Egon van Wees

Programme Coordinator | Amsterdam Impact | The Netherlands

Egon is the programme coordinator at Amsterdam Impact, the impact entrepreneurship initiative of the City of Amsterdam. He is Amsterdam’s ecosystem liaison and supports social enterprises and other ecosystem players to find their way within and outside of the city administration. He is a Buy Social ambassador and has co-created various networks focused on particular ecosystem needs like blended capital and internationalisation. He initiated a nationwide social enterprise consumer awareness campaign and is project lead of Boost your Neighbourhood, a programme supporting entrepreneurs from all of Amsterdam’s districts that gives participating entrepreneurs the opportunity to present themselves to the inhabitants of Amsterdam through a voting platform. Before joining Amsterdam Impact Egon was a social affairs policy adviser and developed Amsterdam’s social firms programme. Egon holds an MSc Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.