The Team

Local experts and mentors. International advisers and organisations. Designers, investors, peer entrepreneurs, and future alumni.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NETWORK.

London

RAMONA LIBEROFF

CEO

Ramona has experience in her 20+ year career as a tech for good entrepreneur and long-time angel and social investor, committed to innovation and gender equity and access to finance. She previously led the global business between Unilever and Nielsen Innovation, where she also led Nielsen Europe’s CSR strategy and activities.

JANET SOUTHERN

COO

Janet comes from a mixed background of international development and business, and has experience working in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She previously worked on DFID’s Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), and most recently for Atkins management consultancy focusing on public sector procurement, business and process improvement, and strategy development. Janet is passionate about sustainable holistic initiatives that bring real change and positive impact to communities and society.

ALINA TRUHINA

Partnerships

Alina is responsible for strengthening collaborations with businesses, foundations and other private stakeholders to maximise value for SPRING and its partners. Alina previously worked in partnerships and communications at the World Bank in Geneva, and at multinational media advertising companies in Australia (MindShare and MediaCom), overseeing media campaigns and managing client media investments for multinationals such as British Petroleum (BP), Kodak, Ford, and Fosters. Alina holds an MA in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of Geneva, and a BA in Media and Communication from the University of Melbourne. She is passionate about the economic empowerment of women and girls, entrepreneurship, and social innovation.

REBECCA SPOHRER

Knowledge & Policy

Rebecca has 6+ years of experience in development program design, management and learning. Previously at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Rebecca provided technical and managerial support to a range of programs focusing on improving nutrition through market-based solutions across Africa and Asia. Rebecca has authored numerous publications on best practices and lessons learned, and is passionate about capturing what works, what doesn’t, why, and how. Rebecca holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in management of international organisations from the University of Geneva.

CHARLOTTE BLUNDY

Operations

Charlotte is responsible for supporting the operational and financial management of SPRING. She has over five years of experience in the operational management of social and economic empowerment and governance programmes, with a focus on Southern Africa, North Africa and the Middle East. Charlotte has worked on a broad range of projects run by institutional donors, NGOs, INGOs and media networks, including Triple Line Consulting, WarChild UK and Al Jazeera. She holds an M.SC. in Violence, Conflict and Development, from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA Honours in Arabic Studies from the University of Manchester.

Aurelie Faugier

Communication

Aurelie is an established NGO and corporate manager with 10 years working experience from multinational firms to start up NGOs, and from government to social businesses, in Europe and India. She enjoys multicultural fast moving environments that share her passion for increasing opportunities for marginalised communities around the world, especially women and girls.
In previous lives, Aurelie was posted in India, Operations & Comms manager for a start-up NGO, and in Barcelona, as a first generation digital marketer. Aurelie holds an MSc in management.