Founder & CEO, Citymart
Over the past 20 years Sascha has led urban innovation, economic development and government innovation projects in over 40 countries. He trained as an architect and urbanist in London, am is a fellow at New America in the Public Interest Technologies group, an Ashoka Fellow and globally recognized expert on urban and local government innovation. In 2011, he founded Citymart, an organization that transformed expectations and practices of public procurement by reliably introducing civic engagement, diversity, problem-solving and innovation into a bureaucratic process that deploys over $1 trillion into US communities. To-date, Citymart has implemented innovative procurement practices in 135 cities in 35 countries that led to better community outcomes and brought 30,000 creative small and disadvantaged businesses to bid for government contracts.