Ewa Konczal

CEE Manager at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
Ewa Konczal

As of 2014 Ewa Konczal works as CEE Manager at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). Among other activities at EVPA Ewa has been co-founder of the CEE Social Investment Taskforce and launched a CEE Fund Support Program to enable development of small venture philanthropy/social investment funds (up to 1 mln EUR) in CEE, addressing the missing-middle to support development of social investment space. She is also Chair of the Board for the first Polish Venture Philanthropy Fund Valores, set up as a joint initiative of the PE/VC community in Poland. Prior to engagement with EVPA, for 14 years, Ewa worked as Poland and CEE Representative for international organization Ashoka Innovators for the Public. Her professional experience embraces also her work in India with Global March Against Child Labor, where she worked with Nobel Peace Award Laureate Kailash Sathyarti. And in Egypt with AIESEC and Egyptian-Polish Businessman Association that she co-founded.

For nearly 10 years, together with her partner, Ewa has been also running the Magic Mountain Foundation, a social business, located in south Poland, using natural horsemanship and mountain sports (rock climbing, mountaineering) in therapy and rehabilitation process with youth and adults with different social and emotional challenges, also intellectually disabled.

Among other recognitions for her work she values most the AIESEC Alumni Entrepreneurship & Leadership Award, that she has been presented by her colleagues from student organization.  Ewa has a master degree in marketing and management from University of Economics in Wroclaw, Poland.