The Ashoka Visionary Alumnae*i 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.
In 2018, Ahmad was selected to be a Lazord Fellow at Jon. D Gerhart Center for philanthropy and responsible business at The American University in Cairo for his contributions to the social development field.
Muhammad is working as CEO of Talents Academy - an educational and social enterprise that is meant to promote social change, with a vision to develop and raise talents and excellence in Arab society in Israel. He has well-grounded knowledge of many social and governmental programs.
Andrew manages the Greece operations of the Costas M. Lemos Foundation, a philanthropic foundation which focusses on the marine environment and unemployed youth. This involves oversight of all donations, processes and communications of the Foundation’s Greek activities.
Hisham is the Regional Director for the Arab World at Synergos, focusing on the promotion of social entrepreneurship, youth volunteerism and employment. Under Hisham's leadership, Synergos has built the largest network of social entrepreneurs in the region, and strengthened the skills and employability of over 5000 young people.
Hisham El Rouby
Amira believes in the power of Changemakers, she has 8 years of experience in different fields mainly Sales, Marketing and Training with a recent experience in civil development.
Abla is a senior consultant of neonatal intensive care and continuing medical education, worked in Egypt and in several other countries and currently affiliated to Children and Women Specialty hospital, Al Galaa Military Complex .
Adnane is an Ashoka Fellow who has committed his life to work in the MENA region, particularly Morocco, enabling creative thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation for the common good.
Artur Nadcrinicinii is a freelance consultant with over 15 years professional experience in international cooperation and development.
Aziza is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Omnis Institute, an independent organisation dedicated to amplifying the voices of marginalised and underrepresented local social leaders, particularly youth, women and minorities.
Aziza KhabbushOmnis Institute
Dan founded the Anou Cooperative, an artisan managed and owned online platform that enables artisans to sell their work independently, regardless of literacy, and enables them to shape the future of craft in Morocco.
Dan DriscollThe Anou Cooperative
Eman is currently working in Nazareth Municipality as Advisor of the general director for economic development.
Gil is currently a business consultant to the company in the area of information security, as well as an investor in real estate.
Josep is a ‘societal’ innovator and policy maker more than anything else. He is used to working with practitioners, business, and NGO staff, in a non-profit/for profit environment, both as a facilitator and manager.
Katja has been working for 17 years at Deloitte as a consultant, in 2018 she started a social business with the idea of building bridges between Europe and Middle Eastern countries.
Katja TeuchmannSafa East Venture e.U.
Melek is the Founder of the Turkish Women’s International Network, a global sisterhood network for change, and BinYaprak, a digital sisterhood circle for women of Turkey to empower each other.
Melek PulatkonakTurkishWIN & BinYaprak
Michal is Director Employment and Economic Program in the village of Jisr al-Zarqa. She gave birth to the Zarqa Gallery, a work and creative space for the women of the community.
Nikolay is the co-founder & CEO of CastFolio. Since 1998, he has been working as an animator, producer and visualization expert of advertising, architectural, TV, film and web projects.
The founder of "home ground" - an Israeli registered charity based in Tel Aviv, Israel which offer a completely unique and innovative way of supporting homeless people through the game of soccer.
Silvia cumulated professional experience around the issues of Youth, Peace and Social Finance. She is now catalyising innovation at Bottega Terzo Settore, a brand-new impact hub.
Silvia SilvozziBottega Terzo Settore - Fondazione Carisap
Barbara works as Regional Manager for the Institute for Inclusive Education in Kiel, Germany. The Institute developed the first qualification for people with intellectual disabilities which enables them to work at universities.
Barbara MayrhoferInstitute for Inclusive Education
Clarissa is Co-Leader of the EU-funded ERASMUS+-project “Society in motion” with colleagues from Norway (Bergen School of Architecture) and Austria (University of Applied Arts).
