Team

Meet the dedicated Impact Institute team

Welcome to the heart of the Impact Institute, where a team of passionate professionals is committed to driving positive change in the global economic landscape. Our diverse and skilled staff brings together a wealth of expertise in impact measurement, valuation, and sustainable practices. Through meticulous training, innovative tools, and tailored services, the Impact Institute team stands ready to guide you on your journey towards impactful and sustainable practices. Join us in shaping a better world through the transformative power of the impact economy.

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Team Impact Institute

Executive Council

Michel Scholte

Executive Council Member & Co-Founder

Michel Scholte is the Executive Council Member and Co-Founder of the Impact Institute. He is a social entrepreneur dedicated to a more equitable economy. Michel is also the co-founder and executive director of True Price. He holds a variety of advisory board positions and is an alumnus of the Shapers Network of the World Economic Forum and a member of Worldconnectors. He holds an MSc degree in Sociology from the VU University Amsterdam, with a specialisation in research methods, politics and living wages. Michel is a frequently asked public speaker and opinionist in the field of impact measurement and valuation.

Adrian de Grootz Ruiz
Adrian de Groot Ruiz

CEO & Co-Founder

Adrian is the CEO and Co-founder of Impact Institute. He is also the Co-Founder of True Price, the Co-Initiator and board member of the Impact Economy Foundation, and the Director of True Price Foundation. Adrian holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Amsterdam, cum laude, and has served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Utrecht University since 2022. He was recognised as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and as one of the top-20 of most influential people in sustainability by the Dutch newspaper Trouw.

Consulting

Sustainable Finance

Arjan Udding
Arjan Udding

Consulting Director

Arjan is the director responsible for our Consulting division and our Sustainable Finance team. Bringing more than 23 years of consulting experience, he helps organisations transform to become impact-driven so they can play their role in accelerating societal transitions. Prior to joining, he worked for PwC NL and UK, helped build a consulting start-up from scratch, and was the CRO a.i at SWIFT. He strongly believes real change starts with individuals who have the courage to embrace uncertainty and breakthrough status quo thinking.

Roland van Keeken
Roland van Keeken

Investing Manager

Roland is a Manager and he leads our work for the Impact Investing sector. He has been involved as consultant and project manager in 50+ projects since joining Impact Institute. He believes that impact measurement and management can play an essential role to support the allocation of capital towards solutions for today’s societal challenges. Previously, he worked in Financial Risk Management at Deloitte and Ortec Finance. He holds a MSc in Quantitative Finance from Erasmus University.

Megan Roux
Megan Roux

Team Lead

Megan leads the Sustainable Finance team. She obtained an MSc in Economics, specialising in Behavioral Economics and Game Theory from the University of Amsterdam. Prior to that, she received a BA in Economics at Rhodes University in South Africa.

Adrien Gruson
Adrien Gruson

Senior Associate

Adrien is a Senior Associate in the Sustainable Finance and the Data departments of Impact Institute. His work focuses on asset managers and asset owners using technology-driven solutions to model and quantify the impacts of any kind of balance sheet, across all asset classes and across environmental, social and human topics. He helps investors to progress further into their journey to become an impactful capital provider to the world economy. Prior to working with Impact Institute, Adrien worked within the Credit Agricole Group, in investment banking and in asset management. Adrien holds a Masters in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, and an MSC in Investment Banking and Financial Markets from the University Paris Dauphine.

Mistoura Daouda

Senior Associate

Mistoura is a Senior Associate. She holds a MSc in Finance with a specialisation in Corporate Finance and a bachelor in Management and Applied Economics. Prior to joining Impact Institute, Mistoura started her career in asset management where she was an analyst first and then a portfolio manager of equity funds. Among other things, she worked on ESG implementation within investment processes and led the work for the company to become a UNPRI signatory. She believes in the role of the financial sector in steering companies to understand the scale of their impact and act on it.

