Our Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pritan Ambroase
Pritan Ambroase
Founder/CEO

Pritan Ambroase, founder of Humans Of Our World, started this foundation with the main goal to unite the world regardless of segregations and differences. That unity has to be taken a step further and utilized to help each other. He credits this value system to his unique education, as his entire schooling from Kindergarten to High School, was completed in 11 different schools of which 6 were boarding schools in 6 different countries and 3 different continents and multiple cities/cultures/religions/languages/segregations. After growing up in so many countries, cultures and languages, he asserts that there are more similarities than differences between us. He started his career in the entertainment industry at the age of 16 with theatre in England and went on to TV. At 19, he also became the youngest person to be funded to direct a film by funding bodies known as National Lottery, Big Boost, Unltd, etc. Although his career in the entertainment industry was taking off, he decided to start college in USA. After graduation, he spent a couple of more years working in PR, real estate and serving as the President for a group of companies. His return to entertainment was inevitable, and that started with being chosen as a brand ambassador for multiple luxury brands. He has made multiple appearances on the red carpet of the prestigious Venice Film Festival and he supports the festival wholeheartedly as they unite the world regardless of political/racial/language etc differences through the power of excellent cinema. A talk show is currently in development which Ambroase will be hosting himself. He has recently acquired a media platform and magazine which he is currently rebranding to make sure the media house focuses on substance and meaningful entertainment while staying away from gossip and scandal. The media house also combines entertainment, philanthropy and education and utilizes media as a tool for the greater good. He hopes to continue to utilize his life, his career and his various platforms to speak up for human rights, perform as an unwavering humanitarian and help causes that affect us all.

Meelan Gurung
Meelan Gurung
Director

Meelan Gurung is a business leader with a history of working in the investment management industry all over the world. Having worked in key leadership and senior management roles in United Kingdom (global tax and structuring), and Australia & New Zealand (CFO), Singapore (covering Asia) and Indonesia (as CEO, finance and tax), Meelan has developed a keen understanding of conducting and managing business within a multi-cultural and politically diverse environment in truly global enterprises. Appointed as the Group CEO (January 2013 – June 2017) to one of Avenue Capital Group’s largest investee companies in Asia – The Acuatico Group – headquartered in Singapore, which is an ASEAN-focused investor, developer and operator of water infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia. Under his tenure as CEO, the group turned around a loss-making business in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2012 to delivering a sustainable EBITDA margin of 65% for the financial period ending 2016. In Indonesia, for the water concession in Tangerang during the financial period ending 2016, the group delivered an EBITDA margin of 55% in 3 years from a loss-making business, whilst the Eastern Jakarta concession achieved a 50% margin, a level unprecedented in the concession’s history (bettering Suez’s operated and managed concession in Western Jakarta). He is currently the Senior Director in the CEO Office of Aspial Corporation, an investment holding company with 4 core businesses, namely property development, hospitality,  jewellery and financial service. Above all his professional successes, Meelan is also a family man who prioritizes his family by focusing on spending quality time with his spouse and kids, his mom and aunt, his brothers and sister. Meelan is one of the founding members of Humans Of Our World and has been a part of them team since its start. Meelan combines his professional success with the family man he is to continue providing his input, service and guidance to Humans of our World and all its humanitarian achievements, as well as future efforts.

Derick Welsh
Derick Welsh
Manager

Derick Welsh has joined the team of Humans Of Our World with many years of experience as a medical professional. Having specialized in being a part of a team that provides emergency medical care in hospitals, Derick has moved on to specializing in heart monitoring in a cardiology department. Having already received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Derick focuses on preventing illnesses before the need for a cure. He runs his own business which specializes in exercise as preventative medicine. With his experience in the medical field, he is a member of the Humans Of Our World team to help countries in need of medical welfare and disaster relief. Derick will continue to travel with Humans Of Our World and its founder to help countries all over the world with their humanitarian needs.

