Alim Ladha currently serves as the CEO of Instill Education, which is seeking to reimagine post-secondary education across Africa. Prior to Instill Education, Ladha worked at McKinsey & Co, as a leader of the Middle East Education Practice and advised public and private sector clients on K-12, higher education and bridging the gap from education to employment. Ladha holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.
What excites you about the ALU School of Business and the MBA?
I went to INSEAD, which is one of the best and perhaps uniquely, most global MBA schools in the world. Yet, I felt like the definition of global didn’t always include the continent and the diversity that comes with the continent. Yes, we had an increasingly growing class from Senegal and Morocco and Egypt and South Africa but we were still tilted towards the big pull of influence that we have in the world today and that is the western way of doing business which is very driven by an American ethos. There was also a much more stronger understanding (to INSEAD’s credit) of the Eastern way of doing business driven by our Singapore campus and the work we do in Asia.
Reinventing Education at ALU
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