CEO, onebillion.org, UK
Andrew Ashe is the co-founder and CEO of onebillion, a non-profit that has developed onecourse – an app for children to learn to read, write and become numerate in their own language. Following a 15-month field trial with out-of-school children in Tanzania, onebillion was named joint winner of Elon Musk’s Global Learning XPRIZE. Since then, Andrew and the onebillion team have been developing a dedicated device, onetab, to bring onecourse to children all over the world, both in and out of school. Previously, Andrew co-founded language learning company EuroTalk Ltd. He was also a maths teacher and VSO volunteer in Papua New Guinea.