Jeremy Heimans

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Jeremy Heimans "is, with David Madden, the co-founder of GetUp. He has worked at the intersection of politics, media and technology in the United States, Australia and Europe. After starting GetUp, he co-founded Avaaz.org, a new global online political movement with more than one million members, formed in partnership with the US group MoveOn.org. Heimans has worked for the international strategic consulting firm McKinsey & Company, been a research scholar at Oxford University and consulted for the UN, OECD and ILO. He was educated at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the University of Sydney. In 2006, Heimans was, with David Madden, named one of the ‘Top 10 people changing the world of internet and politics’ by the World E-Government Forum." [1]

"In 2011, Jeremy received the Ford Foundation’s 75th anniversary Visionaries Award. The World Economic Forum at Davos has named him a Young Global Leader and the World e-Government Forum has named Jeremy and Purpose co-founder David Madden among the “Top 10 People Who Are Changing the World of the Internet and Politics”." [2]

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  1. 2005-06 Annual Report, GetUp, accessed August 21, 2007.
  2. Purpose.org Jeremy Heimans, organizational web page, accessed June 2, 2013.
  3. SumOfUs Who we are, organizational web page, accessed August 27, 2012.