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.
Alexander Barkawi, President, oikos Foundation; Founder and Director, Council on Economic Policies, Switzerland
Mathias Binswanger; Professor, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Thomas Dyllick; Professor, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Gary Steel; Former Head of Human Resources, ABB
Mark Wade; Mark Wade, England