Katia Al Kaisi

Founder & CEO, Upiopi

Katia has over 20 years of leadership, strategy and business development experience in the Education, Telecommunications, and IT Industries. She has held various key roles in multinational companies based in Finland and the Middle East and founded two startups. She has an in depth understanding of the Middle East and Finnish markets in specific due to her multicultural Iraqi/Finnish background and native knowledge of both cultures and languages. Katia is keen about making the two cultures meet and by working with innovative Finnish solutions in the innovation nurturing UAE environment she is working in her dream job!

Katia is passionate about future skills. She believes that to prepare generation Alpha (born 2010-2022) for the future, having a heart and social-emotional skills is what matters. The idea of upiopi started to form in Katia’s mind as she worked to find ways which would make Finnish stress-free and wellbeing focused learning styles accessible for children worldwide. She believes that motivation and joy of learning are the keys for learner engagement.


GESS Talks Arena

15 November 2021 | 15:30 - 16:30 | English | The Future of Education

During this panel session four experienced panellists will put forward their unique vision for the future of education.