In April 2016, Felix Oldenburg became Secretary-General of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations), which incorporates more than 4000 German foundations. Besides representing the interests of the German foundations, the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen promotes activities in social welfare and civil society and awards a number of acknowledged prizes in these areas.
Between 2009 and 2016, Felix served as Europe Leader and Director Germany for Ashoka, the world’s first and largest association of leading social entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur himself at the interfaces of the social, business and political sectors, Felix launched a number of national and international programs at Ashoka that accelerate the spread and impact of social innovations, establishing the organization as a Europe-wide community of social innovators and business leaders.
Before joining Ashoka, Felix started an online business and worked for management consulting firm McKinsey&Company in London. As a director at a political consultancy, he pioneered citizen consultations for governments and foundations, including the European Citizens’ Consultations in 27 countries.
Felix speaks and publishes on social entrepreneurship, citizen engagement, and corporate social responsibility. He studied Philosophy at the universities of Bonn, Tübingen and Oxford, and Policy Management in Washington DC (Georgetown).