David Aikman - Head and Senior Director
David Aikman is a Senior Director of the World Economic Forum. Passionate about youth inclusion, social innovation and servant leadership, he heads the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship since July 2012. David is also concurrently the Head of the Global Shapers Community (a network of city Hubs around the world through which young people can network, generate insight and have positive impact in their local communities through service) and Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders (a unique, multi-stakeholder community of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping a more positive future). While at the Forum, David has previously developed fundraising efforts for the Forum’s Global Initiatives, headed the Professional Services Industry practice and led the Forum’s Strategic Partnership programme.
Prior to joining the World Economic Forum in 2003, David worked for the International Olympic Committee in Business Development, Marketing and Licensing. A Canadian citizen, David holds an MBA from IMD (Switzerland) and a BA (with Honours) in English and German Literature from Dalhousie University (Canada), where he was a member of the President’s Leadership Class (an innovative programme to develop leaders for service that took him on volunteer development and education projects in Guyana and India). David is a Council Member of the United World Colleges (UWC), a global educational NGO that brings students together from all over the world to foster international understanding and peace. David and his wife Anne live in Geneva with their two children, Juliette and Owen who also aspire to “help people in lots of different ways and places” when they grow up.
Katherine Milligan - Director
Katherine Milligan is Head of the Middle East and North America for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1998 and her Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government in 2004, where she was the recipient of the Pforzheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. After working as the director of a grassroots development organization in West Africa from 1999 – 2001, Katherine went on to do strategy consulting for the Center for Global Development, PBS Frontline, the Center for a New American Dream, and the African Public Broadcasting Foundation. She authored a report on the WTO agricultural negotiations as a Sheldon Knox Research Fellow at Harvard University from 2004 – 2005, which was published by the International Institute of Economics in Case Studies in US Trade Negotiations Volume II (2006). Katherine has been with the World Economic Forum since 2005.
Sándor Nagy - Associate Director
Sandor joined the Schwab Foundation in October 2004. His experiences include three and a half years at the World Economic Forum; a temporary position at JTI (Japan Tobacco Int’l); several years teaching music, composing and arranging; different experiences in the Hotel Business. He holds a degree in Composition form the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Sándor speaks Italian, English, French, German. His responsibilities at the Schwab Foundation include the European social entrepreneurs selection process and the management of digital and social media platforms.
Kenneth Turner - Senior Community Manager
Kenneth Turner is a Senior Community Manager for Latin America and Africa at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow. Kenneth’s prior experience includes portfolio management for the United States Agency for International Development’s credit guarantee program. Kenneth has also worked in Bolivia on an agricultural microcredit program, researched small and medium enterprise financing in Ghana with Agricultural Cooperative Development International (ACDI/VOCA), and consulted for a renewable energy company in China. Kenneth holds an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in addition to a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Public Policy from Syracuse University.