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Katia Al-Kaisi

CEO – Education House Finland

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 specifically due to her multicultural Iraqi/Finnish background and native knowledge of both cultures and languages.

Katia is keen on 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 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 to learner engagement.


30 October, 2023 | 15:30 to 16:00
Essentials for Life: The journey of continuous learning


This fireside discussion explores the concept of lifelong learning and the role it plays in developing essential life skills. It delves into how embracing a growth mindset and a commitment to continuous learning can lead to personal and professional success in an evolving world.