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Amit Garg

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Amit Garga

Partner, International Education Practice, The Parthenon Group

Career :

  • Assisted the leadership of various companies on market-opportunity assessment and sizing, growth forecasting, pricing strategy, competitor analysis and market share evaluation
  • Expert advisor for a number of large private equity companies on investments in the education sector across segments
  • Led teams on the evaluation of potential acquisition targets for education companies as well as investors
  • Holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore
 
Amit Seva

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Amit Sevak

Chief Executive Officer, Laureate
Chief Executive Officer, INTI Education Group

Career :

  • Served as the CEO , University of Technology (Mexico), one of Laureate’s most successful institutions
  • Has been the VP, DeVry University, Chicago
  • Held important positions with Siebel Systems and Bain & Company in the past
  • Involved in several years of teaching and research in the US and Asia
  • Holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics & Sociology from the University of Chicago
     
    Andrew Nicol

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    Andrew Nicol

    Vice President
    Asia (Country Director, India) Hobsons

    Career :

    • Joined Hobsons in 2010 as first Director Business Development Asia leading company's initial presence in Malaysia and development of complete Asia strategy
    • Since 2014, he has served as Country Director for India
    • Andy was previously Director International Development at Coventry University
    • Andy has a Bachelor's degree in History and Politics, and a Masters degree in Russian Studies.
    • Recently gained a Master's degree in International Marketing with distinction from Strathclyde University, UK.
    • Andy is a member and active contributor of NAFSA, the European Association of International Education (EAIE) and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
    • Andy was also previously Deputy Director of International Development at Nottingham Trent University.
    • He has extensive expertise creating, shaping and driving development strategies across the international and UK education services landscapes
     
    Ashwin Assomull

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    Ashwin Assomull

    Partner, International Education Practice,
    The Parthenon Group

    Career :

    • Advises global education clients, including leading private equity funds and investors and education operators
    • Leads Parthenon’s education work throughout the Gulf
    • Worked with government ministries and foundations in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and India
    • Frequently requested speaker at leading education conferences around the world
    • Quoted on education in various publications such as Bloomberg, Times Higher Education, and Gulf News
    • Holds an MBA from London Business School and B.Sc. from LSE
       
      Dr. Ben Schmidt

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      Dr. Ben Schmidt

      Cambridge International Examinations
      Regional Director, Southeast Asia & Pacific

      Career :

      • Leads team responsible for Cambridge International Examinations' growth in providing programmes and qualifications to schools across the region
      • Has had over 15 years of experience in the education sector in Europe
      • Worked in numerous roles and capacities leading to educational transformation and strategic partnerships
      • Holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Zurich, where he worked as a lecturer and researcher
      • Secured a Law degree and a second M.A. in Education with a thesis on learning-led design
       
      Benjamin Grubbs

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      Benjamin Grubbs

      Head - Education & Family Entertainment Content Partnerships, Asia Pacific
      YouTube

      Career :

      • Joined YouTube in Aug 2012 as the Head of Partner Marketing in Asia Pacific, and developed a series of programs and campaigns aimed at elevating YouTube partners in the region
      • Oversees the strategy and development of content partners targeting YouTube's 1 billion global users
      • Has been the Executive Director of Interactive Media for Turner Broadcasting in Asia Pacific
      • Drove the strategy and development of Turner's digital entertainment business, including product development, revenue management, digital marketing, and operations from 2008-2012
      • Spent nearly 8 years at Yahoo! and eBay in Asia, overseeing Yahoo!'s Broadcast & Enterprise Solutions businesses in Southeast Asia, and marketing at eBay in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong
       
      Bob Fogel

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      Bob Fogel

      CEO
      Six Red Marbles

      Career :

