Meet our incredible team from across the world
Board Chair, Pestalozzi World UK
Ken, a Chartered Accountant, is Chairman of Global 365 plc. His career in developing public, private equity and family businesses culminated in the founding of AZ Electronic Materials Plc, which was publicly traded before being acquired by Merck.
Director, Pestalozzi World India
Cheme’s family fled Tibet when the Communist Chinese took over, gaining refugee status in India. Her tertiary studies in London and Northern India included Osteopathy, English and Psychology before she earned her Bachelor’s in Education.
Board Chair, Pestalozzi World India
President and Founder of Io Global Services, Yashpal is an alumnus of a Pestalozzi program in the United Kingdom and graduated from the Imperial College in London.
Director, Pestalozzi World Zambia
Clarence joined PestalozziWorld Zambia in 2015. He is a qualified accountant who previously worked at the SOS Children’s Village in Lusaka.
Chair, PestalozziWorld USA
Elizabeth served as the Development and Public Affairs Officer for Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation and was Senior Director on Cultural Affairs at the Americas Society. She earned her degree at Hollins College before her graduate studies at the London School of Economics.
Board chair, Pestalozzi World Nepal
Ajay Shrestha was a student at our Indian village before joining Pestalozzi World in Nepal as Board Chair. He is also on the international alumni committee.
Project Director, Pestalozzi World Nepal
Phuntsok fled to India from Tibet in 1960. He completed his primary and secondary education in the UK, where he also received a degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham. For a decade, he was Project Director at the Pestalozzi Indian Village.
CEO Pestalozzi World
James joined PestalozziWorld in 2020, bringing with him 10 years experience of executive leadership within international development organisations. James is also an active Trustee on several charitable boards in the UK.
Director of Alumni Relations & Educational Liaison, PestalozziWorld UK
Jo, has a PGCE as a secondary level English teacher, a Masters in Environmental and Development Education and a PhD from the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia where she specialised in international development and wellbeing. Before joining PestalozziWorld in 1996, Jo had lived and worked in Turkey and Nepal, the latter as a VSO. She has extensive experience working with children from many different backgrounds and of many different nationalities, and in the creation of educational resources for adults and children.
Marketing and Communications Manager Pestalozzi World UK
Jessica has extensive marketing experience within the hospitality sector and member’s clubs. She has several years digital marketing experience specifically with websites and branding. Jessica joined Pestalozzi World in 2021 and has a Master’s degree in Journalism.
Administrator, Pestalozzi World UK
Before joining Pestalozzi World in 2012, Tanya coordinated educational programmes for the youth charity Peace Child International and directed events for the Sustainable Futures Academy in Austria.