Dominic Regester joined Salzburg Global Seminar as a program director in March 2017. He is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing programs on education, sustainability, and innovation. Prior to this, he worked for the British Council for 14 years, initially on programs promoting education co-operation between the UK and China, Russia, and Japan, and then on school partnership programs. He lived in Bangladesh from 2008 to 2013 leading the British Council's school sector programs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. He was then posted to Jakarta where he was deputy director for education across the East Asia region. He returned to London in 2015 to become a senior schools advisor responsible for global program development, partnerships, and research, all with a particular focus on 21st century skills. He has an MA in Chinese studies from the School of Oriental and African studies in London and an MA in education and international development from University College London Institute of Education. He is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Commission on Education and Communication and a member of the Executive Committee for Karanga - The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills.