Candice Beaumont


A Pioneer Of Finance: At Tiie Intersection Of Investment Wisdom And Philanthropic Impulse. Global Financial Maven

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“Candice Beaumont stands as a monumental figure in the world of finance, exemplifying the very essence of the GOOD Fellows Awards. Her forward-thinking strategies and dedication to sustainable investment mirror the values that we hold in the highest regard.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Candice Beaumont serves as Chairman of the Salsano Group, a Panama based family office & conglomerate invested in private equity. She is also Chief Investment Officer of L Investments, a single-family office invested in public and private equity. She oversees all capital allocation decisions for the internal fund of funds as well as the direct investment portfolio. Ms. Beaumont has been a speaker at numerous family office and invest­ment conferences globally and is a NYU Stern Family Office Council member serving on the Steering Commit­tee.

She also served on the Steering Committee of the Yale University School of Management College of Family Offices, as well as the Princeton University Council of Family Offices and Endowments. Ms.Beaumont is a member of the Board of Directors of numerous SPACs including Clean Earth Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: CLINU), Israel Acquisitions Corp (Nasdaq: ISRLU) is an Advisor to Athena Technology Acquisition Corp (NYSE: ATHN.U) and Advisor to Springwater Situations Corp. (NASDAQ: SWSSU).

She also serves on the board of GoLogiq, Inc. (OTC: GOLQ), a U.5.-based global provider of fintech and consumer data analytics. Candice is an Advisory Board member of the Family Office Association, a global mem­bership organization exclusive to single family offices and families of significant wealth, as well as a com­mittee member of the 1640 Society that caters to single family offices & ultra high net worth families. Candice was a member of the Board of Directors of I2BF Venture Fund II, a FSA regulated clean tech venture capital firm with offices in Dubai, New York, & London as well as an Advisory Board member of The Luxury Fund. 

She was also advisor to New Frontier Bio, a private investment arm of the Kennedy family, which co-founds, develops, and finances early stage innova­tive healthcare companies that have the potential to achieve validation, by transforming millions of lives and creating highly valuable businesses.

Jitendra Bissessur



GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“In Jitendra Bissessur, we see the tireless guardian of Mauritius’s rich economic tapestry. His astute command over economic canvases and his visionary brushstrokes promise a future that’s vibrant and diverse. He personifies the very spirit of GOOD Fellows – a fusion of mastery and foresight in service of a prosperous world.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

In the ever-evolving world of finance and investment, Jitendra Bissessur stands tall as a lighthouse guiding the Mauritius Investment Corporation(MIC) Ltd., through the sometimes tumultuous waters of global wealth.

With a steadfast hand at the helm, he navigates the intricacies of central banking, monetary policy, and investment strategies with the dexterity and poise of a seasoned captain. As Chief Executive Ocer of MIC Ltd., Jitendra Bissessur has crafted a rich tapestry of successes and innovations.

His remarkable skill set, which includes analytical proficiency and extensive knowledge in economic research is a cornerstone in the foundation of MIC’s significant presence in Mauritius and beyond. Under his leadership, the organization has been an anchor of stability and a source of strategic investment opportunities.

It comes as no surprise that the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) recognized the clear and purposeful the trajectory of Mr. Bissessur’s career by honoring him with one of the inaugural GOOD Fellows Awards. This distinguished accolade acknowledges the individuals whose unwavering integrity and innovative thinking shapes the global wealth landscape.

In Jitendra Bissessur, we see a beacon of excellence and dedication to ethical wealth management. His ability to not only foresee economic trends but also to create pragmatic and responsible strategies is nothing short of exemplary. His work reflects the caliber of leadership and innovation that is not just commendable but essential in today’s global economic environment.

Fanny M. Cornejo

Fanny M.

A Guardian Of Nature: Protecting The Delicate Tapestry Of Biodiversity Renowned Conservationist

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“Fanny M Cornejo’s dedication to the protection of threatened fauna stands as a testament to what the GOOD Fellows Awards represent. Her relentless pursuit of conservation and her role in reshaping the landscape of environmental stewardship is nothing short of inspiring.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Fanny M. Cornejo is a Peruvian biologist with a postgrad­uate degree in anthropology and with more than 16 years of experience in research and conservation of threatened fauna in Peru, with emphasis on the Tropical Andes. She is co-founder and current executive director of the Yunk­awasi Civil Association, where she works focused on the creation and management of conservation units, biologi­cal and social research, conservation education programs and promotion of sustainable development of local com­munities. Fanny is also a member and vice president for Peru of the Primate Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and a member of the CITES expert committee of the Ministry of the Environment of Peru.

