02 Sep Lew Schulman
Lew has throughout his career been an innovative social entrepreneur, tackling diverse social problems in multiple industries. That experience over a diverse career has helped to develop and apply scalable solutions to complex global social issues. After serving his country in the US Navy early in his career, Lew pioneered a lending model for plaintiffs who were out of work due to traumatic injury. After selling this growing business to a private equity group, Lew’s business interest in the Seafood industry resulted in the creation of fishing co-ops and building export facilities in South and Central America for export to the US market. A decade later Lew turned his attention to affordable housing and helped pioneer innovative housing strategies including Public Private Partnerships in the US. Lew led an organization that developed and built new and rehabilitated thousands of affordable homes in disinvested communities within culturally diverse populations, ultimately taking the expertise to Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Lew is leading the Technology company, iBUILD Global (Co-Founder) which has developed “iBUILD”. The end to end Mobile Platform for the construction/housing space in developing countries with partnership contributions from IBM and MasterCard Innovation Labs.