      • Has an impressive background in leading Tier One learning organizations, teaching and consulting in strategic planning, operational assessment, organizational culture, innovation and change management
      • Designed and taught courses in top multinational companies and has been an executive coach with senior executives
      • Was formerly the Chief Program Officer for Fullbridge.com,Inc and Executive Vice President and Dean of Babson College
      • Served as the Dean for Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Founder-President-CEO of Harvard Business School Interactive and Executive Director of Executive Education at Harvard Business School
      • Created and founded the edtech company GatherEducation.com
      • Was formerly COO at the Conservation Law Foundation and Senior Manager at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, LLP, responsible for managing the Government High Tech Consulting Practice
      • Recalled to the Coast Guard in 2010 to help lead Crisis Communications and Public Relations for the BP oil spill as he is also a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Reserves
      • Earned his BS degree from the Coast Guard Academy and an MBA from Harvard Business School
       
      Candice Olson

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      Candice Olson

      CEO/Founder, The Fullbridge Program

      Career :

      • Was the co-founder/CEO of iVillage.com and was one of the first women in the U. S. to lead what became a highly successful IPO
      • Won an Emmy and Matrix and ran business development initiatives at American Express, Time Warner, and Comcast
      • Holds degrees from Stanford, Columbia Teachers College, Union Theological Seminary and Harvard Business School
       
      Chinezi Chijioke

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      Chinezi Chijioke

      Founder & CEO, Pioneer Academies

      Career :

      • Has been the Head of McKinsey & Company's African Education Practice, where he worked for 8 years gaining experience with over 25 countries' school systems across the world, including South Africa
      • Started his career as a secondary school mathematics teacher, where he was nominated by his students to Who's Who of American Teachers
      • Founded youth leadership programmes in South Africa and Nigeria
      • Received the John P. Reardon award as Harvard's top scholar-athlete
      • Is Nigerian-American, and has spent 10 years living in South Africa
      • Holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Education from Stanford University, a Bachelors in Psychology and an Honours Certificate in African Studies from Harvard University
       
      Claudia Zeisberger

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      Claudia Zeisberger

      Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences and Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD MBA
      Academic Director, Global Private Equity Initiative, INSEAD

      Career :

      • Initiated the launch of INSEAD's Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI) in 2008
      • Teaches in the MBA/EMBA/Executive Education programs on INSEAD campuses
      • Nominated repeatedly for the Best Teaching Award in her PE elective
      • Received the "Dean's Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching" for the last 5 years running
      • Lived and worked in more than ten countries and continues to teach throughout Asia
      • In a career spanning 20 years, worked with clients in Asia & the Middle East in areas of Integrated Risk Management, Private Wealth Management & Portfolio Construction
      • Is a founding committee member of the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) in Singapore
         
        David Barker

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        David Barker

        Deputy CEO of ERC Institute

        Career :

        • Is an experienced executive with greenfield startups, merger and acquisition, and divisional expansion, and has lectured in China, Singapore, and the US on change management and strategy
        • Spent 19 years with a Fortune 100 company in the Aerospace sector, 10 of those years with full P&L responsibility
        • Founded Executive Education Center, LLP. and was the Executive Director offering an EMBA program through Rutgers Business School in Singapore in 2007
        • Has been a director of the American Association of Singapore from 2000 through 2011 and its President from 2002 through 2005
        • Is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and also served on the General Committee of the American Club in Singapore from 2002 through 2007
        • Served as the Chairman of the Singapore American Community Action Council, an organization dedicated to providing counselling and sports opportunities to youth and families in Singapore
        • He is a founding Director of Junior Achievement Singapore and its current Vice Chairman.
        • Holds a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Rutgers University
         
        David Yeo

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        David Yeo

        Chief Executive / Chief Learning Architect
        Kydon Learning Systems Institute

        Career :

        • Heads a Singapore-based innovative learning solutions company which seeks to transform learning for the 21st century workforce
        • As the Chief Learning Architect ,assists organisations establish the structure of their knowledge and learning systems
        • His clientele includes MINDEF, MHA, PMO, SSC, WDA, MDA in Singapore
        • His notable contribution was the landmark LEARNet project that revolutionised the way knowledge acquisition and distribution took place
        • Spent first-half of his career in the army and was awarded the Defence Corporate IT – Special Recognition (Individual) Award in 2012
        • Holds an MSc in Instructional Systems from Florida State University under the Defence Ministry’s first training development Postgraduate Award
        • Secured a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Organisation Development (L&OD) from the Civil Service College and a certificate of Leadership in Education (LEP) from NIE
        • Was commissioned from the Royal Military College (Duntroon) and was awarded the Command and Staff College Distinguished Graduate Award
         
