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Founder & Chair
David Rodin is one of the world’s foremost authorities on ethics and organizational culture. His work has helped to transform the fields of organizational and military ethics, and he advises some of the world’s largest private and public organizations.
He is the founder and Chair of Principia Advisory the leading consultancy for conduct, ethics and culture change. Operating globally, Principia provides strategic advice at Board and CEO-level to some of the world’s largest organizations and has particular experience in the technology, banking, professional services, and third sectors. A distinguished moral philosopher, David worked for almost two decades at the University of Oxford where he was Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict and Co-Founder of the Oxford Changing Character of War program.
A Rhodes Scholar from New Zealand, David began his career at the Boston Consulting Group. In 2011 he was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a ‘Young Global Leader’, recognising the most distinguished young leaders in all fields below the age of 40.
Sarah Miller is Chief Executive at Principia. She has twenty years’ experience in global leadership roles in complex international settings, including significant strategy, people leadership and operational management responsibilities. Much of her career and expertise lies in designing and facilitating organizational change processes, focusing on the intersection of culture and conduct, political dynamics and systems and structures. Her areas of expertise include organizational development, strategy and governance, ethical decision making, diversity and inclusion and speak-up culture. Sarah has led much of Principia’s work across these domains since joining the firm in 2020.
Sarah holds an M.S. in International Affairs and has spent most of her career working extensively across the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. She began her career working on immigration, refugee resettlement, mental health and housing and homelessness issues in the United States, and continues to be actively engaged in these issues as a Board member. She is now based in Edinburgh, U.K. with her husband and two daughters.
Stacey Axten is Operations Manager at Principia. Prior to joining Principia, Stacey spent thirteen years with the Royal Navy, where she held a variety of leadership roles across HR, finance and operations. Stacey is responsible for coordinating Principia’s global operations and logistics, as well as the firm’s HR and recruitment.
Lakshmi is a law practitioner specializing in Corporate Law, M&A and Finance. At Principia, she is a Specialist Advisor and currently focuses on the intersection of ethics in M&A. Her research interest lies in Corporate Governance, Responsible Investments, Climate Policy and Sustainable Finance. Lakshmi aims to use her expertise and understanding in law, corporate governance and finance to find solutions to ethical and moral challenges faced by corporations for conducting business responsibly and sustainably.
Lakshmi previously worked within reputed law firms including as the Lead Counsel for a prominent Fintech player in India. She holds an LL.M (Finance) degree from the Institute for Law and Finance, Goethe University, Frankfurt and B.A.LL.B (Hons) from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, India.
Steven started working with Principia as a Senior Advisor in September 2020. He joined Principia from the Promontory Financial Group where he led the Group’s Australian practice, specialising in reviews of culture, governance and accountability programs and non-financial risk management frameworks in the financial sector.
His career has included leadership roles in the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the International Organisation of Securities Commission and in the compliance and risk functions of a major Australian financial institution. He has also worked in Government as a political advisor, in strategy consulting (with a focus on financial services, professional services and telecommunications), in academia and as a lawyer in an international law firm.
He currently serves on the Board of the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority and consults to the World Bank on regulatory design and architecture.
Steven holds degrees in Law and Economics from the Australian National University and an MBA from the London Business School. He has also undertaken further post-graduate studies at Queens University at Kingston, Ontario Canada and the Wharton Business School.
In his spare time, he swims, plays an average set of tennis, supports local chamber music initiatives and tends a large mountains garden.
Darren is a strategic advisor to executive teams with 20+ years of experience in helping leaders create people strategies designed to attract and motivate top talent for thriving in competitive and disruptive business environments. He is an expert in assessing organizational needs, using an integrated systems perspective. He aligns talent strategies and initiatives with the evolving needs of a business and its progressively diverse and dynamic workforce. He believes the path to resilience and sustainability is through creating a values-based culture that is equitable and inclusive.
