The Ashoka Visionary Alumni Network provides alumni with the opportunity to stay connected, to contribute to the program and to deepen their experience in follow-up events and projects.
He has a strong interest in environmental issues, especially climate change mitigation. Since 2008 he works for the Climate and Energy Fund of the Austrian Government where he is responsible for a number of programmes including electric vehicles, renewable energy, regional development, green start ups, etc.
Andras Vamos-Goldman is the Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response. Mr. Vamos-Goldman is a Canadian diplomat, who was selected to this position by JRR’s Executive Board.
Andras Vamos-GoldmanJustice Rapid Response
She is a lawyer specialised in human rights and technology, co-founder and president of Panoptykon Foundation, vice-president of European Digital Rights , board member of Tactical Technology Collective and Amnesty International (Poland).
Kataryna SzymielewiczFundacja Panoptykon
Dieter Schulz has 20 years of broad international experience as senior executive in the Consumer Goods industry. Dieter has a big passion for developing sustainable consumer businesses, ensuring duality of social and economic business objectives, and for mentoring multi-cultural teams.
Dieter SchulzDanone Central and Southern Europe
Elisabeth Schreiber has been working in international aid with different NGOs for 15 years. Since then, she has worked in Austria, Eastern Europe, Africa, and with Brussels, the Middle East and Asia.
Georg Schönberger is CFO of AGES - the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety - a company with a social impact and one of Europe's leading expert organisations in risk minimisation in health, food safety and consumer protection.
Dr. Edit Schlaffer is a social scientist and founder of Women without Borders, an NGO based in Vienna, Austria. She started Women without Borders in 2002 to strengthen women’s capabilities through education, collaboration and self-confidence
Edit SchlafferWomen without Borders
She has worked as a curator, art manager, consultant and author focussing on the intersection between art, creativity, economy & society. She has worked for the most prestigious art institutions in Vienna, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Festival, the Wiener Secession and – as a director from 1997 to 2002 - the Künstlerhaus Vienna.
Doris RothauerBüro für Transfer
A lawyer by training and a care-giver by calling, Samira works through her PeopleShare Foundation to mobilize people around the world to give the most vulnerable - the children - the power they lack and the care they need to turn them into a strong and promising force for positive change.
Samira RauterPeople Share Foundation
He has a background in Development Studies, Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing. Founding interprAID was following a calling to get back on track and opened the door to social entrepreneurship as his mode of engagement with the world.
Jozef’s interest in the field of abandoned children and children’s rights has a long history. He designed and manages a new family-centered model and push for reforms
Jozef MikloskoÚsmev ako dar/Smile as a Gift
As a social entrepreneur I am inspired, on a daily basis, by the possibilities of this special era. I am the founder of several initiatives. Driven by my conviction that the world urgently needed to rethink its definition of juvenile justice, I founded the NGO Young in Prison in 2002.
Noa LodeizenYoung In Prison
I am a psychologist and coach with a major in educational and organizational psychology. The last two years I was working at Teach for Austria, an education initiative. Thereby I gained a lot of insights on how the Austrian educational system works.
Marie LangerTeach for Austria
Aleksandra Kowalska works as an independent expert for Brussels-based non-profit organisation – AEIDL – facilitating transnational cooperation between Member States in order to help them achieve their social objectives, as well as facilitating social economy network in the Social Innovation Community project.
At the moment I am the managing director of the Tobacco Monopoly Agency. Besides this I help the ministry of finance to reshape the way they organize the management of public owned companies from a strategic point of view.
I worked 5 years as a development worker in Ecuador. Coming back to Austria, together with likeminded friends we founded the NGO JUGEND EINE WELT (www.jugendeinewelt.at) which I have been leading up today, doing “one world work”.
Reinhard HeisererJugend eine Welt
After finishing commercial college I started as a bookkeeper at the University of Salzburg. After working for the ministry of finance in Vienna and other ministries I started to work for NGOs in the develpment aid field.
I have been working in the social- and healthcare system in a variety of settings for over 25 years as nursing professional and manager. Currently, I am working as Head of Care and Specialist Counselling at HABIT with responsibility for managing and coordinating nursing care and the multidisciplinary specialist counselling team.
Helga HaselmayerHaus der Barmherzigkeit
Alexander Ertler is enthusiastic about bringing his years of consulting expertise in business development and strategy to projects that can change the world.
I work in NGO FOKUS České Budějovice as project manager and as an evaluator. Mostly, I work on the project - program prevention of relapse of schizophrenia. FOKUS České Budějovice provide social, health and job services for people with mental illness.
Iva ČernáFOKUS České Budějovice
Flaviano Bianchini is an Italian environmentalist and activist. He he founded Source International. Source International is a non-profit organization that deals with human rights abuses caused by extractive industries providing affected communities with scientific and legal support.