“Circular Economy” – hacking a broken system while building a new future | Harald Friedl | TEDxTirana

Harold is the Circle Economy’s CEO, with extensive international experience running both for-profit and non-profit businesses with a focus on scaling impact. Before joining Circle Economy in 2017, Harold spent 5 years in Myanmar, during which he co-founded Impact Hub Myanmar. Prior to moving to Myanmar, he lived in New York where he worked as the Head of Office for the Assistant Secretary General and acted as the spokesperson for the Deputy Prime Minister of Finance in Austria. Circular economy is the future. In his talk Harold describes the life changing experience of “circular mindset”. He describes how linear economy is consuming irreversibly our planet resources. Describing his personal story of engaging in a circular economy system he gives us hope for a change and an example to follow for how to build a safer and healthier future. In his role as Circle Economy’s CEO, Harald brings extensive international experience running both for-profit and non-profit businesses with a focus on scaling impact. Before joining Circle Economy in 2017, Harald spent 5 years in Myanmar, during which he co-founded Impact Hub Myanmar, headed the market development for the world market leader of electromechanical hydropower projects in the country and co-founded Myanmar’s first pre-incubation programme for social enterprises. Prior to moving to Myanmar, he lived in New York where he worked as the Head of Office for the Assistant Secretary General and acted as the spokesperson for the Deputy Prime Minister of Finance in Austria.

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