Marten Roorda

Senior Advisor Market Dynamics and Scaling Strategies

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Marten Roorda is a pioneer in educational technology, leading innovations in assessment, learning and education since 2000. Prior to joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a full-time senior advisor, he was running a global consultancy firm, Edtech Consult LLC. Before that, he was the CEO of ACT in Iowa City for five years, and the CEO of Cito in the Netherlands for thirteen years. In 2006, he co-founded Kryterion, the first company in the world to offer online proctoring. In an earlier career, Marten held several management positions in the publishing industry, at VNU and Reed Elsevier, after being a reporter and editor for a number of years. He has a master’s degree in literature from Utrecht University. Marten Roorda has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Test Publishers for ten years and was their Chair in 2010. He also served on the Board of directors of 1Edtech (former IMS Global) and as their interim Chair. He is a former member of the Reach Higher Advisory Board, chaired by Michelle Obama.