Ellen is the Program Manager of Amsterdam Impact, a City of Amsterdam initiative to strengthen the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem. She regularly speaks about the impact economy and ecosystem building at international events such as SOCAP, the B Corp Summit, the Global Social Economy Forum, and the SEWF Policy Forum.
Before co-creating and launching Amsterdam Impact in 2015 with a wide range of ecosystem actors, Ellen held positions as a senior strategic advisor for the City of Amsterdam and as a senior policy advisor for the Dutch House of Representatives.
Program Manager at Amsterdam Impact
Leader dedicated to positive impact and ecosystem building
What drives my work is a great sense of optimism and the chance to work towards a global impact economy with many like-minded people in organisations ranging from socially responsible businesses to investors and governments. The impact economy focuses on solving societal challenges and creating much more than financial value. It's an economy that has inclusion at its core and helps create equal opportunities for all, which I find really energising.