MINCA TEAM

We are a team of dynamic and motivated professionals with a diverse range of experience, skills and abilities that combine added value to the services we provide, delivering extraordinary results time after time and believe in Minca’s philosophy of the undeniable power of the community upon the potential of the individual.

SaraCalvoSARA CALVO

Sara Calvo is the CEO and co-founder of Living in Minca and is currently working as a Senior lecturer at the Leadership, Work and Organisations Department at Middlesex University in London where she teaches on social enterprise, leadership and management, organisational behavior and qualitative research. Beside this, she is an educator, trainer and a certified social enterprise advisor having completed a PhD on social entrepreneurship and ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom. Sara has provided consultancy services for a wide range of NGOs in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa as well as she has published articles in academic journals on research related to social enterprises in developed and less developed countries.

Andrés morales

Andres Morales is the Managing Director and co-founder of Living in Minca. He has a degree in Sociology from Greenwich University and a MA on Managing Social Enterprises from University of Barcelona. His experience working as a social enterprise consultant as well as an educator in several European, African, Asian and Latin American countries has left a deep mark and served as the grounding for his belief that we have the power to affect the future. More recently, Andres has deepened his knowledge and experience researching about social enterprises in less developed countries; particularly he has undertaken research in Tanzania, Colombia and Ecuador.

HeloiseJutteauHéloise Jutteau

Héloise is currently working as a Stakeholder Engagement Partner at Living in Minca. Prior to joining the team at Living in Minca, Heloise worked for a variety of different nonprofit organizations in varying capacities, primarily in program management and communication. She also has experience working as a manager in the corporate sector and as an independent consultant for social businesses in London, Paris and Singapore. Over the years, she has immersed herself in learning the ins and outs of development work in order to better understand the root causes of global suffering, while also exploring the role business can play in eliminating social injustice. Thanks to her background and a strong commitment to make people’s life better, she has taken up the opportunity to use her knowledge and experience as a useful tool in challenging social issues.

SimonBestSimon Best

Simon Best is the Partnerships and Strategic Manager at Living in Minca as well as a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University Business School. He is the Programme Leader for the Msc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Enterprise Development Hub o. EDH@MDX is an initiative started by Simon to provide support across the university to all students and staff who either want to start a business or have a business already want it to grow. Simon sits on the Academic Standards Board and Advisory Board for the London College of Business and Information Technology, and for Compass Education in VietNam.

MelodyBarreauMelody Barreau

Melody is working as a Communication Manager at Living in Minca. She has experience working in several NGOs including Oxfam, Red Cross and Macmillan Cancer Support. She believes that human rights start with access to basic needs and human development and this is exactly what Social Enterprises enable in a sustainable way. By empowering people, we build a world where each can find their own worth as well as dignity. he recognises the importance of ‘togetherness’ and ‘understanding’ and their power. When great minds are collaborate and come together for a visionary future, change may occur. She believes, that, the greatest gift in life is to empower people through their minds, making them to believe that opportunities are “given” and after all, it is only up to them to make even the impossible come through. When people distinguish the power inside of their selves and reconnect with others, miracles could happen.

Erika González

Erika is currently working as a Creative Video Editor at Living in Minca. She is an enthusiastic Filmmaker and creative media that graduated from the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia. She has a proactive and innovative approach . She has a wide range of team working experience in field production for short films, documentaries and corporate videos. She has worked as a filmmaker and editor in a number of international prestigious advertising companies. She believes that her humanistic side is a great complement to Living in Minca Ltd she currently works as a creative media and editor. Her positive mind, academic training and her abilities have been part of a graphic and communicative growth for our Social Enterprise.

IsabelISABEL ORJUELA

Isabel Orjuela is currently working as a Marketing Assistant at Living in Minca. She is a graphic designer and filmmaker in Audiovisual and Media at the University of Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota and has completed a MA in online at University of Barcelona in Spain. After finished her degree she studied Photography. She believes that design and social photography are the tools to help people who are in need, being her main interest “the design and photography as a tool to educate.” She has worked on a wide range of organisations including an NGO that was dealing with the Armed Conflict in Colombia as a graphic designer, photographer, editor and marketing assistant.