Bastian is heading the global strategic partnerships and investor relations at Yunus Social Business. In his role he is building bridges between philanthropic investors, institutional partners and exceptional social entrepreneurs in emerging economies. Yunus Social Business was co-founded by Peace Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus with the mission to finance social businesses serving the bottom of the pyramid.
Prior to YSB, Bastian helped to shape the pro bono ecosystem in Germany as co-founder of a social business where he built partnerships with companies, foundations and other key players in the social impact space. He has experience in international development as advisor for SMEs in Sub-Sahara Africa and worked in microfinance in Latin America.