Bernardo Lacayo

Team Lead

Bernardo is a Team Lead at Impact Institute in the Sustainable Finance team. He holds an MBA in Finance, a second concentration in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He brings over a decade of experience in strategy consulting, financial advisory, and valuations. Bernardo firmly believes in improvement through cooperation and teamwork. He is passionate about fair income distribution and recognizing the impact each of us has on society. Outside work, he cherishes time with his partner, their dog, and shares a love for football.

Katharina Bauer
Katharina Bauer

Associate

Katharina is an Associate. She holds an MSc in Strategic Management from HEC Paris. Before that, she obtained a BSc in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Leiden University College. Katharina completed various internships focusing on business and sustainability. Companies she has worked for include BASF, the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) and Rubio Impact Ventures.

Roy Verkaik

Associate

Roy is an Associate. He holds a MSc in Business Administration with a specialization in Business Analytics. Roy previously worked in the financial sector at a large corporate bank. He believes in the transformative power of sound data use in organisations. A personal ambition is to keep exploring the added value of Micro Finance, wanting to empower communities with financial means.

Bram van Andel

Fellow

Bram is a Fellow within the sustainable finance team. Prior to his work at Impact Institute, he worked as a sustainability consultant, focussing on TCFD. Before that, he did an internship in impact investing at Wire Group. He holds a MSc in Environmental Economics from UCL, and a BSc in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Amsterdam University College.

Lorenzo Bissi
Lorenzo Bissi

Fellow

Lorenzo is a Fellow in the Sustainable Finance department. He has moved to the Netherlands to study a BA in European Studies and an LLM in Law and Finance at the University of Amsterdam. The Impact Institute is the starting point of his career: he wants to contribute to positive change from the very beginning.

Matthijs Moerel
Matthijs Moerel

Fellow

Matthijs is a Fellow within the Sustainable Finance team. He recently completed his MSc in Climate Change Finance and Investment from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this, he received his BSc in Economics and Business Economics from Maastricht University where he specialized in Emerging Markets. Matthijs has previous experience in the fields of finance and sustainability through internships at AAC Capital and Mana Impact Partners.

Dimitra Papaefthymiou

Intern

Dimitra is an Intern with the Sustainable Finance Team. She has recently graduated with an MSc in Environmental Economics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Prior to this, she completed her studies in Finance from Athens University of Economics and Business and completed an internship in Project Finance at EY Greece. She believes in the power of responsible organisations in realizing the green transition and a more sustainable and inclusive society.

Massil Gouachi
Massil Gouachi

Intern

Massil is an intern in the Sustainable Finance Team. He is doing a master’s degree in engineering at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France. Massil has previous experience in the fields of data, sustainability and optimization through an internship in Afleya.

Anne Dijkstra

Freelance Business Developer

 

Anne has as a background in corporate finance and impact investing. She has specialised the circular economy and is also co-founder of the circular startup Feelou. With Impact Institute she will help with business development and coalition building among impact investors, as a freelancer. Anne studied International Business at Maastricht University.

Consulting

Energy, Water and Infrastructure

Florian Reuter

Lead of EWI

Florian leads the Energy, Water and Infrastructure (EWI) consulting team. He is an experienced consultant and project manager in impact measurement, management and strategy. He joined the organisation in 2018 and builds several long-term collaborations in the energy, water and resource transitions.
Florian believes “impact thinking” can help organisations navigate just transitions. He is as an optimist with a sound critical mindset, and has 10+ years experience in consulting with a MSc in Mathematics. He regularly taps into experiences ranging from his time at Deloitte in risk consulting to travelling the world on a bicycle.

Eliane Blomen

Senior Manager EWI

Eliane is a Senior Manager in the Energy, Water and Infrastructure (EWI) consulting team. She is an experienced energy professional with 15 years in renewable energy strategy and project development. She is a passionate and enthusiastic team player, who believes in the power of externalities to gain insights into and steer on impact.

Lotte Dietz
Lotte Dietz

Team Leader EWI

Lotte is Team Leader within the Energy, Water and Infrastructure (EWI) consulting team. Prior to joining Impact Institute, she worked >5 years as a transition manager for VanWaarde with a focus on making the food and water system futureproof. She holds a MSc in Neuro- and Behavioural Sciences from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Lotte truly believes that impact measurement and transparency can reshape capitalism and make the world a better place. Outside work she loves to dance, run, cycle and go to music festivals.

