Dr Rana completed an MBA from Ohio University and gained an MS and PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr Rana has executed a number of complex cross-border equity/debt-structured investments and financing transactions in the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Hong Kong while working at HSBC’s New York office. He enjoys evaluating different global education models and applying them to unlock the potential of students through Higher Education.
Professor Ray Lloyd is CEO at GBS. He was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University and a Head of Department and then a Dean at Abertay University. Professor Lloyd’s first degree was in mathematics, a subject he taught for several years both in London and then Botswana. He returned to the UK in 1996 to undertake a Master’s degree in Sports Science, later gaining a PhD in the same discipline. His current portfolio spans the academic life of the University including Research, Academic Partnerships, and Student Support.
Petros Neocleous, is a seasoned finance professional with over 20 years of experience. He has worked with industry giants, contributing to their growth and restructuring efforts. His philosophy emphasizes collaborative finance-business partnerships, not just financial oversight.
Previously, as Group Finance Director at Oxford International Education Group and Finance Director at Time Inc. UK's Digital division, Petros optimized financial strategies. At GBS, he brings this collaborative mindset to the ever-expanding GEDU Group, aiming to create value through strategic financial leadership.
Leo has a wealth of experience having worked internationally as a strategy, transformation, and higher education leader for over 25 years. His other notable experience includes, being the Executive Director at the University of Sydney where he was responsible for co-ordinating central departments overseeing services to over 60,000 students.
Vanita has an extensive background of more than 25 years in Sales and Marketing spanning various industries, bringing a wealth of experience to the GEDU Group. In her previous role, she successfully led a substantial marketing and student recruitment team of over 130 professionals across UK, Europe, and India. Vanita's primary areas of focus are Brand Management, Student Acquisition, aligning marketing teams, establishing international student recruitment teams, and creating a centralized marketing team to support the portfolio in the GEDU group.