Meet The Team

 

We’re proud of our people.

They bring with them many years experience from the world’s leading companies, a dedication to improving lives and a determination to reduce global poverty to zero.

Global Team

Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Co-Founder and Chairman

Karen Hitschke

Karen Hitschke

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Sophie Eisenmann

Sophie Eisenmann

Co-Founder and Senior Advisor

Eliane Knobbe

Eliane Knobbe

Partnerships Co-ordinator & EA

Bastian Müller

Bastian Müller

Director Partnerships & Investor Relations

Elisabetta Tacchetto

Elisabetta Tacchetto

Director of Finance and Operations

Ruby Frankland

Ruby Frankland

Global Brand & Communications Manager

Shashank Verma

Shashank Verma

Global Portfolio Manager

Lakshmi Viswanathan

Lakshmi Viswanathan

Global Portfolio Manager

Jan-Christoph Walter

Jan-Christoph Walter

CFO / COO

William Mandarino

William Mandarino

IT Systems Project Manager & DPO

Benjamin Overton

Benjamin Overton

Partnerships Manager

Janine Friedrich

Janine Friedrich

Office Manager

Lisa Bourdon

Lisa Bourdon

Accountant and Controller

Brazil Investments Team

Luciano Gurgel

Luciano Gurgel

YSB Brazil Investment Director

Francisco Vicente

Francisco Vicente

Financial Director

Daniel Grynberg

Daniel Grynberg

Investments & Acceleration Advisor

Ana Carolina Aquino

Ana Carolina Aquino

Investments & Acceleration Advisor

Guilherme Izidoro

Guilherme Izidoro

Finance and Investment Intern

Colombia Team

Gaia De Dominicis

Gaia De Dominicis

Country Director Colombia

Andrés Trujillo

Andrés Trujillo

Social Impact Director

Ernesto Daza Lacouture

Ernesto Daza Lacouture

Investment Manager Latam

India Team

Aarti Wig

Aarti Wig

Country Director, India

Vinatha M Reddy

Vinatha M Reddy

Founder and Chairperson, YSBF Bengaluru

Suresh K Krishna

Suresh K Krishna

Founder, Managing Director & CEO of YSBFB

Priya Shah

Priya Shah

Principal, YSBFB

Rohan Saste

Rohan Saste

Communications Consultant

Geet Kalra

Geet Kalra

Short-Term Associate, YSBFB

Naomi Noronha

Naomi Noronha

Logistic Manager Consultant

Prashantha Bhat

Prashantha Bhat

Company Secretary & Accounts Executive, YSBFB

Akhil Pawar

Akhil Pawar

Portfolio Associate, YSBFB

Uganda Team

Richard Tugume

Richard Tugume

East Africa Investment Director

Charles Kadde

Charles Kadde

Finance Officer

Susan Mirembe

Susan Mirembe

Portfolio Manager

Benson Agwena

Benson Agwena

Investment Associate

Kenya Team

Susan Wanjiku Ngalawa

Susan Wanjiku Ngalawa

Investment Manager

Corporate Initiatives

We operate as a social business ourselves and run a separate Corporate arm of the organisation all around the world.

Daniel Nowack

Daniel Nowack

Managing Director Corporate Initiatives, Based in Germany

Aarti Wig

Aarti Wig

Country Director, Based in India

Rahul Batra

Rahul Batra

Programme Director ICAT, Based in India

Hassan Hajam

Hassan Hajam

Research Lead, Based in India

Evelin Giometti

Evelin Giometti

Head of Yunus Corporate Action Tank, Based in Brazil

Rogerio Oliveira

Rogerio Oliveira

Yunus Brazil Founder

 Aparna Ashok

Aparna Ashok

Social Innovation Manager

Túlio Notini

Túlio Notini

Corporate Advisor, Based in Brazil

Arunima Singh

Arunima Singh

Head of Impact Accelerator & Corporate Partnerships, Based in India

Holke Brammer

Holke Brammer

Manager Corporate Social Businesses, Based in Germany

 Solene Tsitos

Solene Tsitos

Communications, MAN Impact Accelerator, Based in Greece

Marcella Puglia

Marcella Puglia

Corporate Social Innovation Builder, Based in Brazil

Nicole Carnizelo

Nicole Carnizelo

Commercial & Investment Solution Head, Based in Brazil

Glaziela Cavallaro

Glaziela Cavallaro

Yunus Corporate Brazil Co-Managing Director

Corporate Initiatives – External Experts

Our corporate team is set up as a network organization with experts from all around the world. That way, we are able to put together powerful teams with expertise from diverse areas. The below are some of the experts who are working with us on our projects.

Klaus Motoki Tonn

Klaus Motoki Tonn

Managing Director Lumen Partners

Emil Lamprecht

Emil Lamprecht

Founder & CEO Growth Mechanics

Svenja Bickert-Appleby

Svenja Bickert-Appleby

Founder New Order Design

Marlin Watling

Marlin Watling

Senior Partner Lumen Partners

Network Country Teams.

We are part of an even wider network of organisations that manage our existing portfolios in The Balkans, Haiti & Tunisia

Balkans Team

Shkelzen Marku

Shkelzen Marku

Country Director, The Balkans

Dafina Bekaj

Dafina Bekaj

Admin and Finance Manager

Sonila Necaj

Sonila Necaj

Business Advisor

Megi Pando

Megi Pando

Business Facilitator

Kibela Nasufi

Kibela Nasufi

PR & Communications Manager

Gerion Treska

Gerion Treska

Entrepreneurship Community Facilitator

Haiti Team

Philippe Saint Cyr

Philippe Saint Cyr

Country Director, Haiti

Rebecca Augustin

Rebecca Augustin

Admin and Finance Assistant

Tunisia Team

Fares Mabrouk

Fares Mabrouk

Tunisia Partner

Leila Charfi

Leila Charfi

Country Director, Tunisia

Mayssa Mrabet

Mayssa Mrabet

Operations & Communication Lead

Sarra Ben Miled

Sarra Ben Miled

Investment Associate

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