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Klaus Martin Schwab, Swiss Foundation administrator. Recipient Order of Merit Federal Republic Germany, 1989, Officer's Cross.


Schwab, Klaus Martin was born on March 30, 1938 in Ravensburg, Federal Republic Germany.


Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University Fribourg, 1966. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967.

Data Control Language (honorary), Bishop University, 1991. Doctor honoris causa, University Autonoma de Guadalajara, 1992. Doctor honoris causa, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, 1999.

Doctor honoris causa, Ben Gurion University, Israel, 1999. Doctor honoris causa, London School Economic and Political Science, 2002.


Assistant to president German Association of Machine Industry, Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany, 1964-1966. General manager Escher Wyss Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland, 1967-1971. Founder, president World Economic Forum, Geneva, since 1971.

Professor University Geneva, 1972—2002. Co-founder The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, 1998. Founder The Forum of Young Global Leaders, 2004.

Board advisory, overseer's visiting committee John F Kennedy School Government. Member president's council University Tokyo.


Married Hilde Stoll, July 7, 1971. Children: Olivier, Nicole.

Hilde Stoll

Nicole Schwab

Olivier Schwab