Belva Devara

CEO and Co-Founder, Ruangguru


Adamas Belva Syah Devara is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ruangguru, the largest education technology startup in Indonesia, providing services to more than 7,000,000 K-12 students, over 150,000 teachers, and  more than 90% of all provincial governments in Indonesia. The startup has won multiple accolades including Bubu Awards 2015, Social Enterprise of the Year 2016, and MIT SOLVER 2017. Mr. Devara was also recently included in Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 list in 2017.

Prior to Ruangguru, Mr. Devara worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, focusing on education system transformation and public health strategy projects, and working with multiple Southeast Asian governments, international NGOs, and the global donor community. Before McKinsey, he worked briefly for the Office of the President (the President's Delivery Unit / UKP4) in Indonesia and Goldman Sachs in Singapore.

Mr. Devara received his dual degree, an MPA degree from Harvard University and an MBA degree from Stanford University, both on full merit-based scholarships. Also on a scholarship, he earned his Business and Computer Science undergraduate degrees at Nanyang Technological University Singapore, where he won triple gold medals for topping both of his cohorts academically for all four years of university.

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