team

Diederick van der Wijk

Diederick van der Wijk

Co-founder & Managing Director
Contact: diederick@refugeesforward.org Diederick has studied International Relations at the University of Amsterdam and International Management at the Erasmus University. He
David Hwan

David Hwan

Co-founder & Director
Contact: david@refugeesforward.org David has a background in Philosophy and Tax Economics. He has worked at the University of Amsterdam at the
Laura Di Santolo

Laura Di Santolo

Program Manager & Relationship Manager
Laura has finished her Masters in International Management at the Erasmus University, and has also studied at the University of
Marta Fiolhais

Marta Fiolhais

Marketing, PR & Graphic Design
Marta created a digital marketing campaign for IES Business School, and worked as a volunteer at the NGO ReFood. She
Robin Seibert

Robin Seibert

Business Developer
Robin has worked at several corporate firms including Simon Kucher and KPMG, and has experience as a teaching assistant at
Sophie Abrahamse

Sophie Abrahamse

Econometrics
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Gauher Ashraf

Gauher Ashraf

Economics & Business
"The ones that are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do"
Laura Ballerini

Laura Ballerini

Philosophy, Politics and Economy
“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield” -Ulysses
Leidy Bedoya

Leidy Bedoya

Business Administration
"Perseverance, determination and a positive attitude are the best friends of success"