Dr. Veronique Genniker is the Director of Pearson Marang Education Trust (PMET). She holds a PhD in Education Psychology , Master’s Degree in Science Education, Honors Degree in Leadership and a Teaching Diploma.

PMET provides quality research based professional development and support to 100 under resourced deep rural schools across South Africa over four-year cycles together with fully funded under graduate bursaries. As a founding member of PMET in 2008 her main responsibility is providing strategic leadership to her team across South Africa while maintaining high level national and provincial stakeholder relationships. She specializes in conceptualizing, developing, implementing, managing and monitoring needs based professional and personal developmental models to support the implementation of the DBE policies and Corporate Social Investments to significantly improve education outcomes and return on Impact Investments country wide.

She has 31 years of experience working across all levels within the education system, proudly regards herself as an education change agent, authors education papers and served three years on the NASCEE steering committee. She thrives on coaching and mentoring national and provincial education department leaders by engaging them in motivational personal development training sessions. Her international experience includes, Advanced Science and Leadership at the University of Kent in England and France. Rotary Exchange Alumni Student in the Netherlands and California USA. Advanced Environmental Education at the University of Uppsala and Malmo in Sweden and Denmark. Presenter at Houston Independent School District in Texas USA. Pearson Academy Conference Presenter in Melbourne Australia.  Participated in Efficacy and Partnership Forums in Singapore and Doha. In 2018 she received a Global Award for Excellence in Leadership from the Women’s Economic Forum in New Delhi India. In 2019 she was nominated for a global award by the Pan African CEO Magazine for Women in Business.

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