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. Relevant 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.
Having joined Insights for Education as our Director of Operations, Natasha is developing our physical and virtual infrastructure. With degrees in International Management, Public Administration and Law, 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, impact investing and social enterprises, and, more recently, in her own Swiss-based start-up.
Domitille will build and lead our engagement and branding strategies, oversee communication operations, and engage in public and media relations. With degrees in International Management and Inclusive Business, Domitille joins us from her most recent role as a Director for Brunswick, a leading communications firm. There she advised companies and foundations on a wide range of communications issues, including corporate reputation campaigns, public affairs, and critical situations. She brings additional experience from prior roles in strategy consulting with the global management consultancy, Kearney, and communications strategy with Tilder, the public relations firm.
Dr. Aleesha Taylor, Ed.D., has been appointed as Interim Chief Technical Officer for Insights for Education. COVID-19 has prompted us to implement an interim post until we can fully establish our new teams and resume travel and work across the globe. Dr. Taylor brings a wealth of experience as a technical leader and strategist for global foundations and networks. In her role, she will help to build Insights for Education’s new and growing programme portfolio. She will oversee the development of country-level teams and activities, establish strategic partnerships, and guide the adaptation of data categorisation frameworks and analysis for the education sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.