Political Activist, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of
Mr. Jeremy Heimans is a Co-founder of Purpose.com and serves as is Chief Executive Officer. Mr.
Heimans serves as Chief Executive Officer and Directorof Purpose Global, LLC. In 2007, he co-founded
Avaaz, the world’s largest online citizens’ movement, now with more than 15 million members. In 2005, he
co-founded GetUp, an Australian political organization and internationally recognized social movement
phenomenon that today has more members than all of Australia’s political parties, combined. He serves as
Advisor at HomerLearning, Inc. He began his career with McKinsey and Company. He serves as a
Member of the Advisory Board of LeapFrog Investments. In 2011, he received the Ford Foundation’s 75th
Anniversary Visionary Award for his work as a movement pioneer and the World Economic Forum named
him a Young Global Leader. His work has been recognized in publications like The Economist and The New
York Times, and Fast Company named him one of the Most Creative People in Business. He was
educated at Harvard University and the University of Sydney.
The team at Purpose, has built movements to fight cancer with LIVESTRONG, to eliminate nuclear
weapons with Global Zero, launched AllOut.org to promote LGBT rights around the world, and is working
with Jamie Oliver on a national movement to transform our food culture.
Jeremy's career began with strategy consultants McKinsey and Company, he attended Harvard University
and University of Sydney, and is a citizen of Australia and the Netherlands. The World Economic Forum at
Davos has named Jeremy a 2011 Young Global Leader.