Mariana Bozesan is best known as an integral investor implementing the UN SDGs within Planetary Boundaries through the launch of the Investment Turnaround. She is a serial entrepreneur, futurist, researcher, author, philanthropist, environmentalist, and human rights activist.
As a philanthropist, she advocates the economic empowerment of women, serves as a strategic advisor to various global organizations, and works tirelessly on advancing the consciousness evolution in finance and economics. She is the Co-Founder and President of AQAL Capital and AQAL Foundation and co-founder of AQAL AG. She has earned an outstanding track record as an integral investor by de-risking early stage investments in high-tech and clean-tech using the Theta Model, which she developed based on Ken Wilber’s integral theory.
Educated at Stanford University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Mariana holds a M.S. degree in Artificial Intelligence (KIT) and a Ph.D. in psychology.
Mariana was awarded full international membership in the Club of Rome and is a Fellow in the World Academy of Art and Science. She was named Europe’s Female Angel Investor of 2019 by BAND, the German business angel network and BAE, Business Angels Europe, and Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 by EBAN, the European Business Angel Network. She was National Advisory Board Member for the G8/G20 Social Impact Investment Task Force and serves as a strategic advisor on integral finance and sustainability to various funds, NGOs, social businesses, and governmental organizations (incl. Germany, The Netherlands, the USA, and China).
Moreover, she is a prominent keynote speaker and an inspiring lecturer on the future of investing, business, finance, and economics at prestigious organizations including Stanford, Oxford, and INSEAD as well as the United Nations, TEDx and RIO+20. The trained AI expert and computer scientist was a former Senior Research Fellow at the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance.
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- Integral Investing: From Profit to Prosperity, 2020
- The Making of a Consciousness Leader in Business: An Integral Approach, 2009