Prof. Dr. Ger Graus



Job Title

Global Director of Education, author, teacher, writer and social activist, businessman




Sheffield, UK




Professor Graus is a renowned figure in the field of education. In 2014 he was made an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to children and since 2017 he has held the position of the first Global Director of Education at KidZania. Designed to empower and inspire children, KidZania allows youngsters to experience the world of work through role-play. With a great stage presence, he inspires his audience with humor and insightful stories.

Speaking Topics

  • The future of education

  • Access and equality in education

  • How to combine education with entertainment

  • EdTech and the future of learning

  • Schooling versus education

  • Leadership in education

  • The future world of work

Expert Profile

Dr Ger Graus OBE is a renowned figure in the field of education, where, since March 2017, he holds the position of the first Global Director of Education at KidZania. Ger now works with and advises organisations globally on the learning agenda in its widest sense, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Council of Europe, Ashoka, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, as well as businesses such as Tribal Planet Inc, Book Depository, The Void, Highbrow and Britvic. He is a member and on board of numerous organizations worldwide, including Dubai Future Council on Education, Skolkovo Business School, India STEM Alliance, etc.

Sir Ken Robinson, author, speaker and international adviser, observed: “KidZania are extremely fortunate to have someone of Ger’s experience, insight and passion to lead them.”