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Only through the support of our partners are we able to expand and make visible the work of our Ashoka Fellows. Our partners support us financially, with know-how, infrastructure, access to networks or media presence.


Ashoka finances its work through private funds. Each one of our investors makes an important contribution to the much needed change of our society and to the solution of social problems.

Ashoka Support Network

Individuals who belong to the Ashoka Support Network assist our Fellows with funding, their own networks, their experiences and ideas. Our Support Network is an engaged team of involved and dynamic people, who feel a personal duty to contribute to the creation of a better future.

Father, coach, educator and dreamer.

Krzysztof Rutkowski

Krzysztof Arciszewski

Pro Bono Partner

By providing our Fellows with their know-how and expert knowledge, our Pro Bono Partners help take our Fellows' concepts to the next level. Additionally, partners connect us with their own networks, thereby strengthening Ashoka and our Fellows.

Senior Pro Bono Consultants

These individuals work very closely with the Ashoka Team and assist us in our work. They bring decades of professional experience to the table, from which we and our Fellows profit.

Experienced business leader. Passionate about developing healthy customer centric organizational culture. Active in local community NGOs. Enjoying sharing the knowledge and experience thru coaching, mentoring and teaching.

Jacek Bełdowski

Managing Director in Pekao SA Bank. She has been working in HR management for over 20 years now. Member of Polish Mentoring Association. Founder of HR Influencers.

Elżbieta Rosiak

European Union Funds and Public Programs Office Director in Pekao SA Bank. He authored several books on EU funds and their management. Editor of “Report on micro and small business situation” published yearly by the Pekao SA Bank.

Tomasz Kierzkowski

Works as a Lawyer in Denton – international law firm. He specializes in penal commercial law, in particular in the conduct of cases against criminal practice of the so called “white collar workers”.

Marcin Świderski

Logistics and supply chain director in Jeronimo Martins Drugstores and Pharma Ltd. He has been working for that company since 1996. He worked as a supply chain and CD development director, and a regional operations director before. He is the President of Polish GS1System Council.

Marcin Dopierała

For over 10 years he worked as a marketing and CRM manager in consumer sector companies (telecommunication). Presently he runs an own business.

Marek Niedźwiedź

Specialist and practitioner of social businesses. Expert in B2B marketing, innovation and community building. Author of blog. Executive director and board member in Family Businesses Initiative, cofounder of Family Businesses Foundation, social partner in family Business Institute.

Sebastian Margalski

Trainee solicitor at the District Chamber of attorney at law in Krakow. He deals with contracts and agreements verification, and also preparing the information and legal analyses related to health care, energy sector and the civil law.

Jakub Gil

Managing partner and a founder at Broad – Reach MCC. Marketing and communications strategist, PR practitioner, sustainable growth and CSR developer. Professionally he works in both marketing and mechanical engineering.

Maciej W. Iwankiewicz

Presently works as a manager in legal consultancy at Deloitte. He specializes in assets taxation in industrial sector.

Adam Kałążny

Experienced HR manager and coach. She gained her experience in international consultancies. Presently she is a HR senior manager in Tax and Legal Advisory Department in Deloitte.

Sylwia Dębińska

Experienced attorney at law who worked both with international businesses, local authorities and student owned startups. In Deloitte he works as a manager and leads its lawyers team in Wroclaw.

Krzysztof Dzioba

Senior Manager in Solutions for Employers Office in Deloitte. She focuses on issues related to personal income tax, social insurance and labor law elements, including international regulations.

Maja Zabawska

FinTechExpert and Mentor with 15+ experience in the area of innovative financial services, digital banking and payments in particular (Citibank, T-Mobile, PayTel). Anna is involved in projects related to financiale ducation, digital inclusion as well as entrepreneurship development.

Anna Maj

General Director of He has 15 years of experience in managing of international companies. European Commission expert on human rights in the enterprises. He supports „Integration Great Gala”; „Presidents Volunteers 2011″.

Marek Jurkiewicz

Director of Swedish bank Ikano AB for Poland since 2010. He graduated from SGGW-AR and UW. He has hold a managerial position in banking sector for over 25 years. He participated in „green field” projects in Polish banking sector. Financial Enterprises Conference Committee Member.

Sylwester Pedowicz

Trainee solicitor in Legal office of Polowiec and Partners sp.j.  Provides complex legal services for entities engaged in chemical and energy industries. He has experience in the preparation of analyzes of the risks associated to business activity.  The area of his experience covers also legal support in field of copyright and industrial property rights.

Piotr Kolasa


Contributors support us, our work and that of our Fellows with special rates.

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