SIM Alumni

Matias Ballon

Matias studied psychology and digital marketing. He has worked for over 5 years in advertising agencies as a content director. At the same time, he got involved in Proyecto Alto Peru, a social enterprise that develops skills and values in children and teenagers from vulnerable areas in order to keep them away from risky social situations and contribute to their insertion into professional life. 

During the last two years he has been working as a social innovation consultant for different projects, always focused in community development. Also, he was in charge of running the fiiS in Peru on 2015 and 2016 (Festival Internacional de Innovacion Social). The last year he has been studying Development Practices at The University of Queensland in Australia. He thinks radical collaboration based on empathy is the best way to achieve social change.