2011 Vienna Summit Strategy Thought Parners

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Source: Ashoka


Andreas Heinecke


Andreas Heinecke (phD) is the founder and CEO of Dialogue Social Enterprise (DSE), a Hamburg based social enterprise with team members working from Italy, India, Mexico, France and Bulgaria. Since Andreas founded “Dialogue in the Dark” in 1988, exhibitions are distributed worldwide through a social franchise-system. In 2009, Andreas established Dialogue Social Enterprise GmbH as a “roof” for all his international social business projects. Andreas won various awards and became the first Ashoka Fellow in Western Europe in 2005. Two years later he was nominated “Outstanding Global Social Entrepreneur” by the Schwab Foundation. In 2008, Andreas was nominated as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Entrepreneurship. As Honorary Professor at the Danone Chair of Social Business at the European Business School since 2011.


Aniruddha Joshi


Aniruddha Joshi – brings thirty years of senior international management experience to HIRCO group. He has worked for extended periods in Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Oman, Barbados, and India and presently is in the USA. After graduating from the London School of Economics, Joshi started his career in banking in India and Japan. After ten years in banking he joined Reuters, and during 15 years held a number of senior positions, including Managing Director, South East Asia.



Nihar Kothari 


Nihar Kothari is the Director and Executive Editor of the Patrika group of companies. He is currently in charge of editorial planning and readership development of the newspaper. Nihar holds a Masters Degree in Economics from University of Rajasthan and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois. Rajasthan Patrika (owned by Patrika Group) is one of the largest media houses in India owning newspapers, cable networks, electronic media, radio stations, outdoor media, event management, education, mobile publishing, web publishing, publication, yellow pages etc. The flagship activity is Rajasthan Patrika, one of the largest circulated Hindi dailies of India with several editions across the country. 


Tim Brodhead


Tim Brodhead was from 1995 to 2011 President and CEO of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, a family foundation created in 1936 based in Montreal. The mission of the Foundation is to create a more resilient society by enhancing inclusion, sustainability, and social innovation. Prior to joining the foundation, Tim spent 25 years in the field of international development as a volunteer in West Africa and then as founding director of several non-governmental organizations, including ACORD and Inter Pares.



Vladislav Burda


Vladislav has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience and 17 years of children¹s goods experience. He founded RedHead ( Europroduct Concern until 2011) in 1994 as President and Shareholder. In 2009, he opened the Ukrainian representative office of the Family Business Network (FBN). Over its two years of operation, 29 Ukrainian families owning various businesses have joined the association.