 Her work has been recognized by several organizations; In 2014 she received the Medal of Honor of the Order of Merit for Peruvian women for her outstanding profes­sional activity from the Ministry of Women and Vulnera­ble Peoples of the Peruvian Government and was the first recipient of the Sabin Prize for the Conservation of Primates from the Sabin Family Foundation and Conser­vation International. In 2019. he contributed to the Minis­try of the Environment and the Central Reserve Bank of Peru in the launch of a 1 Peruvian Nuevo Sol coin inspired by the yellow-tailed woolly monkey. with the coin based on one of his photographs of this species.

In this year, 2023, she has been announced as the inaugural winner of the Emerging Conservationist Award, an award given by the prestigious Indianapolis Prize, for her career and contribution to the conserva­tion of threatened primates in Peru such as the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, the Andean night monkey and the monkey machin of Tumbes. She has also received the “Carlos Ponce del Prado Conservation Award” in the category of ‘Artificer of Conservation'” for her contribution to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in Peru. In addition, she has been included by Forbes magazine as one of the 50 most powerful women in Peru.

Lord Meghnad Desai



An Intellectual Beacon: Navigating The Confluence of Economics Academia, And Politics World Renowned Economist

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“Lord Meghnad Desai, my esteemed professor and dear friend, embodies the quintessence of the GOOD Fellow Award. Through the tapestry of his scholarship and the nurturing warmth of his mentorship, he has touched not only my life but the lives of countless others. As a beacon of wisdom and intellect, he reflects the very core of what GOOD Fellows represents – a boundless passion for enlightenment and a commitment to nurturing generations.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Lord Meghnad Desai’s odyssey through the realms of economics, academia, and politics is nothing short of legendary. An economist with an astute understanding of the intricacies of global markets, a professor whose insights have shaped minds, and a statesman who has wielded influence at the highest echelons, Lord Desai’s career is an exemplar of intellectual prowess and purposeful dedication.

Born in India and having charted a path that led him to the United Kingdom, Lord Desai’s journey is imbued with the richness of two cultures. His meritorious service in the field of economics was recognized when he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest Civilians honors. His acclaim, however, stretches far beyond the subcontinent.

As Professor Emeritus of the London School of Economics, Lord Desai has been an intellectual pillar in one of the world’s most prestigious institutions. His academic pursuits are characterized by an inexhaustible curiosity and a relentless ÿuest to dissect and understand the forces that shape the economic fate of nations. In the political arena, Lord Desai’s contributions have been eÿually impactful.

His ennoblement as a life peer in the UK’s House of Lords, under the title Baron Desai, of St Clement Danes in the City of Westminster, speaks volumes about the weight of his insights and the respect he commands. Here, his words not only reverberate through the halls of Westminster but are instrumental in shaping policies and debates.

At the SWFI Global Wealth Forum, Lord Meghnad Desai’s presence was akin to the convergence of a fountain of knowledge. His erudition and extensive experience greatly enriched the discussions, providing attendees with a rare and profound insight into the tapestry of global economics. 

What is particularly striking about Lord Desai is his ability to seamlessly traverse the worlds of academia and politics, ensuring that scholarly insights are not confined to the halls of universities but find their way into the annals of policy-making. His eloÿuent and informed advocacy has been an invaluable asset in the discourse on economics and wealth management.

Alejandra Guajardo


A Multifaceted Mexican-Salvadoran Beauty Queen, Ballet Dancer, and Bitcoin Advocate, Promoting Financial Literacy and Empowerment

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“Alejandra Guajardo’s vibrant fusion of cultural advocacy and financial empowerment through Bitcoin brings a refreshing and impact­ful narrative to the GOOD Fellows stage, embodying the progressive ethos that SWFI champions in the landscape of global investment and social change.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Alejandra Guajardo, crowned Miss Universe El Salvador 2022, has emerged as a prominent advocate for Bitcoin and a notable figure in both the beauty pageant and cryptocurrency worlds. Her unique blend of talents and passions paints a picture of a multi-dimensional individ­ual dedicated to making a meaningful impact in various spheres. 

