Ravi Panchanadan takes over as MD & CEO of Manipal Global Education Services
Mumbai, 6th June, 2018 – 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.”
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.
Prior to taking up this role, Ravi managed consumer as well as enterprise businesses for MaGE. He was the Director & CEO of Manipal Education (Middle East & Africa Region), Manipal International University, Malaysia as well as the Chief Executive Officer of MeritTrac Services (a 100% subsidiary of MaGE).
Ravi’s previous role was with Infosys BPM in India where he was the SBU Head for the Manufacturing & ECS business verticals which together contributed to ~60% of the Infosys BPO business. His key strengths are P&L management, global client engagement, new client acquisitions, operations and people management. He joined Infosys, to start a new business line, as a Practice Head for the Sourcing & Procurement (S&P) practice in 2008, which he grew from scratch to $35 Million in just three years. He is a well-known thought leader in the Distribution and Supply Chain industry globally.
Prior to joining Infosys, Ravi was with Intel (2003 – 2008), where, apart from working on putting India on the Intel Supplier sourcing map, he was responsible for high value strategic contracts for Intel and for setting up and leading global Innovation for the materials group. Prior to Intel, Panchanadan was with Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (1990 – 2003) where he has held several senior leadership positions in IT, Supply Chain, Distribution, Operations, Commercial and new business development areas.
Ravi is a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons.) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
About Manipal Global Education
Manipal Global Education Services (www.manipalglobal.com) is a part of the Manipal Education and Medical Group. It is India’s largest education services group, running physical and online universities in India, Nepal, Malaysia, Antigua and Dubai. It currently offers services and support to over 400,000 students, across its campuses, corporate and online platforms.
Services offered at Manipal Global:
● Manipal ProLearn: Professional learning for corporates and individuals – through online, F2F and blended modes – in various fields like Management, Data Science, Information Technology and Finance in partnership with industry leaders.
● Manipal Global Academy of BFSI: Corporate training and consultancy services to nearly 65 leading players among public and private sector banks, NBFCs and insurance companies.
● MeritTrac: Testing and assessment services to leading educational institutions, government organizations, corporate entities as well as individuals through a variety of methods.
● Manipal City and Guilds: Vocational training and certification programs across a number of industries, in partnership with City & Guilds of the UK.
The Manipal Global mantra – Achieve, Enable and Transform – builds on the group’s legacy to create a future for every life it touches, a future that inspires achievements, enables ambitions, and transforms lives, worldwide.