Colin F. Pereira, JP
Barrister-at-Law, MSc. Business Leadership
Colin, a Barrister-at-Law, graduated with an LL.B (Hons) from the University of West England and was admitted into the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1989. Thereafter, he completed his MSc in Business Leadership with Nottingham Trent University in 2008. Colin has been involved in private higher education within Asia since 1990 and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in establishing and developing private education within Asia. During his tenure in private legal practice, he was also involved in the merger and acquisition of public listed companies in Malaysia.
Having gained extensive experience within the Asian markets, he is now the Executive Chairman of the London Examinations Board (UK) and Brittany Université (France) that provides online education globally. Colin has forged and established academic agreements in Malaysia, Thailand, Macau, Hong Kong, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka with future expansion focusing on Africa and the MENA regions.
For his contributions to the education industry, Colin was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Malaysian Indian Business Association (MIBA) in 2007. He has also conferred Justice of Peace in Malaysia in 2000. Colin was also awarded the District Governor’s Significant Achievement Award by the Rotary International District in 2002, and in that same year was also awarded the Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Colin’s experience and expertise lie in business, education, and legal affairs, specialising in institutional partnerships, corporate affairs, and start-up ventures of new educational units.
Professor Maheswari Kandasamy
Professor Maheswari Kandasamy has a B.A. (Education) (University of Auckland, New Zealand); Diploma in Education, (University of Auckland); M.A. (Hons.) (Education) (University of Auckland); Ph.D. (Education) (University of New England, Australia.
In her previous posting as the Professor at the Faculty of Education and Languages as well as Head of OUM International, she served in several positions pertaining to capacity building for training and research innovation projects at the Ministry of Education Malaysia, Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports Cambodia, the National University of Laos, the Ministry of Education Maldives, the Ministry of Education Sri Lanka, the Open University of Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education Bangladesh, Ministry of Education and Training Vietnam and the Bangladesh Computer Council. In these organizations, she served with UNESCO, World Bank, UNICEF, and ADB.
Professor Mahes was also attached to the National Institute of Educational Management (Institut Aminuddin Baki), Malaysia, and was responsible for the training and development of school principals, headteachers, and senior Ministry of Education personnel. While at the National Institute of Educational Management, she was appointed the Adjunct Professor of Education, College of Education, University of Houston, Texas, USA. (1994-1998) and adjunct lecturer at the following universities:-
- University of Tasmania, Australia (1995-1996),
- Northern University of Malaysia (1994-1998),
- University Malaya, (1997- 2000),
- University Sarawak (UNIMAS), (1996- 2000)
- Technology University Malaysia (UTM) (1996-2000)
- Science University Malaysia (USM) (1997-1998), and
- National University of Malaysia (UKM) – Part-time Lecturer for two Masters Papers (2001/2002) – 6023/Human Resource Management and 6033/Educational Planning
She has also been engaged by the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), Centre for Research and Education for South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN), Malaysian Central Banks Training Centre, National Productivity Centre, and the Centre for Modem Management Sarawak to develop and conduct management training and development initiatives for their clientele
For her contributions, she was awarded the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) Resource Person Award in 1996.
Professor Chan Chee Seng
Professor Dr. Chan is the Academic Director of Brittany Université and is an accomplished academician, having obtained his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degree from renowned universities in Malaysia, UK, and France, respectively.
Having more than 40 years of academic experience in transnational education, he has spearheaded and managed collaborative partnerships with universities from the USA, Australia, UK, France, Spain, and Croatia and delivered through a network of learning centers over more than 15 countries in the Asian region.
Being a keen academic, Professor Dr. Chan continues to be an adjunct faculty to the UK and French universities, teaching and supervising the Masters and Doctorate programmes
Professor Dr. Chan has designed, developed, and conducted programmes aimed at improving Brain-Based Learning as well as Neuro-Linguistic Programming and had personally trained thousands of students and academicians in the art and the science of learning-teaching and assessment.
He has wide interest in both the field of management and education with particular focus on strategy, business models, innovation, and leadership as well as digital education and instructional technology.