        Dennis Foo

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        Dennis Foo

        Head of Pearson Qualifications Venture Markets
        Pearson PLC

        Career :

        • Responsible for developing the qualifications business in territories spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America
        • Has more than 15 years of senior management, leadership and board experience in the Information Technology and Education sectors
        • Served as the Managing Director of Pearson Qualifications International for the Asia Pacific region from 2008 through to 2013
        • Embarked on his professional career with KMPG Consulting in 1998
        • Holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Glasgow and post-graduate qualifications in e-Business and International Business from the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford & the National University of Singapore
         
        Evan Law

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        Evan Law

        Chief Executive Officer
        PSB Academy, Singapore

        Career :

        • Has more than 17 years of experience in the private education industry
        • Spent almost 7 years with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore(ICPAS), as an Acting Chief Executive Officer, prior to joining PSB Academy
        • Held various positions including Chief Operating Officer, Training Director and Head of Membership of ICPAS
        • Managed over 25,000 strong professional membership and its 16,000 joint examination-scheme students , as the Head of Membership
        • In his role as a Training Director, he provided leadership and direction for ICPAS’ Continuing Professional Education (CPE) ensuring delivery of relevant and affordable CPE training to its members
        • Also helped in setting-up ICPAS’ key subsidiary that funds and supports the activities of ICPAS – SAA Global Education, formerly known as the Singapore Accountancy Academy
        • Served a 6-year term as a member of the Institute of Technical Education’s Business School Academic Advisory Committee for its Business courses
        • Holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from the University of Oregon and a Master in Business Administration from Portland State University, Oregon
         
        Fred Ayala

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        Fred Ayala

        CEO, LiveIt Investments, Ltd. and LiveIt Global Services Management Institute.
        Managing Director, Management Committee Member, Ayala Corp.
        Chairman Emeritus, IT and Business Processing Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).

        Career :

        • He is the Chairman of Integreon, Vice Chairman of Stream, and a director of Affinity Express and IQBackOffice
        • Was formerly CEO of eTelecare, a pioneer of the Philippine call center industry, and Chairman of SPI, one of the country’s first non-voice BPO companies
        • LiveIt invests in innovative BPO companies that can leverage the Philippines and have the potential to become a Global Top 5 leader in their sectors
        • Invested over $200 million in the Voice (Stream), Knowledge (Integreon), Ad/Marketing Production (Affinity Express) and F&A/HR (IQBackOffice) sectors
        • LiveIt is focused on delivering high quality, affordable education that can significantly enhance the employability of middle and lower income students on a scale basis
        • Holds an MBA from Harvard and a BA in Development Studies (Honors) and Economics from Brown, and prior to that attended the Ateneo de Manila
           
          Professor Gopinathan

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          Professor Gopinathan

          Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
          Ex-Dean of The School of Education, National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore

          Career :

          • Served as the Dean of the School of Education (1994 – 2000), Dean of Initial Teacher Education Programmes (2000-2003), National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
          • Helped NIE (National Institute of Education) establish a Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice
          • Served on various MOE review committees and was a resource specialist for the Government Parliamentary Committee on Education
          • Has been a consultant for the Singapore Teachers Union and a board member of the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board
          • Served as a consultant to the World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF, the Commonwealth of Learning, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, the University Brunei Darusaalam and the Aga Khan University Institute of Education
          • Founding editor of the Singapore Journal of Education, and is on the International Advisory Board of the Asia Pacific Journal of Education
          • His recent book, Education and the Nation State published by Routledge in 2012, offers a comprehensive overview of Singapore’s education policies and practices
          • Helped NIE establish the Emirates College of Advanced Education for the Abu Dhabi Education Council, and the Bahrain Teachers College for the EDB in Bahrain.
          • Supported the establishment of the Sampoerna School of Education in Jakarta, Indonesia
             
            Harman Singh

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            Harman Singh

            CEO of WizIQ

            Career :

