Mike Feerick

CEO & Founder, Alison

United States of America

Mike Feerick is CEO & Founder of Alison, one of the world’s largest free empowerment platforms with 22m registered members. Alison provides 3,500 free courses for workplace learning. One of the first free learning platforms, it also provides free psychometric and aptitude tests and assessments, along with free tools for mental health and well-being. Subject matter experts can earn revenue by sharing their expertise. Career advice and job matching services are provided at no cost.

He is an internationally recognised social entrepreneur receiving Diploma Award, UNESCO (2010), Ashoka Fellowship (2011), Guinness Social Fund Award (2012). In 2013, Alison was a WISE Award winner (Qatar Foundation). He was a World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2016. Alison was awarded the EU Civil Solidarity Award in Feb 2020 for educating the world about COVID. He holds two degrees in business, UL (BBS 89) and Harvard (MBA 94).