In his role as Circle Economy’s CEO, Harald Friedl brings extensive international experience of running both for-profit and non-profit businesses with a focus on scaling impact.
Before joining Circle Economy in 2017, Friedl spent five years in Myanmar, during which he co-founded Impact Hub Myanmar, headed the market development for the world market leader of electromechanical hydropower projects in the country and co-founded Myanmar’s first pre-incubation programme for social enterprises. Prior to moving to Myanmar, he lived in New York where he worked as the Head of Office for the Assistant Secretary-General and acted as the spokesperson for the Deputy Prime Minister of Finance in Austria. He has also spent time as a journalist and TV presenter for economic-focused news. Friedl enjoys connecting with people who are striving to make the world a better place for future generations. In his spare time, he loves exploring the great outdoors with his wife and kids.
Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:
Monday 3 June at 14.30-16.00: Governance and circular economy roadmaps