The Team

Changemaker Companies is a hybrid team that combines Ashoka’s know-how to maximize social innovators' impact and Ylios’ expertise in executive consulting and transformation



Senior Partnership and Grant Manager

Yeleka is a Senior Partnership Manager at Ashoka with Making More Health and Boehringer Ingelheim. She has a track record of designing and implementing co-creations between the corporate and social sectors, specializing in healthcare. Prior to Ashoka, she worked in both International Health and Global Finance and holds a BA in Kinesiology from Western University, and a BASc in Public Health from Ryerson University. 



Partner Ylios

Yoram graduated in Statistics & Economy. He is a partner in Ylios and CMC, also an Ashoka Support Network member. For 30 years, he has worked as a transformation officer or executive advisor  in various sectors and is a recognized pragmatic leader on governance & innovation, performance management and continuous improvement. Yoram was also board member and advisor for several French non-profit-organizations.



Director, North America Corporate Partnerships

Based out of Washington DC, Jeanine leads the expansion of our program to companies in the United States, and our work measuring corporate transformation and impact on employees. Jeanine has built a career helping organizations drive change from the inside out, working with social enterprises, non-profits and companies in India, China, and Mexico, in a variety of strategy and leadership roles. A foodie at heart, she founded and ran a cooking class/catering company in Shanghai for several years. She holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from Middlebury College.



Partnership manager

After ten years working in finance and business modelling in several companies, Claire joined Ashoka in 2017. In the Changemaker Companies team, she mainly works on the partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim, focusing on relationship with social entrepreneurs and global employee engagement programs.



Project management officer and coordinator

Holding a degree in communications from Sciences Po Paris, Helene has previously worked in the French Ashoka office, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and volunteered in several NGOs in France and abroad. She is now part of the Changemaker Companies team, working on the partnership with KLESIA, with Capgemini and on transversal topics. She is engaged in local civil society activities towards migrant women.



Corporate Alliance Manager

Corporate Alliance Manag

Building on her 17 years of experience in the finance sector (in private banking, wealth management etc.), Ouafa has developed a deep understanding of corporations in several countries. She holds a diploma in Business studies.



Senior Program Manager

Sarah Jefferson has 10+ years with Ashoka developing social impact strategies for leading corporations. Her work began with the pioneering partnership, Making More Health, between Ashoka and Boehringer Ingelheim. Her expertise lies in partnership management, designing employee engagement and talent development initiatives, and building win-win collaborations across the business and social sectors.



Global partnership manager

Previously, Daniela served as Executive Director of Ashoka Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Specialist in impact business and local development, she has a degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Local Development. Daniela worked at the Grameen Bank and Yunus Centre in Bangladesh, Germany and Colombia and for the Argentinean government.



Partnership manager

After six years in the humanitarian and development sector (Afghanistan, Indonesia, Costa Rica, CAR and Kosovo) working for NGOs, consulting firms and the UN, Ana continues her career in social impact from France. She has a double Master Degree in International Affairs and Governance from St. Gallen University (HSG), Switzerland, and in International Finance and Business from Sciences Po Paris, France.

Marie Levrault



Partnership manager

Graduated from EMLYON Business School, Marie began her working career as a consultant at Accenture for 5 years. She travelled in 2017 from Iran to Japan to document 50 fablabs and interview +80 entrepreneurs to identify new ways of working, collaborating and designing through digital fabrication. In March 2018, she joined Ashoka as global partnership manager.



VP Ashoka

Member of the French team of Olympic wrestling for 10 years and graduate from ESCP Business school, Arnaud founded the NGO “Play International” in 1999 and contributed to various Social Businesses and CSOs. He launched the operations of Ashoka France/Belgium/Switzerland in 2005. Arnaud now leads the global partnership strategy of Ashoka and is co-founder of the Changemaker Companies initiative.



ChangeMaker Companies InterCompany Lead

With a sound background in strategy, organization & management executive consulting for large corporations, AB has been designing and implementing numerous complex change programs for +20 years before joining CMC at the start of the programme. She gratuated from Sciences Po Paris College Universitaire & from The University of Houston in foresight studies and is involved in various NGOs and think tanks.



Senior Partnership & Program Manager

Dimitri has 15+ years’ experience in business development across EMEA, India & the US. He honed a thorough understanding in growth & innovation strategies, business transformation, and societal impact. Driven by his values, he joined the team to foster purpose-driven culture within organisations. Rooted in Belgium, Dimitri loves sailing and traveling while nurturing his passion for understanding humanity.



Senior partner, co-founder of Ylios

Angelos has a 30 + years’ experience in executive consulting and management. Over this period he had the opportunity to lead, both in France and in Europe, a significant number of projects in different fields such as: corporate and business strategy, deregulation, competition, economic modelling, market design, strategic marketing, organization and processes, steering and controlling management / Human Resources.  He is currently the prime advisor of the CEOs of RATP ENEDIS, CAISSE DES DEPOTS ET CONSIGNATIONS, ENGIE GEM, GRTgaz etc.