He has experience leading in premiere organizations including DuPont, Campbell Soup Company, IBM and Raytheon Technologies. Most recently, he was the Chief People Officer of KPMG LLP and a member of its management committee. Darren earned a BA with honors in Sociology from the University of Oswego and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Sabrina Bushe is a Principal at Principia. Prior to joining Principia, Sabrina led the Advisory Services practice at Business in the Community – the UK’s largest responsible business network. She specializes in organizational diversity, inclusion and culture change, and has advised leaders across a wide range of sectors including professional services, banking, media and publishing, consumer goods and the public sector. Sabrina holds a Masters in Global Governance and Ethics from University College London.
At Principia, Mary supports data analysis and research for client projects and the development of new methodologies. She graduated from University College of London (UCL) with an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences, and from the University of Milan with a BA in Philosophy.
Parallel to her work at Principia, she is researching an area at the intersection of philosophy and psychology to answer law-related research questions. Previously, she was a Research Assistant at King’s College for the Wellcome ‘Mental Health and Justice’ Collaborative Award, and she is member of the Consulta di Bioetica in Torin. Through her work at Principia and her academic experiences, Mary has defined her long-term goal to increasingly specialise in applied ethics.
Jovana has worked on a range of organizational ethics and culture projects for Principia, including for large professional service firms, multinational banks, and international humanitarian organizations. She helps lead the analysis of the place of ethics in organizational systems, process and policy frameworks. Jovana’s consulting work also includes building ethical decision-making frameworks and leading ethical risk assessments for a range of bio-tech and ed-tech firms as well as the military.
Jovana is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa, where she also holds an appointment at the Law School and the Center for Human Rights. Jovana’s research focuses on organizational ethics, international law, military ethics and the ethics of AI.
Isabel de Bruin Cardoso brings to Principia over 15 years of consulting experience with nonprofits on detecting, preventing, and responding to misconduct, primarily relating to safeguarding, prevention of (child) sexual abuse and exploitation, and other types of inter-personal harm. She supports organizations to design and measure the effectiveness of policies and procedures and conducts trainings on ethical risk management..
She is currently a PhD candidate at the Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University in The Netherlands, where she researches unethical behavior in and by nonprofit organizations. Alongside her PhD, Isabel continues to consult for a range of nonprofits, philanthropic foundations, faith-based organizations, the UN, and the World Bank on organizational ethics. Isabel also guest-lectures at different universities and sits on several nonprofit boards.
James Dempsey is a Specialist Advisor at Principia. James started his career at Accenture Consulting before returning to academia to complete a PhD in philosophy at the University of St Andrews, and a three-year post-doc at the University of Warwick, where he also taught at Warwick Business School. His research has focused on the nature and distribution of moral responsibility in business organizations, and on moral responsibility in the 2008 financial crisis.
Linda’s work brings normative analysis to bear on issues of public concern and into organisational practice, drawing on her research in moral, political, and legal philosophy. Linda brings specific expertise to Principia on ethical decision-making, the intersection of human rights and business, and the ethical implications of artificial intelligence.
Linda is an Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University. She is also a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics in AI at the University of Oxford. Previously, Linda was a Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Linda holds a doctorate in political theory from the University of Oxford.
Emily joined Principia as Research Associate in August 2022. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Oxford and recently graduated cum laude from Utrecht University with an MA in Applied Ethics. Her research has primarily focused on areas at the intersection of ethics, economics, and technology, specifically in developing ethical governance around the involvement of children and adolescents in the digital environment.
Rabab works with Principia on ethical culture and practice, bringing her experience working across business, government, and international organizations to advance ethical and socially responsible policies and practices.
She serves as an adviser to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), having served as part of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team and as Senior Adviser for Partnerships and Outreach in the UN’s Office of the President. Previously, Rabab was the Director of the Global Network at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, where she managed the organization’s 70 global partnerships. Before this she was the Managing Partner at Sententia Management and Consulting, leading projects focused on sustainable development, government engagement, and strategic communications. She has also worked at the World Economic Forum as Associate Director for Government Engagement and International Organizations.
