Just turning 24, Iman Usman has set a strong footprint on youth movement and education field in the 4th largest most populous country and one of the strongest economy in the world. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Ruangguru.com, an award winning tech-enabled education provider in Indonesia. Under his leadership, Ruangguru.com has developed various products and services which has disrupted Indonesia's education. Some of them are including the nation's largest online marketplace for private tutoring and group-classes which organizes over +25,000 and an online/ computerized based test platform that enable students and teachers to access exam-prep materials and to improve their performance by using real-time analytics. Ruangguru.com won Indonesia's Best Education Website by the 2015 Bubu Awards.
Prior of founding Ruangguru.com, Iman was known in the country as one of key opinion leaders in youth development. Iman has co-founded and led some of the largest youth-led movements, such as: the Indonesian Future Leaders and the Indonesian Youth Parliament which mobilized thousands of young people to do social goods. Iman is also the youngest Board Member of YCAB Foundation - one of Indonesia's largest social enterprise in education and youth development which has impacted over 2.5 millions in the last decade. At the organization, he advised the organization on youth-related programmes and tech-enabled innovations.
His contribution and commitment to youth empowerment have been recognized and celebrated globally. He has received the 2011 ASEAN Youth Award, the 2011 UN Youth Assembly Recognition on Humanitarian Development, the 2011 Global Teen Leader Award, the 2010 British Council’s Global Changemaker Award, the 2008 Ashoka Young Changemaker Award, and the 2008 Indonesian Young Leader Award by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, among others. He is also an education fellow of Qatar Foundation and Laureate Global Education. His work has been featured by CNN, BBC, Euro News, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek - among others. In 2015, UNICEF and Tsinghua University invited him to give a lecture in Beijing and named him as UNICEF Young Innovator to Watch - among 5 other young innovators in their respective fields.
He received his B.A. cumlaude in International Relations from the University of Indonesia, where he was awarded the National Best Student Award by the Ministry of Education and Culture in 2013. In 2014, he completed his M.A. summa cumlaude, in International Education Development from Columbia University in New York.
Specialities: Youth activism, education planning and policy, education technology, product development, youth leadership, community development, civic engagement, project management, public speaking, workshop facilitation, design thinking, marketing, social media.
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RECENT PRESS COVERAGES
Learning World, Euro News, March 2014 (English)
Tea Time with Desi Anwar, Metro TV, 2013
DAAI TV, 2013
Insight Indonesia, Berita Satu, 2012 (English)
Kick Andy, Metro TV, 2011
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