Christoph von Toggenburg has been active as a global change-maker for the last 20 years. He is the CEO of World Vision Switzerland and is a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum where he was Head of Social Engagement. Prior to that, he worked for a decade in conflicts around the world for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the UN.

He founded and still chairs the Colour the World Foundation and carried out humanitarian expeditions such as Alegria (2010), Bike for Help (2002) and Run for Help (1998).

For his humanitarian efforts, his art, film and photo projects he has received numerous international awards. For example, his film ‘Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition won more than 50 International Film Awards including the Barcelona and London Film Awards.

He also spoke at TEDx and is passionate about people, change and action. He has three Master Degrees including Arts, International Relations and Global Leadership.