Geier, Joerg

Joerg Geier is an international capacity building expert focused on sustainability- and education-led innovations in businesses and social sector institutions.  He has been building bridges across organizations and sectors in various capacities.

Joerg is Associate Director & Chief Coordinator of Watershed, a water conference and initiative instigated by the Vatican and the Club of Rome that he helped conceptualize.

As a Venture & Business Development Consultant, Joerg evaluates and develops technological innovation strategies. He advised Berliner Strategen, a Berlin-based corporate finance and tech entrepreneurship consultancy, on partnerships with Silicon Valley-based companies, start-ups and investors

Joerg is a member of the Energy Academy, a think tank with the goal of inspiring the Energiewende, Germany’s plan to transition from nuclear and fossil fuels to renewables.  Joerg has been serving as a judge in UC Berkeley’s prestigious Big Ideas@Berkeley contest in 2013/14 until now.

As Director of Global Innovation for the Network for Global Innovation (a collaboration of the Borderstep Institute, Berlin, and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator), Joerg facilitated global market entry of intl. cleantech start-ups and provided access to customers/investors. He is an Entrepreneurship Fellow and former Senior Researcher at the Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability. There, he developed networks with thought leaders of the green economy and researched innovation strategies leading to the development of sustainable future markets. Joerg, as a project manager at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, was responsible for the development of executive development programs in the area of Impact Investing.

Previously, Joerg was the Director of Executive Education at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School where he headed the development of international capacity building projects and customized leadership programs.

Joerg served as the Club of Rome’s Deputy Secretary-General.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Joerg completed a 2-year MBA program at Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

For additional information see his LinkedIn profile.