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10 November 2021

Leadership Evolution at Impact Hub Network

Vienna, 10 November 2021 – As the Impact Hub Network continues to accelerate the transition to a more just and sustainable future, we are excited to announce an update on our leadership team.

Tatiana Glad will step into the role of Global Executive Director, taking over from Gabriela Gandel. Tatiana will build upon Gabriela’s fantastic work from the past decade and help us achieve our 2030 ambition of creating an impact movement at scale. Gabriela will continue to support our Ambition 2030 as a Board Director focusing on developing partnerships and engaging in policy efforts.

Tatiana Glad, current Co-Founder and Director of Impact Hub Amsterdam (since 2008), brings diverse experience to our global leadership team. In addition to her roles within the network, which range from serving on the Impact Hub Association Board to co-designing the first SEED programs in Africa and Latin America, Tatiana is the co-founder of social enterprise Waterlution, appointed expert to the City of Amsterdam’s Impact Entrepreneurship program and on the Sustainability Board of the University of Amsterdam. Tatiana holds an MSc in sustainable business practice.

Tatiana says, “It is an honour to step into this role and have the opportunity to build on the legacy of our past decade and help forge the next one. This network is a community full of talent, drive and a genuine commitment to radically transform the way we do business. We are at a time in the world where the solutions that our entrepreneurs have been working on are urgently needed – let’s rewrite the promise of the next decade, and, let’s build a new economy that makes us all happier and healthier.”

We are at a time in the world where the solutions that our entrepreneurs have been working on are urgently needed – let’s rewrite the promise of the next decade, and, let’s build a new economy that makes us all happier and healthier.” – Tatiana Glad

Tatiana is supported by a strong team of global leaders who have over 40 years of collective experience within our network:

  • Alberto Masetti-Zannini, Development Director
  • Petr Skvaril, Partnerships & Programs Director
  • Maria Trindade, Network Development Director
  • Sarah Stamatiou Nichols, Impact Strategy & Measurement Director
  • Petruta Stoica, Finance Director

In her 10+ years co-leading the network and as Executive Director since 2017, Gabriela Gandel has led Impact Hub to be present in 60+ countries, empowering 24.000+ impact-entrepreneurs and innovators to build better businesses. Gabriela will continue to support the network as she transitions into a director role focused on partnerships and policy on the Impact Hub Association Board.

Gabriela comments, “It has been a unique leadership adventure to initiate and build the Impact Hub Network alongside inspiring entrepreneurs from over 60 countries and a fantastic global team. It is an honour to now support Tatiana, a key leader from within our network, in taking our community to Ambition 2030. At the same time, I plan to continue enabling our impact through large scale partnerships and policy efforts in my Board role.”

Tatiana steps into the Executive Director role full-time starting January 2022. Gabriela will be onboarded as part of our Global Board of Directors in 2022.

Read more about the leadership evolution at Impact Hub Amsterdam.

About Impact Hub

Impact Hub supports 24.000+ impact-driven entrepreneurs and innovators by connecting them with 100s of organizations, investors and the public sector. Why? To accelerate the transition to a more just and sustainable future. How? Through enabling collaboration for impactful and scalable solutions.

Impact Hub is present in 60+ countries with over 100 locations. We collaborate with corporate partners, such as IKEA, GoDaddy, Roche and ING, as well as institutional partners like the United Nations Development Program and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Want to know more about our collaborations and the impact our community creates? Read our latest Impact Publication.

To learn more about our work, visit our new website.

Impact Hub media contact: Wendy van Leeuwen, Global Head of Communications, [email protected]