Dan Pincus
Dan Pincus
Director

Daniel Pincus is the founder of World Golf Network and is both an entrepreneur at heart and someone that believes in old fashioned values. His vision of WGN is built on what he knows best –  helping people connect and build strong relationships for the long-term. He has understood that the foundation of any relationship is built on trust, and to him and most of his peers, the game of golf was a way to read a person in a very short and concentrated way. Utilizing the game of golf as a focus, Mr. Pincus has amassed a giant database of CEO’s, Presidents and decision-makers. With this vast contact list, he helps the people in his selective network, meet others that are most relevant to their business needs. It is the connections within the WORLD GOLF NETWORK that fast tracks their connections to successfully grow their business. Daniel also believes that people do business with people they like, which is why he hosts events whether they are on a golf course, a restaurant or at a private event. He invites only those decision makers who have high ethics. One final note on Daniel Pincus is his belief that those who are lucky enough to be successful should support the less fortunate. As he often states, actions speak louder than words: many of his events are opportunities to bring awareness to great causes and raise money to further their work.

Sophie Ambroase
Sophie Ambroase
Director

Sophie Ambroase is a passionate philanthropist and has worked as an ardent humanitarian since her teenage years. With over 32 years of experience in the field of humanitarianism, she follows in her father’s footsteps and believes that human rights should be freely available to all. Throughout the years, Sophie has campaigned for equality and utilizes her diplomatic skills to unite multiple groups of various nationalities, religions and races to work together on projects that promote equality for women, marriage equality, abolishing world hunger, and other huge causes. She has worked in multiple countries all over the world and continues to focus on issues that affect us all. With her expertise, Sophie has helped grow Humans Of Our World into the international organization that it is today, a global organization with a local perspective.

Adwiti Subba Haffner
Adwiti Subba Haffner
Director

Adwiti Subba Haffner is an award-winning poet and sound therapist/ Yoga/meditation/Qigong teacher. She is also a freelance journalist and her major accomplishments include interviewing several famous personalities such as Erick Avari and NASA scientist Dr. Roopesh Ojha. She has self-published two books, ‘101 Motivational Tips for Your Success’ and ‘Abundance is Yours’. She has also won several Poetry Awards with the Alabama State Poetry Society. Over the past 2 decades, Adwiti has accumulated vast knowledge from authentic gurus, Zen masters and contemporary philosophers which she readily shares with her clients. She has worked with multiple celebrities and helped them with their spiritual concerns. Her view on Yoga, Meditation, and Spiritual Evolution is radically different as she believes in constantly being able to connect with bliss as a moment-to-moment practice. She serves on the board of advisors for a successful non-profit organization, Helping Hands Gulf Shores, and assists the group with their events. Adwiti helps individuals connect with happiness, joy, peace and unconditional love through various practices.

www.alivewithadwiti.com

OUR OFFICIAL CELEBRITY SPOKESPERSONS

Dame Judi Dench
Dame Judi Dench
Official Spokesperson and Supporter

Dame Judi Dench is our official spokesperson and supporter of our Humans Of Our World and Hollywood Insider’s Let’s Help Nepal Villages humanitarian campaign. She has personally donated to our Nepal humanitarian campaign.


Please donate to the Let’s Help Nepal Villages humanitarian campaign by clicking on the link:
http://www.fundrazr.com/villagesofnepal

Joanna Lumley OBE
Joanna Lumley OBE
Official Spokesperson and Supporter

Joanna Lumley OBE is our official spokesperson and supporter of our Humans Of Our World and Hollywood Insider’s Let’s Help Nepal Villages humanitarian campaign. Joanna’s statement in support of Humans Of Our World: ““It is very easy to forget broken lives and communities left behind once the storm of publicity has moved on from an area of crisis. We feel that with your help we can rebuild and restore, comfort and make safe, provide and help protect some of the most vulnerable people on earth. The Nepalis are a valiant, optimistic and determined race and the last thing they would ever do is beg: so on their behalf I would only say with all my heart please will you help us to restore their lives and homes, lost through no fault of their own.  Every single gift and donation to Humans Of Our World’s Let’s Help Nepal Villages Campaign will be treasured. Thank you so much, and Namaste.” – Joanna Lumley