Rabab holds a BA in international relations and a Juris Doctor (JD) from the College of William and Mary. She speaks English, Arabic, and French, and is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Catherine Greene has over 20 years’ experience in the financial sector, much of it as an allocator to hedge funds and private equity funds. Before returning to academia, she was Director of Alternative Assets for Prudential M&G. She has PhD in Philosophy from the LSE and is now a Research Associate at the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at LSE, where her interests include the philosophy of finance, and ethics. She is a CFA Charterholder.
In her spare time, Catherine enjoys running, and writing science fiction.
Chief Strategy Officer
Rob Hayward is Chief Strategy Officer at Principia, where he also serves as Client Services Director overseeing our consulting and advisory engagements. Rob has fifteen years’ experience in C-suite strategy consulting engagements across FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies and civil society organisations including the United Nations and the World Economic Forum.
Before joining Principia, Rob spent a decade at Accenture Strategy, where he started his career in finance, private equity, and M&A before joining the firm’s growing sustainability and ESG practice. In this role, Rob led the development of Accenture’s work on ethical culture, as well as its longstanding partnership with the UN Global Compact on responsible and sustainable business.
Rob works principally in the financial, professional services, and nonprofit sectors, with a particular interest in supporting leaders to build and strengthen an ethical culture that enables their people to consistently do the right thing.
Rob is an experienced board director and charity trustee, serving on the board of Shelter, the UK’s leading housing and homelessness charity, and as Chair of Shelter Scotland.
Rob holds a degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford, and is based in Edinburgh with his wife and two children.
Beth Anne is a PhD candidate in Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Her research examines the psychology of ethics and morality – when and why do well-meaning people fall into ethical traps? Her ongoing work focuses on the psychology of dishonesty and the ethical perils of giving and taking advice.
Beth Anne’s research has been published in leading academic journals and covered in outlets such as the Financial Times and Psychology Today. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and M.Sc. in Organizational Behavior from Queen’s University, Canada.
Kei’s work at Principia draws on his academic expertise on moral and political philosophy and his prior work experience at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, a New York-based non-profit organisation devoted to research and education in ethics.
Kei is the Assistant Professor and AIAS-COFUND Fellow at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the author of Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin (Princeton University Press) as well as a number of essays and book chapters in scholarly journals, academic presses, and media and think tank outlets. He received his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and previously held fellowships at Oxford and l’Institut d’études avancées de Paris.
Christine Jakobson is an ethics researcher and advisor, helping to make the world a better place through philosophy. She has received a PhD focusing on moral philosophy from the University of Cambridge and an MSt from the University of Oxford. Christine is a 2023-2025 Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
Christine is an Associate Principal at Principia, the leading advisory firm on ethics. At Principia, she has worked across technology, finance, energy, law, audit and insurance. Christine advises executive leaders in companies ranging from Fortune 500 to SMEs and start-ups on the ethics of technology, ethical decision-making and leadership, ethical culture and strategy. Working across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, she helps some of the world’s largest companies solve their most mission-critical and complex problems.
Complementing her professional roles, Christine is frequently invited to share her work on the importance of ethics in technology in talks, interviews and panel discussions. She has been selected for the 2022 research sprint at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet Studies at Harvard University. Christine was also awarded the Women’s Impact Alliance coaching fellowship to advance her leadership, positively impact the world and be at the forefront of global change.
Dr. Ryan Jenkins is an associate professor of philosophy and a senior fellow at the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He studies the ethics of emerging technologies, especially automation, cyber war, autonomous weapons, and driverless cars. His work has appeared in journals such as Techné, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and the Journal of Military Ethics, as well as the Washington Post, Slate and Forbes.
Atoosa works with Principia to apply her academic research and business experience on the ethics of AI, ethical decision-making and foresight with our clients. Her work focuses on issues such as ethics and philosophy of AI and computing, algorithmic fairness, the roles of mathematics in empirical sciences and normative inquiry, the epistemological and social implications of mathematical and computational modelling in the socio-economic world, values in sciences and decision making, and modelling of morality. She has secondary interests in Middle Eastern (Islamic, Jewish, and Ancient Persian) philosophy.
