CHRISTOPH VON TOGGENBURG

OLBIOS CORRESPONDENT SWITZERLAND

Being a global citizen, Christoph has been working for the last two decades in various countries around the world. In recent years, he was at the World Economic Forum as Head of the Social Engagement Team and is a Global Leadership Fellow. He has 15 years of work experience in diverse fields including arts, media, social entrepreneurship and humanitarian management. He launched three international fundraising and awareness campaigns, including Alegría, a bicycle expedition across the Himalaya, Bike for Help, a bicycle expedition from India to Switzerland, and Run for Help, a 270km run across the Alps. He created and chairs the Colour the World Foundation taking care of leprosy patients and women with mental illness. He worked for the ICRC and the UN in conflict zones in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. He holds MAs in Global Leadership from the World Economic Forum, International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art in London and a BA from Guildhall University in Communications. For the last 20 years he has photographed and filmed social issues all over the world. For his visual work, public talks and his humanitarian efforts he has received numerous international awards. He was decorated with the Commanders Cross and was a TEDx speaker.

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