Wolf Kirsten

Wolf Kirsten is a social entrepreneur and Founder of International Health Consulting based in Tucson, Arizona and Hamburg, Germany (www.wolfkirsten.com). His consulting portfolio is truly global, advising companies on health and well-being strategies such as Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Siemens and SAP in many regions of the world. In addition, he has been consulting the World Health Organization (WHO) ondeveloping global guidelines for Healthy Workplaces. He also advised the governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Mongolia on the development of a national strategy and infrastructure for health promotion.

Mr. Kirsten is co-founder of the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces (http://globalhealthyworkplace.org), which hosts the Global Healthy Workplace Awards each year as well as certifies enterprises as healthy workplaces. He also is the Past President of the International Association of Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP) and serves on the boards of the International Institute for Health Promotion (IIHP) and the Healthcare Performance Management Institute. He has lectured and published extensively on the global aspects of health promotion and wellness including the book “Global Perspectives in Workplace Health Promotion” and benchmarking study “Winning Strategies in Global Workplace Health Promotion”.

Mr. Kirsten received his Master of Science in Health Promotion Management from American University in Washington, DC. He is a German native and lived many years abroad (United States, England, Brazil and China).