Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Priya Lakhani OBE

Priya Lakhani OBE is an entrepreneur who founded Century Tech, developing the latest artificial intelligence and big data technology to understand how the brain learns.

Trained as a barrister, Priya left the security of the legal profession to pursue her passion for business. She founded the Masala Masala food brand and built it from a kitchen table idea to a line of products stocked in major supermarkets.

Lakhani founded Century Tech, a company bringing together AI, neuroscience and education. Century’s aim is to measure and simulate brain responses to tuition, analyse what works for whom and how, and ultimately produce personalised learning. By understanding how the brain learns and responds, educators can receive real-time insights, tailoring the learning experience and improving student performance.

As well as starting businesses Priya has worked with government as a member of the Department of Business, Education and Skills’ Entrepreneur Forum.