AM Thimmiya


AM Thimmiya

Thimmiya brings with him the experience of having held leadership positions in organisations involved in the Education Services, Professional skilling, and Training space. Thimmiya is one of the few in the industry who has straddled with Skilled training and Education domains and has the unique experience of establishing synergies between the two.

His penchant for education was evident when in the 80s he joined Aptech and has been pioneering the various Online/distributed Education models with footprints not just in India but globally.

He was successfully involved for more than a decade with Aptech Computer Education business in setting up for the first time, Channels to promote education. With Distributed, Online and Technology led education becoming prominent, in his 8-year stint with Manipal Education, he spearheaded their foray into Distance learning and established a thriving partner community in India and globally across 21 countries. His last assignment with the Manipal Group was as of CEO, Manipal Education, Middle East & Africa overseeing responsibilities incl the Manipal University, Dubai. 

Thimmiya’s passion for building business from scratch has seen him, in addition to spearheading his primary responsibility, also drafting business strategies to promote, and setting up new line of business areas in Education services. He has a comprehensive understanding of the training and education segment in India, Middle East & Africa, parts of Far East incl China, having extensively travelled on work related assignments and responsibility. 

He continued his association within the skilling space as President with a India’s leading social enterprise in skilling for the livelihood sector- LabourNet.

He serves as a Member of the Governing board at a University in Uganda, Africa and held advisory position at a few other universities / higher education institutions in India and the UAE.

Mr. Thimmiya has been over period involved with CII, FICCI & EDGE (Emerging Directions in Global Education) as a task force committee member and was also the Academic Senate member of the Universities represented.