Ashoka Fellows in the Netherlands and Beyond

Ashoka Fellows are the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. They champion innovative new ideas that transform society’s systems, providing benefits for everyone and improving the lives of millions of people.


Ashoka Fellows define the new roadmaps that allow people to thrive in this new environment, while providing solutions and demonstrating the how-tos. They are the ultimate role models in today’s world.


Dennis Karpes

Ashoka Fellow since May 2009

Lucas Simons

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2013

Jos de Blok

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2015

Noa Lodeizen

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2015

Bas van Abel

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2016

Emer Beamer

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

Barbara Muller

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2017

Geert van der Veer

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2017

Aart van Veller

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2016

Jeroo Billimoria

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1998

Lis Suarez-Visbal

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2011

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