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Priya Lakhani OBE appointed as Non-Executive Board Member to DCMS

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (@DCMS), @OliverDowden CBE MP has appointed @PriyaLakhani, Founder CEO of CENTURY Tech as a Non-Executive Board Member for a term of three years

Priya Lakhani OBE is the Founder CEO of CENTURY Tech, an artificial intelligence education technology company that develops AI-powered learning tools for schools, colleges, universities and employers across the world.

In 2008, Priya left her career as a barrister to launch a fresh cooking-sauce business, which through its charitable foundation provided millions of meals and thousands of vaccinations to the underprivileged in India and Africa, and funded several schools.

Priya was awarded Business Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chancellor in 2009 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2014. She was a business advisor to the UK’s coalition government, was appointed to the UK government’s AI Council in 2019.

In 2018, Priya co-founded the Institute for Ethical AI in Education, which helps to enable learners to benefit from AI in education in an ethical way.

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