Who are Ashoka Fellows


Ashoka Fellows are the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. They champion innovative new ideas that transform society’s systems, providing benefits for everyone and improving the lives of millions of people. Ashoka Fellows define the new roadmaps that allow people to thrive in this new environment, while providing solutions and demonstrating the how-tos. They are the ultimate role models in today’s world.



Fellows from Switzerland

Sonja Betschart

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2022

Alain Werner

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Jonas Staub

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2018

Dan Acher

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

Nicola Forster

Ashoka Fellow since May 2016

Caroline Kant

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2014

Christophe Dunand

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2014

Carsten Rübsaamen

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2013

Lars Stein

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2012

Jerónimo Calderón

Ashoka Fellow since May 2012

Christiane Daepp

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2008

Markus Gander

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2008

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