Atoosa is a tenure-track assistant professor (Chancellor’s Fellow) in the philosophy department and the Edinburgh’s Futures Institute at the University of Edinburgh. She has served as a visiting research scientist at Google DeepMind in London and was listed as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics for 2021. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy, specializing in the philosophy of science and technology, from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and the Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD) where she worked on developing mathematical models and computational algorithms for large-scale, data-driven decision making. She was a postdoctoral research fellow for the Humanizing Machine Intelligence Grand Challenge at the Australian National University. Before that Atoosa studied engineering and mathematics in Switzerland, Sweden, and Iran.
Maryam is an organizational psychologist who seeks to make theoretical and practical contributions at the intersection of management and psychology with a focus on ethical behaviour. She brings expertise to Principia grounded in her research themes, which involve understanding 1) the dynamic nature of moral decision-making, 2) how individuals psychologically experience everyday moral encounters, 3) the complexity of managing ethnic and gender diversity as a core ethical practice for organizations, and 4) charitable giving and receiving with an interest in how the delivery of aid impacts recipients.
She is a Professor of Management and Organizations at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and the editor-in-chief of the journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Her work has appeared in scholarly publications such as Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science, and has been featured in media outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, and BBC.
Joris brings his start-up and innovation consulting experience to Principia, with a specific expertise on AI ethics. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam on the organizational operationalization of AI ethics, where he is also applying his work at de Volksbank as an Ethics & AI Specialist developing ethical governance and assessment of AI and data science applications. He is one of the founders of high-tech start-up Condi Food (Rabobank Wijffels Innovation Award 2014) and the founder of various biomedical initiatives on bacteriophages.
Joris studied in Glasgow, Buenos Aires and Leiden and graduated in 2016 in Economic Psychology, Philosophy and Film and Literary Studies. In April 2017, he received the SIDN Fund Thesis Award from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities for his Philosophy thesis. He teaches Philosophy at Post-HBO level at the Dutch Quality Register System Specialists and advises organizations, including Erasmus MC Rotterdam, in the field of innovation as a consultant.
Ben has deep expertise in the whole suite of organizational ethics capabilities, including culture change, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, values and purpose management, framework development for ethical and principled decision making, responsible innovation and ethical use, AI governance, AI risk and impact assessments, technical AI bias audits, advising and forecasting, as well as executive coaching and leadership training.
Ben is a Research Fellow in Ethics at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. Holds a visiting research fellowship at the University of Hamburg and a researcher affiliation at the Zentrum für Ethik und Philosophie in der Praxis (ZEPP) at LMU. He is also currently a Visiting Researcher at Google’s Responsible Innovation team. Benreceived my PhD in Moral Philosophy from the University of Oxford. His current research focuses on organizational and business ethics, the ethics of AI and technology, and foundational issues in normative ethics. My work has appeared in world-leading journals including Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Utilitas, and Philosophy & Economics.
Dr. Theodore Lechterman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at IE University. His research addresses questions in applied ethics through the lens of political philosophy. Recent projects include the concept of accountability in AI ethics, the ethics of combatting disinformation with AI, the ethics of selling weaponizable technology, and the ethics of democracy-enhancing robots. Lechterman is one of the organizers of the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society and a co-author (with Linda Eggert, Marco Meyer, and Wessel Reijers) of Digital Ethics for Tech Professionals. Lechterman is also known for work in business ethics and the ethics of philanthropy. His first monograph, The Tyranny of Generosity: Why Philanthropy Corrupts Our Politics and How We Can Fix It, was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press. Lechterman frequently contributes to public debates and advises organizational leaders on frontier ethical challenges in business, governance, and technology. He holds degrees from Harvard and Princeton and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford, Goethe, Hertie, and Oxford.
Veronika is a behavioural scientist, specialising on moral psychology and financial behaviour. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she conducts research on how people deal with inconsistencies in their moral judgments.
