The WISE Awards


Mr. Boris Bulayev

Position: Co-founder and Executive Director, The Educate! Experience
Country: United States of America

Co-founder and Executive Director Boris Bulayev has been leading Educate! for nearly ten years, taking just one year off to work in the private sector at startup incubator Loeb Enterprises. As Executive Director, Mr Bulayev has driven Educate!'s extraordinary growth from a volunteer-run scholarship program for a small number of refugees to a scalable, high-impact model that reached more than 80,000 youth in 2014 and is on its way to transforming secondary education systems across Africa. Mr Bulayev’s leadership and vision have consistently earned him recognition from top media outlets and social entrepreneurship organizations including Forbes Magazine and Ashoka.