Our Faculty

Meet the humans at the center of our Universe.

Our interdisciplinary community consists of business leaders, futurists, innovators and creatives.

Leader in Sustainable Innovation & Execution Faculty

Youssef Nassef
Youssef Nassef

Climate Adaptation Director, UNFCCC – The United Nations Climate

Dianne Dain
Dianne Dain

Chief Innovation & Initiatives Officer, World Humanitarian Forum

Dr. Mariana Bozesan
Dr. Mariana Bozesan

Full Member of the Club of Rome; Author, Co-Founder, AQAL Capital

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Harald Neidhardt

Curator & CEO, Futur/io Institute

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Dr. Prof. Gesa Ziemer

Senior Advisor, UNITAC; Professor at HafenCity University, Hamburg

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Pablo Rodriguez

Director, Office of the CTO, Google

Marc Buckley
Marc Buckley

United Nations Advisor, SDG Advocate

Michal
Dr. Michal Nachmany

CEO & Founder,Climate Policy Radar; Visiting Fellow, LSE, Grantham Research Institute

Bernhard Kowatsch
Bernhard Kowatsch

Head of World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

Riel Miller
Riel Miller

Head of Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris

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Dr. iur. Abir Haddad

Legal Futurist & Legal Transformation Advisor, United Nations

Tia
Tia Kansara Ph.D.

CEO, Replenish Earth; UN Climate Change Special Advisor

Martin W
Martin Wezowski

Chief Futurist & Head of The Future Hub, SAP

Sandra
Sandra Pina

Managing Director at QUIERO & SB Madrid Director 

Raphael Gielgen
Raphael Gielgen

Trendscout Future of Work Life & Learn, Vitra

Dr. Tatiana Kazakova
Dr. Tatiana Kazakova

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Leaders on Purpose

Alan
Alan Moore

Founder, Beautiful Business

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Cecilia MoSze Tham

Head of Principal + Future Synthesist

Vaitea Cowan
Vaitea Cowan

Enapter co-founder; Forbes 30 Under 30

Christoph Beuttler
Christoph Beuttler

Head of Climate Policy at Climeworks

Frank
Frank Salzgeber

Head of Innovation and Ventures Office, ESA – European Space Agency

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Nadine Michalske

Founder & Chief Solutions Officer, Klima Metrix

John
John Elkington

Founder & Chief Pollinator, Volans Venture

Ferry
Ferry Heilemann

Co-Founder, Pirate Impact

Bessie
Bessie Schwarz

Co-Founder & CEO, Cloud to Street

Jeff Ivan
Jeff Ivan

CEO, Soilgenic Nutrients Inc.

Jessie Baker
Jessi Baker

Founder & CEO, Provenance

Robert
Robert Opp

Chief Digital Officer, UNDP

Marika
Marika Azoff

Corporate Engagement Specialist, The Good Food Institute

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Roxy Guellmeister

Associate at Foster + Partners

Tomas
Tomas Diez

Executive Director at Fab City Foundation

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Maks Giordano

Futurist, Futur/io

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Ieva Sibilia Strupule

CEO & Co-founder, Material Mapper

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Michael Fritz

Co-founder, Viva Con Agua

Ellen
Ellen Patzschke

Chief Product Officer, Global Changer

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Sumit Jumar

Co-Founder & CEO, Global Gene Corp

Julia
Júlia López Ventura

European Regional Director, C40 Cities

Ocian
Ocian Hamel-Smith

Innovation Architect & Sustainability Driver, Futur/io Institute

Sophia
Sophia Swire

Founder, Gender Equity Diversity Investments (GEDI)

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Robert Heinecke

Founder & CEO, Breeze Technologies

Alexandra Mosch
Alexandra Mosch

Managing Partner, Naturcosmo GmbH

Dijana
Dijana Galijasevic

Founder at GROW MY TREE & PhD Candidate

Marcello Palazzi
Marcello Palazzi

Co-Founder, B for Good Leaders

Saskia
Saskia Bruysten

Co-Founder & CEO, Yunus Social Business

Fridtjof
Fridtjof Detzner

Co-Founder, Planet A Ventures

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Alexandra Mousavizadeh

Partner, Tortoise Media

Tharald
Tharald Nustad

Co-Founder, Katapult Ocean

Colman
Colman Chamberlain

Former Founding Partner & Global Managing Director, Unreasonable Group

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Julie Aurélie Evans

Sustainable Fashion Technology Innovator, CEO & Founder of Sustalytics, Ex- Inditex Executive

Executive education faculty

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Alexander Mankowsky

Futurist, Mercedes-Benz AG

Dijana
Dijana Galijasevic

Founder at GROW MY TREE & PhD Candidate

Gerhard Blechinger
Prof.Dr.Gerhard Blechinger

Rektor, Fachhochschule Salzburg GmbH

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Julia von Winterfeldt

Founder and Human Leadership Activist at SOULWORX

Jeremy Abbett
Jeremy Abbett

Entrepreneur & Creative Evangelist

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Pascal Morgan

Founder & CEO, think.speak.transform.

