Mr. Ananda Devan
Poverty and education inequality have always motivated Ananda to join organisation that contributes towards the children in needs. Ananda strongly believes that to reduce poverty, education needs to be addressed. Ananda started his career as an education consultant at University of Portsmouth and gained valuable experience in International Education Management in public and private sector. His experiences and roles covered operations, general management, training, talent development, recruitment, technology solutions, curriculum development, financial planning, managing millions of public funds, auditing, training schools boards and principals by working with various education institutions in the UK, Australia, India, Philippines, Charter Schools Industry in United States and enhancing school counselling at Malaysian National Schools.In addition, his experience in start- ups entrepreneurship and consulting has covered areas in technology, oil and gas, transportation and food and beverage. He is appointed as a Researcher (Excellence Graduate Assistant) at University Kuala Lumpur and holds position as Industry Adjunct Faculty Member and Member of Distinguished Industry Advisory Board at INTI International University Malaysia, Volunteering Trustees at SASTRA Education Development Malaysia (Social Enterprise), Advisor for LYFE New Zealand (Social Enterprise) and volunteers actively as an educator in high need schools in Malaysia. Ananda holds a Bachelors of Science Computing (Hons) and Master of Science in Education and Training Management from University of Portsmouth (UK). Ananda have been trained at Harvard University Kennedy School Of Government Executive Education (USA) and also completed his Doctor in Business Administration Training Modules at SEGi University (Malaysia). Ananda is currently furthering his PhD (Management) Doctor Degree at University Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) focusing on school improvement and talent development.