            • Singh has directed the company’s growth, while developing and creating WizIQ’s vision and business strategy.
            • Under his leadership WizIq has received multiple leading awards for its innovative solution, including the award for the 'Best Virtual Classroom Provider' for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2014 by different award giving organizations
            • Singh has also been conferred with LMA-Trident Award for Young and Innovative Entrepreneur of the year 2011.
            • Singh Has over 13 years of experience in e-learning
            • Singh has a Masters in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, located in Raleigh, N.C., USA
             
            Ilian Mihov

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            Ilian Mihov

            Dean and The Novartis Chair of Management and Environment at INSEAD

            Career :

            • A leading economist, an authority on macroeconomic questions, especially regarding monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth
            • Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research
            • Has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France's Research Foundation, the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian National Bank, and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council
            • Educated in the United States, at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business that recognized him as a Distinguished Young Alumnus in 2006
            • Obtained Ph. D degree in Economics at Princeton University
            • Is a regular keynote speaker, lecturer and panellist at events organized by the PwC, WEF, KPMG, Hewlett-Packard, Bloomberg, Swiss Re, Alstom, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and other companies.
               
              Jens Zimmermann

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              Jens Zimmermann

              Managing Partner, New Silk Route, Dubai

              Career :

              • Two decades of Private Equity experience and a track record of building successful businesses internationally
              • Co-Founded HGU Hamburg Private Equity AG in 1998
              • Has been working in Private Equity in South Asia and the Middle East since 2004
              • Led over 40 Private Equity investments, served on over 20 boards and founded several companies in the US, Europe and Asia.
              • Founding member of the Harvard Business School alumni organization in Germany and a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
              • Graduated with an MBA in 1995 from Harvard Business School
               
              Jerry MacArthur Hultin

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              Jerry MacArthur Hultin

              Senior Presidential Fellow, New York University

              Career :

              • Serves as a Senior Presidential Fellow at New York University, the largest private university in the US with portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai
              • Strives to promote innovative use of technology to increase jobs, economic growth and educate youth
              • Helps design global and local programs for innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and economic growth
              • Is a mentor to students and leaders across US, Europe, Middle East and Asia
              • Has been the president of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, leading Polytechnic in substantial growth, including 60% increase in enrollment
              • NYU-Poly's new business incubators are ranked top-20 world-wide having generated $250 million in economic activity
              • Served as Under Secretary of the Navy during William Clinton's presidency and helped manage the Navy's $100+ billion budget
              • Led the Navy's "revolution in business affairs", helping design and procure the Navy Marine Corps Corporate Intranet
              • Practiced law, managed small businesses and consulted in technology, defense, healthcare, finance and environment sectors in the past
              • Graduated from Ohio State University and Yale Law School and operates as a naval officer with Vietnam service
               
              Dr. Jorg Drager

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              Dr. Jorg Drager

              Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung

              Career :

              • Responsible for the program areas of education, integration and democracy as a Member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board, since July1, 2008
              • Adjunct Professor for Public Management at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, since January 2012
              • Executive Director of the CHE Centre for Higher Education
              • Executive Director of the Northern Institute of Technology, a private institute of higher education that focuses on international MBA programs
              • Served as Hamburg's (politically independent) Minister of Science and Research (2001- 2008), Member of Germany's Permanent Conference of Educational Ministers, Deputy Representative to the Bundesrat, the federal body that represents the German states at the national level
              • Held the office of Minister of Health and Consumer Protection in Hamburg from the year 2004-2006
              • Studied Physics and Business Administration at the University of Hamburg
              • Received his M.Sc. and Ph.D.in theoretical physics from Cornell University, New York
                 
                Leslie Loh

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                Leslie Loh

                Managing Director, Red Dot Ventures

                Career :

                • Serial entrepreneur and technology venture investor
                • Actively involved in investing and nurturing high-tech start-ups in Singapore and the region
                • Awarded the "Person of the Year" IT Leader Award by the Singapore Computer Society
                • Winner of the 1998 ASME Rotary Entrepreneur of the Year in Singapore
                 
                Laurence Smith

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                Laurence Smith

                Managing Director HR
                Group Head of Learning and Talent Development for DBS Bank

                Career :

