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Benjamin Bellegy
Executive Director

Benjamin Bellegy is the Executive Director at the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS). He has previously led international programs in a variety of fields such as local civil societies’ strengthening, sustainable development or post-disaster reconstruction. Prior to WINGS, Benjamin was managing international programs at Fondation de France, where he launched and led several pooled funds and collaborations with other foundations and supported philanthropy development in the Global South. He has previously worked for the International Cooperation Agency of Monaco and for several NGOs in Ethiopia, Tunisia and Canada. He also has an extended field knowledge of a number of other countries and regions such as North and West Africa, Haïti, the Philippines and Nepal. He earned a political sciences diploma and a master’s degree in non-profit management from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Grenoble, and a master's degree in communication and information sciences from the Stendhal University of Grenoble.
You can find Benjamin on Linkedin here.


Julia Forlani
Programs & Network Coordinator

Julia is the Programs & Network Coordinator for WINGS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from PUC Sao Paulo and a master’s degree in global politics from Durham University (England). Julia previously worked for Brazilian and international NGOs, family funds, Latin American consulting companies, and international organizations. She has a significant background in leading projects on youth empowerment, education for sustainability, creative economy and social innovation for development. Julia aims to unlock the potential of civil society and the philanthropic sector to influence in global governance and policies decision-making.

Contact Julia to learn more about joining the network, WINGS events, participating in affinity groups, or communications.
You can find Julia on Linkedin here

Nadya Hernández
Programs Coordinator

Nadya is a Social Communicator and Journalist. She holds a Master's degree in Communication, Development and Social Change, and is currently completing a Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management. Since 2008, she has worked in different organizations and sectors: international cooperation, NGOs and government. In areas such as communication, public relations, networking and social innovation. She has extensive experience in the management of alliances and in the coordination of projects and publications on issues related to democracy, human rights, transitional justice, peacebuilding, and the empowerment of local actors. Her geographic expertise is focused on Latin America, where she has led projects in about 12 countries.

Contact Nadya if you’re interested in learning more about programs, enabling environment issues, Make the Case for Philanthropy, and the #LiftUpPhilanthropy Campaign.
You can find Nadya on Linkedin here

Nayar Lima
Administrative & Finance Coordinator

Nayara is the Administrative and Finance Coordinator for WINGS. She is a Civil Engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Controllership and a post-graduate certificate in Investment Management. She has around 10 years of experience in large private companies in Brazil from sectors such as constructions, stock exchange and insurance, and has extensive experience with FP&A routines, strategic and finance analysis. With over 2 years of work experience in the third sector, she has worked in projects contributing to develop social technologies to foster income generation and development of local fragile communities. She has also been engaged in volunteering activities in Brazil and abroad, including engaging in refugee support projects in London – UK and, more recently, in initiatives to foster and enhance women’s empowerment in New York – US.

Contact Nayara if you have questions about WINGS governance or administrative matters.
You can find Nayara on Linkedin here

Maíra Prado
Membership & Communications Assistant

Maíra is the Membership & Communications Assistant for WINGS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration at Fundação Getulio Vargas. Her engagement in grassroot organizations started in 2010 and since then, she has worked with philanthropy in multiple environments, including as a former intern at Fundação Lemann and Instituto Phi. She is also interested in local movements for civic engagement, culture, and sustainability.

Contact Maíra if you want to renew membership or would like us to disseminate your information on WINGS' social media.
You can find Maíra on Linkedin here

Bia Mion
Programs Intern

Bia is the Admin and Programs Intern for WINGS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sciences and Humanities and is currently studying International Relations and Public Policy in the Universidade Federal do ABC - UFABC. Besides philanthropy, her interests include Human Rights issues, especially Women's Rights; and Environmental issues.

Contact Bia about programs support.
You can find Bia on Linkedin here

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