Lala Mustafazade – van der Kolk

Co-founder and Managing Director

Lala is a co-founder of Mine Mark. She worked for the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Azerbaijan where she discovered her interest in Crisis Management. Therefore, she did her Master in Crisis- and Security Management at Leiden University. Now she is working as a Crisis and Security Consultant at Northwave.

Nils Hegel

Co-founder and Managing Director

Nils served in the German Military Police and, in that position, was deployed to several conflict areas like Afghanistan. There he saw first-hand how explosive remnants of war destroy individuals, families and whole communities. After finishing his BSc in Security Studies at Leiden University, he is currently doing a MSc in Transition Management at Gießen University.

Ilaria Vallini

Senior project manager

Ilaria is a certified BVOP® Project Manager, with experience in managing both business programmes and humanitarian projects. She is passionate about bringing people together to create value. Her academic background is in Politics: BA International Relations from Sapienza University of Rome and MSc Middle East Politics from SOAS of London.

Aleksandar Zdravkovski

Finance and HR manager

Aleksandar is a Finance and HR Manager at Mine Mark. He holds an MSc in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and currently works as an FP&A Analyst at Danone. Aleksandar is an avid half-marathon runner and strives for a world in which no children are harmed by explosive remnants of war.

Patrick Teulings

Creative Front-end developer

Stephanie Tan

Social Media and External Relations Officer

Kateryna Denysova

Assistant Project Manager

Jonathan Walsh

Grant Writer