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Our experts & speakers

The faculty body consists of experts from leading academic institutions, successful social entrepreneurs, and professionals from private, not-for-profit-, public and financial sectors. Also, here you can view all Ashoka Fellows (speakers & participants) at one glance.
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Enrica Cornaglia
Venture Program Manager, Ashoka Italy; Mediterranean Director, Ashoka Visionary Program
Alon Shklarek
Ashoka Fellow
Edit Schlaffer
Ashoka Fellow, Founder and Executive Director of Women without Borders
Olga Shirobokova
Lead of Knowledge at Ashoka, Partner at Ashoka Globalizer
Dorica Dan
Ashoka Fellow, Psychologist and Founder of iniatitives on rare diseases
Georg Tarne
Founder of soulbottles
Ignace Schops
Ashoka Fellow, Director of the NGO Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland
Sarah Ulrich
Social Psychologist, Expert in impact management
Ken Banks
Founder of kiwanja.net, Creator of messaging platform FrontlineSMS, Ashoka Fellow
Nneka Mobisson
Founder, mDoc Healthcare
Federico Garcea
Ashoka Fellow, Co-Founder of Treedom
Gerry Foitik
Federal Rescue Commander, Austrian Red Cross
Raphaela Toncic-Sorinj
Co-Director Ashoka Austria and Director Ashoka Visionary Program
Florian Rutsch
Co-lead, Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program
Steffen Frischat
Evolutionary Catalyst, dwarfs and Giants
Maggie Lemere
Co-founder, Rhiza
Jeff Edmondson
Ashoka Fellow
Attila von Unruh
Founder of TEAM U, Ashoka Fellow
Claudia Valladares
Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in Venezuela, Coach & Mentor
Dr. Moka Lantum
Founder/CEO, Sagitarix Ltd & CheckUps Medical; Ashoka Fellow
Michael Vollmann
Stephan Dertnig
Business angel, trainer & investor
Sabine Fries
Agile Coach and Scrum Master, Co-founder of a brand & design agency
Giulia Sergi
Co-Lead, Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program.
Armin Pialek
Innovation, Deutsche Stiftung für Engagement und Ehrenamt. 
Björn Strüwer
Gründer & Geschäftsführer, Roots of Impact
Federico Mento
Director, Ashoka Italia
Silke Horáková
Co-owner of Albatros Media, Co-Founder of Tilia Impact Ventures
Elisabeth Krön
Trainer & Actress
Ryszard Praszkier
Former founding director of Ashoka Poland, consultant for Ashoka
Klaus Candussi
Ashoka Fellow, Co-Founder of atempo
Nikolaus Hutter
Partner & Founder, New Paradigm Ventures
Sascha Haselmayer
Ashoka Fellow, Founder of Citymart, Partner Ashoka Germany
Rebekka Dober
Ashoka Fellow, Founder of YEP – Voice of the Youth
Martin Hollinetz
Ashoka Fellow, Founder of tech2people GmbH & myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH
Terezie Hradilková
Ashoka Fellow, Founder of the Early Intervention Association
Laura Catana
Social Entrepreneur, Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship (FASE) of Ashoka Germany
Karen Tse
Ashoka Fellow, Founder of International Bridges to Justice
Alexander Kesselring
Program Manager & Expert on scaling impact, Ashoka Austria
Arianna Schindle
Co-founder, Rhiza; liberatory therapist, educator, and movement strategist; The Resilience Collective
Kerstin Humberg
Founder and Managing Partner of Yunel, "to make happiness work"
Gregor Hackmack
Co-founder of abgeordnetenwatch.de, Ashoka Fellow
Loïc van Cutsem
International Partnerships Director, Ashoka
Marie Ringler
Member of Ashoka's Global Leadership Group, Leading Ashoka's work in Europe
Manuela Pastore
Boehringer Ingelheim
Joseph Nkandu
Jos de Blok
Ashoka Fellow, Founder and CEO of Buurtzorg (neighborhood nursing)
Vicenzo Linarello
Co-Founder, Consorzio Goel
Wolfgang Kovatsch
Co-founder and managing partner, myAbility
Odin Mühlenbein
Ashoka Globalizer, Partner Ashoka Germany, Thought Partner for Systems Change
Mónica Expositor
Change Consultant, NEOMERAKI
Asetila Koestinger
Founder of the GoodStartup School
Tristram Stuart
Award-winning author, founder of Toast Ale
Heike Boomgaarden
TV & radio moderator
David Corcoran
Opera Singer & Personal Development Trainer
Rainer Höll
Certified Executive Coach, former CEO of Ashoka Germany
Bas van Abel
Founder, Fairphone
Renée Horster
Ashoka Globalizer
Ada Andreoni
Partnership Manager, Ashoka Spain; Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program
Portrait of Nassir Kuturamu, wearing a blue suit and striped-blue-white tie.
Nassir Katuramu
Ashoka Impact Transfer Director East Africa, Strategy consultant, Social entrepreneurship expert
Gregor Demblin
Ashoka Fellow, Founder of tech2people GmbH & myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH
Angelika Schanda
Specialist for systemic impact, Co-founder of Art of Cooperation
Gunter Schall
Austrian Development Agency
Hermann Arnold
Co-founder, Haufe-umantis AG
Bernhard Hofer
Ashoka Fellow, Founder of talentify.me
Michael Hagelmüller
Collective Impact Enabler, Ashoka Austria
Georg Schön
Co-Director Ashoka Austria
Greta Rossi
Co-founder, Recipes for Wellbeing and ChangemakerXchange
Francesca Cavallini
Professor, Founder of Tice
Radoslav Pittner
Manger Ashoka CZ&SK, Facilitator & coach for social impact
Jan Engelmann
Policy Advisor, Think Tank iRights.Lab
portrait of Ashoka Fellow Andraes Heinecke, wearing a dark-grey t-shirt
Andreas Heinecke
Founder and CEO, Dialogue Social Enterprise; Ashoka Fellow
Walburga Fröhlich
Ashoka Fellow, Co-Founder & CEO of atempo
Francesca Folda
Award-winning Journalist and Executive Manager, Advisory Council of Ashoka Italy
Bart Weetjens
Ashoka Fellow, Founder of the non-profit organization APOPO
Alexander Ertler
Social investor