Global Education & Skills Forum

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12 - 13 March 2016

Atlantis The Palm,
Dubai, U.A.E.

Speakers

The Global Education & Skills Forum attracts leaders in business, finance, government, public policy, academia, philanthropy, and more. These individuals represent some of the world's top firms, organizations, universities and governments.

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Global Education & Skills Forum 2016

Martha Adams
Ms Martha Adams

@marthaadamsCreative Director
Girl Rising
United States

Andrew Adonis
Lord Andrew Adonis

Member of The House of Lords
Former UK Government Minister
United Kingdom

Anna Maria Ajello
Mr Anna Maria Ajello

Full Professor
Univeristy Of Rome - Invalsi
Italy

Tariq Al Gurg
Mr Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Cares
United Arab Emirates

Hanan Al Hroub
Mrs Hanan Al Hroub

@hanan_hroubTeacher
Palestinian Mnistery of Education
Palestine

Abdulla Al Karam
Dr Abdulla Al Karam

Chairman of the Board of Directors & Director General
Knowledge & Human Development Authority
United Arab Emirates

Fahd Al-Rasheed
His Excellency Fahd Al-Rasheed

Group Chief Executive Officer And Managing Director
Emaar Economic City
Saudi Arabia

Aqeela Asifi
Mrs Aqeela Asifi

noneTeacher
Commissionerate for Afghan Refugee
Pakistan

Nancie Atwell
Ms Nancie Atwell

Teacher
Center for Teaching and Learning
United States

Loulwa Bakr
Mrs Loulwa Bakr

@lbakrManaging Director
Edu21
Saudi Arabia

Haif Bannayan
His Excellency Haif Bannayan

Chief Executive Officer
Queen Rania Teacher Academy
Jordan

Anies Baswedan
Mr Anies Baswedan

Minister
Ministry of Education and Culture of The Republic of Indonesia
Indonesia

Dhaval Bathia
Mr Dhaval Bathia

@dhavalbathiaTeacher
Genesis Education
India

Matthew Bishop
Mr Matthew Bishop

@mattbishSenior Editor
The Economist Group
United States

Irina Bokova
Ms Irina Bokova

Director-General
UNESCO
France

Elias Bou Saab
Dr Elias Bou Saab

Minister
Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Lebanon

Marc Boxser
Mr Marc Boxser

@marcboxserGlobal Director for External Relations and Strategic Initiatives
GEMS Education
United States

Colin Brown
Mr Colin Brown

@colincapabilityChief Operating Officer
Skoolbo PTE
United Kingdom

Esteban Bullrich
Mr Esteban Bullrich

@estebanbullrichMinister of Education and Sport of Argentina
Argentina

Jamira Burley
Miss Jamira Burley

@JamiraBurleyCo-Chair
United Nation GEFI Youth Advocacy Group
United States

Geoffrey Canada
Mr Geoffrey Canada

President
Harlem Children's Zone and Promise Academy Boards
United States

Neil Carberry
Mr Neil Carberry

@GramscisghostDirector, Employment and Skills
Confederation of British Industry
United Kingdom

Beatriz Cardoso
Mrs Beatriz Cardoso

Executive Director
Laboratório De Educaçao
Brazil

Robin Chaurasiya
Ms Robin Chaurasiya

Co-founder
Kranti
India

Komal Dadlani
Ms Komal Dadlani

@lab_4uCEO / Co-Founder
Lab4u
United States

Oley Dibba-Wadda
Mrs Oley Dibba-Wadda

Executive Secretary
Association for the Development of Education in Africa - ADEA
Gambia

Daniel Donohue
Mr Daniel Donohue

Vp Strategic Initiatives
Brainpop
United States

David Edwards
Mr David Edwards

@daveswordsDeputy General Secretary
Education International
Belgium

David Edwards
Mr David Edwards

Head Of Education
Gems World Academy (singapore)
Singapore

Gregory Elacqua
Dr Gregory Elacqua

@gregoryelacquaPrincipal Economist, Education Division
Inter-American Development Bank
United States

Jelmer Evers
Mr Jelmer Evers

@jelmereversTeacher
Unic/education International
Netherlands

Joseph Fatheree
Mr Joseph Fatheree

@josephfathereeInstructor of Creativity and Innovation
Effingham High School
United States

Tom Fletcher
Mr Tom Fletcher

@tfletcherGlobal Strategy Director
Global Business Coalition For Education
United Arab Emirates

Alessandro Fusacchia
Mr Alessandro Fusacchia

https://twitter.com/fusacchia?ref_src=twsrcgoogletwcampserptwgrauthorHead Of Cabinet
Ministry Of Education, Universities And Research
Italy

Bobby Ghosh
Mr Bobby Ghosh

@ghoshworldManaging Editor - Quartz
Global Affairs Analyst, CNN
United States

Karen Giles
Ms Karen Giles

Headteacher
Barham Primary School
United Kingdom

Nicole Goldin
Dr Nicole Goldin

@nicolegoldinConsulting Lead Economist And Policy Advisor
World Bank
United States

