Ian and Julian.

Michelle Greene
Vice President, Head of Corporate Responsibility
NYSE Euronext

Michelle Greene is Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility for NYSE Euronext, overseeing the company’s global corporate responsibility efforts.  She is responsible for NYSE Euronext’s internal corporate responsibility policies and initiatives, and for developing programs to leverage and enhance efforts of NYSE Euronext listed companies, promoting collaboration and cooperation on issues of common interest.  In addition, she is the Executive Director of the NYSE Foundation.  Previously, Ms. Greene served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Education and Financial Access at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she advised senior Treasury and Administration officials on policy and legislation involving all aspects of financial access and financial education and helped drive the development of major new policy initiatives in this area.  She also served as Executive Director of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and as a member of the White House Council on Women and Girls.  She began her service in the Obama Administration as a Senior Advisor in Domestic Finance focused on the financial crisis.  Previously, Ms. Greene was Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets at Treasury from 1998 through 2001.

Ms. Greene’s professional experience includes working as a consultant for McKinsey & Co., Inc. and serving as the Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She began her career practicing corporate law in Washington, D.C. 

Ms. Greene serves on several advisory boards, including for the Corporate Responsibility Officers’ Association, the Conference Board’s Sustainability Initiative, and Net Impact, as well as on non-profit Boards of Directors, including CFED, a national organization working to create economic opportunity that alleviates poverty, and Junior Achievement NY.  Ms. Greene received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Erika Karp
Managing Director, Head of Global Sector Research
UBS Investment Bank

Erika Karp chairs the UBS Global Investment Review Committee and manages a team of sector analysts and strategists around the world. She sits on the UBS Securities Research Executive Committee and the Environmental and Human Rights Committee of the UBS Group Executive Board.   Erika created and drives products including the UBS Q-Series®, the Global I/O®, and the "UBS Global Portfolio Manager's Spotlight" which synthesizes top UBS investment themes and ideas each week. Her work has been featured by Investment Dealer's Digest, Euromoney, the Financial Times, BloombergBusinessweek, Wall Street Week, Investor Relations Magazine Magazine and Forbes to which she is a regular contributor.

Erika’s work in driving global collaboration across the capital markets has led to her having been named among the nation's "Top 50 Women in Wealth" by AdvisorOne. She is a founding Board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Erika also sits on the Program Design Advisory Council for Harvard Business School's Executive Education Program on "Innovating for Sustainability". She is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital, and represents UBS at events including those of the OECD, the UN Global Compact and PRI,  GMI Ratings, Deloitte, Tomorrow’s Company (UK), the Smith School at Oxford University, the EPA, and the White House.

Erika sits on the Board of the world's largest GLBT Synagogue (CBST), the Global Advisory Committee of Earth Day Network's WAGE Campaign, and has served on the national Board of GLSEN.  She holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University, a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, and began her career as an Account Representative at IBM Corporation.

Timothy E. Lee
Vice President, Global Manufacturing and
President, International Operations

Tim Lee was appointed president, GM International Operations (GMIO), effective December 4, 2009. Based at GMIO's headquarters in Shanghai, China, he oversees GM's operations in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, as well as Chevrolet Europe. He was appointed to the Opel Supervisory Board in November 2011. He is also chairman of both GM Korea Company and Shanghai GM.

On July 16, 2012, he took on the additional role of GM vice president, Global Manufacturing. He has oversight for GM’s manufacturing operations around the world as well as responsibility for global manufacturing engineering, labor relations, safety, and manufacturing strategy and planning.

Lee had served as GM group vice president of Global Manufacturing and Labor Relations, focusing on the customer at the place where it all begins – the plant floor.

Prior to that assignment, Lee was GM North America vice president of Manufacturing from January 1, 2006 to July 31, 2009, and was a member of GM's North American Strategy Board.

While in Zurich, Switzerland, Lee was GM vice president of Manufacturing, and was responsible for all GM vehicle manufacturing and assembly plants in Europe. Earlier in his career, Lee gained additional international experience directing product and manufacturing planning for Isuzu Motors in Japan, where he was named vice president of Corporate and Product Planning and a member of the Board of Directors.

Lee's broad automotive experience started as a student intern with GM in 1969. He worked his way from manufacturing, labor relations and personnel positions into various senior manufacturing posts. Lee served as plant manager at several GM plants in the U.S., and was the executive director of Manufacturing Engineering.

Originally from Lorain, Ohio, Lee received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial administration from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a Master of Science degree in industrial administration from Purdue University. In September 2011, he received the Magnolia Award from the Shanghai Municipal Government for his contributions to the economic and social development of Shanghai.
Cristina Mancini
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing
20th Century Fox Television Distribution

In her capacity as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Cristina Mancini oversees all global marketing and publicity activities for one of the world’s largest distributors of motion picture and television programming. 

Responsible for Publicity, Creative Services, Corporate Communications, and Online Web and Social Media Activity, Ms. Mancini’s teams create and manage marketing and publicity support for all television distribution initiatives.

