Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, M.D., PhD, is the Founding Partner and CEO of Insights for Education. Motivated by training in medicine and neuroscience, she moved into global education to contribute to reducing the gap between knowledge and practice and has worked closely with ministries of education and other system leaders. She is a Board Member with the Global Partnership for Education, and the former Chair of its Strategy and Impact Committee. Prior roles include: CEO, LEGO Foundation; Global Head of Education, Porticus; High-Level Working Group OECD Education 2030; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute, and, McKinsey Management Consultant in Health Care. Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary holds a M.D. and PhD in medicine & neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University (US).
Natasha is Director of Operations of Insights for Education, responsible for developing our physical and virtual infrastructure. Natasha’s experiences span across the corporate and not-for-profit spaces in the United States, Europe and Brazil, including roles at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in impact investing and social enterprises, and, more recently, in her own Swiss-based start-up. Natasha holds a CEMS Master in International Management degree from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Esade (Spain).
Domitille is Chief of Staff and Communications of Insights for Education, responsible for supporting the CEO across strategic priorities and projects, while leading our engagement and branding strategies, overseeing communication operations, and engaging in public and media relations. Domitille's experiences span across the corporate communications and strategy consulting fields with expertise in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Prior roles include Director, Brunswick; Senior consultant, Tilder; Associate, Kearney. Domitille holds a Master in Management degree and an Inclusive Business certificate from HEC Paris (France), and a CEMS Master in International Management degree from LSE (UK).
Dr. Aleesha Taylor, Ed.D., is Interim Chief Technical Officer of Insights for Education. Dr. Taylor brings a wealth of experience as a technical leader and strategist for global foundations and networks. Dr. Taylor builds Insights for Education’s new and growing programme portfolio, oversees the development of country-level teams and activities, establishes strategic partnerships, and guides the adaptation of data categorisation frameworks and analysis for the education sector. Dr. Taylor holds a MA in Psychology and completed her doctoral studies in Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College (US), where she has served as Lecturer and Adjunct Associate Professor.
With deep experience in education and development, Dr. Hassan Ahmed, PhD, has worked closely with education ministries and civil society stakeholders on policy and strategy development and on linking global and national evidence interpretation and use. He brings an understanding of diverse contexts having worked in the UK, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and South Sudan.
Dr. Hassan holds a MA in Secondary Education and a PhD on teacher development from Brunel University (UK).
Andrew is the Founder and Managing Director of viaEd, a consultancy that supports grant-giving foundations globally, working in education and early childhood development. Andrew's career developed in the management of large education systems and through leadership roles in IT, communications, finance, operations, research and learning. He has held senior roles with the International Baccalaureate, University of London, and the LEGO Foundation. Andrew holds an MBA in Strategy from Henley Business School (UK).
Working within national and global education sectors for more than fourteen years, Eileen is an independent consultant currently working with private education foundations providing advisory, management, analysis and strategy development support. She has held roles with Porticus, the Institute of International Education New York, and the Irish Higher Education Authority. Eileen holds a MA in Management from University College Dubin (Ireland).
Working within education and development sectors for the past twenty years, Beau is an independent consultant with extensive experience with foundations that focus on education, specifically in systemic program design, strategic portfolio development, management, plus monitoring and evaluation protocols. Beau has held senior roles with Vitol Foundation and Dubai Cares, and he has served as a country director on multiple US government funded programs in Africa and Eastern Europe. Beau holds a MA in Geography from Oxford University and an MSc in Economics from Imperial College, University of London (UK).