Karin joined KTH Royal Institute of Technology as the Director of Alumni Relations in April 2019. She has worked with Alumni Relations and Fundraising since 2005, when she joined Cass Business School, City University, in London. After having returned to her native Sweden in 2011, Karin took up a position at Stockholm University, where she went from Project Coordinator to Team Lead Manager, Alumni Relations and Fundraising. She holds a degree in Social Science from Uppsala University, a PgCert in Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment from Cass Business School, and a Certificate in Content Marketing from Berghs School of Communication.
Annika Linna (MSSc) is a communications professional inspired by sustainable goals and co-creation. Annika has worked most of her career in communications business, both as a consultant and specialist in corporations. Prior to heading communications and marketing for Aalto University’s advancement and corporate engagement, she was responsible for the university’s science and research communications.
Antony Green is Associate Director of Development at the University of Oxford. Antony manages development activity for Oxford’s sciences and social sciences and a number of the University’s historic collections. He has 15 years’ experience of higher education fundraising, including work on significant capital and endowment projects. Antony is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities
A seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in higher education and schools, Emily Robin is the leader of an integrated advancement program at the American School of Paris, an international school of 850 students from 61 nations. In this role, Emily aligns staff and resources to build capacity for sustained success in securing philanthropic support, engaging constituents, and recruiting students.
Emily began her career at the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School, and most recently oversaw the Major Gifts program at Bryn Mawr College. She has served on the board of the Ecole Française Internationale de Philadelphie. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Penn's Huntsman Program in international studies and business, Emily also holds a master's degree, with distinction, from University College, London. You can follow Emily on Twitter at @emilyarobin.
Christine Harris is a Philanthropy Manager at the London School of Economics. She’s on a mission to help people part with their cash to help the causes they are passionate about. Her fundraising career spans 14 years in everything from a 10 person charity to one of the largest universities in Canada.
She’s brought in the pounds (£) and the dollars (Canadian $) for everything from therapy for torture survivors, better welfare for dairy cows, BMX sessions for underprivileged kids, and scholarships.
She takes a donor-centred approach to relationship building and believes silos belong on farms, not on fundraising teams.
Jessica O’Mary joined the Stockholm School of Economics in 2014 and is currently the Head of Development and Alumni Relations, where she is oversees corporate, individual and foundation fundraising in addition to the alumni relations program. She has over 10 years of experience in fundraising in the nonprofit and higher education sector, both in the U.S. and Sweden. Jessica holds a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin, with a specialization in nonprofit and philanthropic studies. She is also an active volunteer with CASE (The Council for Advancement of Higher Education) and serves on the CASE Europe Annual Conference 2020 Planning Committee.
Sini Koskimies is a communications, marketing and strategy specialist with experience in strategic consulting, branding and concept creation. She’s eager to use communications as a tool for tackling the world’s wicked problems. At her present work at Aalto School of Art, Design and Architecture she makes way for positive change with the aid of creativity, critical thinking, and the ability to imagine the yet imaginable — together with technological solutions and business thinking of the international and interdisciplinary Aalto University community.
Justin Cole is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Bournemouth University, Chair of the University Marketing Forum and member of the CASE Europe Board of Trustees. Prior to joining the University he spent over 10 years working in a range of central government departments, most notably as a ministerial advisor on higher education marketing and communications. Justin has undergraduate and masters qualifications in marketing and communications and is an avid blogger on HE marcomms.
Morten J S Hilt holds a bachelor of commerce dgree in marketing and international business from Cononcordia University in Montréal, Canada (1991) and an MBA in brand management from The Norwegian School of Economics, NHH (2007).
Hilt entered the position as Head of Alumni at NHH in 2016 and has prior to this been engaged in communication, marketing and executive education at NHH. As head of alumni he has been responsible for implementing a CRM system, establishing the annual NHH Alumni Conference "OPPTUR" in Oslo, establishing international alumni activities at NHH and piloting mentor programmes.
Bruno van Dyk
Bruno van Dyk has over 25 years’ experience in development work, university advancement and international collaboration across multiple countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Gulf States, Europe, the UK and North America. He has led major university advancement endeavours, exceeding targets in income and alumni engagement. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, UK & Europe, Grenzebach Glier & Associates and, previously, for 5½ years as Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Durham University. Prior to that, for 15 years he was Executive Director, UKZN Foundation.
He has been and is an ordinary member and Chair of several University and other non-profit national and international Boards and until recently a Commissioner on the CASE Global Commission on Philanthropy. Currently he is Chair of the International Education-Business Partnership Network and CASE Africa and is on the Board of Practical Philanthropy across Europe (in partnership with the King Baudouin Foundation-US) and of University World News.
For five years he was Teaching Fellow on the University of Bologna’s Master’s programme in International Studies in Philanthropy and Social Innovation. He has two Masters degrees, in English Literature and Commerce respectively, a Higher Diploma in Education, a diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and two certificates in Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliances from INSEAD and Story Telling for Change from +Acumen, New York, respectively.
