Our Mission: Leadership in thought that leads to action
Primary Position & Institution:
founder and a director of Global Education Futures initiative
Pavel Luksha (born in 1977) is a global thinker, change catalyst, and facilitator working with systemic social innovations in education, business, social entrepreneurship, culture, and urban development. Pavel is the founder of the Global Education Futures initiative, he is the Professor at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and at the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires (ITBA), the Education Partner of Global Venture Alliance, and a co-founder of Weaver Labs, Voice of Youth initiative, and Living Cities movement. Pavel sits on the Supervisory Boards of the University 20.35 and EcoClass, on the Advisory boards of Whittle Schools &
Studios and Laszlo Institute for the New Paradigm Research, and in the Expert Council of the Russian Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
He is the founding member of the UN Working Group on the Future of Capital, and the cofounder of Future Skills R&D Alliance of WorldSkills International. In 2015, he was the Chair of BRICS Skills Development Working Group, and also is an expert of the International Labor organization on Lifelong Learning. He is the co-author of the Rapid Foresight methodology used by thousands of futurists and practitioners across the world, and in 2012-15 has been the program director of a globally unique Foresight Fleet, and also cofounded “Boiling Point” future creation spaces (currently in 41 cities across Russia). In 2009-13, he worked in technology innovation management education, authored the SkolkovoRosatom program that received EFMD Excellence in Practice Award, and co-founded the Russian R&D Directors Club. He also initiated and catalyzed the NeuroNet initiative which since 2014 has become the major Russian R&D+i consortium in brain research and neural technologies.
He is the lead author of numerous Global Education Futures reports, including “Educational Ecosystems for Societal Transformation” (2018), “Future Skills: How to Thrive in a New Complex World” (2017), “Global Education Futures Agenda” (2014) and the “Atlas of Emerging Jobs”, one of the most detailed global compendiums of new and emerging jobs works that have catalyzed systemic innovations in the Russian education system and in several emerging economies.
Prior to his work in education, Pavel has spent 10+ years in corporate management, investment sector, professional services, and startups, working with strategy, business planning, and operations. He also
pursued the academic research career in system sciences and evolutionary economics, working with the Institute of Economics in the Russian Academy of Sciences, The Higher School of Economics University,
and the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.
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