Elena is the Communications and Events Coordinator at EVPA. She has previously worked at EVPA as a research analyst for the Knowledge Centre and before that at Fondazione per l’Ambiente in Turin as a project manager and events organiser. She holds a Bachelor in Development and Cooperation, and an MA in International Markets. She speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com.
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: 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 and runs EVPA's Knowledge Centre. Lisa is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Social Business (GECES), a member of the French Government’s Advisory Board to the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force and the G8 Impact Measurement Working Group. She is a Research fellow at the Centre for Globalization and Strategy at IESE Business School, and a member of the Scientific Board of SDA Bocconi School of Management’s Impact Investing Lab. 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). Previously she worked in investment banking at UBS Warburg and GB Investment Banking in London, Madrid and Barcelona. Lisa is a Swedish national, based in Barcelona, and speaks five languages. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org