Pia Dolivo's team is responsible for the development of alumni relations, fundraising, external relations, and social responsibility of the University of Helsinki. Pia joined the University of Helsinki in 2000 and started out her career at UH as an alumni coordinator. Since then, Pia has held several posts at the University of Helsinki, including head of career services center and fundraising campaign manager.
Kei has 20 years of experience in international marketing and in business development in the Pharmaceutical Industry and for the last 10 years she has been working with fundraising in the NGO sector, both in the Nordic markets and internationally. Since 2019 she has been heading the External Relations team at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland.
Camilla Wardi is Head of Corporate Relations and Outreach and is leading the team of External Relations at Hanken School of Economics. The team includes Alumni, Career Services, Corporate Relations and Fundraising.
Camilla is Swedish but has lived in Finland since 2004. Before moving to Finland, Camilla lived in London and in Brussels, working with retail and executive education. Camilla holds an executive MBA degree from Hanken School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree from Gothenburg University.
Jenni is a Senior Advisor in the donor engagement team at Aalto University. She works closely with multidisciplinary international fundraising projects and specializes in major donations in six- and seven-figure sums. She has been a fundraising strategy consultant for the NGO sector and lists a top-10 global humanitarian aid organization as a client. Jenni has worked in the university sector for over a decade in Germany and Finland and trained at the Institute of Fundraising in London. Jenni has a Master's degree in political science.
Gary Guadagnolo is a director of research at EAB, a global leader in higher education best practice research in operational, enrolment, and student experience terrains. Gary specialises in financial and operational challenges that span institutional strategy to unit-level process improvement. His most recent projects have focused on digital transformation in a global higher education context. Gary has a BA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and an MA and PhD in History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Outside of the office, and true to his Texas roots, Gary (along with his hound dog) is always on the hunt for good hiking trails and BBQ.
Laura has worked on alumni relations at the University of Turku since 2007 and since last autumn her responsibilities include also fundraising. Laura has a Master in Social Sciences from the University of Turku majoring in Sociology. She has also worked on executive education as well as international affairs.
As a part of a 2-person alumni relations and fundraising team, Laura is used to tackling all issues big and small related to this field. She is passionate about people, stakeholder relations and communications.
Maria Flora Andersen
Co-founder and director of Student&Innovation House, Denmark's first student-driven innovation house. The co-founding team fundraised 8 million $ to transform a 3700 sqm old Police Station into a cross-disciplinary hub for sustainability, and further she has fundraised 1 million $ to grow the organization.
Maria Flora is also a master student in business administration and philosophy at Copenhagen Business School, with a specialization in corporate finance and has been awarded the McKinsey Graduate of the Year award upon her bachelor graduation.
Amanda joined KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2018. She has held different positions within student recruitment and alumni relations. For the past year, her work has focused on the development of alumni chapters, international events and volunteering activities outside of Sweden. KTH has sixteen international alumni chapters that arrange various events and activities every month. Amanda is also in charge of two mentoring programs, one which is offered to students who are going to study a semester or year abroad.
Tim provides strategic and innovative marketing solutions for our education clients. He has 10 years of experience in higher education and has worked in senior marketing roles at the University of Cambridge and London Business School. In these roles he focussed on recruitment and led projects on brand, CRM implementation and website re-builds. Tim specialises in strategic marketing planning and projects where data and insight are front and centre.
Aimee is Education Marketing Consultant at SMRS. With more than a decade of marketing, communications, and student recruitment experience in higher education, she has a wealth of knowledge of the sector, profession, and the unique challenges faced. At SMRS, she delivers strategic consultancy with a range of Higher Education Institutions and is often found applying established and new business models to higher education and recruitment.
Previously, Aimee led on strategic communications at UCL, transforming the way the university understands, reaches and engages with audiences. Achieved through a combination of developing and sharing the brand, implementing multi-channel campaigns, re-imagining leadership communications, and introducing digital innovation.
She led on the development and implementation of recruitment strategies for UK and European students at King’s College London, and before that, at Middlesex University. She has delivered many successful, high profile campaigns, including King’s first large-scale entry into clearing, open events, and digital advertising.
Sinikka is the Head of Donor Engagement at Aalto University. She has a strong background in sales, customer relationship building, and account management especially in executive education and competence development. She joined Aalto University in November 2015 in the middle of the government matched fundraising campaign.
Hanna Donner joined Arcada University of Applied Sciences, one of the most research intensive and international UAS in Finland, as Head of Communication in 2018. Hanna manages a team responsible for communication, marketing, fundraising, alumni, external relations and events. She has 15 years of experience of marketing and communication in higher education. Prior to joining Arcada she worked at Hanken School of Economics, where she also was a member of the Board.