Chief Executive Officer
Ayla Goksel is CEO of ACEV, a Turkish NGO working in early childhood, female literacy and parent training. ACEV has provided education services for over 670,000 individuals and trained 7,500 teachers and volunteers. ACEV's programmes are also implemented in nine other countries in the Middle East and Europe. She is also CEO of Hüsnü M. Özyein Foundation, a private foundation that has provided financial aid for over 11,000 students, constructed and donated 65 schools, dormitories and social facilities, undertaken cultural restoration projects and founded Özyein University. Goksel is a Trustee of Ozyegin University and serves on the Boards of the Education Reform Initiative and TOHUM Foundation for Autism. She is also a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Senior Fellow of the Synergos Institute, Qatar Foundation WISE Laureate and Global Agenda Council member. She holds a BSc from University of Bath, MSc from London School of Economics and has undertaken fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.