Anna plays a pivotal role in overseeing translocal programmes and spearheading the development of processes and systems to facilitate seamless operations globally at Impact Hub. Having joined the organisation in 2017, she returned after a break, equipped with valuable experience in local ecosystems. Anna boasts expertise in various areas, including project management, the art of hosting, online and in-person facilitation, and digital community building. Anna is based in Budapest, Hungary.
Fay, a part-time Executive Assistant at Impact Hub since November 2022, adeptly manages logistical, events, and administrative tasks for the global team. Motivated by compassion and a strong moral compass, Fay dedicates herself to volunteer work, particularly supporting the elderly and children with additional needs. Her commitment reflects a genuine desire to positively impact the lives of others. With a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature with a specialisation in American Studies, Fay continues to balance her diverse roles from her base in the UK.
Maro Verli is a communication expert with over 15 years of experience crafting impactful strategies for global humanitarian, governmental, and development initiatives. Notably, she has also garnered recognition as an esteemed photographer, receiving the International Florence Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition award in 2015. She loves telling stories and weaving compelling narratives to encapsulate the essence of documentaries with her camera. Her extensive portfolio spans Europe, Asia, and Africa, marked by pivotal collaborations with distinguished institutions including the European Union Institute, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), ActionAid, Frontier Myanmar Publication, as well as various humanitarian and aid-focused missions. Maro’s work consistently underscores human rights and equality issues (Rohingya crisis, LGBT community, Sexual Violence). While based in Greece, her dedication takes her wherever her expertise is needed, driven by her love for the sea, the warmth of smiles, and the simple joy of watermelons.
Tatiana Glad is an entrepreneur, sustainability practitioner and change strategist with a focus on impact entrepreneurship, social innovation, and sustainable business. Tatiana is the Executive Director of the global Impact Hub Network and co-founder of social enterprises Impact Hub Amsterdam and Waterlution. She has an MSc in Responsible Business Practice, is on the University of Amsterdam Honours Programme Sustainability Board and previously served as an appointed expert to the City of Amsterdam’s Social Entrepreneurship action program and as Supervisory Group chair of AIESEC International. As a steward of the Art of Hosting, participatory community building is at the core of her work, coupled with experience working in a global financial institution, public sector innovation and small enterprise. Tatiana is Canadian and based in Amsterdam.
Born and raised in the Czech Republic, Petr has lived in the US, and the Netherlands and currently commutes between Vienna and Prague. Before joining Impact Hub to manage global partnerships and fundraising, Petr worked in business development and innovation at Vodafone, leading several initiatives in mobile media, online services, ICT, and mHealth. Previously, Petr worked at AIESEC, a global youth-run leadership and talent development organisation, where he managed the national branch in the Czech Republic and later joined AIESEC’s global office to lead sales and external relations. He and his wife enjoy travel, various outdoor sports, and even ballroom dancing from time to time. Petr is currently based in Prague, Czech Republic.
Maria, originally from Brazil, has spent the past 12 years dividing her time between Brazil and England, particularly in London. In 2012, she became the Managing Director of Impact Hub King’s Cross-London within the Impact Hub Network. Prior to her involvement with the Impact Hub Network, Maria worked to support the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem aimed at assisting individuals at the base of the pyramid in Brazil. Her work encompassed microfinance and business education.
Maria’s academic background lies in business management, holding a degree in Business Administration and an MSc in International Management from King’s College, London. During her MSc programme, Maria conducted field research in Bangladesh, investigating the challenges that social enterprises encounter in reconciling profitability and social impact. Maria’s commitment stems from her belief in the potential to construct a more equitable and just society that caters to all. She is currently based in London, UK.
Alberto joined the Impact Hub Network as the Global Programmes Director in January 2019. He is based in London and works across a number of areas to support the development of the network, establish partnerships and donor relations with UK-based funders and organisations, and contribute to the overall growth of the association. In his spare time, he raises two kids, takes pictures of London, goes to the cinema, cycles a lot, and reads sci-fi novels.
With over 12 years of extensive experience in brand management, innovation, and strategic communications, Fenno is a seasoned professional in his field. His recent role as the Director of Brand and Communications at Pakhuis de Zwijger – the foremost institute for fostering social innovation and creativity in the Netherlands, underscores his commitment to driving positive change.
Fenno’s journey encompasses diverse landscapes, including his tenure as a brand and innovation leader within a range of social enterprises, purpose-driven brands, and corporate domains. Notably, he embarked on his career at Microsoft Amsterdam, where he spearheaded their startup accelerator and other pioneering initiatives for nearly four years. Transitioning to the realm of social entrepreneurship, Fenno channelled his energy into catalysing social transitions and transformations within the impact sphere. Fenno thrives best when bridging his social impact initiatives with the enriching influences stemming from his active engagement in (board) activities across creative industries, politics, and alternative culture realms.
Born in Romania, Petruta spent her childhood in Bucharest. In 2006, she attended the University of Bucharest, majoring in Accounting and Management Information Systems. From 2004 until 2013, she worked as an accountant at the Foundation Center for Economic Development (CDE), engaging in a wide range of activities, including bookkeeping and microfinance operations.
In 2009, the foundation transitioned into a non-bank financial institution. During this transformation, Petruta’s role evolved from an Economist (2009-2013) to a Senior Controlling and Reporting Officer in 2014. In this capacity, her primary responsibilities encompassed controlling functions such as preparing periodic reports, conducting compliance audits, monitoring internal controls, engaging in budgeting, and analysing financial data to varying degrees. Additionally, she was responsible for reporting tasks, including the preparation of internal and external reports, budgets, and forecasts.
In 2016, Petruta joined the Finance and Operations team as the Controlling and Reporting Lead at Impact Hub Network.
Nayla is a Senior Manager specialising in enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship for public and social impact.
Based in London, she is currently Programmes & Partnerships Operations Manager at Impact Hub Global Network where she manages a portfolio of global programmes that support social entrepreneurs from idea generation to scaling their ventures. She is passionate about designing innovative approaches to tackle social and environmental challenges in different regions of the world. Nayla holds a BA in Political Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and a Master’s Degree in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the London School of Economics.