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Paul Alarcón Alanes

Leaders Europe 2023


Secretary General, Daniel Sachs Foundation and Co-Founder, Multitudes





Paul Alarcón is the secretary general of the Daniel Sachs Foundation, which was founded on the conviction that a new generation empowered to reimagine a shared future will pave the way to inclusive democracies. Through the foundation he has co-founded several organizations that empower young and diverse voices to enter politics as well as to democratize higher education, including the Apolitical Academy and F1RST. He is also the co-founder of Multitudes, a new foundation and funder that supports the emerging ecosystem of organizations in Europe reimagining political power. Previously, he served as the chief sustainability officer for the City of Stockholm. Paul believes that to address today’s most pressing challenges, Europe must invest in a future in which elected leaders are deeply rooted in their communities.