Laurels Global, UK

Laurels Global, a non-profit body, is committed to foster modern and scientific educational practices and cross-cultural understanding. It aims to set up world-class educational institutions and provide consultancy to upcoming schools in fast growing countries. It is committed to lift educational standards in primary, secondary and higher secondary schools by bringing together experts from various countries to advise on all matters related to educational requirements of a modern institution.

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UK Chapter

 

BARRY J. PORTER
Former Head teacher, St Savior's Church of England Primary School, London

Renowned academician Barry J. Porter has more than 36 years of teaching experience in the United Kingdom, of which he has spent the last 17 years heading St Saviour’s school. Widely-travelled Barry is interested in the global aspect of education and has led his school to new highs. The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) , an independent regulatory body set up by the British Government, wrote in its latest inspection report of St Saviour’s school:”The head teacher leads in a calm and caring manner and works well with staff and governors to ensure that all pupils are fully involved in the life of the school.”

Barry is an advisor for newly qualified teachers in the schools of the Church of England, which has nearly 150 educational institutes in the United Kingdom. Barry is a regular member of the panel for interviewing teachers for the London Diocesan Board for Schools, a Christian organization committed to support and nurture the 149 Church of England schools and academies. He has visited schools in many countries and regularly participates in seminars.

PONUGUBATI M. K.C.
Senior Lecturer, London South Bank University, UK

A senior lecturer at London South Bank University, UK, Ponugubati M. K.C. is also an active member of the planning committee for the foundation degree programme, under the auspices of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He has worked as a lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and a lecturer-in-charge at Stamford College Berhad, Malaysia.

Ponugubati, who speaks four languages, is a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. He is also a life member of the Indian Society for Technical Education. Manoj has completed his doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in power electronics cooling from Narthumbria University, United Kingdom.

ANTHONY AUSTIN
Chairman, Laurels Global

Anthony is the main guiding force behind Laurels Global’s global educational initiatives. An alumnus of the UK’s prestigious Cambridge University and fluent in English, Italian, French, German and Swedish, widely-travelled Anthony has been associated with several media organisations across the world. He has worked with Reuters as Chief sub-editor, financial desk, London, Chief Correspondent, Nordic countries based in Stockholm and Chief Correspondent, Southeast Asia based in Bangkok. He has been a coordinator of Greenwich Cyclists, campaigning for better cycling infrastructure and organising regular rides. Anthony is also a member of St. Alfege’s Church, Greenwich.

DR. MARK PAUL LEACH
Lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Dr. Mark Paul Leach is a highly accomplished engineering lecturer and research associate at Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom, Dr Mark Paul Leach is an acclaimed technical writer, speaker, and co-author of an extensive list of papers and publications. He has been awarded a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) degree by the British university for his highly specialised research work on the method for holographic measurement of microwave antenna radiation patterns.

He completed his B. Eng. (Honours) degree in electrical and electronic engineering Degree from the same university and received the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE) prize for the best communications-based project. Dr Mark has won the prestigious Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers -- the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Widely travelled and read, Dr Mark is keen to learn about different cultures and people. He loves sports including squash and badminton and annually takes part in the Great North Run to raise money for cancer research.



 U.S. Chapter

JONATHAN GEORGE
Educationist, Toronto, Canada

Jonathan George has been teaching social studies in Africa, Middle East and Canada since last 15 years. He is recipient of masters degree Social Sciences in addiction to professional teaching degree. He core competency lies in curriculum development. Canada based Jonathan is Widely travelled and he speaks four languages. Along with his teacher wife has committed his whole hearted support to LaurelsGlobal. He is presently teaching in a school in Canada.

AJAY K. JHA
Renowned Music Guru, New York, USA

Ajay Kumar Jha started his teaching career as music teacher in India. He is highly acclaimed Ghazal and Bhajan singer and has performed in many countries. New York based Ajay is running a prestigious Indian classical music school there. Along with his musician wife Shushma, he is our link in New York academic circle.

STUTI JAIN
Senior Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, USA

Stuti Jain is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology , Kharagpur. She has been brilliant student through out her education career. She was national player of basketball and many times represented Madhya Pradesh in National. Prolific orator, singer and musician Stuti has been District Interact Representative of Rotary District 3260., comprising of Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh states of India. Seattle, USA, based Stuti is presently working in Microsoft Corporation at their headquarter.

 

BARANI KRISHNAN
Senior Correspondent, Reuters, New York, USA

 

Barani Krishnan has been an international correspondent with two of the world’s best-known news agencies over the last two decades, and brings to the Laurels Group a highly-analytical approach to learning gleaned from his years in journalism. Barani has worked with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Paris-based news agency with bureaus in more than 100 countries, and Reuters, the London-based media giant for financial markets. At Reuters, he did a wide array of financial reporting and also lent to the file his already-established expertise in political and general news coverage.

