Director, World Economic Forum and Visiting Professor, University of Geneva; interested in social, economic, and geopolitical implications of globalization and technological change, as well as collaborative responses to global challenges; published amongst others in German language newspapers Die Welt, Die Zeit, and Der Standard, as well as Techonomy, Huffington Post and Forum Agenda; currently heading programme development of the World Economic Forum Annual Meetings in Davos and China; previous experiences with International Labour Organization, Geneva, UNDP Office of Development Studies, New York, as well as the private sector; Master and Doctorate in economics from Witten/Herdecke University (Germany); Master in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics.