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Maximilian Martin


Senior Advisor

Dr. Maximilian Martin advises on, conceives, develops, and leads social change and impact investment concepts, platforms, programs, products, and services. His work includes creating 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.

In addition to lecturing appointments at the University of Geneva and St. Gallen, engagements include or have included serving as Founding Chief Strategist at IJ Partners, Global Head and Managing Director of UBS Philanthropy Services, Head of Research at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company, instructor at Harvard’s Economics Department, and Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Dr. Martin has authored over one hundred articles on philanthropy, impact investments, and related topics, and is a frequent speaker at international gatherings in the areas of wealth management, philanthropy, and impact investments. He holds advanced degrees in anthropology and economics and a Ph.D. in economic anthropology. He serves on the Boards or Advisory Boards of Dazzling Oceans (Singapore), Oasis Fund (Geneva, Switzerland), PeePoople (Stockholm, Sweden), Smiling Children Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland), World Sanitation Financing Facility (Geneva, Switzerland), and the World Toilet Organization (Singapore).

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