Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General, OECD

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills at the OECD. He initiated and oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international instruments that have created a global platform for policy-makers, researchers and educators across nations and cultures to innovate and transform educational policies and practices.

He has worked for over 20 years with ministers and education leaders to improve education. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards and holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.