Advance Global Australian Awards presents: Jeremy Heimans, Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose. The Advance Global Australian Awards celebrate Australians living overseas, who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision, ambition and who are future leaders and innovators in their chosen field. They are the only awards to recognise the important contributions of the more than one million Australians living abroad."
Jeremy Heimans is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and cutting-edge experiments in mass participation.
In 2007, Jeremy co-founded Avaaz, the world’s largest online citizens’ movement, now with more than 15 million members. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp, an Australian political organization and internationally recognized social movement phenomenon that today has more members than all of Australia's political parties combined.
In 2011, Jeremy received the Ford Foundation's 75th Anniversary Visionary Award for his work as a movement pioneer and the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader. His work has been recognized in publications like The Economist and the New York Times, and Fast Company named him one of the Most Creative People in Business. Jeremy began his career with the strategy consultants McKinsey and Company. He was educated at Harvard University and the University of Sydney. He lives in New York.