Dr. Ajay Shukla, PhD

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
  • Ajay was appointed, in May 2014, as the CEO for one of UAE’s leading Higher Education holding companies with a significant investment from GEMS/Varkey Group. The group is transforming higher education in the Middle East by bringing top tier universities to the UAE with strategic Joint Ventures.
  • Prior to this assignment, Ajay was with McGraw Hill Education which he joined in October 2015 after distinguished stints in several global companies and brands like American Express, ABN Amro Bank, and Readers Digest.
  • In his early career at American Express he was the Head of Marketing & Business Development for the consumer card business in India and was a significant contributor to launching a locally billed card business. He was awarded the Chairman’s Award for Quality for his contribution.

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