Rama Gheerawo

2020.06.25 Updated


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  • Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art
  • Member of IAUD International Design Award Selection Committee: UK

Rama Gheerawo is an international and inspirational figure within design and innovation. He uses the principle of ‘design for social good’ to transform business, government and the public sector drawing on his experience in Design Thinking and Inclusive Design. He is a serial innovator in the fields of technology, products, services and transport having personally lead over 70 projects with major clients. He looks at how the ingenious processes of design can instigate positive change in individuals and organisations through his personal research in Creative Leadership, with over workshops delivered globally to train thousands of people including 600 civil servants to date. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker, and writes, curates exhibitions and runs workshops for audiences that range from students to business executives.

He is Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at London’s Royal College of Art, looking at how design can address society’s toughest issues from ageing and healthcare to seeing how new forms of technology such as AI can benefit humanity.

He is prolific within academic and mainstream media, recently delivering a TEDx talk for the NHS amongst numerous other appearances. He advises major institutions such as the UK Design Council, the Design Museum, the Royal Society of Arts and the Design Management Institute.



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