About us

Let’s do good. Better!

Who we are

It all started with a simple idea: Let’s build a development consultancy firm where the only priority is to help those in need. Profit, image and politics are all secondary.

Today, MzN International operates as a social enterprise, helping NGOs and international organisations around the world do good – better – and making business operations, models and strategies more sustainable. We are guided by a strict ethical code and a willingness to challenge conventional thinking.

Our team

Christian Meyer zu Natrup

Managing Director

Joseph Nelson

Senior Consultant

Michael Short

Senior Consultant

Ruth Wachsmuth

Marketing Support

Chloe Dickinson

Carolin Gomulia

Senior Consultant

Sarah Fernandes

Senior Consultant

Valentina Ferrante

Senior Consultant

Christian Meyer zu Natrup

Managing Director

Christian is the founder and managing director of MzN International. Christian is a governance reform and organisational change expert, specialising in digital transformation and making non-profit organisations financially sustainable. At MzN International, he leads our consulting and training work across 20 countries. Christian holds a postgraduate degree in international relations and is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 10 years of experience working in emerging economies and fragile contexts. He continues with research in areas relating to development and aid. In 2015, together with Dr. Adrian Flint from the University of Bristol, Christian developed the concept of beneficiary-led aid.

Joseph Nelson

Senior Consultant

Joseph is a consultant at MzN working on financial change management. Joseph has 15 years’ of experience in the financial services sector and for the last five years he has assisted NGOs with their financial systems as well as their funding strategy. His work in consulting began in the Africa VC space, working on building financial systems and metrics to improve investment performance. From there, he consulted directly for the EC, working on country strategy papers and fiscal containment plans in the Middle East. He is currently based in Dhaka and alongside his consulting work Joseph conducts financial training for MzN and is a parttime lecturer at the University of Bristol.

Michael Short

Senior Consultant

Michael holds an MPA (Indiana University) and has worked with several NGOs, including Africare, Save the Children, Counterpart International, and OXFAM on project evaluation, design, and implementation in Africa, Asia, and Central America, and was also Africare’s director/acting director in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Niger, Chad and Eritrea. At UNEP, he supported the development of the IPCC’s GHG Inventory Guidelines and the guidelines for climate change impact/adaptation assessments linked to 13 developing countries pilot studies. Now at MzN, he offers expertise in programme design, proposal writing and donor mapping, including for funding opportunities offered by USAID, DFID, UNDP and several private donors.

Ruth Wachsmuth

Marketing Support

Ruth is a volunteer at MzN, responsible for content creation and communication. She supports the implementation of marketing strategies, creating content for social media, the website and various written forms of communication within the organisation. Ruth has diverse experience working as a content writer and editor for numerous companies and organisations. She is passionate about sustainability, zero waste and equality.

Chloe Dickinson

Chloe is a consultant with MzN, focussing on organisational development, change management and strategic business processes. Chloe has over 14 years experience working in international and national non-profit risk, policy, project management and governance, making organisations more effective and accountable. She has studied and worked on climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction programmes, has a passion for social equality and inclusion, and has lived and worked in Asia.

Carolin Gomulia

Senior Consultant

Carolin is a consultant at MzN, focussing on strategy and organisational development, change management and business development. Carolin has 15 years of experience working in the government and non-profit sector developing organisational and resource mobilisation strategies; assisting with programme design and organisational change processes; leading fundraising, and communications. Carolin holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies, and another in Development Management. She has also completed the Certificate Course in Business Analysis. She is deeply committed and passionate about social justice and transformation. Carolin is a German national with organic family links to Indonesia and resides for the past 14 years in South Africa.

Sarah Fernandes

Senior Consultant

Sarah is a consultant at MzN working on engagement and communications. She has over 15 years of diverse experience working with non-governmental organizations, private businesses, financial institutions, communications agencies, and the media in established and emerging markets. She holds a MA in Professional Communication with a specialization in International and Intercultural Communications from Royal Roads University in Victoria, Canada, and an Honors BA with a Major in Canadian Studies and Minors in Political Science & History from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Valentina Ferrante

Senior Consultant

Valentina has spent the past 10 years dedicating her life to the humanitarian needs of marginalized communities in 8 different front-line crisis responses globally. In nearly all of her positions, she has taken lead in developing, implementing and refining humanitarian program strategies. She has a BSc in Biology, a diploma in Tropical Medicine and International Health and a MSc in International Management – Health Systems from the University of Liverpool. Through her academic and professional experiences, she successfully managed humanitarian interventions focused on health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food security and livelihoods (FSL) and Mental Health & Care Practice (MHCP). Valentina’s commitment to constantly learn from every experience has enabled her to not only navigate operational challenges in complex environments, but to anticipate them before they critically affected the likelihood of reaching operational targets.

We are carbon negative

Doing good can be done better.

In order to become a negative emissions organisation, we calculated our operational carbon footprint in 2019 and are planting trees through The Generation Forest cooperative to twice offset our carbon emissions.

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We are a multinational team of project managers and implementers, thematic and regional experts, business operators and analysts with experience in delivering complex projects for our clients worldwide.

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We are carbon negative

Doing good can be done better.

In order to become a negative emissions organisation, we calculated our operational carbon footprint in 2019 and are planting trees through The Generation Forest cooperative to twice offset our carbon emissions.

Find out more and join

Join our team

We are a multinational team of project managers and implementers, thematic and regional experts, business operators and analysts with experience in delivering complex projects for our clients worldwide.

Find opportunities