Founder and Chief Executive Officer

“We are excited to welcome learners from around the world to Athena, an ed-tech venture of Westford Education Group. Athena is established with the objective of providing affordable quality education, access to a large global population. We have been delivering higher education around the world for more than a decade through our different colleges: Westford University College, Eaton Business School, and Exeed College. We have used the experience and knowledge gained from our past operations to develop an effective learning platform that provides a lot of flexibility to our learners. We are confident that this platform is going to help millions around the world to pursue their dream and we will be there with you in all your steps forward.”

Firoz Thairinil

Founder and CEO - Westford Education Group


Mr. Firoz Thairinil is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westford Education Group. As Group Head, Mr. Thairinil ensures that a strong commitment to high standards and a performance culture is embedded across the entire group. Mr. Thairinil comes from a BFSI background with strong management credentials.  Mr. Thairinil, currently pursuing PG Dip. in AI for Business Applications from the University of Oxford, has completed Leadership and Management Development Program from the University of California, Los Angeles Extension, and also has an MBA from the University of Wales, UK.

Mr. Thairinil led Westford from very humble beginnings in 2008 from a small training academy to a Global Education Provider, having students from more than 130 countries across the globe. Mr. Thairinil started his career in Banking in 1995 as a clerical grade officer and rose to the rank of The Country Head in a span of 15 years. During his 15 years stint in Banking Industry, he worked with reputed Institutions like Standard Chartered Bank, Emirates International Bank (ENBD), and National Bank of Umm Al Quwain (NBQ).

During his very last position as Country Head – Retail Banking Sales for a large bank in UAE, Mr. Thairinil was driven by his vision to create an impact in the Education System. With an objective to make Quality Education more accessible to all using Technology as the Key Instrument, Mr. Thairinil embarked on his journey to bring transformation to the Education Industry.