Managing Director, Jacobs Foundation

Sport Organizations seem to be ideally paced to achieve social impact while following their core business interests as a private sector actor. In this context, CSR is a segregated concept from the past – the future lies in integrating the social change dimension within the core value chain of business organizations. It’s all about the convergence of the sectors and the expansion of the sweet spots between social and economic value.

Sandro Giuliani has a background in business administration from his MBA studies at the University of Zurich and also holds a Master of Advanced Studies in development and cooperation from the ETH Zurich. From 1999 to 2009, Sandro Giuliani worked for Pestalozzi Children Foundation, most recently as head of its international programs and member of the Board of Directors. He has joined Jacobs Foundation in 2009 as Program Officer. Since 2013, he has been the Managing Director of the Foundation and since 2015, he is also Delegate of the Board. In this function he has been responsible for developing the new strategy 2020 and designing the Foundations biggest ever program (USD 55m) aiming at transforming education in Ivory Coast in strategic alliance with the Ivorian Government and the cocoa/chocolate industry. Sandro Giuliani is member of the Board of the Jacobs University Bremen, member of the Advisory Board of the Compagnia di San Paolo, member of the Managing Board of Swiss Foundations and member of the expert commission for international development of the city of Zurich.