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Rama Gheerawo

Author, speaker and designer Rama Gheerawo is director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art in London.

Gheerawo uses design to address issues around age, ability, gender and race. He is an innovator in the fields of inclusive design, design thinking and creative leadership. Gheerawo has led projects internationally with governments, private companies, academic institutions and the third sector with clients including Samsung, Toyota, AgeUK and Panasonic, and has delivered training globally to over 700 civil servants.

Gheerawo's first solo book Creative Leadership: Born from Design launched in March 2022. He won a Hall of Fame award for his work at the 2019 Design Week Awards and featured in a special Creative Review edition on leadership in 2022.

He is a keynote speaker for audiences ranging from students to business executives. Gheerawo also sits on advisory boards and committees for award programmes, universities and organisations including the UK Design Council, The International Association for Universal Design, The Valuable 500, Open Inclusion, EIDD Design for All Europe, The Bhavan Institute for Indian Culture and the RSA Decolonising Design Initiative.

He has been a visiting professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Katowice Academy of Fine Art.

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