Please donate to the Let’s Help Nepal Villages humanitarian campaign by clicking on the link:
http://www.fundrazr.com/villagesofnepal

Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls
Official Spokesperson and Supporter

Bear Grylls is our official spokesperson and supporter of our Humans Of Our World and Hollywood Insider’s Let’s Help Nepal Villages humanitarian campaign. Bear’s statement in support of Humans Of Our World: Any help you can give will save lives. Thank you.http://www.fundrazr.com/villagesofnepal 100% of your donations will go to Nepal villages and provide medical treatments to villagers and save women and children from trafficking.”


Please donate to the Let’s Help Nepal Villages humanitarian campaign by clicking on the link:
http://www.fundrazr.com/villagesofnepal

Amanda Holden
Amanda Holden
Official Spokesperson and Supporter

Amanda Holden is our official spokesperson and supporter of our Humans Of Our World and Hollywood Insider’s Let’s Help Nepal Villages humanitarian campaign. Amanda’s statement in support of Humans Of Our World: I have an urgent appeal, please donate immediately to http://www.fundrazr.com/villagesofnepal  | 100% of your donations will go to Nepal villages and provide medical treatments to villagers and save women/children from trafficking. I fully support Humans Of Our World’s Nepal campaign. Donate now.”


Please donate to the Let’s Help Nepal Villages humanitarian campaign by clicking on the link:
http://www.fundrazr.com/villagesofnepal

Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
Official Spokesperson and Supporter

Adrien Brody is an official supporter of Humans Of Our World’s Nepal Campaign.


Please donate to the Let’s Help Nepal Villages humanitarian campaign by clicking on the link:
http://www.fundrazr.com/villagesofnepal

OUR INFLUENCER SPOKESPERSONS

Marcel Floruss
Marcel Floruss
Supporter and Spokesperson for Humans of Our World
Andrea Denver
Andrea Denver
Supporter and Spokesperson for Humans of Our World

AMBASSADORS

Dr. Fahim Rahim
Dr. Fahim Rahim
Ambassador

Fahim Rahim is an American Nephrologist and chairman of Idaho-based JRM foundation For Humanity and Co-founder of Idaho Kidney Institute. He received the Ellis Island Medals of Honor for his contribution to achievements in dialysis and kidney care. Fahim and his brother own and operate the Idaho Kidney Institute, with offices in Pocatello, Blackfoot, and Idaho Falls. The dialysis center at Bingham Memorial Hospital specializes in the treatment of chronic kidney disease. They employ state-of-the-art procedures and therapies to treat chronic kidney disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, post kidney transplant care, internal medicine, diabetes related kidney problems, anemia and dialysis. In response to the Nepal earthquake, Rahim led a humanitarian mission with one of the largest privately funded American relief teams; this very quickly turned into one of the largest International teams with hundreds of volunteers from many countries including America, Canada, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Dubai. Dr. Fahim initiated and projected a #MillionDollarChallenge CrowdRise crowdfunding campaign to President Obama, with the goal of raising $1 Million, that went viral. The JRM Foundation raised close to $180,000 from the campaign. Fahim also wrote a Congressional letter with a petition that was signed by over 25 American and International Nepali organizations out of the US. After spending two weeks in Nepal helping with the relief efforts, Fahim returned to East Idaho and hosted a rally at Klyde Warren Park to provide quake relief to Nepal. Humans Of Our World is proud to have Fahim as our Ambassador.

