Marina Kortenbusch, PhD
Entrepreneur in social business, training and consultancy.
More than 20 years of business experience, I have been driven to develop innovative solutions to deep-seated educational and business challenges, which address the needs of others and I hope help to make the world a better place.
Success factors in professional life:
To be in a positive working atmosphere with great teams
To be free in my visions and to implement innovations
To take the lead in challenging situations
Lifelong learning is my passion. I enjoy being with great dreamers, entrepreneurs and visionaries, and I am inspired by teachers, scientists, artists and children.
Marina has been working as a designer in BFC’s marketing department since 2014. She is experienced with graphic design, specializing in editorial design, corporate design, and web design. Other areas of expertise include: photography and post-processing, filmmaking, social media marketing, and product packaging.
Marina is passionate about foraging in the wild and vegan cooking, especially making raw desserts. She believes that the best way to relax is to spend time in nature, and can often be found exploring the outdoors with her dog.
Marina has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and is fluent in Russian, English, Romanian, and Italian. Her hobbies include clay modelling, embroidery, drawing, and philately. She is currently based in Helsinki, Finland.
Matthew is an Associate with BFC. His main responsibilities include writing and reviewing publications, communication, research, creative development, and project coordination. He generally works on projects related to sustainable agriculture, economic development, and environmental issues.
Matthew has previously worked with the UK Government’s department of Trade and Investment (UKTI), holds a degree in Physics, and is an award-winning filmmaker.
Evgeni is working in digital marketing since 2001. He is experienced in branding design, marketing strategy, organisation, and backstopping of IT and digital projects. Evgeni currently leads the coordination of web development and corporate branding at BFC.
Andrey has been working as a content manager / recruitment assistant at BFC since 2015. His main responsibilities include translations, writing and reviewing publications, proofreading, research, preparation of monthly agricultural bulletins for seven countries and assisting in recruitment activities.
Andrey previously worked as a journalist for Russian regional media outlets, including independent social projects. He is fluent in Russian, English and Ukrainian and holds degrees in law and translation and interpreting.
Andrey has a passion for music and has composed several compositions for his own band, in which he both provides vocals and plays bass guitar. Andrey is currently based in Kiev, Ukraine.