Dr Shariha Khalid – Executive Director & Co-Founder
Shariha is a +SocialGood Connector, one of 25 around the world. +SocialGood is a UNDP-UN Foundation-Gates Foundation platform for connecting people globally around social good issues and events, online and offline. Her on-going work in creating environments that can support the ecosystem for the social economy and social impact has received the support of international partners such as the British Council, UnLtd, Social Innovation Exchange, new economics foundation and Social Progress Imperative. Closer to home, she has been working with the Malaysian government and relevant agencies to create an enabling ecosystem to support and grow social innovation and social entrepreneurship in Malaysia.
Shariha received her degrees in design, medicine and health systems research in the United Kingdom. When she’s not busy conjuring up new ideas and solutions to address social challenges, you can find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen!
Christoffer Erichsen – CEO & Co-Founder
Chris brings 20 years of experience in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship to his role as CEO and co-founder of Scope Group.
Having founded his first company at age 17 and his first social enterprise, the Stop The Violence Movement, at age 18 Christoffer has extensive experience building and scaling innovative organisations. His passion for reinventing delivery models is further showcased by his leadership in The Human Library which model has spread to 60 countries around the world and a Substance Addiction Treatment Service for Youth.
As a process consultant Chris has led and delivered large change management, technology transfer and social innovation projects for corporate, government and multilateral donor agencies in Europe and South East Asia. He runs a range of courses in the South East Asian Region on innovation in public, private and citizen sectors with a special focus on Social Innovation and Systems Design.
Chris is trained as a GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor & Master Trainer. He is also a certified Systemic and Narrative Coach from DISPUK in Denmark.
Chris was recently awarded a CSR Leadership and Excellence Award at the World CSR Congress 2013 in Mumbai, India and is a Young Global Leaders Ambassador 2013, spoke at IESE Doing Well Doing Good 2013 and contributed to UNDP policy note on Social Innovation.
Therese Lethu is a global health specialist with over 20 years of extensive experience working with organisations such as the Global Business Coalition, the French Council of Investors in Africa and the WHO. Serving international clients from her base in Geneva, Switzerland, Therese skills include global health policy making and delivery, partnership creation, and strategic advisory. She has also founded, written in and served as editor in chief to an internationally published health journal Afrique Medicine et Santé.
Therese’s experiences at the intersection of development and responsible business are now being put toward the development of a local platform of services to advance women’s health in developing countries. She is a strong advocate of the utilization of communication technologies for social impact, and seeks to leverage cross-sector partnerships to advance access to medical care.
Therese holds a PhD in Economics and International Finance from University Paris Sorbonne
Alveena Malik has over fifteen years experience working with the UK government, private and civil society on issues of equality, cohesion and social innovation. Alveena started her career at the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) and became Head of Communities and Integration Policy, where she was responsible for promulgating new thinking around the Integration agenda and mainstreaming the agenda into Whitehall policy making. She has also held positions with the Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo), where she had lead responsibility on Education and Cohesion policy and Intercultural Dialogue, and at the Young Foundation, where she was appointed Executive Director of UpRising, its flagship social innovation project.
Alveena has held a number of senior advisory positions including Deputy Convenor of the Government’s Preventing Extremism Together (PET) Task Group, Policy Adviser to Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Special Advisor to the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee on Migration and Prevent, Faith Adviser to CLG Secretary of State’s Faith panel and Advisor to the Law Society’s Equality and Diversity Committee.
Alveena is currently Co-Chair of Maslaha a Muslim led social innovation organisation designed to promote understanding and good relations between Muslims and the wider British society.
Melinda is an entrepreneur and social innovator based in Taipei, Taiwan. Melinda has lived and worked in Denmark and Bangladesh – two global hot spots for social innovation – and has worked for Toronto-based social enterprise Social Capital Partners. Active in youth entrepreneurship, she has been on the founding team of three social organizations, including the Taipei-based Social Innovation Research Group (whose articles can be found in Scope’s Resources section).
Melinda recently graduated from The Next 36: Canada’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, and is a graduate of the University of Toronto. Melinda is supporting Scope Group for regional projects since 2012.
Millicent’s background is in government and non-governmental organisations. Most recently, she worked in the children’s rights sector in Kuala Lumpur, managing and building capacity in organisations that provide advocacy and direct services to children at risk.
Before moving to Asia, Millicent worked in San Francisco city government for ten years, focusing on service delivery, efficient and effective government and legislation.
She has a strong interest in performance management and helping NGOs advocate effectively for the causes they support. Millicent has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Stanford University.