After studying systems engineering at Delft University of Technology, Silvia worked for five years as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in different industries and countries. She has worked as a freelance business developer for several social enterprises in the Netherlands and Tanzania, and currently trains other social entrepreneurs and young professionals. With SweepSmart, Silvia won the Partnership Verkiezing (2014), Cordaid Challenge (2016) and PwC’s Social Impact Lab (2017).
Silvia is passionate about impact entrepreneurship, circular economy, and renewable energy, especially for developing countries. She loves to co-create impactful initiatives, develop win-win partnerships, co-design the right solution, and build and coach them until they can run independently. She has lived and worked in the Netherlands, India, Tanzania and Madagascar.