World Economic Forum

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The World Economic Forum is a non-profit organization that engages with political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. A membership-based organization, WEF strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. The institution carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions.

Brian Pallas

2016 - present

Ciara Byrne

2022 - present

David Mattin

2018 - present

Eva Kaili

2019 - present

Greg McKeown

2012 - present

Joe Zhao

2018 - present

Karen Harris

2020 - present

Meltem Demirors

2016 - present

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

2014 - 2016

Nick Eberstadt

2008 - 2012

Donna Redel

2000 - 2002

  • Has roughly 700 employees
  • Founded by German academic Klaus Schwab (PhD Economics from University of Fribourg 1967)
  • Emphasis on:
    • Public-Private Partnerships
    • Stakeholders
    • Sustainability
    • Social Entrepreneurship