Kilian Kleinschmidt is an international networker, humanitarian and refugee expert with over 25 years of experience in a wide range of countries, emergencies and refugee camps as United Nations official, Aid worker and Diplomat. He is the founder and CEO of the startup Innovation and Planning Agency (IPA), which aims to connect marginalised parts of the globe with the technological resources and know-how needed to catalyse change.
Kilian Kleinschmidt became known as the Mayor of Za’atari when he managed the refugee camp of Za’atari in Northern Jordan from 2013-2014 on behalf of UNHCR. Now he is challenging the Humanitarian Aid Sector through a range of new and unorthodox partnerships, technologies and ways of financing. He is advisor to governments, international organizations as well as social businesses, and a renowned public speaker at conferences, TEDx and other events.