Manipal Global Education Services ropes in Ravi Panchanadan as MD and CEO
Higher educational and training services provider Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) has announced the appointment of Ravi Panchanadan as managing director and CEO, said a company statement issued today.
Panchanadan had been appointed the president and COO of MaGE in 2017. Prior to that, he had handled both consumer and enterprise businesses for the company, 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.
Panchanadan, who has close to three decades of experience across FMCG, IT and ITES industries, brings to his new role a thorough understanding of the best business practices and the latest technologies. This experience is expected to help him expand the existing businesses and develop new engines of growth, both in the national and international markets.
He 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.
Manipal Global Education Services provides customised training solutions for industry partners as well as direct-to-learner diplomas and certificate programmes 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, Panchanadan managed consumer as well as enterprise businesses for MaGE. He was the director and 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).