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Randall Zindler

Co-Founder of the Regenerative Alliance and Chairman of YPO’s Planet Action Network. Faculty of Lancaster University Management School, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, and Board Member of the Resilience Institute. Former CEO of International NGO Medair and former Chairman of Mercy Ships Switzerland. Consultant, researcher, teacher and facilitator in governance, leadership, and strategy. 

Randall was group CEO of Medair who brought humanitarian assistance to people affected by civil conflict and natural disasters, and who are often in the most remote and difficult to access places in the world. Among the areas served under Randall’s leadership include Afghanistan, DR Congo, Somalia, Indonesia, Sudan, Pakistan, Haiti, Madagascar and others.

After eight years as CEO, he transitioned to his current role as an academic and Senior Teaching Fellow with Lancaster University Management School. Previously in his career, he worked in marketing with the Credit Suisse Group, and in leadership development with the Swissair Group. During the 1990s, Randall was part of the response to the Rwandan genocide.

Randall has been a delegate at The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. He served as Chairman of EU-CORD, a network of European-headquartered international humanitarian organizations and held several Chairman roles within the Medair group. He was a member of the Advisory Board for Lancaster University Management School. He has had several Network Chairman roles within the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is a founding board member of the YPO Planet network and Co-founder of the YPO’s Next Gen Impact Academy. He is currently on the Advisory Board of B-Lab Europe, the organization which serves B Corporation entrepreneurs, and the B Corp movement. Randall is often a consultant and facilitator in the area of governance, leadership and strategy.

He is passionate about leadership development across many sectors and believes in the power of a dialogue approach to accelerating impact with trust, challenge, candor, and compassion. Randall once cycled solo across North America to raise awareness about hunger and poverty. Randall has Bachelor’s degrees in both Management and Geography and is the recipient of Distinguished Alumni Awards. He received an MBA at the University of Lancaster in England, with an extension at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. He earned a Diploma in Disaster Management at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Engineering, and a doctoral degree from the Grenoble Ecole de Management. His doctoral research focused on leaders who are seeking meaning, purpose & impact, and the competencies needed by leaders who transition into the not-for-profit sector.

Currently residing in Lausanne, Randall has both Swiss and US citizenship. He is married to a Swiss pediatrician, with whom he has four children.