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 maximing impact. Meet our team members and discover their specific expertise.


Chief Executive Officer and Executive Assistant

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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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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Knowledge, Community & Market Development Team

Alessia Gianoncelli

Alessia Gianoncelli

— Head of Knowledge, Community and Market Development

With almost a decade of experience in the social investment space, Alessia is the Head of Knowledge, Community and Market Development at EVPA. As part of her role, she is responsible for research activities, content development, data collection, community engagement and market building.

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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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Valeria Balzarini

Valeria Balzarini

— Community and Market Development Analyst

Valeria joined as Community and Market Development Analyst in 2022. She is dealing with the engagement of EVPA’s members and prospects. She is also covering all activities linked to the LIAISE project.

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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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Carlota Camposirisarri

Carlota Camposirisarri

— Research Intern

Carlota joined EVPA in March 2022 as an intern in order to support the Research Team on the data collection and analysis for the 8th Industry Survey. She studies a double degree in Business Management and International Relations at ICADE as well as International Law at UNED.

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Lev Fejes

Lev Fejes

— Corporate Initiative Research Manager

Lev holds a doctorate in criminal justice from the School of Criminal Justice within Michigan State University and an MA in Nonprofit Organization Management from Babeș-Bolyai University. As the Corporate Initiative Research Manager, Lev’s role is to drive EVPA’s research and thought leadership on corporate social investing by conducting research projects on the latest trends and questions in the field. In this role, he is responsible for the full research cycle, drafting and developing research publications, as well as sharing research findings.

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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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Regional Representatives

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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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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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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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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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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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 Expert & 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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Stéphanie Smialowski

Stéphanie Smialowski

— Policy and EU Partnerships Associate

Stéphanie joined the EVPA in January 2022 as a Policy and EU Partnerships Associate. Before joining the team, she has worked as a trainee at the European Parliament’s Research Service (DG EPRS), the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. In these experiences, she has gained competencies in policy analysis and research focused on migration and asylum, criminal justice and fundamental rights issues in the EU.

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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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Karolina Kolarova

Karolina Kolarova

— Policy and EU Partnerships Intern

Karolina joined EVPA as an intern in the Policy and EU Partnerships team in February 2022. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the European University of Lefke and master’s degree in International Security/International Relations from the University of Groningen.

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Marketing and Communications Team

Dragan Stojanovski

Dragan Stojanovski

— Head of Marketing and Communications

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

— Communication Design 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

— Digital 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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Ben DeVries

Ben DeVries

— Impact Storytelling Manager

Ben DeVries brings a writer’s eye and 10+ years of content marketing experience to his role as EVPA’s impact storyteller.

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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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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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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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