Meet Our Leadership
The management and academic teams at ECX work very closely with each other, ensuring that the university operates at the highest standards possible. Our team consists of members with rich experience in their fields and diverse skill sets, who are committed to providing the best platform to aspiring learners.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Firoz Thairinil is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westford Education Group. As Group Head, Mr. Thairinil ensures that a strong commitment to high standards and a performance culture is embedded across the entire group. Mr. Thairinil comes from a BFSI background with strong management credentials, and an MBA from the University of Wales, UK.
Mr. Thairinil led Westford from very humble beginnings in 2008 from a small training academy to an international network of business schools having students from more than 130 countries across the globe. Mr. Thairinil started his career in Banking in 1995 as a clerical grade officer and rose to be the rank of The Country Head in a span of 15 years. During his 15 years stint in Banking Industry, he worked with reputed Institutions like Standard Chartered Bank, Emirates International Bank (ENBD), and National Bank of Umm Al Quwain (NBQ).
During his very last position as Country Head – Retail Banking Sales for a large bank in UAE, Mr. Thairinil was driven by his vision to create an impact in the Education System. With an objective to make Quality Education more accessible to all, using Technology as the Key Instrument, Mr. Thairinil embarked on his journey to bring transformation to the Education Industry.
Co-founder and Executive Director
Samras leads the strategic initiatives of the organization and is vested with the responsibility to steer the strategic expansion of the group, managing the delivery channels, marketing, and business development, sustaining and growing the existing partnerships as well as developing new associations and affiliations with external partners. In addition to driving sales and marketing functions, Samras manages the corporate affairs and PR of the organization and support organizing functions including product and customer support services, branding, advertising, , marketing research and relationship marketing. Samras is also responsible to drive the corporate training vertical and leads the institutional business development function. Samras possess more than 18 years of experience in BFSI and Education domain and is a management graduate with a bachelors from Mangalore University and a PGDBA from University of Wales, UK.
Executive Director – Academic
Anil has more than 30 years of experience covering Indian Defense, Education and Teaching. Anil heads the academic functions of the group responsible for the academic planning, evaluation and assessment administration, curriculum development, academic resources development, accreditation and managing quality and standards. Anil has taught at leading universities and business schools and is also a master Trainer. In addition to academia, Anil had successful stints in the corporate world being an outstanding leader in the domain of Corporate, HR and Business Management Services. He was also extensively involved in Training while serving in the Indian Army and was deputed by the Indian Government to train the Botswana Defense Force.
Dr. Vivek Mohan
Vivek is currently the Dean of Executive Education. Vivek is an award winning researcher with several years of experience in planning, designing and delivering business management programs in the higher education and corporate sectors in UK, Europe, Middle East and India. Vivek had previously taken up Faculty and Researcher positions in Sheffield Business School, UK and Leeds Business School, UK and his corporate training and consulting portfolio includes firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Cricket Council and WJ Ground Water. Vivek has a PhD in Business Management and an MSc in International Business from UK and is certified in education design for higher education from Sydney (UNSW), blended learning essentials from UK (UCL-Leeds) and in Project Management from CMI, UK.
Sales Development Manager – International
A seasoned sales professional with over a decade of experience in ed-tech enterprises, Mr Charuth has expertise in dealing with students from the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. As Sales Development Manager, International, at Exeed ECX, he would be responsible for leading the organization to reach new heights. Having been handling similar responsibilities, he will be pursuing leads and moving them through the sales cycle, nurturing and developing relationships with key strategic partners. A self-motivated, goal-oriented professional, he is skilled in forecasting, strategic planning, and high growth cycles. With strong leadership skills and hands-on work experience, Charuth is able to motivate a team and consistently meet and exceed goals.
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