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Mr. A. M. Thimmiya


Mr. A. M. Thimmiya
CEO, Get Ahead Education

Skilled training and Education were treated as two entirely different domains till recently and Thimmiya is one of the few who has straddled and seen both domains synergise. His penchant for education was evident when in the 80s he joined Aptech and has been pioneering the various distributed Education models in India.

He was successfully involved for 12 years with Aptech Computer Education business in setting up for the first time, Channels to promote education. With Distributed and Technology led education becoming prominent, Thimmiya joined Manipal Education to lead their foray into Distance learning. He was with the Manipal group for nearly 8 years and was responsible in spearheading the Distance Education community from around 17000 to 200,000 students across a reach of over 750 centre’s not only in India but 21 countries globally. His last assignment with the Manipal Group was CEO, Manipal Education, Middle East & Africa overseeing responsibilities incl the Manipal University, Dubai. Till recently he was the CEO and Director with Green Pearl Education, responsible for the Education services of the SRM group which includes their Universities.

Thimmiya passion for building business from scratch prompted him to come on board Get Ahead Education as CEO & Co-Founder. At Get Ahead Education he is responsible for spearheading the Distributed and Work Integrated Learning programs, forays into the BFSI and other Skilling segments and to promote the Education services business.

He has a comprehensive understanding of the training and education segment in India, Middle East & Africa, parts of Far East incl China, having extensively travelled on work related assignments and responsibility.

Mr. Thimmiya has been over period of time involved with CII, FICCI --Regional Chapters & EDGE (Emerging Directions in Global Education) as a panelist and task force committee member and was also the Academic Senate member of the Sikkim Manipal University.


Member of Associations :

  • Selected member of the Editorial Board of Resaddersse International an international multilingual academic publication. Published from ESC Rennes School of Business, France. This review is ranked by ESSEC and IFSAM.
  • Selected member of the Training and Development Committee of Bangalore Management Association. 2006, 2009
  • Member of AIMS International,’The Association of Indian Management Scholars’ Houston, USA
  • Member of the “Editorial Advisory Board”of the M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Management research journal, ‘M S Ramaiah Management Review’.


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