INSPIRED FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN & CEO
Nadim M Nsouli founded Educas, an education investment firm in 2013 to make an investment in Reddam House, a leading group of schools in South Africa. Since then, Nadim founded Inspired and led the growth of the group globally.
Prior to that, Nadim was a partner at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm with $40 billion under management. Nadim was also a member of Providence's Global Investment Committee and led Providence's Education investment efforts in Europe and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Providence in 2006, Nadim was the European head of The Gores Group, a special situations private equity fund based in Los Angeles. Prior to Gores, he founded and managed Lago Ventures, a venture capital firm. Previously, Nadim was a member of the media and telecommunications investment banking teams of Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in London. Nadim started his career in New York as a corporate lawyer at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. He received a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD with distinction, a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - EUROPE
Marc spent the last 15 years in a number of senior leadership positions within Laureate International Universities. Marc started at Laureate as Vice President Enrollment where he built the student enrollment organization for the Laureate Hotel Management Schools (with branches in Switzerland, Spain, China and Australia). In 2008, Marc became CEO of Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College, a joint venture in Shanghai, China. He then relocated to Milan, Italy to take over as CEO of Laureate Italian Art and Design Universities, which is comprised of Domus Academy (DA) and NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, two prestigious Italian design institutions, with over 4000 students in Italy and 6000 students internationally. In addition, to his CEO role in Italy, he also led the global business development as Senior Vice President of Laureate Design Universities and he served as member of the board of directors in various international universities. Marc is Swiss and completed his university studies up to an MBA in Switzerland. He completed a doctoral degree in international business in 2018.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER - EUROPE
Keith is a senior finance professional with over 16 years experience having worked across a wide range of sectors (financial services, logistics, food, consumer products, supply chain, processing) as a CFO and in corporate finance, M&A and leveraged finance. Keith is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) who left PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2007 to join Lloyds Banking Group. There he worked in their M&A team (completed the acquisition of HBOS) and also in their front office Leverage Finance Team (mid-market lending to Private Equity transactions in Europe). In 2013, Keith joined ED&F Man (global privately owned food merchant) and became divisional CFO. Keith joined Inspired in 2019 where he holds the position of Chief Financial Officer, Europe covering all financial aspects across the European portfolio namely UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Keith is Scottish and completed his studies in Glasgow achieving joint honours in Accounting and Economics.
EUROPE EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR
Nick is the Latin America and Europe Education Director for Inspired, based out of London, United Kingdom. Nick joined Inspired after six years as Headteacher at Steyning Grammar School, and was elected Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association in 2019. He was appointed a National Leader of Education by the UK Department for Education, and founded the Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance. Following a successful international career in Investment Banking (leading Emerging European Equity teams at US, UK and European investment banks, including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and HSBC), Nick trained as a teacher at Pembroke College, Oxford in 2004. Nick is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK National Teaching Awards Winner in 2007 and received an MA in Education Studies from the University of Sussex. Nick is a Board member of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Association.
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