WISE, QATAR FOUNDATION
Stavros N. Yiannouka is the CEO of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a global think tank of the Qatar Foundation dedicated to enabling the future of education through innovation, research, capacity-building programs, and advocacy (www.wise-qatar.org). WISE flagship initiatives include an annual series of research publications, a biennial global summit dubbed the ‘Davos of education’, the WISE edTech Accelerator, the WISE Innovation Awards, & the WISE Prize for Education. Prior to joining WISE in August 2012, Stavros was the Executive Vice-Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) at the National University of Singapore (www.lkyspp.nus.edu.sg), a leading global policy school in Asia.
Previously, he served private and public sector clients in Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, & Canada at McKinsey & Company, and practiced corporate law in London. He holds an MBA (with Distinction) from London Business School and an LLB (with Honors) from the University of Bristol. Stavros is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA); a Member of the Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, & a non-executive Director of Blue Diagonal Capital Limited.