Country Representative, Germany
Matthias Scheffelmeier is a Director at Ashoka Germany and Co-Director for Europe. Prior to that he was Country Director for Turkey, co-leading the successful launch of Ashoka's Turkey program in Istanbul. Matthias also founded Ashoka’s ChangemakerXchange, an ever growing global network and collaboration platform for young social entrepreneurs, which connects over 200 innovators across 45 countries in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. While in Turkey he also served as BMW Foundation's Representative and Network Partner for the Region as part of a strategic multi-year partnership between the Foundation and Ashoka. Besides he is a regular keynote-, TEDx- and guest speaker and lecturer on social entrepreneurship. Before joining Ashoka he was Microsoft's Community Affairs coordinator overlooking the implementation of Microsoft’s Corporate Citizenship activities in 70+ countries of the MENA/Africa Region.