Marwa Bahssali, Business Partnerships Manager | Viva! - The Vegan Charity

Marwa Bahssali, Business Partnerships Manager

What I do

My role as Business Partnerships Manager is to establish and maintain collaborations between Viva! and congenial businesses. Working creatively with our amazing team to use our resources in exchange for their support. By doing this we can help ethical traders/companies to grow and they have the opportunity to contribute to the vegan revolution; win-win!

Working at Viva!

To me it’s knowing that the work you do contributes to; lives being saved, eyes being opened and a wider social shift towards veganism. It is a real privilege to be part of a team that shares a passion for creating a cruelty-free, plant-based existence.

I went vegan because…

To me, it just doesn't make any sense not to be. As soon as I realised where meat came from, I didn’t want any part of it. As I grew older and learned about the food production industry -the suffering and injustices involved with creating animal products and the devastating impact on the planet- it blew my mind in the most horrific way. The accepted collective culture of turning a blind eye was not something I could knowingly participate in.

My favourite veg

That’s a really tough one. Potatoes for versatility, but if we are talking all-time favourite veg side. It’s got to be curly kale cooked in garlic, chili and soy sauce.