Jo Aggarwal, Silatech
Jo has led employment programming in Silatech since 2009, developing innovative solutions to to improve both labor market efficiency and youth inclusion. She is the founder and architect of Tamheed.org, an initiative that catalyses the creation of career centers across the Arab World by providing tools, resources & training. She is working on a number of technology-based innovations for youth employability including the development of mobile and web based employability portals across the MENA region through a partnership with Microsoft and a new model for virtual work experience that has the potential to transform access and quality of work experience provision regionally.
Before joining Silatech, Jo was the Managing Director of Pearson Learning Solutions (a part of Pearson Education) responsible for its international operations. She began her career in the leadership cadre of the Tata Group, the USD 80 billion Indian conglomerate, where she helped grow a multimedia start-up into of one of the world's largest e-learning companies.
Jo holds a bachelors in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, has been recognized by eLearning Center in the UK as one of the top three thought leaders in the eLearning industry globally in 2011.