Board of Directors

  • Peter Economides

    Chair
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    Peter Economides

    Chair

    Founder, Felix BNI


    Peter is a highly experienced global marketing and communications specialist. His work has impacted brands and consumers almost everywhere. Owner and founder of Felix BNI, Peter is a former Executive VP and Worldwide Director of Client Services at global advertising agency McCann Erickson Worldwide and Head of Global Clients at TBWA\Worldwide. He has managed and grown leading ad agencies in Greece, Mexico and the United States. He has worked with leading global brands such as Coca-Cola and Apple.

  • Jean Raazi

    Vice Chair
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    Jean Raazi

    Vice Chair

    Chief Financial Officer, Rêve En Vert


    Jean Raazi is the angel investor-turned-CFO of Rêve En Vert (“dream ingreen”), a London-based online retailer of sustainable luxury. In order to devote more time to Rêve En Vert, Jean left her role as Managing Director at Citi, where she advised institutional sales management in markets and contributed to business development and market-positioning decisions. Previously, Jean held roles at Caxton Europe Asset Management, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. Jean is also a board member of Friends of Bogardus Garden.

  • Dave Stinton

    Treasurer
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    Dave Stinton

    Treasurer

    President and CEO, Stinton Financial Group, Inc.


    Dave is currently President and CEO of Stinton Financial Group, Inc. and has more than 30 years experience in the insurance and estate planning industry. Dave founded Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta, and has held various positions on their Board since. He was also actively involved with the Make-A-Wish Canada national office and Board before joining Make-A-Wish International.

  • Gilli Sinclair

    Secretary
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    Gilli Sinclair

    Secretary

    CEO Cerebral Palsy Society, Make-A-Wish New Zealand


    Gilli has spent her career designing and developing services for children and young people with a focus on those in difficult circumstances. She has led the design and development of a variety of inter-sectoral services including child and youth health, school health, and postvention for suicide in New Zealand. She was one of the original members of Make-A-Wish New Zealand and is currently developing Make-A-Wish in the Pacific. Previously, Gilli was the Executive Officer for Pediatric Oncology Steering Group and Adoption First Steps (inter-country adoption). Currently Gilli is the CEO of the Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand and Go Baby Go New Zealand and Pacific.

  • Graham Freeman

    Director
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    Graham Freeman

    Director

    CEO, Korora Partners, Inc.


    Graham is the CEO of Korora Partners, Inc, a business he founded in 2011 to provide leadership development and support executive teams to navigate through business transitions. He has over 25 years of experience with high-technology companies  – helping build those 
businesses globally. Prior to founding Korora Partners, Graham held senior executive positions at Adobe Systems, Arbortext, Compaq and Quark. He has served 6 years on the Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay in San Francisco.

  • Carole Hakko

    Director
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    Carole Hakko

    Director

    CEO & Founder, Make-A-Wish Turkey


    Carole founded Make-A-Wish Turkey in 2005 and has been the CEO for the last ten years. She has initiated all aspects of the affiliate by designing and maintaining a successful and efficient operational system, establishing a strong board of professionals, developing a CSR project which returned a value over $1 million as well as granting over 2000 wishes. Prior to her time at Make-A-Wish Turkey, Carole had an illustrious career in the fields of advertising and photography.

  • Ajay Hinduja

    Director
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    Ajay Hinduja

    Director

    President of Finance, Hinduja Group


    Ajay is the President of Finance for the Hinduja Group. He has varied experience in the international banking arena and has served as a board member of several institutions, Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, Induslnd Bank, Gulf Oil International Limited and Hinduja Automotive, among others. The Hinduja family has been conducting its business activities for over 100 years, across Asia, Europe and America. 

  • Luciano Manzo

    Director
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    Luciano Manzo

    Director

    President & CEO, LM&Partners


    Luciano has a vast experience in international business, having worked in all 5 continents in senior leadership roles, mainly in the information and financial services industry. He served as CEO of Experian EMEA from 2008 to 2011, in his last corporate position, after 18 years of service. He has since worked with the World Bank on several projects in various emerging economies and  has consulted major private equity firms on significant acquisition projects throughout Europe. Currently, he advises various clients on strategy, managing growth and international expansion.

  • Jonathan Ross

    Director
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    Jonathan Ross

    Director

    Director, SocialFuel


    Jon is the Director of SocialFuel, a specialist social media agency based in London, UK. Jon possesses an extensive depth of experience working in a wide range of media sectors alongside many of the world’s premier companies (Unilever, Ford, IBM, Siemens, Google, Starwood, Coca-Cola, UNICEF and LVMH). He specializes in driving multi-media B2C marketing communications, brand and reputation development and go-to marketing strategies within digital and social media environments across the globe. 

  • Sang Il Park

    Director
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    Sang Il Park

    Director

    Sr. Partner, Hwang Mok Park, P.C.


    Sang Il Park represents multinational corporate clients in Korea on general corporate law, securities and finance and various cross-border transactions such as offering of securities, international joint ventures and mergers and acquisition transactions. His more noteworthy experience includes representing The Dow Chemical Company, Lone Star and also in a criminal case representing  KT, as well as numerous cross-border securitization and other structured financing transactions and advice to corporate clients for their operations in Korea.

     

    Mr. Park sits on the boards of various school foundations, charity organizations and Korean companies.

  • Markos Tambakeras

    Director
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    Markos Tambakeras

    Director

    Chairman, Xylem, Inc.


    Markos is Chairman of the Board of Xylem, Inc. and also Senior Managing Director of private equity firm, Madison Capital Partners. Markos has more than 30 years of experience in the management of technology companies. He is an expert in strategic and operational issues with global manufacturing and sales organizations especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, he spent 19 years at Honeywell serving as the President of several divisions. In addition, he serves on several boards including Loyola Marymount University, where he received his MBA in Marketing, and Arizona State University. He has a B.Sc. from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.  

  • Matt Lewis

    General Counsel
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    Matt Lewis

    General Counsel

    Partner, White & Case


    Matt Lewis delivers more than 20 years of broad-ranging experience in complex commercial disputes across industry sectors. As Litigation Partner at White & Case, Matt has broad experience in complex commercial litigation. He has represented individuals, businesses, accounting firms and other entities in jury and non-jury trials, binding arbitrations and mediations. Matt is involved in protecting the intellectual property and general business interests of businesses and individuals from industries such as accounting, manufacturing, banking, aircraft, music, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, greeting cards, apparel companies and insurance. Many of Matt's cases involve the resolution of contract disputes and securities disputes. Matt joined the Make-A-Wish International Board of Directors in 2015.