Join our family of

purpose-driven leaders!

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We invite you to a unique life long learning experience by becoming part of our global family. 

As radical as our approach is, so diverse is our family of program alumni, partners, clients and supporters around the world. What unites us all is our vision of a world of purpose-driven leaders. Our mantra is “Do what you really are!”.

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Every six months, we meet up at the BOOKBRIDGE Summit to re-connect, celebrate achievements and learnings while making an impact. In addition, many alumni stay engaged as advisory board members or start their own initiatives.

Meet our team

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Marisol Borbon

Co-CEO

Originally from Costa Rica, Marisol shapes our action learning programs with impact.

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Roman Twerenbold

Communication support

Roman joined the team recently to provide support on communication

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Arlette Hernández

Co-CEO

Arlette first created impact with us in Cambodia before she joined our team.

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Sujitha Miranda

Sri Lanka

Sujitha leads our programs in Sri Lanka with great passion and energy.

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Amarsaikhan Purev

Mongolia

Amar is passionate about people and supports entrepreneurs in Mongolia.

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Dr. Sebastian Käpplinger

Advisor

Sebastian is the mastermind behind our Foundation statutes and legal contracts.

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Dr. Carsten Rübsaamen

Co-Founder

Carsten co-founded BOOKBRIDGE in 2009 and is a passionate bridgebuilder.

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Sokhan Khut

Cambodia

Sokhan has put all his heart and energy in bringing us to Cambodia.

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Rasheed Abdullah

President

Rasheed is a passionate scout and heads our Foundation as its President.

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Barbara Kaech

Board Member

A lawyer by heart, Barbara supports our social enterprises with her legal expertise.

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Curdin Duschletta

Board Member

Curdin participated in our first CAS program and serves as part of our board.

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Carmen Zanella

Leadership Coach

Carmen supports our candidates in their personal development.

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Stefanie Neumann

Leadership Coach

Steffi accompanies our candidates in their development as leaders.

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Dr. Monika Roell

Advisor

Monika contributes all her experience as a vested entrepreneur to our vision.

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Santiago Mayo Lage

Business Coach

Santiago challenges our candidates as social entrepreneurs in the field.

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Jorge Cendales

Business Coach

Jorge makes our candidates act as agile and purpose-driven entrepreneurs.

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Nathalie Moral

Business Coach

Nathalie makes our candidates create impact as entrepreneurs.

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Ramona Bischoff

Business Coach

Ramona accompanies our candidates as business coach on their learning journey.

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Matthias Augustin

Business Coach

Matthias accompanies our candidates on their learning journey as entrepreneurs.

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Christine Meinzer-Folk

Leadership Coach

Christine passionately develops our candidates into purpose-driven leaders.

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Andrej Juriga

Leadership Coach

Andrej is our Leadership Coach for local programs in Slovakia, and shares our passion of building bridges.

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Johannes Heeb

Business Coach

Johannes accompanies our social entrepreneurs in the water sector.

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Niel Johnson

Business Coach

Niel joined our program to Mongolia and developed into a coach for South Africa.

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Dr. Falko Eichen

Advisor

Falko supports us with his experience in marketing and communication.

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Boris Billing

Leadership Coach & Board Member

Boris makes our candidates reflect and supports us in the Foundation Board.

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Tunga Munkhjargal

Mongolia

Tunga joined our team in our early years and leads our programs in Mongolia.

We believe in a world of
purpose-driven leaders

Our story

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2009

The first social enterprise is created in Mongolia as part of a scout exchange.

Legal setup and audit

BOOKBRIDGE was incorporated as a tax-exempted foundation in Basel, Switzerland in 2010. To separate our impact investing activities from our action learning programs, BOOKBRIDGE GmbH was setup in Neumarkt, Germany. The GmbH is fully owned by the Swiss Foundation. The Foundation has closed partnership agreements with our country organizations and social enterprises. They are all legally independent institutions in their countries.

Our Alumni

Friends of BOOKBRIDGE is an association founded in Switzerland and administered by Alumni of BOOKBRIDGE action learning programs in order to help fund scholarships in Mongolia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

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