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Antonis Schwarz is an activist and philanthropist driven by the ideas laid out in the Guerrilla Foundation’s mission. He has used his inherited wealth to support a variety of social causes since 2011. Antonis is of Greek-German origin, and the Guerrilla Foundation focuses primarily but not exclusively on these regions. As an impact investor, consulted by Roots of Impact, Antonis has invested in Bonventure, Goodwell, Sun Funder, Unitus, African Clean Energy, Awamo, the Media Development Investment Fund, and Kois Invest. He also is a MCE Social Capital double-guarantor. Antonis co-founded Vouliwatch, a Greek parliamentary monitoring organization that aims to increase political accountability.
Romy was the Program Director of The DO School’s Venture Lab (2011-16) where she supported over 120 social entrepreneurs from around the world to kick-start their for- and non-profit projects. At the DO School, Romy also developed and ran one of the first MOOCs on social entrepreneurship, reaching thousands of participants. She still consults incubators in the social entrepreneurship and social innovation space to develop their educational programs. Romy obtained her PhD in Business-Society Management from the Rotterdam School of Management for which she conducted several months of field research in Orissa, India on the emergence of a transnational anti-mining movement. Romy teaches university courses in corporate social responsibility and business ethics.
Ivan has ten years of experience in international development work across a medley of roles and for a plethora of philanthropic foundations, academic institutions and civil society organisations. He has managed projects on Extractive Industry Governance in West Africa, Human Rights Protection of the Guarani in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, Community Empowerment through Education in Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia as well as numerous Refugee Protection and Integration programmes across South Eastern Europe. Ivan has worked as nonprofit consultant with Oxfam, Human Rights Watch, and Impact Hub, as researcher for the University of Cambridge and University of Göttingen, as campaigner for People and Planet and as evaluator for Ashoka and EPIM.
Ivan is location independent, and when not busy at work he can be found reading Emerson, Seneca or Tolstoy in a hemp hammock somewhere near a waterfall.