                • Has been the Consulting Partner of the RBL Group and one of the few to hold an Executive HR Leadership position in a major Korean conglomerate
                • Was a part of the senior HR Leadership team driving the global HR Transformation as the Global Head of Learning & Development for LG Electronics in Seoul
                • Developed a new Global Leadership Frame- work, drove cross-boundary collaboration & innovation with new Social Media approaches & completely re-structured the learning organisation
                • Has been the Head of Learning & Development for GE Money Asia in Tokyo in the past
                • Previous roles include Head of one of Accenture's Business Process Outsourcing businesses in Asia, & with the Organisation Design Practice of McKinsey in Boston
                • Spent 13 of his 22 year Human Resources career, based in Asia
                • Holds an M.Sc in Organisational Learning from the US and a BA Hons. in Organisation Studies from the UK
                 
                Norman LaRocque

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                Norman LaRocque

                Principal Education Specialist in the Southeast Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

                Career :

                • Responsible for designing and implementing projects in ADB developing member countries and undertaking research on education issues
                • Involved in preparation of a proposed $300 million secondary education program in the Philippines and of $40 million higher education project in Lao PDR
                • His research focuses on the regulation of education, higher education financing, public-private partnerships and student finance
                • Worked in more than 25 countries and has consulted for several organizations, including the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation
                • Has been an independent consultant in New Zealand prior to joining ADB
                • Worked with the New Zealand Business Roundtable, the New Zealand Treasury and the New Zealand Ministry of Education
                • Non-state Providers and Public-private Partnerships in Education for the Poor (2011), The Evolving Regulatory Context for Private Education in Emerging Economies (2009) and Public-private Partnerships in Basic Education: An International Review (2008) – are some of his publications
                • Holds an MA and a BA (Honors) in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada
                 
                Pankaj Makkar

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                Pankaj Makkar

                Managing Director, Bertelsmann India

                Career :

                • Led the setup of the Corporate Centre in 2011
                • Currently incharge of the Bertelsmann India Investment fund, the strategic investment vehicle, investing in venture and growth opportunities in
                • Media, Education, Digital and BPO sectors
                • Is a board member of various companies such as Authorgen Technologies, Big RTL Broadcast and Bertelsmann India Corporate Services
                • Worked from 2003 to 2007 with the Malaysian conglomerate – The Usaha Tegas Group and helped the group invest in various sectors in India and South East Asia
                • Led key investment projects in the Television, Radio, TV Distribution, Internet, Telecom and Real Estate sectors for the group’s divisions including Astro All Asian Networks, Maxis Communications, Measat Satellite Systems, Powertek and UT Real Estate
                • Holds an MBA from Harvard Business School
                 
                Ramya Venkataraman

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                Ramya Venkataraman

                Leader of McKinsey and Company's Education Practice, India

                Career :

                • An alumni of IIT Delhi with a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
                • Recent examples of her work:
                  • Driving a Large Urban School System Transformation effort with a Municipal Corporation in India
                  • Collaborating with a neighboring country's government on end-to-end education reform
                  • Conducting rural education diagnostics in a few districts, serving foundations, non-profits and private education players on their own strategy
                  • Working with some higher education institutions of national importance
                  • Helping investors evaluate potential opportunities, and providing input into policy discussions
                 
                Salah-Eddine Kandri

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                Salah-Eddine Kandri

                Global Head of Education, International Finance Corporation

                Career :

                • Has been the Manager for Consumer Services at the International Finance Corporation (IFC - World Bank Group) covering Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa regions (EMENA) in Dubai
                • Joined IFC in 2006 as Senior Investment Officer in Washington, DC and moved to Dubai in 2009 to lead the program in the Health and Education sectors in the Arab region
                • Spearheaded the Education for Employment (E4E) Initiative for Arab youth since early 2010
                • Spent six years at the Islamic Development Bank Group in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as the in charge of the Infrastructure and ICT private sector division
                • Worked for three years at the Central Bank of Morocco, focusing on sovereign debt and the development of local capital markets, earlier in his career
                • Holds an MBA and MSc. in Finance from the University of Maryland College Park an an undergrad degree in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Nationale de l’Industrie Minerale, Rabat, Morocco
                   
                  Sandeep Aneja

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                  Sandeep Aneja

