LINC Education's Founders are education sector professionals with deep experience in education markets around the world. They have a track record of working with a number of universities on improving student experience and bring years of global experience in designing an effective student engagement model.
LINC Education's Board of Advisors comprises of accomplished education sector experts with a long-standing record of working with universities and establishing successful education businesses.
Co-founder and Managing Director
Amit has spent nearly a decade in the education industry working with senior management teams of leading global education providers and with the largest PE and VC investors in education. His last assignment was as Partner and Managing Director at Parthenon-EY, the world’s largest management consulting firm for the education sector. He has seen the industry evolve rapidly over the last ten years and is keen to make a difference to how education is delivered and received. LINC Education follows his commitment to bring fundamental changes in this vital sector of the global economy.
Amit is an engineer from University of Mumbai and a MBA from IIM Bangalore. He has over 16 years of work experience spanning multiple organizations including A.T. Kearney and Parthenon. He is also an Independent Director on the Board of Luminus Education — a Jordanian vocational education company with MENA operations.
Anoop Malaly Ramachandra
Head of Technology
Anoop currently heads technology at LINC Education. Anoop comes with 15 years of deep technology experience in IBM Software Labs.He has worked with multiple large clients in their digital transformation journey by introducing newer technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. In his last role he helped large System Integrators build practical AI solutions for their clients using IBM Watson. He has varied experience working as Architect, Offering manager, Design thinking practitioner and Business development. He is an avid inventor with 8 file patents and 10 publish patents. He has authored IBM Redbook on Websphere technology and also multiple technical publications.
Anoop likes travelling at free time and has visited more than 30 countries. He likes reading about politics, international relations and macro economics. Anoop has Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Visvesvaraya Technological University and an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Academic Advisory Board
EMERITUS PROF. JOHN ROSENBERG
Former Sr. DVC Global Relations, La Trobe University
Professor John Rosenberg has over 20 years of experience in senior management, leadership and governance in educational institutions. He has held positions ranging from Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, the largest and most diverse faculty of its type in Australia at the time, to Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) at Deakin University where he transformed the University’s approach to online education and led major improvements in the student experience and student satisfaction. Most recently he held the position of Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Global Relations at La Trobe University.
Professor Rosenberg is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, a Fellow of the Australian Academy for Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. He has been appointed an Emeritus Professor of La Trobe University.
Dr. M. Rammohan Rao
Former Dean of Indian School of Business
Dr. M. Rammohan Rao is a Former Dean and Professor Emeritus at the Indian School of Business Hyderabad Campus, which during his tenure as Dean was ranked in the Top 20 Global B-Schools by Financial Times. He was also a leading architect of excellence at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, which during his tenure as Director was ranked as the best B-school in India by the Business Today – Cosmode survey. He was the Provost at the Woxsen School of Business from July 2014 till April 2016.
He was appointed the Chairman of All India Board of Management Studies constituted by the All India Council for Technical Education. He was the first Dean of an Indian business school to be appointed a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council. He has been nominated by the Ministry of Human Resources as a Member of the Executive Committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
He is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious Fulkerson Prize, the Ravi J Mathai National Fellow Award and the 2013 AIMA-Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education.
PROF. ROBYN QUIN
Former DVC Education, Curtin University
Robyn Quin is an adjunct professor at Curtin University having previously held the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and, prior to her time at Curtin, was a Pro Vice-Chancellor at Edith Cowan University. She was the Professor of Media Studies at Edith Cowan University for many years and has published widely in media, communications and education. She has had a career-long commitment to student equity and currently works for the Australian National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education as a researcher, writer and consultant. Her research interests and publications are in the fields of educational reform, communications and cultural studies.
Operations Advisory Board
Principal, McKay Patton Advisory
Chris Patton is the Owner and Principal of McKay Patton Advisory and a Principal Advisor at Well’s Advisory. Prior to this, he worked as a senior executive to four Vice Chancellors at two public Australian universities. Over the almost 30 years, Chris has worked for seven different universities in Canada and Australia and ran higher education operations in an ASX listed education company. Chris, has also held responsibilities to control Australian higher education operations in numerous third party arrangements domestically and throughout central and southeast Asia and the Pacific. Chris has held responsibility for portfolios across a substantial breadth of both academic and non-academic functions.
As the Principal of McKay Patton Advisory Pty Ltd, he offers advice in three broad areas in higher education: revenue growth and business development strategy; online education expansion, and; compliance and good governance as it pertains to the standards and regulatory requirements in Australian education.
Secretary, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
Deepak Chandra is the Secretary at Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, a social sector organisation focusing on Education. Deepak has over three decades of experience in education and industry. His last assignment was as Deputy Dean at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. As a top management member at Indian School of Business, he spent over 12 years building a global higher education institution. Deepak is an acknowledged thought leader in the field of executive education. He regularly consults for Educational organisations, global consulting firms & private equity firms. Deepak has been a board member at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel National Police Academy, on the MHRD committee on Innovation University Bill, ISB’s Business Incubator, Healthpoint Inc., Kaizen Management Advisors Private Limited, etc.
Deepak has an MBA from the University of Allahabad and has attended several education programmes at the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, Indian School of Business at Hyderabad, IMD Business School in Switzerland, Kellogg School of Management in the US, and others.
DR. JOHN WOOD
Former CEO, University Partnerships (Australasia), Navitas
Dr John Wood is the Former CEO, University Partnerships, Australasia at Navitas. A graduate of Oxford and UWA, John has held senior University and Government positions including as Foundation Professor of Business at Notre Dame Australia and as Provost. He was the Deputy Vice Chancellor at Edith Cowan University and the Executive Director in the Department of Employment and Training in the WA government and also speech writer and economic advisor in the Office of the Australian Prime Minister.
Partner, Caerus Capital
Scott Featherston is a partner at Caerus Capital ( www.caeruscapital.co ), an investment and advisory firm focused on the health and education sectors in emerging markets. Caerus recently published a groundbreaking report on the private education sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. Scott is a former Principal Investment Officer for the IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. During his time at IFC (2005-2015), Scott led numerous transactions in the health and education sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and South East Asia, MENA, and Eastern Europe. Scott’s early career was in engineering and finance. He worked for a global construction and project management firm before joining the finance advisory practice of a “Big 5” global consulting firm.
Scott lectures in finance at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He also sits on the boards of George Health Enterprises – an Australia-based CRO, pharmaceutical, and health technology company with a focus in emerging markets; and Luminus Education — a Jordanian vocational education company with MENA operations.
Scott did his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Engineering. Aditionally, he holds a Master of International Studies from the University of Sydney and a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.