Dr. Christian Gruenler
„All decision makers in government and in civic society organizations are confronted every day with two crucial questions:

Does our program work really achieve what we want to achieve for society?

If so – are we achieving it with a reasonable input of resources?“

Dr. Christian Gruenler

Dr. Christian Gruenler

„All decision makers in government and in civic society organizations are confronted every day with two crucial questions:

Does our program work really achieve what we want to achieve for society?

If so – are we achieving it with a reasonable input of resources?“

Dr. Christian Gruenler

Dr. Christian Gruenler is a political scientist and an expert in strategic management of non-profit organizations.

He studied international politics and organizational development at the University of Konstanz (Germany) and earned a Ph.D. at the University for Humanistics in Utrecht (The Netherlands).

His career started at the United Nations in New York, where he worked together with a senior officer in the area of international natural resources law.

After his return to Germany he worked as an underwriter and, later-on, as the head of the international department in a subsidiary of Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance corporation. For eight years he was responsible for the worldwide insurance and reinsurance for electronic equipment and high-tech installations.

After that he became the executive director of a family office and had full responsibility of all of its asset management operations. In this position he managed commercial and residential real estate business in Germany and Spain and a portfolio consisting of stocks and bonds.

In 1998 Christian Gruenler decided to leave the profit sector and to join the non-profit sector as a consultant and manager.

Until 2012 he was the Chief Financial Officer of SOS Children’s Villages worldwide and CEO of “SOS Global Partner Ltd”, a company specialized on corporate social responsibility programs. SOS Children’s Villages is one of the largest non-profit organizations worldwide, with programs in over 130 countries around the globe.

From 2012 on, he worked as a consultant and interim manager in a large variety of international non-profit organizations ranging from a child help organization of wealthy philanthropists in Germany to the areas of environmental protection, international medical research, scientific education in Africa, to culture. This included organizations located mostly in Germany but also in the United States, Canada, Israel and China.

Christian Gruenler is married and has two daughters.

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