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Ami Dror is the co-founder & CEO of LeapLearner, the world’s leading provider of K-12 computer science education software for schools and learning centers. Ami is also the founder and chairman of Ponka.org, a social impact enterprise, located at the rural Ponka village in Sierra Leone. As a father of three, Mr. Dror is passionate about cultivating kids’ ability to be innovative and authored a best-selling book, Raising Future Innovators, that aims to give parents and educators the tools to raise the next generation of global leaders.
Mr. Dror Is a serial entrepreneur. His first startup venture was the 3D Cinema industry front-runner, XPAND 3D which reinvented the cinema experience. While growing XPAND 3D, Mr. Dror also played an integral role in the development of Amblyz, a company that revolutionized the treatment of childhood amblyopia. Later, Ami co-founded Zaitoun Ventures, an Israeli based investment fund that invests in disruptive start-ups across multiple sectors.
Before beginning his career as 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 and serves as a board member of several private companies. Ami 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.