Person

Daniel Sachs

Nationality:

Swedish

Born:

April 2, 1970

Hometown:

Stockholm, Sweden

Occupation:

Investment Banker, Philanthropist

Daniel Sachs is a Swedish investment banker and a global board member of Open Society Foundations founded by liberal philanthropist George Soros. [1]

Background and Education

Sachs was born in Sweden in 1970. He holds MBAs from the Stockholm School of Economics and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. [2]

Financial Career

Sachs is the chief executive officer and member of the board of Proventus AB, a family-owned investment company that provides development capital to mid-size companies. [3]

Sachs is also the founder and chief executive officer of P Capital Partners, which he started in 2002. [4] The company started within Proventus AB, then became an independent company in 2013. [5] P Capital Partners is a European credit investor that funds mid-size entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses, with a focus on sustainability. [6]

Philanthropic Ventures

Since 2007, Sachs has been a council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. [7] The council is a think tank and advocate on European foreign policy. [8] It is funded from a diverse set of non-profit organizations, governments, corporations, and individuals. [9]

Sachs is founder and chair of the Daniel Sachs Foundation. [10] He started the foundation in 2010. [11] The Daniel Sachs Foundation focuses on getting young people in Sweden more politically engaged. [12]

In 2012, Sachs joined the panel of senior advisors to Chatham House, [13] an independent organization located in London. [14] It focuses on global challenges with a combination of staff and advisers from around the world, including access to healthcare, arms control, climate, international trade, and U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy. [15]

Political Advocacy

In 2014, Sachs founded Hoj Rosten in Sweden, which funds the Raise The Voice Foundation and the Raise The Voice Politician School, focused on increasing political participation and broadening political representation by young and underrepresented people. Raise The Voice Foundation supports an “open and equal society based on the equal value of all people against xenophobia, racism and discrimination.” [16] Run for Office is an initiative launched in 2020 to engage young people in the political process, especially leading up to the 2022 Swedish parliament elections. [17]

In 2018, Sachs founded the Apolitical Academy Southern Africa. [18] The Academy works to identify and develop young candidates, women, and other political “outsiders” who wish to transition into public service in South Africa but lack the resources. [19]

In 2019, Sachs joined the National Innovation Council, which is part of the Swedish Prime Minister’s office. [20] In this capacity, Sachs advises the Swedish government on social challenges. [21]

References

  1.  “Who We Are.” Open Society Foundations. Accessed November 28, 2021. https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/who-we-are ^
  2. “Daniel Sachs.” Open Society Foundations. Accessed November 25, 2021. https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/who-we-are/global-board/member/daniel-sachs ^
  3. [1] “Daniel Sachs.” Open Society Foundations. Accessed November 25, 2021. https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/who-we-are/global-board/member/daniel-sachs ^
  4. “Daniel Sachs.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sachsdaniel/ ^
  5. “About Us.” Proventus. Accessed November 28, 2021. https://www.proventus.se/about-us/ ^
  6.  World Economic Forum. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://www.weforum.org/people/daniel-sachs ^
  7. “Daniel Sachs.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sachsdaniel/ ^
  8. “About ECFR.” European Council on Foreign Relations. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://ecfr.eu/about/#the-council ^
  9. “Our Funding.” European Council on Foreign Relations. Accessed November 28, 2021. https://ecfr.eu/donors/funding/ ^
  10. “About Us.” Daniel Sachs Foundation. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://danielsachsstiftelse.se/en/contact/ ^
  11. “Daniel Sachs Foundation.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/company/daniel-sachs-foundation/about/ ^
  12. Daniel Sachs Foundation. Accessed November 28, 2021. https://danielsachsstiftelse.se/en/daniel-sachs-foundation/ ^
  13. “Daniel Sachs.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sachsdaniel/ ^
  14. “Our Funding.” Chatham House. Accessed November 28, 2021. https://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/our-funding ^
  15. “Our People.” Chatham House. Accessed November 28, 2021. https://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/our-people?query= ^
  16. Hoj Rosten – Raise The Voice Foundation. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://hojrosten.se/om-hoj-rosten ^
  17. Daniel Sachs Stiftelse. Accessed November 28, 2021. https://danielsachsstiftelse.se/en/portfolio/run-for-office/ ^
  18. “Daniel Sachs.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sachsdaniel/ ^
  19. “Apolitical Academy Southern Africa.” Linkedin.com. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/company/apolitical-academy/ ^
  20. “Daniel Sachs.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sachsdaniel/ ^
  21. “About Us.” Daniel Sachs Foundation. Accessed November 26, 2021. https://danielsachsstiftelse.se/en/contact/ ^
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