Reka Budai

ed tech and digital transformation

Research and evaluation manager

Oak National Academy | Europe

Reka Budai is a research professional with more than 10 years of international experience, having worked for leading educational organisations such as King’s College and FutureLearn. She is currently leading research, evaluation and monitoring at Oak National Academy, which is an online education platform created by teachers for teachers in response to the closure of schools during the pandemic. She is driven by understanding the needs and goals of teachers and pupils alike to help build an even better product for in-class and emergency use across schools in England and beyond.

“Reka is a unique blend of passionate, yet considered and purposeful; on a personal level, she inspires me to think deeply about my own career choices and my methods of decision making to build on the skills, experiences and value I can bring to the world, and I know she does the same for all those around her, genuinely nurturing her team, her colleagues and her network to succeed,” a former colleague said.

In the typically male-dominated field of analytics, Reka represents a role model for those around her. She is committed to fair and rigorous hiring practices and consistent, ambitious personal development for her team members – regardless of their background or gender.

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