DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--David Kiger, founder and executive chairman of global logistics company Worldwide Express and a major investor and strategic advisor for startups Alef Mobitech and beGlammed, has been named to the board of advisors at XPRIZE. As the global leader in solving the world’s grandest challenges, XPRIZE is a nonprofit organization that creates and manages large-scale incentivized prize competitions that create impact in five areas: learning, exploration, energy and environment, global development and life sciences.
The XPRIZE foundation is designed to create radical breakthroughs, movements and prizes that benefit humanity. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE to land a privately funded rover on the Moon; the $20 million NRG Cosia Carbon XPRIZE to reimagine CO2; the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE to empower children to take control of their own learning; the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE to bring healthcare to the palm of your hand; the $7 million Barbara Bush Adult Literacy XPRIZE to transform the lives of low-literate adults; and the $7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE to usher in a new era of ocean exploration.
Kiger is a member of a number of prestigious advisory boards. In 2015, he was announced as a member of the inaugural board of advisors for TEDx, an initiative of the global TED nonprofit organization. The TEDx program helps communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.
Kiger is a leading advocate for entrepreneurs and advisor on leadership topics. In 1995, he founded the logistics company Worldwide Express armed with only $5,000 and a business plan. Over the next two decades, he led the company’s growth to more than 150 franchises with annual sales of more than $750 million.
Kiger was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, graduated from the University of Alabama and currently resides in Dallas.
About David Kiger
David Kiger, founder and executive chairman of global logistics company Worldwide Express, is an angel investor and strategic advisor for a diverse portfolio of ventures including Alef Mobitech and beGlammed. Kiger offers advice to entrepreneurs through leadership blog. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidKiger.