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Juliana Riaño Ruiz,
Managing Director

Juliana is an experienced psychologist with 20 years’ experience in individual and family therapy. At The Learning & Psychology Centre, Juliana is actively involved in the therapeutic process and forms the bridge between families, therapists and educational institutions. 

She is a Psychologist from the Universidad de la Sabana, with a specialization in educational orientation and human development. Juliana is experienced in opening and managing pre-schools in both Colombia and Florida (USA).  She is a member of the teaching ladder in Colombia since 2001 and has a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential as well as  the National Administrator Credential (NAC) from the National Institute of Child Care Management.

With experience in management of educational institutions, Juliana is passionate about delivering quality programs in education and has a strong knowledge of ITERS and ECERS scales.

Jimena Quintero,
Neuropsychologist and advisor 

Jimena graduated in Psychology from the University of Sabana and has a specialisation in Neuropsychology from the University of Buenos Aires, with 17 years of experience leading evaluation and intervention processes of children and adolescents with diverse learning and development processes, in clinical and educational contexts. She was an undergraduate and postgraduate teacher for 10 years at the Grancolombiano Polytechnic, and the Director of the Psychology Practice of the same University. Jimema also is a lecturer and consultant for educational institutions and families in policies and cases of inclusive education.



Annie de Acevedo,
Board Member

Annie de Acevedo is a prominent and well known child and family psychologist, with 45 years of experience in schools dealing with students with learning and emotional difficulties.  She has previously worked at Colegio Nueva Granada as the Director of Student Services, and oversaw the Learning Centre and counselling programs.  Annie is an author of 8 books on parenting, learning, the brain and bullying.  She has a monthly column at the main national newspaper (El Tiempo) and hosts a weekly advice section on National TV.  Annie is a renown international speaker on Learning and the Brain, Learning Problems, Parenting, Happiness and Bullying. She was awarded the highest honour given by the Colombian government in the field of education- the Simon Bolivar Medal.

Dimitri Goulandris,
Executive Director, Board Member

Dimitri is a founder of KSI, Knightsbridge School London and the founder and Managing Partner of Cycladic Capital LLP, set up in 2002 to focus on making public and private investments in small and medium sized companies with a particular focus on greenfield start-ups. Previously Dimitri set up and ran the European operations of the private equity firm, Whitney & Company, and spent eight years at Morgan Stanley in the private equity group and investment banking. He currently serves on the Boards of Journey Group plc., Gemini Equipment & Rentals (Private) Limited and MonuRent Limited (Mauritius). Dimitri is also a Director and Advisory Board member of Knightsbridge School Limited. Dimitri has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Masters in Electrical and Information Sciences from Cambridge University.

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