Team

Our team is mainly based in Munich, Erlangen, and Berlin, Germany, and we are happy to introduce ourselves here.

  • Anna Balas


    Capacity Development / epMentoring / Acceleration Program

    Anna joined Siemens Stiftung’s Development Cooperation team in 2018. She leads the epMentoring program and works on continuously developing the Capacity Development offering for social enterprises within the empowering people. Network.

    Anna holds an MSc in Sustainable Resource Management from the Technical University of Munich and a BA in International and Cultural Business Studies from the University of Passau (Germany) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). Anna likes to cook and travel and can strongly relate to Sabine’s fear of spiders. You can follow her on Twitter at @AnnaBalas78 and contact her via email.

  • Sabine Baumeister


    Capacity Development /  Acceleration Program / Communications

    Sabine has been a Senior Project Manager in the area of Development Cooperation at Siemens Stiftung since 2009. She is a part of the empowering people. Network team and is responsible for epNetwork’s Capacity Development program and communications, including the Network’s social media channels and blog platform.

    Sabine studied languages and literature at the LMU Munich, likes to lift things, has a fish pond on her balcony, does not enjoy flying, and is afraid of spiders. You can follow her on Twitter at @s_baumeister and contact her via email.

  • Bastian Müller


    Head of epNetwork

    Bastian joined Siemens Stiftung in 2020 as a Senior Expert for Impact Finance. He is growing the Foundation’s social enterprise portfolio and leading development regarding new financing instruments for early-stage social enterprises in emerging economies. Bastian brings over 10 years of experience in international development, working with institutional investors, multilateral organizations, family foundations and senior philanthropists on impact-first investing, blended finance and pay-for-success models as well as screening and financing early-stage social enterprises in emerging markets.

    Previously, Bastian served as Director, Investor Relations at Yunus Social Business, a social venture fund co-founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus, which serves over 13 million people in frontier markets. Bastian loves to play the guitar late into the evening, very much to the resentment of his neighbors. You can contact him via email.

  • Julia Wachsmann


    Social Venture Support

    Julia has been part of the Development Cooperation team at Siemens Stiftung since 2009. She has worked with early-stage businesses in Latin America and Africa, where she accompanied founders on their way to organizational development, growth, and economic independence to foster their social impact.

    Julia studied Spanish and German Literature at the University of Regensburg (Germany) and Universidad de Granada (Spain), and has several years of professional experience in communication and social responsibility at the Siemens AG. Julia enjoys photography and getting her hands dirty in nature. You can contact her via email.