Director of the Board of Directors
Since October 2007, Klaus Haasis is Director of the Board of Directors of TCI and Secretary since the Annual TCI Conference in Auckland, 2011. Klaus Haasis is a certified Coach and Counsellor with degrees in media engineering and journalism. He is committed in supporting and coaching entrepreneurs, executives, clusters and teams in innovation management and creative thinking, and he is a business angel through his company Combine Innovation GmbH. Klaus Haasis was for 18 years founding CEO of MFG Public Innovation Agency Baden- Württemberg, one of the leading innovation agencies in Europe fostering Creative Industries, Media and ICT. He is recognized as one of Europe´s most experienced designers and managers of innovation systems, cluster initiatives and collaboration processes. He was involved in many European projects and member of several Boards and Expert Groups, like TACTICS, Emerging Cluster Forum, European Creative and Industries Alliance. He is a key coach of @diversity - The European Idea Competition.
For more than 30 years Klaus Haasis has successfully built companies and agencies, cluster initiatives and networks like Baden-Württemberg: Connected and the Open Source Business Alliance. He is a Director and Secretary of TCI - Network for Clusters, Competitiveness and Innovation in Barcelona and since 2013 founding board member of the German Initiative on Future Leadership. He combines in an unique way management know-how, leadership experience, person-centred skills, hypno-systemic coaching and effectuation expertise. Klaus held a number of key leadership positions such as at the private television network SAT.1 and Hoechst, one of the biggest chemical and pharmaceutical companies in the world. He lives in Stuttgart and Rome.