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Guatemala Leadership

Adolfo Yarhi

Executive Director

Adolfo has over 12 years of experience in the education sector and over 30 years of experience in managing different businesses, with a strong background in finance and strategy.

He has a degree in Business Management with specialization in Finance and Marketing, holds an MBA, and a certification in Educational Leadership.

Astrid Celada

Head of Philantrophy

Astrid has a bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Sales, she has more than 15 years of experience in sales and fundraising. Firmly committed to build Guatemala through education.

Carlos Quisquiná

Head of Finance

Carlos has over 15 years of work experience in Administration and Finances. He has a Bachelor in Business Administration and a degree in Accounting.

Europe Leadership

Ola Plonska

Community Builder

Ola has great strength in community building, build from a range of experience in the field of Anthropology for which she has a masters.

Elsbeth Takkenberg

Fundraising Strategist

Elsbeth has over 20 years of experience in Fundraising. She has a degree in History of Art from Amsterdam University.

Non-Executive Board The Netherlands

Tim Crijns

Chair President

Tim has 10 years of experience in impact investment and law. He has a master degree in Business Administration and Strategic Management

Tony Wright

Contact person Guatemala

Tony has over 20 years of experience in Advertising and Marketing, and sits on multiple boards in this field.

Sander Wirken

Treasurer

Sander is a co-founder of NDG and recently obtained his PhD in International Criminal Law, specialized in Latin America.

Marten Dresen

Contact person Guatemala

Marten is a co-founder of NDG and founder of Good Group. Marten has a masters in Strategic Management from the Erasmus University Rotterdam

Annemiek Dresen

Board member

Annemiek is a co-founder of NDG and is also a founder of NewBees refugee employment insertion organization. She has a masters in Anthropology and has 10 years experience in the field.

Schools Staff Guatemala

Alejandra Gamez

Secondary School and Highschool Principal

Alejandra has 18 years of experience in Middle and High School education. She has been 8 years with NDG as our Principal. She holds an Administrative Degree and a Pedagogy Degree. Graduated from Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala.

Fabiola Veliz

Nuestro Futuro School Principal

Fabiola has over 11 years of experience in Preprimary and Primary Education.  She holds an Associate Degree specializing in education for children with learning disabilities and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychopedagogy, graduated from  Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

Marvin Minas

El Porvenir School Principal

Marvin has over 10 years of experience in Preprimary, Primary, and High School education. He holds an Administrative Degree specializing in education, and graduated from Universidad Panamericana de Guatemala.