Meet the team

The people behind the impact, working alongside a Board of Directors and Limited Partners at the highest levels of government, venture capital, innovation and defence

Founding Team
Kelly Chen
Partner
Andrea Traversone
Managing Partner
Thorsten Claus
Partner
Chris O’Connor
Partner
Patrick Schneider-Sikorsky
Partner
NIF Team
Sharn Gill
General Counsel
Helen Draijer
Chief Financial Officer
Susan Wilson
Chief Human Resources Officer
Gisela Wolf
Head of Compliance
James Husemeyer
Chief Security and Intelligence Officer
Lauren Reade
Head of Operations
Brooke Latham
Head of Sustainability
Ben Balmforth
Senior Associate
Trisha Saxena
Associate
David Ordonez
Associate
Lennart Velten
Associate
Nela Braun
Associate – Fund-of-funds
Wojtek Strupczewski
Adoption Associate
Mariana Occidente Lupo
Executive Assistant to Managing Partner
Suzana Ielcean
London Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Lars Frolund
Strategic Advisor – Government & Policy
Veronika Bartakova
Limited Partner Liaison & Support Officer
Board of Directors
Dr. Klaus Hommels
Chair of the Board
Dame Fiona Murray
Vice Chairman
David van Weel
Board observer
Dr. Ari Kristinn Jónsson
Director
Dr. Roberto Cingolani
Director
Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
Director
Ebru Dorman
Director
Karl-Christian Agerup
Director
Kusti Salm
Director
Raj Shah
Director

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