A diverse team to support you in building your business

Our local and international team can provide tailored funding for your business and world-class support services.

  • Shkelzen Marku
    Managing Director
    Shkelzen heads YSB’s activities in the Balkans and has been supporting startups with a social mission for the past five years. He has 20+ years of experience in development work, building organisations and international collaboration.
  • Arunima Singh
    Partnership & Business Development Manager
    Arunima is a social startup expert with experience in accelerator programs, incubators and corporate projects. She has experience in IT, industrial engineering and consulting.
  • Ermira Repaj
    Senior Investment Manager
    Ermira is a finance professional with years of experience in senior finance roles and supporting businesses with their financial operations. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Tirana.
  • Daniel Nowack
    Executive Director
    Daniel is a finance executive with years of experience in financial planning and reporting, startup investments and venture capital.
  • Melissa Kramer
    Entrepreneur in Residence
    Melissa is a serial entrepreneur with experience in marketing and community building. She has set up businesses and social businesses around fashion and fair trade.
  • Dafina Bekaj
    Group Controller
    Dafina keeps the lights on at Yunus Social Business Balkans. She structures our processes, takes care of financial management and operations and helps the team on accounting questions.
  • Bruce Lachney
    Entrepreneur in Residence
    Bruce is an experienced consultant for strategy and organisational development for companies, NGOs and social enterprises.
  • Emil Lamprecht
    Head of Accelerator
    A full stack marketer, UX thought leader, product and growth hacker, I am a speaker on – and developer of - entrepreneurship programming for organizations like Google and The Yunus Social Business Foundation.