MANIFESTO

Founded in 2011, The Class of 2020 is a partner-based think tank for the future of living, learning and working in university-cities.
Based in Amsterdam, we run our global non-profit on 4 main pillars: Events, Research, Academy and Advisory. Our focus is on the ways talent is living in cities and how this is shaping the urban campus; the ecosystem in which students, universities, corporates and cities co-create. We advocate for community collaboration and provide thought leadership on the future of university cities. Our vision is for cities to attract and retain the brightest young minds, and for them to lead the way to social and economic success in return.

MEET THE TEAM

Yoony Kim

Managing Director

Lily Moodey

Programme Coordinator

Manoel Pereira Neto

Partnership & Development

Eleonora Boni

Events Coordinator

Kristen Zupancic

Trend & Innovation Analyst

Christian Pappalardo

Art Direction & Design

Margarida Sorribas

Office Manager

Tim Neijndorff

Jr. Business Developer

Eveline Zoutewelle

Marketing & Communication Coordinator

MEET THE TEAM

Yoony Kim

Managing Director

Manoel Pereira Neto

Partnership & Development

Lily Moodey

Programme Coordinator

Eleonora Boni

Events Coordinator

Kristen Zupancic

Trend & Innovation Analyst

Christian Pappalardo

Art Direction & Design

Margarida Sorribas

Office Manager

Tim Neijndorff

Jr. Business Developer

Eveline Zoutewelle

Marketing & Communication Coordinator

GLOBAL BOARD OF INSPIRATION

As The Class of 2020 grows, we recognise that we need to expand our horizons and bring in new skills to support the think tank’s mission to transform the future of student living, learning and working around the world. In line with our focus, we are proud to present this Global Board of Inspiration with international thought leaders that help us stay at the forefront of the industry.

Georg Allendorf PhD

Managing Director - Head Real Estate Europe, DWS Real Estate

Georg Allendorf is an authority on international real estate investment. He previously headed Deutsche Bank’s alternative investments platforms RREEF Spezial Invest GmbH and RREEF Alternatives Germany, was vice-chairman of INREV as well as a senior member of the Real Estate Consultancy and Advanced Training divisions of EBS Immobilienakademie.

Rosemary Feenan

Executive Vice President, Research, QuadReal Property Group

Rosemary Feenan is a global expert on key issues that impact city dynamics, such as globalization, urbanization, density and demographics. She was most recently Director of the Global Research Programmes at JLL and is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a Trustee of the Centre for Cities and sits on the World Economic Forum’s Future of Cities and Urbanisation Council. 

Paolo Petrocelli PhD

Co-Founder & President, Italian Youth Association for UNESCO

Paolo Petrocelli is a cultural entrepreneur driven by the belief that arts education is a major force for growth, development and change globally. He is a Yale University Visiting Fellowand a Visiting Researcherat MIT Media Lab, the interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Paloma Lisboa

Director of Student Residences, King's College London

Paloma Lisboa is a student housing expert with a proven track record and extensive expertise of hospitality and operations. Previously in positions at Unite, The Student Housing Company and CRM, she has over 17 years of experience in both privately-operated student accommodation and university-owned residences in the UK and abroad.

Georg Allendorf PhD

Managing Director - Head Real Estate Europe, DWS Real Estate

Georg Allendorf is an authority on international real estate investment. He previously headed Deutsche Bank’s alternative investments platforms RREEF Spezial Invest GmbH and RREEF Alternatives Germany, was vice-chairman of INREV as well as a senior member of the Real Estate Consultancy and Advanced Training divisions of EBS Immobilienakademie.

Rosemary Feenan

Executive Vice President, Research, QuadReal Property Group

Rosemary Feenan is a global expert on key issues that impact city dynamics, such as globalization, urbanization, density and demographics. She was most recently Director of the Global Research Programmes at JLL and is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a Trustee of the Centre for Cities and sits on the World Economic Forum’s Future of Cities and Urbanisation Council. 

Paolo Petrocelli PhD

Co-Founder & President, Italian Youth Association for UNESCO

Paolo Petrocelli is a cultural entrepreneur driven by the belief that arts education is a major force for growth, development and change globally. He is a Yale University Visiting Fellowand a Visiting Researcherat MIT Media Lab, the interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Paloma Lisboa

Director of Student Residences, King's College London

Paloma Lisboa is a student housing expert with a proven track record and extensive expertise of hospitality and operations. Previously in positions at Unite, The Student Housing Company and CRM, she has over 17 years of experience in both privately-operated student accommodation and university-owned residences in the UK and abroad.

WORK AT THE CLASS

We are always looking for bright minds to join our growing team in Amsterdam. So don’t hesitate to send us your CV if you think you can add value to our organisation.

For more information and applications, please send an email to work@theclassof2020.org

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