Vikas Pota is a passionate advocate of the transformative power of education. Through his digital platform, T4 Education, he is actively building a global community to help schools and educators navigate the challenges posed by the pandemic on education.
T4 seeks to strengthen the cause of teachers and schools by providing them with opportunities to learn and share with each other and build a set of tools that help this global community advance its agenda.
Prior to T4, Pota ran a philanthropic foundation focused on teachers. He has made the case for quality education across the globe and its powerful link to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the G20 and with several governments. Pota established a technical and vocational skills business in Africa to tackle the youth unemployment crisis; he set up a corporate venture capital business investing in high growth EdTech businesses; and lead marketing communications and corporate affairs strategy for a globally renowned K-12 education business.
Pota serves on several nonprofit boards including The Education Outcomes Fund, Artists in Residence, Global School Leaders, Queen Rania Teacher Academy, Educate Girls and Teach for All. He is an honorary lecturer at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education, was a visiting practitioner at Harvard Graduate School of Education and served as a senior policy fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science & Policy.
He has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and was accorded the status of one of London’s 1000 most influential persons.