Tandem Social | Team
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We are experience and knowledge driven

We offer talent, knowledge, social and business experience since 2011. We strive to offer quality strategic consultancy services that generate real change in the organisations with whom we collaborate.

We transform

We offer our services exclusively with the aim of improving and growing the transformative economy and the social, environmental and educational sectors. We aim to transform on local, national and international level.

We are a consolidated and a dedicated team

We are a consolidated team of people who are 100% dedicated to bringing projects with a high social impact to life by accompanying and collaborating with our customers.

Sergi Rufat

Sergi Rufat is a founding partner of Tandem Social. He has a degree in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University and has many years’ experience in the world of social economy consultancy and in transformative entrepreneurship. His main functions are the design and implementation of strategy, and accompanying the organising team. He is 100% involved with the projects and applies his ability to reflect and empathise. There is nothing he likes more than being in nature, hand crafts and cycling, especially if it is with Eric and Natalia.

Andrea Balletbò

Andrea is a partner at Tandem Social. She has a degree in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University and a Post-Graduate Degree in International Cooperation, a Masters in International Relations and an MBA from ESADE. With a strong ability to connect with people, she is responsible for coordinating and executing training programs. She is the life of the office: she is always energetic, smiley and positive.

Jaume Oller

Jaume is a founding partner of Tandem Social. He has a degree in Business Administration, an MBA from ESADE and a Masters in International Development from Setem and the UPC. He started working as a strategic consultant at Everis before deciding to dedicate his professional career to social enterprises and to the social economy, initially within the framework of Fundació Un Sol Món. At Tandem Social he has been able to combine his work as a consultant with his vision of social transformation.

Jordi Gusi

Jordi is a founding partner of Tandem Social. He has a degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona (UB), a Masters in Management in non-profit organisations from ESADE and a Masters in Social Economics from the UB. With a long history as a consultant in the social sector, his functions are to implement the strategic vision and the commercial side of the organisation. He likes networking, generating synergies and has a talent for public relations, in fact you will hardly ever catch him without his mobile glued to his ear. He loves running marathons and playing with his three children.

Miquel Juncosa

Miquel has a diploma in Management and Public Administration from the Pompeu Fabra University, a Masters in Social and Community Policy from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and also in Leadership and Innovation in Non-Governmental Organisations from ESADE. The main part of his professional career has been in the Third Social Sector. He is currently the manager of Obertament, a Catalan alliance working to fight against mental health stigma, on behalf of Tandem Social.

Andrea Farràs

Andrea has a degree in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University. With experience in the realization and implementation of business plans, management and evaluation of social entrepreneurship and social economy programs and the analysis of markets and definition of strategies. He also has a postgraduate degree in Gender and Equality from the UAB. Convinced of the potential that the Social and Solidarity Economy has for feminist demands and for the care of life to be at the center. She is empathetic, loves to meet new people and network.

Blai Collado

Blai Collado has worked as a consultant at Tandem Social since 2014. He conceives his work as a tool to transform situations collectively. After studying at a cooperative school, he received a degree in Business Administration from the Pompeu Fabra University and a degree in International Business from Maastricht University. He also has a post-graduate degree in Economic Analysis and Political Philosophy of Contemporary Capitalism from the University of Barcelona. He describes himself as being “more about facts than words”.

Maria Solans

Maria is a consultant at Tandem Social. She has a degree and Masters in Business Administration from ESADE. She has a long history as a strategic consultant in the support departments of the General Management in private companies and in previous years she has specialised in the social and solidarity sector. She likes projects that create new social enterprises and fundraising. She loves cooking and the theatre.

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Micaela Villaverde

Micaela has a degree in Business Administration by the Argentinian University of Business (UADE). She has a postgraduate degree in Teaching University (UADE), a postgraduate degree in Social Entrepreneurship, Economics and Business (UVIC) and a postgraduate degree in Social and Solidarity Economics from the (UAB). She has worked as a process improvement consultant for important companies in Argentina and as a university teacher at UADE. She likes to work on projects that generate social impact to improve our life. She loves to travel and as a good Argentine, she is smiling, sociable and addicted to drink mate!

