Johan Bjurman Bergman

Consultant, World Bank and Atlantic Council

Johan’s experience spans education and private sector development in contexts affected by Fragility, Conflict, and Violence. He aims to help create the conditions for people in the world’s most fragile contexts to fulfill their potential. He has lived and worked on-the-ground in Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, India and Turkey, and is currently a consultant for the World Bank and the Atlantic Council.

Previously, Johan helped build Pakistan’s first socially-minded investment firm, designing and scaling solutions in education and healthcare and advised governments in MENA on the implementation of pro-poor policies in education and affordable housing. Prior to that, he helped train over 2 million students around the world on how they can use their skills to improve their local communities in partnership with the UN as a Director at the Hult Prize Foundation. He also designed and managed global education programs at EF Education First, the world’s largest privately held education company.

Johan has a degree in business and economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and is currently pursuing a masters in international relations (MSFS) at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. He is a World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Shaper and a Fellow of the Sweden-America Foundation. His academic and opinion writing has been published by the Harvard Business Review, the United Nations, the WEF, Arab News, and Pakistan’s largest English language newspapers. He started his career as an opera soloist.

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