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AJEV – Mrs. Pilar Aguado

About Mrs. Pilar Aguado, Manager in Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Valencia. Pilar Aguado has a degree in Law (2002) and a Diploma in Advanced Studies Doctorate in Business Law (2012) by the University of Valencia (Spain). Author of several books on Entrepreneurs. As a manager of AJEV since 2004, she has worked on very different fields in the entrepreneurship’s world: collaborating in the Day of Entrepreneurs Region Valencia since 2006, teaching about entrepreneurship, celebrating events, managing training programmes, collaborating with Radio/TV programmes, advising in business creation…. As a European Projects Coordinator since 2005, ´she has worked in differents projects: Equal (Equality of opportunity in the field of entrepreneurship), Erasmus For Young Entrepreneurs (2013-2017), Start Up Comunnities Leonardo DaVinci Partnership (2013-2015), KA2 Strategic Partnership in the field of Entrepreneurship (2014-2017) among others.

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ECLEE – Dr. Mahamouda Salouhou

As Director of the European Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Education (ECLEE), Dr. Mahamouda Salouhou is a professor of leadership, cultural diversity, and international business at the University of Lille II in France. He serves as adjunct faculty at SKEMA Business School in France, University of Bilbao in Spain, University of Hassan the 1st and Carinthia University of Applied Science in Austria. He is also a member of the Lean Advancement Initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he participates in the Lean Healthcare Working Group. Dr. Salouhou serves as rapporteur and presenter at the European Business Forum on Vocational Training organized by the EUROPEAN COMMISSION’s DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR EDUCATION AND CULTURE.

In 2000, he joined the University of Washington’s chemical engineering department as a visiting scientist. During his stay, he became curriculum coordinator for an interdisciplinary program, successfully designing and deployed training and certificate programs for the FAA, the Boeing Company, and various aerospace suppliers and customers. He organized and led several international conferences in USA, Europe, Asia and Africa.

As the Director of ECLEE, Dr. Mahamouda Salouhou has created curriculum and certificate programs in Six Sigma, Lean Plus, Leadership Diamond®, Leadership Diamond® Certificate Africa and Cultural Diversity, Project Program Management, International Mobility for Employment in North America and Europe. He is a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies, has designed and implemented several workforce development programs in Europe, North America and Africa, started several businesses in the US and Europe, and serves on the advisory board of companies in both places. He is currently focusing on developing ECLEE’s International Mobility, summer STEMPlus for High school and underprivileged European and African students.

Founder of Djagora University (www.djagora.edu.sn), Dr. Salouhou led a team to create a new university that focus on skills and employability.

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GloVo – Kostapanos Miliaresis

An organized young man who can be trusted with even the most challenging projects. Having grown up in AIESEC and TED, he currently graduated from ‘Business Administration’ at AUEB, whilst specializing in Project Management. Founder of the Social Entrepreneurship Startup ‘GloVo’- Global Volunteers Platform-, he is passionate about Events as an experience stager or storyteller, communities building, networking, and backpacking. Working hard to capitalize his creativity to metabolize our world into a better shape.

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GloVo – Aris Konstantinidis

Born in a small city, west of Greece, I spent the summer holidays of my early years doing mountain climbing, playing basketball and guitar and doing community work. In 2009 I entered the Athens University of Economics and Business, department of Business Administration and soon got involved in a variety of actions which highlighted the value of volunteering, proper education and civic engagement. I am one of the co-founders of GloVo, a global platform which connects volunteers to events and social actions and member of the organizing team of TEDxAthens. I have been a volunteers’ coordinator in many volunteer actions and events and a speaker in conferences and workshops, both in Greece and abroad, talking about entrepreneurship and highlighting the need to redefine volunteerism and empower and mobilize young people to act. In August 2013 I became a member of the Thousand Network and I have been serving as an Ambassador of the Athens hub since January 2014. From March until October 2014, during my military service, I had the privilege to serve as an Evzon at the Greek Presidential Guard. In February 2015 I joined PwC and currently work as a Finance & Accounting Consultant.

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GloVo – Alkisti Macrynikola

Alkisti is a sharp, enthusiastic student with a passion for excellence and a desire to grow in her field while contributing to the world in meaningful ways.  Since early high school, Alkisti has been active in leadership, taking part in a national ecological program, as team leader. Later on, volunteering became one of her priorities, as it was a tremendous opportunity for growth that allowed her to work with others while furthering good causes. In 2013, Alkisti began her undergraduate studies in dentistry. She continued to volunteer through the nonprofit GloVo (Global Volunteers), first as a volunteer and then as a volunteers’ coordinator. Her solid work ethic, excellent communication and organization skills have allowed her to excel in every role. In 2015, she became Partnerships’ Manager, as she was willing to explore the world of entrepreneurship. She is now a member of GloVo’s main team, working closely with the founders to further the organization’s cause. Alkisti is excited about inspiring others to contribute to causes they love and is always seeking new adventures.

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Pontydysgu – Nic Daniels

Nic Daniels is an education researcher and teacher trainer for Pontydysgu, an independent education research company based in Pontypridd, Wales. He was a primary school teacher for 15 years and was deputy head teacher for the last 5 of those years. He owns and runs his own retail business which he established in 2012. He is also the author of 10 children’s books, one of which received the Tir na n-Og award for book of the year in 2008. Despite the pretentious connotations, he still finds that “Portfolio Worker” is the best way to justify how he earns a living without having to live in an office.

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Pontydysgu – Dewi Gray