Matthew Greenfield
Mr Matthew Greenfield

@mattgreenfieldManaging Partner
Rethink Education
United States

Randa Grob-zakhary
Dr Randa Grob-zakhary

Global Head Of Education
Porticus
Switzerland

Alexandra Harper
Mrs Alexandra Harper

@alex18038675Head of Early Childhood
Redlands
Australia

Colin Hegarty
Mr Colin Hegarty

@hegartymathsTeacher
Hegartymaths
United Kingdom

Alex Hill
Dr Alex Hill

Co-Founder and Director
Centre For High Performance
United Kingdom

Anthony Jackson
Dr Anthony Jackson

Vice President, Education
Asia Society
United States

Marieme Jamme
Mrs Marieme Jamme

@mjammeCEO / Founder
Spotone Global Solutions Group
United Kingdom

Xueqin Jiang
Mr Xueqin Jiang

@xueqinjiangContributing Education Editor
New York Times Chinese Website
China

Rashmi Kathuria
Ms Rashmi Kathuria

@rashkathPGT (Mathematics)
Kulachi Hansraj Model School
India

Mahdzir Khalid
Mr Mahdzir Khalid

Minister
Ministry of Education
Malaysia

Richard Kipsang
Dr Richard Kipsang

Principal Secretary
Ministry Of Education, Science &technology
Kenya

Raj Kumar
Mr Raj Kumar

raj_devexPresident and Editor-in-Chief
Devex
United States

Tshering Lama
Dr Tshering Lama

@cdchildreachnpCountry Director
Childreach Nepal
Nepal

Simon Lebus
Mr Simon Lebus

Group Chief Executive
Cambridge Assessment
United Kingdom

Eden Liew
Mr Eden Liew

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
ITE Education Service
Singapore

Tony Little
Mr Tony Little

Chief Academic Officer
Gems Education
United Kingdom

Ee Ling Low
Prof. Ee Ling Low

Head of Strategic Planning and Academic Quality
National Institute of Education
Singapore

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton
Mr Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton

Advisory
Varkey Foundation
United Kingdom

Itai Madamombe
Ms Itai Madamombe

Head of Global Philanthropy
United Nations
United States

Yousri Marzouki
Dr Yousri Marzouki

@yousrimarzoukiAssistant Professor
Qatar University
France

Tsitsi Masiyiwa
Mrs Tsitsi Masiyiwa

@t_masiyiwaCo-chair Chairperson
Higher Life Foundation
United Kingdom

Miriam Mason-Sesay
Mrs Miriam Mason-Sesay

@educaidslCountry Director
Educaid Sierra Leone
United Kingdom

Okengo Matiangi
Dr Okengo Matiangi

Cabinet Secretary
Ministry Of Education Science And Technology
Kenya

Shannon May
Dr Shannon May

@drshannonmayChief Strategy And Development Officer
Bridge International Academies
Kenya

Jamie Mcauliffe
Mr Jamie Mcauliffe

@efejmcauliffePresident and CEO
Education for Employment
United States

Anne McElvoy
Ms Anne McElvoy

@annemcelvoySenior Editor
The Economist
United Kingdom

Dmitri Mehlhorn
Mr Dmitri Mehlhorn

@dmitrimehlhornBoard of Directors, Co-Founder
Studentsfirst
United States

Noelle Millholt
Mrs Noelle Millholt

@speakaboosCo-Founder and COO
Speakaboos
United States

Ayub Mohamud Abdi
Mr Ayub Mohamud Abdi

ayubmoaTeacher
Eastleigh High School/ Chair Community Development Initiative/ Founder Teachers Against Violent Extremism (TAVE)
Kenya

Ann Mroz
Ms Ann Mroz

@annmrozEditor
TES
United Kingdom

Aditya Natraj
Mr Aditya Natraj

CEO
Kaivalya Education Foundation
India

Illah Nourbakhsh
Prof. Illah Nourbakhsh

@specksensorProfessor and Associate Director
Carnegie Mellon University
United States

Kennedy Odede
Mr Kennedy Odede

@kennedyodedeChief Executive Officer
Shining Hope for Communities
United States

Joseph Okelo
Mr Joseph Okelo

Director
Makini School Ltd.
Kenya

Jolanta Okuniewska
Mrs Jolanta Okuniewska

@jolcik66Teacher
Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 13
Poland

Svein Osttveit
Mr Svein Osttveit

Director of the Executive Office of the Education Sector
UNESCO
France

George Papandreou
Mr George Papandreou

Former Prime Minister Of Greece, President Of Soc. International, Member Of The Global Leadership Council Of The Mercy Corps
Greece
Greece

Aggeliki Pappa
Ms Aggeliki Pappa

@apappaildEfl-sen Teacher / Researcher / Teacher Trainer
I Love Dyslexia
Greece

Yuhyun Park
Dr Yuhyun Park

Chair
Infollutionzero Ahn Sei Foundation / Nanyang Technological University
Singapore

