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Aanya Niaz leads customer engagement at Amazon Web Services focussing on sustainability and the socio-economic impact of Cloud. She is also the Founder of The Maple Advisory Group, and a seasoned Education Advisor.

She has 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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