Discovering better ways to solve social problems

Marc Pfitzer


    Managing Director
marc.pfitzer@fsg.org

Overview

Marc builds on over 20 years of experience as an advisor to executives in the private and social sector to help surface new insights and collaborative efforts against our global challenges.

Role at FSG

Marc has overseen nearly 100 projects for FSG touching on strategy, program and organizational design, issue research, and evaluation. Marc leads FSG's Shared Value approach area and has led all of the firm’s work in Europe to date. He has presented at dozens of conferences and written on numerous subjects spanning corporate social investment, agricultural development, performance measurement in the social arena, and the mechanics of collaboration. Marc heads FSG’s Geneva office, and engages directly with many of the office’s projects and field trips.

Before FSG

Prior to FSG, Marc served as Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) based in Zürich. Prior to BCG and during his studies, he worked at the World Economic Forum.

Education

  • INSEAD, MBA 
  • Harvard University, BA
  • Nyon secondary college, Switzerland
  • Concord Academy, Massachusetts
  • I attended primary school in several villages around Nyon, and can think of all the special people who guided these different stages

Affiliations

  • Sustainability Board Member of Firmenich
  • Board Member of the Geneva Chapter of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

On Working at FSG

"I'm at FSG because I find purpose and challenge in every day. In any brainstorming, conversation, or data synthesis, I know that there is an opportunity to move others towards action, and in this process to meet someone's needs. I love to see excitement in the eyes of my colleagues and clients, when together we have found a way to unleash new ideas for progress. FSG helps me celebrate the positive forces in the human spirit; the beauty of nature; the parents, siblings, and teachers who themselves devote their careers to others."

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