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Gerd Leonhard Website

Gerd Leonhard is a well-known futurist and author of several books, keynote Speaker, think-tank leader and advisor, and – since late 2011 – the founder of GreenFuturists.com. Gerd also serves as Visiting Professor at the Fundação Dom Cabral (São Paulo, Brazil). Gerd’s background is in music and the music business; in 1985 he won Berklee College’s ‘Quincy Jones Award’ and subsequently spent ten years working as a professional guitar player, composer and producer. He then caught the Internet bug and became a digital media entrepreneur and start-up Internet CEO, based in San Francisco, for seven years. In 2002, Gerd returned to Europe and started his career as a futurist and strategic advisor. In 2011, Gerd widened the scope of his work to include some of the most pressing ‘green’ issues such as sustainability and sustainable capitalism, renewable energy, climate change and global warming.