In Enabling Tomorrow we interview changes agents working at the forefront of tech, innovation, and digital inclusion in emerging markets.

Tim Metz chats with Colin McElwee, co-founder of Worldreader, a 501 global non-profit organization that provides people in the developing world with free access to a library of digital books via e-readers and mobile phones. Colin discusses the transformative power of reading and shares insights gained in a decade working to end illiteracy and promote reading worldwide.

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As co-founder of Worldreader, Colin McElwee focuses on developing and growing key partnerships, putting to good use his for-profit and nonprofit experience across the globe. Prior to co-founding Worldreader, Colin was the first director of marketing at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, where he helped establish the school’s reputation as a world-class business education provider. Prior to that, he started his career as an economist for several Brussels-based lobbies to the European Commission and later worked in global marketing in the consumer goods sector for Scottish & Newcastle PLC. Colin has a degree in economics from the University of Manchester and an MBA from ESADE Business School. In 2016, Colin was nominated as one of the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Schwab Foundation of the WEF.

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Host: Tim Metz — Marketing Director KaiOS
Recording date: 28th of August 2020