We are very excited to have Harald Friedl join Circle Economy’s team as our new CEO!
Though Harald is still getting used to the Netherlands’ unpredictable weather, his vision for the circular economy, commitment to scaling positive impact, and knack for mobilising the people around him have already made significant strides in renewing Circle Economy’s sense of purpose and in shaping up our future as an organization.
Harald has a keen focus on the social aspects of the circular economy, and we believe his experience working with governments and businesses around the world will support Circle Economy in its efforts to scale and internationalise. The sky’s the limit! — Robert Jan van Ogtrop, Founder of Circle Economy
Harald has spent the past five years fostering social entrepreneurship and bottom-up change in Myanmar, where he co-founded Impact Hub Myanmar. Always keen on making the most of his time and energy, Harald also co-founded the country’s first pre-incubation programme for social enterprises and headed market development for the market leader in electromechanical hydropower projects while he was there. Previously trained as a journalist, he has also served as the spokesperson for Austria’s Deputy Prime Minister of Finance and lived in New York during his time as the Head of Office for the Assistant Secretary General.
Harald’s experience spans disciplines, sectors, and continents, and makes him a great fit for Circle Economy’s multi-disciplinary, cross-sector, international approach and community.
To learn more about Harald’s vision for the circular economy and how society can play a role in fueling the transition, join us on Twitter for our next #circlechat, May 24th, 6pm (GMT+2). Not sure what #circlechat is? Check out our FAQ and highlights from our last chat for more information!