Professor Muhammad Yunus
Co-founder Professor Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Peace Laureate, Olympic Laurel awardee, Bangladeshi economist, and founder of the Grameen Bank, the world’s first dedicated microcredit institution. He is also known as the "father of social business" and as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.
We're building an entrepreneurial, global and purposeful team to lead and grow our work in sport and social business for years to come. Our team is global and fully-remote, and complemented by a team of 100+ specialists and experts who deliver activities for us in more than 40 countries.
Having led procurement at Rio 2016, Yoan met Professor Yunus in 2017 and together they built a successful collaboration with Paris 2024 and the International Olympic Committee - resulting in the creation of Yunus Sports Hub.
As the creative advisor of Prof. Yunus, Hans has devoted himself to advancing social business since 2007. He & Prof. Yunus co-founded the Grameen Creative Lab, which now advises large-scale enterprises in social business development. Hans is also the founder of Circ Events.
Rahul BissoonauthCHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER
Rahul joined Yunus Sports Hub following 10+ years of strategic planning and fundraising consultancy with sports organisations and NGOs around the world. Rahul is a panel member at the Football Foundation and trustee at the People's Postcode Lottery Community trusts.
Yoko YoussoufDIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Yoko has led the creation and management of several sport and social business interventions with NGOs in Asia and across the globe. Yoko is focused on empowering athletes to create new economic opportunities for themselves and for others.
Clément DelcourtPROGRAMME MANAGER
Clément is a serial social entrepreneur and committed humanitarian who has spent much of his career working in Western Africa, supporting others to become entrepreneurs.
Marisa SchlenkerPROGRAMME MANAGER
Marisa is a former professional footballer who has spent more than 10 years delivering and managing sport for development interventions all over the world. Marisa has a specific interest in projects that empower women and girls through sport.
Heloisa de SouzaCOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Heloisa joined Yunus Sports Hub following marketing, content and advertising focused roles with the FC Barcelona Foundation and several Brazilian brands. Heloisa is a passionate football fan and has a degree in Advertising and a Master's degree in Brand Strategy & Creative Brand Management.
Carolina MacielADMINISTRATION MANAGER
Carolina has more than 10 years' experience in business administration and procurement, working in markets across Brazil, Spain, the Middle East, China and India.
Gabriela Matus BonillaPROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR
Gabriela is a former International Olympic Committee Young Leader and a member of the IOC Women in Sport Commission. She has founded a number of social businesses focused on accessibility and inclusion in South America.
Eve ViguierPROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR
Eve is a Peace and Sport Youth Leader who is passionate about sport for development and social entrepreneurship. Eve is also 2nd dan Black Belt in Judo and has been involved in and witnessed several programmes around the world using Judo and other sports to change lives.
Thomas Van SchaikSTRATEGIC ADVISOR
Serving as the former Global Brand Director of Adidas and the CCO of the Dutch National Olympic Committee, Thomas is an authority in the engagement of fans, in the development of impactful sports experiences and in the creation of meaningful brands.
Ghina ChehwanJUNIOR CONTENT MANAGER
Ghina is a writer and content creator eager to drive social change through sport. Her experience includes sports reporting and journalism, translation, communication, copywriting and storytelling, and with her curious mind, she is always up for new challenges. As a former IOC Young Leader and Parkour athlete, Ghina has hands-on experience in sport and social business.