meet the TEAM

Kim Carter

Director, FUNDING

Kim Carter has owned and operated a vertically integrated company in the UK; was Founder/Director of publishing companies Carter & Carter Ltd. and Salt Kettle Publishing Ltd.; was Chairman/Director, Macquarie Capital Alliance International Limited; and Director, Macquarie MCG International Limited. Kim is an Independent Director of Macquarie Special Situations Fund Limited (MSSits) and three other related Macquarie entities. In addition to several other directorships, he is a founder of KATKiDS (www.katkids.com), and Co-Founder of TEDxBermuda. In 2007 Kim helped in the rescue and subsequent rehabilitation of 136 trafficked children in Nepal. The children were in appalling physical and mental condition while in the hands of traffickers, but after the rescue and many years of care, they are in good health, many going on to higher education and all have finally been reunited with their families.

Zabi Yaqeen

Director, technology and legal

Zabi Yaqeen is a media and technology lawyer, and a film producer in Toronto, Canada. In addition to acting for and against chartered banks, multinationals and individual complainants and defendants in court, Zabi has helped filmmakers, technology start-ups, media and internet companies with various aspects of their projects, with a focus on emerging media technology and adapting media distribution to the new ways in which audiences consume content. Zabi practised commercial litigation and entertainment law at Julian Heller and Associates for 8 years before starting his own practice in 2014 and focusing on Toy Stories and TAF. He has obtained degrees in both common law and civil law, and practices in English and French.

William Luu

Director, Treasurer

William Luu is a Chartered Accountant in Ontario and Bermuda, with significant experience on Canadian and Bermudian not-for-profit boards. He is currently Director and Treasurer for several not-for-profits organizations concerned with education, film and social justice issues. William brings his years of experience implementing control frameworks, financial reporting and business strategy to lead the financial front for The Abolish Foundation. William is an experienced insurance and banking specialist, with a background in publicly traded entities.

KALLY DIMOS

DIRECTOR, PARTNERS

Kally Dimos is an award- winning business development professional with 25 years in consumer goods. As the former Vice President, Business Development North America with A. Lassonde Inc, a leading manufacturer and marketer of Food and Beverages, Kally has recently formed a Business Development firm to consult and partner in new growth initiatives. With an MBA, specializing in Food and Agribusiness Management, Kally is passionate about social impact. She plans to leverage her vast network and resources to positively affect the policy environment of ethically sourcing of food and beverage ingredients.

Agam Jain

Advisor, Risk Management

Agam Jain is a qualified actuary, with more than 8 years of insurance industry and financial risk management consulting experience, having worked for PwC in the UK and KPMG in Bermuda. Since 2015 he has produced two films: independent thriller "By Any Means" was selected for and won awards at multiple international independent film festivals; and "A Piece of the Rock", a documentary highlighting world-leading instances of road crashes in Bermuda and their socio-economic impact on the island's population. To complement the documentary, he lead a highly successful road safety campaign in Bermuda in 2017, generating public momentum to urge the local authorities to take decisive action.

MARTIN SIEG

Project Manager

Martin Sieg is a digital media producer with a background in web technology and communication studies. He has been working on web-based projects since the early ‘90s: a pro-democracy newsletter; digital content for educational institutions; an online, animated American Sign Language teaching tool for children; and a variety of web and mobile applications for entertainment and learning.

Haley Wrinkle

Head of BuyFair Design & Research

Haley Wrinkle consults companies and organizations on supply chain sustainability and human rights.  She formerly co-directed the Free2Work project. Most recently, Haley worked at the International Labor Rights Forum, where she co-led a palm oil campaign that uncovered human trafficking on ethically certified plantations. Haley has worked on efforts for Not For Sale, Behind the Barcode, Conservation International, Rainforest Action Network, Direct Relief, UNI Global Union and Skymore Ventures. Her work has been featured in the Guardian, CNN, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Huffington Post, Forbes, and Fast Company.

gabriel brown

Development consultant

Gabriel Brown is a digital media professional and product development consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has spent the last six years of his career leading user experience and development of web and mobile applications for non-profit organizations and social enterprise startups including Not For Sale, LuvTap, Humanity United, The Abolish Foundation, and The Samilia Foundation. He is passionate about the use of technology in addressing social justice issues, particularly in the areas of human trafficking and gender-based violence. He currently works for the international non-profit organization TechSoup as the Director of Web Production and is a member of the board for the San Francisco Bay Area-based domestic violence agency CORA.

