Dr Mariana Bozesan

Serial Entrepreneur, Futurist, Researcher, Author, Philanthropist, Environmentalist & Human Rights Activist

Dr. 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. 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. 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.

Dr. Bozesan is the co-founder of AQAL AG, a multi-family office, AQAL Capital, a single-family office, as well as the AQAL Foundation. As the leading authority on integral investing, the most advanced paradigm on integral sustainability, she provides the means and metrics to implement the parity between people, planet, profit — with purpose, and passion. Her de-risking and development model, the Theta Model, integrates financial, ecological, social, cultural, behavioural, and human consciousness factors with beauty, and joy.

She is a Venture Capitalist turned Integral Investor since 1995 and was one of the initial investors in CyberNet AG, the first publicly traded Internet company in Germany, Penumbra, an Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) market leader, and SafeView. To her more recent investments belong NDC Data Centres (energy- and resource-efficient data centres), Entelios AG, the first German Demand Response aggregator, sold to EnerNOC, Surgitent and PhysioCUE, both medical device manufacturers, and the social impact movie Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver. Mariana was also an early member of The Angels’ Forum in Palo Alto and the Munich Business Angel Network in Munich. She has invested in business angel and VC funds in Silicon Valley and Europe, including The Halo Fund in Palo Alto and EarlyBird Venture Capital in Munich. Mariana is also the founder of SageEra Institute LLC, Infobahn Romania SRL, and co-founder of Infobahn International GmbH. Prior to Infobahn, Dr. Bozesan held executive positions at Oracle Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard) and IntelliCorp, an artificial intelligence pioneer.

As a philanthropist, Mariana is Advisory Board Member to Chi Impact Capital, Ethical Markets, Abury, the Sustainability Labs, MetaIntegral, and the German Environmental Foundation> (Deutsche Umweltstiftung). Mariana is BoD member of the Conscious Leadership Guild and former BoD member of The International Museum of Women in San Francisco, the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), CxCatalyst, and The Halo Impact Fund in Palo Alto. Since 1979, she has been the President and Founder of The Bozesan Foundation that supports more than 38 humanitarian organizations worldwide. Moreover, Dr. Bozesan is also the co-founder and President of the AQAL Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to making integral sustainability through investing and the Theta Model as a de-risking tool and development framework widely available.

As a researcher, Dr. Bozesan has authored and published numerous peer-reviewed papers, some of which are listed below, and is the successful author of several books including The Making of a Consciousness Leader in Business and the Diet for a New Life book series. She is, furthermore, co-author of the 50th year anniversary report to the Club of Rome Come On! Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet.

To book Dr Mariana Bozesan as the business speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Dr Mariana is known to cover the following topics:

  • “Investing to address the UN SDG within Planetary Boundaries”
  • “Confessions of an Integral Investor in the Disruption Era” — title of the book, publish date Q1 2020 in Springer Publishing House.
  • “Exponential Technology, and Ethics of AI”

“Mariana Bozesan shows how …you can… enjoy health and higher levels of vitality, and live a life of joy and fulfillment.” — Deepak Chopra, M.D., bestselling author of Grow Younger, Live Longer

“Mariana Bozesan, entrepreneur, global activist, philanthropist, mystic, mother, goddess, intellectual, and sage, has written a seminal book for all people who wish to make a difference in this world and who wish to do that while living a healthy, vibrant life. … She glows with thriving radiant health, she speaks with elegance and eloquence, and she has deeply researched what makes a healthy life and one that is conscious and committed.” —Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money

“Listening to Mariana opens your heart. Her words bring joy and hope and the deep trust that everything is possible.” —Margot Anand, bestselling author of The Art of Every Day Ecstasy

“A wise and inspirational leader, Mariana’s message is clear, straightforward, and void of any hidden agenda. Added to her genuine, well-researched advice is a warm and generous personality that comes across in her presentations.” —Eva Auchincloss, chair of Presidio World College

“Leadership training is not about intellectually understanding what to do but learning how to really LIVE IT every day. Mariana took me to a level of heart-led Leadership that I have always wanted but never fully implemented. Her inspirational and consciousness-driven leadership changed my life … and that of other people around me!” —Carol Sands, Venture Capitalist & Winner of the Influential Women in Business Award

“Mariana Bozesan is one of the very few investors I have encountered who is truly concerned with an integral approach to investing based on full-spectrum economics that goes beyond both profit-only and EGS criteria.” —C. Arnsperger, Ph.D., Professor Université de Lausanne

“I found Dr. Bozesan’s research amazing because it confirms my experience over the past 10 years. In nearly all of my presentations on Sustainable Investment and most recently on Sustainable Leadership to the financial sector, I had been referring to the issue of pain as a major drive to begin the transition for businesses and business leaders towards sustainability. When I used to say this, people laughed and didn’t want to hear it. Nice to see that there is an academic basis. For me it was just a gut feeling and observation.” —Robert Rubinstein, Founder & CEO, Triple Bottom Line Investing (TBLI) Group

“I heartily recommend Dr. Bozesan as a global thought leader, keynote speaker and accomplished author to institutions and organizations that wish to understand how best to integrate real world business approaches and human-centered values” —Burton Hoyt Lee, PhD, MBA, Professor Stanford University School of Engineering

“Mariana Bozesan is an inspiration to others. To share her story is courageous— to use it to help others is admirable.” —Anthony Robbins, bestselling author of Unlimited Power

Mariana Bozesan’s work “… is a brilliant synthesis between scientific research and hands-on advice…” —John Gray, Ph.D., bestselling author Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus