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Education Investment MENA
Conference: 9 - 10 November 2022
DubaiDubai, United Arab Emirates

Chinezi Chijioke
CEO at Nova Pioneer


Chinezi is the Founder & CEO of Nova Pioneer, a leading African K-12 schools group that provides exceptional 21st century learning at mid-fee levels.  Nova Pioneer’s mission is to develop generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African century.  Established in 2015, Nova Pioneer has grown to operate 14 schools across East and South Africa, powered by Africa’s leading educator development system, an innovative in-house learning design team, and a strong commercial model.  

Chinezi was previously a Senior Specialist in education with McKinsey & Company, where he led the firm’s education work across Africa and EMEA, and co-authored the 2010 report, How the World’s Best School Systems Keep Getting Better.  

Chinezi also serves on the boards of Imagine Worldwide and the Jakes Gerwel Teacher Fellowship. 

Chinezi holds an MBA and a Master of Education from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a BA with Honours from Harvard University, where he received Harvard’s John P. Reardon Award.

Chinezi is Nigerian-American and resides in Johannesburg.

Agenda Sessions

  • Not to Be Missed! Game Changers in Education


Speakers at this event