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The Ashoka Visionary team strives to make internal knowledge, derived from working with Ashoka Fellows in the CEE Region, accessible to participants from all sectors. In coordination with our Ashoka colleagues around the world, our team operates within the local network to improve the framework requirements that social entrepreneurs must face. The Visionary Program supports Ashoka's mission to create an ecosystem in which Changemakers can flourish. We build an environment in which the work of Changemakers has higher visibility. We support their plans for social change with know-how, strategic partnerships, coaching, financial means, ideas, and commitment.

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.

Raphaela Tončić-Sorinj

Director Ashoka Visionary Program

Since 2014 Georg has served as Country Director of Ashoka Austria. He has degrees in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Political Economy. He has worked on environmental, socio-economic and peace-building projects for NGOs and international organizations.

Georg Schön

Director Ashoka Austria

Amir is a serial entrepreneur, active in the social and business arena since 1998. His proven track record of leading transformative initiatives, from inception to an impactful execution, led him to his current position as the head of Ashoka Israel.

Amir Nathan

Director Ashoka Israel

Iman is the Vice President of Ashoka Global and the Regional Director of Ashoka Arab World. She is a visionary for social entrepreneurship and a pioneer of women-led and gender-focused development initiatives for over 30 years.

Iman Bibars

Director Ashoka Arab World

Since 2017 Carina effectively puts her accumulated PR & COMM knowledge into daily practice. She is responsible for the operative tasks beyond the Visionary Program. Carina studied Economy of Communications and Spanish.

Carina Linzer

Corporate Communications

Ahmad is working as Ashoka Arab World’s fellowship associate. His professional areas of interest focus on Human rights, education and social entrepreneurship. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Cairo University.

Ahmad Abdelgail

Fellowship associate Ashoka Arab World