shlomy kattan

Shlomy Kattan

Executive Director

XPRIZE Foundation

Nominated Matt Mulrennan (2018)

XPRIZE Foundation

For two decades, Dr. Shlomy Kattan has been on a mission to foster more opportunities for individuals to reach their greatest potential through learning and technology.

Currently, Dr. Kattan is an Executive Director at the XPRIZE Foundation, where he leads the $7M Adult Literacy XPRIZE. In this capacity, he works with business leaders, policy makers, and industry experts to shape the future of learning and workforce development.

Prior to joining XPRIZE, Dr. Kattan was CEO of Kudo!, an award-winning education technology startup. He was previously a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, which he joined after a ten-year career in traditional and technology-enabled education.

Dr. Kattan holds a PhD in Education from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, where he serves on the School Board of Directors of the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools.