About Marek Wallenfels
Marek Wallenfels is the Director for Education and the Next Generation at the Bertelsmann Foundation. Marek has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of political communications and nonprofit leadership. Prior to joining the foundation in September 2022, he was the Executive Director of the educational organization EDUCATION Y. He has also served as Secretary General of the Mercator Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), as Managing Director of the 2° Corporate Leaders Foundation, and as Director for sustainability and corporate responsibility at WestLB bank. Marek started his career in consulting and as team leader at GIZ. He is also the Co-Founder of the democracy incubator buergerpolitik.org. Marek is an economist by training and holds an MBA degree.