Clarissa RhombergSociety in motion
Claudia has been managing the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft since 2001. She implemented a reform and a new strategy process for the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft and is responsible for its strategic direction.
Claudia LingnerLudwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft
With her organisation, dahir, Dagmar is developing a new standard for the field of property management and low-income tenants, putting the tenant’s needs at the centre and empowering them as co-creators.
Since 2014 Tomas became Managing Director of the Karel Janecek Foundation. They have 3 main programs - Education, Social innovations and Kindness.
Raluca is working as a Sustainability Specialist in Enel Romania, a multi-national power company and a leading integrated player in the world’s power and gas markets, with the aim of tackling business issues, creating value both for the company and its stakeholders.
Raluca CocuzEnel Romania
Andrea has exhaustive consulting experience, besides she was part of the Corporate Citizenship Core team Vienna for multiple years and took over the lead role in Austria about 6 months ago.
Masha has 15 years of experience in philanthropy and capacity building in democratization and development. At Open Society Initiative for Europe she leads grant support to development of policy research and think tanks in the Western Balkans
Masha DjordjevicOpen Society Foundations
Alexandra has been working in the financing sector in Germany and Austria. She experienced a reat variety of positions, in banking, ranging from international syndicated loans, structured finance& funding and capital markets.
Alexandra NitzladerHYPO NOE Gruppe Bank
Stefanie has been working in the Legal Department of the OPEC Fund for International Development for the past five years. As an executive assistant she is managing the in- and outgoing workflow and communication of the department.
Nicole has more than 20 years experience in the international nonprofit and social development sector with SOS Children’s Villages International. Focus: Africa, the Middle East and Gulf, Europe and Eastern Europe.
Nicole NassarSOS Children’s Villages International
Since 2018, Anna has been concentrating on the internal organization and process orientation regarding legal, financial and personnel related topics at ASHOKA in Central and Eastern Europe
Anna SchadenAshoka CEE
Linda has been involved for more than 15 years in adult education, leadership and diversity. In 2018, she founded her own company Diversio with the aim to support women in expert functions and to connect business and academia.
Ksenia is a coach, trainer in the field of social projects’ management, social innovations, leadership, manager of local and international social initiatives. Her main project is Laboratory of social initiatives / Social Lab “City for life”.
He is member of the Ashoka Support Network and runs the family-owned company Magovox whose purpose is to support local initiatives in the fields of education, psychology and democracy.
Jeremy is the executive director of Transitions (TOL), one of Central and Eastern Europe's leading media development organizations, and editor in chief of TOL's flagship publication,Transitions Online.
The object of the organisation “Landschaftspflegeverein Thermenlinie – Wienerwald – Wiener Becken” is to protect and maintain about 500 hectares of valuable & threatened habitats by accessing and involving local people in nature-conservation.
Irene DrodzowskiBlühendes Österreich
Andreja has more than 14 years of experience in social finance & social enterprise in Europe, Western Balkans, Eastern Neighbourhood. She is founder of the craft for intellectual services providing mentoring, coaching, consulting and trainings.
Andreja RosandicFaculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Zagreb
Oxana is director of corporate university at MTS – the leading telecom operator in Russia. She is responsible for all aspects in the appraisal, training, and leadership and culture development.
Oxana KukharchukMTS University
Niki is Teach For Austria Fellow. Formerly he was Managing Director of his family’s business "Griller Kabel" supplying electrification hardware solutions to industry and car manufacturing.
Niki GrillerTeach for Austria
As European Integrator at Ashoka, Karin aims to strengthen the collaboration between the 18 European Ashoka offices. As trainer and facilitator she supports companies in the public/private sector.
Klara is the chairwoman of the Czech Expert Society for Inclusive Education, the leader of the Czech Government Committee on the Rights of the Child and also the Minister of Social Affairs advisor. She is also an Ashoka Fellow.
Klara is a Yoga Teacher, Coach, Health Guide and Entrepreneur.
