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Daniel Lubetzky        

Founder and CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks; Author of "Do the KIND Thing"

Daniel Lubetzky is a serial social entrepreneur known in the international community for developing business models that integrate social objectives with sustainable market-driven forces. He founded KIND Healthy Snacks in 2004 with the mission of making the world a little kinder one snack and act at a time. Today KIND is available at more than 150,000 retailers and is the fastest growing snack company in the U.S. Through the KIND Movement, it has inspired more than a half million acts of kindness amongst its community.

Daniel is the founder of PeaceWorks Inc. and the PeaceWorks Foundation’s OneVoice Movement. The groundwork for PeaceWorks was laid in 1994 while Daniel was in Israel researching the role of economic cooperation in resolving the Arab-Isaeli conflict. The OneVoice Movement followed in 2000, with the aim of giving ordinary citizens a voice against violent extremism. Most recently, Daniel co-founded Maiyet, a new luxury fashion brand that partners with artisans in places like Colombia, India, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, Peru & South Africa.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniel received his B.A. in Economics and International Relations, magna cum laude, from Trinity University, and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. Fluent in Spanish, English, Hebrew and French, Daniel has lectured at several universities, as well as the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, and the United Nations. In 1997 he was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow and ten years later as a Young Global Leader, He is the recipient of several awards, including the World Association of NGOs Peace Security and Reconciliation Award, the Catholic Theological Union’s Peace-Makers Award, and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

In 2013, he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and one of Advertising Age‘s “Creativity 50.” In 2010, Entrepreneur Magazine selected him as Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2009, TIME Magazine named him among 25 “pioneers” of social innovation and BusinessWeek named him among “America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs."Daniel has also been recognized by the World Economic Forum and the Skoll Foundation, and in 2015 President Barack Obama and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named him a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Do the KIND Thing.


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