Our Team

We are workoholics

Firoz Thairinil


Firoz was a career banker, with more than 15 years’ experience in the banking industry, having worked with multinational and local banks in Middle East and India. Prior to Westford, his last position was in the capacity of Country Head – Retail Banking Sales for a large bank in the UAE.
Firoz was driven by his vision to engage in the educational transformation process by effective deployment of technology and bringing internationally accepted best practices to the industry. His passion towards fostering talents and young minds has instigated his drive to embark on an educational venture to set up a robust network of management schools across the globe and bid adieu to his banking career. Firoz holds dual MBA’s,one from the University of Wales, UK (Marketing) and second from TIU, Missouri, US (Banking & Finance).

Samras Mayimi

Director (Head of Business Strategy) (Corporate Training Head – Westford Exeed)

Samras leads the strategic initiatives of the organization and is vested with the responsibility to steer the strategic expansion of the company in terms of business development, managing the delivery channels, sustaining and growing the existing partnerships as well as developing new associations and affiliations with external partners. In addition to driving sales and marketing programs, Samras manages the online advertising sales organization and corporate support organizations, including product and customer support services, branding, advertising, public relations, marketing research and relationship marketing. Samras is also responsible to drive the corporate training vertical and leads the institutional business development function. Samras is management graduate with an MBA from Bangalore University and a PGDBA from University of Wales,UK.

Hanil Haridas

Director - Head of Business Development and Operations

Hanil spearheads and oversees the corporate operations, academic services, business development & marketing in the middle east and the internal Information Technology that supports the daily work flow of the organization. Hanil directs, coordinates and administers the entire aspect of all the programs including planning, organizing, scheduling , staffing and implementation. Hanil oversees the end to end aspect of student admissions to certification stage and plays an instrumental role in business development for all our courses.
Hanil is in the education industry for the last five years and has more than a decade of experience in the senior managerial level in the banking industry in varied roles including sales, operations and administration. Hanil is a Commerce graduate, an MBA from Bangalore University and PG Dip in Strategic Management from RVIM, Bangalore.

Mashrook Ali

Director - Head of International Business

Mashrook is vested with the responsibility to expand the reach to new territories internationally, with a special focus on MENA region. Online learning being a key component in today’s world, Mashrook has been instrumental in launching the online learning propositions in the African, GCC and Levant region having appointed partners and representatives to deliver the programs offered by us.
Mashrook has more than a decade of experience in the banking industry having worked with Emirates NBD in a senior managerial capacity. Mashrook is a Business Management graduate from Mangalore University, India and was a student of Executive MBA from the prestigious S.P Jain Management Institute, Dubai.