With over twenty-four years of pragmatic experience in the education, retail, and financial services sectors, Russell is often engaged as a trusted C-level executive, management consultant, educator and, on certain noteworthy occasions, a “change agent.” Russell delivers specialized operational and financial advice; structured change management implementation strategies; risk and regulatory issues management; timely and innovative sales and marketing approaches; and strategic business planning for public and private clients.
An astute business developer and a specialist in start-up and “greenfield” environments, Russell has also successfully founded and managed many businesses, with the recently formed Education Consortium being the latest recipient of the Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Educational Service (UK, 2014).
Recognized as a fellow with leading professional management bodies, he is passionate about working with and helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals. Russell is also on anempirical journey of scholarly and professional discovery focused on entrepreneurial leadership and management, andinnovation and creativity through his doctoral studies at the Manchester Business School (MBS) whilecontinuing to grow his businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Education Consortium (EC)
Education Consortium (EC) is a non-profit organisation that works in the public and private sectors across the GCC on initiatives strategically designed to strengthen and embolden school leadership, engage students and empower Communities, Educators, Businesses, Governments and Academic Institutions.
Based in Kuwait, our initiatives often spark collaborations in multiple communities and inform policy discussions at the country level. We bring resources, improvements, and community support. We relentlessly advocate for excellence and equity in education for all students. Our work is inspired and driven by an unshakable belief that education is fundamental to a democratic society.