Iwan Gerritsen

Senior Associate

Iwan is a Senior Associate. He holds master degrees in European Union Studies and International Relations and a BA in History. Prior to his work at Impact Institute he worked in the solar energy sector as R&D team-lead and process manager. Sustainability consultant during the week, designer and green thumb during the weekends, his passion is to teach people about the importance of a healthy soil.

Matthijs Rozemuller
Mathijs Rozemuller

Senior Associate

Mathijs is Senior Associate in the Energy, Water and Infrastructure (EWI) consulting team. He holds a master in physics and PhD in systems biology. In the evenings he is often found on a stage performing (musical) improv comedy. Mathijs firmly believes in the necessity to broadly consider all forms of impact to ensure a prosperous and fair future.

Max Verweg
Max Verweg

Fellow Associate

Max is a Fellow Associate in the Energy, Water and Infrastructure team. He holds a master degree in Biophysics and Photonics and bachelor degree in Physics and Astronomy. Prior to his work at Impact Institute he has codeveloped a hair thin endoscope and worked on launching a spin-out from the VU. He is passionate about new technologies and nature. His favorite hobby: Football.

Simon Witkamp

Trainee

Simon is a Trainee in the Energy, Water and Infrastructure (EWI) consulting team. He holds a MSc in Mathematics from the University of Amsterdam, with a focus in Graph Theory. During his studies he was a teaching assistant for the Bachelor Mathematics and a member of the Faculty Student Council. Simon also has a black belt in Kung Fu.

Anne de Graaf
Anna de Graaf

Trainee

Anna is a Trainee in the Energy, Water and Infrastructure team. She strives to make a positive impact on our environment. She has working experience in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and holds a MSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Amsterdam and a BSc in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Amsterdam University College. Anna believes that the wicked (environmental) problems we currently face can only be addressed effectively with an interdisciplinary approach which includes looking at the human side of the problem.

Consulting

Responsible Value Chains

Andrea Rusman
Andrea Rusman

Food Transition Lead

Andrea is a manager. She has been project manager and consultant of over 50 impact measurement, management and strategy projects. Her expertise is on the impact of work, working conditions and human rights and she is driven by the complexity of supply chains and the potential for change through transparency. She holds a MSc in Econometrics and a BSc in Mathematics.

Marinka Ooteman
Marinka Ooteman

Manager

Marinka is a Manager in the Responsible value Chains team and worked previously as a Senior Consultant at Roland Berger in Amsterdam where she advised corporate and public private-partnership clients on strategic topics with a focus on societal impact. She obtained her MBA at INSEAD in 2019, holds a MSc in Finance & Investments from RSM – Erasmus University and a BSc in International Business Administration from Tilburg University.

Luke James
Luke James

Team Lead

Luke is a Team Lead at Impact Institute in the Responsible Value Chain team. He has worked across Latin America and Europe in multiple tech, start-up and large conglomerate environments. He holds an MSc in International Business and Management and is passionate about coordinating multi stakeholder projects that prove that sustainable initiatives and collaborative working can generate positive systemic change.

Leanne Heuberger
Leanne Heuberger

Senior Associate

Leanne is an Senior Associate and works in the Responsible Value Chains team. She has experience in project management and contributed to 20+ impact measurement & valuation projects and value chain impact assessments. Leanne combines creative and analytical skills with a critical mindset to support organisations in assessing their impact on people and planet. She holds an MSc in International Development Economics and is driven by connecting impact information to people’s day-to-day activities to drive change.

Wouter van Ingen

Associate

Wouter is an associate in the Responsible Value Chains team. After completing a BSc Biology in Utrecht and a MSc Sustainability at the Erasmus, Wouter worked as a project manager and analyst at Boer&Croon for three years. In this role he worked for a wide range of companies such as pension funds, grid operators and NGO’s. Working at the Impact Institute allows Wouter to work on key sustainability issues which are becoming increasingly material for the commercial landscape. Outside of work you can find Wouter delving into his hobbies; swimming and reading about biodiversity & history.    

