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RSA Connectors

RSA Connectors are a growing network of international Fellows who help local Fellows to organise events and collaborate on projects in their respective countries.

If you are interested in becoming an RSA Connector for your area, please read the RSA Connector guide (PDF), and contact Adanna Shallowe.

Africa

                                                                                                                      

John Minto

John Minto

Nigeria

 

John is the Managing Director of the Gede Foundation based in Nigeria. He also works with leading academics and other NGOs to ensure that mental health screening/treatment tools are ‘culturally validated’ for use in specific communities in Nigeria.

Americas

John Mitchell

John Mitchell

Canada

 

John founded InnovativeCommunities.Org Foundation which alleviates poverty and advances education in 15 countries all over the world. He believes that governments and non-profits should be open and accountable.

Eidi Cruz-Valdivieso

Eidi Cruz-Valdivieso

Mexico

 

Eidi has worked on community involvement, co-creativity and mentorship with some of the poorest communities in Mexico. She is leading a programme promoting creativity and innovation among global social entrepreneurs.

Enrique Mendizabal

Enrique Mendizabal

Peru

Lima  

Enrique is an independent policy entrepreneur. Previously based at the ODI, Enrique founded On Think Tanks a global platform to study and support policy research institutes. He is keen to meet and engage with Fellows in the Americas particularly in Peru. ...

Susannah Tantemsapya

Susannah Tantemsapya

Los Angeles, United States

 

Susannah is the founder Creative Migration, an NGO that produces and collaborates on initiatives to advance cultural diplomacy through art, social engagement and sustainable futures.

Shaun LaRose

Shaun LaRose

Chattanooga

United States  

Shaun is an art director for a primary and secondary school fine arts program. His work is aimed at fostering innovation through competitive design between students. He is always looking for new ways to bring collaborative opportunities to local artists, ...

Justin Murff

Justin Murff

Mesquite

Texas  

Justin is President of Nexgenerosity, a philanthropic consulting firm based in Dallas. He has worked for over 15 years as a media executive and has also been active in the area of public policy.

John Anthony Martinez

John Anthony Martinez

Roanoke

United States  

John is a demand drummer, songwriter, and producer. He has recorded or performed with numerous artists and is the co-author of a book about the music industry. He has been a guest speaker or lecturer at institutions internationally, including Oxford University. ...

Paul Kadetz

Paul Kadetz

Chatham

United States  

I hold the Robert Fisher Oxnam endowed Chair of Science and Society at Drew University (US) and I am a Senior Research Fellow of Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and an Associate of the China Centre for Health & Humanity at UCL. I hold a DPhil in ...

Anthony Dursi

Anthony Dursi

Washington

United States  

Anthony is Media & Communications Manager for Squire Patton Boggs in Washington DC. Anthony was previously External Relations & Outreach Manager at the Inns of Court in London, where he launched PASS, a program aimed at promoting social mobility at ...

Amber Smith

Amber Smith

Los Angeles

United States  

Amber Smith is an art museum educator who has worked in the art community since 1999, including major metropolitan art museums, university art museums, fine art galleries, and auction houses. Amber's work in the art community allows her to teach art ...

Jonathan Tavss

Jonathan Tavss

Los Angeles

United States  

John is a marketer, entrepreneur and strategist with a knack for breaking down the highly complex into simple terms to trigger new ideas and solutions. He is sought by Fortune 100 to start up companies, and is also a professor for Boston University's ...

Albert Blanton Godfrey

Albert Blanton Godfrey

North Carolina

United States  

Albert is a Joseph D. Moore Distinguished University Professor and is the Former Dean of the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. His interests include applied mathematical statistics in areas of quality management and especially in ...

Asia

Sujit S. Nair

Sujit S. Nair

Bangalore, India

 

Sujit is co-founder and vice chair of the British South India Chamber of Commerce. He is an entrepreneur who is passionate about education and enterprise promotion in India.

