Our Team

Firoz Thairnil

CEO, Westford Education Group

Firoz Thairnil

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, and an MBA from the University of Wales, UK.

Mr. Thairinil led Westford from very humble beginnings in 2008 from a small training academy to an international network of business schools 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 be 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.

Samras Mayimi

Co Founder and Executive Director

Samras Mayimi

Prof Col (Rtd) Anil Ahluwalia

Academic Director, Westford Education Group

Prof Col (Rtd) Anil Ahluwalia

Dr. William E. Painter

Dean, Westford Education Group

Dr. William E. Painter

Admissions Team

Admissions – Management Courses

Dr. Bhawana Chawla

(Head of Admissions)

Charuth Chandran

( Team Leader )

Shem John

(Team Leader)

Arshad Ashraf

(Academic Advisor)

Sana Sadullah M.S

(Academic Advisor)

Shifa Sheikh

( Senior Admission Officer )

Dileep

(Academic Advisor)

Salini Sadasivan

( Academic Advisor )

Suraj Vijay

Academic Advisor

Shabnam Mulla

Academic advisor

Admissions – Teacher Training Courses

Dr. Bhawana Chawla

(Head of Admissions)

Farah Khan

Team Leader

Jigyasa Bedi

Academic Advisor

Ruby Farha

Academic Advisor

Administration

Mohammed Anish

Course Administrator

Mustafa Ali

Course Administrator

Mallika Rawat

Course Administrator

Muhammad Ahamed

Course Administrator

Academics Team

Academics – Teacher Training Courses

Prof Col (Rtd) Anil Ahluwalia

Prof Col (Rtd) Anil Ahluwalia

Academic Director, Westford Education Group

Poonam Heryani

Head of Teacher Training and Education

Academics – Management Courses

Prof Col (Rtd) Anil Ahluwalia

Prof Col (Rtd) Anil Ahluwalia

Academic Director, Westford Education Group

Dr. Vivek Mohan

Associate Dean

Shahid A Wani

Faculty

Dr. Mila Dimitrova

Faculty

Sonja Swart

Faculty

Parag Tikekar

Senior Faculty

Dr. Robert P Machera

Senior Faculty

Dr. Jazla Fadda

Senior Faculty

Mr. Mohammed Irfan

Faculty
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