Prof. Klaus Schwab

Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum

Prof. Klaus Schwab is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. Since its creation in 1971, the Forum has become the world's foremost global partnership of business, political, intellectual and thought leaders committed to improving the state of the world. It has also been a driver for global reconciliation efforts as well as a catalyst of numerous international initiatives.

"A highly respected voice on global economic, social and political issues"

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  • The Global Economy
  • Global Social, Political and Economic Issues
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Thought Leadership
  • Are We Ready for the Technological Revolution?


He presents in German and English.

How he presents

Eloquent and thought-provoking, Klaus Schwab is in great demand to speak at prestigious conferences around the globe.

Books & Media

  • The Global Competitiveness Report (Annually since 1979)

In Detail

Professor Schwab holds a degree in economics and became the youngest professor at the University of Geneva. He has received numerous international and national honours. In 1998 he created the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, which seeks to identify, recognize and disseminate initiatives in social entrepreneurship that have significantly improved people's lives and have the potential to be replicated on a global scale. The Foundation supports a network of 200 social entrepreneurs around the world. In 2004 he founded the Forum of the Young Global Leaders and in 2011 he launched the Global Shapers Community.


As a leading authority on world economics, Klaus Schwab brings an unprecedented depth to his presentations and offers essential advise to decision makers from all fields of business wishing to compete successfully on a global scale. He engages leaders from business, society, politicians and academics to shape global and regional agendas.



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