Philippa Parry

Philippa has a degree in English Literature and Classical Civilisation from the University of Birmingham and a Masters in Leadership for Sustainability from Middlesex University and the NGO Forum for the Future. She has worked as a consultant on sustainability and innovation for public administrations internationally, before stating at Tandem Social in 2016 to promote collective entrepreneurship and cooperation. At home she also looks for the eco-social side of things, she swaps excels for a garden hoe for another type of production. She expresses herself creatively in her allotment and in the kitchen.

Marina López
Marina López

Marina holds a degree in Business Management by the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Postgraduate degree in Social and Solidarity Economy by the same university. After college she worked as a SAP consultant for 2 years. Since young she has always been volunteering in NGOs and involved in social projects. Her desire to contribute to society made her change her professional career into Social and Solidarity economy. Tandem Social allows her to generate a positive impact on society through her work. She loves art and specially photography.

Eva Bach

Eva has a diploma in Marketing and Communications from the Barcelona Business and Marketing School. The majority of her career has been in the advertising sector as an account manager and project manager at different leading advertising agencies. With the aim of redirecting her career towards sectors that are more in line with her values, she joined Tandem Social to support the team in the areas of corporate and marketing identity, and general office management. She is addicted to travel and to the yoga practice.

Jaime Lacueva

Jaime is a consultant at Tandem Social. He holds a degree in Business Management by the University of Barcelona and a Masters degree in Audit and Management Development by the Barcelona School of Management. With experience in the corporate world as a financial auditor and risk consultant and in the start-up world as an operations manager of a social enterprise in Chile, in Tandem Social he combines his multidisciplinary experience with the desire to contribute to society and learn new things every day. He loves daydreaming and going on adventures.

Alena Collado

Alena holds a degree in Political and Administration Sciences from the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago de Chile. She has worked in the areas of public policy design, human resources, local community intervention, citizen participation and consulting. With the aim of achieving a more inclusive and just society, in 2018 she joins Tandem Social. She is passionate about animals, camping and the study of history and politics.

Silvia Garcia

Silvia holds a degree in Business Administration and a Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from ESADE. She has more than 4 years of experience in business consulting, participating in various sectors and multicultural environments. She believes in her critical spirit that together with her social commitment motivated her to join Tandem Social. At Tandem she can develop her professional career while being part on the change she wants to see in the society. She’s always looking for new adventures, likes to discover cultures and strongly enjoys music and dance.

Itziar Gastaminza

Itziar is a graduate in Political Science and Public Administration, with a minor in Social Analysis. With experience in projects for gender equality, she joins Tandem Social to learn about Social and Solidary Economy and to grow both professionally and personally. She is especially interested in gender mainstreaming, public policy and data analysis, skills with which she wants to serve projects with a social impact. She is passionate about learning new things, such as languages, as well as spending time with the people she loves.

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Victor Segura

Victor is a consultant at Tandem Social. He has experience in fostering the development of social entrepreneurs and managing and assessing international aid development projects. He holds a Master in International Solidarity and Social Inclusion from UC3M. He enjoys working in international environments where his language skills can stand out. He believes in the strength of the collective actions and in “conscious consumption” as levers for social transformation. Besides work, he is passionate about literature and loves the Mediterranean Sea.

Adriana Vilanova
Adriana Vilanova

Adriana holds a degree in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University. Having a very social and people-orientated way of being, Adriana combines it with a strong data-focused analytical background to drive innovation and positive change in the areas of social justice, gender equality and environmental sustainability. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Adri is a devoted supporter of nature and animal conservation projects.  She is passionate about travelling to little-known places and embrace different cultures, also being a keen hiker and a yoga lover.

