Sebastian de Beurs

Sebastian De Beurs is a first-generation American born to immigrants from the Netherlands. Before co-founding GroundBreakers, he worked at the U.S. Department of State, the Aspen Institute, and Ashoka. Sebastian first worked in social entrepreneurship through the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). There he met Ismael, an entrepreneur using solar panels to bring electricity to a major refugee camp in Cameroon. This triple impact on the community, economy, and environment led to a “eureka” moment, after which he co-founded GroundBreakers to support social entrepreneurs like Ismael around the world. Sebastian De Beurs graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government, where he was a Presidential Scholar. Sebastian speaks Dutch and French, as well as some German, Afrikaans, and Bahasa Indonesia.

  • Sonali Mirpuri

    Sonali Mirpuri

    Social Impact Fellow

  • Matthew Davison

    Matthew Davison

    Impact Communications Associate

  • Rhonda Rogombe

    Rhonda Rogombe

    Social Impact Fellow

  • Sasha Stogniy

    Sasha Stogniy

    Social Impact Fellow

  • Madison Greer

    Madison Greer

    Social Impact Fellow

  • Zainub Ali

    Zainub Ali

    Social Impact Fellow

  • Nia Harris

    Nia Harris

    Director of Human Migration

  • Mary Anne Roach

    Mary Anne Roach

    Director of Global Public Health

  • Sebastian de Beurs

    Sebastian de Beurs

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • Rara Reines

    Rara Reines

    Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer

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