The A Team
 
 

Sofia sharkova

FOUNDER & CREATOR OF OPPORTUNITIES

Sofia has lived in over 10 countries and visited more than 60 but it is Switzerland that captured her heart at "Grützi". At 19 she became an entrepreneur and sold her business at 23 to fund her education. In her spare time she enjoys food blogging and idolises Albert Einstein: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Click here to read her profile
 
 
 
 

DHRUV PAREKH

OPERATIONS & PRESIDENT OF HAPPINESS

Dhruv claims that he found true happiness when he joined Aspire. Having studied Entrepreneurship courses he decided to combine this with Aspire's empowerment principle to help young woman develop her magazine business in Uganda. In his spare time he enjoys rugby, fine dining and cooking, learning languages, volunteering and following FinTech startups. Click here to read his profile.
 
 
 
 

HELEN GILLHOLM

PROGRAM MANAGER & CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER

Helen is full of energy always has a big smile. She is a do'er. Helen lives by the motto "we need to grasp opportunities to create our future". She is curious and wants to encourage entrepreneurs to collaborate and support one another. Aspire is a unique 'new-thinking' platform, which embraces new innovation. Helen’s favorite treat is a long breakfast and a day with no plans. Click here to read her profile
 
 
 
 

MARTIN ANDERSSON

SUCCESS MANAGER & HEAD OF INTELLIGENCE

Martin moved to Switzerland in 2010 and obtained a MSc in Quantitative Finance. Martin wants to challenge his and others' ways of thinking and strives to learn more. He joined Aspire because he is convinced that Aspire can make a difference. ”We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit" - Aristotle. Martin enjoys running, cycling, reading has a photographic memory! Click here to read his profile.