As CEO of Verité, Dan Viederman has worked closely with NGOs, governments, investors and the biggest multinational brands in the world to improve working conditions and eliminate human rights violations across geographies and business sectors. For the impact that Verité has had on the millions of workers around the world, Viederman was the winner of a 2007 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and was named 2011 Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the United States by the Switzerland-based Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
Viederman has managed NGOs in developing countries since 1993 and worked with internationally-recognized institutions such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Catholic Relief Services. He has lived extensively in Asia and speaks Chinese.
Viederman is a graduate of Yale University, the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and Nanjing Teacher’s University.