Short Bio: Leander Bindewald

Leander’s field of expertise are complementary currencies. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Lancaster. From 2012 to 2015, he managed the international EU Interreg project “Community Currencies in Action” ( for the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in London. CCIA aimed to enhance the research and practice across this fast developing field of socio-economic tools, supporting the dissemination and innovation of currency solutions in the public and third sector across Europe, develop an evaluation framework for the socio-economic impact of currencies innovations and provide support and training for existing and new currency initiatives.

Leander also holds a master’s degree in Neurobiology (Diplombiologe), a Master of Arts (Magister Artium) in Philosophy and Business – both from the University of Freiburg in Germany, his country of origin – and an abiding hands-on love for lush gardens and forests. He has lived in all five corners of the globe and worked as a freelance consultant in many European countries, Asia and the Americas, focusing on participatory processes, monetary education and currency design.

Download my resumé 2024 (auch als Deutsche Version) and list of publications.