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Practitioner in Residence: Leila Makarechi

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Leila Makarechi is Head of Government Partnerships at Coursera, where she oversees global strategy and partnerships and leads the government and organizations team. Coursera brings 21st century skills to underemployed people by working with large public sector agencies seeking to train their countries' workforce in important skill areas like tech, data science, business and career readiness. Leila was previously Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice-President of Program Management at Microclinic International, a nonprofit international organization aiming to revolutionize how deadly diseases are prevented and managed worldwide. She has experience working in Latin America, the Caribbean, India, and the Middle East.

Areas of Focus: Strategic partnerships, public-private partnerships, scaling businesses, workforce education & development.




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