Education & Skills Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft Corporation

Alexa works across the region to drive student skills development, from primary through to higher education. Her role in future-ready skills aims to drive both the soft skills that students need to succeed in work and life, as well as develop deep STEM and technical competences.

Over the last 20 years, Alexa has worked with governments in more than 100 countries across the world in digital transformation in education. She previously led the global strategy at Microsoft for engaging and support education system leaders as they evolve their school systems, and was formerly EMEA Director of Policy, Teaching and Learning, focusing on supporting national device deployments across the region.

Prior to Microsoft, she worked with leading international education organizations: European Schoolnet (the network of 34 Ministries of Education in Europe), UNESCO and OECD. She’s on the advisory board of ALL Digital, a European network for digital inclusion, University College London’s EDUCATE incubator for ed-tech startups and the Institute for Ethical AI in Education.