Our Team

Lucy Hayter

Lucy Hayter, Director of Generation Global

Lucy is passionate about the power of dialogue in transforming the lives of young people to become active, open-minded and global citizens. For more than two decades, Lucy has led international not for profit institutions and programmes, operating in leadership roles at Leonard Cheshire, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, iDE UK and Christian Aid. Lucy has designed and delivered large scale, complex and impactful education, livelihoods and emergency response programmes through partnerships across the world, often with a specific interest in gender, human rights and disability inclusion. Lucy has an MSc. in Development Management from the Open University and a BSc. in Development Studies from Derby University.

Lisa Petro

Lisa Petro, Education and Quality Lead

Prior to her tenure with the Institute, Lisa co-founded Know My World, a global education organization that supports educators in developing knowledge and skills for social, emotional, and cultural learning through Virtual Exchange. As a long-standing consultant for Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, Lisa served as a national coordinator for the Multicultural Education Program at PrepaTec and co-designer of the PrepaTec Multicultural Competency Model. Lisa has collaborated and led on the development of global education curricula and programs for organizations and institutions around the world including Nepali Education Support Trust, The Grail International, and One Globe Kids. Lisa holds K-12 teaching certification in New York State and an MPS in Multicultural and Humanistic Education from the State University of New York, New Paltz.

Lorenzo Raffio

Lorenzo Raffio, Digital and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Lead

Lorenzo specialises in leading the development of large-scale digital learning platforms and in monitoring and evaluating the impact of educational activities designed for young people. He is interested in research concerning experiences in education involving innovative technological tools that leverage the power of the internet to create opportunities for dialogue and intercultural exchange. He has a decade of experience building accessible and inclusive digital spaces. He holds a BSc in Economics (La Sapienza University, Rome) and a MSc in International Development and Social Anthropology (Birkbeck College, University of London).

Shruti Sharma

Shruti Sharma, Partnerships, Marketing and Communications Lead

Shruti manages the Generation Global programme across Asia at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. She has a decade of experience working as a management consultant advising governments, funding agencies, not for profit organizations, and corporates across sectors such as energy, power, operations, education, and skill development. Her expertise lies in designing and implementing large scale education solutions, improving efficiency of academic processes, and developing new market expansion strategies. She holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

Joanna Slattery

Joanna Slattery, Special Projects Lead

Joanna is an advocate for child rights, dedicated to amplifying young people's voices and best interests. At Generation Global she is responsible for safeguarding processes and operations, ensuring the values of Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion and Sustainability are built into every aspect of our work, and sharing the perspectives of our students with the wider world through our Youth Insights research programme. She previously worked in advocacy for children's digital rights for 5Rights Foundation, managing the development of General Comment No. 25 to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and attained a masters degree in Human Rights from University College London.

Aanchal Mittal

Aanchal Mittal, Marketing and Communications Manager

Aanchal anchors marketing and communication portfolio at Generation Global. With years of experience working with non-profits, Aanchal has been supporting organisations and individuals in South East Asia for integrating digital communication best practices into their day-to-day operations through strategic planning, management, and partnerships. Driven by her passion for transforming education for marginalised communities, Aanchal has traveled extensively through rural India to understand people, culture, and the need for sustainable intervention. She holds an MSc. in Development Communication from Delhi University.

Angélica Santana Fierro

Angélica Santana Fierro, Education Specialist

Angélica has worked in the Education and Training fields for the past 15 years, and strongly believes that the integration of educational technology and intercultural competences empowers young people into becoming active global citizens. For over a decade, she was a social sciences professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) where she created Connective Multicultural Learning, a virtual exchange strategy that was adopted nationwide. She has worked as an Education and Technology Consultant for national and international institutions in the private, public and academic sectors which include the Collaborative Online International Learning Center at The State University of New York and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bonn, Germany. Angélica has a MA in Public Administration and a BA in International Relations from Tecnológico de Monterrey, México.

Sanjay Bareja

Sanjay Bareja, Technical Support Specialist

Before joining Generation Global, Sanjay worked at Learning Links Foundation on the Intel Teach Program, empowering teachers to use innovative technologies and interactive pedagogies to make learning more enjoyable. As a part of the National team, he was also engaged in policy-advocacy with school leaders on methods, curriculum and strategies to promote 21st Century skills. He also worked as an Education Officer at Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. He authored a Monograph "Use of Performance Assessment Tasks in Project Based Learning" and co-authored Teacher's Manual on CCE. He possesses a deep knowledge of various pedagogical approaches and a rich experience of training teachers on the application of these approaches with ICT. He is a Commerce Graduate from Delhi University and holds an MBA from FMS Rajasthan and a Degree in Education from MD University.

Nonica Kochhar

Nonica Kochhar, Technical Support Specialist

Nonica joined Generation Global in 2013. As Technical Support Specialist, she provides technical support and helps participants involved in the programme to connect to the video conferencing platform. Since 2018, Nonica has been facilitating dialogue in young people's video conferences in both Hindi and English. Nonica is a commerce graduate from Delhi University and has completed her post-graduation in sales and marketing from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management. Prior to joining the Tony Blair Institute, she worked in the aviation industry at KLM Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines. She is currently based in New Delhi.

Nurfitra Asa

Nurfitra Asa, South East Asia Coordinator

Nurfitra Asa (Asa) coordinates Generation Global's extensive community of learners and educators in Southeast Asia. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Asa has extensive experience in intercultural education settings at various levels, ranging from primary to higher education. He has managed international school partnerships between Indonesian and Australian schools and madrasahs, fostering intercultural understanding and international collaboration. He has also coordinated educational programs in Indonesia for Australian university students across various academic disciplines. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Monash University, Australia.

Aishwariya Chauhan

Aishwariya Chauhan, Schools and Partnerships SA Coordinator

Aishwariya graduated as a mechanical engineer from the University of Strathclyde and specialises in project management, sales and marketing with a keen interest in the skill development and education sector. Before joining Generation Global as a Partnerships Coordinator, she was the Director for an Indian ed-tech & social impact organisation, wherein she headed the B2C sales, partnerships & internal operations teams. She is also a trained skill development facilitator who has led over 150+ skill development sessions for students and professionals.

Kannan Nair

Kannan Nair, Schools and Partnerships SA Coordinator

Kannan manages the schools and partnerships vertical for South Asia region at Generation Global. With a background in international education programmes and community organizations, he has been actively involved in the development of 21st-century skills and the promotion of global citizenship education among young people worldwide. Kannan's area of expertise lies in adeptly managing international education initiatives and fostering partnerships. He has previously associated with the Global Schools Program at United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He holds a Master of Science degree in Asian Studies from the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Lili Qiu

Lili Qiu, Programme Coordinator

Lili coordinates intercultural video conferences and related special events, moderates dialogue on the platform, and currently supports the educator community in Europe, Africa, and the Americas at Generation Global. With strong interest in social impact, Lili has diverse experience at both grassroots and corporate settings related to sustainable development prior to joining Generation Global. She previously worked in sustainability and corporate social responsibility at Danone China. As a youth activist, she served as SDG project director in AIESEC in South Korea aimed at empowering youth leadership in cross-cultural environments. She holds a MSc in Social Development Practice from University College London.