Elisabeth heads Julius Raab Stiftung. Formerly, she has been working experience in fields such as renewable energy, communication and strategic consultancy and political organisations.
Elisabeth MayerhoferJulius Raab Foundation
Beata is Executive Director of International Visegrad Fund, former Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Poland, lawyer, negotiator and long-term civil servant.
Beata JaczewskaVisegrad Fund
Formerly Communications Manager at Ashoka Austria/CEE and organizer of the Visionary Program in Vienna, Carina is currently working for SwissProsthetics as Marketing Manager
Karin is a facilitator and activist who focuses on bridging the gap between NGO needs and political and structural requirements – in the field of services for persons with disabilities.
Karin OndasSozialwirtschaft Steiermark
Manuela is working at the nonprofit foundation Blühendes Österreich that helps maintain naturally sensitive habitats. She heads Austria’s only NPO women‘s network based in Vienna.
Manuela AchitzBlühendes Österreich
Andrea has 20 years of broad international experience as sales executive and business developer in the IT sector. Andrea is enthusiastic about bringing her skills to projects that foster disruptive social innovation to make this world a better place.
Andrea MörikeMörike Consultant
Andra is a social entrepreneur having founded Younited Cultures. She also works for the Hil Foundation as project manager and is a mentor for im/migrants in various programs.
Andra SlaatsYounited Cultures
Alexander is co-founder of Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania, and NGO which currently employs 50 staff. His entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in running a financial self-sufficient training centre for farmers.
Alexander WostrySustainable Agriculture Tanzania
Ondřej is building an impact investing and venture philanthropy ecosystem in the Czech Republic. He heads the Ceska sporitelna Foundation and the Depositum Bonum Foundation.
Ondrej ZapletalDepositum Bonum Foundation
Abu is the co-founderof Village Energy Limited a social enterprise that runs franchised solar shops that deliver quality products and ensure effective access to skilled solar technicians.
Abu MusuuzaVillage Energy Uganda
Sheila is a social entrepreneur, a lawyer by training and a passionate advocate for progressive rural community development at grass root level.
Sonja is member of an expert team in the European Commission (DG NEAR) where she provides strategic guidance on strengthening the enabling environment for civil society in the countries pursuing EU accession.
Sonja NitaEuropean Commission
Christoph 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.
Kataryna is co-founder/president of Panoptykon Foundation, vice-president of European Digital Rights, board member of Tactical Technology Collective and Amnesty International (Poland).
Kataryna SzymielewiczFundacja Panoptykon
Elisabeth 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 is CFO of AGES - the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety - one of Europe's leading organisations in risk minimisation in health, food safety and consumer protection.
Edit is a social scientist and founder of Women without Borders, an NGO based in Vienna, Austria. She strengthens women’s capabilities through education, collaboration and self-confidence.
Edit SchlafferWomen without Borders
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
Noa is founder of several initiatives. Driven by her conviction that the world urgently needed to rethink its definition of juvenile justice, she founded the NGO Young in Prison in 2002.
Noa LodeizenYoung In Prison
Helga is 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 is enthusiastic about bringing his years of consulting expertise in business development and strategy to projects that can change the world.
Alice is working for the Essl Foundation. Other occupations: Co-founder of the NGO Echo100 Plus, co-founder of the Social Kitchen Club, Board-Member of the Kahane Foundation.
Alice KahaneEssl Foundation
Iva works in NGO FOKUS České Budějovice as project manager and as an evaluator. FOKUS České Budějovice provide social, health and job services for people with mental illness.
Iva ČernáFOKUS České Budějovice
Flaviano is an Italian environmentalist and activist. He he founded Source International, a non-profit organization that deals with human rights abuses caused by extractive industries.
Flaviano BianchiniSource International
Currently active in Venice, Italy the mission of Venezia Autentica is to increase the retention of tourism revenue in the destination by empowering both travelers and local businesses.