 

Barani is currently based in New York as Reuters America’s Senior Correspondent. A passionate pursuer of the science of learning, this self-taught journalist has undertaken independent research on the effectiveness of sensory-based learning on early education, as espoused by legends such as Maria Montessori and Glen Dorman. His non-profit-based initiative has helped at least two early learning centers in his native Malaysia come up with better-crafted modules for teaching toddlers as young as 3 months. Barani is also ardent fan of the performing arts, playing drums as a hobby since quitting a semi-professional stint as a musician in his early adulthood.

 

India Chapter

DR. ARUN PRAKASH
National Award Winner, Educational Facility Planner, India
The recipient of the National Award for Best Principal from India’s visionary President, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, Dr. Arun Prakash has been at the helm of affairs of various institutions for more than 25 years. An alumnus of the prestigious Allahabad University, known as the Oxford of the East, Dr. Arun started teaching Chemistry at his Alma matter and later joined the DPS Society to lead five Delhi Public Schools in India and abroad. Dr Arun has been the founder principal of four Delhi Public Schools (DPS Bongaigaon, Guwahati, Bilaspur and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), besides being the principal at DPS Korba.

 Dr. Arun has conceived the plan of Pathway International School, Dubai, which is gearing up to start classes soon. He is the founder chairman of Laurels India, an associate of Laurels Global, UK. He is a member of the National College of School Leadership, UK, the Educational Facility Planner Association, USA and many more international organisations. Widely-travelled and well read, he believes that children should love their school… All his efforts are directed towards this goal.

J. MOHANTY
National Awardee, Principal, DPS , Vindhyanagar, MP

J. Mohanty is one of the most successful principal in Delhi Public School Society. Results of Delhi Public School Vindhayanagar has been one of the best and his USP lies in motivating children to take bigger challenges in life and making it a personal goal to see that they attain it. Very methodical and meticulous Mohanty is attached with many national educational institutions.

S. S. THAPAR
Principal, Delhi Public School, Nigahai, MP

S. S. THAPAR is MA in English from prestigious Revenshaw College Cuttack. He has been teaching English in DPS Korba before taking over as founder principal of DPS Nigahi, which is giving excellent results in recent years. Well read Thapar is expert in English Language Teaching and recognized as Resource Person by CBSE, New Delhi. He has conducted many seminars and workshops for teachers throughout the country. His wife is also a Principal in aHigher Secondary School.


Dubai Chapter

M. B. ESWARAN
General.Manager, J W Towel Co. Dubai, UAE

M. B. Eswaran is an alumnus of prestigious XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has been involved in setting up many factories in UAE. Currently he is heading finance wing of one of the oldest Middle East company. Very versatile person Eswaran speaks five languages and currently perusing Ph D Course from XLRI, Jamshedpur in spite of his busy work schedule. Recently he has floated his own constancy firm in Dubai.

SAMER ASHOUR
Sr. Legal Practitioner, Dubai, UAE

Samer Ashour is born and brought up in a teacher family in Cairo, Egypt. He is a leading lawyer in Dubai and an authority in company laws. He was responsible for leasing out entire Sahara Mall of Dubai in record time to best retailers of the world.

Well read and widely travelled Samer is fluent in French and English. He has deep interest in education and involved in many educational institutes.

MINTU NATH
Project Manager, Event Management Co. Dubai, UAE

Mintu Nath is a young and dynamic entrepreneur and advertisement guru . He has floated his own even management company in Dubai which is very successful. He has been involved in some best property and media shows in the gulf.

A despite Mintu is very active and has deep commitment to the cause of education. He is trying to establish an endowment fund for providing scholarship to needy and poor children.  


Australia Chapter

JUGNU SHARMA
Management Consultant, Sydney, Australia

Jugnu Sharma is an MBA in marketing . She is working as a consultant in an Australian firm in Sydney. She has worked the Delhi Public School Society head office where she was involved in many innovative educational projects started.

SUPREET KAUR
Consulting Dietician, NSW, Australia

Supreet Kaur is working as consulting Dietician in Australia. Her USP is tasty but nutritious food. She says that healthy food can be very tasty too. She has planed a unique menu for the school, which will be food for the thought as well.
Highly acclaimed consulting Dietician Supreet received her professional degrees in Australia where she is living with her husband and children.

Singapore Chapter

DEBOJYOTI HAZARIKA
Vice President, Indian Students Association,Singapore

Debojyoti Hazarika is a young, dynamic and vibrant person active in social life of Indian students in Singapore. He has deep interest in education and his exposure to Singapore and Europe has driven him to work for the improvement of educational standard in developing world, especially India. He is very active in developing strategic partnership of LaurelsGlobal with educational institutes of Singapore.

 

 

 

 

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