A volunteer group of trusted non-profit leaders and other senior professionals, contributing strategic advice, connections, subject matter expertise, and keeping UA BWB team on track and doing the right things the right way.
Elena Helmy is a former management consultant now leveraging her business skills and a vast professional network to make a positive difference in the world. With over a decade of experience in the social finance and impact space, Elena currently leads the global grants and impact investments portfolio of Virgin Unite, the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group and the Branson family. She was born and raised in Ukraine, and spent six years living and working in East Africa, before moving to the UK where she currently lives with her husband and two daughters. Elena has a degree in international economics and an MBA from Said Business School, University of Oxford. In March 2022, she helped to set up UA Brokers Without Borders, where she currently sits on the Advisory Board and supports the team in building a successful non-profit, fundraising, and partnerships.
Kieran Bligh is a Humanitarian Supply Chain professional who has led high-impact humanitarian response programs at WHO, WFP, and USAID. Since transitioning from a career as chef leading award-winning restaurants, where he accidentally discovered his passion for supply chain, he has gone on to implement & strengthen large-scale global health and food security operations reaching the world’s most vulnerable. Kieran is also deeply passionate about securing safe pathways to asylum for people who become displaced due to conflict, food insecurity, and natural/man-made disasters.
Founder of Zdorovi National Humanitarian Aid Agency, which provides targeted aid to medical institutions throughout Ukraine in the form of medicines, medical instruments, and equipment. Senior expert on communication and marketing in the medical field. Natalia supports our organization with insights about the latest needs in Ukrainian hospitals, as well as she provides all the logistical support for aid we send to Ukraine.