Daniel I. Schwartz

Daniel Schwartz is the CEO of Dynamica, Inc., a philanthropic foundation and multi-family office serving some of the world’s most generous and effective philanthropists.

For over twenty years Schwartz has been a leader in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate sectors, specializing in donor collaborations, multi-stakeholder engagements, and public-private partnerships.

He is the former CEO of Porticus, a philanthropic grant-making organization and strategic advisory consultancy, where he led a staff of 200+ colleagues in 15 global offices with activities in 90 countries around the world.  Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, where he was responsible for the Conference of Nobel Laureates. He is a co-creator of Arbinet, which was the world’s largest telecommunications bandwidth exchange.

Listed by Black Ink, the American Express Centurion cardholders’ magazine, as one the “25 Most Influential Philanthropists”, Daniel Schwartz is actively engaged in the non-profit community and serves or has served on the boards of Synergos, the Porticus Supervisory Board, the GAVI Campaign, the Arcus Foundation, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Sweetwater's Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Kenya), the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the Chief Executives Organization (CEO), the Friends of Florence Foundation, Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel, Reboot, Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), A Blade of Grass, Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Foundation, The Commons Project, and Sing for Hope. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Chatham House, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and of the Synergos Global Philanthropist Circle (GPC), a non-profit organization that addresses global poverty and social injustice where he served as the co-chair of the GPC. He has participated in the RAND Organization’s Russia-US Business Leadership Forum and has served as the co-chair of the Harvard College Schools Committee in NYC.

As a speaker and author in the areas of effective global philanthropy and foundation asset management, Daniel has moderated discussion panels and workshops at the UBS Philanthropy Forum, the World Economic Forum, McKinsey & Co., Harvard University, Yale University, the Rockefeller Foundation-Bellagio, the Global Philanthropy Forum, and The Prince Bernhard Fund for Nature, the Badenweiler Symposium, TEDxDanubia, and at many international YPO and other conferences.

Daniel received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Harvard University. He also studied at Harvard Business School, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

He was selected as one of Crain’s New York Business’ “40 under 40” emerging business leaders, and was named as one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos.


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