Meet our Executive Leaders

Group CEO

Dr Vishwajeet Rana

Dr Rana completed his MBA at Ohio University, before receiving his MS and PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr Rana has executed several complex cross-border equity/debt structured investments and financing transactions in the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Hong Kong jurisdictions while working at the HSBC New York office. He enjoys assessing different global education models and exploring the best ways to apply them in unlocking the potential of students in Higher Education.

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GBS CEO and Group Chief Academic Officer

Professor Ray Lloyd

Professor Ray Lloyd joined GBS as CEO in September 2020, having previously served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, followed by being Head of Department and then a Dean at Abertay University. Professor Lloyd studied mathematics in his first degree and would go on to teach the subject for several years in London and then Botswana, where he held several positions with Botswana Athletics, including Director of Coaching. He returned to the UK in 1996 to undertake a Master’s degree in Sports Science, later gaining a PhD in the same specialism. His current portfolio spans the academic life of the University including Research, Academic Partnerships, and Student Support.

Group Managing Director

Leo Falcone

Leo Falcone joined GBS as Managing Director in 2021, with a wealth of international experience as a strategy, transformation, and higher education leader for over 25 years. His most recent position was as Vice President, Transformation, Strategy and Planning in Richmond at the American International University in London. Leo has led a broad range of departments at GBS including the Academic Registry, Student Support Services, Planning, Information and Delivery, Learning Resources and Technology, Information Technology, Estates & Facilities, Campus Operations and others.

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