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Shariha is an impact advisor and investor with over 15 years experience in roles in the public, private and non-profit sectors around the world. She brings deep knowledge of the innovation and impact ecosystem in Asia, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. 

From founding organisations dedicated to building and supporting the next impact entrepreneur, to creating safe spaces and communities for cross-sector collaborations, to funding early-stage innovations that deliver impact, Shariha has been at the pulse of innovation and impact in the region.

Shariha was a career surgeon in the healthcare systems in the UK, US & Malaysia prior to her career as an entrepreneur.

As a +SocialGood Connector at the UN Foundation and a Global Good Fund Ambassador, she contributes her time to causes she’s passionate about: entrepreneurship and sustainable development.

Shariha is a Social Return on Investment (SROI) Practitioner and received her degrees in design, medicine, and health systems research in the United Kingdom. Shariha is also a Fellow of the RSA.

Shariha Khalid Erichsen

Managing Partner

Our Team

Angela Atherton advises Mission & Co. leadership on strategic initiatives and operations.  Angela is a financial advisory professional with 25 years of experience providing financial and risk management analysis, recommendations and training to senior executives, governments and board members as an executive, consultant and board member.  She has worked in several emerging market countries as well as developed countries in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.


Angela served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at The Global Good Fund, a social enterprise specialized in leadership development. Prior to joining The Global Good Fund, she held positions as the head of Risk Management at Calvert Impact Capital and Director of Credit Finance at Fannie Mae.  Her entrepreneurial experience includes co-founding Capital Market Exchange, a financial technology firm, and establishing a consulting practice to deliver technical assistance and training to senior leaders and donors around the globe.  Angela began her career in investment banking at American Capital Strategies.


Angela holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Financial Risk Manager designations.  Additionally, she earned a MS in Finance and a BA in International Studies and Economics.  Angela sits on the Investment Committee of the MicroVest EDF, L.P. and the Pacific Community Ventures Advisory Council.  She is a mentor for, a small business advisory program, and Technovation, a program developing emerging female technology entrepreneurs.  

Angela Atherton

Senior Advisor, Financial Innovation & Investment Committee Member. 

Advisory Board​

Dato Dr. Kim Tan is a biotech entrepreneur and global social impact pioneer. He is the founder Chairman of SpringHill Management Ltd (UK), a fund management company in biotech and social venture capital investments. He is also the Founder Chairman of Inqo Investments, an impact investment company in South Africa and a partner and advisor in a number of social venture capital funds including Springhill Equity Partners, Novastar Ventures, Truestone Impact Investments and Garden Impact Investments.


Dato Kim is the Chairman of the NCI Cancer Hospital (Malaysia) and a board director of a number of companies in Malaysia, India, the UK, South Africa and the USA. He is an advisor to a number of government agencies in Asia on biotechnology and is a board member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Life Science Forum.


Dr. Tan is the co-founder of Transformational Business Network, the UK charity with social transformational businesses in developing countries, including the Kuzuko Game Reserve (South Africa) and the Hagar Social Enterprise Group (Cambodia). He was a former director of Saracens Rugby Ltd (UK) and the former Chairman of Jubilee Action, the UK-based human rights organisation working with street children in India, Africa, Philippines and Brazil.

Dato Dr. Kim Tan

Chair, Advisory Board

Dr. Thomas Tang is a practitioner in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.  He was previously the corporate sustainability director of a major multinational engineering design company with regional responsibility.


His other career experience spans corporate training, management consulting, executive education, social start-up, environmental consulting and technical research.


He has published a number of articles and papers and contributed to two books on the topic of sustainable development of cities and urban communities.


His work over the last 25 years has taken him from the UK and throughout Asia where he has conducted assignments on behalf of major institutions as well as private clients.


Dr. Tang is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Dr. Thomas Tang

Senior Advisor, Urban Innovation & Sustainability 

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