Patrick Struebi is a social entrepreneur, thought leader, and founder and CEO of the Fairtrasa Group, a pioneering social enterprise that lifts marginalized small-scale farmers out of poverty. Fairtrasa is one of the largest organic and fairtrade exporters from Latin America with a vertically integrated business structure, impacting over 40,000 direct beneficiaries. He is also the co-founder of Blooom, a cutting-edge AgTech platform with the goal of lifting one million farmers out of poverty by 2023.
For his work with Fairtrasa, Struebi was selected as an Ashoka Fellow, an Endeavor high-impact Entrepreneur, and a Yale World Fellow. Furthermore, he has been named four times Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation (2014), the ABC Foundation (2012), Univision (2012), and Visionaris (2009).
Struebi is also a Gabelli Fellow and teaches Social Innovation at the Gabelli School of Business. In 2014, the World Economic Forum named Struebi a New Champion, and he is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He writes a column at HuffPost and gives talks around the world on social innovation and related issues.