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Ton Koper (*1949) is a creative director and age activist in Basel. In earlier years he worked as a concept designer in Zurich and Frankfurt. At present, he emphasizes the value of solidarity and cooperation in a world of disruption like today.

This transformation is caused by several crises that are currently unfolding simultaneously. We are now experiencing not only an infection crisis, but also a demographic crisis, a globalization crisis, a digitalization crisis, an interest rate crisis, a climate crisis, a waste crisis, a species crisis, a justice crisis and, on top of that, a truth crisis. In an increasingly fluid society, some fixed ideas about life, work and retirement are likely to dissolve before our eyes.


Will this shift in all directions go down in history as the never ending permacrisis? Or will it be remembered as the genesis of radical new ideas, solutions and collaborations that have long been needed but never had the chance to be realized?

In his later work, Ton Koper is particularly committed to the redefinition of demographic change and new ways of recruiting and developing HR in times of AI. He gives lectures, works on projects and runs workshops on these topics.


Ton Koper was an active partner at Bain & Company in Moscow and a member of the expert group of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. He is in demand as a critical analyser, enjoys watching football and listens to music by Joni Mitchell and Steely Dan.

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