Marijke Huzen
Marijke Huzen

Fellow

Marijke is a Fellow in the Responsible Value Chains team. She has a Master’s degree in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam, where she focused on inclusive business models and social entrepreneurship. Prior to that, she did a Bachelor of Psychology at Utrecht University.

Steffen Reimers
Steffen Reimers

Fellow

Steffen is a Fellow in the RVC team. I obtained a MSc in Climate Studies from Wageningen University with a specialization in Climate, Society and Economics. Prior to that I received a BSc in Environmental Sciences in Freiburg, Germany.

Mariasole
Mariasole Petti

Trainee

Mariasole is a Data Analyst Trainee within the Responsible Value Chain Team. She studied International Relationships in Rome where she subsequently obtained an MSc degree in European Economy. After working for an NGO promoting human rights and sustainability, she moved to the Netherlands to finalize her academic journey with an MSc in Global Water Challenges (at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam). Highly interested in the challenges posed by environmental sustainability and economic development, she is dedicated to making a meaningful impact.

Danai Aberg

Trainee

Danai is a trainee on the Responsible Value Chains Team. She just completed a master’s degree in Environmental Policy at Wageningen University. Prior to that she was in London, completing a BA in Politics and International Relations. She is passionate about interdisciplinary approaches towards tackling sustainability issues.

Rosalie Duffhues
Rosalie Duffhues

Intern

Rosalie is an intern in our Responsible Value Chain Team. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in health economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before this, she studied medicine for her bachelors. This is where she learned she wanted to make an impact not just on a personal level, but rather on society as a whole.

Alicia Urios
Alicia Urios

Intern

Alicia is an intern in the Responsible Value Chains team. After working for the Spanish International Development Cooperation Agency (AECID) in Bolivia, she moved to the Netherlands to continue her academic studies. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam, where she joined a research project on lithium mining and t energy transition. Prior to that she earned a Bachelor of Laws and a bachelor’s degree in Global Governance at Esade Business and Law School in Barcelona, Spain.

Technology

Rik Matena
Rik Matena

Head of Technology

Rik Matena is a startup veteran who works on the intersections of product development, hands-on data engineering, business strategy, and operations. He worked for 10 years at Springest, an education marketplace & B2B learning management SaaS, leading its development team as Head of Product as it scaled and exited. Rik holds a MSc in Physics from Utrecht University.

Henry
Henry van Kouswijk

Commercial Lead

Henry is commercial lead for the technology team. He gained experience in client facing- and team lead roles in the past 10 years within technology and data driven organisations. He is excited about the value data and technology can bring in developing and transforming organisations. He holds a Msc Business Administration Strategy and Organisation from the VU university.

Rogier Schutte
Rogier Schutte

Product Manager

Rogier Schutte is a software geek with over 10 years of experience as a founder of several startups. He has worked on a wide range of industries, from fintech to health tech. Rogier is a skilled product manager with a focus on user research and usability

Technology

Data

Hans Baumers
Hans Baumers

Strategic Data Scientist

Hans is a Strategic Data Scientist. Previously, he worked as a Senior Consultant in financial risk advisory at Deloitte Belgium. He also obtained a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Leuven, studying jumping numbers on higher-dimensional algebraic varieties.

Hans Westrik
Hans Westrik

Strategic Data Scientist

Hans is a Strategic Data Scientist. Previously, he worked as a Researcher at Priogen Energy and holds a MSc in Mathematics.

Luuc Overvoorde
Luuc Overvoorde

Associate

Luuc is an Associate. Previously, he worked as a consultant at &samhoud, a management consultancy firm. He holds an MSc in Behavioural Economics and Game Theory from the University of Amsterdam.

Anne Mesguich
Anne Mesguich

Data Scientist and Developer

Anne is a Data Scientist and Junior Developer. She holds an MSc in Finance & Investments (Advanced) from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She works in both the Data and Software teams. She is especially interested in leveraging impact data and models to help companies operate more sustainably.

