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.

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