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PARTNER CEOS

Rahmatullah Arman completed his secondary school studies in Kabul, Afghanistan, and received a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Masters in Interna

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Teach For Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Pablo is an alumnus of Enseñá por Argentina’s first cohort of participants (2011-2012).

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Enseñá por Argentina
Argentina

Larisa’s inspiration to provide all children in Armenia with an opportunity to attain an excellent education derived from her two-year experience as a Teach For America special education teacher in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Teach For Armenia
Armenia

Melodie Potts Rosevear has been involved with Teach For Australia since its earliest conception.

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Teach For Australia
Australia

Walter has been working to establish Teach For Austria ever since he was inspired by an article about Teach First in the Economist in 2009.

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Teach For Austria
Austria

Maimuna is the founder and CEO of Teach For Bangladesh. As a 2009 Teach For America corps member, Maimuna taught secondary school math at a public charter school in southeast Washington, D.C.

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Teach For Bangladesh
Bangladesh

After studying Business Engineering, Caroline worked at Deloitte before joining the French non-profit association IECD, where she worked on a variety of development projects in Africa, the Middle-East, and Asia.

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Teach For Belgium
Belgium

Erica is the CEO and Founder of Ensina Brasil.

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Ensina Brasil
Brazil

Before joining Teach For Bulgaria in 2010, Evgenia Peeva-Kirova worked as a management consultant at McKinsey and Company, where she advised leading companies across industries ranging from technology and pharmaceuticals to industrial electronics

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Teach For Bulgaria
Bulgaria

Monirath Siv was born and raised in Cambodia by a single mother who, despite being at the top of her class, was forced to withdraw from school due to financial pressures on her family.

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Teach For Cambodia
Cambodia

Tomás Recart began to think of education as a systemic problem while working as a civil engineer for four and a half years with low-income municipalities in the Metropolitan Region of Chile.

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Enseña Chile
Chile

Margarita has extensive professional experience in managing educational, social, and peace-building programs and projects in the public sector, where she was recognized for her leadership style and ability to build highly motivated, successful tea

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Enseña por Colombia
Colombia

Jesper Bergmann is one of the co-founders of Teach First Danmark and has been the CEO since November 2014.

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Teach First Danmark
Denmark

Prior to starting Enseña Ecuador, Juan Carlos worked in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.

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Enseña Ecuador
Ecuador

Kristi Klaasmägi was appointed CEO of Noored Kooli in January 2013. Before joining the Noored Kooli team, Kristi worked for the Hubert H.

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Noored Kooli
Estonia

A graduate of Oxford University, Agueda worked for the United Nations in New York and Damascus before joining Sciences Po where she headed the Europe Center and the Center of the Americas.

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Teach For France
France

Teach First Deutschland (TFD) was founded in 2007 by Kaija Landsberg and Michael Okrob after the two wrote their master’s thesis on the adaptability of the Teach For America/Teach First model to Germany.

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Teach First Deutschland
Germany

Prior to establishing Teach For Ghana, Daniel worked as a biotechnologist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Teach For Ghana
Ghana

Nedgine is the co-founder and CEO of Anseye Pou Ayiti, which seeks to raise education outcomes in rural Haiti by promoting teacher excellence and student success—rooted in Haitian culture, customs, and community.

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Anseye Pou Ayiti
Haiti

Shaheen Mistri is the CEO of Teach For India, and serves as one of its founding board members.  She has earned global recognition for her dedication and commitment to the fight for educational equity.

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Teach For India
India

The CEO and founder of Teach First Israel (Chotam in Hebrew) since its launch in 2009, Asaf continues to lead the organization and manage day-to-day operations to ensure maximum impact.

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Teach First Israel
Israel

Yusuke Matsuda founded Teach For Japan (formerly known as “Learning for All”) in July of 2010. However, his passion foreducation and desire to make the Teach For All approach a reality in Japan dates back much further.

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Teach For Japan
Japan

Prior to taking on the role of CEO of Iespējamā Misija, Kārlis held leadership positions at several technology companies.

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Iespējamā Misija
Latvia

Salyne is actively involved in civil society issues. She participated in the Middle East Partnership Initiative Program for Student Leaders at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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Teach For Lebanon
Lebanon

Skaiste joined Renkuosi Mokyti! as head of the programme in July 2017 after six years of studying and working abroad. She has a strong track record as a project manager in working for international education NGOs and social enterprises.

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Renkuosi Mokyti!
Lithuania

Dzameer Dzulkifli is Managing Director and a Co-Founder of Teach For Malaysia. Armed with his M. Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London, Dzameer is a passionate educational devotee.

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Teach For Malaysia
Malaysia

Erik Ramírez-Ruiz is the president of Enseña por México, a social enterprise that works to improve academic outcomes of underserved children, while building a larger movement of leaders that will promote a systemic change in the country’s ed

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Enseña por México
Mexico

Prior to becoming the Co-Founder and CEO of Teach for Nepal, Shisir Khanal worked as the Executive Director of Sarvodaya USA, a Madison, Wisconsin-based non-profit organization that supports grassroots social movements around the world.