She started her professional journey as a consultant for a leading management consultancy, advising clients across different industries and geographies, primarily on strategy and sales excellence topics. Afterwards she joined an international e-commerce company as a project manager, focusing on improving cross-border trade and operational excellence. She then pivoted her career into behavioural science and worked as an advisor for the UK’s Behavioural Insights Team, designing and evaluating solutions to help people better manage their money.
Veronika holds an MSc in Behavioural Science from LSE, Postgraduate Diploma in Theology from The University of Oxford, a Master’s degree in Law from Charles University in Prague and a Master’s in Economics from the University of Economics in Prague.
Marco Meyer is a Director at Principia. Marco specialises in organizational ethics, organizational psychology, and quantitative analytics, with a focus on the financial sector. Marco teaches and researches on topics at the intersection of ethics and economics, with a focus on how concepts from moral philosophy apply to organizations operating in a competitive environment. Marco holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Economics from the University of Groningen.
Patricia advises with Principia in the areas of ethical governance, leadership, strategy and integrity systems, focusing on their interdependencies to enable sustainable, high performing organizations. She has extensive experience leading organizations through significant transformation processes as a CEO and a decade as a management consultant working with global companies, and she currently acts as a Board member and senior advisor to a range of social impact institutions, philanthropy organizations, and academia. Patricia splits her time between Spain and Germany.
Helen is a specialist advisor with Principia, supporting executive leadership teams and Boards on ethical practice. Much of her current work focuses on the ethical implications of fiduciary duties, including issues relating to interpretations of responsibilities of trusteeships from an ethical perspective. She is a Lecturer in Organizational Studies at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University where she teaches Organizational Behaviour on the Executive MBA, and an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
Her highly interdisciplinary work focuses on organizational ethics, including fiduciary duty, trust, social responsibility, and power in organizations. She is published in philosophy (ethics, ontology, epistemology), economics, business and feminist ethics, and social psychology in leading journals including Business Ethics Quarterly and Journal of Business Ethics.
Prior to academia, Helen worked in media and publishing, where she engaged with organizational culture issues regarding gender, leadership, and management in the workplace.
Helen holds an MPhil and PhD in Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge.
Michael is responsible for managing Principia’s data infrastructure and reviewing and implementing necessary security controls. He has experience in software development, infrastructure management and cyber security. He is particularly driven by a strong enthusiasm for cyber security, and brings the latest thinking and trends into Principia’s work.
Outside Principia, Michael spends time volunteering and mentoring those trying to establish a career in the IT sector. He is an active leader in the Black Codher programme in the UK which aims at empowering black women with technical skills needed to kickstart a career in the Information Technology sector.
Marta is an Associate Principal at Principia. Marta has ten years’ experience in C-suite strategy consulting engagements across FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies and non-governmental organizations including the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. Her areas of expertise include organizational development, strategy, ethical decision making, and sustainability.
At Principia, Marta leads client engagements in the area of ethical culture, ethical decision making and leadership. Marta graduated from the London School of Economics (MSc in Environmental Economics), and the University of Amsterdam (BSc in Economics and Business). Marta is an active runner and yoga enthusiast. She is a member of one of the major urban movements in Poland, Miasto Jest Nasze.
Kinanya Pijl is an Assistant Professor in Law at the Amsterdam Law School, affiliated with the Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law. She specializes in the role of law in the transition towards a socially just and environmentally sustainable economy. In particular, she focuses on the role of the financial sector in the pursuit of a sustainable economy. Her work spans across the domains of financial regulation, company law and corporate governance, contract law, property law, and organisational ethics.
Based on qualitative empirical research – 185 interviews – in the banking sectors of the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, Kinanya’s upcoming book sets out how bank employees seek to integrate concerns for the social and environmental impacts of corporate lending into their bank’s policies, systems and practices. The book provides a unique insight into the workings of sustainable banking in practice, laying the foundation for a shift in banking regulation, and the regulation of banks more broadly, needed to create a sustainable economy. Kinanya aims to use her academic insights to help companies transform the way they do business.
Wessel Reijers is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Vienna, and holds a visiting scholar position at the Technion in Haifa, as well as at the European University Institute in Florence.
