Dr. Mathias Terheggen is a social-sector expert and globally experienced professional and executive. Having worked with leading private philanthropists and foundations as well as governments and multinational corporations he brings almost two decades of hands-on experience in addressing social and environmental challenges from both sides of the social/private sector interface.
Mathias serves several social enterprises, foundations and start-ups as consultant, advisor, board member and shareholder and regularly publishes and speaks on philanthropy, corporate responsibility and social finance. He strongly believes in the power of markets to drive systemic change, philanthropy’s ability to innovate and the importance of balancing prosperity and sustainability for every society’s development. And that these believes, when combined with building and growing high-powered, values-driven teams and organizations, yield economic and social benefits to all stakeholders alike.
Since receiving his PhD in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich he has built his focus on social sector topics at McKinsey & Company, as Global Head Philanthropy Services at UBS, COO of the Asia Philanthropy Circle in Singapore and Managing Director of the EDGE Certified Foundation.