Ashoka Support Network
The Ashoka Support Network is a global community of committed leaders who share, support, and advocate for Ashoka’s values and vision, while unleashing their own potential as changemakers.
Board member & Investor. Social Impact. Business & Non-profit. Mental Health Advocate & Chair of Young Solidarity Foundation.
Tharald Nustad is a Norwegian serial entrepreneur and investor in the tech sector. He is the founder of Nordic Impact, a company that incubates and invests in social / environmental impact tech startups and impact funds. He is co-founder Katapult Future Fest, an event focusing on technology, impact investing and the future society, Katapult Accelerator, a leading accelerator for impact tech startups and Katapult Ocean, an accelerator helping and investing in ocean impact tech startups. Nordic impact is very active in the future of education, and how we can create the future we want to live in. Tharald is active in building the impact investing ecosystem in the Nordics, and is an active player in the startup scene. He works with Ashoka helping social entrepreneurs, is an active member of Toniic, a global impact investor network, and is co-chair for the impact investing group in Nexus. He is also active in Mallin, a family office focusing on Impact real estate developments.
Experienced Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Portfolio Management, Business Planning, Risk Management, Corporate Finance, and Venture Capital. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Erik Feldt, Head of Community Engagement at Nordea, carries more than 25 years of experience working in the financial sector and holding leadership positions in different areas of expertise.
Jennie Perzon, PhD student at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), loves her work at the intersection of sustainability and innovation working with large corporates, NGOs, academia and start-ups.
Emma holds a Master’s Degree in International Business and Politics from the Copenhagen Business School. Her passion for driving social change has led her to engage in several initiatives focusing on sustainable development and social change. Prior to joining Ashoka, Emma was part of establishing a sustainability-consulting firm in Stockholm, where she spent most of her time managing a business network which gathered business leaders to learn and act around climate change. In 2014 she led Sweden’s largest sustainability initiative for youth, empowering over 10.000 high-school students to act as changemakers in their local communities. During her studies Emma co-founded a student driven consulting organization supporting NGO’s and social enterprises to improve their social impact. Besides Sweden and Denmark, she has lived and worked in the UK, France and Ecuador.