Klaus Schwab has/had a position (Co-Founder) at Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Title Co-Founder
Start Date 1998-00-00
Notes Professor Klaus Schwab 1971 Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The World Economic Forum today is the foremost global multistakeholder organisation, employing more than 600 people in Geneva, New York, Beijing and Tokyo. 1998 Co-Founder, together with his wife Hilde, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides unparalleled platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation. It identifies a select community of social entrepreneurs and engages it in shaping global, regional and industry agendas that improve the state of the world in close collaboration with the other stakeholders of the World Economic Forum. 2004 Founder, Forum of the Young Global Leaders The Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL) is a multistakeholder community (30 to 40 years old) of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. Each year, the World Economic Forum identifies 100 extraordinary individuals worldwide to join the YGL community for five years. Today, they form a powerful international community of over 1,000 young leaders having a significant impact on our global future. 2011 Founder, Global Shapers Community The Global Shapers Community is a global network of local communities (“hubs”) of young people (20 to 30 years old) who are exceptional in their potential, achievements and drive to make a contribution to their communities. Hubs are based in each major city around the world. There are currently over 450 hubs established globally. The community is vitalized by the manifold interactions generated within each hub, between hubs and on a global level. EDUCATION 1957 Graduated from the Humanistisches Gymnasium in Ravensburg, Germany 1962 Dipl. Ing., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland 1963 Lic.ès.sc.écon. et soc. (summa cum laude) University of Fribourg, Switzerland 1966 Doctorate in Engineering (Dr. Sc. Tech.), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland 1967 Doctorate in Economics (Dr.rer.pol.), University of Fribourg, Switzerland 1967 Master of Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA EARLY CAREER 1958-1962 Experience on the shop floor of several companies 1963-1966 Assistant to the Director-General of the German Machine-building Association (VDMA), Frankfurt 1967-1970 Member, Managing Board, Sulzer Escher Wyss AG, Zurich, a manufacturing company with activities in several countries and over 10,000 employees SELECTED FORMER ACTIVITIES 1972-2003 Professor for Business Policy, University of Geneva, Switzerland After 2003 Honorary Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland 1993-1995 Member, United Nations High-Level Advisory Board on Sustainable Development 1996-1998 Vice-Chairman, United Nations Committee for Development Planning ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES Honorary Professor, Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China Honorary Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Member, Global Advisory Board of the University of Tokyo, Japan Member of the Royal Academy of Morocco, North Africa Honorary Director, World Economy Research Center, Nankai University, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China Member, International Advisory Council, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy Chairman of the Advisory Board, Geneva School of Economics and Management, Switzerland THOUGHT LEADERSHIP Pioneer of breakthrough concepts, including: • multistakeholder approach • public private partnerships • social entrepreneurship • corporate global citizenship • fourth industrial revolution EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES Author of the annual Global Competitiveness Report (since 1979), numerous articles and several books. His latest books are The Fourth Industrial Revolution (2016), a worldwide bestseller translated into 30 languages, and Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution (2018). SELECTED OTHER ACTIVITIES Trustee, The Peres Center For Peace, Tel Aviv, Israel Member of the Board, Lucerne Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland Founding Member, Climate Leadership Council ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORARY DOCTORATES (DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA) 1991 Honorary Doctorate of Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Québec, Canada 1992 Honorary Doctorate of Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico 1996 Honorary Doctorate of Economic University Bratislava, Slovak Republic 1999 Honorary Doctorate of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland 1999 Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel 2002 Honorary Doctorate of Science of London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom 2008 Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Kazan State University, Tatarstan 2009 Honorary Doctorate of the University of Latvia 2009 Honorary Doctorate of the European Business School, Germany 2009 Honorary Doctorate of Nankai University, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China 2010 Honorary Doctorate of Economics of the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City 2011 Honorary Doctorate of Economics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland 2012 Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 2015 Honorary Doctorate of Science of KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea 2017 Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy of Haifa University, Israel 2017 Honorary Doctorate of Letters of the National University of Singapore 2017 Honorary Doctorate of Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania Professor Klaus Schwab NATIONAL DISTINCTIONS 1988 Cross of the National Order of Merit of Germany 1995 Commander’s Cross of the National Order of Merit of Germany 1997 Knight of the Légion d’Honneur of France 1997 Golden Grand Cross of the National Order of Austria 1997 Medal of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia 2002 National Order of the Republic of Poland, Commander’s Cross with Star 2002 Highest-level Order of Friendship of the Republic of Kazakhstan 2003 Order of Stara Planina, First Class, Bulgaria 2005 Decoration of First Degree for Outstanding Giving, Jordan 2006 Knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II: Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG) 2008 Award “For merits to the Republic of Lithuania”, Degree - Commander’s Cross 2011 Order of the Polar Star of the Mongolian People’s Republic 2012 Grand Cross with Star of the National Order of Merit of Germany 2012 Mexican Order del Aguila Azteca 2013 Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan 2014 Colombian Order of San Carlos 2018 Friendship Medal for outstanding contribution to 40 years of China’s reform and opening policies SELECTED AWARDS (SINCE 2000) 2000 Annual Award of the International Institute of Education 2000 Annual Award and Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, USA 2001 Candlelight Award presented by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan 2002 Annual Award of the Fondation pour Genève 2002 Guggenheim Humanitarian Award 2002 ICCJ – International Council of Christians and Jews Award 2004 Dan David Prize, Tel Aviv University 2005 Transatlantic Bridge Award 2006 Freedom of the City of London 2006 UCD Ulysses Medal , University College Dublin, Ireland 2007 Admission into the German Business Hall of Fame 2010 Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award 2016 Reinhard Mohn Price for Responsible Entrepreneurship 2016 Progress Medal, Society for Progress, INSEAD 2018 Global Economy Price, Kiel Institute for the World Economy PERSONAL Born 30 March 1938 in Ravensburg, Germany Married with Hilde Schwab since 1971 Two children: Olivier born in 1973 and Nicole born in 1975 Professor Klaus Schwab

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