Chiara Cassataro
Chiara Cassataro

Fellow

Chiara is a Fellow within the Data Business Development team. She holds an MSc in Management with a major in Sustainability from Bocconi University, in Milan. Previously, she obtained a BSc in International Economics at the University of Tor Vergata, in Rome.

Krishika Shetty
Krishika Shetty

Trainee

Krishika is a Business Development Trainee. She graduated from Bocconi University, Milan with an MSc in Economics. She also holds a BSc in Economics from NMIMS university in her home country, India.

Micheal
Michael Wekking

Trainee

Michael is a Data Science Trainee. He obtained his Bachelor degree at Amsterdam University College, majoring in Political Science and International Relations. A course in Data Science for Political communication sparked his interest for data, and he did a Master’s in Data Science at Universiteit Utrecht. In his free time, he likes football and padel, playing board games, and going to the cinema.

Technology

Software

Lotte
Lotte Jonkergouw

Tech Lead

Lotte is a Tech Lead within the Software team performing both managerial tasks as well as being a developer in the scrum team. Previously, she worked as a consultant at EY in the areas of software and mergers & acquisitions. She obtained an MSc in Physics by studying the statistical data analysis of the Higgs boson, and a MSc in Software Engineering by specialising in cyber security analytics.

Tim jonkers
Tim Jonkers

Team Lead and Scrum Master

Tim is within the software team the Team Lead and Scrum Master. Tim previously worked as a Customer Engagement Consultant for large banks and wealth management partners. He believes collaboration is a prerequisite for creating value and by doing it together improve complete value chains. He obtained a MSc in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing from Radboud University Nijmegen.

lewis zwart
Lewis Zwart

Tech Lead

Lewis is a Tech Lead in the software team. Over the past years she has worked on bespoke client tools as well as standardized impact calculation engines. Lewis likes to use an agile way of working to fulfil clients’ needs efficiently and is also passionate about capturing our impact methodology nicely in code. Previously she obtained a MSc in Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam.

Janna Goldstein
Janna Goldstein

Associate

Janna is an Associate in the software team. Before joining Impact Institute, they obtained a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Birmingham. Their research on Gravitational Wave data analysis involved writing plenty – albeit not pretty – software. Now, Janna enjoys discovering the world of functional programming and Domain Driven Design, aiming to keep improving the readability and usefulness of our source code. They value openness and collaboration between software and other areas.

Juan Aguero
Juan Manuel Aguero

Software Developer

Juan is a software developer who studied Anthropology at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. He has worked in archaeological research, biological food production and digital marketing until he decided switching his career to Software Development. Juan decided to create a better world and, developing software that impacts the economy is the best way he has found to achieve this mission.

Anne Mesguich
Anne Mesguich

Data Scientist Developer

Anne is a Data Scientist and Junior Developer. She holds an MSc in Finance & Investments (Advanced) from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She works in both the Data and Software teams. She is especially interested in leveraging impact data and models to help companies operate more sustainably.

Flo
Florentine Meerjanssen

Trainee

Florentine is a Trainee in the Software Team. She holds a BSc in Computer Science from Hamburg University of Technology and deepened her programming skills during an internship at Siemens. Florentine thinks it is inspiring to walk through cities at night.

marinus
Marinus Oertel

Data Science Project Support Officer

Marinus is a Data Science Intern and Project Support Officer in the software team. He holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technical University of Berlin. He is writing his master thesis in cooperation with Impact Institute while pursuing a MSc in Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. After obtaining his BSc he worked as a software engineer in the Netherlands and whenever he is not looking at screens, he likes to go bouldering or play board games.

Education, Knowledge & Research

Reinier de Adelhart Toorop
Reinier de Adelhart Toorop

Researcher

Reinier is Head of Research and he leads the development of new impact methodology. Reinier is proud to have published a review article on True Cost Accounting in Nature Food. Previously he was Research Associate at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Reinier holds a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics from Leiden University. He was a world champion in debating (English-as-a-second-language) and a silver medalist at the International Biology Olympiad.

