Ada Andreoni co-leads the Systems Change module of the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program. She is also a co-creator of the Wellbeing module and supports the Elders Council ecosystem initiative.
She joined Ashoka in 2019 as part of the team organizing the Ashoka Changemaker Summit where her passion for systemic change was ignited. She then continued working for Ashoka Spain as Partnerships Manager until 2021. Ada is passionate about bottom-up approaches and the power of collective action and innovative ideas. At Ashoka, she has been dedicated to deepening her knowledge and expertise on systems change to support social entrepreneurs to scale their impact and achieve systemic change in their field. She has a multicultural academic background in Social Sciences and a master’s degree in Local Development at the University of Padua. Her master's thesis "Youth Leading Change: The Contribution of Social Entrepreneurship to Formal Education" was published in 2020 in the digital journal Synergies – Educational dialogues for social change.
Alex de la Torre
Alex de la Torre is responsible of the Changemaker Finance activities at Ashoka and the ASN Angel Network manager. Alex leverages his financial experience as Economic Consultant and as Finance Director at Ashoka Spain. He has delivered several social finance workshops and has been part of various Social Investment Accelerators.
Replication & Transfer
Communication & Framework Change
Program Co-leader, System Change and New Leadership
Florian Rutsch co-created and co-leads the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program including its co-learning modules on System Change, Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration, and Government Alliances as well as its ecosystem initiatives on funding and supporting system changers.
He co-published the report 'Embracing Complexity: Towards a shared understanding of funding systems change' at the World Economic Forum in collaboration with several global sector partners. It is based on, among others, his previous report 'Seven Steps for Funding System Change'. He is also a co-creator of Catalyst 2030 and the Elders Council for Social Entrepreneurs, as well as a thought partner in the Ashoka Globalizer Program, Ashoka's flagship accelerator for system change strategies.
Previously, he co-founded a youth campaign reaching 25k people in 35 countries and worked as a social impact consultant on strategy, impact measurement, and stakeholder engagement. He studied business, economics, and social entrepreneurship in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, United States, United Kingdom, and Kenya.
Program Co-leader, System Change & Democracy
Loic Van Cutsem
Replication & Transfer
Impact and Evidence
Agata Stafiej-Bartosik is a country co-director for Ashoka Poland. She is also an Ashoka Fellow. Through education and programming, Agata creatively reshaped the role of the media in the Polish society to increase awareness of a range of pressing social problems, from homelessness to public safety to public health concerns, such as HIV/AIDS or substance addiction. Underlying her efforts was the recognition that given the appropriate structure, support as well as verified data and evidence, media and advertising can enhance society’s social awareness and democratic potential. By working to create an alliance among media professionals, marketing executives, research companies and changemakers, Agata is focusing attention on shared problems and paths to their solutions. Agata worked for a consulting company PwC where she co-led the sustainability advisory team. She has also worked for Danone, where she has created the first cause-related marketing program in Poland. Agata co-founded the The Social Communication Foundation, The Social Communication Factory and Smart Kolektiv (Serbia).
Diversity initiative leader
Program Co-leader, New Leadership, Wellbeing and Democracy
Collective Impact initiatives co-leader
Teresa Seabra Pereira
Corporate Alliances Module Lead
Co-learning Module Support - Changemaker Leadership
Shafat is a partnerships manager at Ashoka, based in London, stewarding a thriving network of leading social entrepreneurs, young changemakers, business leaders, donors, supporters, and partner organisations. Shafat is a storyteller who has a background in building programs to activate changemaking journeys, facilitating ideation sessions, marketing and communications having worked at various startup organisations. He led his own sustainable clothing brand and is extremely passionate about human rights within supply chains. Shafat grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh and holds a certification on Systems Change and Social Impact from The University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business and Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. Prior to being on the UK & Ireland team, Shafat worked at the Ashoka Global HQ.
New Leadership Program Manager, Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration
Changemakers United Lead
Fellowship Rep Integrator
Misza joined Ashoka in August 2019 to develop, coordinate and promote the Journey to Changemaker Certificate Program. He is responsible for strengthening the relations with the existing participants of the program as well as for engaging new higher education institutions from Poland and beyond.
He is a human rights advocate, translator, and musician born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984. Since 2011, he’s been living in Warsaw, Poland. Professionally trained in linguistics, IT and choral conducting, he has been involved in various levels of project management and international cooperation facilitation, serving as the concert producer at the Catholic Cathedral in Moscow (2007-2011), manager of the Russian-Polish Reconciliation Conference in Warsaw (2012-2013) and as the programme officer of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups, involved in political and church human rights advocacy (2014-2019). In 2014, he founded Voces Gaudii, the first choir for LGBT persons and friends in Poland.