Ian holds an executive MBA (Education) and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, a lifetime honor in recognition of the promotion of social entrepreneurship in UK schools and universities. He is Vice-Principal and Head of Secondary at GEMS World Academy Kochi, in the state of Kerala, South India. As a teach SDGs ambassador with the UN, he recently co-created the Global Entrepreneurial Leaders (GEL) Youth Summit hosted at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, held in November 2018 and 2019, connecting over five hundred students from across the world with social entrepreneurs.
“As a teacher, I am inspired to connect youth with their passion and purpose, kindling an entrepreneurial mindset for lifelong learning. Currently, we are developing a project to promote an idealistic mindset for advocacy and agency around the UN SDGs.”