Klaus LEISINGER , Professor of Sociology, University of Basel; President, Global Values Alliance; Senior Adviser, Karl Schlecht Foundation.
Professor Klaus M. Leisinger is a social scientist and economist at the University of Basel. His professional career took him for several years to East Africa as CEO of the former Ciba Pharmaceuticals regional office and he was Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Novartis Foundation until 2013. He is engaged in corporate responsibility issues and actively promotes a corporate culture of dialogue with stakeholders in international policy, development cooperation and business ethics. He held numerous advisory positions in organizations such as the UN Global Compact, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank, the World Economic Forum (Global Agenda on Human Rights) and the Karl Schlecht Foundation.