I have 10 years of professional experience working in Business Development and Commercial Strategy for and with major companies like Sony Music, Kaplan, Fox/Newscorp, Cambridge University and Johnson & Johnson. My passion and focus lies in international education. Most recently I was the Head of a Learning Technology start-up at education provider Kaplan where I have been living and breathing the opportunities and challenges of education technology – developing and launching an online learning platform featuring a virtual world with learning games. I have worked as a volunteer with and for public education projects in Asia and Europe which included stakeholders from the Ministry of Education, private companies, institutions, academia and European Union bodies. I am familiar with the challenges of taking education companies and products to market, pitching for funding, protecting your assets and IP as well as negotiating contracts with major institutions.