A longtime investor and operational leader, Nicolas Berggruen was inspired to embark on a mission to transform the philanthropic landscape and the world of think tanks. Founded in 2010, The Berggruen Institute’s mission is to develop foundational ideas and, through them, shape political and social institutions for the 21st Century. In 2015, Mr. Berggruen launched of the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center, which is dedicated to encouraging new ideas and fresh thinking across culture and disciplines.

Mr. Berggruen is also highly involved in supporting the arts, and spearheads numerous charitable causes. He is the head of the Board of the Berggruen Museum in Berlin, a member of the Los Angeles County Museum, the International Councils of the Tate Gallery in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York

At an IVY Entrepreneur Night, Nicolas shared unparalleled insights about starting a premier philanthropic organization in the age of globalization and technology, while revealing the most crucial global problems for rising leaders to tackle and the necessary tools needed to combat the most pressing issues.


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