There are more than 35 million immigrants living in Europe today, 1.5 million of whom have arrived as refugees or asylees in the past four years. While some only see a crisis, we view this as a powerful opportunity to build diverse, resilient communities. It is also a compelling opportunity for companies that seek talent.

At Global Talent Europe, we seek to make migration work for all.

Global Talent Europe is a project of Migration Ventures.

Renate Weber

Program Director

Renate considers herself a citizen of the world. Born in Bogota to a Colombian mother and German father, she learned from an early age to live across cultures and borders. Trained as a translator, Renate has worked in database programming, international shipping and logistics, corporate consulting and as a tour guide in Spain. She has held numerous positions at Logitech in Germany, including roles in Human Resources, Legal Affairs, and online business management functions throughout Central Europe.  When her husband was transferred to the US she, once again, had to reinvent herself professionally in a new environment. This time, with the help and mentorship of Upwardly Global, she entered the US workforce as a Project Manager at the German American Chamber of Commerce. When Jane Leu, the founder of Upwardly Global, started a pilot project in Germany, Renate knew she had found an opportunity that could capitalize on her professional skills while leveraging her personal experiences as a jobseeker and employee in a new country.

Jane Leu

Founder, Migration Ventures

Jane is an expert on immigrant labor market integration and an internationally recognized social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow with more than 20 years of experience in founding and leading social enterprises. She is the Founder and former CEO of Upwardly Global.

Prior to founding Upwardly Global she worked at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Servicewas the Assistant Director for Refugee Resettlement for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.. She worked in Germany as a journalist for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and studied at Eberhard-Karls University in Tuebingen.

She is a Lecturer in Management, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Camille Ramani

Camille is an accomplished entrepreneurial leader with 20+ years proven experience in international and economic development, social enterprise development, and technology for social impact. In 2008, she launched Ramani Consulting to build a stronger, more equitable social sector by deploying technology and data-driven efficiencies to improve operations.

Her clients have included Tipping Point Community, GAP Foundation, City and County of San Francisco, BUILD, and Refugees United. She was also a member of Upwardly Global’s founding team

Camille holds a BA in Third World Studies from University of California, Berkeley, an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Non-profit Management from The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.