Daniel Schwartz co-chairs the Global Philanthropists Circle Advisory Committee and leads the Synergos Philanthropy (GPC) team. He is also a Senior Advisor to Synergos Consulting Services. He is an expert strategist, advising philanthropists, corporate and foundation CEOs and their boards on how to best serve the greater good while simultaneously serving key stakeholders. His expertise includes strategic planning, best practice corporate, family and foundation governance, organizational behavior, multi-stakeholder engagement, effective leadership, board of directors, corporate and family dynamics, corporate social responsibility, effective philanthropy, impact assessment and evaluation, transformation and change management, crisis management and the circular economy.
Daniel is the former CEO of Porticus, a philanthropic grant-making organization and strategic advisory consultancy, where he led a staff of 200 colleagues in 15 global offices with activities in 90 countries around the world. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, where he was responsible for the Conference of Nobel Laureates. He was also the Chairman and treasurer of the GAVI Campaign, an organization dedicated to ensuring every child is properly vaccinated. He is a co-creator of Arbinet, which was the world’s largest telecommunications bandwidth exchange.
Daniel received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University. He also studied at Harvard Business School, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
He was selected as one of Crain’s New York Business’ “40 under 40” emerging business leaders and was named as one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos.