Matthew Spacie

Matthew Spacie

Founder and Executive Chairman, Magic Bus

Matthew Spacie, MBE, established Magic Bus with a small group of volunteers and over the years, has evolved it into a multiple award-winning NGO working to move millions of children and youth from highly marginalised communities out of poverty. When Matthew created Magic Bus at the age of 29, he was the COO of Cox and Kings, India’s largest holiday tour operator. In 2006, Matthew also cofounded cleartrip.com, which is today one of the largest pure-play online travel company in South Asia. He has been elected an Ashoka Fellow, a TED Fellow and as an Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP) Fellow. Matthew is currently Executive Chairman of Magic Bus Global, leading operations in India, Singapore, the US, UK, Myanmar and Nepal. He also sits on the Global Advisory Boards of Etihad Airlines and DASRA. Matthew is a UK Citizen and lives in Mumbai with his family.