Board of Advisors

Amy W. Schulman

Ms. Schulman is a Venture Partner at Polaris Partners, serves as CEO of Arsia Therapeutics, an early stage biotech company, and is Executive Chair of SQZ Biotech. Ms. Schulman is also a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. Prior to these roles, Ms. Schulman was General Counsel, EVP, and the Business Unit Lead for Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare business. Before joining Pfizer, she was a partner at DLA Piper, where she was a member of the Board and Executive Policy Committees. Ms. Schulman is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including Fortune‘s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2013, The American Lawyer’s Top 50 Innovators 2013, and the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers Achievement Award from the American Bar Association in 2012. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1989. Ms. Schulman serves on the Board of Directors of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, BIND Therapeutics, Blue Buffalo, The Brookings Institution, and Wesleyan University.

Esi E. Ansah

Dr. Esi Ansah is a founding partner and the current CEO of Axis Human Capital Ltd. Since 2008, Esi has managed Axis, growing its client base and establishing it as a respectable partner in the human capital development industry. Esi is an Associate Professor at Ashesi University College and teaches classes including Leadership, Negotiation and Human Resource Management in the Business Administration Department. She is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Africa Leadership Initiative (West Africa), and was honored by the New York-based The Network Journal (TNJ) as one of the journal’s “Forty under Forty” African Achievers in 2010. She earned her B.A. in Psychology, International Affairs and French from the Florida State University, Master’s degrees in Social Sciences and in Public Service Management from the University of Chicago and DePaul University in Chicago, respectively and a PhD in Public Administration from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Professor. Edmund N. Delle

Prof. Edmund N. Delle is Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at University for Development Studies School of Medicine and Health (UDS), Tamale-Ghana. He is chief Consultant and Dermatologist at Rabito Clinic. He is founding member and a National Secretary of the Ghana Society of Dermatologist and Foundation fellow of Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeon and a member of the Legal and Ethics Committee of the Ghana AIDS commission. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and Hausa.

Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Director of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. He is one of the foremost and most influential American scholars and the recipient of 51 honorary degrees. He was also the recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award and has been nominated as Time 25 Most Influential Americans and on the Ebony Power 150 List. Professor Henry Louis Gates is a Board member of the New York Public Library, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Aspen Institute, Brookings Institution, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Council of Foreign Relations and cleanacwa.

Jeswald Salacuse

Jeswald Salacuse is the Henry J. Braker Professor of Law at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Prior to that he was Dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts and a Wall Street lawyer. He is the Chairman of the India Fund and Asia Tigers Fund; a lead independent director of Legg Mason funds a well as the President of the International Arbitration Council at the World Bank ICSID. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations

Keli Gadzekpo

Keli Gadzekpo is the CEO of Enterprise Group and Co-founder of the Databank Group, one of the premier investment banks in Africa. He is also the Chairman of the DataBank Foundation as well as a Director at Enterprise Group Limited and a trustee of Roman Ridge School and the Nature Conservation Research Center. Keli is a Mason Fellow (06) of the Harvard Kennedy School.

Philip Sowah

Phiip Sowah is the Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Ghana. He is the former Chief Officer of Onetouch (Vodafone Ghana) and was voted Ghana’s most respected CEO in 2010. Philip is also the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Ghana Chamber of Communications. He has over 20 years senior management experience in telecommunications, IT and management consulting with Fortune 500 companies.

Raymond McGuire

Raymond McGuire is head of Global Banking at Citigroup and former global Co-Head of M&A at Morgan Stanley. He has advised on transactions valued at over $200bn and has been named as one of the “100 Most Powerful Executives in Corp America. ” He is a Board member of De La Salle Academy, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Whitney Museum of American Art.

Stephen B. Bonner

Mr. Bonner joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in 1999 as President and Chief Executive Officer and has served as a member of the CTCA Board since 1996. In July, 2013, he assumed the new role as Executive Chairman for CTCA, and completed his role as a CTCA Executive on February 1, 2014. In September, 2014, he accepted an appointment as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Mr. Bonner has been named “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare”. He currently serves as a Lifetime Trustee of the American Architectural Foundation; Chairman of the Board of William Mitchell College of Law; Director of the Tennis Opportunity Program, as well as a Director of Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Eastern Regional Medical Center; Southeastern Regional Medical Center; and Western Regional Medical Center; and as a Trustee of Lincoln Park Zoo. Mr. Bonner earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Amherst College and a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.