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Maximilian Martin  

Global Head, Philanthropy Services, UBS

Dr. Maximilian Martin is the Founder and Managing Director of Impact Economy SA.

Passionate about convergence between the spheres of knowledge, business and the public good, he has created the first university course on social entrepreneurship in Europe, at the University of Geneva, and Europe’s first wealth management philanthropic advisory and knowledge exchange platform, UBS Philanthropy Services and the UBS Philanthropy Forum.

He also serves as Founding Faculty in Residence at Ashoka University (USA) and Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Gallen, in Switzerland.

As Global Head at UBS Philanthropy Services, Max conceived, created and led the Service from 2004 to 2009, built a global team in various booking centers, established the Service as the bank’s global lead offering for the ultra-high net worth segment and an industry benchmark, and created numerous sub-platforms such as the Visionaris Social Entrepreneurship Award in Latin America and the publication Viewpoints. Other engagements have included serving as Head of Research at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, where he was responsible for Sub-Saharan Africa and research, Senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company, instructor at Harvard’s Economics Department, and Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Max serves on several international boards and has authored over one hundred articles on social business and philanthropy, corporate responsibility, impact investments, and related topics. He holds a MA in anthropology from Indiana University Bloomington, a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Ph.D. in economic anthropology from the University of Hamburg.

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