Hartwig Zakin

Board Member


​Hartwig Zakin has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, currently consulting for the Executive Director of Braven – New Jersey on external affairs and strategy formulation. Prior to joining Braven, Hartwig was the Alumni Director of America Needs You and the Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition against Human Trafficking. Previously, Hartwig held management positions with two social enterprises (Cleanslate Chicago and 180° Properties) under the auspices of the Cara Program, one of Chicago’s leading workforce development agencies.

Hartwig is a committed refugee resettlement advocate and a long-term supporter of RefugeeOne. He served on the RefugeeOne Board from 2009-2015, including as President from 2011-2014, before rejoining the Board in 2022.

A native of Germany, Hartwig holds a Master of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and French from the University of Southern California. He is a passionate traveler, soccer fan, student of history, and triathlete. Hartwig and his wife Anne reside in Maplewood, New Jersey.