Our Team

Social Enterprise International’s main team consists of global leaders in the field of social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, mutuality and co-operatives. They are based around the world and bring to the Academy an understanding of the social economy that is second to none. The team of ten are backed by other experts each with specialisms such as platform design, the sharing economy, environment, marketing, business planning and product development.

Cliff Southcombe

A founder of the UK social enterprise movement

Specialist in social auditing

Worked in over 30 countries

Designer of several social enterprise courses

Co-founder of FairShares Association Ltd

Thierry Weishaupt

CEO Education and Solidarity Network

Specialist in co-operatives and mutuals

International Cooperation Manager for MGEN / Head of Mutual Development in China for the VYV Group.

Expert in developing international civil society organisations

Professor Rory Ridley-Duff

Professor of Cooperative Social Entrepreneurship at Sheffield Hallam University

A founder of the UK social enterprise movement

Distinguished author of social enterprise books and papers

Expert in participatory governance/management and the design of multi-stakeholder co-operatives.

Co-founder of FairShares Association Ltd

Farjar Anugerah

A founder of the social enterprise movement in South East Asia

Specialist in Social Investment

Expert in community development

Senior Partner at Kinara Indonesia

Sonja Vukovic

A founder of social enterprise in The Balkans

CEO of SLAP Association (social enterprise network in Croatia)

Social marketing expert

EU funding specialist

Karen Wood

CEO of NESEP, a large social enterprise network in northern England

Specialist in the Shared Growth model

Expert on gender issues in social enterprise

Specialist in business and social enterprise planning

Magdalena Barabanov Zwodny

A founder of the social enterprise movement in Poland

Specialist in business and social enterprise planning

Marketing and research specialist

Project management expert

Andrew Picken OBE

Expert in green social enterprises

Former Global Director for Social Enterprise at The British Council

Expert in development funding

Strategic planning specialist

Geof Cox

Global expert on social enterprise legal and organisation structures

Expert on transformation from public sector to social enterprise

Specialist in working with people with disabilities

Catherine Brentnall

CEO of Ready Unlimited social enterprise

An expert on social enterprise learning in primary and secondary education

Member of the Society for Education and Training

Jenifer Wall

Enterprise education expert

Enterprise education consultant

National Teacher Enterprise Award Winner

Social enterprise in schools expert

James Perry

Senior consultant in social enterprise

Founder/CEO of LocoSoco Group plc (and incubator for FairShares Companies)

Willy Tadjudje

Lecturer in social economy

Expert in law and finance

Specialist in co-operatives and other social enterprise approaches.

Works in Europe and Africa

Georg Hoehne

FairShares trainer and consultant

International development experience in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Specialist in innovation and complexity

Natasha Almond

Experienced project manager

Social enterprise expert

Founder of several social businesses

Specialist in using creativity to solve social problems

Catalina Quiroz

Visiting Fellow and Lecturer in social economy at York St John University

Working in South America and Europe

2016 Silver award for excellence in facilitation


Christopher Palmer

Project management experience in Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East

Expert in social enterprise and climate change issues

UN recognition for youth engagement project


Hareter Babatunde Oralusi

CEO of Social Enterprise Academy Nigeria & CEO of the Nigeria Capital Development Fund (NCDF)

Deputy Secretary General of the Nigerian Labour Cooperative Society

Awards: Best African young entrepreneur (Austria) Black Business International (UK) Solomon Foundation, Excellence in Social Development (Nigeria)

Professor Kiymet Tunca Caliyurt

CEO of Hermes Consulting (Social Auditing)

Head of Business and Admin at Trakya University

Editor and writer of books on women and sustainable business


Dr Graham Boyd

CEO of Evolutesix (a FairShares Company)

Expert in personal and organisation development

Specialist in the application of FairShares principles in self-governing organisations.

Specialist in sociocracy and holacracy

Nicholas Fishberg

Veteran of the sports and live entertainment sectors.
Specialist in corporate social responsibility (CSR), cause-related marketing, commercial sponsorship and media distribution. 
Expert in sustainable development and  international business development,


Mariabel Dutari

Social innovation and social entrepreneurship specialist 

MSc Project Planning and International Development 

EU and Central American work experience 

Member of Global Shapers Panama

Keith Davies OBE

Social enterprise expert

South and South East Asia Specialist

Former British Council Country Director

Government relations and project delivery by multi national teams

Jean-Pierre Girard

International consultant in the Americas,  Europe and Africa

Expert on mutuals, cooperatives and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

Lecturer on graduate programmes in Montreal

Felipe Gil

Cultural mediator

New media expert

Co-coordinator of ZEMOS98 social enterprise

Irene Kalemaki

Co-Founder of Stimmuli for Social Change

Social Innovation researcher

Experienced project manager in EU funded research and innovation projects


Ioanna Garefi

Reseach and Innovation Policy Specialist

C0-Founder of Stimmuli for Social Change

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