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Mr. Ami Dror is the founder and CEO of LeapLearner, a Shanghai-based education technology company that enables children to code the world of Artificial Intelligence. He serves as the Chairman and founder of ICode.org, a non-profit organization that has launched the world’s first International Coding Olympics aimed at making coding education globally accessible. Mr. Dror is the author of the book, 养育下一代创新者 (Raising Future Innovators) that became a Chinese best-seller in 2019. He is also the founder of Zaitoun Ventures, a start-up factory that develops disruptive start-ups across multiple sectors.
Mr. Dror’s first startup venture was the 3D Cinema industry front-runner, XPAND 3D. He initiated work on the first 3D TV technology and led the formation of a 3D TV licensing company, jointly owned by Sony, Samsung, XPAND and Panasonic. In addition, Mr. Dror played an integral role in the development of Amblyz, a company that revolutionized the treatment of childhood amblyopia.
Before beginning his career as a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Dror served as a Captain in the Israeli Secret Service (Head of Security for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres) and a diplomat in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Open University of Israel and serves as a board member of several private companies. Mr. Dror is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and a member of the Aspen Institute Moderator Corps. He works closely with international non-profit organizations and is passionate about leveraging technology education to empower underprivileged populations across the globe.