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Meet the team

This is our core partner team.

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Emmanuelle Verhagen

Emmanuelle holds an MSc. in Commercial Sciences with majors in both Finance and Marketing. This was complemented with an MBA from SDA Bocconi, where they majored in Value Management and System Dynamics.

Emmanuelle's experience is rooted in global market research and brand consulting building bridges between humans and brands in over 50 countries. They have a track record of delivering data-driven and values-based transformative solutions for clients across various industries and regions.

As a Barrett Certified Consultant, a Certified Co-Active Leadership Practitioner, and a Deep Democracy Facilitator, Emmanuelle blends organisational development expertise, strategic thinking, and cultural transformation to create thriving and resilient cultures that align with the goals and vision of the organisations Emmanuelle serves.

Passionate about advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and human rights, Emmanuelle volunteers as a board member and/or advisor for several advocacy and social justice initiatives, such as Intersekse Vlaanderen, çavaria and Amnesty International. 

They also walk the talk, quite literally, as actor/director in a variety of theatrical initiatives be it stage play, clowning or improvisation. Always in an purpose driven context as a human right activist.

Emmanuelle lectures change management in the Sustainability Leadership Programme of the KULeuven.

In 2022, Emmanuelle was recognized as a Responsible Leader by the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt.

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Davide Castorina

Davide Castorina holds a MSc in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations at Bocconi University in Milan.

Davide gained a strong international business acumen working in Milan, London, and Paris. He covered for several years the role of International Marketing Director at Universal Pictures leading and coaching eleven local teams in implementing effective sales and marketing plans.

Over the past 10 years, Davide leveraged on his experience in the multinational context to support a wide range of businesses from multi-billion dollar multinationals to start-ups as a consultant.

During his collaboration with the US-based international sales consultancy Whitten & Roy, he gained excelled in executing business diagnostics in a difficult urban and rural contexts, recruiting, training and managing a pool of consultants that operate as a team in supporting market-disrupting businesses whose mission is eradicating poverty in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Davide is passionate about bringing academia, consultancies, and businesses together to discuss new business paradigms; Davide often shares his experience by speaking at international conferences like the InFocus Forum at the United Nations in Geneva.

He supports the associative world in his role as President of the Focolari Movement Foundation in France whose mission is to lead and support activities of general interest like education, culture, environment and social.

Davide is an adjunct professor at IESEG and teaches several disciplines to undergraduate and postgraduate students about sales management, consumer behaviours, CRM and customer loyalty. He is also a lecturer at ESSEC in Paris where he teaches Sales & Negotiation.

Transforming cultures and leadership to steer organizations towards a sustainable and just tomorrow.

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