Executive Council

The Executive Council, chaired by the CEO, is made up of senior leaders from across the organization, the board nominated members, and independent Industry Experts. The purpose of this council is to provide strategic and operational direction to Athena Global Education. The CEO retains ultimate executive responsibility for proposing the Strategic Plan and Budget to the Governance Board and remains accountable for its implementation. The Executive Council should convene 3 times a year or on a demand basis.

Dr. Michael Akerib

Dr. Michael Akerib has divided his professional life between industry, executive education, and Continuing...

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Dr. Mervyn Emmanuel

Head of Academics and Student Engagement, UniAthena

Dr. Emmanuel is Head of Academic Delivery, he is is an ambitious, Educational Psychologist and Life Coach...

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Firoz Thairinil

Board Member | Ex-Officio

Mr Firoz Thairinil is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westford Education Group, ensuring that a strong commitment to high standards  and a performance culture...

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Dr. Michelle Kempke Eppler

Board Member | Independent

Dr. Michelle Kempke Eppler is Dean of  Bellevue University’s College of Continuing & Professional Education...

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Dr. William Painter

Board Member | Ex-Officio

Dr. Painter is our Dean and he has held numerous positions in higher education, as a professor, a department chair...

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Col (Rtd). Anil Ahluwalia

Chair of the Board

Col (Rtd.) Anil Ahluwalia has had more than 30 years of experience as a trainer. He is a Master Trainer and acclaimed as an outstanding...

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