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Sean Hinton is CEO of the Soros Economic Development Fund, and Co-Director of the Economic Justice Program at the Open Society Foundations (OSF). Prior to joining OSF he was Founder / Principal of Terbish Partners China, where from 2007-2015 he provided strategic and investment advisory services with a focus on the energy and minerals sector in China, Mongolia and Africa. He was Senior Advisor to Rio Tinto PLC from 2010–2014, working on the social and economic impact of large-scale mining projects in emerging markets, and served as Deputy Chairman of Rio Tinto subsidiary SouthGobi Resources (HK:1878, TSX: SGQ). He was Senior Independent Advisor to Goldman Sachs (Asia) from 2008–2015; Special Advisor to the CEO of SOHO China on their 2007 IPO; and Chairman of China Networks Ltd. Prior to this Sean was Principal at Media Entertainment Advisors in London, a boutique investment bank which he co-founded, where he advised private investors and corporate clients including public broadcasters, content distributors, banks, film funds and governmental agencies. From 2000–2005, he was Managing Director of Ealing Studios and Fragile Films, the oldest film studio and one of the UK's largest film production companies. Sean was a consultant with McKinsey & Company from 1995–2000, working in the Sydney and London offices. Prior to this he lived in Mongolia for seven years and was founder and CEO of the adventure travel and trekking operator, Nomads Expeditions, which he sold in 1995. Sean studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (A.G.S.M.), the University of Cambridge (M.Phil. Ethnomusicology) and the MIT Sloan School of Management (Sloan Visiting Fellow). Sean was the Honorary Consul-General of Mongolia in Australia from 1996–2000. He has served on the Arts Council of Mongolia, was a founding member of the national Bahá'í council of Mongolia and served as a founding director of Mongolia's first Rotary Club. Sean lives in Oxford with his wife and three daughters (when they are home). He is on the board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute. He is a 2005 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.