Pramod Emjay

Pramod Emjay

Delhi, India

 

Pramod's interests lie in the intersection of technology, society and business: a confluence that he believes is poised for the transformational work of the RSA.

Konstantinos Papangelis

Konstantinos Papangelis

Shanghai, China

 

Konstantinos is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool and an Honorary Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool (UK).He is interested in how can we use emerging technologies smartly and sustainably, and ...

Matthew Barnard

Matthew Barnard

Singapore

 

Matthew has been a Fellow since 2014 and works in education. He sees the role of the Connector as to bring RSA Fellows and others in both Singapore and the region together and to promote RSA values and initiatives.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Mauritius

 

Mark sees his role as Connector as an opportunity to promote the RSA’s philosophy, knowledge and programmes and to support local projects, ideas and individuals in Mauritius.

Tania Coke

Tania Coke

Tokyo, Japan

 

I began my career as a management consultant in London and Paris and use my business background to help Japanese business-people communicate in the international environment. I am interested in how we communicate through all dimensions of our being.

Chris Oestereich

Chris Oestereich

Thailand

 

Chris is an author and a sustainability consultant with experience of running Zero Waste programs. He is interested in helping businesses, and society at-large, find ways to meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Germen Tung Hiu Hon

Germen Tung Hiu Hon

Hong Kong

 

Germen is a University Senator and tutor of The Open University of Hong Kong and is interested in issues related to launching NGO or private enterprises in Hong Kong or China (especially in the areas of education and textile).

Australasia

Phillipa Duthie

Phillipa Duthie

Australia

 

Philipa is Executive Officer for the Board for the RSA in Australian and New Zealand.

Europe

Alain Ruche

Alain Ruche

Belgium

 

Alain's key interest is promoting and contributing to community networks of practice for meaningful social change, to improve general wellbeing. He’s inspired by mutual understanding, empathy, experience, improvisation and silence.

Mika Aaltonen

Mika Aaltonen

Finland

 

Mika is motivated by the idea that the Western materialist dream is fulfilled, and that we are looking for a second renaissance driven by individualism and the 'flat society'.

Alexandra Krawiec

Alexandra Krawiec

Poland

 

Alexandra has worked as a documentary film maker, Philharmonic Hall Managing Director and US television station representative in Europe. She holds university diplomas in International Business Negotiations and in English Philology.

Konstantinos M Pitychoutis

Konstantinos M Pitychoutis

Greece

 

Konstantinos is a lecturer in English, the professional development coordinator of the Saudi INTERLINK Language Center at Al Yamamah University and a teacher trainer at PROFILE Teacher Education Centre.

Petra Stefankova

Petra Stefankova

Bratislava

Slovakia  

Petra is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and visual artist working for international clients in advertising, publishing, editorial and animation industries. She has studied in Bratislava, Prague and London.

Ulf Hans Guenter Brandes

Ulf Hans Guenter Brandes

Berlin

Germany  

Ulf is an international development director for technology with a background in Physics, Behavioural Economics, and innovation culture. He is the author of a book, Management Y, which provides practical support organisations on the path to becoming future-oriented. ...

Jacob Mayne

Jacob Mayne

Paris

France  

Jacob is a specialist in organisational change and innovation. He is an expert in leadership coaching and a Professor in Change Strategy in an Executive Program at HEC Paris.

Middle East

Julian Williams

Julian Williams

United Arab Emirates

 

Julian Williams has been an international teacher, school leader and consultant for over 30 years. His keen interest is in school leadership and improvement and education for social responsibility.

Doreen Toutikian

Doreen Toutikian

Lebanon

 

She is the co-founder & director of MENA Design Research Center & Beirut Design Week. She is also educator on design research methods in various Lebanese universities, serving regularly as a mentor or jury member for student projects and start-ups. Doreen ...

Dr Sajed Al Mutairi

Dr Sajed Al Mutairi

Kuwait  

Expert and consultant in professional development and management of life and work stress. Dr. Sajed is a medical doctor and holds a Masters degree in occupational health from Birmingham University -UK