Our Team

THE FOUNDERS

Janne Aagaard

CEO & Founder

Janne is MEOW's CEO and Founder. She shares her time between Portugal and Denmark and has a massive crush on Australia. She has a double degree in journalism and has taught extensively in the fields of journalism, entrepreneurship and communication. Janne is also an award-winning editor and has enjoyed great success in print publications.

In her free time, Janne likes to travel, travel, travel. She has the travel bug and would always rather be in transit than stationary. Besides that, she loves outdoor sports, dinner with friends and, of course, watching true crime shows and listening to podcasts.

Miguel Branco

Miguel Branco

Co-founder & Production Manager

Miguel, MEOW's co-founder has worked almost all his life in advertising. He started as junior account executive at a small agency Park, then Ogilvy, Mccann, TBWA. Miguel soon decided he wanted to be more independent and so set up his own agency, Chillibeans, with his business partner Pedro Caixado. However, after enjoying success in the advertising world, when they started to organize dinners on Friday nights, transforming the meeting room into a dining room they knew that their days in advertising were about to end. For their new challenge, they opened a wine bar in Lisbon: Nova Wine Bar.

In his free time, Miguel loves to travel, go hiking, enjoy good food and wine as well as streaming movies.

THE TEAM

Sara Qvist

Actress, Voiceover (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Sara has been a professional voiceover artist for over 20 years. She has a small home-built studio in her wardrobe where she uses her voice to explore her creativity and passion for words. As a voiceover artist she has done documentaries, e-learning projects, TV, audio books, cartoons and commercials.

Sara lives with her boyfriend and their 2 children and enjoys the active lifestyle, food and great draft beers. At home, she helps her children practise being quiet when mom goes to work in the wardrobe.

Katharina Puetter

Actress & Voiceover (Berlin, Germany)

Katharina Pütter is a Berlin-based actress and author. She is a theatre actor, acting in classical as well as modern plays. She has also appeared on stage throughout Germany performing literary readings.

Her voice can be heard on cultural radio stations, in audiobooks, audio dramas and as a voice-over in television and film. She has translated several British theatre plays and is the author of a number of personal portraits describing life’s journeys of contemporary women and men.

Born and raised by the coast, she enjoys being by, in and under the water.

Vanessa Andreo

Voiceover. Journalist. (Tokyo, Japan)

Vanesa dreamt of living in Japan since childhood. Being from Spain made it look like an impossible dream so she decided to focus on learning everything about media, her second passion.

Through her work, she ended up moving to Japan and joining NHK, the Japanese national broadcaster, where she’s working as a freelance narrator and translator. Currently, she’s writing what will be her first novel.

In her spare time, she likes to get lost travelling, she also likes reading, listening to podcasts and music, watching movies or just walking along the streets of Tokyo.

Stefania Prandi

Journalist, Researcher (Rome, Italy)

Stefania Prandi is a freelance journalist, writer, photographer and producer. She is based in Italy, Milan, and reported from places such as Ethiopia, Morocco, Spain, Albania, Argentina, Switzerland, India, Greece, Portugal for national and international publications.

Stefania wrote the books “Oro Rosso” and “Le Conseguenze” published by “Settenove”. She won awards and grants in the USA, Germany, Italy and France.

When Stefania is not at work, she enjoys reading novels and feminist essays, walking in Milan, visiting exhibitions and hiking in nature.

Marlene Rendeiro

Journalist, Research (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Marlene studied journalism and, after graduating, she worked for several lifestyle magazines in one of the biggest Portuguese Media Groups.

After years of travelling in Portugal and discovering truly hidden gems, she developed a passion for tourism which took her to Copenhagen, Denmark where she's currently living while taking a Masters in Tourism.

In her spare time, you will mostly find Marlene cooking recipes from her culinary book collection, grabbing a coffee with friends and occasionally opening a nice bottle of Portuguese white wine.

Susanne Sayers

Susanne divides her time between her beloved Portugal and her native country of Denmark. She has been a professional journalist since 1991 and has held different positions such as editor-in-chief, editorial manager, news editor and global climate correspondent. She has covered a large number of subjects and in recent years has focused on health, human development, leadership, digitalisation and climate.

