Coordinating Ambassadors - Europe

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Coordinating Regions:

UK & Ireland: United Kingdom, Ireland

Netherlands: Netherlands

Germany: Germany

Europe 1: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, 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

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Managing Ambassador

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Anna Dona-Hie

Paris, France

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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.

Coordinating Ambassadors

UK & Ireland

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Rishi Dorai

London, United Kingdom

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Rishi Dorai is a purpose-driven leader, making a meaningful impact at the forefront of the energy transition and drive to net zero. He currently works as an ESG Director for bp in Strategy & Sustainability. Rishi began his career working as a geologist in bp’s exploration & production business on projects across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Later, he transitioned into Strategy & Sustainability, where he played a key role in framing bp's net-zero ambition and has since been involved in the development and execution of the company’s new corporate strategy to transform bp into an integrated energy company. In addition to being a One Young World Coordinating Ambassador, Rishi is also a Climate Reality Leader at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, a global coalition of changemakers, founded by former US Vice President Al Gore, working to drive the energy transition, solve the climate crisis and build a just and healthy future for the world. Rishi is passionate about accelerating the energy transition, driving towards net zero and leveraging the power of global corporations in amplifying positive impact.

Netherlands

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Dyonne NIehof

The Hague, Netherlands

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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.

Germany

Kristina Drenker

 

Kristina Drenker

Berlin, Germany

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Kristina is a Social Intra- and Entrepreneur and Certified Master Coach leading digital and sustainability projects across Europe within FMCG, Life Sciences and Tech industry. After attending The One Young World Summit 2018, The Hague, she became an advocate for sustainability and female empowerment at her former employer Coca-Cola European Partners, where she particularly pushed for innovative solutions to reduce packaging waste.

She is passionate about technology and its power to revolutionise sustainable development, whilst empowering individuals, teams and companies to live the change they aim to create. In the past years, she has lived in Germany, Australia and The Netherlands where she worked with local organisations and communities to organise fundraising events for cancer research, Indigenous Australian mentoring programs for young adults and is dedicated to supporting families with sick children in their time of need.

Europe 1

Sorana-Florentina Ionita

 

Sorana-Florentina Ionita

Vienna, Austria

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Having a background in Industrial Engineering, Sorana is currently working as a Digital Factory 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.

Europe 2

Dehydys Pimentel

 

Dehydys Pimentel

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Dehydys is passionate about energy and driven to have a positive impact in everything she does with a particular interest in decarbonisation, contributing to sustainable development as a global commitment. Through her work in engineering and trading in the UK, Spain and the Netherlands, she strives to improve people's access to equitable energy. Moreover, Dehydys is experienced in setting up programs to promote diversity and inclusion as well as mental health in the workplace. This involves creating a safe space for employees and working with other companies to share best practices. Dehydys continues to engage with the community in order to proactively take the necessary steps to tackle social injustice.

Europe 3

Danka Markovic

 

Danka Markovic

Warsaw, Poland

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Danka is a Service Delivery Team Lead 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 works 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 through European Commission and US Department of State grants. She is passionate about women’s rights, gender equality and sustainable development.

Europe 4

Caritta Seppa

 

Caritta Seppä

Helsinki, Finland

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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

Eastern Europe / Central Asia

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Gvantsa Khizanishvili

Tbilisi, Georgia

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Gvantsa Khizanishvili, MD, MPH has been devoting her work to improve health systems strengthening and address inequalities. Currently, she is working at City Cancer Challenge Foundation, focusing on improving access to quality and equitable cancer care around the world. Her work is centred around using innovative, multisectoral and partnerships approach and leadership to create solutions for the complex healthcare systems challenges. Previously, over the years she has worked with international organizations, governments, and private healthcare organizations, in identifying gaps and finding sustainable solutions for the global health challenges and healthcare systems.

Gvantsa received several international fellowships including the U.S Department of State Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship. She earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Tbilisi State Medical University and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the United States. She was the European Association for Cancer Research visiting fellow at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health. Gvantsa is Women Deliver Leader and she served as a World Contraception Day Ambassador for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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