Kurt joined EVPA as new CEO in April 2012. Kurt is a Belgium national with outstanding work experience in both the non-profit and social entrepreneurial sector. He previously worked for Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for which he managed field programs inThailand, Kenya, Russia, Bosnia and Angola and later became CEO of MSF-Norway. In 2000, he became the first 'philanthropy consultant' in Belgium, with a specific focus on venture philanthropy. After 5 years as a consultant, Kurt managed programs for the city of Antwerp and the Foundation for Future Generations. Since 2010, he was responsible for Ashoka in Belgium. Email: email@example.com.
Olivier joined EVPA as CFO in May 2013. Prior to this, Olivier worked for Volkwagen in Brussels, which he joined as Treasurer of the Coordination Center in 1989 after eight years of correspondant and corporate banking with BBL (now ING). Olivier has done volunteering work for Toolbox, helping very small non-for-profit social sector associations to overcome their difficulties, and for Ashoka as a coach for some young social entrepreneurs. He has a degree in Law and Political Sciences from the University of Nice, France.
Christine is a Belgian national and joined EVPA in May 2013 as Membership Services Director. She has a 10 years experience in senior management positions in the Belgian foundation sector and for 7 years she led a young not-for-profit association in improving management competencies in social purpose organizations. Previously Christine worked in Colombia assisting farmers in obtaining financial resources to increase their production. Christine speaks fluently English, French, Spanish and Dutch. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Els is a Belgian national who joined EVPA in May 2013 as Office Manager. She has a master's degree in Economics from the University in Leuven (KUL) as well as a post graduate in French Language and Literature from the Pascal Blaise university in Clermond-Ferrand, France. She has done several jobs in Office and Event Management in the cultural sector. During the last 5 years she was Human Resources Manager in a fast growing Belgian marketing company (Square Melon). Email : email@example.com
Lisa is the Research Director of EVPA in charge of the Knowledge Centre. Lisa is a Swedish national, based in Barcelona, and speaks five languages. She has written her doctoral dissertation at IESE Business School on venture philanthropy. She has presented several papers at academic conferences such as those organized by the Academy of Management, EGOS and EURAM. Prior to embarking on an academic career, she worked in investment banking in London, Madrid and Barcelona. Lisa has a PhD in Management from IESE Business School and a Master’s degree in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and HEC (CEMS). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna-Marie is the Senior Research Associate of EVPA and a British national. She is also a member of Beyond Capital Fund’s Due Diligence Committee and volunteers with Ashoka in the Czech Republic, where she is based. Previously Anna-Marie spent time in Mexico as an Investment Manager at Promotora Social Mexico, a venture philanthropy organisation, and worked for 6 years in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. Anna-Marie holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain and an MA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. She speaks English, Spanish and French. Email: email@example.com
Julia is a German national. She has previously worked for the Association of German Foundations in Berlin as a project manager. Prior to this she worked at the Atlantic Initiative in Berlin and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington DC. She has a Bachelor in Economics in European Union Studies from Cardiff University and a MA in European Politics from the University of Bath. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristina joined EVPA as Market Development Coordinator in June 2013. Cristina previously worked for more than 3 years at BMW Financial Services in Munich and Guyancourt (France) as an expert on anti-money laundering and anti-fraud management for the European markets. Among diverse placements in the profit (e.g. Siemens AG) as well as in the non-profit (e.g. CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg e.V.) sectors, Cristina volunteered at the Peruvian NGO MINKA Perú focusing on the economic and social development of small- and microenterprises. After graduating in sociology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, Cristina worked for BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt. For the latter Cristina still acts as the Brussels representative. She is a German national and speaks German, French, English, Italian and Spanish.
Caroline is a Belgian national. She joined the EVPA team as a communication intern in October 2013. Last year she did an internship in communication at the European Network against Racism (ENAR). She holds an MA in Multilingual Communication and Multiculturalism from the Université de Bruxelles and an MSc in Translation Studies from the University of Edinburgh. She speaks French, English, Spanish and some Dutch. Email: email@example.com
Kathy is Belgian National. She has a Master in Eastern Languages & Cultures from Ghent University and a post-graduate in Contemporary China Studies from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Prior joining EVPA Kathy worked as a meeting manager for American Express Business Travel where she organised meetings and events for groups. Furthermore Kathy has been working in China as a tour leader, and has several experiences in the social sector. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org