Ekkehard Thümler, MA
Phone: +49 30 / 234587-54 (Berlin Office)
Ekkehard Thümler is Project Director at the Centre for Social investment since May 2008. He directs the research program "Strategies for Impact in Philanthropy". His research centres around the drivers and mechanisms of purposeful social change. In particular, he addresses the questions of how philanthropic organizations in Europe and North America can successfully solve social problems by means of targeted interventions and under which conditions such change can be seen as beneficial to individuals and society. Above that, he is interested in the interaction between organized civil society and global financial markets.
Ekkehard Thümler holds a Masters in Philosophy and Law from Göttingen University and has previously worked as a project director for the Bertelsmann Foundation, Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg and Vodafone Foundation. He has published widely on philanthropic impact and effectiveness and is completing a PhD thesis at Heidelberg University on pragmatic strategies for social problem solving.