Lisa van Eck
Master of Business Administration
Lisa is passionate about social impact and innovation. In 2013, she obtained an MSc Economics from the University of Siena in Italy after being awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. In 2014 she joined the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and was the Senior Regional Programme Associate of the South African chapter. During her tenure she worked to strengthen the local entrepreneurship ecosystem through numerous convenings (personally hosting over 100 events), speaking roles and research. She also ran ANDE South Africa’s Metrics and Impact Management Learning Labs. In 2017 she founded Festive Collective, a social awareness campaign that raises support for impact heroes by encouraging people to #partywithapurpose. She is also a Director of Blink, an emerging tech startup which houses the Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa (BECSA), set up to catalyse the blockchain community in South Africa, with a focus on entrepreneurs. In 2019 she was awarded a Chevening Scholarship and began studying for an MBA at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.