UK: United Kingdom
Europe 1: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Switzerland
Europe 2: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Macedonia, Malta, Albania, Kosovo
Europe 3: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia
Europe 4: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden
Eastern Europe/Central Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Meet the Team
Anna Dona-Hie. Managing Ambassador
Anna is a strategy consultant in Paris and recently completed her MBA at INSEAD. In her ‘day job’, she helps senior executives at major organizations define their corporate strategy plans and solve complex problems. In parallel, she has been working on youth unemployment in France and launched a partnership with the 1st social network for orientation in France. She is also an advisor to several NGOs and a member of the Future Generation Commission of the Red-Cross. She has been very close to One Young World for years, a Delegate Speaker at the Ottawa Summit in 2016, the Coordinating Ambassador for Europe 1 in 2018, and since 2019 the Managing Ambassador for Europe.
Anna is thrilled to help the One Young World community strengthen as she manages all European Coordinating Ambassadors.
Carlotta Giacche. Coordinating Ambassador, UK
Carlotta is an Italian/German corporate banker, currently working with renewable energy and digital infrastructure projects in northern Europe. As part of her commitment towards sustainable finance, Carlotta is on a mission to explore how to make money matter whist it grows. By doing so, she is aiming to empower millennials to drive the demand for more transparent and consistent information on their investments, reducing "greenwashing" or "SDG window dressing". She is a member of various groups and networks, such as the Finance&Business 2030 Task Force, which promotes thought leadership and new perspectives in this space.
Dyonne Niehof. Coordinating Ambassador, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands
Dyonne is a public affairs professional, helping clients navigate the political landscape of the Netherlands. She advises branch associations, companies, municipalities, and entrepreneurs. Her passion is bridging the gap between politics and society, which she does by organising activities at the local branch of her political party. Annually, Dyonne organises an event on behalf of her professional association, where ten small charities are invited to meet politicians, policymakers, and lobbyists and given advice on how to bring their interests to the attention of relevant stakeholders.
Previously, Dyonne worked as a policy officer at the national parliament.
Sorana-Florentina Ionita. Coordinating Ambassador, Europe 1
Having a background in Industrial Engineering, Sorana is currently working as a Supply Chain Project Manager for the world’s largest food solutions provider Bühler. Apart from her daily job, she also leads the Bühler intrapreneurship movement Generation B in Austria, aiming at engaging their employees and bringing corporate change from the bottom up. A volunteer at heart, Sorana has been involved and working for different organisations throughout the past 10 years, such as Partners in Food Solutions (by helping African food businesses) and ESTIEM (European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management), where she occupied the Vice President position on a European level. Sorana has gained intercultural experience by living and working in 6 countries on 3 continents.
Dehydys Pimentel. Coordinating Ambassador, Europe 2
Dehydys is passionate about energy and driven to have a positive impact in everything she does. She is particularly interested in decarbonization, exploring renewable sources and how they can contribute to sustainable development as a global commitment. Her work as a mechanical engineer in the UK and Spain has allowed her to understand the ways in which she can contribute to ensure equitable energy access. Moreover, Dehydys was responsible for setting up the LGTBI+ business resource group at BP in Pangbourne (UK) and Madrid (Spain), promoting diversity and inclusion programs within the business, establishing an open and safe space for employees and working with other companies to share best practices and create training programs. She continues to engage with the community in order to proactively take the necessary steps to tackle social injustice.
Danka Markovic. Coordinating Ambassador, Europe 3
Danka is a senior data analyst at Accenture Operations and a Montenegrin living in Poland. She got a Bachelor’s degree in International relations, studying at University of Donja Gorica and American University, Washington DC. She has professional experience in marketing and more than five years of experience working in the non-profit sector. As a member of NGO SAFRA and Montenegrin American Youth Alumni Association, Danka worked on projects focusing on youth engagement, human rights, civil education and environment protection. Some of the projects were executed on the regional level - including several Western Balkan countries and supported by European Commission and US Department of State grants. She is passionate about women’s rights, gender equality and sustainable development.
Caritta Seppä. Coordinating Ambassador, Europe 4
Caritta Seppä is the co-founder and COO at Tespack, company focusing on bringing mobile energy solutions to the most rural regions by working with some of the leading NGOs such as the United Nations. Caritta was named as one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018 as well as one of the top 100 Women in Wearables. She is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and sustainability and loves to support other aspiring entrepreneurs and change-makers. She was one of the co-organisers for the first-ever Women in Tech Forum in Peru, Lima and is an invited keynote speaker to leading tech conferences. Caritta took part in her first OYW Summit in 2018 in The Hague and was also one of the Delegate Speakers on education
Saida Ibrahimava. Coordinating Ambassador: Eastern Europe/Central Asia
Saida Ibrahimava has more than ten years of successful experience in the non-profit sector and more than five years of working experience for governmental institutions. She has implemented dozens of projects in the sphere of social inclusion, education, social entrepreneurship, sustainability and P/CVE activities. She is a graduate of Charles University in Prague, UNAOC and John Smith Trust Fellowship alumna, trainer, Co-founder and Director of "Youth to Youth Initiative”(Y2Y) - international youth-led organisation with the focus on youth development. She is passionate about the topics of community development, social change, leadership and enjoys design, film photography and art.