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Teach for Nepal
Nepal

Jay is a former secondary school teacher and an Ambassador (alumnus) of Teach First who has worked in middle leadership roles in two schools serving lower-income communities.

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Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu
New Zealand

Folawe Omikunle graduated from Babcock University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy.

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Teach For Nigeria
Nigeria

Khadija began her career with Aangan, Rozan, an Islamabad-based non-profit working to improve women’s and children’s emotional health and protection against violence.

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Teach For Pakistan
Pakistan

Lorena Valencia is a Co-founder and CEO of Enseña por Panamá. Prior to launching Enseña por Panamá, Lorena headed the Panama chapter of Learning Enterprises, which she founded in 2005.

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Enseña por Panamá
Panama

Mariana is the CEO and Co-Founder of Enseña por Paraguay.

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Enseña por Paraguay
Paraguay

Franco Mosso is the co-founder and CEO of EnseñaPerú.

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Enseña Perú
Peru

Clarissa Isabelle Delgado is a Co-founder of Teach for the Philippines and its Chief Executive Officer.

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Teach for the Philippines
Philippines

Nasser Yousef Al Jaber graduated from Georgetown University for Foreign Service in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in International Politics and a Certificate in American Studies.

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Teach For Qatar
Qatar

A co-founder of Teach For Romania, Corina was previously the organization’s Director of Training and Support. A seasoned professional with more than 16 years of coordinating strategic programs and business start

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Teach For Romania
Romania

Stanislav Boledovič is a social entrepreneur and educator working to make significant improvement in the education system in Slovakia.

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Teach For Slovakia
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Esther Sarsa has been the CEO of Empieza por Educar since 2016.

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Empieza por Educar
Spain

Ida is the CEO for Teach for Sweden and, since 2010, has been the CEO for the non-profit organization Rektorsakademien, a leading professional network for leadership in education and business with over 11,000 members.

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Teach For Sweden
Sweden

Vichitapol is the CEO and Founder of Teach For Thailand.

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Teach For Thailand
Thailand

Teach For Uganda’s Co-founder and Chief of Programs, Charlotte I. Nsengiyumva, has over five years of youth development experience. Upon completing university, she worked as a high school teacher for two years before joining Educate!

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Teach For Uganda
Uganda

Prior to co-founding Teach For Unganda, CEO James Kassaga Arinaitwe gained eight years of international development experience working with The Carter Center in the United States, the non-profit organization founded by former U.S.

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Teach For Uganda
Uganda

Inspired by the Teach For All network’s shared approach and its success around the world, CEO and Co-founder Rimma El Joueidi and her fellow co-founders developed and launched Teach For Ukraine to improve the quality of school education and

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Teach For Ukraine
Ukraine

Prior to becoming CEO of Teach First, Russell was General Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) in the United Kingdom from 2010-2017, following a career in the software industry and as a management consultant with Hay Group

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Teach First
United Kingdom

Elisa’s passion for educational equity comes from personal experience.

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Teach For America
United States

Sofía Puig transitioned to lead Enseña Uruguay as their Executive Director in 2018. Prior to this, Sofía had joined the program as a Fellow in 2016, teaching English and Spanish to teenagers in one of the most vulnerable communities in Uruguay.

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Enseña Uruguay
Uruguay

Raised in a low-income family in a small town in the center of Vietnam, Phuc Hanh Huynh spent 12 years as a student in the country’s general education system.

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Teach For Vietnam
Vietnam
BOARD & ADVISORS

BOARD & ADVISORS

As CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, Frank Appel is responsible for the world’s leading mail and logistics company. The Group connects people and markets and is an enabler of global trade.

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CEO, Deutsche Post DHL Group

Laura Barrowman is the Chief Technology Officer and Group Chief Information Security Officer at Credit Suisse, focusing on providing core technology services to the organization and ensuring the integrity of IT production environments within the b

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Chief Technology Officer and Group Chief Information Security Officer, Credit Suisse

Dr. Rufus Black is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania. He is also President of Museums Victoria. 

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President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania

Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO, CBE is a passionate and practical campaigner who has gained an international reputation for 'connecting the unconnected,' inspiring individuals and organizations to work together for

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Vice President, Business in the Community

Ian Davis is Chairman of Rolls-Royce plc and Non-Executive Director at Johnson & Johnson and BP, where he is Senior Independent Director. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Teach For All.

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Chairman, Rolls-Royce plc

Dr. Vishakha N.

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Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President, Columbia University in the City of New York

Paul Fletcher joined CDC Group plc in 2000 from Citibank, where he held various roles in Tokyo, New York, Nairobi and London. He was appointed CEO of CDC in 2002 and oversaw the spin off which created Actis.

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Executive Chairman, Actis; Co-founder, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association

Sal leads the human capital and operations functions of Omidyar Network. In this role, he works to develop and scale the talent at Omidyar Network and its portfolio organizations.

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Special Advisor, The Omidyar Group

Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations that are developing collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

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CEO & Co-Founder, Teach For All

Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler is a Senior Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group.

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Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Dzingai Mutumbuka currently serves as a member of the governing board for UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning.

