Professor Dr Ger Graus OBE
Global Education Director, KidZania
Professor Dr Ger Graus was the first Global Director of Education at KidZania, and the founding CEO of the Children’s University. He began his teaching career in the UK at Taverham High School, Norwich, and then moved to Winifred Holtby School, Hull, as Head of the Modern Foreign Languages Faculty. He later worked as an Education Advisor, a Senior Inspector, and Director of Education. Dr Ger is a member of Bett’s Global Education Council; Junior Achievement’s Worldwide Global Council; Chair of the Beaconhouse School System’s Advisory Board, Pakistan; Advisor of the Fondazione Reggio Children, Italy; and has been invited to help shape the future of education in Dubai as a member of the Dubai Future Councils. In the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014, Dr Ger was made an Honourary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to children. In 2018, he received the Global Education Leadership Award at the World Education Congress, India and later became a Visiting Professor at the National Research University in Moscow, Russia. Dr Ger is also a frequent keynote speaker at some of the world’s leading education conferences, including Bett London, Asia, Brazil, LatAm, and Middle East; CIIE, Mexico; EdCrunch, Russia; Innovate, USA; LEAP, Saudi Arabia; TEDx, USA and YGA, Turkey.