TEAM

ADVISORY BOARD

Don SuttonMexico Director
As the director of Capax World’s work in Mexico, Don draws upon his background in construction, education, project management and more, to develop and implement programs including micro-agriculture, bunkbeds for orphans, and maker spaces that provide people with tools to build and innovate. Having lived and worked in the US and Mexico, Don combines strategy with compassion, to build lasting change. When he is not planning or constructing, Don enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters and dogs.
Andrew AmeduriAdvisor
Andrew assists Capax World with project development, combining a passion for helping the poor with experience that includes project management, energy/clean energy, youth leadership, media and social media. An avid outdoorsman and traveler, in his off-time Andrew enjoys technology, hiking, exploring off-road wilderness regions, and touring international destinations. His journeys have taken him to Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and the United Kingdom.
Christine AmeduriAdvisor
Christine has broad public health experience, and a passion for bringing healthcare to the world’s poor. Christine has worked with diverse underserved populations, in addition to private family medical practice. In the remote town of Kotzebue, Alaska, which is inaccessible by roads, Christine provided healthcare to native Eskimos, provided radio and air support to locally-trained village health aids, and stabilized critical emergency cases for transport. She also provided medical care to Navajos on their reservation, through the Indian Health Service, and to the local Chamorros of Guam. Christine did a rotation of high-risk obstetrics at Los Angeles County Hospital, which served mostly Hispanic migrant workers and many undocumented immigrants. She also worked at a community health clinic in Salt Lake City, which provided healthcare to the underserved on a sliding-fee scale, and which served many Southeast Asian refugees.

Christine earned an MD from the Medical College of Ohio, and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Utah. In addition to practicing medicine, she has taught, lectured, and consulted with companies regarding healthcare delivery. She has traveled throughout the world, including kayaking in the Gulf of Alaska, climbing El Capitan, backpacking through rural China, and scuba diving in the barrier reefs of Palau. For fun, she enjoys reading, hiking, volunteering with science fairs to encourage the next generation of scientists and healthcare providers, and spending time with her husband and three children.

DIRECTORS & MANAGEMENT

Jim AmeduriChairman of the Board (United States)
Jim is the CEO & Managing Partner of Alizé Ventures. His broad background and extensive experience in leading and building companies, understanding the ebb and flow of capital markets, and investing globally adds value to the companies of which he is a part.

Prior to establishing his own firm in 1992, Jim worked as a financier and investment manager, including time at Dean Witter Reynolds and First Interstate Bank, NA. Since 1992, he has built and managed a succession of operating businesses, and has structured business transactions for partner and affiliates’ capital totaling over US $10 billion. His restructure work has often focused on operations and capital efficiency, and managing turbulent periods of company growth, acquisition or decline.

Jim earned a BS in Finance from Youngstown State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an Eagle Scout. Jim is a Director of the Arizona State University Foundation Investment Committee, the Arizona Community Foundation Investment Committee, and the Arizona Public Safety Pension Plan. He and his wife of 28 years live in Scottsdale, Arizona, and have three children.

Huy SamboDirector (Cambodia)
Sambo brings to Capax World a broad business, consulting, entrepreneurial and agricultural background. His entrepreneurial spirit was evident at a young age, when as a school boy in Takeo province he worked as a tractor- and truck-driver to earn money for his family. He has extensive experience in agricultural production, supply chain, management and export. After high school, Sambo was offered a four-year scholarship to Maharishi Vedic University in Prey Veng province, where he earned a degree in Business Administration, with a focus on Accounting.

In addition to being a Director of Capax World Cambodia Organization and overseeing Capax’s agriculture initiatives, including the Tonle Chum Model Farm and the Glorious Families Program, Sambo serves on the boards of several businesses and social enterprises. He was a founder and CEO of the Quality Career Institute of Cambodia, and is a member of the Cambodia Investor Club (CIC), Cooperative Empire Group, Partners for World Peace (PWP), and Conversations with Foreigners.

