YPO Gold French Regions


K-12 education is broken – let’s help teachers fix it!

10 June

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Description: All research bodies, from the World Economic Forum to McKinsey Research Institute, have said that the educational model is broken. Systems and quality control mechanisms for schools —whether accreditation, inspection, validation, university admissions procedure or similar nomenclature— fail to be an effective lever for innovation in education. They were never designed to serve that purpose. And it is our children’s future that is at stake! Teachers cannot solve the problem on their own. They require systemic change and support, external prompts, paradigm shifts and inputs, they need alternative approaches and contributions. Join and explore the path to key fixes and opportunities that could successfully impact the future of our children. 

Champion: Luis Rey - YPO Gold French Regions

Luis Rey has been an educator for his entire career. Current Director of Colegio Internacional de Sevilla – San Francisco de Paula, a position where he continues a centenary, four-generation family tradition. He is the first Spaniard to have been appointed to the International Baccalaureate Governing Board (2014-2020), thus completing twenty years of non-retributed positions at the IB. Focused on innovation, after attending Singularity University Graduate Studies Programme (2011) he promoted the first SU Summit Spain (2015), their largest event ever outside California. He has attended several editions of the Future of Education seminar at Harvard Graduate School of Education. An active member of Young Presidents Organisation, he was role-founding Strategic Relationships Officer and Impact Officer at YPO France Regions Chapter. He graduated in Chemistry at the University of Sevilla and proceeded to gain one PhD in Chemistry there and another one at the University of Bologna. He is founder (2012) and First Vice-President of the Fundación Goñi y Rey, for educational advancement. He has been appointed Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the President of France (2003), Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella Italiana by the President of Italy (2011), member of the Academia de la Diplomacia del Reino de España (2016) and Honorary Consul in Sevilla by H. R. H. the Grand-Duke of Luxemburg (2020). 

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Ruth - President at Moreland University

Kevin is President of Moreland University (Washington, DC), and recently served for six years as Chief Executive Officer of ECIS, the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (London). In addition to 24 years in education, he has given 21 years of service as a director on non-profit boards, with four years as a school trustee, and is an advisor to a number of projects or organizations. Kevin is a Fellow in the UK-based Royal Society of Arts; member of the Online Executive Panel (Education) for McKinsey & Company; judge for the International School Awards; judge for the PIE Awards (Professionals in International Education); and past lecturer for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He holds bachelor’s degrees in French and German and a Master’s in Comparative Literature, all from the Pennsylvania State University; a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University; and has completed executive education programs at Stanford University in Advanced Project Management and Strategic Decision & Risk Management, as well as at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School in Executive Leadership. A polyglot with seven languages, he holds citizenship in the US and UK.