CEO,  Ari Pokka

CEO, 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.

Cur­rent­ly Ari is work­ing in Roma­nia, Ukraine and Chi­na in school lev­el and min­istry advisor.

Ari is an author of well-known book: TOP Class — Finnish School lead­er­ship and Man­age­ment. Dur­ing 2021 Top Class has been pub­lished in Chi­na. He is now work­ing in sev­er­al coun­tries as edu­ca­tion advisor.

Top Class will be pub­lished in Roma­nia at 2022

 Chief Expert Pasi Reinikainen 

Chief Expert, 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.



         Chief Expert Jarkko Lampiselkä 


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PhD Jarkko Lamp­iselkä is a dis­tin­guished schol­ar in STEM edu­ca­tion, edu­ca­tion­al lead­er­ship, school-based eval­u­a­tion, edu­ca­tion­al research, and text­book devel­op­ment. He has over 20 years of expe­ri­ence in pre-ser­vice and in-ser­vice teacher train­ing from pri­ma­ry to ter­tiary lev­els. Addi­tion­al­ly, he has exten­sive expe­ri­ence in team lead­ing and short-term exper­tise in inter­na­tion­al devel­op­ment projects, focus­ing on in-ser­vice train­ing for teach­ers and prin­ci­pals in Kaza­khstan, Moroc­co, Roma­nia, and Ukraine, as well as cur­ricu­lum devel­op­ment in Soma­lia and Sri Lan­ka.

Dr. Lamp­iselkä has more than 10 years of expe­ri­ence in non-for­mal sci­ence edu­ca­tion at the Finnish STEM edu­ca­tion cen­ter “LUMA-keskus,” orga­niz­ing var­i­ous non-for­mal and infor­mal learn­ing activ­i­ties such as sum­mer camps, sci­ence exhi­bi­tions, sci­ence fairs, sci­ence clubs, and spe­cial cours­es for tal­ent­ed stu­dents.

Fur­ther­more, Dr. Lamp­iselkä serves as an eval­u­a­tion expert on the Chem­istry Divi­sion of the Finnish Matric­u­la­tion Exam­i­na­tion Board, which orga­nizes the final exams for sec­ondary school. He has pub­lished sev­er­al papers in peer-reviewed aca­d­e­m­ic jour­nals, edit­ed sci­en­tif­ic pro­ceed­ings, super­vised both Mas­ter’s and PhD the­ses, and chaired the orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee for the ESERA 2015 conference.