Sanjay is a versatile and highly creative entrepreneur who has spent more than 15 years of operational and managerial experience in the international education sector, while developing and building models through common-sense insights, fostering risk-taking, creating cultures of innovation, and empowering people. Sanjay remains passionate about international education and relishes new opportunities to improve personal and professional strengths.
Shawn Swail is the Chief Business Officer at M Square Media, and he is responsible for coordinating with the CEO, finance head, and other leaders of the organization. He helps the team meet strategic and financial goals, ensuring the company meets federal and provincial regulatory standards. He also oversees contracts, human resources, procurement, compliance, and risk management.
Shawn has worked in the legal industry in British Columbia for 22 years. His business acumen and corporate skills in entrepreneurial ventures prove to be a strong addition to the corporate advisory team of Laul Global Ventures, as well as MSM owned and operated brands and institutions. In his free time, Shawn is active in sports and helping the community. He enjoys life with his fiancé and two grown children.
Don Young brings more than 45 years of global experience to MSM. In his first career in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he was a helicopter pilot serving across Canada and overseas, as well as a commanding officer of a helicopter squadron in Edmonton and Haiti and the mission activation team in Eritrea. Upon retirement from the RCAF, Don joined St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario, where he was designated as a school Dean in engineering technology and trades for six years, then a Faculty Dean with four schools and 3,000 students for eight years. This portfolio included academic programs ranging from apprenticeships and certificates to bachelor’s degrees. He was then given responsibility for all international activities in the college and was promoted to Vice President for international education in 2017.
Don has visited more than 40 countries, mostly for work, and spent a considerable amount of time in Germany, Norway, China, Ireland, the United States, Somalia, Haiti, and Eritrea. His world experience and his broad work background are backed by his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in policy and management studies. He also maintains a significant focus on continuing to develop his own leadership, mentoring and nurturing other leaders, as well as accelerating organizations through strong leadership. Don lives in Kingston with his wife, Shirley. They have two married sons.
Dean Duperron has more than 34 years of experience in the education industry, overseeing a global network of campuses emphasizing the cohesiveness between academic and vocational disciplines. He has diverse business experience, spanning operations in trades, retail, wholesale, real estate investing, market investing, party and event planning, and mentoring entrepreneurs.
He successfully built two college systems including Sprott-Shaw Community College, which he bought in 1991 and transformed into a profitable operation with 29 Canadian campuses (26 in British Columbia and three in Alberta). He also founded Sprott-Shaw Degree College, now known as Ascenda College, the first private community college in B.C. to be granted the right to confer bachelor’s degrees.
With nearly four decades of expertise and insight helming an international conglomeration of colleges, Dean’s leadership has helped hundreds of thousands of graduates enjoy successful careers in business, trades, administration, information technology, and healthcare.
Dean was born in Alberta and grew up in Vancouver. He studied biochemistry and computer science at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Today he lives in the Greater Vancouver area with his wife, Sherri, and their three children.
Donna has worked in the international education field for 30 years. She has a comprehensive knowledge of policy and practise in the public post-secondary education system in British Columbia, Canada and worldwide. She is a past board chair for the BC Centre for International Education and has held senior management roles at BC Institute for Technology, Vancouver Community College, and most recently at Capilano University.
Donna has demonstrated excellence in leadership with a focus on international education and services marketing, as well as in her role as interim Dean of Business for 3 years at Vancouver Community College. Donna holds an MBA with a strategic focus on Services Marketing and International Education and has facilitated the professional development of others by teaching general business and service marketing in Canada as well as internationally. Donna joined M Square Media as President after having had first hand experience as an MSM client that was excellent.
Dr. Alex Parnia brings more than 30 years of experience performing a variety of successful roles at elite academic institutions as a faculty member, campus Dean, Vice-President of Marketing and Enrollment, Executive Vice- President, Provost, and President. He specializes in crafting innovative and scalable solutions and matrices to enable exponential revenue increases for academic institutions. His list of commendable triumphs is never-ending and he has also created leadership programs and taught management and business courses at leading institutions. Read More
Suneetha is a results oriented professional with an impeccable track record of successfully launching Asia and Africa operations of many North American and European institutions., Suneetha also has more than a decade of experience in the education sector. She is a motivational speaker, lecturer and entrepreneur and is committed to quality education and exceptional team development in the education sector. She is proficient in six languages; English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati & Marathi.
Andrew has a 30-year career that combines an academic background in international business with education leadership and management experience in China, India, Scotland and England.
He has held several different positions that include Pro Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement, International Director, Admissions Director, and Principal Lecturer at four British universities. He also served as the British Council’s Education Director in China. Andrew has been a member of MSM’s International Advisory Board since its inception.
His areas of specialisation include student recruitment, customer journey improvement, and enhancing enrollment numbers; developing, implementing and reviewing education strategy; multi-office team development and management; and diversity and inclusion both in staff management and customer service.
Apart from his track record of participating in national committees, Andrew is an active member of the European Association for International Education, currently serving as the chair of its Awards and Talent Committee. As a student, Andrew benefited from international exchange schemes that allowed him as an undergraduate student to study in China and France.
Jo has over 28 years of notable work and experience in the higher education sector. Her previous roles include Director and Deputy Director positions at the University of Southampton, focusing on international recruitment, international relations, and international development.
In 2014, she spent six months in India at IITRoorkee, developing an international office and internationalisation strategy. Jo went on to become Solent University’s Director of International Development. She then consolidated international activities in the university, becoming Director of the International Office.
Originally from Australia, Jo moved to the UK as an international student to study classics and then completed her MBA at the University of Southampton, specialising in higher education management.
She is consulted regularly for government bodies, works with the British Council and other organisations, has led several university consortia, and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences over the years.