Members

The UpSocial members walk towards the following values:

  • Social Vocation: we offer answers to social problems.
  • Innovation: we introduce or empower novelties into the market, either a good or a service, a production method or an organisational methodology.
  • Scalability: we promote scaled replications of local succeed-proven initiatives
  • Implication: we provide our network, experience and commitment.
  • Practice: we carry out applicable and consolidated projects.

Jorge Rovira

Partner and Chief Operating Officer

Social entrepreneur and expert in economic development. He has combined consultancy and business advice with company management. Ha has launched four business projects, including Bee Honey, and from 2008 onwards he has been focusing on social enterprise.

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Mamen Salcedo

Partner and Director of Research and Education Projects

PhD in Anthropology working on the design and development of educational and social projects focused on the inclusion of the vulnerable groups, methodological innovation and cultural promotion. She has been director of Fundació Itinerarium projects, and has developed her experience in Spain and...

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Marta Nomen

Partner

Social educator with training in leadership and management of nonprofit organizations by UOC and Esade. It has a solid experience in educational intervention in prisons and the treatment of addiction and drug addiction. He has held senior positions in logistics and transportation, and...

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Miquel de Paladella

Partner and Chief Executive Officer

Economist and social entrepreneur, he has worked in social innovation issues with Ashoka, in advocacy with Unicef, in human rights with Plan International and the Global Movement for Children, and also in development with the Society for International Development. Besides...

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Viviana Urani

Partner and Director of Programmes and Communication

Social communicator specialised in collaborating with organisations and social entrepreneurs in order to develop a communication strategy to put in value their social mission that allows them achieving a higher impact with their activity. Leader of CLIC-CLAC consultancy, she is member of Creas...

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Assiri Valdés

Consultant

Master in Public Policy with international experience in poverty, education, social inclusion, sports and development, and social innovation. She has worked in the Latin American NGO TECHO, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru. In addition, she...

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Geraldine Cahill

Director UpSocial Canada

Partnership Broker and Program Development. She combines a commitment to collaborative process with a passion for storytelling to develop meaningful and productive projects. She last worked with Social Innovation Generation (SiG) National and earlier in her career she...

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Laia Oto

Consultant

Economist with extensive professional experience in finance, development and event management. She has worked in banking, auditing, UN programmes and NGOs. She founded her first company in the United Kingdom.

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Ona Argemí

Consultant

Political scientist specialized in social policies. She has worked as a consultant in human resources and social innovation, participating in projects related to vulnerable groups. She has also carried out socio-educational tasks with at-risk youth and in situations of social exclusion.

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Stefan Pahon

Consultant

Economist and lawyer with experience in team leadership, social innovation and operations. Inter-functional experience from law, through finance and analysis to international consulting.

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Tomás Kidd

Consultant

Political scientist with experience in project management and academic research in different areas related to poverty reduction, specifically in education, micro-finance and inclusive business.

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