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Mr. Avi Kremer is a co-founder of Prize4Life and served as CEO from 2006-2013. He completed his MBA at Harvard Business School and a receipient of the prestigious HBS Deans Award in 2006. Prior to HBS, Avi was a project manager at Elbit Systems, and Captian in the Israeli army. Avi is the recipient of the Rand Award from the ALS Association and the 2011 Israeli Prime Minister Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a Non-Profit Organization. Avi holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Technion (Israeli Institute of Technology) in Israel.


Mr. Andrea Marano is an investor and entrepreneur active in the energy efficiency sector, where he co-founded and successfully sold an energy services company. He is a former executive at the Enel Group in Rome, as well as an assistant vice president at The Capital Group Companies in London. Andrea holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Finance and Economics from Bocconi University in Milan. Andrea has been a Chartered Financial Analyst®  Charterholder since 2002.


Dr. Nicole Szlezák, Chair of the Board, is a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she serves clients within the health care and pharmaceuticals practice. Prior to joining McKinsey, Nicole was a research fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard, where she worked on global health governance and international health and science policy. She joined Prize4Life in 2006 and served as the Chief Scientific Officer until January 2008. Before coming to Harvard, Nicole was a clinical researcher at the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, where her work focused on malaria and schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa. Nicole holds an M.D. from Humboldt University in Berlin, and an M.P.A. and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard.


Mr. Guy Yamen is a Managing Partner at TPY Capital. He is a former business analyst/engagement manager for McKinsey & Company, as well as a summer associate with Lehman Brothers and a summer analyst with Goldman Sachs. He is also a former financial reporter for the Marker Media. Guy holds an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School and an LL.B. (Law degree) and a B.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University in Israel.


Ms. Amy Yamner Jenkins is Vice President of Marketing at Education Elements. She completed her MBA at Harvard Business School where she was awarded the Horace W. Goldsmith Award for outstanding commitment to the non-profit sector. After business school, Amy spent one year at NewSchools Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy firm working to transform public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs, where she was awarded a fellowship from Harvard. In 2007, Amy joined The Monitor Group as a consultant in San Francisco, where she remained until 2012. At Monitor she focused on strategy and growth, in both the non-profit and commercial sector. Prior to HBS, she co-founded the local affiliate site of a national non-profit organization, where she was in charge of program development as well as fund-raising. She served as a teacher through Teach for America in Oakland, California and has been active on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Amy has a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College.