Coordinating Ambassadors - Europe

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Coordinating Regions:

UK & Ireland: United Kingdom and Ireland

Benelux & Germany: Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg

Europe 1: Andorra, Austria, France, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Switzerland

Europe 2: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, North Macedonia, Malta, Albania, Kosovo, San Marino

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

Kristina Drenker

 

Kristina Drenker

Berlin, Germany

[email protected] 

 

Kristina is passionate about supporting individuals on their personal and professional journeys. As a social impact and digital transformation coach and consultant, she collaborates across industries to plant and accelerate the cultural change needed to foster sustainable development.

She currently works as the Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors at bluplanet, the leading digital marketplace and trusted reseller for cloud solutions from Salesforce with the aim to co-create and execute the digital transformation journey of its customers and to build new growth engines. She is passionate about technology and its power to revolutionize sustainable development, whilst empowering individuals, teams, and companies to live the change they aim to create.

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.

Coordinating Ambassadors

UK & Ireland

Headshot: Rishi Dorai

 

Rishi Dorai

London, United Kingdom

rishi.dorai@oneyoungworld.com

 

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.

Benelux & Germany

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Dyonne Niehof

The Hague, Netherlands

[email protected]

 

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. She is a board member of the local branche of D66 - a social liberal political party. In addition she organises an annual 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.

Europe 1

Sorana-Florentina Ionita

 

Sorana-Florentina Ionita

Vienna, Austria

[email protected]

 

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 supporting 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

Salma

 

Salma Habachi

Barcelona, Spain

[email protected]

 

A perfervid marketer with experience in Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Brand and Community Management in addition to Business development & Strategy. Combining a knack for creativity with a sharp analytical mind, top class leadership traits and business acumen, Salma is highly passionate about brands with purpose, pulling out untapped consumer insights, testing her limits and crafting engaging business strategies.

Her greatest passion is to bring healing to the World by making tomorrow better and by becoming a voice to the voiceless and a beacon of hope to the hopeless. Salma is currently co-creating a blog about how to make change through travelling. Prior to this, she was a Hult Prize campus director; the world’s biggest entrepreneurship competition, in partnership with the United Nations but her journey with social activism started 6 years ago when she developed 2 social projects contributing to the improvement of education in her home country; Morocco.

Europe 3

danka

 

Danka Markovic

Warsaw, Poland

[email protected]

 

Danka is a Service Delivery Team Lead at Accenture Operations 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 in Montenegro. 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 through European Commission and US Department of State grants programs. She currently lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. At Accenture, together with a few colleagues, she has launched an initiative to mentor and empower more women to pursue leadership roles. Danka is passionate about women’s rights, gender equality and sustainable development.

Europe 4

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Natālija Knipše

Riga, Latvia

 

 

Natālija Knipše is a masters student of law from Latvia, working mainly in constitutional law and human rights law, she is the previous Youth Delegate of Latvia to the United Nations and a civic and political engagement activist, focusing on issues of human dignity, disinformation, climate change and equality. She participated in the OYW Munich summit in 2021 and has since been an active member of the OYW ambassador community. She is passionate about international law and human rights, strategic litigation and making politics understandable and accessible for everyone!

Eastern Europe / Central Asia

Ana

Ana Mosiashvili

Tbilisi, Georgia

[email protected]

 

Ana (also known as Anuki) is a human rights lawyer, educator, and youth advocate. Ana has been working with a number of non-governmental and international organizations and initiatives in various capacities, including being a steering committee member of the European Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights - YouAct, international coordinator of Y-PEER network, capacity building officer at the Adolescents and Youth Constituency of the PMNCH. Currently, Ana works as a women empowerment component leader at CENN - Caucasus Environmental NGO Network in Georgia. Her expertise lies in the health and well-being of young people, including SRHR and CSE, youth work, and non-formal education, gender equality and women empowerment (GEWE). Moreover, she has particular research interests in climate change-induced displacement and gender nexus, as well as environmental peacebuilding. She is passionate about grass root work and meaningful youth participation. Ana attended the One Young World summit as a Peace Ambassador in London, 2019.

Engagement Leads

UK & Ireland

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Roos Bruggink

London, United Kingdom

 

Roos Bruggink is a social and environmental sustainability intrapreneur. She currently works at Pfizer as a Corporate Responsibility & Philanthropy Manager and holds a Master in Sustainability Transition Management from the University of Bologna. Roos believes we are at a crossroads for sustainability - the defining issue of our generation - and the answer lies in collaboration between business, government, and civil society. Roos began her career at Pfizer in the oncology business unit, then transitioned into colleague engagement, where she played a role in informing, inspiring and engaging 2,500 UK colleagues and completed a stint in the digital external communications team. In her current role, Roos project manages Pfizer UK’s corporate responsibility programmes, which include product donations for humanitarian crises, environmental sustainability, colleague volunteering, charitable donations, colleague charitable giving & fundraising and schools outreach programmes. In addition, Roos is co-lead of the UK disABILITY diversity & inclusion network and co-chairs Pfizer's global Corporate Affairs culture community. Roos is also a One Young World Ambassador and holds the appointment of OYW Engagement Lead, UK & Ireland.

Europe 3

Svetlana

 

Svetlana Vylkova

Oost-Souburg, The Netherlands

 

Svetlana is an active change maker with a zeal for social entrepreneurship and leadership. 

She has co-found and led an organisation creating projects and events towards sustainable development in the Netherlands. She was then selected as SDG Voice Nederland and engaged in public speaking at events all over the country. She has also engaged in CSW66, COP26, and COY17 to represent the voices of youth. 

In 2019, after leading an independent research on SDG 4. Quality Education in Japan, she co-designed a course for university students and hosted workshops on empowerment inspiring them to reach their full potential. 

She is passionate about cultures, so she started a podcast inviting representatives of diverse backgrounds and celebrating diversity. 

For the future, she aspires to create impact through empowering young professionals and leading projects and organisation to sustainable development. 

Benelux & Germany

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Tobias Mosch

Berlin, Germany

 

Tobias is a young professional and intrapreneur from Germany. He currently works for Visa, the global payment network, serving business clients across the financial sector and beyond to grow their business and create value for users through data-driven insights and technology innovation. He specializes in open finance, responsible lending, and digital currencies. Tobias believes in the value of purpose-driven leadership and technology as an enabler to achieve sustainable development and social impact. He has led several impact-oriented initiatives, such as supporting young entrepreneurs in East Africa through education and financial inclusion, helping a Kenyan sanitation NGO develop a growth plan, and mentoring refugees from the Middle East to apply for jobs and integrate into German society. In his role as an Engagement Lead for Benelux & Germany, he is eager to connect and empower the regional Ambassador community throughout the year.

Previous Coordinating Ambassadors

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Caritta Seppä

Helsinki, Finland

 

Caritta Seppa is the co-founder and COO at Tespack, a technology startup focusing on developing mobile energy solutions for off-grid personnel. Caritta has been awarded as Forbes 30 Under 30, Top Finalists at Nordic Women in Tech Awards, and one of the EY Winning Women. She is passionate about technology, education and sustainability and an invited speaker to leading tech and business events, such as WTO Public Forum, ChangeNOW and CogX while she is also a TedX speaker. Caritta is an advisor and mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs and youth and she was one of the co-organisers for the first Women in Tech Forum in Peru.

She was the former CA for Europe 4 from 2020 to 2022.

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