Director of Education and Skills, OECD, France
Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He initiated and oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international instruments which create a global platform for policy-makers, researchers and educators to innovate and transform educational policies and practices. He has worked for over 20 years with Ministers and educational leaders around the world to improve quality and equity in education. Andreas is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the ‘Theodor Heuss’ prize, awarded for exemplary democratic engagement. He holds an honorary professorship at the University of Heidelberg.