Tory Patterson
Mr Tory Patterson

Managing Partner
Owl Ventures
United States

Vikas Pota
Mr Vikas Pota

@vikaspotaChief Executive Officer
Varkey Foundation
United Kingdom

Shauntel Poulson
Ms Shauntel Poulson

slp_eduGeneral Partner
Reach Capital
United States

Fernando Reimers
Prof. Fernando Reimers

@fernandoreimersProfessor, Director of Global Education Innovation Initiative and International Education Policy Program
Harvard Graduate School of Education
United States

John Rendel
Mr John Rendel

@john_rendelChief Executive Officer
PEAS
United Kingdom

Stephen Ritz
Mr Stephen Ritz

@greenBXmachineFounder
Green Bronx Machine
United States

Maarit Rossi
Mrs Maarit Rossi

@pathstomathMath Teacher and CEO of Paths to Math
Paths To Math Ltd
Finland

Jim Ryan
Mr Jim Ryan

@deanjimryanDean
Harvard Graduate School of Education
United States

Refat Sabbah
Mr Refat Sabbah

refaat sabbahGeneral Manager
Teacher Creatvity Center
Palestine

William Samoei Arap Ruto
His Excellency William Samoei Arap Ruto

Deputy President
The Republic Of Kenya
Kenya

Joel Samoff
Prof. Joel Samoff

Professor
Stanford University
United States

Sarah Sands
Miss Sarah Sands

@sandsstandardEditor
London Evening Standard
United Kingdom

Mehool Sanghrajka
Dr Mehool Sanghrajka

@mehoolChief Executive Officer
Learning Possibilities
United Kingdom

Jordan Shapiro
Mr Jordan Shapiro

@jordoshSenior Fellow
Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
United States

Jonathan Simons
Mr Jonathan Simons

@pxeducationDirector Of Education
Policy Exchange
United Kingdom

Jon Smith
Mr Jon Smith

@jonpobbleChief Executive Officer
Pobble
United Kingdom

Lorna Solis
Ms Lorna Solis

@lornasolisChief Executive Officer
Blue Rose Compass
United States

Martin Sorrell
Sir Martin Sorrell

Ceo
Wpp
United Kingdom

Michael Soskil
Mr Michael Soskil

@msoskilTeacher
Wallenpaupack Area School District
United States

Marie Staunton
Ms Marie Staunton

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Plan International Canada Inc.
Canada

Kazuya Takahashi
Mr Kazuya Takahashi

Teacher
Junior and Senior High School of Kogakuin University
Japan

Oon Seng Tan
Prof. Oon Seng Tan

Director
National Institute of Education
Singapore

Charles Tapp
Mr Charles Tapp

Manager, Partnerships and External Relations
Global Partnership for Education
United States

Mohammad Thneibat
Prof. Mohammad Thneibat

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education
Ministry of Education
Jordan

Michael Tomlinson
Sir Michael Tomlinson

Chairman and Education Commissioner for Birmingham
STEM Learning Ltd
United Kingdom

Fred van Leeuwen
Mr Fred van Leeuwen

@fredvanleeuwenGeneral Secretary
Education International
Belgium

Sunny Varkey
Mr Sunny Varkey

Founder
GEMS Education
United Arab Emirates

Dino Varkey
Mr Dino Varkey

@DinoVarkeyGroup Executive Director and Board Member
GEMS Education
United Arab Emirates

Ramya Venkataraman
Ms Ramya Venkataraman

@RamyaVRamanFounder & CEO
Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA)
India

Rolando Jr Villamero
Mr Rolando Jr Villamero

@RJrC_Villamero; @GEFI_YouthChairperson
UN Secretary General's Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG)
Canada

Naomi Volain
Ms Naomi Volain

@NaomiVolainScience Teacher
Paragon-TEC at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
United States

Elaine Weidman-grunewald
Ms Elaine Weidman-grunewald

@elainegrunewaldVice President
Ericsson Ab
Sweden

George Kronnisanyon Werner
Mr George Kronnisanyon Werner

Minister
Ministry of Education
Liberia

Brett Wigdortz OBE
Mr Brett Wigdortz OBE

@WigdortzCEO and Founder
Teach First
United Kingdom

Rebecca Winthrop
Dr Rebecca Winthrop

@RebeccaWinthropDirector and Senior Fellow
Center for Universal Education at Brookings
United States

Anna Winthrop
Prof. Anna Winthrop

Professor
New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
United States

Esther Wojcicki
Prof. Esther Wojcicki

@estherwojcickiFounder Palo Alto Media Arts Center
Palo Alto High School
United States

Luping Xu
Prof. Luping Xu

Director of Open FIESTA Center
Tsinghua University
China

Dennis Yang
Mr Dennis Yang

@dennistyangChief Executive Officer
Udemy
United States

Fareed Zakaria
Mr Fareed Zakaria

@fareedzakariaAnchor
CNN-GPS
United States

Vicki Zakrzewski
Dr Vicki Zakrzewski

@vickiggscEducation Director
Greater Good Science Center At Uc Berkeley
United States