Ashith Piriyattiath Ashith Piriyattiath

As the group head of IT at Al Masah Capital, Ashith Piriyattiath manages four different verticals, including asset management, real estate, corporate advisory, and private equity – which includes 46 educational institutions.

At Al Najah Education Piriyattiath has migrated the decoupled infrastructure of individual schools to a centralised infrastructure based out of the corporate office, as well as migrated to the cloud. A centralised helpdesk has also been introduced for schools.

He has also deployed the latest WiFi access points across all Al Najah Education schools and established centralised control. The group has also made use of the Microsoft Education platform and migrated all school emails to Office 365, saving over AED500,000 on legacy email systems.

Piriyattiath is also leading the implementation of a unified school management system for all the education entities under Al Najah Education, which will be host on the cloud in a centralised system. 

Prior to joining Al Masah Capital, Piriyattiath has worked at the National Bank of Oman, Red Entertainment Distribution, Red Orange, and ASPEN Healthcare.

He has solid experience in application management, ERP implementation, IT infrastructure management, business analysis, project management, delivery management, service desk management, change management & software development.

Andrew Turner

Head of Education Technology, Aldar Academies

Andrew Turner works across eight different sites, and is responsible for the technology needs of roughly 9,000 students and 1,000 members of staff.

Ashith Piriyattiath

Group Head of IT, Al Masah Capital

Ashith Piriyattiath manages four different verticals, including asset management, real estate, corporate advisory, and private equity.

Dr. Joseph Nettikaden

Chief Information Officer, Esol Education

Dr Joseph Nettikaden is responsible for setting the technology vision and strategy for Esol Education.

Gordon Stewart

Chief Information Officer, GEMS Education

Gordon Stewart leads GEMS Education’s MENASA's information technology department and manages related products and services.

Hitesh Bhagat

Group Head – Educational Technology, Innoventures Education

Hitesh Bhagat is responsible for consolidating the efforts at the group level to maximise the integration of technology into teaching and learning.

Laurent Fauville

Head of IT, Taaleem

Laurent Fauville is responsible for Taaleem's future IT strategy and coordinating all applications, infrastructure and support.

Mark Steed

Director, Jumeirah English Speaking School

Mark Steed has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education.

Meera Kaul

Founder and President, Foundation and Women in STEM

Meera Kaul has incubated, financed and promoted technology enabled ventures in US, Europe and the emerging markets of Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Sheeraz Ahmed

Head of Information Technology, Fortes Education

Sheeraz Ahmed provides leadership for the continued development throughout the Fortes Education's schools and nurseries.
 

Andrew Turner

Head of Education Technology, Aldar Academies

Andrew Turner works across eight different sites, and is responsible for the technology needs of roughly 9,000 students and 1,000 members of staff.

Ashith Piriyattiath

Group Head of IT, Al Masah Capital

Ashith Piriyattiath manages four different verticals, including asset management, real estate, corporate advisory, and private equity.

Dr. Joseph Nettikaden

Chief Information Officer, Esol Education

Dr Joseph Nettikaden is responsible for setting the technology vision and strategy for Esol Education.

Gordon Stewart

Chief Information Officer, GEMS Education

Gordon Stewart leads GEMS Education’s MENASA's information technology department and manages related products and services.

Hitesh Bhagat

Group Head – Educational Technology, Innoventures Education

Hitesh Bhagat is responsible for consolidating the efforts at the group level to maximise the integration of technology into teaching and learning.

Laurent Fauville

Head of IT, Taaleem

Laurent Fauville is responsible for Taaleem's future IT strategy and coordinating all applications, infrastructure and support.

Mark Steed

Director, Jumeirah English Speaking School

Mark Steed has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education.

Meera Kaul

Founder and President, Foundation and Women in STEM

Meera Kaul has incubated, financed and promoted technology enabled ventures in US, Europe and the emerging markets of Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Sheeraz Ahmed

Head of Information Technology, Fortes Education

Sheeraz Ahmed provides leadership for the continued development throughout the Fortes Education's schools and nurseries.