Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), an educational and training services provider, has promoted S. Vaitheeswaran as its MD and CEO. He will succeed Anand Sudarshan who has led the company for the last six years. Vaitheeswaran joined MaGE last September as the chief operating officer (COO) and has experience in operational & business excellence, both in Indian and global markets. Sudarshan will be on the board of directors while pursuing his other interests.
MaGE is moving to the next phase of enhancing its global footprint with campus-based units and education services. In his new role, Vaitheeswaran will contribute to the company’s success globally and lead it to new growth levels in the domestic market in areas like corporate education, training and continuous learning.
Before joining MaGE, Vaitheeswaran worked with Infosys BPO as VP (business excellence) and head of India business. Previously, he had worked for Eicher Motors as a director with focus on sales and marketing, supply chain management, operations and international business. He obtained a B.E. in Industrial Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
Bangalore-headquartered MaGE is a global provider of higher education services and caters to institutions in India and abroad. It also specialises in corporate training programmes in partnership with leading enterprises and offers vocational training across a number of sectors besides providing technology-driven services in areas like testing and education delivery. The company also runs university campuses in Malaysia, Antigua, Dubai and Nepal. Currently, it provides services and support for more than 200,000 students.
MaGE has made strategic investments in emerging companies including MeritTrac (India's largest skills assessment & testing company), TutorVista (an online coaching provider founded by K Ganesh and later acquired by Pearson), iRize (creator of the employment ecosystem in India) and U21 Global (a premier online graduate school). Manipal Education has also joined hands with City & Guilds to offer a world class skills training programme called IndiaSkills.
(Edited by Sanghamitra Mandal)