Our Faculty

Our mission is supported by a world-class faculty of renowned thought-leaders, innovators, futurists and entrepreneurs dedicated to co-creating more sustainable, desirable futures in line with planetary boundaries. We count on their remarkable expertise to curate our training programmes, events, awards nominations and educational content.

Dr. Carsten Linz

CEO bluegain | Author Radical Business Model Transformation | World Economic Forum Expert Network

Dr. Chris Luebkeman

Head, Strategic Foresight Hub | Office of the President, ETH Zürich | Founder [y]our2040

Dr. Jan Herrmann

Partner & Sustainable Supply Chain Expert, PwC Deutschland

Dr. Jochen Eisenbrand

Chief Curator at the Vitra Design Museum

Dr. Mariana Bozesan

Member of the Club of Rome | Founder & Managing Partner, AQAL Group

Dr. Michal Nachmany

Founder and CEO, Climate Policy Radar | Visiting Policy Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, LSE

Dr. Nicola Kimm

CSO, Heidelberg Materials

Dr. Ralf Hofmann

Co-Founder, Shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Management

Dr. Tatiana (Kazakova) Tarnowski

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Leaders on Purpose | Co-Founder, Sysmeta Inc. | Advisory Board Member, Space4Girls

Dr. iur. Abir Haddad

Director, Institute for Legal Transformation | Strategic Advisor, UNFCCC | Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Cologne

Elena Malakhatka

Postdoctoral Researcher, Chalmers University of Technology

Elizabeth Corse

Climate Communicator

Ellen Patzschke

Product Development taz im Netz | Co-Founder & Shareholder at GlobalChanger.com

Ferry Heilemann

Founder AENU | Co-Founder & Board Observer, Forto | Co-Founder & VP, Leaders for Climate Action

Florian Resatsch

Managing Director, Finleap | Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company

Frank Lamparter

Manager CRM, Mercedes-Benz AG

Frank Salzgeber

Acting Vice Governor for Space, Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST)

Fridtjof Detzner

Co-Founder, Planet A Ventures | Co-Founder, Jimdo

Gerd Bührig

Former Head of Bertelsmann University | Founder, Learning Expedition

Hadas Zucker

Senior Manager & Sustainable Innovation, PwC

Haisong Tang

Co-founder, Technology Beyond & Spring Hill Partners

Hans-Christian Boos

Founder, Arago (Almato) AG

Harald Neidhardt

CEO & Curator, Futur/io Institute

Helle Bank Jørgensen

CEO & Founder, Competent Boards

Hirander Misra

Chairman & CEO, ZERO13

Holger Weiss

Founder and CEO at German Autolabs

Ida Faldbakken

CEO KatapultX & co-founder Katapult Future Fest

Ieva Sibilia Strupule

CEO & Co-founder, Material Mapper

Inês Oom de Sousa

Presidente da Fundação Santander Portugal

Isabel Farinha

Co-founder & Scientific co-coordinator, Blue Circular

J. Carl Ganter

Managing Director, Circle of Blue

Jean F. Groff

Partner, Energy Transition Fund (stealth)

Jeff Ivan

Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer at Soilgenic Technologies, LLC

Jeff Risom

Partner & Chief Innovation Officer, Gehl

Jennifer Schenker

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Innovator

Jeremy Abbett

Founder, Abbett Labs

Jesper Schleimann

Strategy and Innovation Officer EMEA North, SAP

Jessi Baker

Founder & CEO, Provenance

Joachim Swensson

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Made in Sustainability

Joana Balsemão

Executive Councillor for Environment and Citizenship at Cascais Municipality