The core of oikos are our chapters. Each of them is a member of oikos International – a Swiss association that serves as an umbrella organization. See the Constitution of oikos International.
Chapters are supported by an international management team based in St. Gallen. They also elect a board for oikos International which decides on the overall strategic direction of the organization together with the Board of trustees.
Who are Board members?
Talented oikos members who are passionate about sustainable economics and management. They strategise and develop the oikos community, bring fresh ideas and implement new projects.
What do Board members do?
The oikos International Board governs and manages the departments of oikos International and governs strategic decisions for oikos to be a sustainable organization and have a sustainable impact. As representatives of the oikos community, the VPs have the opportunity to inspire and empower the network towards oikos’ purpose, mission, and vision. Contributing to the organization’s development and sustainability, VPs work in dedicated departments and roles and collaborate with the oikos management team, the working groups, the community, and the strategic partners with similar objectives.
Former oikos Boards
International Management Team
What are the Working Groups?
Working Groups are highly autonomous and innovative teams composed of oikos members, alumni and supporters. They develop entrepreneurial approaches to organize the day-to-day operations of oikos.
Working Groups are facilitated by the International Vice-Presidents.
Meet the Working Groups members below:
The Marketing and Communications Working Group develops and carries out communications strategy of the organization. The group communicates about the work of the organization and related news. Currently, the main tasks include:
- overseeing the oikos website and social media
- developing relevant content for different communication channels
- developing the visual identity of the organization
The objective of the Fundraising Working Group is to ensure sustainable funding for the organization and provide innovative funding model of oikos.
The objective of the Program Development Working Group is to align oikos programs with the oikos vision, mission and strategic priorities. The working group is also responsible for setting up KPIs for programs and activities.
The chapters development working group objective is to ensure regular exchanges between chapters and members regarding chapter matters, project cooperation, oikos international updates and international/regional sustainability topics, with a focus on building relationships between individuals and strengthen the oikos network at all levels. There will be up to 9 facilitators (1 per region) and thematic facilitators. There is currently three regional facilitator, Ritika Jain, Levan Pangani & Valentin Dal Zotto.
You can be a part the oikos by joining one of the oikos Working Groups – learn, exchange, discuss and work together in a unique oikos atmosphere and help bring change towards a sustainable world of tomorrow!