Bernhard Niesner is the CEO and Co-Founder of busuu, the world´s largest social network for language learning. busuu has attracted more than 80 million users from over 190 countries, and is growing at around 30,000 new users per day. The London-based startup combines AI-powered language courses on desktop and mobile devices with direct interaction with native speakers around the world. Every busuu user is both a student of a foreign language and a tutor of their mother tongue. The company also offers award-winning language courses for corporates such as UBER, Inditex, DHL to train their employees.
Before starting busuu, Bernhard worked as consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He graduated summa cum laude in International Business from the University of Vienna and holds an MBA with honors from IE Business School. Bernhard is an active mentor in the startup community and an advisor to the Austrian Government on education affairs. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano, skiing, and spending time with his family.