Meet our team

Meet our team
Joining forces to generate social impact

EVPA is a diverse team of passionate people, sharing a common vision on venture philanthropy and social investment. Meet our team members and discover their specific expertise.


Chief Executive Officer

Roberta Bosurgi

Roberta Bosurgi

— Chief Executive Officer

Roberta joined EVPA as CEO in September 2020 from Novartis where she covered international roles in strategy, business operations and market access. More recently, at the Novartis Foundation, she led a collective impact initiative for cardiovascular health in low-income urban settings, building multi-sector private-public partnerships and working with social enterprises on the journey to scale and financial sustainability.

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Knowledge, Community & Market Development Team

Alessia Gianoncelli

Alessia Gianoncelli

— Head of Knowledge, Community and Market Development

Alessia is the Head of Knowledge, Community and Market Development at EVPA, where she is responsible for research activities, content development and data collection. Since 2014, she co-authored publications, practical cases, and articles on venture philanthropy, impact measurement and management, impact strategies, the European impact ecosystem, tailored and hybrid finance.

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Ewa Konczal

Ewa Konczal

— Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Manager

Ewa Konczal joined EVPA in May 2014 as the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Manager. Ewa is spreading the knowledge about venture philanthropy and social investment in CEE.

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Sophie Faujour Le Bon

Sophie Faujour Le Bon

— Corporate Initiative & France Iberia Lead

Sophie is leading market building efforts in France and Europe namely with European Corporates to help various practitioners like foundations and impact investing funds scale their impact. Based in Paris, Sophie supports members in their work, fostering valuable connections, facilitating peer learning, providing training as well as enabling the co-creation of projects.

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Martijn Blom

Martijn Blom

— Manager for Benelux & Impact Funds Initiative Coordinator

Martijn joined EVPA in 2020 as the Manager for Benelux and coordinator for the Impact Funds Initiative. In the past years he was active an impact investment practitioner at Hivos Impact Investments, where he was responsible for investor relations at the Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund.

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Anja Koenig

Anja Koenig

— Lead, System Change / Investing for Development / DACH Region

Anja-N. Koenig is an impact investing, entrepreneurship and sustainable development expert as well as a trained facilitator in collaborative innovation and system change processes. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in the DACH region, (Central and Eastern) Europe, MENA, Africa, Asia and Latin America working with public and private sector clients on impact strategies, innovative finance and public private partnerships as well as incubating innovative projects for impact.

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Peter Cafferkey

Peter Cafferkey

— Representative for the UK and Ireland

Peter is the EVPA representative for the UK and Ireland since 2019. In addition, he is the CEO and Founder of Boncerto – a social good consultancy working with individuals, corporations and not-for-profits to help increase their effectiveness and enable them to do good, better.

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Nicolas Lahaye

Nicolas Lahaye

— Community Associate

Nicolas Lahaye joined EVPA as an intern in the Community and Market Development team in June 2019. He studied public relations and communication at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve. He got into the soci(et)al impact field at Lita.co where he volunteered for a few months during the summer of 2017.

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Lucia Badea

Lucia Badea

— Community Associate

Lucia joined EVPA as Community and Market Development Intern in January 2020 after graduating in International Politics and Diplomacy at the University of Padova, Italy.

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Henrik Eduardo Barros

Henrik Eduardo Barros

— Billing and Customer Care Officer

Henrik joined EVPA in January 2021 as Billing and Customer Care Officer. Prior to joining EVPA he worked as Customer Account Specialist and Subject Matter Expert at Hexion in the province of Varese in Italy.

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Isabelle Schiltz

Isabelle Schiltz

— Community Project Manager

Isabelle joined EVPA as Community Project Manager in September 2021. Previously, she worked as an intern in the first microfinance institution for Luxembourg and in two local institutions in Eastern Africa.

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Gianluca Gaggiotti

Gianluca Gaggiotti

— Research Manager

Gianluca Gaggiotti is Research Manager at EVPA, where he is directly involved in several research activities, with a specific focus on data analysis and content development of several research-related initiatives.

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Arnau Picón Martínez

Arnau Picón Martínez

— Research Associate

Arnau Picón is Research Associate at EVPA. Since joining EVPA in February 2019, Arnau has conducted research on topics related to the impact ecosystem, such as impact measurement and management and the role of crowdfunding platforms within the impact sector.

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Ludovica Piergiovanni

Ludovica Piergiovanni

— Research Analyst

Ludovica joined EVPA as Research Intern in March 2020. She holds a Master degree in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano with a focus on Sustainable Operations Management and Social Innovation. Before joining the team she collaborated with Engineers without borders in Milan for the creation of a Social Enterprise in Albania.

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Nicolas Malmendier

Nicolas Malmendier

— Corporate Initiative Associate

Nicolas joined EVPA as Corporate Initiative Intern in March 2020. During his studies in Germanic Languages at Université Catholique de Louvain, he analysed subjects such as globalization, neoliberalism and postcolonialism in a literary context.

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Training Academy

Sara Seganti

Sara Seganti

— Senior Manager - Training

Sara is EVPA's Training Manager. She joined EVPA in 2017 to structure and to further develop the Training Academy activities, after more than ten years working as a project and impact manager and as a trainer in the social impact field.

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Florian Tuder

Florian Tuder

— Training Academy Coordinator

Florian joined EVPA in March 2020 as Training Academy Coordinator. He previously worked as project and training manager in Brussels for a European federation of social & health care service providers, and before that as programme manager for a foundation in Vienna in the field of intercultural dialogue.

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Andrea Resta

Andrea Resta

— Training Academy Intern

Andrea Resta joined EVPA as an intern in the Training Academy team in May 2021, after having obtained a master’s degrees, in Management of social economics at Bologna University.

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Policy and EU Partnerships Team

Bianca Polidoro

Bianca Polidoro

— Senior Policy and EU Partnerships Manager

Bianca is EVPA’s Senior Policy and EU Partnerships Manager and member of the the European Commission’s Expert Group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises (GECES). She joined EVPA in February 2019. She leads the EVPA Policy’s team, which monitors and analyses key policy developments relevant to the VP/SI sector, and implements the multi-annual policy strategy of EVPA. She represents EVPA’s community towards EU authorities (EC, EIB, EIF etc.), as well as other multilateral bodies.

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Cătălina Papari

Cătălina Papari

— Policy and EU Partnerships Associate

Cătălina Papari joined our Policy department as a Policy and EU Partnerships Associate in April 2020. She was a trainee at the European Commission in DG Regio, starting to specialise in inter-institutional European relations and audit, mainly focusing on the simplification of the Cohesion Policy and ERDF.

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Sona Dilanyan

Sona Dilanyan

— DG NEAR Project Coordinator & Policy Associate

Sona joined EVPA in February 2021 as a Project Coordinator and Policy Associate for the Eastern Partnership region. She has studied Middle East Studies, Political Science and Cultural Studies at universities in Armenia, US, Israel and Turkey and is currently an MBA candidate at the IUBH University of Applied Sciences.

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Tim Jacobs

Tim Jacobs

— Policy and EU Partnerships Intern

Tim Jacobs joined EVPA as an intern in the Policy and EU Partnerships team in February 2021, after having obtained two master’s degrees, respectively, in economics at Tilburg University and EU policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Marketing and Communications Team

Dragan Stojanovski

Dragan Stojanovski

— Head of Marketing and Communication

Dragan has more than 15 years of experience in UX design and design strategy and in managing content for digital channels - in strategy, editorial and copywriting.He's been working in the EU level government relations, media comms, issue management, campaigning and advocacy since 2007.

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Georgina Siklossy

Georgina Siklossy

— Communications & Partnerships Manager

Georgina joined EVPA as Communications and Partnerships Manager in November 2020. She has over a decade of experience in communications in the non-profit sector and is eager to apply this knowledge to raise the visibility and outreach of EVPA.

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Caroline Cornil

Caroline Cornil

— Creative Manager

Caroline has been working at EVPA since June 2016, creating different formats (leaflets, videos, success stories website) to help increase the dissemination of the material produced by Knowledge Centre.

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Juliane Unger

Juliane Unger

— Marketing and Communications Associate

Juliane Unger joined the EVPA Marketing and Communications team in November 2020 after she completed her MSc at the Pforzheim Business School (Germany) in Corporate Communication Management.

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Operations Team

Gunther Volkaert

Gunther Volkaert

— Head of Finance

Gunther Volkaert is EVPA’s Head of Finance. He joined in February 2020.

He holds more than 25 years of experience in Finance and Administration. Prior to joining EVPA, he worked in the entertainment sector, as Finance Director at Universal Music Belgium (for 14 years) and Finance Controller at 20th Century Fox Film Benelux (for 6.5 years), among others.

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Natasha Medvedeva

Natasha Medvedeva

— Senior Manager Finance & Reporting

Natasha is a Finance and Reporting Manager. She joined EVPA in 2014. She has a vast experience in project management, financial planning and analysis, as well as in maintaining related systems and controls.

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Laura Burchardt

Laura Burchardt

— Human Resources Business Partner

Laura joined EVPA as Human Resources Business Partner in January 2021 to build the people capability, plan and manage talent and develop approaches that achieve shared organisational objectives.

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Adriana Doménech Riera

Adriana Doménech Riera

— CEO Executive Assistant and Strategy Coordinator

Adriana joined EVPA in January 2021 as CEO Executive Assistant and Strategy Coordinator. After five years working in strategy consulting across Europe (at PwC and Alkemy), she decided to take the next step with regards to her role in social contribution and refocused her professional career toward social investment and venture philanthropy.

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Ewa Pintera

Ewa Pintera

— Financial Coordinator

Ewa joined EVPA as Financial Coordinator in April 2021. She has 8 years of experience in the project management (incl. financial management and project evaluation) in the non-profit sector.

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Sparghay Said

Sparghay Said

— Accounting Assistant

Sparghay Said has joined EVPA in April 2021. Eager to learn, help and grow, she is completing our Finance department as an Acounting Assistant. She previously graduated from L’EPHEC in Brussels and has had 4 years of experience in a similar position in a private sector.

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