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Chairman of the Zimbabwe National Commission of UNESCO

Gbenga Oyebode is the Chairman of Aluko & Oyebode, (Barristers, Solicitors & Trademark Agents), one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria, with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt.

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Chairman, Aluko & Oyebode

Tomás Recart began to think of education as a systemic problem while working as a civil engineer for four and a half years with low-income municipalities in the Metropolitan Region of Chile.

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CEO
Enseña Chile

Fernando Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of both the Global Education Innovation Initiative and the International Education Policy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Director, International Education Policy Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

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Director, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

Robert (Bob) W. Scully is current a board member of UBS AG and UBS Group AG. He is also a board member of Chubb Limited, Zoetis Inc., KKR & Co LP and Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School.

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Board Member, UBS AG and UBS Group AG

Kan Hiroshi Suzuki is a pioneer of the promotion of active learning in Japan. He currently serves as Ministerial Aide, Chief Policy Officer to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan.

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Ministerial Aide, Chief Policy Officer to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Brett Wigdortz is the Founder and Honorary President of Teach First, one of Teach For All's founding partners.

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Founder and Honorary President, Teach First and Co-Founder, Teach For All

Mark B.

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CEO, Rosc Global LLC; Former Chairman and CEO, Monitor Group

Sir John Hood was an executive of Fletcher Challenge for 19 years and is a former vice-chancellor of the Universities of Auckland and Oxford. He currently serves as President and CEO of the Robertson Foundation, Chairman of the Rhodes Trust,

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President & CEO, Robertson Foundation

Joseph W. Saunders was named Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of Visa Inc. upon its formation in May 2007, and retired from Visa in March 2013. As chairman and chief executive officer of Visa Inc., Joseph W.

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Visa Inc.

Nine-time Grammy® Award winner and Academy Award winner John Legend is a multi-talented artist whose distinctive voice and songwriting style have earned him legions of fans worldwide, along with a strin

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Recording Artist and Philanthropist

Laurene Powell Jobs is founder and chair of Emerson Collective, an organization that supports social entrepreneurs and organizations working in the areas of education, immigration reform and social justice.

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Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective
Board Member and Former Chairperson, Thermax Limited
International Consultant, UNESCO Liaison Committee on Girls' Education in Africa
President, The Build Foundation
Founder and CEO, Nova Pioneer: Schools for Innovators & Leaders
Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Project Development and Investment Advisor, Edward M. Dreyfus LLC
Philanthropist and Retired Teacher
Adjunct Professor, Harvard University
Vice President, Intel Corporation (Retired)
Founder and CEO, Global Citizen Year
Executive Chair, African Leadership Foundation
President and Chief Executive Officer, Magsaysay Group of Companies
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and Former Director of Education, World Bank
Director, Pearson PLC and Former Vice President Global & Strategic Initiatives, Yale University
Management Consultant
Former President (Americas), GIC Private Limited
Regional Director for Latin America Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs
Managing Director, EMEA ECMS Group, Credit Suisse
Community Organizer, Parent Revolution
Senior Partner, Global Education Practice, McKinsey & Company
Vice Chairman, GITI Group
Founder, HOD Consulting
Founder and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities
Director-General for Health and Food Safety and Former Director-General for Education and Culture, European Commission
Founder and Managing Partner, Linzor Capital Partners
President, Sietecolores
Senior Fellow, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
Former Chief Geographic Strategy and Operations Officer, Accenture
Chief, Education Division, Inter-American Development Bank
Special Director, Senior Advisor, and Chairman of the Board, Ceyuan Ventures
CEO, W.L.S. Spencer Foundation
Partner, Capital Group
Director, Center for Universal Education and Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
Head of Partnerships, North America, LEGO Foundation

My name is Ruben Natan Cabrera Gomez, I am 16 years old, and I live in La Paz Baja California Sur, México, where I am in 11th grade,.I like to practice sports with my brothers and I want to become a firefighter so I can help people

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Student
Enseña por México

My name is Lo Chia Ching, you can call me Lo. I live in Malaysia and am currently 17 years old and continuing my studies as a Form 5 (Grade 11) student in a government school in northern Malaysia.

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Student
Teach For Malaysia

Mālō e lelei, my name is Irene Folau and I am of Tongan heritage. I currently live in Auckland, New Zealand where I am studying engineering at the University of Auckland as a first-year student.

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Student
Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu

I’m 17 years old, I live in Hamburg, a city in the northern part of Germany and I'm in the 11th grade at a comprehensive school.

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Student
Teach First Deutschland

My name is María Márquez, I’m in fifth grade in a public school called high performance school “COAR.” I’m from Peru and I live in the department of Arequipa. Arequipa is a very beautiful city and has a great volcano t

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Student
Enseña Perú

I am Isha from India. I am 15 and study in 9th standard. I want to share my journey which was not straight and I have learnt from this journey a lot.

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Student
Teach For India

I am Sunita Waiba, a 17 year old female student studying in Shree Chilaune Secondary School, Pachpokhari, Thangpalkot rural municipality, Sindhupalchok district, Nepal. My best subject is science and I am interested in helping others.

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Student
Teach for Nepal