Meet the team behind all the three current editions of the Ashoka Visionary Program in the Central and Eastern Europe, East Africa and Mediterranean regions.

Raphaela Tončić-Sorinj
Raphaela Tončić-SorinjCo-Director Ashoka Austria and Director Ashoka Visionary Program
Raphaela served as a business consultant until she went on to assist in the creation of the Business School of the University of Vienna (WU Executive Academy).
Since 2014 she has been with Ashoka, and has developed the Ashoka Visionary Program.
Olga Shirobokova
Olga Shirobokova Lead of Knowledge at Ashoka, Partner at Ashoka Globalizer, Academic Director Visionary Program
Mar De José Homs
Mar De José Homs Community Director Ashoka Austria, Manager Ashoka Visionary Program
Georg Schön
Georg SchönCountry Co-Director Austria, Program Co-Director Europe
Georg is Co-Director at Ashoka Austria and co-leads the Fellowship Europe Program. He is part of Ashoka Europe´s leadership team. He founded the Visionary Program back in 2014. Georg worked for International Organizations in Central America and Southeastern Europe, as social entrepreneur, peace activist and journalist. He co-creates social entrepreneurship accelerators, leadership programs and ecosystem initiatives around the world.
Ruth Soi
Ruth SoiEast Africa Coordinator, Ashoka Visionary Program and Fellow Engagement Lead
Ruth is the Ashoka East Africa Fellowship Lead and coordinates the Visionary Program in East Africa from Nairobi, Kenia. In collaboration with Ashoka Africa, she works with social innovators and entrepreneurs across East Africa to ensure full engagement with regional offices as well as strategic alignment with entrepreneurs, changemakers and essential ecosystem players.
Abubaker Musuuza
Abubaker Musuuza East Africa Director, Ashoka Visionary Program
Abu Musuuza is an Ashoka Fellow, the Director of the Ashoka Visionary Program in East Africa and an alumnus of the program. He is also co-leading the Uganda-based digital freelance marketplace FLIP Africa, after co-founding and serving as the CEO of Village Energy, where he pioneered new uses of solar energy for off-grid communities. He later co-founded the Enlight Vocational Institute to support the solar industry’s capacity building needs.
Enrica Cornaglia
Enrica Cornaglia Mediterranean Director, Ashoka Visionary Program
Enrica is the Venture and Fellowship program manager for Ashoka Italy, along with coordinating several international programs for Ashoka Global. She joined Ashoka in 2014 during its launch phase in Italy. Since her first volunteering experiences with disabled people as a teenager, Enrica implemented educational programs for youth in post-war former Yugoslavia and co-founded a social cooperative for educational projects.

Giuseppe Nigro
Giuseppe NigroMediterranean Coordinator, Ashoka Visionary Program and Fellow Engagement Lead
Giuseppe is the co-organizer of the Visionary Program in the Mediterranean, along with leading facilitation activities and online and in-presence trainings on the themes of social entrepreneurship for Ashoka Italy. He has an academic background in Anthropology, Political Science and Social impact evaluation. As a freelancer he supports NPOs with project writing and social programmes with evaluation and impact assessment.