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Biography

Georg Kell is the executive director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with more than 7,000 corporate signatories in over 140 countries.

Following assignments as a financial analyst in Africa and Asia, Mr. Kell started his UN career at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva in 1987. In 1990, he joined UNCTAD's New York office, which he headed from 1993 to 1997. In 1997, Mr. Kell became a senior officer in the executive office of the UN Secretary-General, responsible for fostering cooperation with the private sector. After the Global Compact was launched in 2000, Mr. Kell was appointed to head the initiative, a position he has held since.

A native of Germany, Mr. Kell holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.

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The Guardian Activate Summit: Open Web and Sustainability

05.03.12 | 00:49:50 min | 0 comments
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