Juan Carlos Arzt
Juan Carlos Arzt
Ambassador

At an early age, Juan won a global humanitarian contest after submitting a one minute speech on “Who Will You Make Peace With?”. He flew with Pritan Ambroase and the Peace One Day team to the Peace Day Concert in The Hague. His experience of giving a speech at the concert to a global audience gave him a new perspective of how the world is. His goal is WORLD PEACE and he hopes one day this can be achieved. With his studies he is preparing to succeed in his career of choice while also supporting world organizations that are fighting for peace. He asserts, “For me, being an Ambassador of Humans Of Our World is a one of the greatest opportunities and I feel very special. I hope to further the humanitarian goals of this foundation in my country and all over the world.” I am currently in high school and was recently invited by Stanford University to take some courses with their professors which enriched and expanded his mind.

Leo
Leo
Ambassador

Leo has also been a passionate humanitarian since he was 5 years old. He also raises money to help people and countries in need. Leo and his mom, dad and sister are a beautiful family who believe in humanitarianism. Logan has been an Ambassador of Humans Of Our World since 2015.

Logan
Logan
Ambassador

Logan has been a passionate humanitarian since he was 5 years old. He frequently raises money to help people and countries in need. Logan and his two moms are a beautiful family who believe in humanitarianism. Logan has been an Ambassador of Humans Of Our World since 2015.

REPRESENTATIVES

Indra Gurung
Indra Gurung
Representative

In search of excellence, he has travelled to USA, United Kingdom, India, Bhutan, China, Hongkong, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Africa and Europe. He is an ICTA certified Professional NLP Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming; Certified Holistic Coach, International Facilitator, FIREWALKING & Leadership Boot Camp certified professional. He is official partner of Makani Academy, Cyprus for Asia and Accredited Institute of ICTA-Europe for Asia. He owns Visionary Coaching, the AKASHA Wellness Studio, Hug & Heal and the Visionary International Pvt. Ltd. He serves as Executive Leadership Transformation Coach to many reputed companies like Gokarna Forest Resort, Laxmi Groups of Companies, JGI, Oxfoam, Merojobs, Real Solutions, WorldLink Communication, Sagar Infosys Groups, Fishtail Lodge Resort, Johnson & Johnson, Prime College, Kathford College, Mid Valley College, Thamserku, KASARA Resort, EO, NEYF, Fleur Himalaya, Nepal Tourism Board, National Coaches of Nepal Sports & Science Academy, Nepal Olympic Committee to name a few.

Craig Dodson
Craig Dodson
Representative

Craig is a Head of House and an English teacher in a high school in England. He strives to advocate the values and principles of Humans Of Our World in his leadership of the students in his care. Alongside this role Craig teaches English, reinforcing on a daily basis the power of communication. He is always keen to highlight to his students that a shared community and therefore a shared vision comes  through effective, positive communication. Craig strongly believes that the collective responsibility for our planet – our world community – begins with each individual, most significantly the youth of today.

Dr Samrat Shrestha
Dr Samrat Shrestha
Representative

Dr. Samrat Shrestha (MBBS) is currently preparing for his postgraduate program and he is passionate about neurological medicine. He will continue his career in neuro-medicine. For me being a doctor is about simply helping others and that is why I am proud to be a part of Humans Of Our World as a representative. I hope to serve your motto of being the change we want to see in the world. I will continue to represent this foundation in Nepal and encourage other doctors and nurses to go into villages to help those that cannot afford medical care.

Maxime Degroote
Maxime Degroote
Representative
Erika Keese
Erika Keese
Representative
Madisen Taylor
Madisen Taylor
Representative

Madisen is the executive director and partner of World Golf Network, a networking organization that promotes business development through face to face interaction within a supportive community. At the age of 19, Madisen decided to trail away from the beaten path of a college education and rather learn from experience, going on to become a key decision maker in the business world. Unbound by the conformities of both her age and gender, she was determined to have her voice heard and contribute her own transformative experiences and passions to a greater cause. Age and gender are not parameters for being a humanitarian. She hopes to strengthen the voices of the underprivileged who are often neglected and misrepresented in today’s media. Having been personally involved with some of America’s most maltreated citizens, working with organizations that funded aid to the homeless, sexually abused, and the mentally disabled, she moves forward with strong determination to make change where it is needed in the world. Using her young age as an asset rather than a constraint, she aspires to unite and empower the world’s youth to create tomorrow’s leaders and changemakers.

