Business Fights Poverty

We are an award-winning business-led collaboration network focused on creating social impact.

our team

  • Zahid Torres-Rahman

    Zahid Torres-Rahman

    Co-Founder & CEO
    Spain

    Zahid has over 20 years’ experience in business and international development, including at PwC and HM Treasury, and is a Founder of Business Fights Poverty.

  • Yvette Torres-Rahman

    Yvette Torres-Rahman

    Co-Founder & CFO
    Spain

    Yvette has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and brand management, including at GSK, and is a Founder of Business Fights Poverty.

  • Katie Hyson

    Katie Hyson

    Director, Thought Leadership
    UK

    Katie has over 10 years' experience within multi-national businesses developing sustainability and shared value, including Barclays and O2

  • Natasha McEwen

    Natasha McEwen

    Director, Member Engagement
    UK

    Natasha has over 15 years’ experience in inclusive business and cross-sector partnerships, including at the International Business Leaders Forum.

  • Alan Yeboah

    Alan Yeboah

    Senior External Engagement Adviser
    Switzerland

    Alan has more than 10 years’ experience in strategic communication and digital engagement, serving at a global advocacy consultancy as well as a FinTech startup sourcing investments for the SDGs.

  • Annabel Beales

    Annabel Beales

    Director, Learning and Engagement
    UK

    Annabel has 10+ years experience in research and writing in the field of business and social impact, including previously for MLM Group.

  • Richard Gilbert

    Richard Gilbert

    Collaboration Director
    UK

    Richard has over 20 years’ experience in communications and stakeholder engagement, including at Weber Shandwick and Burson Marsteller.

  • David Norman

    David Norman

    Collaboration Director
    UK

    David has over 20 years’ experience in sustainable development and partnership building for companies and NGOs, including at SABMiller and WWF.

  • Alice Allan

    Alice Allan

    Collaboration Director
    UK

    Alice has 20 years' experience facilitating engagement between the private sector, civil society and government, including leading CARE’s global Women’s Economic Empowerment advocacy.

  • Sofia Ribas

    Sofia Ribas

    Challenge Researcher
    Spain

    Sofia is passionate about promoting social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, and has a background as a social entrepreneur, as well as with GIZ in Morocco.

  • Michael Salmon

    Michael Salmon

    Creative Director
    UK

    Michael has over 20 years of graphic design and branding experience across a wide variety of disciplines.

  • Daniel Alves

    Daniel Alves

    Researcher
    UK

    Daniel is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Economy at King's College London and previously worked for Ambev in Brazil.

  • Sera Mathews

    Sera Mathews

    Social Media Assistant
    United Arab Emirates

    Sera is a digital journalist keen on promoting environmental and human interest issues with prior experience at BBC Good Food Middle East.

circle of advisers

  • Jane Nelson

    Jane Nelson

    Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
    USA

    Jane has co-authored five books and over 80 publications on corporate responsibility and the role of the private sector in development.

  • David Grayson CBE

    David Grayson CBE

    Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility
    UK

    David speaks, writes and advises regularly on business, society, entrepreneurialism, and future trends for businesses and media.

  • Lisa Nichols

    Lisa Nichols

    Founder and CEO, Motivating the Masses
    USA

    Lisa is a world class coach and motivational speaker, as well as media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people.

  • Marcus Druen

    Marcus Druen

    Executive Coach
    UK

    Marcus is part strategic advisor, part executive coach, with experience supporting senior execs at the likes of Telefonica O2, Lidl, KPMG and Microsoft.

  • Gib Bulloch

    Gib Bulloch

    Founder, Craigberoch Business Decelerator
    Switzerland

    30 years' experience in cross-sector partnerships and intrapreneurship, including as Executive Director of Accenture Development Partnerships. Author of The Intrapreneur.

  • Graham Baxter

    Graham Baxter

    Independent Adviser
    UK

    Graham Baxter has over 35 years’ experience working on sustainability and responsible business, including at the International Business Leaders Forum.