Bart van Veen
Bart van Veen

Team Lead Researcher

Bart works as a Researcher. He holds an MSc in Human Movement Sciences and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in stochastic modelling of motor control. Previously, he was a post-doctoral researcher in biomechanics at the University of Sheffield. Before joining Impact Institute, he worked on turning an old bunker into an urban farm.

Loes verdonk
Loes Verdonk

Fellow

Loes is a Research Fellow. She holds a MSc in Climate Studies from Wageningen University and Research with a specialization in Biogeochemical Cycles, and previously obtained an interdisciplinary BSc in Earth Sciences. Before joining Impact Institute, she worked at Wageningen Environmental Research.

Bettina
Bettina Schmiedler

Fellow

Bettina is a Research Fellow. She recently obtained her MSc in Law and Society: Governance and Global Development from Leiden University. Before moving to the Netherlands, Bettina worked as a Community Manager and Communications Lead at Impact Hub Hamburg. Her passion for promoting an impact economy already began during her undergraduate: Alongside studying Business Law and Business Psychology, she held leading roles at Enactus, a student initiative dedicated to Social Entrepreneurship. In her free time, Bettina enjoys writing poetry, dancing, and chasing tasty plant-based food.

Joram
Joram Prinsen

Manager of the Education team

Joram is the Manager of the Education team, focusing on the CSRD Academy. He is a Dutch chartered accountant (Register accountant, RA) with 10 years of experience at PwC in financial audit and advising on and assuring integrated reports and sustainability / ESG information. In his spare time, he loves working in his vegetable garden and cycling to the beach with his wife Charlotte and daughter Ella.

Julia Demjanchenko
Julia Demjanchenko

Team Lead and an E-learning Designer

Julia is a Team Leader and an e-learning designer of Education at Impact Institute. She is an experienced syllabus developer, a YouTube educator, and an educational podcast co-host. Moreover, Julia holds a Cambridge certificate of Train the Trainer expert. She translates the course content into effective e-learning. Julia has extensive entrepreneurial experience and is a Meetup organizer. Previously, she obtained a Cambridge Master’s Diploma in Teaching Adults and M.A. in Management and Organisation. She loves organizing events and reading about instructional design and neuroscience.

Giorgi
Giorgi Dundua

Instructional Designer and E-learning Developer

Giorgi is an experienced instructional designer and e-learning developer. In the past years, he worked with tech companies from the USA, Netherlands and Sweden as an instructional designer. Inspired by digital design practices, he aims at developing socially and environmentally just and responsible education.

Marketing & External Affairs

Simone
Simone van Klaveren

External Affairs, Marketing & Communications Manager

Simone van Klaveren is our External Affairs, Marketing & Communications Manager, working on the development and management of strategic international multistakeholder partnerships and building coalitions within different sectors. Before joining us, she worked in London at the Pioneers Post – the leading international social enterprise and impact investment magazine. She holds a Masters degree in Intercultural Communications from Utrecht University. Professionally, she’s passionate about social enterprise, advocating that both business and making positive social impact can (/should!) go hand in hand – and personally she’s passionate about everything animal-related.

Roosa Hakkarainen
Roosa Hakkarainen

Marketing & Communications Senior Associate

Roosa is a Marketing & Communications Senior Associate at Impact Institute. Her diverse background spans across the United States, Netherlands and Finland in impact-driven communications in NGOs, start-ups and small consultancies. She holds an MSc in Communication Science (Research) from the University of Amsterdam and a BSc in Political Science from the University of Turku, Finland. Her true passion is to convince, inform and educate people via creative means, such as writing and visual media, to build a just and sustainable world.

Tiana Or Gordon

Intern

 

Tiana Or Gordon is a Marketing & Communicaions intern, helping the External Affairs team. She is a third year BSc Communication Science student at UvA. Her main drivers are having a sense of purpose and seeing her actions and accomplishments help others.

Tiana is passionate about literature, art, and ballet. In her free time she likes volunteering, spending time with friends, visiting museums, and city walking.

Carmen Uljanicka

Intern

Carmen Uljanicka is a Marketing & Communications Intern. She recently obtained a MSc in Political Communications & Journalism at UvA. Her previous education includes a BA in Economics. Professionally you will always find Carmen working towards a more equitable and sustainable world, campaigning with progressive candidates for office and working with NGOs.

