One World Experience: a very good cause
   
 
 

1We - One World Experience has several ambassadors who support 1We’s philosophy. Which is: another way of thinking and doing in order to create renewing initiatives in development cooperation and the new entrepreneurship. We gladly introduce them to you!

1We Ambassadors


Antoine Geven Ad Huisman Harry Mercuur
1We Ambassador 1We Ambassador 1We Ambassador
Vertrouwen is de basis van elke goede relatie. Deze filosofie van Julius Baer, de toonaangevende Zwitserse private bank, is Antoine Geven op het lijf geschreven. Dit jaar komt de vermogensbank, die al bijna 125 jaar een baken is in de financiële wereld, naar Nederland. Antoine is er vanuit Zwitserland werkzaam als Managing Director Senior Advisor. “Net zoals het in de bankwereld draait om vertrouwen, integriteit en persoonlijk contact, geldt dat ook in de wereld van ontwikkelingssamenwerking”, aldus de 1We Ambassadeur. “1We - Een Wereld Idee geeft dit gestalte door kansarme mensen rechtstreeks te empoweren met concrete tools. De donateur weet zo precies wat er met zijn geld gebeurt. Die transparantie spreekt mij aan en geeft mij op mijn beurt vertrouwen in deze organisatie.” He is a banker with heart and soul and 1 of the partners of the new Dutch asset management association Merit Capital. From this position, Ad Huisman would like to make the difference. Not only towards his relations in the financial world, but also for the world as a whole. As Ambassador of 1We, he is able to combine these 2 parts. “I am a guest on this planet and therefore I am obliged to myself and the world to give something back. At 1We - One World Experience I feel I can really do something meaningful. On a personal level and through my network I hope to make a positive contribution to this dynamic organization, which works on many levels towards a better world." Harry Mercuur is een begrip in de wereld van de patisserie. Restaurant De Hoefslag, Maison van den Boer, Ms Queen Elisabeth 2 in South Hampton, Hotel George V in Parijs, het Grand Hotel in Stockholm. Het zijn nog maar enkele van de vele gerenommeerde locaties waar hij zijn sporen verdiende, voordat hij in 1987 in Amersfoort zijn eigen zaak begon. In 2006 droeg hij het bedrijf over aan zijn zoons. Sindsdien reist Harry voor PUM de wereld over. Als senior expert helpt hij ondernemers in ontwikkelingslanden bij de groei van hun bedrijf. Vrijwillig. Omdat hij zijn specifieke kennis graag wil delen met mensen die een steuntje in de rug hard nodig hebben. “Dat is ook precies wat mij aanspreekt in 1We. Deze organisatie helpt kansarme mensen met kennis, kunde en concrete tools een flinke stap verder.”
Robin Porrio Beryl Wolk († August 24, 2014) Sabine van Egeraat
1We Ambassador 1We International Ambassador 1We Social Business Ambassador
As a cuisinier, sommelier and event organizer, gastronomy runs through his veins. Robin Porrio lives and works according to the credo 'La Convivialita'. Meaning: friendship, affection and hospitality. This is not only about tasty food and a good glass of wine, but about all aspects of life. Certainly also in business and CSR. His goal in this: "I want to show people and let them smell, feel and taste how we can make the world a little better with genuine attention and true involvement.” Marketing guru Beryl Wolk (USA) knew the ins and outs of marketing like no one else. He created, developed, and maintained tens of consortia; from radio stations to magazines and newspapers. Over the past years, in his eighties, Beryl focused on 1 goal: a better world. About 1We he said: “What 1We - One World Experience is doing is really amazing. The positive approach towards development cooperation and the socially involvement of entrepreneurs can really make a substantial difference.” She worked in England, France, Italy, Portugal and Brazil, is a networker pur sang and specialized her company Outspoken Communication in language, communication and culture. Her focus: international business. Therefore Sabine Egeraat now is nominated for the '2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards'. As 1We Social Ambassador she focuses on the social side of doing business. "The power of 1We - One World Experience is that the organization connects both sides effortlessly."

Hans van Horck Hans van den Dungen Raimond Zuure
1We Art Ambassador 1We Sports Ambassador 1We Hospitality Ambassador
The Dutch artist Hans Vanhorck is worldwide known from his colourful paintings, statues and panels. As 1We Art Ambassador he wants to make the world a more colourful place. To create awareness for the 1We projects, he transformed a Bengali 1We Rickshaw into a high standard art work. He started to strip the bike completely. This carcass is the basis of the work, named ‘The Blue Hope’. “As long as I make art I contribute to the lives of underprivileged people. Why? It makes me happy.” As a cuisinieEx-professional football player Hans van den Dungen has proven to be successful in life. After 15 years of wearing shirt number 2 at NAC Breda, he changed his focus to the commercial section of the Dutch football club. Nowadays he has his own company Dunga. With his commitment as 1We Sport Ambassador, Hans is connecting parties in order to achieve the highest efficiency. “Football is my life. I am privileged that I was able to play this beautiful game. I hope that many children will have this experience."r, sommelier and event organizer, gastronomy runs through his veins. Robin Porrio lives and works according to the credo 'La Convivialita'. Meaning: friendship, affection and hospitality. This is not only about tasty food and a good glass of wine, but about all aspects of life. Certainly also in business and CSR. His goal in this: "I want to show people and let them smell, feel and taste how we can make the world a little better with genuine attention and true involvement.” Culinary connoisseur and truffle expert Raimond Zuure likes to take up the challenge. With several high-quality 1We-events he wants to join the forces from the culinary world. His goal: the realization of a 1We Empower Centre. “For this purpose I gladly want to involve my network. I have the good fortune to live in one of the most prosperous countries in the world. For people around the world who unfortunately aren’t that lucky, we can make a significant difference."
Daam Scharloo Maarten Verbruggen Raimond Zuure
1We Hospitality Ambassador 1We Social Business Ambassador 1We Hospitality Ambassador
If there is one person who knows the world, it is definitely Daam Scharloo. After 10 years working on a ship, he ended up in the hotel and catering industry. First as a host and waiter, later with his own restaurant in the Netherlands. Passionate as he is, he is still going strong: as a board member of Euro-Toques , as a commandeur sabreur, as a keynote speaker on etiquette. And now as 1We Hospitality Ambassador. "I have seen the trouble spots of the planet. I am happy to contribute towards a better world as an Ambassador now. 1We is a great club!" Social entrepreneur Maarten Verbruggen experienced the potential and the limitations of a developing country himself. For 11 years he lived in Bangladesh. He still is doing business with this country and knows the culture from within and without. According to him the best form of development cooperation is based on creating tools, not on donating money. “The vision of 1We fits perfectly to this conviction. What attracts me most is that the organization stimulates people on a local level to take matters into their own hands.” Culinary connoisseur and truffle expert Raimond Zuure likes to take up the challenge. With several high-quality 1We-events he wants to join the forces from the culinary world. His goal: the realization of a 1We Empower Centre. “For this purpose I gladly want to involve my network. I have the good fortune to live in one of the most prosperous countries in the world. For people around the world who unfortunately aren’t that lucky, we can make a significant difference."