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Shai Reshef

Founder and President of University of the People

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 Shai Reshef Biography

Shai Reshef born September 11, 1955 is an educational entrepreneur, founder and president of University of the People, a non-profit academic institution offering accredited, low-cost higher education degrees online.

Reshef earned an MA in Chinese Politics from the University of Michigan. From 1989 to 2005, Reshef served as Chief Executive Officer and then Chairman of the Kidum Group, a test preparation company. Reshef joined Kidum in 1989 when it was a single product company with revenues of $100,000. Under his leadership, Kidum grew to become a company with annual revenues in excess of $25 million, with over 1,000 employees and 50,000 students a year. In 2005, he sold the company to Kaplan, Inc., one of the world’s largest education companies and a subsidiary of the Washington Post.

Between 2001 and 2004, while continuing as the chairman of Kidum, Reshef lived in the Netherlands where he chaired KIT eLearning, a subsidiary of Kidum. KIT is the eLearning partner of the University of Liverpool and the first online university outside of the United States. KIT provides MBA and M.Sc. degrees in IT. In 2004, the company was acquired by Laureate Online Education.

Reshef is married and has four children. He lives in Pasadena, California.

In January 2009, Reshef founded University of the People, a non-profit, American, accredited online academic institution that seeks to increase the availability of higher education by offering affordable online university-level studies. As of January 2016, the University has admitted over 2500 students from 170 countries.

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Shai Reshef

Founder and President of University of the People

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Shai Reshef Biography

Shai Reshef born September 11, 1955 is an educational entrepreneur, founder and president of University of the People, a non-profit academic institution offering accredited, low-cost higher education degrees online.

Reshef earned an MA in Chinese Politics from the University of Michigan. From 1989 to 2005, Reshef served as Chief Executive Officer and then Chairman of the Kidum Group, a test preparation company. Reshef joined Kidum in 1989 when it was a single product company with revenues of $100,000. Under his leadership, Kidum grew to become a company with annual revenues in excess of $25 million, with over 1,000 employees and 50,000 students a year. In 2005, he sold the company to Kaplan, Inc., one of the world’s largest education companies and a subsidiary of the Washington Post.

Between 2001 and 2004, while continuing as the chairman of Kidum, Reshef lived in the Netherlands where he chaired KIT eLearning, a subsidiary of Kidum. KIT is the eLearning partner of the University of Liverpool and the first online university outside of the United States. KIT provides MBA and M.Sc. degrees in IT. In 2004, the company was acquired by Laureate Online Education.

Reshef is married and has four children. He lives in Pasadena, California.

In January 2009, Reshef founded University of the People, a non-profit, American, accredited online academic institution that seeks to increase the availability of higher education by offering affordable online university-level studies. As of January 2016, the University has admitted over 2500 students from 170 countries.

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  • University of the People: Shai Reshef at TEDxOxbridge - YouTube
  • Shai Reshef, University of the People - YouTube

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  • How to book Shai Reshef?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Shai Reshef for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Shai Reshef, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Shai Reshef or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Shai Reshef?

    Booking fees for Shai Reshef, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Shai Reshef, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Shai Reshef?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Shai Reshef for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Shai Reshef for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Shai Reshef or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Shai Reshef or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Shai Reshef is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shai Reshef for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Shai Reshef generally travels from Pasadena, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Manish Chandra, Diane Prince Johnston, Amy Jo Martin, Melanie Whelan and Tina Sharkey. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shai Reshef for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Shai Reshef Speaker Videos

  • Refugees – Moving from Surviving to Thriving | Shai Reshef ...
    University of the People: Shai Reshef at TEDxOxbridge - YouTube
  • Shai Reshef, University of the People - YouTube
    Finding Einstein: Shai Reshef at TEDxKC - YouTube
  • Shai Reshef: An ultra-low-cost college degree - YouTube

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