Sascha Haselmayer is a Public Interest Technology Fellow at New America. As a social entrepreneur, he has led urban innovation, economic development, and government innovation projects in over 40 countries. He trained as an architect at the Architectural Association in London.
In 2011, Haselmayer founded Citymart, an organization that transformed expectations and practices of public procurement by reliably introducing civic engagement, diversity, problem-solving, and innovation into a core bureaucratic process. Under his leadership, Citymart implemented innovative procurement practices in 135 cities in 35 countries.
Haselmayer’s contributions on urban and civic innovation, smart cities, economic development, and public procurement innovation in cities have been recognized through an Ashoka Fellowship. He advocates for change as a keynote speaker and lecturing at leading institutions and universities. He has authored two books on service and procurement innovation in cities and has served as a trusted adviser to organizations and philanthropies.