Chief Executive Officer
Varkey GEMS Foundation
Vikas Pota is Chief Executive of the Varkey GEMS Foundation, a corporate foundation seeking to improving global teacher capacity and promoting universal access to quality education. He has embarked on a programme to train 250,000 teachers in classroom pedagogy and is responsible for the development of a Global Teacher Status Index. Vikas serves on a number of global education panels, including the Girls & Female Education Panel, the Teachers Task Force and the Global Alliance of Corporate Partners for Education - all for UNESCO. Vikas is also the Group Head of Corporate Affairs for GEMS Education, a company that owns and operates high performing K-12 schools globally.