Jonas Deister

Jonas Deister
Country: 
Germany
Position and Company: 
Managing Director Sozialhelden

Jonas Deister holds a diploma degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hildesheim, Germany.

He is the executive director of SOZIALHELDEN e.V. ("Social Heroes") - an award-winning team of young changemakers and social entrepreneurs in Berlin focussing on social issues and their pragmatic solutions. 

Within a FP7 project co-funded by the European Union, and in collaboration with European partners such as the University of London and the Fraunhofer Institute, Jonas is one of the driving forces behind the development of  tools to raise awareness for the needs of people with disabilities. 

As a consultant for "disability mainstreaming" he aims for more accessibility in all aspects of life and for more visibility for people with disabilities.

Additionally, he is the chairman of the non-profit organisation angina temporis e.V. which advocates for non-conformist, oppressed artists of the former German Democratic Republic.