Maxime Stauffer

Co-founder & CEO

Max is SI’s chief executive officer and co-founder. He leads strategy and research.

He is also a senior visiting fellow at the United Nations University Center for Policy Research; a consultant for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction; and a member of the Swiss working group on disaster risk reduction.

Previously, Max was a senior science-policy officer at the Geneva Science-Policy Interface and an adviser to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre on evidence-based policy-making. He held positions as a research fellow at the Transformative Governance Lab of the University of Geneva and as researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He co-founded the Social Complexity Lab Geneva and Effective Altruism Geneva, where he now serves on the board.

His background is in international relations. In parallel to his work, Max is also pursuing an M.Sc. in Computational Math at Johns Hopkins University. He has written on evidence-informed policymaking, risk governance, and decision-making under uncertainty.