Global University System Culture
Global University System Leadership


Students are the focal point of the GGSI universe.We embrace every experiment, mad idea, talent, voice, identity and innovation. If you're curious, passionate, empathetic, unconventional and are cool failure & success with equal elan, then GGS is the right place for you! We encourage our students to tap into their talents & beliefs and astonish the world with their ideas, skills and inventions! We join hearts and minds to create future leaders who understand how people want to be led.
Our students are


Unafraid & Adventurous. Ready to explore everything. Willing to spread their wings far and wide. Our diverse leadership is passionate about transforming education and the world. We foster innovation, equality and inclusion. Our leaders meet challenges on-the-go, empower teams & make impactful decisions. Our motto is: 'In it, to win it!' And we're in this TOGETHER!

Our People

We're a bunch of passionate, aggressive changemakers, willing to undertake any challenge. Every employee is nothing less than a superhero, an explorer, a dreamer-a person capable of creating a better tomorrow. We turn possibilities into opportunities and lean on each other. Our Culture is based on five values of respect, passion, innovation, trust and inclusivity.
GGS has an open & unconventional environment and our leaders are friendly and easily accessible from an intern to a senior executive. It's an open space to exchange a quick high-five with colleagues, agree, disagree, support, toss ideas and brainstorm at the drop of a hat ! Our people can take time off to chill with fun stuff, volunteer for projects, or upskill towards their dream roles.
We're hungry to learn & make a difference. Laughter & funny business@work is appreciated!

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Our Leaders

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Sharad Mehra

CEO - Asia Pacific

Sharad is a Corporate Strategist, Thought Leader and Futurist. He's passionate about transformative education and youth power. Aligning academic altruistic mindset, new age reforms with business expansion and risk-management analysis, have been a big learning, over last 24 years. Mapping disruptive technologies & markets, leading change-management and driving innovative solutions are a part of his job. Strategy development and articulation, alignment towards common objectives and strong marketing, sales & product background have helped him become a seasoned chief executive.Sharad's open to off-beat ideas, opinions and feedback. That's why he prefers a transparent, consultative but decisive leadership style. He values people who break walls, and possess integrity, wit, empathy, and creative mindsets. Sharad heads a team of trusted, highly motivated achievers with whom he chills over music, poetry and fun stuff. He's also a development coach, published writer & poet, chef and a sports fan. His personal motto is: Break walls and build bridges! Sharad is interested in collaborating with like-minded leaders and transformers, across the globe.

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Bharat Kharbanda

COO India

A seasoned business leader and action-oriented, Bharat's professional canvas spans over two decades multi-disciplinary and cross-industry experience. With a sharp focus on the big picture Bharat's repertoire includes general business management, sales, marketing, category management & operations.Bharat's 'can-do' attitude backed with a solid team and a future oriented approach, has led him to successfully deliver consistent business outcomes across diverse organizations and meet business goals. With an eagle eye on emerging market trends, mapping & understanding customer expectations, Bharat encourages his team to push the envelope, upskill, build capabilities and deliver outstanding value to the customers.Bharat is a believer of creating space for possibilities and craft, for inspiring teams to create an impact. He values fairness, integrity, capability to disagree, result orientation and risk-taking abilities and is open to new ways of doing things.A keen follower of politics and economy, Bharat likes to read management books. He's a fitness & an automobile enthusiast and loves going on long road trips with family. His motto is-Mastery is an asymptote but one must keep trying!

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Jaya Suri

Director - Human Resources

A highly skilled HR Leader & Strategist, Jaya has shaped high performing cultures in diverse industries using technical and best global industry practices. In the last 18 years, besides Corporate Strategy Development, Operational Leadership & Organizational Development, Jaya's adept at merger & acquisition restructuring, high performance talent acquisition, and aligning practices to address transformational challenges for business organizations and new age skills in AI ecosystem. Jaya's work canvas also features devising prolific communication & robust development programs and leading large HR teams to drive multi located businesses, due diligence & deliver results in multi-cultural ecosystems. She's networked and partnered with top business leaders, CEOs, management teams and key stakeholders to drive organizational goals and vision. Colleagues across the GUS spectrum value Jaya for her empathy, integrity and cool headedness. An active fitness enthusiast and yoga practitioner, Jaya believes her work is a mode to reach her deeper self.

