The Team

“Effective Giving surrounds me with people who approach ‘doing good’ in a way that inspires me. We share our hunger to reach maximum impact by critically reflecting upon our choices and basing them on rigorous, independent data.”

Kellie Liket

Dr. Kellie Liket | Co-founder

Holds a Masters Degree in Development Economics from the LSE. Kellie has been inspired by Effective Altruism since 2012. In 2014 she completed her PhD at Erasmus University, after which she was a senior researcher at the Impact Centre Erasmus. At the end of 2016 she co-founded Effective Giving.


“We owe it to those we can potentially help, and to ourselves, to take maximising our impact seriously”

Robert Boogaard
Robert Boogaard | Co-founder

A serial entrepreneur with over 20 years experience starting and running businesses. Now partner in a private investment fund aiming at a 100% social impact, founder of Jazi Foundation, active philanthropist and passionate promoter of effective giving.



“It’s a joy to work in an environment where our actions are based on trying to maximise impact, instead of boosting our ego, chasing money or organisational politics.

Vera Scholmerich

Dr. Vera Schölmerich | Head of Research

Vera studied Development Economics at Cambridge University, and completed her PhD in reproductive health at Erasmus University. She worked as an Assistant Professor in Global Health and lecturer in statistics at Erasmus University before joining Effective Giving.


“What I especially like about the people and the mission of Effective Giving is their total lack of indifference. This learning community thinks and acts beyond self-imposed limitations and the well-trodden paths. Very inspiring!”

Communitymanager Effective Giving

Eva van der Meer | Community Manager

A translator and copywriter with long-term experience in both the pension fund industry and local politics. She joined Effective Giving in 2017.