Lisha Siwa
Lisha Siwa
Representative

Lisha is an ex-travel professional and now works in Management Consultancy. Her passion is to see the world by exploring beyond the beaten path. She considers herself as a citizen of the world. Helping people energises her in a way nothing else can and she is a true believer that each one of us can make a difference – no matter how small or big the act may be. She wants everyone to join hands as “Humans of our World”.

Leena Siwa
Leena Siwa
Representative

Leena Siwa is a local of Folkestone in England and has spent the last decade working in Digital Marketing. She is also an avid traveler and believes in broadening her horizons to open her mind and heart. She believes in doing more, being more and giving more in order to have a truly fulfilling life and is proud to be a part of ‘Humans of our World’. She wants everyone to help each other live a better life!

Ashleigh Wykes
Ashleigh Wykes
Representative

Ashleigh has a background in business development and accounting. She holds a Diploma in Business Management and an Honors degree in Professional Accounting. Since then she has managed European communications and sales for individuals and businesses in the UK.
Most recently Ashleigh has worked in the health sector which has included working alongside expert therapists, coaches and high performance businesses in the health and wellbeing industry. Her current position is Managing Director at Home Counties Consultancy, where she is responsible for managing the delivery of health services across three counties in the south of England. She also holds a management position at UK Shaolin Temple based in Hampshire which is a non profit organisation.

Kaysheri Ann Haffner
Kaysheri Ann Haffner
Representative

Kaysheri is the founder of Helping Hands Gulf Shores, a non-profit organization for local kids in need. Kaysheri started the organization at age eleven when she heard of a seven-year-old boy who had cancer. She decided to organize a fundraiser for the boy because she thought at his age he should be out playing instead of being in a hospital bed. At age twelve she organized another fundraiser for a twenty-year-old  and raised almost $5000.
Kaysheri was awarded by Duke University Talent search, the GRAND recognition ceremony award, which only 3% of the students  (7th grade) that take the ACT qualify for within the Duke TIP program. She was also awarded the Duke TIP State recognition ceremony award and the Duke University Talent identification program award. Kaysheri is an avid  reader, writer, singer and songwriter.

WEB DEVELOPERS

Visal Perera
Visal Perera
Full Stack Web Developer

Since being born and raised for close to 18 years in the tropical island of Sri Lanka, I have been blessed enough to travel and live in countries like England, Italy, Japan, Turkey, Thailand and India. I am fluent in English, Sinhalese (my native tongue) and somewhat decent with speaking Japanese. My life’s passion is to work in front-end web development, I find myself spending most of my free time self-learning web development concepts and creating basic websites or landing pages for friends and family. Apart from that, I love taking photos with my Nikon and creating graphics and sketches. I also can’t resist a solid game of soccer or cricket (having represented my high school cricket team every year as well as represented the Sri Lankan national team for a tournament in India.) E-Mail : xtrzne@gmail.com

Mazen Ajab
Mazen Ajab
Full Stack Web Developer

I am a full stack web developer, currently living in New York City. I have a master’s Degree  in computer science from Long Island University. I have focused my energies on web development, which happily has proven itself to be wonderful decision .I strive to better myself as a developer.I am both driven and self-motivated, and i am constantly experimenting with new technologies and techniques.

Niraj Rathod
Niraj Rathod
Full Stack Web Developer

Niraj is a Full Stack Web Developer with a knack for design and user experience. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Bridgeport. He is self-motivated, quick learner,  computer enthusiast with a strong understanding of web development. He is passionate about new technologies and techniques and likes to experiment with it. He is also a good Photographer and likes to click photos of nature during free time.

Email: nirajrathod0801@gmail.com

Amruth Teja Gorantla
Amruth Teja Gorantla
Full Stack Web Developer