Carol Pinto


Carol Pinto is an award-winning educator, TEDx speaker, and a social sector consultant.

As an educator, she has been teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level across several universities in the UAE. Her expertise lies in tertiary education, curriculum development, and delivering bespoke trainings in multiple disciplines, such as leadership, marketing, consumer behavior and international business. She has developed curriculum and led programs, both locally and internationally. Prior to entering the world of academia, she has worked with leading local and international brands across several industries. She leverages this experience to make her classes more practical, and to impart an education that goes beyond the mere discussion of theoretical frameworks.

As a speaker, she has delivered a TEDx talk on the future of education, and since then, has been invited to several international conferences as a keynote speaker. She firmly believes that we require a radical shift in existing pedagogy and her talks thus revolve around the theme of innovation in education.

As a consultant, she works with non-profits aimed at poverty alleviation. Her current projects include understanding buying behavior and developing customer outreach programs in Africa and Asia. She was recently interviewed for her work in the social sector and the findings will be presented in a book due to be published in 2020.

Carol strongly believes in pushing boundaries and making the most of her time by pursuing her passion for continuous education and adventure. Having completed her executive education from Harvard University, a degree in engineering, and a master’s in business, she is now pursuing her doctoral studies in Organization Behavior. On the adventure front, Carol recently embarked upon her first trek, and after persevering against unimaginable odds, she successfully summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro! She continues to train by running marathons and is currently training for a triathlon and hopes to someday summit Mt. Everest.