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Charly Kleissner – KL Felicitas Foundation/Social-Impact Initiative

SOCAP Global June 16, 2009

Charly KleissnerCharly is a philanthropic entrepreneur utilizing his high technology background in his venture philanthropy. He is co-founder of the KL Felicitas Foundation and the Social-Impact initiative, and serves on the Advisory Board of multiple not-for-profit companies like Acumen Fund, Global Social Benefit Incubator, Alliance for a New Humanity, and Global Philanthropy Forum. He has over twenty years of experience as a senior technology executive in Silicon Valley. Charly is now focusing on breaking down the barrier between the for-profit sector and the not-for-profit sector by creating social enterprises as hybrid business structures, insisting that both vehicles can be effective for achieving social change.Charly earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science specializing in distributed databases from the University of Technology, Vienna. He authored two software patents and published numerous articles. In 2004, Charly received the “Distinguished Alumnus” award from the University of Technology, Vienna.

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