The WISE Awards


Mr. Stavros N. Yiannouka

Position: CEO, World Innovation Summit for Education
Country: Cyprus

Stavros N. Yiannouka is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) a major initiative of Qatar Foundation, dedicated to building the future of education through debate, dialogue and purposeful action.

From 2005 to 2012 Stavros was the Executive Vice-Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He joined the LKY School to spearhead the implementation of an ambitious growth strategy, which he had helped develop as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Together with Kishore Mahbubani et al. Stavros is the co-author of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy: Building a Global Policy School in Asia, World Scientific (2012).

Before joining the LKY School, Stavros worked at McKinsey & Company from 2000-2005 serving private and public sector clients in Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea and Canada, predominantly in the financial services, healthcare and education industries. Prior to joining McKinsey, Stavros practiced corporate law in the City of London from 1995-1998 with the firms Gouldens and Mayer, Brown & Platt. He holds an MBA (with Distinction) from the London Business School, an LLB (with Honours) from the University of Bristol, is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and an Adjunct Professor and Senior Advisor at the LKY School.

2015 Session