The Leadership Team

Meet the co-founders and leaders of ApplyBoard:
Meti, Martin, and Massi Basiri.

After facing many challenges and obstacles on their own study abroad journeys, the Basiri brothers saw an opportunity to break down barriers and democratize education. Together they created ApplyBoard to make their dream to educate the world a reality.

Today Meti, Martin, and Massi have built an expanded leadership team with more than a century of collective experience and expertise in higher education, technology, security, engineering, HR, finance, marketing, customer success, and more.

A Message From Our CEO

“My brothers–Martin and Massi–and I founded ApplyBoard with one mission in mind: empower people around the world to study abroad and access the best education. Every international student journey is unique, filled with boundless opportunities and a few challenges along the way. We strive to deliver new solutions, innovations, and support, allowing students to take hold of those opportunities. In all we do, we aim to support their success and the long-term prosperity of the study abroad sector.”

– Meti Basiri

Advisory Board

As a firm believer in the difference education makes in students’ lives, Jo Johnson has dedicated his life to innovating and advancing post-secondary education globally. Jo holds a degree from Balliol College, an MBA from INSEAD, and a license spéciale from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Before his election to Parliament in 2010, Jo spent 13 years at the Financial Times, where he won several awards for his journalism. He later attended Cabinet as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. Currently, he is the Chairman, International at ApplyBoard and Chairman of Tes Global, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and President’s Professorial Fellow at King’s College, London.

Rt. Hon. Jo Johnson

Chairman, International

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