Javier graduated as MSc in Industrial Engineering and holds an MBA with honors from INSEAD. After graduating from university, he worked for five years as an international development consultant for Endesa, a Spain-based utility. Upon completion of his MBA, Javier joined BCG, where he worked for five years on organization- and strategy-related projects. He also spent close to two years helping Save the Children re-shape their global organization and governance. In this capacity, he served as the Social Impact Node for the Barcelona office, and participated in the launch of the Barcelona Volunteering Day as well as the development of the Spanish BCG Matching Program. In 2010 he co-founded Teach First Spain (Empieza Por Educar), in which he serves as a CEO ever since. In addition to being a passionate social entrepreneur, Javier is an eager traveler and a sports aficionado who has coached basketball for seven years.
Every day, teachers see first-hand the challenges students face inside and outside the classroom, and the changes that are necessary to improving our education systems. Yet, far too often, teachers aren’t part of the conversations that lead to policy changes.
The students in the schools and communities where we work are currently on predictable paths to adult lives of relatively limited choice and opportunity. Our programs exist because we don’t think that’s OK. But what exactly do we want for our students instead? And who should be included in making that decision? This will be a practical session in which participants learn from network leaders about how to create, use, and evolve visions for our students’ futures that are inclusive of their contexts, families, and communities.