In her free time she likes playing board games, hiking, and reading about geopolitics.

True Price secondments

Claire van den Broek
Claire van den Broek

Public Affairs Lead

Claire is our Public Affairs Lead and works with the team on developing and managing partnerships with governments, universities, NGO’s and social enterprises. She has working experience in various roles and sectors: from marketing and business development in telecom and retail to Partnerships management for an NGO. Claire is a hands-on team player with the conviction that together with partners and in coalitions, transformative change can be realized.

Pietro
Pietro Galgani

R&D Manager

Pietro is R&D Manager and leads the Data and True Price method development work. He is passionate about developing new ways to bring social and environmental data to decision makers. He has published on true pricing of food with the Scientific Group of the UN Food System Summit and is co-author of the True Price Methodology reports. He has a BSc in International Development and MSc in Industrial Ecology, and he loves gardening, music and food.

Hans Baumers
Hans Baumers

Strategic Data Scientist

Hans is a Strategic Data Scientist. Previously, he worked as a Senior Consultant in financial risk advisory at Deloitte Belgium. He also obtained a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Leuven, studying jumping numbers on higher-dimensional algebraic varieties.

Maurits
Maurits Appeldoorn

Senior Associate

Maurits  is a Senior Associate. He holds an MSc International Relations and Political Philosophy, specializing in democratic theory. He previously worked at a subsidy consultant and for ING Bank.

Anastasia Petrova

Project Support Officer

Anastasia is a project support officer. She recently received a MSc in Political Science with a specialization in global environmental governance from VU Amsterdam. Prior to that she obtained a BA in European Studies from The Hague University of Applied Sciences. She wrote her thesis on the issue of mining for critical raw materials and strongly believes in a just green transition.

Estefania
Estefania Marti Malvido

Associate

Estefania is a True Price Trainee. Before joining Impact Institute, she worked as a research analyst with the Access to Nutrition Initiative (ATNI), an international NGO focused on benchmarking and private-sector accountability. She has a master’s in Public Policy and Administration specializing in Food from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before moving to the Netherlands, she completed an internship with the International Food Policy Research Institute. Estefania is passionate about practicing and teaching ashtanga yoga

Dimitra
Dimitra Kanidou

Fellow

Dimitra is a Fellow. She holds an MSc in Industrial Ecology, specializing in sustainable consumption and the implementation of alternative economic practices. Previously she obtained an integrated Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

Oscar Byrne

Analyst Intern

Oscar, a True Price Analyst Intern, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin, specialising in International Trade and Political Economy. He recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Sustainable Finance & Investments from Utrecht University, conducting research on Impact Bonds for his final thesis. Oscar is dedicated to a career in impact, believing that the world can move towards a more caring and equitable global system. Outside of True Price, he has a passion for music and anything in the great outdoors.

Group Services

Anne Barendregt
Anne Barendregt

Operations Manager

Anne is Operations Manager. She most recently worked as Operations Manager at Vitens Evides International, an international social enterprise. She holds an MSc in Civil Engineering.

Manuel
Manuel Burger

Director of Finance

Manuel is Director of Finance a.i. at Impact Institute and has over 25 years of experience in Finance. He started his career at Deloitte Corporate Finance, followed up by several finance executive positions at different companies. He holds an MSc degree in Business Administration and completed a postgraduate study as Certified Controller at Amsterdam University College. When there is time left he designs and builds wooden electric bicycles with a focus on sustainability.

Vicky carreras
Vicky Carreras

Chief of Staff

Vicky is the Chief of Staff, supporting governance, strategy and decision making. She has experience working in various corporate, academic and NGO roles, including communications, operations and leadership. Previously, she was the director of a global network of civil society organisations working on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. She holds an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship and is passionate about the energy transition; she is the co-founder of a small NGO supporting local communities to adopt renewable energy in the city.

