Our Team

Our Team


The people behind Refugees Forward



The RF Team



Diederick Van Der Wijk


Co-Founder & Managing Director


David Hwan 


Co-Founder & Director


Laura Di Santolo


Incubator Manager Amsterdam



Marta Fiolhais


Marketing Manager


Sari Akminas


Rotterdam Incubator Manager


Rijoy Putatunda


Team Facilitator



Filipa Fernandez


Business Developer


Zara Cunningham


Business Developer


Aldert Holwerda


Financial Controller


The Student Ambassador Board



Laura Ballerini

Laura Ballerini

Social Media

Lina Hartwig

Lina Hartwig

Student Program Optimization

Starri Steindorsson

Starri Steindorsson

Student Template Optimization

Yanay Koorndijk

Yanay Koorndijk

External Relations & Events

Zimo Li

Zimo Li

Marketing