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Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors of the Thumbs Up Foundation is an international cross-industry group that possesses expertise in fields covering the full range of the foundation’s activities. The Board of Advisors is an informal board whose primary role is to further the vision, mission, and goals of the Thumbs Up Foundation by providing their knowledge, guidance, support, and direct assistance to the Foundation on specific activities or larger strategic processes within their field of expertise. All individuals have a common interest in working towards a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society. The Thumbs Up Foundation is honored to have such a diverse and experienced Board of Advisors. The current members are:

Ashie S. Hirji

AshieFounder, A Gem of an Idea, Heart in Action Enterprises Ltd.
Co-founder and Director, Asita Informatica Inc.
Technology activist, visionary and digital social entrepreneur

Nora Mahmoud

NoraInternational Youth Coordinator, the Earth Charter
Previously affiliated with various youth programs in New York, the University for Peace in Costa Rica, and UNICEF in New York, Guyana, and Panama

Playtorn Musiwa

PlaytornTour and safari guide, Afari Expeditions
Former Tour Leader and Cook, Dragoman Overseas travel
Speaking 10 African languages, substantial knowledge/experience of local topography, political, cultural and security situations throughout Africa

Sjoerd van Elferen

SjoerdLawyer, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek International Law firm
Former Volunteer, SOS Children’s Villages, Botswana

Stephen Kimanthi

StephenCommunications Technician, United Nations Somalia
Specialized in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering and Field Communications System Building

Paul K Holmes

Paul HolmesEntertainment and Event Producer
Founding & Managing Director / Strategic Developer / Producer, FEPA Group
Board of Advisors, Asita Informatica
Director of Programming, Global Arts Award – The Arty

Max Veenstra

Max Veenstra

Founder, Diginamics the new E-business company
Fiscal expert and advisor
Board member at Belastingwinkel Groningen

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