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About Daniela Deuber
Daniela has spent most of her time at the BMW Foundation developing and facilitating new ways of bringing together and engaging leaders from different sectors as well as identifying and promoting tools for social innovation and impact. She was the main driver in building up the social innovation work of the Foundation including instruments such as social entrepreneurship, social intrapreneurship, social finance, and pro bono. She is currently focusing her energies on impact investing, network development, and scouting for future engagement opportunities for the Foundation in Africa.
Before joining the BMW Foundation in 2007, Daniela worked for ten years in development work, conducting capacity building trainings in Africa, Asia, and the Balkans and serving as an organizational development consultant for NGOs in Eastern Europe. She also went on a humanitarian aid mission to Honduras after Hurricane Mitch and led a two-year UNHCR project for women in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a focus on SMEs, microcredits, and capacity building.
Daniela holds a master’s degree in languages, international business and cultural studies from the University of Passau. During her studies, for which she received a scholarship for specially gifted students from the Free State of Bavaria, she spent longer periods of time in the United States, Russia and Mexico, working in the field of migration challenges. Before that, she spent a high school year in Los Angeles on a scholarship from the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program.
Daniela is an alumna of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Executive Education program, a member of the Global Council of the Global Pro Bono Network, and a board member of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie in Munich.
She lives with her partner and their two young girls in Berlin and loves fado and tango music as well as Kundalini yoga.