About Us » Mariana Bozesan (Biography)
A philanthropic and serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Bozesan, is an internationally recognized authority on Integral Business, Venture Philanthropy, as well as the psychology of Consciousness Leadership and peak performance. The trained computer scientist and psychologist is an inspiring public speaker, futurist, and lecturer at renowned organizations such as Stanford University. Furthermore, Dr. Bozesan has also been a high-tech and clean-tech investor since 1995. Moreover, she is the successful author of the first integral diet books and program entitled Diet for a New Life.
Through her Consciousness Leadership Model based on Ken Wilber’s Integral Framework, Bozesan advocates ecologically sustainable human development, socially responsible business practices, and conscious capitalism that bridge personal and professional fulfillment with global sustainability.
Dr. Bozesan was one of the initial investors in Cybernet AG (today PSINet), the first publicly traded Germany Internet company. She was also an early member of the Munich Business Angel Network (MBA AG), and has invested in Business Angels and VC funds in Silicon Valley and Europe, including The Angels Forum in Palo Alto and EarlyBird Venture Capital in Munich, Germany.
As a social entrepreneur, Dr. Bozesan is the Co-founder and President of Sageera Institute and Consciousness Leadership International, a Silicon Valley based social-conscious and philanthropy-driven integral company that currently supports more than 38 humanitarian organizations worldwide (www.sageera.com). Moreover, Dr. Bozesan is founder of Infobahn Romania SRL and co-founder of Infobahn International GmbH, a technology transfer and Internet consulting company. Prior to Infobahn, Dr. Bozesan served Oracle Corporation as Director of Business Development for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Based at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, Dr. Bozesan also served as Global Alliance Marketing Director for the Hewlett-Packard account. Moreover, Dr. Bozesan worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, now Hewlett-Packard, where she was Open Networks Marketing Manager based in Paris, France and Marketing Manager for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Munich, Germany.
As a humanitarian, Dr. Bozesan served as a board member of The International Museum of Women in San Francisco, California, is member of the Founders Council of The Chopra Foundation, advisory board member of The Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), advisory board member of the International Foundation for Science and Technology (iFEST), and the President and Founder of The Bozesan Foundation. The Bozesan Foundation is a privately held philanthropic organization, which contributes to the education of young people in Africa, China, India, and in former communist countries.
Educated at Stanford University and the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, Dr. Bozesan holds a M.S. degree (Dipl.-Inform.) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe. In 1984, Dr. Bozesan was one of four and the only female student sent by the German Academic Exchange Organization (DAAD) to Stanford University for an exchange program with the Bechtel International Center. A life-long learner, Mariana recently received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto California. Dr. Bozesan is at home in the world, was born and raised in Romania, and is fluent in five European languages. Moreover, Dr. Bozesan has made several TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed by renowned magazines including Cosmopolitan, Capital, Marie Claire, and GDI Impuls.
In addition, Dr. Bozesan is an experienced meditator, a certified NLP practitioner, a marathon runner, a deep-sea diver, and a globetrotter. She loves people, the arts, classical music, and enjoys singing and painting. She lives with her husband of 25 years, son, parents, and pets in a three generations household in Bavaria, Germany.
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