Adrian Monck - Managing Director
Adrian Monck is Head of Public Engagement and Foundations at the World Economic Forum. He is responsible for the Forum’s public communications, the Global Shapers Community, the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. He has enjoyed a diverse and award-winning career in journalism and academia.
After studying history at Oxford University, Adrian began his career as an international reporter at CBS News before joining ITN’s News at Ten in 1992, reporting from Bosnia, Northern Ireland and trouble spots around the world. In 1996, Adrian launched – and became managing editor of – the news service for the UK’s Channel Five. Under his stewardship, Five News picked up awards for the quality and style of its broadcasting.
From 2005 to 2009, Adrian was professor of journalism, transforming Britain’s most important journalism school at City University, London. He modernised the curriculum, gave it a global focus and moved it to a brand new purpose-built facility. While there, he served on the Forum’s first Global Agenda Council on Journalism and as president of the UK’s Media Society.
Adrian is the author of two books, and holds an MBA from the London Business School. He has been a frequent commentator and analyst on media trends and is an enthusiastic user of all things digital. On Twitter he is (@amonck) and has appeared in the Independent’s Twitter 100.
Katherine Milligan - Head and Director
Katherine Milligan is the Director and Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, where she was the recipient of the Pforzheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. Katherine’s previous work experience includes a Sheldon Knox Research Fellowship at Harvard University (2004-2005); a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum (2005-2009). Before that she was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and a strategy consultant for several non-profits. Her work has been published in the International Institute of Economics, Stanford Social Innovation Review, MIT journal Innovations, and the Harvard Business School.
Manju George - Senior Community Manager
Manju is a Senior Community Manager for Asia at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow. In 2002 Manju co-founded Intellecap, a consulting and investment banking firm that works on market-based approaches to solving social development challenges. While at Intellecap, she lead the firm’s corporate development activities and built its business consulting practice which advises and collaborates with private sector actors engaging with the 'base of the pyramid' - social entrepreneurs, corporations, multilaterals, investors and philanthropic foundations - in Asia and Africa. Before Intellecap, she worked with Kudumbashree, a poverty eradication and enterprise development initiative of one of the state governments in India. Manju is a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow on Social Innovation for 2013.
Christoph von Toggenburg - Senior Community Manager
Christoph von Toggenburg is the Senior Community Manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region at the Schwab Foundation and a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow. Christoph has 15 years of work experience in diverse fields including media, social entrepreneurship and humanitarian management. He created the Colour the World Foundation to care for leprosy patients and women with mental illness and launched three international fundraising and awareness campaigns. Before joining the Schwab Foundation, Christoph worked for the ICRC and the UN in conflict zones in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. He holds an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art in London in addition to his BA from Guildhall University in Communications. He was a speaker at TEDx Zürich and received various awards for his artistic work and humanitarian efforts.
Karen Demavivas - Senior Community Manager
Karen Demavivas is Senior Community Manager for the Americas at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow. She began her career in the field of culture and development and shifted to social entrepreneurship and the creative and collaborative economies due to their potential to generate system change. Since 2009, she has engaged with these economies in the US and Brazil through cross-sectoral forum organising and partnership building, as well as strategic planning and project management. Under this umbrella, her interdisciplinary portfolio includes design, social innovation, agro-ecology, local food systems, and crowd-funding/sourcing for urban sustainability. Karen has been awarded a US Fulbright Fellowship to Thailand and a UNESCO-Fulbright Fellowship at Paris headquarters. She has flown on UN mission to Afghanistan and South Africa. Her previous employers include the UN Population Fund, UNESCO, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Asia-Europe Foundation. She also holds 7 years of field experience in social entrepreneurship.