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Mr Ranjit G. Nadarajah

Honorary Senior Fellow

Ranjit Gajendra is a finance and business analyst, educator and researcher with more than twenty-five years of experience in for profits, not for profits and higher education sectors in the UK, the Arabian Gulf and Australia. He has led multicultural, cross-functional teams through strategy making, measurement of strategic progress and performance, operations and business process improvements, stakeholder engagement and relationship building, and creating responses to the influences of globalization.

Bridging the traditional academic, administration and research silos and the contemporary commercial-entrepreneurial in tertiary education, Ranjit enables, expedites and empowers innovation, transformation, learner enrichment, value chain and service excellence, growth, in-country and transnational collaboration in the commercialisation of education, innovation and research.

This includes expanding the global footprint of the quintessentially Scottish and over 200 year-old University of Strathclyde in Glasgow; addressing challenges of social equity, gender equality and global citizenry of indigenous Arab communities with Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates; the strategic shift of the London-based peak body for finance professionals in business to a non UK-centric global membership entity at Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; entrepreneurial ventures with commercialisation of research, innovation, education and training in the Middle East and North Africa at the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research in Dubai; and business development through holistic engagement, contextualised solutions for human capital development and commercialisation with Swinburne University of Technology.

Consultant for Education UK and British Council’s Going Global initiative and Adviser to the Arab-American Entrepreneurship training program, Ranjit's study ‘Transnational Research Collaboration: Foresight and Holistic Solutions?’ for International Education Association of Australia was published by International Education Research Network (IERN).

Ranjit is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant, Fellow CPA, has postgraduate qualifications in information systems (Sunderland), innovation and entrepreneurship (Swinburne) and education management (Melbourne) and is currently a PhD Candidate studying policy, management and leadership of creation, exchange, transfer and utilisation of knowledge in transnational research collaborations in higher education. He is on the Board and Deputy Chair of Eastern Volunteers, and Council member of Mac.Robertson Girls High School.

E: ranjit.nadarajah@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 414 811985