Jakob is passionate about empowering the next generation of social innovators to address the most pressing challenges of our times. As Director of the Social Impact Award, a global community of young social entrepreneurs that runs education and incubation programs in 25+ countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia, Jakob is committed to build capacity among early-stage entrepreneurs and foster cross-sector dialogues on the topic of social entrepreneurship.


Before he joined Social Impact Award in 2015, Jakob worked in the foundation sector. He is also a social entrepreneur himself as former general manager of ‘Somaro’, a social business in Romania that runs social groceries to reduce food waste and provide Romanians living at the edge of poverty access to low-priced food.


Jakob holds a Master in Public Policy and a Bachelor in Business, Economics and Social Sciences. He currently serves as Viennese outgoing curator of the Global Shapers, a global network initiated by the World Economic Forum.