JOSH ETKIND, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Josh Etkind is the Lead Reservoir Engineer and Project Development Team Lead for the Mars B Olympus TLP Project working for Shell in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.  Etkind leads the Online Communities Advisory Committee that provides strategic advice to the Society of Petroleum Engineers International Board of Directors on all things digital including social networking and online collaboration.  Etkind has also played a formative role in several public energy education initiatives at the national and international level.  In recognition of his efforts both within the petroleum industry and in local and international communities, Etkind was awarded the 2004 SPE International Young Member Outstanding service award, the 2010 American Petroleum Institute Meritorious Service Award, the 2012 SPE Eastern North America Outstanding Service Award and most recently the 2013 SPE International Distinguished Service Award.

 



 

ABHISHEK ANCHLIYA, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Abhishek wants to live in a world where simplicity is embraced, sustainability is valued and not having a toilet is unheard of. As an engineer Abhishek has been recognized by the Engineers Week Foundation as the 2010 Face of Engineering and by the Society of Petroleum Engineers as the 2009 Outstanding Young Member. When he is not solving engineering problems, you can find him fiddling around with his camera, reading stories or planning his next trip. He surfs more Internet than the average human and buys more books than he could ever read. You can always find him at whereisabhi.com 

 

 



 

KARIN NUNAN, FOUNDING MEMBER AND ADVISOR

Based in London, Mrs. Nunan is a consultant on geopolitical risk and corporate social responsibility for corporations entering emerging markets.  She previously served as the Socioeconomics Advisor for ExxonMobil's projects in the Middle East, and as political advisor for Chevron in Baghdad, Iraq. Prior to her career in the oil and gas sector, she was a Foreign Service Officer for the United States Department of State in the Middle East and Central Asia. She also has experience as a Senior Project Manager for American Airlines and a Project Engineer for a global construction management company. She has travelled to or lived in over 100 countries and completed community development projects in many global locations. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Norwich University and an MBA in International Business from the University of Massachusetts. She is recently completed her Masters in International Relations and Conflict Resolution focusing on the role of Multi-National Corporations in socioeconomic development in post-conflict countries.

 



 

MARTIN BURT, BOARD MEMBER AND ADVISOR

Martin Burt, founder and CEO of Fundación Paraguaya, is a social entrepreneur who served as Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic and Head of the President’s Cabinet, Vice-Minister of Commerce and mayor of Asunción. He has received the Inter-American Development Bank’s Microfinance Award, Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneur Award, Templeton Freedom Award, World Innovation Summit in Education Award, Opportunity Collaboration Achievement Award, Ashoka Changemakers Award, and the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value. He received distinguished alumni awards from the University of the Pacific and George Washington University, the 2007 Social Innovation Award from Brigham Young University, and is an Avina Foundation leader, Eisenhower Fellow and Synergos Africa Leader and Fellow. He served twice as President of the Paraguayan-American Chamber of Commerce, is a founding board member of the Bertoni Conservation Foundation and Mbaracayu Biosphere Reserve, and a trustee of the Karatara Project in South Africa. Burt is currently a visiting professor in social entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and the American University of Nigeria in Yola. His commitment to education is featured as part of the Clinton Global Initiative. He has written books on economics, development, poetry and education.

 



 

MEAGHAN E. HEARN, BOARD MEMBER AND LEGAL ADVISOR

Meaghan is an associate attorney in the Litigation Practice Group of the Washington, DC based law firm Ackerman Brown, PLLC.  Her practice includes business formation, employment and commercial litigation, and general civil litigation.   In addition to her work with IHSAN and SFA, Meaghan serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the LGBT Bar Association of Washington, DC.  Meaghan is also a member of the Board of Directors for the State University of New York College at Cortland Alumni Association - her undergraduate alma mater.  Meaghan is active in pro bono service, and has represented clients seeking civil protection orders from the Domestic Violence Unit of the District of Columbia Superior Court.   Meaghan has also represented individuals at parole revocation hearings before the United States Parole Commission.  Meaghan received her juris doctor from Syracuse University College of Law, where she was a member of the school’s award winning national trial teams and a director of the Moot Court Honor Society.  Meaghan earned her B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York College at Cortland.