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Team

Our team comprises experts with long-term experience in venture capital, corporate finance, catalytic and blended finance, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and impact assessment.

Bjoern Struewer

Bjoern Struewer

Bjoern Struewer is founder and CEO of Roots of Impact. After leaving the traditional finance sector he dedicated his work to financing and scaling social innovation globally. With Roots of Impact he is shaping the market for impact investment in a way that capital for social impact is deployed effectively and makes a real difference. Bjoern is also senior advisor to Ashoka on social finance, co-founder of the Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship (FASE) and initiator of the Ashoka Angels Network. Bjoern has more than 20 years of experience in the finance sector. Until 2013 he was Managing Director of Credit Suisse and is actively engaged in developing solutions for responsible investments, social finance and impact investing for many years. Bjoern serves on several boards and regularly speaks, lectures and publishes internationally on impact investing and social finance.

Prof. Dr. Barbara Scheck

Prof. Dr. Barbara Scheck

Prof. Dr. Barbara Scheck is a Professor for Entrepreneurship at the Munich Business School. Before that she lectured Social Investment at the University of Hamburg. Her research focuses on the financing of social enterprises, impact and mission-related investing and impact assessment. She holds a Diplôme de Grande Ecole and MSc from the European School of Management where she studied International Business Administration in Paris, Oxford and Berlin and a PhD from Technical University Munich. She is a member of the EU’s GECES subgroup on impact measurement in social enterprise and the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Task Force established by the G8.

Dr. Mathias Terheggen

Dr. Mathias Terheggen

Dr. Mathias Terheggen globally serves for- and non-profit clients on corporate and private philanthropy addressing various social and environmental challenges at a tactical and strategic level. A physicist by education he build his professional focus on social sector topics during his work at McKinsey & Company, through his position as Global Head Philanthropy Services at UBS and as Managing Director for a private charitable foundation in Singapore. Today, he serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Philanthropy Circle, a charitable platform fostering exchange and collaboration among a core group of Asian philanthropists. He lives with his partner and children in Singapore.

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Dr. Rory Tews

Dr. Rory Tews is programme manager at Roots of Impact where he is responsible for impact assessment and guiding social entrepreneurs on impact generation, incentives and measurement. He currently manages a multi-year blended finance project in Latin America, has authored several articles, and has co-developed a new impact optimisation approach. Rory has won several awards for his academic work and recently completed his PhD, conducting a socio-cultural analysis of the emergence of social entrepreneurship in the broader institutional framework.

Christina Moehrle

Christina Moehrle

Christina Moehrle is advisor at Roots of Impact. Since 2010 she focuses on impact investing, social finance and social entrepreneurship and works with several pioneers in the impact investing field. Her career spans more than 15 years in the finance industry, having been partner and investor relations manager at international venture capital firm Star Ventures and director of structured products at Deutsche Bank Trust AG, where she was responsible for venture capital and private equity offerings to Deutsche’s high net worth clientele. Christina holds a Master degree in business administration from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and is member of the German journalist association DFJV.

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Dr. Andrés Cardona

Dr. Andrés Cardona is advisor at Roots of Impact for social impact assessment and network analysis. He works at the intersection of science and business applications using the tools of network analysis and computer-based simulation. He obtained his bachelor in economics from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, one of the top universities in Latin America. After working as a consultant helping companies in Colombia prepare for a free trade agreement with the USA, he moved to Germany were he completed a masters and a PhD degrees in sociology. As a researcher at the University of Bielefeld he focused on understanding the causes of social inequality in markets, families, and social networks.

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Patrizia Baffioni

Patrizia Baffioni is Operations Manager at Roots of Impact, ensuring rigorous quality management and supporting the team in project management and implementation. Before joining the team she worked for over two years for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, first as Communications Expert and then as Project Assistant where she was working on technical cooperation projects in Chad, Benin and Haiti. She is an engaged member of the international network for social entrepreneurs, MakeSense, and in 2015 was elected as member of their Governance Board. Patrizia studied and worked in several countries across Europe, namely in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and Austria, and speaks fluently four languages. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Economic Relations and a Master in Business Administration. Her final thesis focused on social impact measurement in social enterprises.

Robert Bronn

Robert Bronn

Robert Bronn is a graduate student at the University of Frankfurt am Main in political theory. In 2012 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science at the Univerity of Regensburg. His scientific work currently focuses on theories of ethics and justice. As intern at Roots of Impact he is supporting the research activities, impact measurement & reporting and data management.