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Zelmira-brismesZelmira Koch Polk

Zelmira Koch Polk is a founding partner and director of the Hearth Education Advisors, an education advisory with offices in India and London. The Hearth focuses on international education reform, working with public and private sectors building and managing education institutions.

Prior to the Hearth, Zelmira founded and ran the international division of Chartwell Education Group, an education-consulting firm established by the former U.S. Secretary of education that specialized in bringing the best of education to countries around the world. Prior to Chartwell, Zelmira worked for the Dilenschneider Group, a leading crisis management and corporate public relations firm in New York and Credit Suisse First Boston in London. Zelmira is on the international advisory council of the International Crisis Group, advisory board of the Weidenfeld Institute's Oxford University Scholarship, vice president and board member of One Bright World Foundation and on the board of ARFA, a Swiss steel corporation. Zelmira holds a Bachelors degree in International Business and languages from University College London and European Business School.