Daniel Obst

President and CEO
AFS Intercultural Programs, USA

Daniel is President & CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs, a global not-for-profit Network that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. Each year around 12,000 young people take part in the AFS Programs that are supported by over 50,000 volunteers and staff in 60 countries worldwide. Before joining AFS in 2016, Daniel served as Deputy Vice President for International Partnerships at the Institute of International Education (IIE) where he provided strategic leadership for many groundbreaking IIE initiatives, including Generation Study Abroad. Prior to joining IIE, Daniel was Producer and Director of Product Development at the tech start-up iAgora.com, an online community for young internationals who live, work and study abroad. He serves on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, the Board of Directors of the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, and the Advisory Council of Diversity Abroad. Daniel his B.A. in International Relations from the George Washington University (USA) and holds a Master's degree in European Studies from the London School of Economics (UK).