Warren Te BruggeDirector (United States)
Warren brings to Capax World more than 25 years of experience in the private, public and government sectors in more than 40 countries. His charitable efforts have been focused in poor, rural villages, working primarily with mothers and children in struggling communities. Warren enjoys bringing communities together to identify needs, develop and implement plans of action, and create opportunities for everyone through education, social enterprise and support.

In 1998, Warren founded the international consulting firm Manzimvula Ventures, Inc., through which he led corporations to enter global markets and improve operating results in the manufacturing, distribution, technology, and healthcare sectors. Warren helped client corporations increase their focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility in order to achieve social and environmental success while still addressing core operating issues to further improve financial performance. He has built and led cross-cultural teams, fostering development of thriving, international operations, and has united organizational cultures for a multitude of client organizations. Warren pioneered the ‘Integrative Strategy Approach’ that engages entire organizations, helping leaders, teams and individuals to move from silos to unity, from intent to action, and from purpose to productivity.

Before establishing his own firm, Warren worked for several Canadian, South African and transnational corporations, including USANA Canada, Nextra Technologies, Compugen Group, Wellington Trust, Sbarro, and Comprifix/Emseal. He studied Commerce, Economics and Finance at the University of South Africa. Warren is a Six Sigma blackbelt, and enjoys hiking, photography, horses, scuba diving and bungee jumping. Warren is married with three children, and lives in Minnesota.

Om Seng BoraAdvisor (Cambodia)
Bora, a native Cambodian, utilizes his extensive business and leadership background to help individuals and communities throughout Cambodia, through education, entrepreneurship training, financial literacy and life skills training, and other Capax World programs. In his leadership and training roles, Bora shares his heart for the poor and commitment to social responsibility with the next generation of leaders.

In 2004, Bora became the youngest CEO in the history of VisionFund Cambodia, one of the leading microfinance institutions in Cambodia, with more than 600 staff, total assets of nearly US $27 million, and branch offices throughout Cambodia. Prior to joining VisionFund, he served as a board member of Cambodia Microfinance Association, an internal audit manager for World Vision Cambodia, and an auditor for Ernst & Young. After leaving VisionFund Cambodia in 2009, Bora successfully founded and led a number of private and social institutions, including Aplus Consulting, CEO and Entrepreneur Development Center of Aplus School for Professionals, Cambodia Microfinance Institute, Help Our Homeland Association, and the Cambodia Trainer Association. He has consulted with microfinance institutions, private companies, and NGOs, and trained more than 10,000 people, including entrepreneurs, CEOs, managers, employees, civil servants and students.

Bora was born in the Kampong Thom province of Cambodia during the Pol Pot regime, in 1977, the oldest of eight children in a poor family. He has dedicated his life to sharing with his fellow countrymen how they, like he, can escape a life of chronic poverty, and substitute a mindset of leadership and sustainability in its place. Bora holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with an accounting specialization, as well as a workplace assessor certification from Melbourne University. Bora and his family live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In addition to public speaking engagements, he has been interviewed in television and radio broadcasts, newspapers and business magazines for his insights into youth and life leadership empowerment, and organizational and entrepreneurship development.

Kendall BaldwinSecretary/Treasurer (United States)
Kendall has spent the past 30 years working across the fields of science, technology, media, energy, and investment banking. In the 1980s, she ran a cell biology research laboratory at Arizona State University, and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She later worked in print journalism, as an award-winning health and science reporter at Tribune Newspapers. Since 1992, she has been a partner with Alizé Ventures, working in global business development. In 2011, Kendall helped found Capax World, where she enjoys working with international teams to design and implement sustainable solutions to poverty and malnutrition, using a holistic approach that incorporates agriculture and financial/business skills with other key development areas, including education, clean water/sanitation, housing, healthcare and energy.

Kendall graduated Summa Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa from Arizona State University, and also holds an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Outside the office, Kendall enjoys spending time with her husband and children, and studying ways to make the world a better place.