Joysy John

Director of Education, NESTA, UK

Joysy is the director of education at Nesta, bringing together Nesta's work in education across innovation programs, research and investment. She is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor who has launched five startups. Previously she was the chief industry officer of Ada, the National College for Digital Skills, UK, where she led the College's industry engagement and online learning website. Prior to this, she headed up international strategic development for EF Learning Labs, led business development for Emerge Venture Lab, Europe's first education technology accelerator and advised Level 39, technology incubator based in Canary Wharf. Prior to joining the education sector, she spent a decade in banking across Singapore, US and UK. She was the youngest person selected into the Future Leader Development Program at JP Morgan Chase. She holds a computer engineering (Honors) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and an M.B.A. with distinction from London Business School where she was the president of the Women in Business Club and a Forte Scholar.


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