Jeremy Heimans

Jeremy Heimans
  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Purpose

Jeremy Heimans is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Purpose, a social enterprise that mobilizes millions of citizens and consumers to help solve major global problems. In 2004, he co-founded an advocacy group during the US presidential elections that ran a highly publicized online and media campaign. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp.org, an Australian political movement and internationally recognized social movement phenomenon. In 2007, he co-founded Avaaz.org, the world's largest online citizens' movement, with 24 million members. He began his career with McKinsey & Company. Heimans' work has been recognized in numerous publications, including The Economist and The New York Times. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Ford Foundation's 75th Anniversary Visionary Award. He was educated at Harvard University and the University of Sydney.