Lien
Lien van Gogh

HR Business Partner

Lien is a HR Business Partner in the Operations & HR Team. She is an international HR professional with over 20 years of experience in HR business partnering , designing, and delivering complex HR and Talent projects in both multinational corporations and social enterprises. Lien is also a passionate nutritional therapist and Bioenergetics health practitioner. Her aim is to help people optimise their nutrition & lifestyle for greater energy, vitality, and mind-body wellness.

Jenny
Jenny Rolon

HR coordinator

Jenny is the new HR coordinator in the Operations & HR Team. She is a psychologist with a master’s degree in work and organisational psychology from VU University Amsterdam. Before moving to the Netherlands, she worked as a psychologist for around 4 years doing interventions and developing workshops to promote mental health and well-being for employees and their families. Since 2021, she started in HR in the Netherlands, working for a non-profit NGO called Animana. She did her master’s internship in HR and recruitment at Canon. She believes that equipping people with the right knowledge, making actions easy and enjoyable, and allowing participation are essential for working together toward a common goal

Martha
Martha Dani

Financial Controller

Martha is a Financial Controller. With a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, she has been working for 10 years in Finance, with experience as Financial Analyst and Investor Relations Analyst. Before joining Impact Institute, she worked as a Credit controller for IDEXX BV, and now she is ready to contribute to a more sustainable project.

Christoph
Christoph Meier

Operations Officer

Christoph is an Operations Officer. He recently completed a master’s degree programme in Corporate Environmental Management at the University of Jyväskylä and holds a BBA in International Business and Management from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen. During and between his studies, he completed different internships in the areas of supply chain management, vendor management, and humanitarian aid projects.

Han chu
Han Chu

Executive Business Assistant

Han is the Executive Business Assistant, supporting Adrian and the Executive Council. She is also part of the Tech team working with people operations and other coordination. She is a member of the internal committees, IncluCie and WeCie, which focus on inclusivity and well-beingness. You can also find her taking care of the plants in the office sometimes. She holds an MSc in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Journalism from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

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Nina Sieber

Junior Project and Contract Administration Officer

I’m a Junior Project and Contract Administration Officer. I recently completed a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam and am particularly interested in urban development and sustainability. In my free time I love cooking, doing yoga, listening to music, going for walks with my dog and watching movies.

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Anastasia Pikul

Strategic and Financial Analyst Fellow

Anastasia is a Strategic and Financial Analyst Fellow. She has recently obtained her MSc in Finance from the University of Amsterdam, specializing in Asset Management. Previously she obtained a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Business. During her studies, Anastasia has taught bachelor level seminars at the university and completed internships in Verno Capital private equity company in Moscow and the ING Wholesale Banking in Amsterdam.

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Dominik Arntz

Junior Financial/Business Controller

Dominik is a Junior Financial/Business Controller. He joined the Impact Institute after graduating from the master’s program Business and Social Impact at Utrecht University. He also holds a BSc in Business Administration from Maastricht University, where he majored in Finance. In his leisure time, Dominik enjoys playing squash and basketball as well as cooking and woodworking.

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Ana Dirkzwager

Executive Business Assistant

Ana is an Executive Business Assistant. From Argentina she moved to The Netherlands to study Global Sustainability Sciences. Recently she graduated with a master’s in Social, Health and Organisational Psychology. She firmly believes that organisations have the strength to drive the transition towards a more sustainable society. She is motivated to help others create positive social and environmental impact, contributing to a better future for all.

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Valerie Habbel

Junior Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer

Valerie is a Junior Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer. She recently completed an MSc in Applied Data Science at Utrecht University. Prior to that, she worked as an evaluator in international development at the German Institute for Development Evaluation, focusing specifically on the financial and private sector. She also holds a Master of Public Policy and a BSc in Psychology.

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Meetali Srivastava

Office manager

Meetali is an Office manager here at Impact Institute.

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Linda Oosthuizen

Office Manager

Linda is one of the Office Managers within the Group Services team at Impact Institute. She is also a part of the IncluCie and ItCie committees, which focuses on inclusivity and IT related items.
Before relocating to the Netherlands, Linda worked as the Social Media Manager and Marketing Assistant for Nikki Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand. In her spare time, Linda enjoys being out in nature with her longboard and is passionate about fire dancing.

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