As the primary architect of marketing strategy for all international content sales markets and key publicity events, Ms. Mancini has been instrumental in developing a worldwide perspective through her work with festivals, international broadcasters, domestic television production groups, and the division’s own sales offices across the globe.  

Ms. Mancini has most notably overseen the development of many groundbreaking, award-winning promotional and advertising campaigns for international hits such as GLEE, MODERN FAMILY, SIMPSONS, 24, the global launch of TOUCH as well as the forthcoming major drama series THE AMERICANS produced by FX Productions.

Before joining Fox, Ms. Mancini held management positions at several other studios including: Universal Studios, New Line and Warner Brothers.

Javier Palomarez
President and CEO
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Javier Palomarez is the President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the leading advocate for more than 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses and over 200 local Hispanic chambersand business organizations throughout the United States. Prior to the USHCC, Palomarez served as Vice President of Multicultural Marketing at ING Financial Services, where he was recruited to lead diversity outreach programs. He was responsible for marketing, sponsorships, public relations and external communications to help position this global leader in the financial services industry.

Palomarez is one of the nation’s pre-eminent multi-cultural sales and marketing executives. He is a sought-after spokesperson, thought-leader and strategist on the issues affecting America’s consumers, particularly those in the Hispanic community. His opinions and points of view have appeared in leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and many others.

Palomarez began his career at Allstate Insurance Corporation where he worked to initiate the industry’s first fully-integrated, nationwide Hispanic marketing, sales and service campaign. Following his tenure at Allstate, Palomarez was recruited by Sprint, Inc., where he rose through the ranks to become the Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations. He holds a degree in Finance from the University of Texas – Pan American.

Palomarez has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise by former United States Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke. He also serves on the FCC Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Board. He is a member of Pfizer’s Small Business Advisory Council, as well as Aetna’s Latino Advisory Council and the Comcast NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. Javier serves on Senator Robert Menendez’ Working Group on Corporate Diversity, on theCASEnergy Business, Labor and Minority Steering Committee, and is a director of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). He was recently named “One of the 75 Most Influential Hispanics” by PODER Magazine and one of the “Top 100” by Latino Leaders Magazine. Palomarez was also named by the BBC as one of 'Ten Latinos Who Made History in 2012.'

Deepa Purushothaman
Principal, Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Deepa Purushothaman is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology practice.  She focuses on mergers and acquisitions and business transformation.  Her clients include both domestic carriers and international wireless providers and she has worked with key executives to manage complex integrations and launches across the globe. 

Deepa currently advises a global wireless company with operations across South America.  She has helped her client redefine their operating model and focus on revenue generating and cost focused initiatives.  She has also executed one of the largest global Network outsourcing deals in the industry.

Within Deloitte, Deepa has served on the CEO’s Advisory Council.  She focuses on ongoing partner development and the transition into the Partnership for newly admitted Partners.  As the national leader of Deloitte’s Asian Business Resource Group, Deepa oversees strategies that align to Deloitte’s overall diversity goals.  She is also developing thought ware to address how to manage, motivate, and retain the growing number of Asians in corporate America.  Deepa is being called upon to present the material and engage on the topic at national conferences.

Outside Deloitte, Deepa is helping to establish Avasara, the first leadership academy targeting young women in India.  Deepa is recipient of Consulting Magazine 2011 Women Leaders in Consulting Future Leaders Award. 

Deepa has a Master’s degree in Public Policy with a Concentration in Negotiation Studies and Conflict Resolution from Harvard University; she holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy from Wellesley College. 

Scott S. Smith
Senior Vice President, Human Resources Operations


Mr. Smith was appointed to his current role of Sr. Vice-President of Human Resources Operations in October 2011. In this role, Mr. Smith primarily oversees Learning Services, Staffing, International HR Operations, HR support for mergers and acquisitions, and HR/Labor finance support under the umbrella of Talent Operations.

In his prior role, Mr. Smith was Vice-President of Staffing where he merged several legacy staffing organizations, employment branding, hiring processes and applicant tracking systems into a single model that supports bargained thru general management external hiring, campus recruiting, global temporary labor acquisition and all internal employee movement for the company. In total, ~70K payroll and non-payroll worker positions for AT&T are filled annually thru the support of Mr. Smith’s organization.

For a short time, Mr. Smith also had responsibility to lead HR Generalist activities for the AT&T Business Sales, Service and Marketing organizations.

Originally from Oklahoma, Mr. Smith graduated from Baylor University in Texas with a Bachelors degree in Finance in 1989 and then with an MBA in 1990. In August of that year, Mr. Smith started his career at Southwestern Bell in Dallas in their Finance Operations organization.

During the early years of Mr. Smith’s career, he worked in several areas of Customer Billing management before moving to the Human Resources organization in 1996 as a Staffing Manager. In 1998, Mr. Smith relocated to San Antonio to lead the South Texas Management Staffing Center for what was known then as SBC Communications. In 1999, Mr. Smith moved to SBC’s IT organization to lead one of the company’s payroll conversions after one of their many mergers. Soon after the completion of that project, Mr. Smith became Chief of Staff for SBC’s Chief Information Officer.

