Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), India’s leading higher educational and training services provider today announced the appointment of S Vaitheeswaran as its MD & CEO. He takes over from Anand Sudarshan who has led the company for the last six years, and has steered the group commendably to become a key player in this space both in India and Globally. Anand will continue to be member of the Board of Directors of MaGE, while pursuing his other interests.
Vaitheeswaran has been part of MaGE since last September as its Chief Operating Officer and has brought with him expertise in the areas of operational & business excellence, both in Indian and global markets. Prior to joining MaGE, Vaitheeswaran was associated with Infosys BPO for over six years. As Vice President for Business Excellence and Head of India Business there, he was responsible for driving global service delivery excellence across all businesses. His experience at Eicher Motors saw him cultivate expertise in the areas of Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Operations and International Business.
Remarking on the change, Anand said “This has been in my radar for a while now and has been part of the succession plan at MaGE. Vaithee has been very quick to settle down, and, the Board and I are confident he is the right leader to steer the company to greater heights. I congratulate Vaithee, and I wish him & his team the very best”.
Speaking on his new role at MaGE, Vaitheeswaran said “MaGE has over the last few years forayed into diverse segments and grown rapidly. At the same pace, it has leveraged technology to empower students with its quality education and innovative learning methodologies. MaGE is now poised to move in its next phase of enhancing its global footprint with campus based units & education services. I am excited and look forward to contributing to its success globally, in addition to new growth levels in the domestic markets in corporate education, training and continuous learning space.”
Having established academies of banking and finance in partnership with leading private and public sector banks, the Rs.1300 Crore Group will extend its training services to other industries to establish similar academies across India. The Education Conglomerate MaGE is also on the threshold of establishing a Global e-University with its base in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that will offer flexible learning to employed work force across the Globe.
About Manipal Global Education Services:
Manipal Global Education Services is the leading India-headquartered International provider of high-quality higher education services. Its ambit includes a wide range of higher education services to institutions in India, corporate training programmes in partnership with leading enterprises, vocational training across a number of sectors, as well as technology-driven services in areas such as testing and education delivery. It also owns and operates university campuses in Malaysia, Antigua in the Caribbean, Dubai and Nepal. It services and supports over 200,000 students currently, many of them through its award-winning technology platform, EduNxt™.
Manipal Global Education Services believes that industry relevance is the key construct in career-focused education in India. This has led to the development of innovative partnerships, with City & Guilds UK to launch IndiaSkills, and, with leading Indian banks like ICICI Bank, Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank and others to establish academies of banking & finance. Its other strategic investments include MeritTrac, India's leading testing & assessment company, and iRize, a leading creator of the employment ecosystem in India.