Michael Feigelson

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Feigelson has worked for Van Leer since 2007. Prior to his current role as CEO, he served as the Executive Director of the Bernard van Leer Foundation from 2014–2019. Before this he held several other positions including programme director, programme manager and programme officer.

Before Van Leer, Michael spent most of his career serving grassroots and non-profit organisations in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe working with homeless and displaced children and families. Early in his career he also spent time as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company. He has degrees from Wesleyan and Princeton Universities, was a Thomas J. Watson fellow and served as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Behaviour.

Michael enjoys writing (read some of his writing here), swimming and cycling. He is most proud of his role as a father to his daughter with whom he shares a love of music, books and chocolate.