Labelled ‘the World’s geekiest mum’ by her two sons, she enjoys science fiction, fantasy, comics and especially Japanese animé and all things nerdy, but is at her happiest in nature, whether it is forest, mountains or by the sea.

Phil Rutter

Phil has worked in the entertainment industry for more than thirty years. Since switching to film and television, he has worked primarily as a script consultant on feature films for many of the film companies in Denmark as well as other companies across Europe and Australia. He was a script consultant on the Oscar nominated Belgian film Bullhead.

In his spare time, when he’s not watching films, he is active in the sport of Roller Derby and has participated in two adult World Cups, one Junior World Cup and a Championship Playoffs. He is also the founder and coach of the local junior team the Copenhagen Troublemakers.

Bille Sterll

Bille Sterll

Journalist and Editor (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Bille studied journalism in the Danish School of Journalism. After a long career as an editor and editor-in-chief, she now works freelance with radio, journalism and communication.

Bille has loved the radio since she was a trainee journalist and over the years she has been through every conceivable role. In recent years, she has worked extensively with radio and television, including as a host and editor on National Danish Radio (DR).

Bille has used her wealth of experience to design and now teaches podcast courses. With her, you can learn how to make a radio show or podcast. 

Helena Spongeberg

Helena Spongenberg

Research, Translation (Barcelona, Spain)

Helena is a journalist with more than 15 years of reporting, writing, and editing for newspapers, magazines and television news across Europe. Her main focus is currently on Spanish politics, investigative reporting, and crossborder journalism..

When Helena is not at work, you can find her enjoying time with her family, practicing drone photography, learning to play the guitar, stroking the cat, or listening to podcasts while going for walks.

Hannah Nielsen

Translation & Interpreting. (Denmark, Copenhagen)

Hannah loves learning new languages, studying linguistics and reading literature. Her passions have enabled her to meet new people and travel the world and expand her mind. She’s a conference interpreter, a translator, a teacher and she helps others communicate and share their thoughts.

When Hannah’s not working, she loves learning new things and expressing her opinion. She loves to spend time with her family and friends and finds peace in the outdoors.

Reinaldo Goncalves

Reinaldo Gonçalves

Sound Designer & Editor (Lisbon, Portugal)

Reinaldo has always been deeply connected with his creative urges, gaining a bachelor’s degree in Artistic Studies from the University of Coimbra. After working for the Arts and Cultural Centre of Ponte de Sor as a cultural programmer, he headed to Lisbon to become a songwriter and audio-technician. Since then he has been working in diverse audio related areas: Live sound for theatre, live concerts, audio post-production for TV shows, sound design and audio branding.

When Reinaldo is not working, he’s taking long walks and reading about the inner workings of the human mind. He loves dancing and contemplating other dancer’s moves on the dance-floor while focusing on the art of slowing down.

Joakim Ditlev

Joakim Ditlev

Joakim is Denmark's ‘Mr. Content Marketing’. He works in marketing and cannot tolerate advertising. For him, content marketing as a discipline is interesting as it combines the best elements of journalism and marketing by telling good stories and sharing useful content without irritating the recipient.

Joakim is the author of ‘The Content Marketing Book’ which is now in its third edition and is used for continuing education. He has a background as a marketing manager in the software industry and has a cand. mag in information science. 

He is our brillant teacher of the course Search Engine Optimisation for journalists.

Asger_Rojle_Christensen

Asger Røjle Christensen

Asger is an experienced Danish journalist. He has been following developments in Japan and East Asia for 35 years. He works with a base in Tokyo for Danish National Radio DR and a number of other Danish media. Asger has extensive experience as a course leader on journalistic study trips from five continuing education courses.

After leading two highly acclaimed travel courses in disaster journalism to Japan, Asger created a course on digital media in South Korea, and right now, we are preparing a course on covid 19 in Japan.

Asger also runs the newsletter and payment site Forkant.nu, which offers short analyzes of developments in Japan and Asia. 

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