“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” –Nelson Mandela

EDTRIN is managed by a tier-one team of industry-leading experts from across the globe, including senior ex-UNESCO executives and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs providing in-house educational, brand, technology and communications capability and resources to the group. The EDTRIN team has built six online universities and has over 120 years’ combined experience delivering innovative and disruptive change to cross-border, global markets.

The Board

Dr. Koichiro Matsuura

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Ex-Director General of UNESCO
  • Doctor of Law and Philosophy
  • Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs & Sherpa for Japan at the G-7 Summit

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Graeme M. Coomber

  • Founder & CEO of EDTRIN
  • Director of Innovation Development, Kelvin Institute
  • Head of Innovation & Business Development, Stanford Research International
  • Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

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Steve Maskell

  • COO & Asia Development Manager of EDTRIN
  • Over 20 years’ experience in innovation, technology and development
  • Consultant for Special Innovation Unit of the Malaysian Government
  • Helping Malaysia achieve developed world status by 2020

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Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Syed Jalaludin

  • Chairman of the EDTRIN Foundation
  • Ex-Chairman of Bank Rakyat, Malaysia
  • National Academian, National Science Laureate
  • Emeritus Professor by Universiti Malaysia Terengganu & Universiti Putra Malaysia

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Key Leaders

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Richard Xu

  • Chief Technology Officer of EDTRIN
  • Master of Engineering & Master of Computer Science
  • Partner and Technical Director of FINPA
  • Microsoft Certified System & Microsoft Certified Database Administrator

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David Patterson

  • Chief Strategist of EDTRIN
  • Director of Learning Light
  • Highly acclaimed academic author
  • Master of Information Systems, University of Sheffield

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Jim Dickson

  • Director of Global Innovation Solutions & Education Relations of EDTRIN
  • Development Director at Aston Business School, Aston University
  • eBusiness Development manager in European Non For Profit sector
  • European Commission, UNECE and national governments relations

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