Managing Director, World Forum for Ethics in Business

Ewald Krishna Poeran was born in 1967 in Paramaribo, Surinam.

As a trainer of the APEX course (Achieving Personal Excellence), he has given trainings on stress management and corporate social responsibility to managers of various companies, such as Shell, ANWB, and the tax ministry in the Netherlands. Mr. Poeran has also been since 2006 a Director of the International Business & Leadership Symposium and organized several high-level conferences such as the International Conference “Living Values – A Call to Action” in Amsterdam in 2000 and the Interfaith Conference in The Hague. His work has also involved cooperation with the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.

Since 2001 as President of the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) Netherlands. He is also the CEO of Shankara Europe Holding BV. Previously, Mr. Poeran served in several position in the IT-field and as an officer in the Dutch army.