Nikolaus Hutter Named to Heifer International Board of Directors

Nikolaus Hutter, Heifer International Board of Directors
Nikolaus Hutter, Heifer International Board of Directors

Nikolaus Hutter, of Toniic Europe, has been elected to an at-large position to the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty.

Hutter is an investment executive and entrepreneur with close to 15 years international experience. He initiated the first capacity building program for social entrepreneurs in Europe, together with Social Impact International and Impact HUB Vienna. Hutter currently leads the European Operations of Toniic, a global network of impact investors. Toniic, headquartered in San Francisco, California, and team members in India, Great Britain and Austria, is an action-oriented international impact investor network whose members promote a sustainable global economy by investing in social entrepreneurs, enterprises, and funds seeking to change the world for the better. 

Hutter is also the Co-Founder and a Senior Advisor to the Investment Ready Program in Vienna, where he initiated and conceptualized a first-of-its-kind program for social enterprise in Europe.  Prior, he was Strategy Advisor and Vice President of Operations for Organica Water in Budapest Hungary.  Other executive positions were held with Venture Capital firms like 3TS Capital Partners of Vienna and Helsinki and Gamma Capital Partners in Vienna.  Hutter also serves on the board and as an advisor to several organizations in the social entrepreneurship and impact investment space, including the Investment Committee of Eastern Europe focused impact investor Angello Capital and social VC fund ennovent, and as an Associate of the global Impact HUB Network. He also lectures on social enterprise at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Hutter received his MA in Business and Languages from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Heifer International’s Board of Directors is comprised of 19 members of diverse backgrounds in the business, agriculture, academic, faith-based and private sectors.

About Heifer International:
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call 1-888-5HUNGER (888-548-6437).