E-mail: ole [@] rightlivelihood.org
Ole holds Master's degrees in Environmental Science (Lund University) and European Studies (Freie Universität, Humboldt Universität, and Technische Universität Berlin). After his studies, he won a fellowship for the Postgraduate Programme in International Affairs of the Robert Bosch Foundation, the German National Academic Foundation, and the German Foreign Office.
Ole has worked at the German Parliament in Berlin, the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris, and the European Parliament in Brussels. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin and a Trustee of Grassroots Foundation.
E-mail: kajsa [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +46 (0)8 70 20 340
Kajsa oversees and coordinates the Foundation’s work with Laureates, from the Award Presentation to the life-long support the Foundation offers them. She manages most contacts with Swedish authorities and works closely with the Foundation’s networks within the Swedish Parliament and civil society.
Kajsa studied Cultural Anthropology, Global Studies, and Tropical Environmental Studies and has previously worked at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, the Nordic Africa Institute, Life Link Friendship Schools, Swedish Save the Children and the Swedish Development Forum (FUF).
E-mail: steffi [@] rightlivelihood.org
As Executive Coordinator, Steffi works closely with the Executive Director. She focuses on the ED and the Foundation's forward planning, efficiency and coordination of internal and external matters.
Steffi has worked with many different parts of the organisation starting with a traineeship in 2011. With a background in the social sciences, she holds a Master's degree in Eastern European Studies and has experience as a trainer for non-formal education.
Head of Fundraising
E-mail: claudia [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +41 (0)79 885 81 09
Based in Zurich, Claudia’s role lies in coordinating the fundraising activities of the Foundation as well as being in charge of the Foundation’s donor stewardship and bequest programs.
Claudia holds a Master’s degree in Italian and English languages and literature (lic.phil.hist), and has trained and worked as a teacher for many years. In 2008, she graduated with a degree in Fundraising Management from ZHAW Winterthur, Switzerland. She worked as a major donor and legacy fundraiser for an international children’s charity and specializes in legacy marketing and predictive analytics.
Head of Internal Operations
Email: maggie [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +46 (0)8 70 20 339
Maggie serves as the Head of Internal Operations. As Head of Internal Operations, Maggie is responsible for coordinating the work in the growing team of the Foundation. She leads cross-cutting work processes, such as financial control and human resources, and manages internal systems in the offices.
Maggie has a background as a project manager leading projects within the education sector in the United States. Most recently she helped launch a children's literacy foundation, Read Charlotte, working to improve literacy rates in Charlotte, North Carolina.
E-mail: adam [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +41 (0)22 5550942
Adam McBeth is the Research Manager for the Right Livelihood, based in our Geneva office. His work consists of overseeing the nomination process, which involves the handling of incoming nominations for the Award, conducting desk research on the nominees and occasionally travelling to visit their projects and work in the field.
Adam has been with the Foundation since the beginning of 2017. Before joining the Foundation, Adam completed his Master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, United Kingdom.
Email: sakshi.agarwal [@] rightlivelihood.org
As Right Livelihood's Research Trainee, Sakshi's work consists of administering incoming nominations for the Award, which includes corresponding with nominees and nominators, and conducting desk research on the nominees. She is also involved in monitoring developments at the UN Human Rights Council.
Before joining the Foundation, Sakshi completed her Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratization at the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice, Italy, and Panteion University in Athens, Greece. She has previously worked at various non-profit organizations based in the US and Spain.
Director of the Geneva Office
E-mail: alessandra [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +41 (0)22 5550942
Based in Geneva, Alessandra is responsible for maintaining regular communication with Laureates, developing and disseminating information about their work at the international level, and expanding their networks by identifying and reinforcing new partnerships and international opportunities.
With an academic background in law, Alessandra has worked for 20 years with humanitarian response specifically within the context of complex emergencies related to several African countries.
E-mail: camilla [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +41 (0) 77 969 38 25
Camilla Argentieri is the Geneva-based Advocacy Manager at the Right Livelihood Foundation. She leads the advocacy programme to increase the protection of Laureates working repressive environments, as well as our strategic engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms.
Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at the European Parliament’s Secretariat of the Subcommittee on Human Rights and at the Brussels-based European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights.
E-mail: fedora.bernard [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +41 (0)22 5550942
Fédora Bernard is Right Livelihood’s Advocacy Officer based in Geneva. She contributes to mapping international advocacy opportunities and works towards implementing advocacy strategies with UN Human Rights Mechanisms, to support Laureates working in repressive environments.
Before joining the foundation, Fédora worked for the International Planned Parenthood Federation, UN Women and the Right Livelihood Laureate International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).
E-mail: deise.oliveira [@] rightlivelihood.org
Deise works as a Program Trainee at Right Livelihood's Stockholm Office. Her work is focused on supporting the Liaison Team with activities related to strengthening relations with Laureates, in addition to administrative activities.
Deise studies towards a Master's degree in Global Political Economy and has a background as an economist, project manager and educator at a University in Amazonas, Brazil.
