S. Vaitheeswaran ("Vaithee") is the Chief Executive Officer of Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) which oversees all the Business verticals of the Group. Vaithee is also the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at Manipal Global Education Services Private Limited (MaGE). In this role he is responsible to build and grow Medical schools and multi-disciplinary universities that the Company runs in Antigua, Dubai, Nepal and Malaysia. In India he steers the largest Banking Domain training initiative, Skill testing & Assessment through MeritTrac and nurtures Skill Development through a JV company.
Vaithee has around 35 years of rich experience in the corporate world in areas of Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Operations and Global Marketing. He has extensively travelled both in the rural districts of India and globally across several countries.
He has spent a large time in the Automotive Industry and held the positions of Director – Sales & Marketing and COO – Eicher International.
In his last assignment, before joining Manipal, he worked with Infosys where he led the Hi-Tech and Manufacturing Vertical for their BPO Unit. As Vice President, Delivery Excellence and Head – India Business he was also responsible for driving the global service delivery excellence across all businesses and providing leadership to drive Operational Excellence.
Vaithee is a member of the CII - CEO forum and also an active speaker and participant in the Higher Education panel of CII. He brings the much needed-Industry Academia Connect with his long experience in the corporate world. He is passionate on the potential of the youth and drives the need for Higher Education strongly through his Company, Industry bodies and the Regulators.
Vaithee holds a post graduate diploma in Materials Management from the Institute of Materials Management and an Engineering degree from the University of Madras.
Responsible for identifying and building future growth engines, including new campuses, investments and acquisitions. He has launched major initiatives to expand Manipal Global's footprint in ASEAN countries with Malaysia as the hub, and in Middle East and Africa with Dubai as the hub. He has also ramped up the company's corporate training programs especially in the Banking and Finance sector, making Manipal Global one of the largest training providers to the public sector and private banks.
A firm believer in a technology-driven future, Vaithee has taken several steps to ensure a sharp focus on high quality delivery and processes. These include seamless digital presence, and the award-winning EduNxt, a next generation interactive learning system designed to transform the way a student learns.
He has launched several HR initiatives to inculcate a high performance culture across the organisation. He has also initiated financial restructuring of the organisation.