Ben Nelson

CEO and Founder, Minerva


United States of America

Ben Nelson is founder, chairman, and CEO of Minerva which he founded in 2011 with the goal of nurturing critical wisdom for the sake of the world. Nelson has, since, built Minerva University into the most selective in the United States, and has developed Minerva Project to design and deliver future-oriented learning and talent development programs to learners at multiple stages—from secondary school students to undergraduate and graduate degree candidates to working professionals and executive leaders.

Prior to Minerva, Nelson served as CEO of Snapfish from 2005 to 2010. Nelson holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School