Since 2004, we had one simple goal in mind: to change the world.  With a by-invitation membership of the world's leading companies, NGO's and public sector.


Ideagen Global Chairman and CEO - George Anthony Sifakis, M.S.P.S. Former Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of the Office of Public Liaison.

Ideagen Global Chairman and CEO - George Anthony Sifakis, M.S.P.S.

Former Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of the Office of Public Liaison.

Ideagen Global Chief Operating Officer - Leif Ackerman

Ideagen Global Chief Operating Officer - Leif Ackerman

Vice President and Co-Founder - Adriana Sifakis

Vice President and Co-Founder - Adriana Sifakis

Global Membership Services Director - Katie Hailemichael

Global Membership Services Director - Katie Hailemichael


Ideagen serves as the platform for high-level cross-sector collaboration. Its member base draws broadly from influentials in the non-profit, corporate and public sectors and is designed to harness the models and best practices each member brings to the table to catalyze collaborative solutions.

A famous theory states that there are no more than six degrees of separation between individuals. Ideagen is a zero degree platform for cross-sector collaboration by serving as the catalyst for influentials across sector lines to come together and discuss key issues affecting our nation and the world.

The Ideagen Team brings an unparalleled level of experience and leadership, having built countless cross-sector collaborative alliances by working closely with fortune 500 companies, Capitol Hill, leading non-profits and the public sector.


In our globalized world, the most complex problems can only be solved with collaboration and co­creation among business leaders, social entrepreneurs, civil society and the public sector. In recent years, the economic crisis showed us that only if policy makers, the business community and others work together is there a significant possibility to stimulate the future economy’s growth and prepare young people for their task.
— Christos P. Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States

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