Olli-Pekka Heinonen

Director General of the International Baccalaureate (IB)


Globally recognized as a leader in education, Mr Heinonen brings a wealth of experience
and knowledge of educational systems development and innovation to the IB.

His vision for global education is strongly aligned with the vision and values of the IB. He
brings broad leadership and team-building experience and a focus on developing
organizations to operate effectively in a rapidly changing environment

Olli-Pekka is actively engaged with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD) and other international organizations, where he contributes views
on the future of education, including personalized and lifelong learning, the impact of
technology and the development of educators. He is also a regular speaker in global
educational forums.