Vikas Pota

Group Chief Executive, Tmrw Digital

Chairman, Varkey Foundation, a family foundation seeking to improve global teacher capacity and promote universal access to quality education. As its founding Chief Executive Officer, spearheaded the training of over 25,000 teachers and has pioneered an innovative technology platform to reach marginalized girls in sub-Saharan Africa as well as addressing the refugee crisis using this same platform; has designed a leadership programme for school directors in Argentina; convenes the Global Education & Skills Forum; and organizes the Global Teacher Prize, which seeks to celebrate the achievement of classroom teachers and uplift the status of the profession. Visiting Practitioner in Education, Harvard University; Honorary Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education; Policy Leaders Fellow, Centre for Science & Policy, Cambridge University; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader for work in education. Recipient, Honorary Doctorate (2016); listed by London’s Evening Standard newspaper on the Progress 1000 list of most influential Londoners (2016).