NIIT Ltd announced the appointment of Gavin Dabreo as the CEO of its K-12 school learning subsidiary - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL).
Earlier during the year, NIIT had hived off its K-12 School Learning business into a Wholly Owned Subsidiary Company called - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL). This was done with the view of inviting strategic investors and partners, as a separate entity would effectively cater to the independent growth and future expansion plans of the School Learning business.
Taking this vision forward, Gavin Dabreo has joined as the CEO of MLSL to spearhead the growth of NIIT’s school learning initiatives.
An MBA from the Manchester Business School, UK, Gavin has an extensive work experience of 25 years across – education, hospitality, telecom and consumer product industries. He began in 1991 in advertising with FCB Ulka in Mumbai. Subsequently, at the Tata Group, Gavin was one of the first few employees of Tata Teleservices. In 2008 he joined Meru Cabs, as one of the founding members of the management committee, helping the team build Meru Cabs into India's largest and favourite taxi company. He was also the CEO of Singapore based, Rumi Education Pvt. Ltd.
Gavin’s last stint was as CEO at Varsity Education Management, where he executed one of India’s largest digital education program in private schools, established India’s first edu-cloud network in partnership with Microsoft Corporation and Agreeya Mobility.
Welcoming Gavin Dabreo as the CEO of NIIT’s school learning subsidiary - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), Mr. Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd. said, “With the creation of an independent subsidiary in MLSL and with the leadership that will be provided by Gavin, as its CEO, NIIT will unlock the value from its heritage in the school sector. This, together with our stated intent of working with strategic investors and partners, will enable us to position MLSL as a leader in the school learning space”.
Speaking on joining MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL) as its CEO, Gavin Dabreo said, “I am pleased to take on this role, and excited about the possibilities that lie in the future. Bringing my experience of the school sector on a platform of a trusted brand like NIIT, I look forward to working with the team and taking MLSL to the next level of growth."