London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has appointed Rathakrishnan Govind as its new Global CEO. Having successfully led LSBF in Singapore’s operations for nearly four years, driving double-digit growth year-on-year, he will now progress to a global role, in which he will lead LSBF’s UK and international operations. The new role will manage all opportunities for London, Singapore and globally, looking to expand their international activity.
Having joined LSBF in Singapore in 2013 as Managing Director, he led the school to become one of the most successful and highly-respected private institutions in Singapore. In recent years, he has focused on expanding the school’s operations beyond Singapore, establishing operations in Malaysia and Myanmar. Inspired by a passion for business and for creating accessible, quality, higher education, he has helped establish LSBF in Singapore as one of the leading private institutions in Asia.
I can see the success of the organisation flourish even more in the future, through deeper synergy and integration between geographical and functional levels, led by Asian business growth and the development of the European business – Rathakrishnan Govind, Global CEO of London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)
“I am immensely grateful to be given the opportunity to lead this great institution globally. I can see the success of the organisation flourish even more in the future, through deeper synergy and integration between geographical and functional levels, led by Asian business growth and the development of the European business,” he said. “I truly believe in this brand and the achievements it will reach in the near future. I look forward to working with the greater team to realise this vision.“
Delivering high standards
The quality of the teaching along with the corporate governance, have been the driving forces behind the success of LSBF in Singapore. Under his management, LSBF in Singapore has achieved one of the best pass rates in the country on the ACCA exams. In 2014 the school was awarded the 4 Year EduTrust Status by the Council for Private Education (CPE), a testament of the quality of academic excellence and corporate governance of the institution.
In the same year the school achieved the Platinum Approved Learning Partner Status by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for tuition, the highest status granted to ACCA training providers teaching and supporting students in their qualification. This standard has been further certified over the years by 144 ACCA prize winners – an accolade given only to the best performing students on the exams – since the inception of the school.
Building a strong network
As managing director, Rathakrishnan developed key partnerships with institutions and governing bodies across the whole Asia-Pacific region. Through strategic collaborations with institutions in China, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Myanmar, he has helped LSBF to become a regional leader, attracting students from the rest of Asia, while delivering internationally recognised programmes.
Over the past few years he has opened direct channels with prestigious universities in Australia and North America, complying with the rigorous regulations of the private education sector in the Asian republic. In January 2017 LSBF in Singapore announced a new Bachelor’s degree in Banking Practice and Management, a three year programme awarded by the London Institute of Banking & Finance which will provide local students with a globally-recognised British degree.
After a distinguished career with the armed forces and a number of Singaporean businesses, Rathakrishnan Govind has been with LSBF for more than three years, and used his experience in the local and regional markets to help the school thrive.