Born in Cancun, Quintana Rao, Mexico, Guajardo’s bicul­tural Mexican-Salvadoran heritage has provided her with a diverse perspective that she brings to her advocacy and professional endeavors. A professional ballet dancer, Guajardo’s artistic and disciplined side is evident in her performance and presence. Her multilingual abilities, with fluency in Spanish, English, French, and Italian, further demonstrate her capacity to connect with a wide range of communities. 

Guajardo’s education in International Trade has equipped her with a solid understanding of global commerce dynamics, a knowledge base that she effectively inte­grates into her advocacy work. Her academic background is complemented by her engagement in technology and fashion. On International Women’s Day, she launched a 30-piece Ordinal collection, underscoring her commit­ment to advocating for gender equality and economic empowerment in tech-related fields. This initiative reflects her belief that women can also be leaders in the technology industry.

In the realm of pageantry, Guajardo’s participation in the 71st Miss Universe pageant as Miss Universe El Salvador 2022 was particularly noteworthy. During the national costume competition, she made a bold statement by donning a Bitcoin-themed outfit. This attire, designed by Salvadoran artist and fashion designer Francisco Guerre­ro, depicted the evolution of currency in El Salvador, from cacao to colon, the US dollar, and Bitcoin. Her appearance on the Miss Universe stage was not just a display of national pride but also a synchronized advocacy effort with El Salvador’s national cryptocurrency strategies. 

Guajardo’s Bitcoin advocacy extends beyond the pag­eant stage. She actively promotes the adoption of Bitcoin on social media and public appearances, emphasizing its potential for financial empowerment. Her encouragement for individuals to share their knowledge of Bitcoin, especially with women, aligns with her vision of a positive future for El Salvador. Through her Bitcoin-themed attire at Miss Universe, she aimed to catalyze Salvadorans’ understanding of Bitcoin’s potential, supporting the nation’s strategy to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.

In addition to her pageant and advocacy work, Guajar­do pursues modeling, further expanding her influence in the fashion industry. Her profile as a beauty queen, ballet dancer, Bitcoin advocate, and model showcases her multifaceted approach to engaging with local and global audiences on significant economic and social issues. 

Alejandra Guajardo’s journey is a testament to the power of combining artistic expression, academic rigor, and social advocacy. Through her diverse plat­forms and initiatives, she strives to make a positive impact, advocating for financial empowerment, gender equality, and showcasing the potential of modern economic transitions.

Jeff Hoffman


A Visionary Entrepreneur: Bridging The Chasm Between Business Savvy And Humanitarian Aspirations

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“Jeff Hoffman’s entrepreneurial spirit, combined with his heart for global development, embodies the epitome of the GOOD Fellows Awards. His dedication to merging business excellence with humanitarian outreach has not only inspired budding entrepreneurs but has also left an indelible mark on our global society.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Jeff Hoffman is an award-winning global entrepreneur, proven CEO. worldwide motivational speaker, bestselling author, Hollywood film producer, a producer of a Grammy Award winning jazz album, and executive producer of an Emmy Award winning television show. He is an Executive Producer and stars in the groundbreaking new TV series GOING PUBLIC. a show where viewers worldwide can invest in the startups that Jeff is mentoring on the air. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private compa­nies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known successful startups, including­, and more. 

Jeff is the Chairman of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, which works with entrepreneurs in 200 coun­tries, as well as being a founding board member of The Unreasonable Group, whose portfolio companies have raised over $71 billion in funding and have positively impacted more than one billion lives worldwide. He is also on the Advisory Board of CEED Global, the Centers for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development, teach­ing entrepreneurship globally in developing countries. Jeff has supported the White House, the State Depart­ment, the United Nations, and similar organizations internationally on economic growth initiatives and entre­preneurship programs.

Jeff is the Managing Partner of Jeff Hoffman Advisory Services, a strategic consulting firm that teaches expo­nential growth to business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as teaching innovation strategies to corporations and governments worldwide. Jeff serves on the boards of companies in the US, Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa, and Asia. He supports entrepreneurs and small businesses on a worldwide basis. Jeff is also the founder and CEO of World Youth Horizons. a non-profit organization providing homes. schools. food. and health care to children in need around the globe.

Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, having been invited to speak in over 70 countries. He speaks on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and business leader­ship, and is the author of the book SCALE, a how-to guide for growing your business. Jeff also teaches innovation workshops to major corporations on a regular basis. 

Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Matthew Hurn – OBE

Hurn - OBE


GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“Matthew Hurn, with the poise and resilience of an intrepid mariner, navigates the tempestuous waters of global finance. His unyielding tenacity serves as a guiding star. To him, this GOOD Fellows Award is a salute; for he shows us the mettle, determination, and wisdom required to brave the storms.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

In the sphere of global finance, certain individuals become the standard-bearers of innovation, vision, and positive change. Among these distinguished trailblazers is Matthew Hurn OBE, whose exemplary career as CFO of Disruptive Investments at Mubadala Investment Company has charted new courses in the world of wealth management.

As the custodian of a staggering $270 billion portfolio that stretches across six continents and various sectors, Mr. Hurn’s discerning eye has been pivotal in steering investments toward next-generation companies and technologies.

His three decades of cross-sector international experience, encompassing finance, corporate finance, treasury, and risk management, have fortified him with an exceptional ability to identify, cultivate, and capitalize on opportunities that shape the future.

However, Matthew Hurn’s illustrious career is not merely the story of an astute financier. It is equally a chronicle of a visionary committed to leaving an indelible mark on society. His engagement with early-stage start-ups, as a mentor and investor, reflects a deep-seated desire to foster innovation and drive positive change.

The breadth and depth of his contributions to UK-UAE financial relations earned him the prestigious Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2021. The accolades, however, did not stop there. His recent crowning as a “Good Fellows” at the SWFI Global Wealth Conference is a testimony to his enduring impact as a thought leader and guardian of global wealth.

H. E. Udaya Indrarathna

H.E. Udaya


GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“H.E. Udaya Indrarathna, a transformative legend and a diplomatic global wealth sculptor in the truest sense, shapes human destinies with hands that carve futures. His multifaceted brilliance exemplifies the GOOD Fellows’ spirit – of shaping a world where the potential is not just recognized but nurtured to its zenith.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

In a world inundated with leaders and diplomats, there are those whose impact transcends borders and conventions; H.E. Udaya Indrarathna is such a luminary. As the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and an illustrious Chairman & Chief Executive officer of London Executive Coaching and Consulting, his multifaceted contributions to executive coaching, consulting and wealth management are exemplary.

His remarkable alchemy of diplomatic acumen and transformative leadership development has established him as an indomitable force in the international sphere. H.E. Udaya Indrarathna’s astuteness is not confined to his ambassadorial role; his ingenuity as a pioneer in Executive coaching is manifested in the widely acclaimed “7 Day-Mini MBA” program.

This innovation, under his aegis, has transformed the leadership canvas and empowered a myriad of aspiring business leaders to navigate the intricacies of corporate life with poise and efficacy. As a former senior advisor to the Abu Dhabi and UAE governments, H.E.Udaya Indrarathna’s sagacious insights have been invaluable. His ability to discern, comprehend, and influence policy at the highest echelons of governance speak volumes of his prowess in the arena of international relations.

What distinguishes H.E. Udaya Indrarathna is his unrelenting pursuit of excellence in developing human capital and fostering economic growth. His coaching and consulting endeavors are a testament to his belief in the the boundless potential of individuals, and his diplomatic engagements reinforce his dedication to building bridges amongst nations for collective prosperity.

In recognition of his exceptional leadership and immeasurable contributions, H.E. Udaya Indrarathna was bestowed with the distinguished “Good Fellows” award at the SWFI Global Wealth Conference in London. This accolade is not only a tribute to his individual accomplishments but also a reflection of the profound the impact he continues to have on a global scale.

Lord Mayor Nicholas Lyons

Lord Mayor
Nicholas Lyons


GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“Lord Mayor Nicholas Lyons, a veritable steward of London’s rich financial heritage, stands as the vanguard of prosperity. His stewardship marries tradition with innovation, embodying the values we hold dear at GOOD Fellows – an unyielding dedication to economic progress in harmonious balance with legacy.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

At the helm of one of the world’s most venerated and historic financial epicenters, Lord Mayor Nicholas Lyons has assumed a mantle that dates back over 800 years. As the 694th Lord Mayor of London, he occupies an once steeped in tradition, yet his vision is unequivocally directed towards a future of economic innovation, sustainability, and global collaboration.

