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Gurinder S. Ahluwalia most recently was President and CEO of AssetMark. He has over 25 years of executive management experience with GE, Genworth Financial, and AssetMark. Gurinder led his team in its mission of Helping Advisors Build Great Businesses. They accomplished this in three primary ways: Giving independent financial advisors proven strategies to help their clients navigate volatile markets; helping them build their practices; and providing tools and guidance for managing their client relationships. Gurinder is active in his community, lending his business expertise to several human and civil rights organizations. In 2014, he championed the inaugural Bay Area Sikhlens Film Festival which was held on August 23rd, 2014. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from New York University, a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Cooper Union, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Elvis Fraser is Senior Program Officer, Evaluation, Agricultural Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He previously served as the Vice President and Director of the Evaluation and Knowledge Services Group at QED. Dr. Fraser has 20 years of experience in international and domestic development research and program evaluation. His primary expertise is in social science research and evaluation; policy analysis; economic analysis; ethnographic studies; process and impact evaluation; performance monitoring; operations research; and translational research. Dr. Fraser is experienced in working with organizations to design and development knowledge management systems. He is skilled in the application of a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods. Dr. Fraser has implemented research and evaluations of programs across different sectors including: education, workforce development, youth development, health, microenterprise, community development, and the environment. He has served as a senior consultant for different organizations including the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, Health and Human Services Agencies, and multiple foundations. Before joining the QED Group, Dr. Fraser was Vice President and Director of the Center for Applied Behavioral and Evaluation Research at the Academy for Educational Development. He was an Assistant Research Professor and Co-Principal Investigator at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Fraser has a doctorate in sociology, with a concentration on international development. He has conducted research and has published on democracy and international human rights, political instability, and the interrelationships among social, political, and economic development. He has experience working in Croatia, Russia, Egypt, Jordan, India, China, South Africa, Honduras, Peru, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Dr. Fraser has working proficiency in Egyptian Arabic and Spanish.

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Jaskaran Kaur, Co-founder and Co-Director, has authored several seminal reports on human rights abuses in India, including Protecting the Killers: A Policy if Impunity in Punjab, India, Twenty Years of Impunity: The November 1984 Pogroms of Sikhs in India, and, as a contributing author, Reduced to Ashes: The Insurgency and Human Rights in Punjab. Kaur is a 2006 Echoing Green fellow. Kaur currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Discrimination & National Security Initiative of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. From 2003 to 2005, Kaur was the recipient of the Irving R. Kaufman Fellowship from Harvard Law School. In 2001, she went to Punjab on a Harvard Human Rights Program Summer Fellowship to study the role of the judiciary in handling habeas corpus petitions filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court by families of the disappeared; her study was published in the Harvard Human Rights Journal. Kaur graduated with distinction from Yale College and Harvard Law School.

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Navneet Miller is an Account Director with Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations agency. She helps develop and execute strategic communications campaigns for corporate, environmental and healthcare clients. Ms. Miller transitioned to public relations after working for ABC News in New York. She graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and received a joint master’s degree in global media and communication from the London School of Economics and University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication.

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