Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary is the CEO of the LEGO Foundation, endowed by the LEGO Group’s founding family.
The Foundation is dedicated to inspiring and developing the builders of tomorrow. Its work is about changing the perception of play and increasing awareness about its transformational role in learning across our lifespan. Through redefining play and reimagining learning, the Foundation is demonstrating the link between play, creativity and learning in the eyes of thought leaders, influencers, educators and parents with a focus to equip, inspire and activate champions for play.
Grob-Zakhary brings two decades of experience in neuroscience across the
United States and Europe and holds a doctoral degree in neuroscience and a medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2007, she initiated the Babyboost Institute for Early Learning and Development to share important scientific advancements on early childhood with parents and professionals and to elevate the quality of care in the early years. Prior to this she worked at the global consultancy McKinsey & Company, where she bridged the private and nonprofit sectors within the areas of strategic planning, organization, and governance.