13 Jan January 13, 2015 in Trustee Currently Abbas is SVP of Strategy and Innovation for LPL. Prior to this he held a variety of leadership roles o including COO of the Corporate Education Alliance, VP of Strategy at the Financial Times and a Director at Edexcel, a division of Pearson which delivers education qualifications in the UK and internationally. Abbas also has extensive management consulting experience across a range of industries at Bain & Co. and Booz and Co. Abbas is also the founder and board member of Global Glimpse, an international education charity that serves over 1000 youth per year. Abbas has a MBA from Stanford and a BS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley. Abbas has a passion for education and global issues to ensure we leave the world from being a better place for future generations. He has developed his passion from living and travelling to more than 60 countries around the world.