Team

Wladimir Nikoluk co-founded ImmerLearn to help quantify the impact of social entrepreneurs, NGOs, UN agencies and government programs through advanced analytics and novel data sources. He is a Public Policy Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School with a focus on impact measurement and a McCloy Fellow of the German Government, a scholarship awarded for outstanding academic achievements that covers all tuition fees and living expenses. Previously, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company specializing in public sector, technology and strategy projects. Before that he worked as a Resilience Intelligence Officer for the United Nations in Jordan, where he represented UNDP at the age of 25 in negotiations with governments, NGOs and other UN agencies on the response plan for the Syria sub-region. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers and the German National Academic Foundation.
Wladimir Nikoluk
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Moszczynski co-founded ImmerLearn after more than eight years in the humanitarian aid and development industries, working with large organizations such as the UN, USAID, DFID and the World Bank. During this time, he worked at a company specialized in delivering software for aid projects, including the GPS-tracking of medicine into Syria and delivering legal advice to refugees via SMS. He has extensive experience with Monitoring and Evaluation system, and believes that there is a huge opportunity for these programs to take advantage of modern data and machine learning techniques. Previously, he worked at several startups in the mobile sector, one of which was purchased by Verisign Inc.
Michael Moszczynski
Chief Technology Officer
Yuki Asano is a data scientist with experience in Siemens and SOS Children's Villages. He is a PhD candidate at Oxford in machine learning. Yuki founded a consultancy in Munich to enable non-profits to measure and multiply their impact. His previous experience lies in computational medical physics and applied mathematics and numerical algorithms, where he also spent a term at the University of Tokyo. He is a member of the Max-Weber scholarship and the German National Academic Foundation.
Yuki Asano
Chief Data Officer

 

Karen Bernstein has 12 years of experience in the UN, nonprofits, government and private sector in Israel/OPT, Cambodia, Nepal, US, Ireland/Northern Ireland and South Sudan. Her work has consisted of conducting research and data analysis, as well as formulating policy in both post-conflict reconstruction and entrenched violent conflict contexts. At the UN, she worked with local government and civil society on the formation of socially-inclusive policies and conflict prevention measures. Her most recent job was the Political Advisor on the Middle East Peace Process to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Israel. She holds a MBA from Tel Aviv University and a MA and Mphil in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford which she attended under the Rotary World Peace Scholarship. During her MBA, she worked on a three-person team for Social Finance Israel to build a social impact bond focused on increasing the employment rate of the Arab minority within Israel.
Karen Bernstein
Chief Project Officer
Samuel Scheer has dedicated his career to using technology to create positive impact on a global scale. He has founded several high-tech startups and was the CEO of NoTube, which he grew to an operation of over 30 staff that has to date helped over 1,500 children suffering from eating behavior disorders through an innovative online treatment. Samuel also holds several mandates working to advance science based technological innovation across disciplines and borders with organizations such as ETH Zurich, the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse and others. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen and graduated from entrepreneurship programs at Singularity University and IDC Herzliya. Samuel has been awarded scholarships by the Schusterman Foundation, the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich foundation, the foundation of former Austrian prime minister Julius Raab and Google
Samuel Scheer
Vice President,
Business Development
Brendan Chia is a Master in Public Policy Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Previously, he worked with the World Bank as a Disaster Risk Management Analyst, and was involved in infrastructure and urban resilience projects in Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and China. Prior to that, he was based in Yangon, Myanmar with the United Nations Office for Project Services. Brendan is passionate about issues surrounding infrastructure investment and economic development in Southeast Asian countries. He started his career at the Singapore Economic Development Board, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the London School of Economics.
Brendan Chia
Vice President,
Business Development

 

Jon Arwed Buchholtz is currently reading for his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. He has been involved with numerous social initiatives, ranging from the leadership team of one of the largest German Refugee Citizen Initiatives to local tribal education work in India. Arwed is currently also part of the executive team of the non-profit start-up Project Access managing over 100 team members. He has been awarded scholarships by Pembroke College Oxford and the foundation of German Business for his outstanding academic achievements. Working in a German parliament and as an intern in microeconomic consulting he has gained experience across the sectors. He is also part of the MIRAI Future Leader programme of the Japanese government, is representing Oxford at leadership conferences around the world and is a Fellow associated with the student-forum of Tönissteiner Kreis.
Jon Arwed Buchholtz
Senior Associate
Regan Brady is a member of the Harvard College class of 2021 and is pursuing a degree in Economics with a secondary in Psychology. She is passionate about the potential for data science to affect change in the world and is very interested in the intersection between behavioral science, economics, and public policy. Regan was named a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar and an inaugural Calvin Coolidge Foundation Scholar and hopes to do the most good she can through a career in research, public service, or social entrepreneurship. Regan is the former president of a nonprofit philanthropic foundation and at Harvard she has been heavily involved in the Institute of Politics’ Economic Policy research group and served as an associate director of business for Harvard Model United Nations.
Regan Brady
Associate