Team

Mark Anderson

TEDxUNYP Licensee & Organizer

Mark is a Marketing Executive with a record of success in strategic marketing & communications delivering consistent results in expanding revenue and profitability. His focus is organic digital and content marketing focused on targeting and engaging with a lead-rich audience for international brands. Strong experience throughout CEE (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania), Baltics, CIS, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Amit Grinvald

TEDxUNYP Co-Organizer

Having lived in Israel, Thailand, England, China, Austria and the Czech Republic, Amit is a multicultural business graduate currently involved in the startup industry. His international experience has contributed to his interest in learning about different cultures and languages and working on projects with a global impact. Whilst presiding over the student council of the University of New York in Prague, Amit initiated the first TEDxUNYP and has kept his involvement with the event after graduation.

Mathias Durand

Head of Curation

Mathias is a public speaker for Procrastination.com a coach and learning leader. After many years in coaching international sales, Mathias believes that human interactions are the key skills to learn in order to improve life and work all together. He has delivered many conferences all around the world, helped to promote Peter Ludwig's best-selling book "The End of Procrastination," and trained companies and entrepreneurs on soft skills.

Robin Nguyen

TEDxUNYP Communications Manager

Robin works as a social media specialist and marketing coordinator at UNYP. He finished his bachelor's studies at UNYP in 2017 and has a background in marketing agencies. Robin is a proud UNYP alumnus. He was a member of the Student Council and established the UNYP TV student club. He contributes to the TEDxUNYP team with his versatile skillset ranging from photography to copywriting. Robin is also a passionate home cook. 

Danai Baouraki

TEDxUNYP Partnerships Manager

Danai works as an Admission Advisor at UNYP. Before joining UNYP she spent a few years working as a brand manager and consultant. She is a proud UNYP Alumna having graduated there with her Bachelors and Masters degrees. Danai was an active member of Model United Nations Society (MUNYP), where she took part in international debates and eventually running the club. Her passion for organizing has led her to help out with more events that UNYP hosts and therefore, came on board the TEDxUNYP team, where she is looking forward to contributing her skills all while gaining new experience and knowledge.

David Novák

Technology and Production Manager

As an IT Manager at University of New York in Prague, David focuses mainly on building, maintaining and continually improving IT services and processes that not only support the needs of all stakeholders but also add value and competitive advantage to the business. He has experience in managing projects of all scopes across the whole field of IT. He joined our team to make sure the TEDxUNYP event succeeds also on the technical side.

Sofiya Ogurtsova

Operations & Ticketing Manager

Sofiya is an Admission Advisor at the University of New York in Prague. Before joining UNYP, Sofiya spent six years as an event manager, and has years of experience as a relocation expert. Sofiya has great organization and communication skills developed in her career in customer facing positions. Her passionate enthusiasm for new challenges brought her to the TEDxUNYP team.