SANYAM JAIN

TEAM LEADER, INDIA

Sanyam has worked as an Accounts Manager for over 4 years for a boutique investment and finance company and has hands on project management experience of over 5 years. He is the founder/partner of a firm called ‘Play Floyd’ which engages in the sale of boutique musical instruments, hosts/organizes concerts featuring international artists and provides music management consultancy services. 

Pravin Madalia Parmar

Technology Consultant

Pravin Madalia Parmar has more than 10 years  of experience in various positions as Lecturer/Trainer, Software Developer, Techno-Functional Consultant, Project Manager, Director, and CEO as well as in Management & Technology Consulting. As an IT consultant Pravin works in partnership with his clients, advising them how to use information technology in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems. He works to improve the structure and efficiency of IT systems in various organizations.

SUJEESH P. NAIR

UI/UX DESIGNER

Sujeesh has over 3 years’ experience  creating usable and engaging websites and user interfaces. He worked as the lead designer and front-end developer for Toyota India, and Lexus Finance India, along with many other projects. He has a unique skill set of design strategy, user research, user interface design, and usability testing. He uses data analysis and team leadership skills to make informed decisions and takes the initiative of creating a path and vision for teams to execute.

adam craveiro

Administration Manager

Adam Craveiro is a multi-disciplinary filmmaker and educator from Toronto. He is an alumnus from both the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, and he was the recipient of both the Universal Studios Canada Scholarship in Filmmaking as well as the Norman Jewison Filmmaker Award during his time at Ryerson. He has also been a Producer and 1st Assistant Director on a number of short films and music videos. Apart from filmmaking, Adam has over seven years of experience as an ESL instructor.

REZA AHMADI

RESEARCHER

Reza is a Researcher and Program Evaluator at the Centre of Research, Policy and Program Development, an organization focused on criminal justice issues in Ontario. Reza Ahmadi has a B.A. in History from York University and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Toronto. He also has a post-graduate certificate as a Research Analyst from Humber College. Reza combines his academic and professional background to bring a multidisciplinary approach to all his work and is passionate about human rights, diversity and equality issues.

karthik devadiga

back-end developer

Karthik has worked as a Software Developer in start-ups for over 4 years. He has a strong passion for coding and his forte lies in Core Development, Android Development, Backend, Servers and Data Mining. In his free time, Karthik likes to paint and solve puzzles.

appolla sreedhar

android application developer

Sreedhar has more than 3 years’ of experience in Android Application Development. Since 2016 he has worked on 4 international Android application projects which belong to different industries including travel, rental, and entertainment. He also is a socially aware person and in his spare time, he participates in local blood donation, tree plantation and food donation campaigns.

uma sankar buddi

ios application developer

Uma Sankar Buddi is an expert in Developing iOS Applications using Xcode, Cocoa Touch and developing Android Applications using Android Studio and Ionic framework. Prior to working at Wishing Step Pictures, he worked as Mobile Application Developer for Loginworks Softwares. He has developed a number of iOS Applications for iPhone and iPad Devices. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, playing cricket and chess, and learning about new technologies.

HAROON QURESHI

Haroon Qureshi is a certified project management professional with more than fifteen years of experience under his belt in project design and management, monitoring and evaluation, business analysis, policy review and analysis, fund raising, and research. He has been engaged with the non-profit sector since 2001, and he has performed in responsible positions for the United Nations and KfW, German Development Bank. He has worked on a variety of projects on human rights, viz, poverty eradication, modern slavery, child labour and trafficking, unemployment, gender parity, refugees, green jobs, community infrastructure, community development, and occupational health and safety. His educational background includes Master of Environmental Science from Monash University, Australia, Master of Science in
Geography from Punjab University, Pakistan and PGD in Project Management and Business Analysis from CCCITM, Canada.

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