Wolfgang Hafenmayer is the Managing Partner of LGT Venture Philanthropy. The mission of the organization is to improve the quality of life of less advantaged people. To realize this, Hafenmayer and his local teams on five continents support organizations with positive social or environmental impact through financing, know-how and access to networks. Building on LGT Venture Philanthropy’s field experience Hafenmayer’s team also inspires and advises people who want to become active in philanthropy.
For Hafenmayer, the "empowering people. Award" represents the sum of his experiences over the last few years: Working hand in hand and enabling people to independently find solutions to meet their own needs is the most efficient way to help. He therefore follows the principle of the old African saying: "If you want to go fast – go alone. If you want to go far – go together."