Douglas L. Becker

  • Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Laureate Education

Mr. Becker is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Laureate Education, Inc., the leading global network of international universities and the largest degree granting higher education company in the world; providing nearly one million students access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education through its network of more than 80 campus-based and online institutions in 29 countries. He was the Founding Chairman of Port Discovery, the Children’s Museum in Baltimore, where he still serves as a director. Mr. Becker has served on such nonprofit Boards as the Baltimore Museum of Art, Greater Baltimore Committee, Economic Alliance of Baltimore, Enoch Pratt Library, Gilman School, University of Maryland Foundation, and FIRST – an international robotics competition which inspires student interest in math and science. He established the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation in 1997.