#18 Jochen Zeitz

Jochen Zeitz
  • Sector: Environment
  • Residence: France

German-born Zeitz, 52, is director chairman of the board’s sustainable development committee at French-based Kering. He is co-founder and co-chair with Sir Richard Branson of the non-profit The B Team, which “puts people and planet alongside profit”. Zeitz also founded the Zeitz Foundation of Intercultural Ecosphere Safety to support sustainable projects that balance conservation, community development, culture, and commerce (the ‘4Cs’) in a quadruple bottom line approach. Zeitz is an art collector and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens in Cape Town next year.