Speakers

Meet our speakers at the EVPA Annual Conference 2017.

Meet the speakers

Rainer Agster

Rainer Agster
- Adelphi, Germany

Hugo Menino Aguiar

Hugo Menino Aguiar
- Speak, Portugal

Mikael Ahlström

Mikael Ahlström
- Charity Rating, Sweden

Johan H. Andresen

Johan H. Andresen
- Ferd, Norway

João Baracho

João Baracho
- CDI Portugal, Portugal

Gian Paolo Barbetta

Gian Paolo Barbetta
- Fondazione Cariplo, Italy

Matteo Bartolomeo

Matteo Bartolomeo
- Make a Cube, Italy

Claudia Belli

Claudia Belli
- BNP Paribas Wealth Management, France

Suzanne Biegel

Suzanne Biegel
- Catalyst at Large, United Kingdom

Martijn Blom

Martijn Blom
- Hivos Impact Investments, Netherlands

Knut Ove Børseth

Knut Ove Børseth
- Drive for Life (Kjør for livet), Norway

Sofia Breitholz

Sofia Breitholz
- Reach for Change, Sweden

Paul Chaffey

Paul Chaffey
- Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Norway

Mark Cheng

Mark Cheng
- Ashoka , United Kingdom

Teia Ciulacu

Teia Ciulacu
- FuturePlus Association (owner of Recicleta) , Romania

Roxana Damaschin-Tecu

Roxana Damaschin-Tecu
- NESsT, Romania

Isabelle Delvaux

Isabelle Delvaux
- King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium

Vincent Fauvet

Vincent Fauvet
- Investir &+ , France

Vincent is the Executive Chairman at Investir&+

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Amanda Feldman

Amanda Feldman
- Bridges Fund Management, United Kingdom

Dr. Markus Freiburg

Dr. Markus Freiburg
- FASE, Germany

Together with Ashoka, Markus has founded the Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship (FASE) in Germany. FASE helps leading social enterprises across Europe in raising hybrid growth capital so that they can scale their social impact. 

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Sylvain Franc de Ferrière

Sylvain Franc de Ferrière
- Yunus Social Business, Germany

Betteke de Gaay Fortman

Betteke de Gaay Fortman
- Karuna Foundation, Netherlands

Katinka  Greve Leiner

Katinka Greve Leiner
- Ferd Social Entrepreneurs, Norway

Katinka Greve Leiner has been the Director of Ferd Social Entrepreneurs since its establishment in 2009. Leiner came from the position as Vice President of Innovation Norway. She was in charge of the Entrepreneurship area when Innovation Norway was established in 2002, also featuring in an entrepreneurial TV-show "Skaperen" (a Norwegian twist on the "Dragons Den").

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Wolfgang Hafenmayer

Wolfgang Hafenmayer
- Challenger 88, Switzerland

Anna-Marie Harling

Anna-Marie Harling
- UBS, Switzerland

 Dr. John Healy

Dr. John Healy
- Genio, Ireland

Johann Heep

Johann Heep
- Erste Group Bank, Austria

In the past, Johann has contributed to several financial inclusion projects in the field of micro-finance and social enterprise finance for Erste Group Bank AG.

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Dr. Lisa Hehenberger

Dr. Lisa Hehenberger
- ESADE, Spain

Dr. Lisa Hehenberger is a lecturer in Strategy and General Management at ESADE. She is a renowned expert on venture philanthropy and social impact investment. 

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Dr. Peter W. Heller

Dr. Peter W. Heller
- Canopus Foundation, Germany

Jochen Herdrich

Jochen Herdrich
- BonVenture, Germany

Anne Holm Rannaleet

Anne Holm Rannaleet
- IKARE Ltd, United Kingdom

Anne is a Trustee and Executive Director of IKARE Ltd (IK Aid and Relief Enterprise Ltd), whose main donor since inception in 2006 is the private equity firm IK Investment Partners Ltd.

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Giulia Houston

Giulia Houston
- Progetto Quid, Italy

Lars Jannick Johansen

Lars Jannick Johansen
- Den Sociale Kapitalfond Invest , Denmark

Leslie Johnston

Leslie Johnston
- C&A Foundation, Switzerland

Raymond  Johansen

Raymond Johansen
- Oslo kommune, Norway

Alix  Lebec

Alix Lebec
- WaterEquity, United States

Maria Lee

Maria Lee
- WOCAN, France

Dr. Jeremy Leggett

Dr. Jeremy Leggett
- Solarcentury, United Kingdom

Tris Lumley

Tris Lumley
- New Philanthropy Capital, United Kingdom

Markus Lux

Markus Lux
- Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany

Harlan Mandel

Harlan Mandel
- Media Development Investment Fund, Czech Republic

Robert Manz

Robert Manz
- Managing Partner, Poland

Caroline Mason

Caroline Mason
- Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, United Kingdom

Caroline Mason is Chief Executive at the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Caroline was Chief Operating Officer at Big Society Capital and Charity Bank. She was also the co-founder of Investing for Good, a social investment advisory firm and one of the first Community Interest Companies.

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Elizabeth McKeon

Elizabeth McKeon
- Ikea Foundation, Netherlands

Florian Meister

Florian Meister
- Finance in Motion, Germany

Dr. ​Martina Mettgenberg Lemiere

Dr. ​Martina Mettgenberg Lemiere
- Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), Singapore

Antonio Miguel

Antonio Miguel
- Maize-Decoding Impact, Portugal

Antonio Miguel is the Managing Director of the Maize-Decoding Impact, a Lisbon-based social investment intermediary that implements financial and non-financial mechanisms to unlock capital towards social change in Portugal.

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Miguel Neiva

Miguel Neiva
- ColorADD, Portugal

Jeremy Nicholls

Jeremy Nicholls
- Social Value UK; Social Value International, United Kingdom

Jeremy Nicholls is the chief executive of Social Value UK and Social Value International, which are membership organisation for individuals, organisations and companies supporting principles and standards in accounting for social and environmental value. 

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Diana Nunes

Diana Nunes
- Code for All (Academia de Código), Portugal

Tharald Nustad

Tharald Nustad
- Nordic Impact AS (Katapult), Norway

Dr. Jussi Nykänen

Dr. Jussi Nykänen
- Epiqus, Finland

Joseph Ogutu

Joseph Ogutu
- Safaricom, Kenya

Aitor Ojanguren

Aitor Ojanguren
- Koiki, Spain

Felix Oldenburg

Felix Oldenburg
- Association of German Foundations, Germany

Hedda Pahlson-Moller

Hedda Pahlson-Moller
- Omsint/Tiime, Luxembourg

Miquel de Paladella

Miquel de Paladella
- UpSocial, Spain

Martha Paren

Martha Paren
- ICSF - International Centre for Social Franchising, United Kingdom

Elisabeth Paulson

Elisabeth Paulson
- Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation, United Kingdom

Alexia Penent d'Izarn

Alexia Penent d'Izarn
- Danone, France

Stephanie Petrick

Stephanie Petrick
- Phineo, Germany

Lidia del Pozo

Lidia del Pozo
- BBVA, Spain

Cliff Prior

Cliff Prior
- Big Society Capital, United Kingdom

Filipe Santos

Filipe Santos
- Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Portugal

Dr. Filipe Santos is Professor and Chair in Social Entrepreneurship at Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics and Visiting Professor at INSEAD.

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Alina Serban

Alina Serban
- ERSTE Foundation, Austria

Originally from Romania, Alina has been living in Vienna since 2005 where she graduated with a Masters in European Studies and researched on Action Research methodologies at the Sociology Institute, Vienna University.

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Steven Serneels

Steven Serneels
- SI2 Fund, Belgium

In 1992, Steven started his own company specialized in Supply Chain and Operations Strategy. As business entrepreneur, he grew the company before selling it in 2008.

In 2011, he joined Ashoka Global in Washington as strategic advisor, focussing on how citizen sector organizations and corporations can work together successfully.

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Anna Sienicka

Anna Sienicka
- TechSoup Europe, Poland

Henrik Skovby

Henrik Skovby
- Dalberg Group, Denmark

Ingrid Stange

Ingrid Stange
- Partnership for Change , Norway

  Alice Steinbrück

Alice Steinbrück
- Vodafone Institute, Germany

Bård Stranheim

Bård Stranheim
- Innovation Norway, Norway

Dr. Felix Streiter

Dr. Felix Streiter
- Mercator Foundation, Germany

Paul Streets

Paul Streets
- Lloyds Bank Foundation, United Kingdom

Andre Støylen

Andre Støylen
- Sparebankstiftelsen DnB, Norway

Francisco Soler Garcia

Francisco Soler Garcia
- Creas, Spain

Francisco Soler is the investment Director at CREAS; CREAS supports social entrepreneurship and invest in business projects whose priority is creating social and environmental value.

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Simon Sommer

Simon Sommer
- Jacobs Foundation, Switzerland

Celia Tennant

Celia Tennant
- Inspiring Scotland, United Kingdom

Tinne Vandensande

Tinne Vandensande
- King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium

Nienke Venema

Nienke Venema
- Stichting Democratie en Media , Netherlands

Dana Verbal

Dana Verbal
- European Commission, Belgium

Dana is part of a team focusing on social entrepreneurship at the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. 

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Jos Verhoeven

Jos Verhoeven
- Start Foundation, Netherlands

Alison Ward

Alison Ward
- CottonConnect, United Kingdom

Karen E. Wilson

Karen E. Wilson
- GV Partners, France

Alastair Wilson

Alastair Wilson
- The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), United Kingdom

Priscilla Boiardi

Priscilla Boiardi
- EVPA, Belgium

Priscilla Boiardi is EVPA's Knowledge Centre and Policy Director, leading the research, policy, training and dissemination activities of the association. Priscilla is also an advisor on numerous EC-funded projects and she is part of the OECD Social Impact Investment Experts Group.

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Madeleine Clarke

Madeleine Clarke
- EVPA, Ireland

Madeleine Clarke is Founding Director of Genio, an Irish NGO that brings government and private/philanthropic funders together, in order to develop better ways to support disadvantaged people to live full lives in their communities.

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Caroline Cornil

Caroline Cornil
- EVPA, Belgium

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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Alessia Gianoncelli

Alessia Gianoncelli
- EVPA, Belgium

Alessia is EVPA’s Research Manager. She re-joined EVPA in August 2016 as Research Associate after having previously worked as Research and Policy Analyst and as Project Analyst.

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Ewa Konczal

Ewa Konczal
- EVPA, Poland

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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Daniel Rostrup

Daniel Rostrup
- EVPA, United Kingdom

Daniel Rostrup is based in London and focuses on developing the market for venture philanthropy and social investment in the UK. He also leads the EVPA Corporate Initiative which helps corporations unlock their potential to scale real societal impact. 

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Sara Seganti

Sara Seganti
- EVPA, Belgium

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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Bernard Uyttendaele

Bernard Uyttendaele
- EVPA, Belgium

Bernard Uyttendaele joined EVPA as new Chief Executive in August 2016. Uyttendaele knows both the non-profit and business worlds. He started his career as Credit Manager and Treasurer at Otis Elevator Company in Belgium and France before becoming CFO and Deputy Director in the Netherlands.

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