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Klaus Schwab


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Klaus Schwab is executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, which he founded in 1971. Schwab served as a professor of business policy at the University of Geneva from 1972 to 2002. Under his leadership, the forum has become the world’s leading platform for public and private cooperation, guiding reconciliation efforts in different parts of the world and acting as a catalyst of numerous collaborations and international initiatives. He founded the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in 1998 with his wife, Hilde. Schwab is the author of, among others, The Fourth Industrial Revolution (2016). He holds doctorates in economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Fribourg and in engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, as well as a master of public administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.