From 2001 thru 2004, Mr. Smith returned to Human Resources to become Executive Director of HR for SBC’s IT organization, and then subsequently for SBC’s Chief Technology Organization. In latter 2004, Mr. Smith was appointed to lead the company’s HR Operations team in the design and implementation of their HR Operations organization – an integral part of their overall HR Services Delivery model. Among a number of accomplishments in that position, Mr. Smith led the design and implementation of AT&T’s Human Resources call center, data management center and single employee web portal. Internal to AT&T, this aggregated customer care and self-service model is entitled OneStop.

Mr. Smith relocated to Dallas with the Corporate Headquarters move of AT&T in the fall of 2008. Mr. Smith is married, has two children, and resides in Frisco, Texas. He is active in his church, his children’s school, Legacy Christian Academy, and several professional organizations including Board membership for Dallas Workforce Solutions and in an advisory capacity with Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), now Enactus. His hobbies include running, skiing, basketball, volunteering, coaching and “all things family.”

Brian Tippens
Director of Energy & Sustainability and IFM Program

In this role Brian is responsible for Global Energy and Sustainability Management across HP’s real estate portfolio. He also leads the Global Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) and Energy Management Programs.

Brian is a 12 year veteran of HP, with over 2 decades of experience in the IT industry. He has a strong background and record of leadership in the field of sustainability. His most recent role in HP was Global Procurement Director of Compliance & Social Responsibility. In this role Brian was an instrumental member of GP’s Executive Leadership Team, overseeing several horizontal procurement programs including: Social Responsibility Risk & Compliance, Mergers Acquisitions Divestitures & Outsourcing (MADO) and Environmentally Sustainable Procurement across GP’s indirect and services spend map.

Additionally, in his five years as a member of the GP Executive Leadership Team, Brian built a Supplier Diversity and Small Business program which enabled significant HP revenue by ensuring a globally inclusive supply chain, and helped to architect and implement HP’s Strategic Supplier Development program which focuses on delivering new value for HP from its top strategic suppliers through innovation and collaboration and awarding the coveted “HP Supplier of the Year” award.

Prior to joining Global Procurement, Brian spent several years overseeing several large scale strategic supplier relationships as a member of the HP Direct Procurement Supply Chain team. Brian also was part of HP’s Legal team supporting the OpenView Software business, and provided legal support to Intel Corporation’s manufacturing business.

A sought after speaker and thought leader in sustainability, Brian is a board member or advisor to several external organizations including Operation HOPE and the Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University. Brian earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, CA, and his Bachelor of Science (BS) from the University of San Francisco.

Christine M. Tricoli
Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management
NYSE Euronext

Christine M. Tricoli is the Senior Vice President of Global Talent Management at NYSE Euronext. She is responsible for Leadership and Management Development Programs; Executive Orientation, Top 100 Leadership Forum, Succession Planning, Emerging Talent, Performance Management, Employee Engagement Survey, NYXU Corporate University, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Mentoring Circles, Innovation Program, Global Recognition and Global Career Guide.  She is also a founding member of the NYSE Euronext Corporate Responsibility Forum.

Ms. Tricoli has been in her current position since 2008 and joined the company in 2001.  Previously she had been Head of Human Resources at William S. Hein & Co. Inc.   Ms. Tricoli earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Canisius College.

A seasoned corporate executive with more than 20 years of experience in human resources, Ms. Tricoli has worked with Fortune 500 companies, and in industries such as financial services, publishing, and manufacturing. Her areas of expertise include talent management, strategic planning, organizational development, recruitment, benefits redesign, payroll administration, performance management, change management, executive consulting, mentoring, labor relations and policy development.

Ms. Tricoli is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, The Financial Women’s Association, the Human Resources Association of New York, The National Association of Italian American Women, and Canisius College Alumni Association. She is also a member of the NYSE Euronext Diversity Council.
Alicin Williamson
The Raben Group

Alicin Williamson brings nearly 20 years of experience in public affairs and strategic planning to The Raben Group.

Alicin most recently served as the senior vice president of public affairs and corporate responsibility for MTV Networks. While at MTV Networks, which is made up of MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Logo, and Vh1, she crafted award-winning public affairs initiatives and strategies.  As an executive advisor for global inclusion, Alicin helped guide the company’s diversity agenda and developed strategies to create movements through multimedia.  Key to her work has been building creative funding and strategic partnerships with foundations, non-profit organizations, corporations and government agencies.

In 2010, Alicin helped raise $66 million for Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake, and her work in disseminating the grants was widely praised.   Prior to MTV Networks, Alicin was a program officer and project director at the Fund for the City of New York, an operating foundation that builds capacity for both NYC non-profit organizations and city government agencies.  She began her career in Washington working with the Children’s Defense Fund on youth development and education issues.

Alicin serves on the boards of the USO and the New York Urban League and is the former board chair of the National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications, the cable industry’s diversity organization. A Tufts University graduate, she is an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Alicin is also fluent in Spanish and conversant in Italian.