CEO and founder of Dialogue Social Enterprise, winner of various international awards, first Ashoka Fellow in Western Europe and Member of the Global Agenda Council on Social Entrepreneurship of the World Economic Forum, Global Fellow from the Schwab Foundation of Social Entrepreneurship. Serial social entrepreneur: Developed the concept of “Dialogue in the Dark” and “Dialogue in Silence”, founded TeleSign - a videobased translation service for deaf people, developed the first electronic newspaper for blind people. PhD in Philosophy, studies of literature and history, former journalist, archivist, researcher, director of a foundation for the blind, new media developer, warehouse clerk. Since May 2011 he holds the Honorary Professorship at the Chair of Social Business.
Areas of Research
Social Innovation, Social Justice, Social Change, Inclusion of Marginalized Societal Groups