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Steve Killelea

2016 Outstanding Peace Technology

STEVE KILLELEA

Date of birth

8 September 1949

Place of birth

Sydney, Australia

Nationality

Australian

Year granted award

2016

Work Title

Executive Chairman & Founder

Work Description

Institute for Economics & Peace

Founder of The Global Index (GPI) which measures peace in 162 countries according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators.

For the latest Global Peace Index, visit visionofhumanity.org

Steve Killelea is an accomplished entrepreneur in high technology business development and at the forefront of philanthropic activities focused on sustainable development and peace. After successfully building two international software companies, Steve decided to dedicate most of his time and fortune to sustainable development and peace.

In 2007 Steve founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), an international think tank dedicated to building a greater understanding of the interconnection between business, peace and economics with particular emphasis on the economic benefits of peace. IEP’s ground-breaking research includes the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of peacefulness. Steve’s founding of IEP was recognized as one of the 50 most impactful philanthropic gifts in Australia’s history.

Steve currently serves on a number of influential Company Boards, Advisory Boards and President Councils. In 2010 he was honoured as Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the global peace movement and the provision of humanitarian aid to the developing world. In 2013 Steve was nominated one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Armed Violence Reduction” by the UK group Action on Armed Violence.