David Villa-Clarke BEM, MBA

SpecialityCEO, Aleto Foundation

David Villa-Clarke BEM, MBA is the CEO of the Aleto Foundation a social mobility charity based in London.  The Aleto Foundation delivers leadership programmes, which have been described as an MBA bootcamp for high achieving young people from tough reality backgrounds. The programmes are combined with symbiotic mentoring relationships with senior leaders in industry, with the aim of developing tomorrow’s leaders and creating pathways for the young people to succeed in their career of choice. 

He is also the President and Founder of Project Volunteer, a charity that works with over 500 orphans in Botswana, that has successfully been taking volunteers to Botswana to put on holiday camps since 2006. 

David’s interests are varied ranging from volunteering, sports, entrepreneurship, through to not-for-profit educational causes and social mobility. As an accomplished Toastmaster and Public Speaker David enjoys sharing motivational stories.

He is committed to ensuring that irrespective of background and location that every child should have a good education and not have to grow up too fast. 

David was recognised for his services to charity with the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours list. 

Watch David’s TEDx talk here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATJ2HGiwo40

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