Washington Dc Metro Area
Andreas Widmer is the Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the Catholic University of America. He works closely with top entrepreneurs, investors, and faith leaders around the world to foster enterprise solutions to poverty and promote virtuous business practices.
Andreas is a seasoned business executive with experience in high-tech, international strategy consulting and economic development. He advises The Carpenter’s Fund. He co-founded the SEVEN Fund, a philanthropic organization run by entrepreneurs who invested in original research, books, films, and websites to further enterprise solutions to poverty. Andreas and his business partner Michael Fairbanks initiated the Pioneers of Prosperity Awards, a first-of-its-kind industry program that finds and promotes the best entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
He was an executive in residence at Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital firm. He served as CEO of OTF Group (formerly part of the Monitor Group) and helped lead Eprise Corporation, Dragon Systems and FTP Software. He has worked extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, and has brought more than 100 leading-edge technology products to market.
A citizen of Switzerland and the United States, Andreas speaks English, German, Italian and French. He loves to spend time with his wife and son . An eternal student of fly-fishing, he enjoys the outdoors, skiing, and is an avid reader.