Mumbai: Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), India’s leading higher educational and training services provider, today announced the appointment of Ravi Panchanadan as Managing Director and CEO of the Manipal Global Education Services.
Ravi had been appointed the President and COO of MaGE in 2017. Prior to that, he had handled both consumer and enterprise businesses for MaGE, in India and abroad. He has headed universities in Malaysia as well as MENA region, apart from leading professional learning and assessment businesses in India.
Ravi, who has close to three decades of experience across FMCG, IT & ITES industries, brings to his new role a thorough understanding of the best business practices and the latest technologies. This experience will help him expand the existing businesses and develop new engines of growth, both in the national and international markets. Ravi’s business acumen, proven record in setting up new businesses from scratch and building them to profitable propositions, will help MaGE achieve its vision of empowering learners and transforming lives.
Commenting on his appointment, Ravi said, “I’m quite excited about my new role. I look forward to contributing to the brand’s success in the coming years. It is an exciting period to be part of an organization which is a significant player in the sector and I intend taking it a couple of notches higher.”
Passing the baton
Ravi has taken over from S Vaitheeswaran, who had been heading the company for six years. Vaitheeswaran moves to his new role as the Group CEO – Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) at the corporate office.
Commenting on the change of leadership, Vaitheeswaran stated: “I believe it was an exciting journey for all involved and handing over the reins to the right people is paramount. I truly feel that the last six years were very fulfilling and gave me the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the education industry. I am sure Ravi, with his core skills and expertise, will take MaGE to the next level. Given his talent and passion, I’m sure he will do great here.”
MaGE has been witnessing a new phase of growth over the last few years, having forayed into diverse segments and grown rapidly. At the same time, it has leveraged technology to empower students with its quality education and innovative learning methodologies.
Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd. provides customized training solutions for industry partners as well as direct-to-learner diplomas and certificate programs in various fields such as information technology, finance and management. The company offers higher education services that include a range of services for educational institutions in India; corporate training programs in partnership with major banks and other institutions; vocational training across a number of sectors; and technology-driven services in areas, such as testing and education delivery.