Founder and CEO, Fundación Paraguaya
Martin Burt is CEO and founder of Fundación Paraguaya, a social endeavor devoted to poverty elimination through entrepreneurship and self-reliance. He is developing financially self-sufficient agricultural schools for chronically unemployed rural youth and the Poverty Stoplight, a new poverty metric and coaching methodology for poor families. Burt teaches at universities in the United States and Nigeria and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council and board member of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Teach a Man to Fish, and Global Foodbanking Network. Previously, he was mayor of Asunción, vice minister of commerce, and chief of staff to the president of Paraguay.