Klaus Leisinger

Klaus Leisinger
  • Chairman
    Novartis Foundation

Former CEO, Ciba Pharmaceuticals Regional Office, East Africa, responsible for the business in 12 East African countries. Currently, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development. Also, Professor of Sociology, University of Basel. Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Various advisory positions with a number of national and international organizations, such as the United Nations Global Compact and the UN Economic and Social Council. 2005-06, Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary-General for the UN Global Compact. Member, High-Level Commission on Information & Accountability for Women & Children's Health. Member, Steering Committee, LEAD initiative, UN Global Compact. Former invited lecturer at several Swiss and German universities, as well as at the University of Notre Dame, De Paul University and MIT Sloan School of Management (Cambridge). Author.