Joel Pannikot

Asia Pacific Head of the CMT Association

Joel Pannikot is an education business leader. He has spent over 20 years across various sectors of the education-technology industry including commercial education, corporate training, K-12, and continuing professional education. He has led 3 ed-tech startups in this time.

Currently, he is the Asia Pacific Head of the CMT Association and Founder of Peak You. His work uncovers learning synergies between the Industry, Academia and the Non-Profit sector.

Prior to these roles, Joel was CEO of Zaya Learning Labs, an education technology social enterprise that solved affordable access of digital learning. He also restructured the Teach A Class Foundation (TAC), a section 8 non-profit, into India's first crowdfunding platform for school teachers.

From 2010 to 2017, Joel managed the Asia-Pacific education strategy for Bloomberg L.P., the world’s largest decision support platform for governments and corporations. He supported leading educational institutions in benefiting from their relationship with Bloomberg.

Before Bloomberg, Joel was an entrepreneur, training global corporations in performance, sales and communication. He collaborated with business schools for workshops on corporate life skills and financial markets and also conducted pre-placement clinics.

Since 2001, his career has spanned education, pharma business development and international fixed income derivatives trading.