                  Founder and Managing Director, Kaizen Private Equity

                  Career :

                  • Founded Kaizen Private Equity in 2010, which is India's first and only education focused private equity fund
                  • Currently serves as the Managing Director of the fund and has been instrumental in building the firm's knowledge and client network across India, U.S and Asia
                  • Has been a part of the venture capital and private equity industry over two decades and has been credited with numerous successful transactions
                  • Believes in forming trusted partnerships with companies and their management teams on a shared commitment to excellence and growth
                  • Is passionate about investing in innovative companies driven by his belief in the ability of entrepreneurs transforming the way in which societies and nations live, learn and grow
                  • Is committed to promoting and improving the overall education environment, by investing in companies that have a progressive impact on the economic growth of people and industry
                  • Holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University
                   
                  Dr. Siva Kumari

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                  Dr. Siva Kumari

                  Director General
                  International Baccalaureates (IB)

                  Career :

                  • Is the first woman to hold the post of 7th Director General of the International Baccalaureate's (IB)
                  • Started at the IB as Regional Director for Asia Pacific in April 2009, and from May 2010 she served as IB's Chief Operating Officer
                  • Served as the first Associate Provost for K-12 initiatives at Rice University in Houston, Texas
                  • Has been the Associate Dean in the School of Continuing Studies, and received critical acclaim for her work, winning several national and regional awards
                  • Grew teacher professional development (PD) programmes into the largest in the country, and vastly expanded the School's portfolio of IT and PD programmes
                  • Created the Advanced Placement Digital Library (DL) for science teachers, and secured funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), serving as chair of NSDL conferences in 2002
                  • Voluntarily served on boards, national and international advisory committees and conference committees for various associations
                  • Holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from India, a Master's degree and a Doctorate in Education, specializing in Instructional Technology, from the USA
                  • Was awarded "outstanding doctoral student" for her pioneering work, which studied online higher education courses in 1999 via a web survey about online learning pedagogy
                   
                  Stavros Yiannouka

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                  Stavros Yiannouka

                  CEO of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

                  Career :

                  • Was the Executive Vice-Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore until August 2012
                  • Co-authored Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy: Building a Global Policy School in Asia, World Scientific (2012) with Kishore Mahbubani
                  • Spent 5 years with McKinsey & Company from 2000-2005 serving private and public sector clients in Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea and Canada, predominantly in the financial services and healthcare industries
                  • Practiced corporate law in the City of London from 1995-1998 with the firms Gouldens and Mayer, Brown & Platt
                  • Is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and an Adjunct Professor and Senior Advisor at the LKY School
                  • Holds an MBA (with Distinction) from the London Business School, an LLB (with Honours) from the University of Bristo
                   
                  Steve Riehs

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                  Steve Riehs

                    President, Professional and International Education, DeVry Education Group

                  Career :

                  • Joined DeVry Education Group in 2004 as Vice President and General Manager of Online Operations
                  • DeVry Group is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
                  • Was appointed President of K-12, Professional and International Education, which consists of five of the eight DeVry Group institutions in 2010
                  • Holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University
                   
                  Vishal Maheshwari

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                  Vishal Maheshwari

                    CEO of Universal Training Solutions

                  Career :

                  • 22+ years of Business experience in the FMCG, Telecom & Internet sectors.
                  • Worked on strategic and operational roles across Sales, Brand, and Product Management, Business Development and P&L responsibilities.
                  • Have been a key participant in the evolution of telecom and consumer internet businesses in India and SE Asia with operational and strategic roles with telecom operators and consumer internet companies.
                  • Ran the Yahoo India business as Senior Director in charge of Sales and Business Development across Yahoo India covering the web and mobile from 2005 till 2013.
                  • Currently CEO of Universal Training Solutions which is a unique business model in the Distance Education Space in India. The company, a Kaizen PE funded venture , is focused on the regulated education space. UTS works with Universities & Institutions to help them deliver their Distance Education supported by Multimedia, allowing students the ability to access academia anytime, anywhere via the power of Information Communication Technologies (ICT).
                  • Active Angel Investor, Mentor and Advisor to start ups in the Consumer internet space

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