Laura Catana

European Investor Relations Manager & Regional Manager Benelux
FASE - Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship

Laura joined FASE in June 2019 as a European Investor Relations Manager based in Luxembourg and also takes over the role of Regional Manager Benelux starting January 2022. Laura discovered her passion for social entrepreneurship during her teen years in central Romania, while she was fundraising for youth empowerment programs. Prior to FASE, Laura spent five years with Ashoka, where she launched the office in Romania, coordinated global training initiatives for Ashoka’s due diligence process and led a one-million euro program aiming to scale social innovations in Southern Europe. She also served as a member of GECES, the European Commission’s expert group on Social Entrepreneurship. In addition, she brings her experience as policy officer at the Commission, where she contributed to the set up of the first EU financial instruments supporting social enterprises. Laura studied Sociology at University of Trento, Italy, and has an MA in Management of Social Enteprises. She also recently finished her weekend MBA at Luxembourg Business School.