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Title: CEO & Co-Founder
Location: London, United Kingdom
Fields of operation: Education, Digital, Technology
Bernhard Niesner (34 and originally from Vienna, Austria) is the CEO and Co-Founder of http://www.busuu.com/ – the world´s largest social network for language learning with more than 40m users. busuu provides audiovisual language courses in 12 different languages combined with direct interaction with native speakers from the community. The London-based start-up received several prestigious awards and was named "Best Education Start-Up in 2011" by TechCrunch. busuu.com is backed by renown business angels like Johann Hansmann and Martin Varsavsky and closed in September 2012 a Series-A-round from PRO-Founders Capital. Before founding busuu, Bernhard worked at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in the area of consumer goods. In addition to his current role at busuu, he is Associated Professor at IE Business Schools in the area of online marketing. Bernhard graduated in International Business from the University of Vienna and holds an MBA from IE Business School. In his free time, Bernhard relaxes while playing the piano, loves skiing in winter times and enjoys spending time with his newborn daughter.