Alex Budak

Alex Budak is a faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Executive Director of the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program.

Regularly one of Haas’ highest rated offerings, Alex’s “Becoming a Changemaker" course brings together his experience as an entrepreneur, academic and advisor to changemakers around the world. Outside of teaching, Alex also serves as Executive Director of the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program.

Before joining UC Berkeley, he co-founded, which has helped over 1,000 changemakers in 50 countries raise over $10 Million USD. He’s written about leadership for FastCompany and the Guardian and his work as a changemaker and educator has been featured in publications including Forbes and the Washington Post.

A Silicon Valley native, Budak spent three years living in Stockholm, Sweden where he served as Country Director at Reach for Change, running its social innovation incubator. Through this role, he traveled throughout the Nordics giving talks on leadership and innovation and encouraging the development of a Nordic social entrepreneurship model and movement.

He received a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and a BA from UCLA. UCLA honored him as its Recent Graduate of the Year in 2017 and he’s been named a “top 100 visionary leader" by Real Leaders Magazine and a top under-40 North American leader by Friends of Europe.