We live in 12 cities, hail from 14 different countries, and speak 17 languages. Our careers have been a mosaic of professions, but what binds us is a belief in Baret’s mission.

Advisory Board

Fernando Moncho Lobo
Board of Advisors
Based: NYC & Buenos Aires
Elahe Anjarwalla
Board of Advisors
Based: Nairobi
Li Jing
Board of Advisors
Based: Beijing
Francisco Salonia-Ruzo
Board of Advisors
Based: Miami

Executive Committee

Noah Agarwal
Chief Financial Officer | Chief Operating Officer
Based: New York City
Omer Salamat
Chief Executive Officer
Based: New York City
Alexandra Garcia
Based: Mexico City
Chris Whittle
Executive Chairman
Based: Sharon, Connecticut

Heads of Countries/ Regions

Gaby Haffner
Head, Europe
Based: London
Zina Ajlouny
Head, Middle East
Based: Dubai/ Istanbul
Guilherme Ortiz Moreira
Head, South America
Based: São Paulo
Jaein Seo
Head, United States
Based: New York
Ofori-Kwafo Amponsah
Head, Africa
Based: New York
Andi Zhao
Co-Head, China
Based: NYC & Shanghai
Farhad Anklesaria
Head, India
Based: London and Delhi
Naijing Guo
Co-Head, China
Based: London


Kalady Osowski
Director of Admission, Financial Aid, and Other Strategic Initiatives
Based: New York


Kristal Shipe
Executive Assistant
Based: Knoxville

Jeanne Baret

Our Star

Jeanne Baret was the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. In December 1766, she not only followed her star but also boarded one. The ship - L’Etoile (The Star in French) - which took her around the world, enabled her to pursue her passion in botany by discovering strange, new plants in faraway, exotic lands. Now, in September 2024, 180 recent high school graduates from all over the world will gather in New England to follow in her wake, to begin a global expedition, to find and follow their own stars.