10-11 March 2009
Max von Bismarck, Director - Head of Investors, World Economic Forum
Max von Bismarck is a Director and the Head of Investors at the World Economic Forum. In that capacity he leads an international team based in New York and Geneva which globally oversees all activities and relationships of the World Economic Forum related to Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Institutional Investors & Sovereign Wealth Funds.
Max currently champions projects concerning the “Globalization of Alternative Investments”, the impact of Sovereign Wealth Funds and the rise of financial markets in emerging economies on a “New Financial Architecture” and concerning opportunities in “Green Investing”. Jointly with professor Josh Lerner (Harvard Business School) his team published “The Global Economic Impact of Private Equity Report 2008”.
Prior to joining the World Economic Forum, Max was a Co-Founder & Managing Director at Public One Strategy Consulting. Previously he was a founding team member and Director Legal of the Oxford based technology company Mondus Limited.
He studied Law and Modern History at St. John’s College, Oxford University, and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and holds an executive Masters in Global Leadership (World Economic Forum in collaboration with Columbia University and INSEAD).
Max was named a German-American Young Leader of the Atlantik Brücke in 2004, a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum in 2005 and a Bucerius Young Leader by the ZEIT-Foundation in 2007.
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