Benjamin Sywulka is an innovation expert with a background in corporate, social and country-level innovation. He is currently the founder of Hapi, a company that seeks to solve systemic problems and generate income at the base of the pyramid through self- employment platforms. Before Hapi, he was the Corporate Innovation Manager for Multi Investment Corporation (CMI), where he led the innovation efforts in all business units. Before CMI, he was the Innovation Director for the Private Competitiveness Council of Guatemala where he led the country’s innovation strategy, working in conjunction with private, public and academic sectors. He was an innovation consultant at IXL Center, where he carried out innovation processes with multinationals, and an innovation professor at various universities. He worked in Silicon Valley in companies such as Google and Altavista, and led rural technology entrepreneurship and e- government initiatives in Central America and Paraguay. He has a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, and an MBA and a Masters in Finance from Hult International Business School.
Ben is a Fellow of the XII class of the Central America Leadership Initiative.
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