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Aanya Niaz leads social responsibility and impact in the Middle East and Africa with Amazon Web Services. She is also the Founder of The Maple Advisory Group and an Education Advisor. She is based in London.

She has over 12 years of combined experience as a practitioner and researcher in the education sector, and a strategy consultant. 

Most notably, Aanya led the development of Pakistan’s first English as a Foreign Language Curriculum for the world’s largest low-cost private school network, The Citizens Foundation; advised governments on their national evaluation and assessment policies with the OECD in France; and taught middle & high school students as well as professionally developed teachers in the US with Teach For America, in South Africa with Raise The Children International and in Pakistan with various organisations.​

She received her Master's in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford in 2017. Aanya ​was awarded a full scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, where she completed her Bachelor's degree with a double major in Foreign Affairs and Global Development Studies in 2011. 

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