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N. Senthil Kumar

Director - Director Business Development & International Sales

Mission-oriented, adept at strategic negotiations, sales & business planning, Senthil's work canvas spans 20 years. He specializes in business development & institutional building and is highly proficient in marketing management, partnership & networking, education management, education administration, enrolments, international & strategic alliances, project management, business implementation, mentoring, admissions & outreach, CRM. In his current role, his responsibilities comprise business development for UPES and Pearl Academy, including strategy, planning & execution. He is also responsible for international sales for UPES, handling key Relationship Management with Channel partners. Senthil is also a strategic contributor on innovative strategy for business implementation. Senthil believes in 'giving back to the community' and has put his energies in building a rural school in Tumariya Ghat, UP (India) for under-privileged students. Colleagues appreciate Senthil for his positive attitude, high integrity and transparent work style. Senthil has been instrumental in spreading legal education awareness in India, also featured in ISB - IDIVA for helping a Brand to Cult. He was piloting planning and Implementation of the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) in India. He also received recognition from Governor of UP and Governor of Goa for contribution in Higher Education. He is in board of advisory for several organisations.

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Yogesh Verma

Director - Information Technology

A technocrat and an astute strategist, Yogesh's professional horizon spans over 20 years in varied industries. He is a results driven innovator with proven track record of delivering value to organisations with effective strategy planning and by aligning Information Technology as business enabler to achieve business objectives. Yogesh has been associated with Pearl Academy / UPES / GUS for last 6 years now. He brings with him a rare blend of passion, technical expertise and razor sharp execution capability. Yogesh has been instrumental in setting up Technology landscape in Pearl Academy, UPES and at Gus Global Services. Known for his precision and perceptiveness, he likes to map emerging technology trends and market practices in the new world. He has worked in companies like AXA Group where he has been leading IT operations for Indian region, Intercoop Limited where he was head of IT for Asia region for almost a decade and he has worked with Netlink systems as Technical consultant in his previous roles. A cricket buff and adventure sports enthusiast, he likes exploring new places when not following latest tech news.

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Piyush Arora

Director - Business Strategy

An astute business strategist and financial planner, Piyush is highly experienced in in advising companies on their M&A activities, fund-raising process, reviewing and analyzing financial statements of companies, focusing on MIS, budgeting process. In 18 years of professional experience, Piyush has worked with several organizations - large private equity houses and corporates covering various industries such as technology, telecom, media, education and other service industries. His work horizon includes India, Middle east, UK and the US. Piyush heads the strategy and analytics team, in his current role. He handles, strategic decisions involving both organic and inorganic growth decisions and financial planning (including procurement process). Piyush was a tennis champ in his schooldays and is an ardent cricket and tennis fan. A keen follower of Formula-1 racing, when he's not planning critical business moves, Piyush likes to follow latest developments in the technology arena. A dedicated professional and a good listener, Piyush doesn't hesitate to lend a helping hand and is hands-on with every aspect of his work.

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Dr. Ram K. Sharma

Director - Academic Strategy, Global University Systems, India

Fulbright Scholar (University of California Berkeley) Chevening Gurukul Fellow (University of Oxford) Fulbright Scholar (University of California Berkeley) and Chevening Fellow (University of Oxford)Dr. Sharma is an academic leader and a life-long learner. He is passionate about higher education and has been driving academic transformation and innovation, internationalization, use of technology to solve access, quality and equity related issues and STEAM and experiential education across the organizations.He has significant experience of setting-up green field universities as well as transforming brown field institutions and has held leadership roles across organizations such as Plaksha University, Shiv Nadar University (SNU), Amity University and KPMG India. He helped these institutions, or their clients establish and transform verticals across curricular design and development, teaching and learning, research, entrepreneurship and innovation, e-learning, and quality assurance including strategic interventions for rankings, and accreditations. He successfully led the efforts for preparing a comprehensive application for SNU for Institution of Eminence (IoE) scheme of Government of India.Ram truly believes in transparency and an open work environment that is built on empathy and trust. He enjoys learning online, discovering new cultures and geographies and is fascinated by the philosophies of Advaita and Buddhism.He holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research and MLS University India, and an MSc in Physics with university merit. He has received many honors and awards such as Chevening Gurukul Fellowship to pursue a leadership program at the University of Oxford; Fulbright Fellowship to work on MOOCs and online education at UC Berkeley and Coursera; International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Award themed on "Education in Digital Age" by the US Department of State; Junior and Senior Research Fellowships by CSIR, Government of India; and Excellence Award by SNU for outstanding commitment and dedication to the advancement of the University during its formative years, 2011-14, among many others

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Ramneek K. Majithia