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Maks Giordano

Futurist, Futur/io

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Roxy Guellmeister

Associate at Foster + Partners

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Maurice Conti

CEO, Applied Intelligence

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Melisa Arnautovic

Founder LIV.In, Training & Coaching

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Bart de Witte

Founder, HIPPO AI Foundation

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Thomas Madsen-Mygdal

Co-founder & CEO, TwentyThree

Ricardo Mesquita
Ricardo Mesquita

Advisor & Former Head of Innovation, NOVA Business School

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Sten Saluveer

Strategic Advisor & Head of Cannes Next; Managing Partner, The Exit Academy

Stefan Schoepfel
Stefan Schoepfel

Vice President SAP Customer Success Organisation | Co-Head Intelligent Enterprise Institute

Sophia
Sophia Swire

Founder, Gender Equity Diversity Investments (GEDI)

Maurizio Rossi
Maurizio Rossi

Co-CEO, H-Farm, Venice Executive Member, Vatican Art & Technology Council

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Marc Goldberg

CEO Co-Founder at Resilience Lab

Elena Malakhatka
Elena Malakhatka

PhD Candidate at KTH Live-in-Lab KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Tim Leberecht
Tim Leberecht

Co-founder & Co-CEO, The Business Romantic Society, House of Beautiful Business

Gerd Buhrig
Gerd Bührig

Former Head of Bertelsmann University. Founder, Learning Expedition

Torsten Wingenter
Torsten Wingenter

Managing Director, Digital & Aviation Catalysts

Matthias Roder
Matthias Röder

CEO, Herbert von Karajan Institute Salzburg

Markus Durstewitz
Markus Durstewitz

Head of Innovation Methods & Tools, Airbus Operations GmbH

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Cristian Citu

Digital Transformation Advisor, CHIEF.DIGITAL

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Diana Kinnert

CEO, Globalo Publishing News GmbH

Haisong Tang
Haisong Tang

Co-founder, Technology Beyond & Spring Hill Partners

Benjamin J. Butler
Benjamin J. Butler

Futurist, Horasis

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Bastian Schaefer

Innovation Manager, Airbus Operations GmbH

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Claas Nieraad

Managing Director, New Commercial Room GmbH

Lecturers

Torsten Kriening
Torsten Kriening

Publisher, SpaceWatch.Global

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Pernilla Lavesson

Community & Business Developer, Media Evolution

Ida Faldbakken
Ida Faldbakken

Co-founder, Katapult Future Fest

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Magnus Nilsson

CEO, Media Evolution & Media Evolution City

Florian Resatsch
Florian Resatsch

Managing Director, Finleap

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Dirk Schart

CEO, XO Digital Labs, Hyperloop Transportation Technologie

Malte Kosub
Malte Kosub

Co-Founder & CEO at Parloa

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Marc Stickler

Wildlife Biologist, UN Changemaker

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Rahmyn Kress

Founder & CEO, WeVee; Founding Partner, HumanCapitalNetwork

Nicolai Andersen
Nicolai Andersen

Managing Partner Consulting, Deloitte

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Pascal Finette

Co-founder & Chief Heretic, be radical

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Manuel Tschurtschenthaler

Co-Founder, Movementera

Holger Weiss
Holger Weiss

Founder and CEO at German Autolabs

Jennifer Schenker
Jennifer Schenker

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Innovator

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Kathrin Haug

Managing Director, TeamX.digital

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Magnus R. Björsne, PhD

CEO AstraZeneca BioVentureHub

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Frank Lamparter

Manager CRM, Mercedes-Benz AG

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Daniel Vonier

Former Global Vice President People & Organisational Growth, SAP

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Scott David

Founder • Innovation & Strategy at Shapeable

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Jean F. Groff

Co-founder, Studio KOH

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Claribelle Poujol

Head of Resource Mobilisation & Partnerships, UN FCCC

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Bjoern Ognibeni

Co-founder, ChinaBriefs.io

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Hans-Christian Boos

Founder, Arago AG

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Camila Thomas

Vice President Innovation Technology, Puig

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Jeff Risom

Partner & Chief Innovation Officer, Gehl

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Jesper Schleimann

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer EMEA North, SAP

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Julie Reindl

AssociateFutures Designer, Bespoke Copenhagen

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Mads Bondergaard

Head of Operations Asia Pacific, Airbus

Marie Wall
Marie Wall

Deputy Director Startups Ministry of Enterprise, Startupansvarig Näringsdepartementet

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Yasemin Modeer

CEO & Founder, Altitude Meetings. Chairwomen, Barnfonden

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Andreas Spechtler

CEO & Founder, Silicon Castles

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Pernilla Isberg

Associate Director BioventureHub, AstraZeneca

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Andre Loesekrug Pietri

Chairman, JEDI 

Philippe Dewost
Philippe Dewost

CEO, Phileos

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Chris Shern

Managing Director, Henley Business School - Denmark

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Claudio Roscini

Co-founder & CTO, Futurechromes S.L.

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Seda Röder

Founder, Sonophilia

Alan Greenberg
Alan Greenberg

Venture Partner, EDT Partners. Director, Smarter.ai

Miikka Leinonen
Miikka Leinonen

Strategic Innovation Advisor, Ghost

Faculty Extracurricular Activities

Futurio Faculty

Ask Me Anything (AMA) Lounges

Monthly sessions where faculty members offer insights on Moonshot Thinking & Purpose-Driven Leadership. Lounges open to Masterclass alumni.

Desirable Fridays

A relaxed, friday-evening virtual get-together on the last Friday of every month.

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