Faculty who bring their faith to work

Faculty Overview

A quality faculty is at the heart of a quality Business management program. Exeed ECX is proud to partner with some of the best academics and professionals in the industry to add value to our students’ knowledge. Leveraging their rich experience, industry professionals provide practical insights into current management dynamics across various corporate scenarios and challenges. With the academy coupled with its decades of facilitating Business Management programs for working professionals, the learning journey becomes enriching. The right combination of international faculties from different environments and market domains allows a global approach for students in a single program.

Dr. William E Painter

Dr. William E Painter


Dr. Painter holds a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was awarded a Fellowship at the Master’s level and was the Teaching Assistant for the Chancellor of the University of Missouri. He is published in the fields of Medieval History, Renaissance History, Online Education, Business Management, and Supply Chain Logistics. He was responsible for creating and administering Europe’s first online MBA program under the High Business School Groupe Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Pau, France. He was also responsible for developing and launching the UK’s first online BA (Hons) degree program through NCC Education, a program that was deployed throughout NCC Education’s 350 centers in 45 countries. 

Anil Ahluwalia

Prof. Col (Retd.) Anil Ahluwalia

Executive Director – Academic

Anil has had more than 30 years of experience as a trainer. He is a Master Trainer and acclaimed as an outstanding leader in the domain of Academic, Corporate, HR and Business Management Training Services. He was also extensively involved in Training while serving in the Indian Army and was deputed by the Indian Government to train the Botswana Defense Force. Anil is presently spearheading conduct of all training courses for Westford School of Management in UAE, India, and other regions, as the Academic Director. He has also conducted training courses from graduate to post graduate levels, including workshops and seminars for varied nationalities in diverse job industries. He is also a qualified experiential learning trainer. The various training programs conducted by him have immensely benefited senior and junior management employees, managers, supervisors, front-liners and staff from various industries.  

Dr. Vivek Mohan


Vivek is currently the Dean of Executive  Education. Vivek is an award winning researcher with several years of experience in planning, designing and delivering business management programs in the higher education and corporate sectors in UK, Europe, Middle East and India. Vivek had previously taken up Faculty and Researcher positions in Sheffield Business School, UK and Leeds Business School, UK and his corporate training and consulting portfolio includes firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Cricket Council and WJ Ground Water. Vivek has a PhD in Business Management and an MSc in International Business from UK and is certified in education design for higher education from Sydney (UNSW), blended learning essentials from UK (UCL-Leeds) and in Project Management from CMI, UK.

David Orford

Program Director

Mohamed Irfan Shaikh

Program Head (MBA)

Mr Irfan brings with him a rich ten years of academic and industry experience. After leading a packaging plant for a period of three years, he shifted to academics and never left. He has taught in the business and management departments of the UK, European and Indian based universities and even contributed as an internal verifier for SQA briefly. He is also a content creator for BlockChain and Analytics based programs under the business domain. He has completed many successful projects for the RAK Recycles initiative of the Ras al Khaimah government and is still associated with sustainable projects. He is pursuing PhD in Management and holds a Masters in Management Studies and Bachelor of Engineering while achieving AFHEA from HEA, U.K. successfully. His area of interests are Business Analytics, BlockChain Applications, Multivariate Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Decision Science and Operations Research