CEO, Chief Expert Pasi Reinikainen
CEO, Dr. Pasi Reinikainen has worked for over 20 years in education evaluation, policymaking, research and national education reforms. He has held various leading positions in Finland. As a Secretary-General of the Finnish Education Evaluation Council he was responsible of evaluaton of all the levels of education, from early support and care, fhrough primary- and secondary education including VET to adults’ liberal education. He has also worked as a Chief consultant of Public Education Evaluation Commission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the EU’s Resident Twinning Advisor in Egypt and as Leading International Expert in Teacher Standards Development in Jordan. Nowadays, he is working as an advisor of Ukrainian school reform. Dr. Pasi has also worked with the OECD, in the EU and the EC.
Dr. Pasi’s work has been awarded by many national and international bodies, for example, FERA and IEA’s Bruce H. Choppin Memorial Award 2008. He has written more than 70 publications, worked as a chief editor and editorial board member of many scientific journals and publication series and been an invited keynote speaker at various international conferences.
Senior Expert, Ari Pokka
Mr Ari Pokka is worldwide known principal and education policy maker. He has led two of the biggest senior High Schools in Finland. As a school leader his career is 25 years. Ari has also been The President of Finnish Association of Principals and International Confederation of Principals. During his long career Ari has worked numerous educational bodies in Finland and abroad. His last working experience was Head of Development in First Finnish Senior High School in Doha Qatar.
Ari is an author of well-known book: Finnish School leadership and Management. He is now working in several countries as education advisor.
Senior Expert Seppo Pulkkinen
Dr. Seppo Pulkkinen works as a senior expert in Finnish Education Institute and as a principal of Kuokkala Comprehensive School in Jyväskylä, Finland. Seppo has a versatile education and a broad working experience in all the levels of education ranging from basic, through upper secondary general and vocational education all the way to higher education. Seppo has Ph.D. in Education and master’s degree in Sport Sciences.
Dr. Seppo is also one of the most successful sport coaches in in the World having experiences on coaching various national teams both in volleyball and floorball. His doctoral dissertation was about the transference between various form of leadership in the sports and school world. Dr. Seppo is a devoted supporter of teamwork and a pioneer of distributed leadership. He is also well-known author and invited key note speaker in national and international conferences of both education and sports.