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Prof Klaus Schwab

Founder and Executive Chairman, The World Economic Forum

Prof Klaus Schwab, is the Founder and Executive Chairman of The World Economic Forum. Since its founding in 1971, Prof Schwab has built the World Economic Forum into the foremost global partnership of business, political, intellectual and other leaders of society committed to improving the state of the world; 1998, Co-Founder, with wife Hilde, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, supporting social innovation around the world; 2004, Founder, Forum of Young Global Leaders; 2011, Founder, Forum of Global Shapers. Prof Schwab holds Doctorates in both Engineering and Economics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and an MPA from Harvard.