The WISE Awards


Mr. Claudio Sassaki

Position: Co-founder and CEO, Geekie
Country: Brazil
Claudio Sassaki is the co-founder and CEO of Geekie, recognized by Wired UK as one of the most important social innovators of the world and awarded by Schwab Foundation as social entrepreneur of the year. Sassaki leads a pioneer Brazilian company in the use of technology for personalized learning at massive scale - more than five million students have already used the technological solutions developed by him and his team. A graduate in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidade de São Paulo, he also received an MBA and Master’s in Education from Stanford University. Sassaki spent almost ten years in investment banking, having reached the position of VP at Goldman Sachs. In 2011, he gave up his career in the financial sector to pursue his dream of transforming lives through education and thus started Geekie.