E-mail: alexander.repenning [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +41 (0)78 245 69 09
Alexander is the Education Manager at the Right Livelihood Foundation based in Geneva. In his work, he aims to build bridges between the Laureates, civil society organisations and educational institutions inside and outside the academic world. He supports the network of the Right Livelihood Colleges and coordinates the cooperation with the Global Campus of Human Rights.
Alexander holds a Bachelor's degree in social sciences (Humboldt University Berlin) and a Master's Degree in Economics (Cusanus Hochschule, Bernkastel-Kues). He has working experience at the German Parliament in Berlin and several NGOs in the field of education and political participation. He is an alumnus of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, author of a book about the climate crisis and has written journal articles about postcolonial perspectives on development cooperation.
Email: stina [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +(46) 723 54 11 98
Stina Thanner works as a Programme Manager at Right Livelihood's Stockholm Office. Her focus is on the development of the Foundation’s support work with Laureates and maintaining contacts with Swedish civil society. Moreover, Stina coordinates both digital and physical events with Laureates around the Award Presentation.
Stina has a background in International Relations and Global Studies with a focus on Security and Democracy. She has previously worked with co-planning projects for non-profit organisations including Save the Children/Gothenburg.
Director of Communications
E-mail: ase [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +46 (0)760 07 06 18
Åse provides strategic leadership in developing the work of Right Livelihood, with a focus on communications and branding. She coordinates the daily work of our communications team and is also responsible for developing our brand. She oversees the production of our annual Award Presentation, playing a leading role in significantly upscaling the celebration in recent years.
Åse has worked with branding and marketing for more than 20 years and won several awards for her work with companies like Telia, Göteborgs-Posten, and the street paper Faktum, where she was the CEO.
Digital Communications Manager
Email: amy [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +46 (0)73 380 13 18
Amy Au oversees the Foundation's digital communications, strategizing for and managing campaigns and content production on platforms including social media, website and newsletters. She is also responsible for video and graphic production at the Foundation.
Outside of her current role, she is the Communications Lead at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth).
Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Digital Communications Manager at the Danish sustainability think tank Sustainia in Copenhagen, and a journalist in Hong Kong.
Amy holds an MSc. in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford and furthered her studies in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University.
Communications Manager Latin America
Email: nayla [@] rightlivelihood.org
M +54 9 11 5460 9860
Located in Argentina, Nayla supports the Foundation and Laureates through communications and press work in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world. In close contact with Laureates based in her region, she is also involved in the Foundation's protection and education projects.
Nayla holds a degree in Social Communication Sciences from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and continues her studies in Social Anthropology at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), where she focuses on social protests, politics and women's empowerment.
E-mail: emoke.bebiak [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +41 (0) 78 3338 484
Emoke is a Communications Manager based in our Geneva office. She works on media liaison, especially with English-language and international press, and content production to highlight the work of Right Livelihood Laureates. She also cooperates with our Advocacy team, including around the UN Human Rights Council.
Previously, she worked as a correspondent for the German Press Agency (dpa) covering the United Nations in New York and the European Union and NATO in Brussels. She has also reported from Johannesburg and Washington, DC.
Email: mikaela.fredrikson [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +46 (0)70 407 03 25
Mikaela is a Communications Officer based in our Stockholm office. Her responsibilities cover a variety of tasks such as daily media monitoring and administration of the website. She is also in charge of the digital media archive and works closely with the Digital Communications Manager to support the team with content and graphic production.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and has previous international experience in global development in Argentina, Australia and Indonesia.
Public Relations Advisor
Email: johannes [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +46 (0)70 437 11 48
Johannes contributes to the development of the foundation's PR work, both strategically and operationally. He develops relationships with media, politicians, civil society and other partners in Scandinavia, with a particular focus on Sweden. Johannes also identifies and develops engaging content for the Foundation's digital channels.
Before joining the Foundation, Johannes was the Executive Director of Doctors of the World Sweden. He has a background in PR and as an activist promoting human rights in Israel and Palestine.
Communications Advisor for German-language media
E-mail: naumann [@] betternau.de
Phone: +49 (0)152 557 540 51
In tandem with Nina Tesenfitz, Julia Naumann operates as the main touchpoint for the Foundation towards German-language media and cooperation partners. Julia is based in Berlin.
Julia is the Managing Director of better nau GmbH. She offers a broad range of services in the field of communications, including strategic communication consulting. She used to work as a journalist for AFP and taz and was a spokesperson for Amnesty International.
Communications Advisor for German-language media
E-mail: presse [@] rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +49 (0)170 5763 663
In tandem with Julia Naumann, Nina Tesenfitz operates as the main touchpoint for the Foundation towards German-language media and cooperation partners. Nina is based in Berlin.
Nina is an independent Communications Consultant and has been advising several non-profit organisations in the past years. Before starting Tesenfitz Kommunikation, she worked as Spokesperson for “Anne Will,” Deputy Head of Communications at Amnesty International Germany, and on the editorial team of Der Spiegel.
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