Community Specialist, Society & Innovation, World Economic Forum
Berit is a member of the Society and Innovation team at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, where she advocates for the critical role that civil society plays in both governance and driving positive change in the global agenda.
She engages the world’s largest environment & human rights NGO’s, as well as faith communities, into the Forum’s activities. Berit manages complex stakeholder interests to catalyze discussions that lead to impactful initiatives related to sustainability, diversity & inclusion (including LBGTI issues), as well as broader human rights issues.
Until 2016, Berit worked in the Executive Chairman’s Office at the World Economic Forum. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Maastricht University and a Master of Laws from University College London.
Head of Society and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee, Society and Innovation
Nick is Head of Society and Innovation and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. He leads the Forum’s work on “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”, focusing on how emerging technologies could disrupt industries, labour markets, societies and governments, and how technology can be used to empower communities to create a human- centred future.
Nick is also responsible for the Forum’s global NGO, labour and faith communities. With Klaus Schwab, the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, he is the co-author of Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Originally from Sydney, and previously a commercial lawyer, Director at Oxford Investment Research and the World Economic Forum’s Head of Europe, Nick is a Certified Professional Facilitator and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA) in the UK.
He sits on the board of the IMP3rove European Innovation Management Academy and holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oxford.
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