Muriel Langenberger is the founder and managing director of the Swiss Society Lab, a firm created in October 2019 in Zürich. She describes herself as a political entrepreneur. Through her engagement, she wants to make a constructive contribution to achieving societal changes.
Over the past 20 years, she worked with governments in various European countries, with civil society and with the private sector to enhance the potential of children and young people and encourage innovations designed to produce social change.
As a member of the Jacobs Foundation’s senior management until end of 2019, she is the head of programs in Europe and responsible for the strategic development of its thematic priority in early childhood.
Prior to 2013, she served for five years as head of child and youth policy at the Swiss federal administration. She previously spent 12 years working for Terre des hommes, a worlwide childrights organization based in Switzerland, first in the Middle East, then in Asia, and finally as head of the organization’s programs in Switzerland.
In 1995, she earned a master’s degree in international relations at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Her working languages are French, German and English. She lives in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland.