Ben Vasiliou, CEO, Youth Projects

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Ben is an ASF Alumni Ambassador and was the recipient of the Stanford Australia Foundation Scholarship in 2019.

Ben is the Chief Executive Officer of Youth Projects. He is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a genuine passion for breaking the cycle of disadvantage and creating equal access to social and economic participation for all people.

Ben is a social entrepreneur who seeks to add value through strategy, good governance, and modern leadership and recently graduated from the Executive Education in Social Entrepreneurship Program at Stanford University (USA). He was recognised in the Top 5 CEO’s of 2021 by Third Sector, and by Pro Bono Australia as Innovator of the Year and one of the Top 25 most influential and inspiring people in the social economy in 2020.

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Stanford Australia Scholarship - The Stanford Australia Foundation (2019)

Being awarded a scholarship by Stanford Australia to study an executive education program at Stanford University was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The course itself opened my mind to new ways of thinking and improved my analytical skills. Whilst being challenged and supported to develop new skills, I was also able to share my own learnings. The most incredible and tangible outcome for me was the network of international leaders I can now call peers. We continue to share challenges and opportunities with each other, a year after the program. This scholarship and the things I learnt have had a significant impact on my leadership which has benefited the organisations I work with. In particular I was exposed to renowned lecturers in design thinking who have helped me to shape our strategic plan and also teach other leaders in the business to see challenges and problems from different perspectives.

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