Klaus Schwab

Founder & Executive Chairman at The World Economic Forum

Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab

Founder & Executive Chairman at The World Economic Forum

Overview
Career Highlights

World Economic Forum - Young Global Leaders
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
The World Economic Forum

RelSci Relationships

1235

Primary Location

Switzerland

Number of Boards

9

Birthday

03/30/1938 - Ravensburg, Germany

Age

83

Number of Awards

13

Interests

Cross Country Skiing, Climbing

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

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Strategic Partner at The World Economic Forum

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Co-Head, Nature-Based Solutions, Member of the Executive Committee at The World Economic Forum

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President at The World Economic Forum

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Founder at Balsu USA, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at L'Oréal SA

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Chief Representative Officer at The World Economic Forum

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Head of Knowledge & Digital Engagement, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum Geneva at The World Economic Forum

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Head, Technology & Digital Services, Member of the Executive Committee at The World Economic Forum

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

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Founder & Executive Chairman at The World Economic Forum
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Co-Head, Nature-Based Solutions, Member of the Executive Committee at The World Economic Forum

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.

Child
Head, Business Engagement at The World Economic Forum

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.

Spouse

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.

Education
Doctorate in Engineering
Class of 1999

ETH Zurich is an engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and management university. It is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain) that is directly subordinate to Switzerland's Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education, and Research. ETH Zurich is consistently rated among the top universities in the world. It is considered the best university in continental Europe by the Shanghai Ranking ARWU, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the QS World University Ranking. It is currently ranked 4th in Europe overall, and 8th best university in the world in engineering, science, and technology. Twenty-one Nobel Prizes have been awarded to students and professors of the institute in the past. The most famous of them is Albert Einstein in 1921 and the most recent is Richard F. Heck in 2010. It is a founding member of the IDEA League and the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU); and a member of the CESAER network. ETH Zurich was founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, serve as a national center of excellence in science and technology, and provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and industry.

Master of Public Administration
Class of 1967

The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.

Doctorate in Economics, summa cum laude
Class of 1963

University of Fribourg, Switzerland's only bilingual university, offering a full academic curriculum both in French and German. In addition, a number of Master programmes are taught in English. Scientific research that is closely linked to academic teaching is placed at the heart of their activities. They offer an array of centres of scientific excellence as well as research programmes across the entire disciplinary spectrum. At the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, they are committed to excellence in research and teaching and they take pride in their truly interdisciplinary spirit. They continue to further develop thei international focus and above all they put humanity at the centre of their endeavours.

Career History
Founder
2004 - Current

Every year the World Economic Forum reviews thousands of nominations to find the most accomplished and inspiring young leaders to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multistakeholder community of more than 700 exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. Young Global Leaders represent the future of leadership, coming from all regions of the world and representing business, government, civil society, arts & culture, academia and media, as well as social entrepreneurs. Set up as an independent not-for-profit foundation, under the supervision of the Swiss Government, the Forum of Young Global Leaders works in close cooperation with the World Economic Forum to integrate young leaders into deep interaction with other stakeholders of global society.

Co-Founder
1998 - Current

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.

Founder & Executive Chairman
1971 - 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.

Boards & Committees
Member of the Managing Board
1967 - 1970
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Swatch Group is an international group active in the design, manufacture and sale of finished watches, jewelry, watch movements and components. Swatch Group supplies nearly all components required by its nineteen watch brands, and Swatch Group companies supply movements and components to third-party watchmakers in Switzerland and around the world. Please be sure to visit our brands' websites to learn more about their fantastic products. Swatch Group is also a key player in the manufacture and sale of electronic systems used in watchmaking and other industries. Swatch Group employs more than 29 700 persons in over 50 countries. Gross sales in 2012 amounted to 8.143 billion Swiss francs (2011: 7.143), net profit to 1.608 billion Swiss francs (2011: 1.276 billion)

Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Executive Chairman, Board of Trustees
1971 - 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.

Member of the Visiting Committee
Current

The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.

Member, International Advisory Council
Current

Università Bocconi was established in Milan in 1902, with a generous endowment from Ferdinando Bocconi, a wealthy merchant. Named for his lost son, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi thus became the first Italian institution of higher education to grant a degree in economics.

Member of the High-Level Advisory Board on Sustainable Development
Prior

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established on 24 October 1945 to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was created following the Second World War to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The UN Headquarters resides in international territory in New York City, with further main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.

Advisors
Senior Advisor

Advisor at Girlboss Media, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2012
University of Chulalongkorn
2011
University of Lausanne
2010
Vietnam National University
Events
Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Speaker
Switzerland
2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 continues the mission of the World Economic Forum. It is committed to improving the state of the world and has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme. The Annual Meeting remains the foremost creative force for engaging leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas.

Attendee
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2012 World Economic Forum on Latin America

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