Educor Holdings Announces New CEO

Educor Holdings, a premier education group comprising of a number of well-known brands across Southern Africa announces the appointment of Charles Reeves as its new Chief Executive Officer for the Group.

A1 Capital, the investment arm of Educor and the Executive board proudly announced the news to its staff and congratulated Charles on 30 September at Educor’s Head Office in Pinetown.

The executive members, pleased to have Charles on board as permanent CEO for the Group explained that finding the right person to steer a ship of this size has been a fundamental decision to the success of Educor and they are confident that Charles is most fitting for the role.

They also reflected on the business of education saying that the industry is complex and always changing, making it difficult to keep up with. However they are amazed at how quickly Charles has adapted in this industry and they look forward to working with him.

Charles who was excited and honoured to receive the news had this to say, “I am truly grateful for this role.  To be given the opportunity to be in the driver’s seat and make and impact in the most talked about sector right now is phenomenal.   Educor is an influential player in the education landscape, and I believe that we have a significant role to play.  I feel humble to be tasked with spearheading such a forward-thinking company and being able to make a difference.”

He further expressed his gratitude by thanking the staff.  He said, “Most importantly I would like to thank all of the staff who from the ground up make Educor a strong team.  The success of Educor’s ability to provide a world-class education service rests in the hands of our employees.”

Charles joined the team on 1 March 2015 as Group Chief Financial Officer and after seven months was appointed as Acting Group CEO.  His role as acting CEO has been to take to the helm of the organisation, to both develop and implement high level strategy and maximise the potential of the business as an entity.

Educor wishes Charles all the best as he embraces this significant role.  His focused approach and open-door communication style encourages effective development of goals and exploration of opportunities relative to the financial success and security of the business.

Educor is indeed a global player with a distinctive passion for education that resonates throughout its brands.  It collectively boasts a lineage of over 350 years in education.  Its brands include Damelin – 70 years, INTEC – 108 years, CityVarsity – 20 years, Damelin Correspondence College – 61 years, Lyceum – 100 years, ICESA – 19 years and Central Technical College – 6 years.

In June 2016, Educor acquired the London College of International Business Studies (LCIBS) and has since been relaunched as a new campus. LCIBS includes a premium executive education range, and will soon be offering postgraduate qualifications, including MBAs.  With a ‘One World, One Classroom’ concept and by using technology as a bridge, South African students can access international qualifications.

The LCIBS model will be replicated across continents with Cape Town, South Africa opening in January 2017 and other international locations later in 2017.  With campuses in London and abroad, Educor is able to offer its students an intercontinental experience, which allows for interaction with an expert flying faculty right at the campus, as well as via virtual classrooms.

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