Representing the EIT Alumni Community, our board is made up of four representatives who have been nominated by the Alumni Associations of the Innovation Communities.
There is a strong consensus from each of the Alumni Associations that there is much to gain in fostering collaboration and aligning our complementary values to enhance the reach and scope of our Community.
Falko is a CommUnity Manager at EIT InnoEnergy, and was elected President of the EIT Alumni Board for the period 2017.
He is a graduate of the ENTECH European Master programme organised by EIT InnoEnergy, where he developed a passion for sustainability. Today he uses this passion to shape the future of EIT InnoEnergy's CommUnity, an inspiring network of game changers aiming to innovate the energy sector at all levels.
Falko is fascinated by multidisciplinary, multinational and multicultural challenges. He enjoys seeing strong bonds being created between people, busineses and opportunites, and strives to connect people for noble purposes.
As President, Falko is responsible for the strategic development of the EIT Alumni Community, coordinating the work and efficient conduct of the Board and representing the EIT Alumni Community to stakeholders.
Esmee has been elected as the Vice-President of the EIT Alumni Board for 2017. She is also the current Secretary of the Board of the EIT Climate-KIC Alumni Association for the period 2017-2018.
In tandem to her work with the EIT Alumni community, Esmee is a Sustainability Program Officer at Green City Buzz. Currently she is working on a project aimed at implementing green and sustainable development solutions in the centre of Amsterdam.
As Vice-President, Esmee oversees the development and implementation of the Board’s work plan, the EIT Alumni Social impact activities, and the general promotion of the EIT Alumni Community.
Following her EIT Climate-KIC Summer School and Master's programme, Esmee co-founded the University of Amsterdam UvA Green Office, a student initative working on sustainability topics.
Antonio serves as Treasurer on the EIT Alumni Board and has been active in establishing the EIT Health Alumni Community since the EIT Health’s inception in 2014. After undertaking an EIT-labelled MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, he is in the process of completing a pre-doctoral study programme in Adaptive Computing.
Antonio is developing the EIT Alumni Community’s financial plan and a plan for its mid-to-long term financial sustainability.
Francesco is the Community Manager of the EIT Alumni Board for 2017. He is also the President of the EIT Digital Alumni Board for the period 2017-2019.
Alongside his contributions to the EIT Alumni Community, Francesco is a young ICT professional working as a UX designer at EIT Digital, and President and co-founder of Speck&Tech, a tech community of startuppers, students and professionals based in Trento.
Francesco completed his EIT Digital Academy Master's double degree in Human Computer Interaction and Design, Innovation & Entrepreneurship in 2016. He has since been a very active member of the EIT Alumni Community as the former Marketing and Communications Officer on the EIT Digital Alumni Board, and organizer of the EIT Alumni Startup Days in 2015 & 2016.
As Community Manager, Francesco is responsible for the expansion and growth of the EIT Alumni Community and creating synergies between the KIC alumni communities.
Laurent is the EIT Representative on the EIT Alumni Board, providing support and guidance.
Laurent joined the EIT as Entrepreneurship Officer in September 2013. He is mainly responsible for the EIT Knowledge & Innovation Commuities' (KICs') Entrepreneurship and Business Creation activities across EU-28, and also focuses on the EIT monitoring of KIC activites. Laurent also leads the EIT Women Leadership and Entrepreneurship activities, and as a member of the organising team of the EIT annual innovation festival, he is involved in the organisation of the annual EIT awards and Innovation Tour.
Laurent is a graduate from the INSEAD MBA programme and holds an MScEE from INSA Lyon, France. Before joining the EIT, Laurent worked for the French Ministry of Finance Trade Commissions in North America and ASia Pacific as head of IT, and for US MNCs in corporate business development roles. In the past, he's also advised internet start-ups and has been an active Angel Investor in San Francisco and Singapore.
April 1st - 2nd, Budapest. Event: Inaugural Alumni Board delegation.
June 12th - 13th, Budapest. Event: Strategy, Workplan and Alumni CONNECT.
September 20th - 21st, Budapest. Event: Strategy and Workplan.
November 4th - 5th, Berlin. Event: Strategy and the upcoming EIT Alumni Startup Days.