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Klaus Schwab

Klaus Martin Schwab is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the self-described International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

He was born on March 30, 1938 in Ravensburg, Germany.1) 2)


Klaus is the son of Eugen Schwab, born April 27, 1899 and deceased in 1982. Eugen was the Managing Director of the Nazi-supported German branch of Swiss engineering firm Escher-Wyss & Cie.3) 4) He was also the Vice President and President of the Ravensburg Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Ravensburg Rotary.

His daughter Nicole Schwab is founder of WEF Young Global Leaders Program. Family genealogy included with business investments in Anonymous Patriots Timeline below5)


Schwab has two degrees, one in Economics and one in Engineering, both from Swiss universities and a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.6) 7) While attending Harvard, Schwab found a mentor in former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.8)


In 1972, Schwab became one of the youngest professors on the faculty of the University of Geneva.9)

CV Highlights - Honorary Roles

  • 1972-2003 Professor for Business Policy, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • After 2003 Honorary Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1993-1995 Member, United Nations High-Level Advisory Board on Sustainable Development
  • 1996-1998 Vice-Chairman, United Nations Committee for Development Planning


Trustee, The Peres Center For Peace, Tel Aviv, Israel Member of the Board, Lucerne Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland Member, Advisory Board to the UN Secretary-General, Sustainable Energy for All Member, Strategic Attractiveness Council, French Presidency


Author of the annual Global Competitiveness Report (since 1979), numerous articles and several books. Author of The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Jan 2016), #1 Amazon Best-Seller


  • 1988 Cross of the National Order of Merit of Germany
  • 1995 Commander’s Cross of the National Order of Merit of Germany
  • 1997 Knight of the Légion d’Honneur of France
  • 1997 Golden Grand Cross of the National Order of Austria
  • 1997 Medal of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia
  • 2002 National Order of the Republic of Poland, Commander’s Cross with Star
  • 2002 Highest-level Order of Friendship of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • 2003 Order of Stara Planina, First Class, Bulgaria
  • 2005 Decoration of First Degree for Outstanding Giving, Jordan
  • 2006 Knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Knight Commander of the Order of Saint
  • Michael and Saint George (KCMG)
  • 2007 Honorary Citizen, City of Dalian, People’s Republic of China
  • 2008 Award “For merits to the Republic of Latvia”, Degree - Commander’s Cross
  • 2011 Order of the Polar Star of the Mongolian People’s Republic
  • 2012 Grand Cross with Star of the National Order of Germany
  • 2012 Mexican Order del Aguila Azteca
  • 2013 Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan
  • 2014 Colombian Order of San Carlos
  • AWARDS (SINCE 2000)
  • 2000 Annual Award of the International Institute of Education
  • 2000 Annual Award and Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, USA
  • 2001 Candlelight Award presented by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
  • 2002 Annual Award of the Fondation pour Genève
  • 2002 Guggenheim Humanitarian Award
  • 2002 ICCJ – International Council of Christians and Jews Award
  • 2004 Dan David Prize, Tel Aviv University
  • 2005 Transatlantic Bridge Award
  • 2006 Freedom of the City of London
  • 2006 UCD Ulysses Medal , University College Dublin, Ireland
  • 2007 Admission into the German Business Hall of Fame
  • 2010 Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award 11)


In 1998, with his wife Hilde, he created the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, which seeks to identify, recognize and disseminate initiatives in social entrepreneurship that have significantly improved people’s lives and have the potential to be replicated on a global scale.12) The Foundation supports a network of over 350 social entrepreneurs around the world.

World Economic Forum

He is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, the international organization for public-private cooperation.

He founded the Forum in 1971, the same year in which he published Moderne Unternehmensführung im Maschinenbau (Modern Enterprise Management in Mechanical Engineering). In that book, he argued that the management of a modern enterprise must serve not only shareholders but all stakeholders (die Interessenten), to achieve long-term growth and prosperity. Schwab has championed the multistakeholder concept since the Forum’s inception, and it has become the world’s foremost platform for public and private cooperation.13)

WEF Timeline

In 1998, with his wife Hilde, he created the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, which seeks to identify, recognize and disseminate initiatives in social entrepreneurship that have significantly improved people’s lives and have the potential to be replicated on a global scale. The Foundation supports a network of over 350 social entrepreneurs around the world.

In 2004, with the financial contribution received as part of the Dan David Prize, he established a new foundation; the Forum of Young Global Leaders (targeted at leaders under 40). Seven years later, in 2011, he created the Global Shapers Community (targeted at potential leaders between the ages of 20 and 30). The purpose of the two foundations is to integrate young people as a strong voice for the future into global decision-making processes and to encourage their engagement in concrete projects that address social problems.

Schwab has encouraged the establishment of communities providing global expertise and knowledge for problem-solving. Among them is the [Network of Global Agenda Councils, comprising more than 1,500 of the most relevant experts related to global, regional and industry challenges.

The Forum employs over 500 people, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and additional offices in New York, Beijing and Tokyo.

Professor Schwab’s vision for what would become the World Economic Forum grew steadilly as a result of achieving ‘milestones’. Events in 1973, namely the collapse of the Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate mechanism and the Arab-Israeli War, saw the Annual Meeting expand its focus from management to economic and social issues. Political leaders were invited for the first time to Davos in January 1974.

Two years later, the organization introduced a system of membership for ‘the 1,000 leading companies of the world’. The European Management Forum was the first non-governmental institution to initiate a partnership with China’s economic development commissions, spurring economic reform policies in China. Regional meetings around the globe were also added to the year’s activities, while the publication of the Global Competitiveness Report in 1979 saw the organization expand to become a knowledge hub as well.

In 1987, the European Management Forum became the World Economic Forum and sought to broaden its vision to include providing a platform for dialogue. World Economic Forum Annual Meeting milestones during this time include the Davos Declaration signed in 1988 by Greece and Turkey, which saw them turn back from the brink of war, while in 1989, North and South Korea held their first ministerial-level meetings in Davos. At the same Meeting, East German Prime Minister Hans Modrow and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl met to discuss German reunification. In 1992, South African President de Klerk met Nelson Mandela and Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi at the Annual Meeting, their first joint appearance outside South Africa and a milestone in the country’s political transition.

In 2015, the Forum was formally recognised as an international organisation. It is now on the next phase of its journey as the global platform for public-private cooperation. 14)

Vision for Humanity

Klaus Schwab talking about genetically modifying humans and 4th industrial revolution 15)

Family History

Nazi Roots

Klaus had all of his schooling bankrolled by Escher-Wyss financiers in Zurich just as his father Eugen Schwab, as managing director of Escher-Wyss & Cie. (Co.) in Ravensburg was forming the Ravensburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry as vice-president (1945-46).

Eugen formed the Ravensburg Chamber of Commerce at the behest of Sir Winthrop W. Aldrich (Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger’s and Paul Volcker’s boss), Allan W. Dulles (OSS/CIA Bern, Switzerland), and the Bank for International Settlements set up by MI6 and the CIA.

The British Pilgrims Society had already begun to funnel dirty Marshall Plan funds to insider companies like Escher-Wyss and Festo and their interlocked private Swiss banking family companies, even before the war ended, in exchange for Ravensburg’s help in transporting the Nazi gold to Bill J. Donovan, Allan W. Dulles and Edwin Pauley (OSS cum MI6—the rogue C.I.A.), the British Pilgrims Society required Schwab fealty to the new world order being fronted by their newly-forming United Nations. 16)

Klaus Martin Schwab Timeline

Compiled March 11, 2021 by Anonymous Patriots and includes family genealogy, corporate and political affiliations with source links.17)

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