About us

Let’s do good. Better!

Who we are

It all started with a simple idea in 2011: 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 in 50 + countries 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

Consultant

Carolin Gomulia

Consultant

Ben Lydon

Senior Consultant

Hande Akpinar

Consultant

Marie Pressiot

Consultant

Deborah Mowesley

Events Manager

Juliette Ball

Digital Marketer

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

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.

Carolin Gomulia

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.

Ben Lydon

Senior Consultant

Ben is a senior consultant at MzN focussing on fundraising and organisational development. He has over 10 years’ experience working in and with civil society organisations and INGOs. Ben is passionate about helping organisations to find their ways to fulfil their missions. With an academic background in languages – French and Arabic – and international relations, Ben has lived and worked in Syria, Libya and France and is currently based in Berlin.

Hande Akpinar

Consultant

Hande is a Consultant with MzN specialising on organizational development and fundraising. She has more than 15 years of experience working with public and private organizations. In addition to practical experience with international donors, she is highly familiar with the tools and mechanisms of project management. With extensive knowledge of the international development sector, Hande is passionate about sharing her knowledge and skills. Hande holds a BA on Politics and Sociology, an MA on Humanitarian and Development Practices and an MA on EU Relations. Currently based in Berlin, she speaks fluent Turkish and English and possesses intermediate German skills.

Marie Pressiot

Consultant

Seasoned international professional with 15 year of experience in sustainable development. Marie's passion and greatest strength lie in networking, building strategic bridges with peers, donors, civil society. Marie  has spent most of her career providing leadership and strategic direction to enable resources mobilisation and technical focus through business winning and successful project delivery, often in challenging environments.Marie has extensive field experience  in LAC and Africa managing programs, working with national authorities, local CSO.

Deborah Mowesley

Events Manager

Deborah is a consultant at MzN focusing on Events and Customer Service. She is responsible for managing, overseeing and promoting all engagement activities such as conferences, roundtables, webinars, and training, including research for suitable formats, planning, scheduling, staffing, and follow up of events.With an educational background in Communications specialized in Public Relations, Deborah has had six years of experience working in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. As a skilled communicator with keen organizational skills, she is dedicated to providing knowledgeable, resourceful, reliable and outstanding service.Deborah is a Kenyan national and is extremely passionate about sustainability and human rights.

Juliette Ball

Digital Marketer

Juliette is focused on MzN's digital marketing. She has over 12+ years of experience in the ever-changing digital world. Juliette's passion is to showcase the work being done at MzN through the website, social media channels and various digital advertising campaigns.  Graphic elements are your window to the world.Passionate about anything ocean and for the planet, Juliette lives to make the planet a cleaner and better place.Juliette is currently based in Cape Town.

We are carbon negative

Since 2018, we operate 100% carbon negative.

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 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