S. Vaitheeswaran ("Vaithee") is the Chief Executive Officer of Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG), which oversees all the business verticals of the Group. Prior to becoming a Member of the Board, Vaithee was also the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Manipal Global Education Services Private Limited (MaGE). In this role, he was responsible for running and growing the company’s medical schools and multi-disciplinary universities in Antigua, Dubai, Nepal, and Malaysia. In India, he steered the group’s fast-growing professional learning business (Manipal ProLearn), largest banking domain training institute (Manipal Global Academy of BFSI), skill testing and assessment (MeritTrac) and nurtured skill development through a JV company (Manipal City & Guilds).
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During his tenure at MaGE, Vaithee was responsible for identifying and building future growth engines, including new campuses, investments and acquisitions for the company. He 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 also ramped up the company's corporate training programs, making Manipal Global one of the largest training providers in the IT and BFSI industries.
A firm believer in a technology-driven future, Vaithee has taken several steps to ensure a sharp focus on high quality delivery and processes for the company. These include seamless digital presence, and the award-winning EduNxt platform - a next generation interactive learning system.
Vaithee has launched several HR initiatives to inculcate a high performance culture across the organisation. He has also initiated financial restructuring of the organisation.
Prior experience and achievements
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 spent a large time in the Automotive Industry and held the positions of Director – Sales & Marketing and COO – Eicher International. Before joining Manipal, he worked with Infosys where he led the Hi-Tech and Manufacturing vertical for their BPO Unit.
Vaithee is a member of the CII-CEO forum and is also an active speaker and participant in the higher education panel of Industry Forums.
He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Materials Management from the Institute of Materials Management and an Engineering degree from the University of Madras.