Clara Martínez
Clara Martínez

Clara holds a double degree in Law and Political and Administration Sciences’ from the Pompeu Fabra University and has a master’s degree in Social Policy, Employment and Welfare from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has worked in different projects related to innovation, management, research and participation. She seeks in Tandem Social a place for learning and growing at a professional level with people and projects which work for social justice and equality. She loves travelling, cooking and trekking.

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Ferran Esquius

Ferran has a degree in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University and a Master in Economic Development, International Trade and Finance from the Barcelona School of Economics. After working on the macroeconomic, political and financial analysis of emerging countries, he now seeks in Tandem Social to contribute to the achievement of a fairer and more sustainable world. He hopes to apply his interest in data analysis and evaluating the impact of public policies to this new project. He loves to cook and play sports, especially basketball.

Maddiha Farooq

Maddiha holds a degree in Humanities and in Audiovisual Communication from Pompeu Fabra University. Also, she has recently completed a diploma in Interactive Media at the Academy of Information Technology in Sydney. With some prior experience in the communications area and content creation, she is joining the team to be in charge of the audiovisual side of Tandem Social’s online platform. She likes being part of projects that support a fairer societal structure and which aim at a positive outlook of what the world could be like if things done right.

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Jan Pol Tarruell

Jan Pol is an Economics student at Pompeu Fabra University. He has experience in management of non-profit institutions and team leadership, participating during eight years as a volunteer in the non-formal education of children and teens with a transformative will. He joins Tandem Social with the aim to learn and grow in the professional and personal levels. He seeks to deepen its knowledge of the Social and Solidarity Economy, actively participating with the team developing and supporting projects with high social impact. He has a critical vision of the world and society where we live, and he wants to work hard because a better world is possible. Passionate about nature, new challenges and cooking.

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Miguel García

Miguel holds a degree in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master in External Action of the European Union from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has collaborated with different international entities linked to sustainability and municipalism. He has also worked in the development of innovation projects at the European sphere. He is very interested in exploring new ways of social transformation at international level. He conceives the social economy as an enabler of change towards a more inclusive and just society. He is a lover of endless conversations with friends and is keen to go jogging by the sea.

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Gemma Graells

Gemma is a graduate in Administration and Business Management from the University of Barcelona and is currently enrolled at the Postgraduate in Social and Solidary Economics – Cooperative Studies. Before entering Tandem, she has been managing a company’s financial-economic area. She has always held a very critical overview of the world and society. With the aim of contributing to the promotion of more sustainable, fair and inclusive ways of doing, she joins Tandem Social with a strong desire to grow both in the personal and professional fields. She loves to enjoy live music, nature and is passionate about animals.

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Mariona Gabarró

Mariona has recently graduated in International Business Economics from Pompeu Fabra University, after spending a year at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her academic and professional experience includes entrepreneurship, data analytics and marketing strategy. Beyond her university education, she is considered a very transdisciplinary person with a special interest in ecological economics, anthropology and sociology. She has been part of the scout group in his village for 15 years, with which she shares values and passion for educating children. She joined Tandem Social with a strong desire to grow professionally and contribute to the social transformation towards a more sustainable system. She loves to meet new cultures, live adventures in the mountains, participate in projects and is a great lover of skateboarding.

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Jana Castany

Jana holds a degree in Political Science and Public Administration, with a minor in Government and Citizenship from Pompeu Fabra University. She also has a Master’s degree in Political Analysis and Institutional Assessment at the University of Barcelona. She has been part of research projects on citizen participation and analysis of local public administration. For her, Tandem Social means a great opportunity to grow professionally and work for economic and social transformation. She is passionate about dance, photography and nature. Above all, she enjoys spending time with her family and her friends.

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Daniel Osorio

Daniel is a graduate in Political Science and Administration from Pompeu Fabra University and he is about to finish a Master’s degree in Political Analysis and Institutional Consultancy at the University of Barcelona. As he is interested in the promotion of public policies that promote sustainable development and territorial structuring, he has been involved in several local projects in the town where he grew up. By working at Tandem Social, he hopes to contribute with his knowledge to the development of programs that have social impact.