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Olivier M. Schwab

Head of Business Engagement, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva

MSc in Civil Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1999-2001, as Business Development Manager, Industry to Industry, San Francisco, an online business marketplace. 2003, Co-Founder, Club Airways, a pan-European airline charter service based in Geneva. 2002-03, consulting projects, Mercer Management Consultants. 2003-09, with Schindler Group, first as Assistant to the President, then as Manager, Logistics and Supply Chain for the company’s high-end product lines for the Asian market. With the World Economic Forum: 2010-11, led the Technology Pioneers Programme, Geneva;2011-2015, Executive Director, China, responsible for the development in the Greater China Region, based in Beijing; oversaw the development of relationships with leading Chinese businesses, government entities, and academic institutions; since Sept. 2015, Head of Business Engagement; leads the relationships with the Forum’s 1,000 business members and partners; responsibilities include ensuring that the Forum’s Partners are actively engaged in its various events and initiatives, and integrating them in the Forum’s various communities; also oversees the Technology Pioneers Programme aimed at young start-ups globally, and the Family Business Community.