Lord Mayor Nicholas Lyons’ position is one of immense responsibility and influence. His engagements span continents as he leads business delegations across borders, forging stronger ties between the City of London and the global economic community. With every handshake, every dialogue, and every policy advocacy, he exemplifies the spirit of partnership that is crucial to the development and prosperity of nations. One of his cardinal pursuits has been to champion the UK’s financial and professional services industry.

Through judicious engagement with the government representatives and stakeholders, he ensures that London’s voice is heard and its interests are represented. But his advocacy goes beyond the borders of the City; he is a torchbearer for the UK’s position as a global investment hub and a nexus of economic opportunities.

Sustainable growth and prosperity lie at the heart of Lord Mayor Nicholas Lyons’ mission. In a rapidly evolving global landscape, he recognizes the necessity of adaptable and sustainable practices. His emphasis on forging not just economic, but ethical and environmentally-conscious bonds, reflects the zeitgeist of a new era.

Peter McCormack


A Prominent Bitcoin Advocate and Podcaster, Challenging Traditional Financial Systems Through Cryptocurrency Education and Advocacy

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“Peter McCormack exemplifies the spirit of’ the GOOD Fellows Award; his unwavering commitment to the democratization of finance through Bitcoin and his bold voice in the world of cryptocurrency resonate deeply with SWFI’s mission of transparency and innovation in global wealth management.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Peter McCormack is a distinguished advocate for Bitcoin, known for his vocal support and extensive contributions to the cryptocurrency sphere as a podcaster and former advertising guru. His forthright opinions and deep involvement in the cryptocurrency world have marked him as a pivotal figure in advocating for the potential of Bitcoin to redefine traditional financial frameworks. 

McCormack’s advocacy is most prominently highlighted through his role as the host of the “What Bitcoin Did” podcast. This podcast has become a central hub for Bitcoin discussions, attracting a wide audience within the cryptocurrency community. In his show, McCormack conducts in-depth interviews with industry pioneers, discussing various facets of Bitcoin, including development, privacy, investment, and adoption. His ability to elucidate complex topics has made his podcast one of the most influential platforms in the cryptocurrency space. 

Apart from his podcasting success, McCormack is known for his bold public stances. He challenges conventional investment wisdom by advocating for Bitcoin as a superior form of money. His views are not confined to his podcast; they resonate across various platforms where he actively participates in Bitcoin discourse. In April 2019, McCormack’s advocacy took a dramatic turn when he accused Craig Wright of fraudulently claiming to be Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. This accusation led to a libel lawsuit in the UI<, which garnered substantial support from the Bitcoin community for McCormack, highlighting his influential role in the sector. 

McCormack’s contributions extend beyond oral discourse; he has penned numerous articles on Bitcoin, demonstrating his active involvement in cryptocurrency conversations. He also expresses concerns regarding the participation of traditional financial entities like BlackRock in the Bitcoin space, fearing potential adverse effects despite the possibility of price appreciation.

Beyond his Bitcoin-centric endeavors, McCormack’s professional pursuits include hosting the “Defiance” podcast, where he engages with mainstream political discourse, indicating his willingness to delve into discussions beyond cryptocurrency. Additionally, McCormack is a filmmaker and the Chairman of Real Bedford FC, showcasing his diverse interests outside the cryptocurrency world. 

McCormack’s “What Bitcoin Did” podcast has been instrumental in educating both enthusiasts and newcomers in Bitcoin. His enlightening interviews provide a platform for understanding the complexities of Bitcoin through discussions with industry stalwarts. Moreover, his public speaking endeavors have helped demystify Bitcoin for countless individuals, shedding light on its monumental potential to revolutionize financial paradigms. 

Beyond his global influence, McCormack is a committed community builder. He has made commendable efforts to cultivate a Bitcoin community in Bedford through events and meetups, fostering an informed and engaged local crypto community. These efforts underscore his dedication to grassroots education and the broader adoption and understanding of Bitcoin.