Words Without Borders is pleased to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Chantal Restivo-Alessi and Wim Vanderhoof.
“As Words Without Borders celebrates its twentieth year, we are delighted to welcome Chantal and Wim to the WWB Board of Directors,” said Board Chair Samantha Schnee. “They will bring invaluable energy, talent, and expertise to WWB’s leadership.”
Chantal Restivo-Alessi is Chief Digital Officer and CEO, International Foreign Language, for HarperCollins Publishers, leading the overall global digital strategy and foreign-language publishing program for the company. Restivo-Alessi has extensive expertise in strategy development and execution, has held numerous senior strategy positions, and has more than twenty-five years of international media management experience. She is fluent in six languages, holds an MBA from Columbia University, a Masters in Foreign Trade and International Marketing from ICE Italian Institute, and a Laurea (MA) in International Political Sciences from the University of Rome.
Wim Vanderhoof is a London-based entrepreneur and advisor with more than thirty years of experience in finance, focusing especially on infrastructure and sustainability. Wim was a co-founder of Quantum Power, an investment platform dedicated to the power and energy infrastructure sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, he co-founded Navitas Capital, a merchant bank based in New York. His prior experience includes fifteen years as an investment banker, most recently with Credit Suisse First Boston. Wim holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Now in its twentieth year, Words Without Borders is the premier destination for a global literary conversation. Our mission is to cultivate global awareness by expanding access to international writing and creating a bridge between readers, writers, and translators. Our digital magazine offers unparalleled access to the world’s literary voices, and our education program, WWB Campus, brings global literature into hundreds of classrooms worldwide. WWB organizes free events with international authors, translators, and critics, providing a space for readers to engage directly with the perspectives we publish.
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