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Volunteering BOARD OF TRUSTEES - 2019

Ananda Devan 

 Volunteering Board of Trustees


Poverty and Education inequitableness embarked Ananda to join and initiate SASTRA Education Development to contribute towards the children in needs. Ananda strongly believes that to improve education, poverty needs to be addressed and to reduce poverty, education needs to be addressed. Ananda started his career as an Education Consultant at University of Portsmouth and gained valuable experience in International Education Management. He has experience and have exposed to operations, general management, training, talent development, recruitment, technology solutions, curriculum development and research by working with various education institutions in UK, Australia and the Charter Schools Industry in United States. He have  covered areas from financial planning, managing millions of public funds, setting up operations and auditing process in charter schools, training schools boards and principals. Furthermore, his experience in start- ups entrepreneurship and consulting has covered areas in technology, oil and gas, transportation in the area of strategic planning. After 17 years in corporate to cause based organisation, Ananda continues to have passion in education, research and currently attached as an Excellence Graduate Assistant (EGA) at University Kuala Lumpur Business School, Malaysia and guest lecturing and mentoring at various public and private universities. He holds a position as Volunteering Trustees at SASTRA Education Development, Industry Adjunct Faculty Member and Member of Distinguished Industry Advisory Board at INTI international University Malaysia, Advisor for LYFE New Zealand Social Enterprise and volunteers as an educator in high need secondary school in Malaysia.


  • Education :​Currently Ananda is furthering his PhD (Management) Doctor Degree at Unversity Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).Graduated with a Bachelors of Science Computing (Hons) and MSc. in Education and Training Management from University of Portsmouth (UK) and have been trained at Harvard University Kennedy School Executive Education (USA). Ananda also completed his training at Segi for Modules related with Doctor in Business Administration. He is also an alumni of Harvard University, University of Portsmouth  and member of various Chamber of Commerce.
  • Appointed 12th May 2014 - 10th May 2016 - Chairman Board of Trustees of SASTRA Education Development. Reappointed 10th May 2016 Board of Trustees -  Present)
  • Appointed 20th March 2018 - 20th  February 2020 - Member of Distinguished Industry Advisory Board INTI International University.
  • Appointed 20th March 2018 - 20th  February 2020 - Industry Adjunct Faculty Member at INTI International University.
  • Appointed Jan 2016 -Present  -  Advisory Board Member of LYFE New Zealand
  • NOTE : Not Paid to Execute Roles & Responsibility  as board member since incorporated till present by SASTRA and other appointment above.