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Managing Board

The Managing Board is constituted by the shareholders of the “SIA Social Impact Award gemeinnützige GmbH”. The Board drives the vision and strategy of the SIA community. The domains and voting procedures of the Board are defined in the Shareholder Agreement.

 

Jakob Detering

Managing Director

Jakob Detering leads the international SIA community since 2015. Before he joined Social Impact Award, he worked in the foundation sector supporting social business across Europe. He is also a social entrepreneur himself as former general manager of ‘Somaro’, a social business in Romania that runs social groceries to reduce food waste and provide Romanians living at the edge of poverty access to low-priced food. Jakob Detering also is university lecturer at Modul University in Vienna. He holds a Master in Public Policy and a Bachelor in Business, Economics and Social Sciences. He was nominated as Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2013.

 

 

Peter Vandor

Founder & Academic Director

Peter Vandor is the founder and academic director of Social Impact Award. He also serves as a senior researcher and manager of the Social Entrepreneurship Center at WU, the Vienna University of Economics and Business. In his position, he has been leading 50+ collaboration projects with organizations such as ERSTE Foundation, CERN, UNDP and the Roland Berger Foundation. His research focuses on social entrepreneurship, migrant entrepreneurship and innovation and has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing and Harvard Business Review. Peter was nominated as Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2012.

 

 

Hinnerk Hansen

on behalf of Impact Hub Vienna GmbH

Hinnerk Hansen represents the Impact Hub Vienna GmbH, an organization he co-founded in 2009. He works as an independent advisor in the foundation sector, supports the strategic development of the International Alumni Center in Berlin and leads the Connecting Networks program for philanthropic institutions across Europe. From 2010 to 2017, Hinnerk was the Global Director of Impact Hub, a community of innovators and network of spaces in over 100 cities around the world. Besides Social Impact Award’s board, he serves on the board of Impact Hub Vienna and other social enterprises, and has been appointed to the Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation of the World Economic Forum. Hinnerk holds a master’s degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

 

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board’s role is to advise the Managing Board and the entire SIA team on key areas such as strategy, business development or performance. The Advisory Board has no decision-making power, but rather counsels SIA and thus provides expertise, guidance and business-development insight. The Advisory Board is composed by the following high-level experts from a wide range of organizations.

 

Franz Karl Prüller (Chair)

Franz Karl Prüller has been Senior Advisor to the ERSTE Foundation Board since 2016. Before joining ERSTE Foundation, where he was Director of the Social Development Programme from 2005 until 2013, Member of the Board from 2012 until 2016, and the Board’s Chair from 2015 to 2016, he worked at Caritas Austria for 17 years. For a period of nine years there, he was Secretary General in charge of international programmes and the project department. During that time he represented Caritas Austria on the executive boards of Caritas Internationalis and Europa and chaired the charitable foundation Neighbour in Need for three years. Prior to 1996, he was in charge of Caritas’ Central and Eastern Europe programme and disaster relief programme. While working on the CEE programme from 1989 to 1993, he helped re-build Caritas organisations in the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria, among others.

 

Marija Matovska

Marija Matovska is the Country Coordinator of Social Impact Award Macedonia. Serving in this role since 2016, she is one of the most experienced Country Coordinators within the entire SIA community. Besides her work at Social Impact Award, Marija is co-founder of the Youth Council of the American Embassy. In the past, she has been working as a marketing agent in Fashionel.mk and as project coordinator in Health Education and Reserach Association- H.E.R.A. Marija holds master degree in e-business management. Beside her dedication to the social entrepreneurship, marketing and business, she is also passionate about the files in society related to human rights, sexual and reproductive health and people with disability. Because of that Marija is part of few organizations and informal initiatives, such as: Inclusive solutions, Trisomija 21- Skopje, Vo mojot svet etc. Marija is practicing healthy life style, including yoga and mountaineering sports. She is also part of the mountaineering club Ljuboten – Tetovo and the alpine club Matka- Skopje.

 

Neven Marinović

Neven Marinovic is co-founder and executive director of Smart Kolektiv, a leading Serbian organisation in the field of CSR and social entrepreneurship, and director of the Responsible Business Forum – business network established with the aim to mainstream CSR in Serbia. Neven gained formal education at the department for production and management – Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade, and informal through numerous education programs throughout Europe and USA including Harvard university course for non-profit management and leadership. Neven co-founded a number of social enterprises in Serbia, and was among the initiators of various programs that support social and young entrepreneurs ranging from incubators, training programs to financing schemes and advocacy coalitions.

 

Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer is head of the Institute for Nonprofit-Management at WU Vienna (University of Economics and Business). At WU Vienna, he is also member of the academic board of the Professional MBA Program for Social Management and member of the board of the Competence Center for NPOs and Social Entrepreneurship. Besides, he is head of the board of WU’s career center.
 

 

 

Katherine Milligan

Katherine Milligan is the former Director and Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, where she was the recipient of the Pforzheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.  Katherine’s previous work experience includes a Sheldon Knox Research Fellowship at Harvard University (2004-2005); a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum (2005-2009). Before that she was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and a strategy consultant for several non-profits. Her work has been published in the International Institute of Economics, Stanford Social Innovation Review, MIT journal Innovations, and the Harvard Business School.

 

Annegret Wulff

Annegret Wulff serves as managing director of MitOst connects active citizens in an open and diverse network in 40+ countries in Europe and its neighbouring regions by encouragíng activities and implementing programmes which foster cultural exchange, active citizenship, social cohesion and sustainable urban and rural development – beyond cultural, sectoral or linguistic borders. She is with MitOst since 2001, where she – among other projects – developed and scaled the Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg to more than 20 countries in Eastern and Central Europe, Turkey and North Africa. She represents MitOst in several European organisations and networks, including the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, the Petersburg Dialogue, NECE, and others. Annegret completed Slavic studies, German studies and Economy in Potsdam (Germany) and Smolensk (Russia).

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