At the CEPS, an interdisciplinary team of committed researchers and passionate organizers work together. Get to know the team members and their specific research interests. 


Prof. Dr. Georg von Schnurbein

Director CEPS, Professor of Philanthropy Studies, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel



Tel. +41 61 207 34 63

Managing Director

Maria Clotilde Henzen

Managing Director and Coordinator Executive Education

Tel. +41 61 207 56 30

Research and Executive Education

Dr. Elisabeth Hasse 

Head Executive Education

Tel. +41 61 207 28 53


Dr. rer. pol. Alice Hengevoss

Head Applied Research

Tel. +41 61 207 28 56

Research Interests: Governance and management of NPOs, impact-linked finance in NPOs, strategic closure of foundations

Dr. rer. pol. Oto Potluka

Senior Researcher



Tel. +41 61 207 28 40

Research Interests: Partnerships between Nonprofits and Public Administrations

Research Assistants

Carina Greussing, MSc Business Administration 

PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 56 26

Research Interests: Organizational development, organizational change and agility in NPO


Kinga Szofia Horvath, MA in Philanthropic Studies

PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 23 99

Research Interests: Global philanthropy, cross-border donations

Dominik Meier, MSc in Psychology

PhD candidate, Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 33 09

Research Interests: Social preferences, reluctant sharing, information seeking & avoidance

Lucca Nietlispach, MA in Business Innovation

PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 34 60

Research Interests: Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing

Anja Rogenmoser, MA in Cultural Studies with Major in History

PhD candidate, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 56 27

Research Interests: History of philanthropy, corporate foundations

Secretariat & Administration

Anita Spiess

Secretariat and Seminar Administration

Tel. +41 61 207 23 92

Janine Rossberg

Finances and administration

Tel. +41 61 207 34 56


Student Assistants

Lorjeta Dina

cand. BA in economics

Tel. +41 61 207 56 28


Omar Hussein, BSc in Computer Engineering & Software Systems

cand. MSc in Computer Science (Specialization Machine Intelligence)

Tel. +41 61 207 67 45

Leea Moser

cand. BA in Economics

Tel. +41 61 207 23 47

Nour Shokry, BSc in Computer Science

cand. MSc in Computer Science

Tel. +41 61 207 28 57

Former Staff

Dr. rer. pol. Nicholas Arnold, former research assistant, 

Felix Bartos, former student assistant,

Manvi Bhatia, former  research assistant,

Dr. Steffen Bethmann, former research associate,

Stella Bützer, former student assistant,

Patrizia Egloff, former student assistant,

Lia Ferrini, former student assistant,

Julia Fischer, former student assistant,

Dr. rer. pol. Tizian Fritz, former research assistant,

Dr. phil. des. Theresa Gehringer, former research assistant,

Christina Gut, former student assistant,

Vanessa Heiniger, former student assistant,

Dr. rer. pol. Sophie Hersberger, former research associate,

Milena Jankovic, former student assistant,

Marianne Käch, former student assistant,

Dr. iur. Jonas Kipfer-Berger, former research associate,

Mia Kirsch, former student assistant,

Simone Leibundgut, former research assistant,

Anne Mayer, Internship,

Martina Merkle, former secretariat,

Dr. Marybel Perez, former senior researcher,

Justine Portenier,  former student assistant,

Lucas Rizzo-Arrivillaga, former research associate

Mira Röseler, ehem. Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin,

Robert Schmuki, former head of executive education,

Dr. Daniela Schönenberg, former research assistant,

Michèle Spring, former student assistant,

Thomas Starzynski, former research associate,

Sabrina Stöckli, former research assistant,

Dr. rer. pol. Sibylle Studer, former research assistant,

Dr. rer. pol. Sara Stühlinger, former research assistant,

Noam Suissa, former research assistant,

Leonore Wenzel, administration,

Rebecca Wirbel, former student assistant,

Dr. Rafael Wyser, former research assistant,