Gordon Stewart Gordon Stewart

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

Since joining GEMS in 2013, Stewart has championed the adoption of best of breed ERP, CRM and HRM systems to support GEMS business strategy and enable the digitisation of services.

In 2015, GEMS successfully transitioned its finance, procurement and core HR systems to Microsoft Dynamics. A salesforce system for school enrolments is currently being deployed in all schools. This years' program includes Salesforce fee management and Oracle HR automation solutions.

GEMS also has projects underway for IT operations automation, cyber security, data analytics, mobile services and business continuity management (including IT DR).

Stewart previously worked for an IBM dealership, supplying PC and network systems to companies in Southern England. Working as a Systems Analyst for P&O Cruises opened the opportunity to focus on IT systems development and project management. After setting up his own consulting company, Stewart worked on large PC and network projects for Vodafone and Lloyds TSB. A number of bank and datacentre relocation projects followed with JPM Chase and BNP Paribas.

Over the past decade, Stewart’s focus has been on enterprise systems, helping world-class companies automate and integrate their business processes to improve visibility and control in rapidly evolving markets. While an executive director at KPMG, Gordon program managed the development and implementation of KPMG’s global SAP solution. 

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Dr. Joseph Nettikaden

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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.

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Head of Information Technology, Fortes Education

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

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