Fred Matser (1945) is the founder, funder & chairman of Fred Foundation. Fred is a leading Dutch philanthropist, humanitarian and philosopher. He headed a successful commercial real estate company. A life-changing experience radically affected his vision on life, death and the human condition. Fred uses insights gained from his intuition, to restore the dynamic balance and harmony in ourselves, between people and in nature. He does this through the work of a large number of foundations he has founded, such as Fred Foundation, Essentia Foundation, Flowfund and ForestPeace Foundation of which he is chairman. The development of consciousness is central to his life.