Katrin BrulsMemberExecutive Board
I have been part of oikos Copenhagen since September 2016, and became president of the Copenhagen chapter last May.
I first became involved in sustainability when I was a volunteer on my gap year in South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. During this time, I got inspired by the local people I worked with, who were trying to build momentum on sustainability in their communities where the awareness on sustainability was not as developed as in the countries I had lived in. It was inspiring to see how each of these individuals had a different approach to sustainability and were able to influence their communities and create change little by little. The willingness of these people to create change for a better world is what made me want to be more involved in sustainability and which eventually made me decide to join oikos when I entered university.
I love art, photography and travelling to discover different cultures. I am particularly interested in Asian cultures and have been learning Japanese for the past 5 years.
What do I want to do as an EB member?
Being surrounded by people from all over the world in recent years, I have learned how valuable the diversity in cultures and ideas can be to get inspired. That is why one of my main focuses as being part of the executive board will be to bring together the oikos chapters from around the world. By creating a flexible but simple structure, oikos chapters from around the world can connect, share their ideas and get inspired.
Nurlan JahangirliMemberExecutive Board
He is active in society development programmes approximately five years. During five years of active involvement in social projects he has gained many organizational skills. To make a difference in the world, he started to work in oikos Baku as an internationally supported platform.
Abhishek KankaniMemberExecutive Board
Erikk OpinioMemberExecutive Board
During his 2016-17 presidency, Erikk led the oikos Edmonton chapter in organizing ten events which engaged more than 500 students in discussions on sustainability. In March 2017, Erikk represented oikos Edmonton in the oikos International Spring Meeting in Hamburg, Germany. After presenting the oikos Edmonton case for full chapter status to the Legislative Assembly of oikos International, the 24 chapter presidents in attendance unanimously voted in favour of accession.
Erikk’s passion for sustainability and involvement with the local community make him a versatile and dependable individual that can effectively manage multiple responsibilities, while developing meaningful connections with stakeholders at all levels. In his spare time, Erikk enjoys playing volleyball, biking and yoga.
Levan PanganiPresidentoikos International
He was Executive Board member of oikos International from 2012 till 2016. He founded oikos Tbilisi in 2011, where he served as the president of the local chapter. He was founder and director of oikos Summer Schools, chief organizer of the first oikos CEE Regional Meeting in 2012.
He has several years of managerial experience, working as a head of some local organizations in Georgia. His area of interest is sustainable development of economics, as well as in-depth research of other fields connected to it. His efforts to increase awareness of sustainability across Georgia and Caucasus Region are widely recognized and talked about by academia in Georgia. In his free time he likes to travel, hike and play basketball.
Tel: +41 (0) 71 224 2595
Benoît PitsaerMemberExecutive Board
Tiphaine RouaultMemberExecutive Board