Wessel’s research interests are philosophy and ethics of technology, responsible innovation, and the impact of emerging technologies on citizenship. In his current research, he explores the new mode of governance represented by social scoring systems, with the infamous Chinese Social Credit System as a central example, and is currently co-authoring a popular scientific book on social scoring and how it affects our everyday lives.
Wessel has published widely on topics including blockchain governance, hermeneutic philosophy of technology, and virtue ethics in responsible innovation. He has also recently published a monograph, Narrative and Technology Ethics, with Mark Coeckelbergh. He has book forthcoming with MIT Press, titled Blockchain Governance, with Primavera de Filippi and Morshed Mannan.
Wessel’s research and work for Principia Advisory are driven by questions on how to live well with technology, questions that are increasingly pressing in a world saturated with smart devices, artificial intelligence, and systems for automated decision-making. Wessel’s focus is on turning abstract ideas in ethical and political theory into practical applications for engineers and policy makers.
Katherine is a psychiatrist and philosopher, with an interdisciplinary knowledge of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. Her clinical practice has taken her to Afghanistan and DR Congo, with Medicins Sans Frontieres earlier in her career. She has since then practiced General Psychiatry, mainly in the UK, and also in Australia and New Zealand.
She has a PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University, NYC, in the area of Moral Psychology, with a focus on emotions. She has taught extensively on topics in Ethical Theory, Moral Psychology, and in Applied Ethics, including Biomedical Ethics; the ethics of technology (especially medical data privacy); and Environmental Ethics. She also has experience consulting on strategic planning in educational and healthcare settings.
She brings expertise to Principia on: ethical issues in the pharmaceutical industry; the use of confidential data; AI technology, especially in consultations, mental health applications, and affect research; global health ethics and NGOs; and emotional health in the workplace. These applied interests are grounded Katherine’s wider theoretical interests in emotional regulation and well-being, social cognition, self-knowledge, personality theory, effective altruism, and moral concerns about health inequalities.
Andrea works with Principia in the areas of leadership practice, team and individual behaviourchange, and the design of transformative organizational change processes. She has a deep interest in forms of collaboration around systemic challenges that perpetuate poverty, injustice and crises. She works on these issues independently in partnership with NGOs, social enterprises, and other civil society and private sector organizations and movements. Much of this work in these changing times involves organizational, team and personal transitions. Andrea accompanies teams through transitions, supporting their journeys to learn from their experiences, adapt their programming and relationships, consider new business models and changes in governance and leadership practice for greater agility and impact. Transformative action research and collaborative design are at the core of Andrea’s practice, and usually applied with multi-disciplinary teams.
Most of Andrea’s experience has been in south Asia, southern Africa and the United States, where she has worked with a number of organizations and alliances in the areas such asagriculture and livelihoods, gender equality, inclusive governance, and early childhood care and development. Previously, Andrea served in a number of senior management positions in severalcountries for the global NGO, CARE International. Her consulting practice is largely with international organizations and networks and she volunteers with a few local land and environment focused groups and movements.
Andrea received her B.A. Honours in economics from Delhi University, and her Master’s degreein Public Policy from Princeton University. She has served as Visiting Faculty at Emory University’s Masters in Development Practice Program.
Justus specialises in data science, natural language processing and methodologies for problem-analysis. He applies his skillset across a wide array of sectors, including tech, education, manufacturing, management consulting, and policy. At Principia, Justus focuses on data analysis, modelling and natural language processing. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the Freie Universität of Berlin.
With a background in social and political philosophy, Patrick brings his expertise on environmental ethics, anticipatory ethical analysis and future scenarios, and ethics of institutions to Principia. His work is on social and political philosophy, with a special focus on the concept of global and intergenerational domination in the context of climate change. Patrick also has interests in the ethics and political philosophy of emerging technologies and climate injustice.
He has served as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Global Studies Programme at the National University of Singapore, and as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Center for Ethics in Society after receiving his PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle. He has also consulted with multinational companies on the ethical implications of unfolding future scenarios.
