Europe Co-Leader and Director Germany
Felix Oldenburg serves as Europe Leader and Director Germany for Ashoka, the global association of leading social entrepreneurs, with 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 80 countries. Ashoka systematically selects social innovators with potential for large scale social impact, and supports them financially and with a network of business entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur himself at the interfaces of the social, business and political sectors, Felix has launched a number of national and international programs at Ashoka that accelerate the spread and impact of social innovations, establishing the organization as a Europe-wide community of social innovators and business leaders.
Before joining Ashoka, Felix started an online business and worked for management consulting firm McKinsey&Company in London. As director at a political consultancy, he pioneered citizen consultations for governments and foundations, including the European Citizens' Consultations in 27 countries. He speaks and publishes on social entrepreneurship, citizen engagement, and corporate social responsibility. He studied Philosophy at the universities of Bonn, Tübingen and Oxford and Policy Management in Washington DC (Georgetown). Felix lives with this wife and two small children in Berlin.