METIS MENTORS

Our Fellows are coached and supported by global experts with a wealth of experience within education. They are entrepreneurs, strategists, teachers, investors, and business leaders committed to sharing their expertise (and mistakes!) with our Fellows. Learn more about each mentor’s work by clicking their image.

Adha Meghis
Content Strategist, IDEO

Alain Guy Tanefo
CEO, Omega Schools

Alim Ladha
CEO, Instill Education

Amandla Ooko-Ombaka
Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company

Dr. Amy Galland
Founder and Principal, Empower Venture Partners

Andrew White
Managing Director, East Africa, Bridge International Academies

Audrey Cheng
CEO, Moringa School

Azad Oomen
CEO, Global School Leaders

Christine Cassell
Chair, Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board

Claire Mongeau
CEO, M-shule

David Fu
Chief Operating Officer, Streetlight Schools

Dr. David Moinina Sengeh
Chief Innovation Officer for the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sierra Leone

Debborah Odenyi
Headmistress, Shofco Kibera School for Girls

Diana Mwai
Kenya Program Director, Educate!

Diego Ontaneda
Co-Founder & CEO, Latin American Leadership Academy

Dr. Doreen Nabaho
Head of Data Insights & Analytics, Injini

Esther Gacicio
Assistant Director, Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development

Fred Swaniker


Co-founder & Trustee, African Leadership Academy

Dr. Idit Harel
CEO & Founder, Gazelle Consulting Inc.

Jai Mishra
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Umeed

James Gatere
Head, I&M Bank Foundation

Jay Larson
Co-Founder, Tunapanda Institute

Jennifer Cotter Otieno
Founder, Education Design Unlimited & Co-Founder, EdTech East Africa

Jigyasa Labroo
Co-Founder & Chief Executor, Slam Out Loud

John Mugo
Co-Founder, ZiziAfrique

John Wali
Executive Director, Junior Achievement Kenya

James Kassaga Arinaitwe
CEO & Co-Founder, Teach for Uganda

Leah Anyanwu
Program and Evaluation Director, Dignitas

Lisette Babian
Country Program Manager, VOLTA

Lydia Matioli
Violence Prevention Coordinator, Freely In Hope

Madhukar Banuri
Founder & CEO, Leadership For Equity

Manab Singha
Programme Lead, STIR Education

Maria Omare
Founder & Executive Director, The Action Foundation

Mark Kamau
Director of User Experience, BRCK

Mrunali Wanghmare
Youth Representative,
Kids Education Revolution

Nabila Alibhai
Founder, InCOMMONS & LimeSHIFT

Neeti Savla
Certified Life Coach

Patrick Obonyo
Programme Manager, IKEA Foundation

Peggy Mativo
Executive Director, PaceMaker International

Prasid Sreeprakash
Deputy Director, Educate Girls

Rachele Haber
Strategy, Finance, and Operations Consultant

Rahul Gupta
CEO, Pune Children’s Zone

Rajshree Doshi
Director, Teach For India

Rob Strain
Partner, Transcend

Ryan Findley
Head of Leadership, Innovation & Product, African Leadership University

Sam Williams
Director of Girls Education, Teach for All

Sarah Alexander
Associate, Blue Haven Initiative

Sharmi Surianarian
Solutions Design, Harambee

Shayan Roy Chowdhury
Innovation Manager, Teach For India InnovatED

Smriti Jain
Founder, I am a Teacher

Soiya Gecaga
Founder & Managing Director, We the Change Foundation & The Vale School

Sunaina Kuhn
Make Master, Shoebox Labs

Dr. Susan Kiragu-Kanayo
Co-Founder & CEO, Children in Freedom

Taylor Delhagen
Professor, Relay

Tom Parry
Co-Founder & MD, Instill Education South Africa

Veda Sunnasee
Head of College, African Leadership University

Vikram Jain
Director, FSG

Yacob Berhane
CEO, Pariti

Dr. Vincent Ogutu
Vice Chancellor Designate, Strathmore University

Vishwa Schoolwallah
Education Consultant & Pedagogist, Yali Kids Schoolhouse

Wawira Njiru
Founder & Executive Director, Food4Education