David Aikman

Chief Representative Officer at The World Economic Forum

David Aikman

David Aikman

Chief Representative Officer at The World Economic Forum

Biography

1995, BA (Hons) in English and German Literature, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada; 2003, MBA, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. More than 18 years' experience in business development, fundraising, sponsorship, marketing and brand stewardship in high-profile, complex, international environments. 1995-2002, with International Olympic Committee: Marketing Manager, Licensing; Marketing Group Manager, Business Development. Since 2003, with the World Economic Forum, including: grew and led Partnership Team; led Professional Services industry practice; responsible for Forum of Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers Community, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Technology Pioneers and Global Growth Companies Community. Council Member, United World Colleges.

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Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

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575

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2

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Head of Global Health & Healthcare Industries at The World Economic Forum

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Strategic Partner at The World Economic Forum

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Director & Head of Editing & Digital Content at The World Economic Forum

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Head of Industries, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum Geneva at The World Economic Forum

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Head of Thought Leadership at The World Economic Forum

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President at The World Economic Forum

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Managing Director, Head of Communications & Media at The World Economic Forum

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Managing Director, Head of Center for the New Economy & Society at The World Economic Forum

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Senior Director, Head of Energy Industry at The World Economic Forum

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Head of Technology & Digital at The World Economic Forum

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Chief Representative Officer at The World Economic Forum
Education
MBA
Class of 2003

IMD business school is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It consistently ranks at the top compared to other business schools worldwide. In 2012 and 2013, it was ranked first in open programs worldwide by the Financial Times. Its MBA program is ranked among the top tier programs in the world.

BA in English & German Literature
Class of 1995

Dalhousie University (commonly known as Dalhousie or Dal) is a public research university in Nova Scotia, Canada, with three campuses in Halifax, and a fourth in Bible Hill. Dalhousie offers more than 4,000 courses and 180 degree programs in twelve undergraduate, graduate, and professional faculties. [3] The university is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. Dalhousie was established as a nonsectarian college in 1818 by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie, after whom the university was named. The college did not hold its first class until 1838, until then operating sporadically due to financial difficulties. It reopened for a third time in 1863 following a reorganization which brought a change of name to "The Governors of Dalhousie College and University". The university had formally changed its name to "Dalhousie University" in 1997 through provincial legislation, the same legislation which had merged the institution with the Technical University of Nova Scotia. The Dalhousie library system currently operates the largest library in Atlantic Canada, as well as holds the largest collection of agricultural resource material in the region. The university operates a total of fourteen residences. There are currently two student unions that represent student interests at the university, the Dalhousie Student Union, and the Dalhousie Association for Graduate Students. Dalhousie's varsity teams, the Tigers, compete in the Atlantic University Sport conference of Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture varsity teams are the Dalhousie Rams, and compete in the ACAA and CCAA. Dalhousie is a coeducational university with more than 18,000 students and over 110,000 alumni. Notable alumni include government officials, academics, business leaders and 89 Rhodes Scholars. The university ranked 244th in the 2013 QS World University Rankings,[4] 251-275th in the 2012-2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings,[5] and 201–300th in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities.[6] Dalhousie is a centre for marine research, and is host to the headquarters of the Ocean Tracking Network.

Career History
Head & Managing Director
2012 - Prior

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides platforms at the country, regional and global levels to promote social entrepreneurship. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1998. Its purpose is to "advance social entrepreneurship and to foster social entrepreneurs as an important catalyst for societal innovation and progress." The Foundation is under the legal supervision of the Swiss Federal Government. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. Each year the Foundation selects 20-25 Social Entrepreneurs through a global “ Social Entrepreneur of the Year” competition.

Chief Representative Officer
Current

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Marketing Manager, Licensing
1995 - 2002

International Olympic Committee Organizes Olympic games. The company was founded by Pierre de Coubertin on June 23 1894 and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Council Member
Prior

UWC International is an educational institution with schools and colleges on diverse countries.

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