Christian Grünler

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“I had the opportunity to get to know the world of philanthropy and the civic society of the world and I was happy to learn that in most humans there is an altruistic core.”

Christian Gruenler, Ph.D.

About me

Christian GrünlerChristian Grünler has always been a wanderer between two worlds: the world of public interest and philanthropy on the one hand and the world of business and management on the other.

He has university degrees in International Politics and Human Resource Management/Organizational Development and a Ph.D. in Philosophy (humanist ethics). Christian’s work experience includes the United Nations in New York and a management position in the international reinsurance business where he worked for eight years. After that he managed a family office for three years and was responsible for asset management.

In 1998 he joined SOS Children’s Villages Worldwide, one of the largest children’s help organizations in the world. There he was responsible for human resources, operations, finances and relations with major donors and large international foundations. In 2008 he became Managing Director of SOS Global Partner, a think tank and corporate social responsibility solutions provider.

Since 2012 Christian is active as a social entrepreneur and works as a senior advisor for non-profit organizations. He is married to Brenda Arnold whom he met in the United States. They have two daughters and live in Munich.

My favorite topic

Effective Philanthropy


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