Executive team

Dr Marko Saravanja,

Chairman

Marko has over twenty years of project management experience in Europe, Africa and Asia. He has managed projects of various size and complexity for large corporates, government and non-profit organisations. Marko is an entrepreneur, academic and was previously a development worker and a monk. He obtained his PhD in Performance Management and Masters degree in Management. Marko was finalist of Ernst Young’s World Entrepreneurship Awards in 2009. He has served on the Advisory Board of First National Bank in South Africa. Marko wrote the book ‘Secrets of Success’. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, scuba dived, parachuted, and travelled to 60 countries by the age of 49. He started Regenesys Free Business Education, the free online business education initiative at Regenesys Business School, with the purpose of providing free online business education to the world. Marko has launched Regenesys in India and Nigeria, created the Regenesys Foundation, and started an investment company that provides opportunities to 150000 of Regenesys students and alumni from 190 countries to invest, trade in the stock market, and pursue their financial freedom. Marko’s purpose in life is to help people awaken their potential and achieve their dreams. His additional interests include stock market trading, tennis, golf and helicopter flying.

Dr Richa Arora,

CEO

Richa is the CEO of Dananda. She has degrees in engineering, marketing and philosophy. She has more than 15 years of project management, academic, research, and consulting expertise across various sectors. Her experience spans four top universities in India, South Africa and Seychelles, and several local and international institutions, boards and task teams. Richa has published two books, 11 papers in international journals, 15 papers in national journals and has edited three books.

Dr Penny Law,

Director

Penny co-founded Regenesys Business School with Dr Marko Saravanja in 1999 and is the current Dean. She has 25 years of extremely rich international project management, research and lecturing experience across various industries. Penny has a Master’s degree in the Psychology of Education from the University of the  itwatersrand and a PhD in Leadership from the University of Western Cape. As the Dean, she provides strategic academic oversight and champions the academic quality throughout the organisation. Penny enjoys yoga and travelling.

Capt. Vivek Kumar,

Director

Capt. Vivek is a passionate serial entrepreneur with deep knowledge of the internet domain on both product and business side. With over 10 years of experience in the e-commerce,online business and startup, Vivek has handled sales, field marketing, brand marketing and channel leadership assignments across many levels and geographies. He has built multiple online business / business units in India.

Vivek enjoys, backpacking, adventure sports and flying as he holds the commercial pilot license (CPL) and of course, travelling.

Ms Siegie Brownlee,

Director

Siegie has held numerous senior executive management roles within the private education arena, and been head of HRD for numerous blue chip organisations. She has extensive experience in Strategy, Leadership, Management Consulting, business management, HRD and adult learning. Her passion and dedication led to her appointment as the CEO of Regenesys in 2012 and becoming a director in 2013.  Siegie believes that the key ingredients to success are academic integrity, innovation, quality and service.

In her rare time off, she spends quality time with her husband and talented young daughter.

Mr Ronald Nemukula,

Director

Ronald has over 20 years of education management experience in business, government and non-profit sectors. He has held various senior management positions in worked in Marketing, Sales and Human Resources. Ronald has managed large education projects across multiple geographies. His hobbies and football and running.

Ms Julie Low,

Director

Julie has over 15 years of international financial management experience. She is responsible for managing Dananda’s finances, legal compliance, risk management and audit. Her hobbies are reading and walks.

Mr William Vivian,

Director

William is a founding director of Regenesys. He brings a wealth of international project management experience gained in business, government and development sectors over the period of 20 years. He has held various senior management positions, including a Director’s position in government and CEO of Regenesys. Vivian holds two Masters Degrees, in Management and Psychology, and is currently studying towards his PhD. He is passionate about facilitation, research and academic rigor and quality. His hobbies are soccer and fast cars.