Saskia Bruysten

Co-Founder & Executive Co-Chair, Yunus Social Business

A leader in the social business movement, Saskia co-founded Yunus Social Business (YSB) together with Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus. Together with the World Economic Forum she co-initiated the COVID Alliance for social entrepreneurs. Saskia was appointed to the EU Commission’s expert group on social business and has advised on Ban Ki-Moon’s UN MDG Advocacy Group as well as Richard Branson’s B-team. She has lectured at several universities and events, including the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. Prior to YSB, Saskia was the Co-CEO of the Grameen Creative Lab and a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Munich and New York. She is ranked amongst the Top 100 women in Social Enterprise by Euclid Network and has been awarded the Vordenker Award 2020 by BCG and Handelsblatt, the BOLD Woman Award 2020 by Veuve Clicquot, Capital’s Young Elite 2017, 2018 and is a member of Young Presidents Organisation and the ZEIT Green Council.

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