Craig Scott

Social Entrepreneur

Chapter Board - Chicago

Craig Scott is a global social entrepreneur with a passion to transform education across the globe to address humanity’s existential challenges (e.g. human evolution, sustainability, security, health, quality of life).

Craig is currently focused on founding an undergraduate college in Asia to nurture the next generation of Asian global leaders to help build a peaceful, verdant, healthy and prosperous world.

Craig recently retired from Abbott, a Fortune 150 healthcare company, after a 26 year career in global, regional (Latin America and Asia), and country (Asia and Europe) leadership roles, with expertise in general management, marketing, business development, sales, acquisitions and innovation across Abbott’s clinical nutrition, hospital and medical businesses. He worked for Abbott for 12 years in expatriate assignments in Asia and Europe.

Craig completed his graduate studies at Stanford University, receiving an M.B.A. and a Certificate in Public Management from the Graduate School of Business and a Masters in International Agricultural Economics from the Food Research Institute. Craig was awarded the George and Bea Gibson Scholarship for the student with a passion for global peace and development issues.

Craig served for 5 years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the northern mountains of the Philippines helping villages build sustainable water systems, collaborating with the Episcopal Church to establish a sustainable village water development program and training new volunteers in the design and construction of community water systems.

Craig graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1983 with a B.A. in Religion and minors in Science, Technology & Public Policy and French Studies and was elected to the Carleton Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (top 10% of the class).

Craig is a globalist, humanitarian, and contemplative fluent in 5 languages, including French, Tagalog and 2 Filipino dialects. Craig grew up in Jerusalem during 1966-73 and lived 15 years in the Philippines and 2 years in Belgium.

Craig received the Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America in 1979 (top 4% of scouts).

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