Basheerah Soomar is a Senior Associate at Principia. She has worked across multiple ethical culture, conduct and capability building projects in the tech, professional services and sustainable energy sectors. Basheerah began her career in consumer goods consulting and analytics across Southern Africa and the Middle East before transitioning to public sector consulting and delivery in South Africa. She has also worked as a strategy analyst in a start-up environment for an organization aiming to empower small business owners in previously marginalised communities with limited access to resources.
Basheerah graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Futures Studies at the University of Stellenbosch. In her spare time, Basheerah participates in activist and advocacy movements around human rights, particularly for those living under oppressive regimes.
Tuukka is an experienced social scientist and consultant with a focus on the creative process in entrepreneurship, design and regenerative innovation. His work aligns with Principia’s commitment to helping organisations rethink what it means to be sustainable, ethical and inclusive in the 21st century.
Tuukka holds the role of Reader (research professor) in Regenerative Creativity at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and he is also affiliated with UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (STEaPP). He teaches graduate students across several courses and units linked to creativity, innovation management, entrepreneurship theory, social innovation as well as research methods.
Tuukka’s work has been published in top peer-reviewed journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Journal for Social Entrepreneurship. He has also previously published a monograph on youth policy in Japan (Routledge) as well as two co-edited volumes. Tuukka holds MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Oxford as well as an undergraduate degree from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan.
George Tsai is Associate Professor of Philosophy, and affiliated member of the Center for Chinese Studies, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His B.A. (Economics and Moral & Political Thought double major) is from Amherst College, and Ph.D. in Philosophy is from the University of California, Berkeley.
Before pursuing academic philosophy, he worked at Morgan Stanley as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division (General Industrials Group) in the New York office.
He has also been a Research Fellow at the Australian National University and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies of LMU-Munich.
His research interests are in moral and political philosophy, broadly understood to encompass contemporary analytic and cross-cultural (esp. Chinese) perspectives on these subjects, as well as such related areas as moral psychology and philosophy of law. His publications have focused on the moral complexity of relationships. He has published articles in venues including: Philosophy and Public Affairs, Journal of Political Philosophy, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Social Theory and Practice, Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Philosophy East and West, and Journal of Chinese Philosophy.
Kate Vredenburgh is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the London School of Economics. Her research focuses questions in the ethics of AI, organizational ethics, and scientific methodology. She has written on algorithmic fairness, explainable AI, and workplace participation, among other topics, and brings more than four years experience in ethics advising.
Previously, Kate was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Human-Centered AI (HAI) and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. She has also worked as a visiting scientist at Meta’s Responsible AI team. She holds her PhD in Philosophy from Harvard University.
Anahí Wiedenbrüg is a Leverhulme Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Working at the intersections of political theory and political economy, her work focuses on drawing out the normative implications and socio-political impact of developments in the international financial architecture since the breakdown of the post-war system. Her applied research on sovereign debt and her theoretical work on responsibility of individual actors for complex social process has been published in leading journals.
Outside of academia, Dr Wiedenbrüg has extensive experience in working in multilateral forums, having worked as an advisor to the Economic and Social Council of the UN, the European Commission, and the Argentine Ministry of the Economy. Dr Wiedenbrüg has also represented Argentina in the G20’s finance track on topics including the reform of the international architecture for sovereign debt restructuring, the enhancement of the Global Financial Safety Net, and development finance.
Dr Wiedenbrüg holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and a MPhil from the University of Oxford.
Sopé brings her expertise to Principia on corporate governance and ethical systems and policies, while full time serving as Professor and the head of the department of Mercantile Law and the deputy director of the African Procurement Law Unit, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She specializes in public and private sector governance, integrity and ethics, public procurement, anti-corruption law and sustainable development law, and much of her consulting work focuses on assessing the governance systems and frameworks of multi-national corporations to assess their suitability, effectiveness and alignment with global best practices.
Sopé is a Vice-Chair of the anti-corruption sub-committee of the International Bar Association and a member of Transparency International’s Working Group on Debarment and Exclusion, advises international institutions and government bodies and trains the public and the private sector in ethics and anti-corruption law.