IMAGINE Leaders – David Aikman

David Aikman

IMAGINE, Director, Community & Corporate Partnerships Improvability AI, Co-Founder

David is a proven authority in creating innovative partnerships that create sustainable, shared value on a global scale. Over 25+ years, working for the International Olympic Committee and the World Economic Forum, David has created, curated, and led communities that have changed the world for the better.   

David has led some of the most renowned global communities of young leaders and entrepreneurs, such as the “Forum of Young Global Leaders”, the “Global Shapers Community”, the “Technology Pioneers” programme, and the “Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship” which developed his deep expertise in entrepreneurship, technology, and social entrepreneurship.  This track record has created a global network of deep and trusted relationships with governments, NGOs, global CEOs, and future global leaders from all walks of life. 

After leaving the World Economic Forum, David co-founded Improvability AI, a SaaS business that helps companies improve their sustainability using generative AI. 

David is a certified Non-Executive Director (NED) who has served on non-profit boards related to youth, education, and social entrepreneurship.  He’s passionate about walking through vineyards in Provence and hiking in the Swiss Alps and spends far too much time managing his Shiba Inu’s Instagram accounts of her adventures.  David collects bad Dad Jokes, Scottish single malts, and Chinese contemporary art. UWC, IMD and YGL (Hon.) Alumnus. 

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