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