After graduating from The University of Glasgow (PGDE Primary), Paul Fisher embarked on his teaching career, working across Key Stage 1 and 2. Following a move to Dubai in 2017, Paul Fisher moved into a leadership role as Head of Key Stage 1. This role then evolved into Assistant Principal, where Paul Fisher was responsible for the strategic development of the school.
Paul Fisher has always been an advocate for innovative teaching and has worked with local authorities in the UK to expand their use of technology within the classroom. He has experience in curriculum development and adaptation to enhance its ability to meet the needs of all learners. He believes learning should be fun, purposeful and engaging for the children.
As a teacher, Paul Fisher is passionate about inclusion. He believes that meeting the needs of all learners is vital to ensuring that all children feel successful and are able to reach their full potential. Mr Fisher believes that a positive, successful and enjoyable time at primary will inspire children to become lifelong learners.
Paul Fisher is delighted to become a member of the Arcadia team. It is a very exciting time to become a part of the Arcadia team as the school is growing from strength to strength.
Mrs Tia Neale is an inspirational and passionate teacher. One of her central beliefs is the importance of creating a positive learning environment, where there are high expectations of all children. With ten years experience in primary and early years, Mrs Tia’s aim is to inspire young inquisitive minds by delivering lessons which are engaging, exciting and challenging, motivating all of the children to reach their full potential. Mrs Tia Neale is enjoying being part of the Arcadia team and at influencing the start of the children’s lifelong learning journey.
Giles Pruett is an educator through and through. After completing his A-Level studies in the UK, he trained and competed as a professional tennis player for five years until moving back into full-time study to complete his Bachelor of Education at Bedford, reading Geography and Sport Science. He immediately returned to his home city of Bath and subsequently started his teaching career as Director of Rugby, Boarding Housemaster and Geography teacher in the independent community of Prior Park College. After completing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management at Bath University in 2012, gaining a distinction level, Giles transferred into the international education community, joining Jumeirah College in Dubai as Vice-Principal, where he remained for four years, before becoming Secondary Principal and Deputy Head of School at GEMS World Academy, helping them to become the highest rated full IB programme school in the city.
Giles is also a qualified corporate coach with a specific interest in building impactful professional learning communities by empowering others. He has developed pastoral structures to support learning and development in three previous leadership positions, ensuring that educational outcomes have been met and exceeded. Giles has experienced and driven inspection outcomes as a Senior Leader within several different frameworks, including Ofsted, HMI, CSCI, DSIB, CIS, BSO, COBIS, working as a Lead Reviewer within the GEMS organization and as Lead Evaluator for the Council of International Schools. His core inspection specialisms fall under the domains of teaching and learning, safeguarding, child protection and leadership and management.
Giles brings a wealth of experience in coaching, school operations, pastoral care and strategic school leadership and has been instrumental in developing an Apple Distinguished Teaching Programme, Entrepreneurship and Innovation curriculum alongside the design and construction of a new Senior School Learning Centre and Entrepreneurship Hub. He has a keen interest in this strand of education, recently completing a diploma from the Penn Graduate school of Education.
Above all else, Giles is a committed father to three wonderful girls and a husband to Joanna, who is also an educator and former British Olympic Modern Pentathlete. Together they share a passion for working with children, striving to bring learning to life and making a difference.
BA Primary Education with QTS (Hons)
Joining as a founding teacher, Mary has embarked upon a developmental journey into leadership which led firstly to Key Stage 2 Lead. Within this role, Mary successfully oversaw the improvement of student outcomes across Key Stage 2. Further to this, Mary also showed a particular passion for English, driving forward areas across the school including reading and writing.
Through continued exposure to whole school improvement and strategic planning, Mary’s passion for leadership continued to grow which led to being successfully appointed as Arcadia’s Head of Teaching and Learning. Within this role, Mary will be responsible for whole school improvement using outcomes from lesson observations and assessment data. Using information of this nature, Mary will develop the curriculum, ensure our staff have continual and relevant development and ultimately ensure that our students are engaged within a wholesome and efficient learning programme.
Using her previous experience as a teacher, Mary’s approach was based on a rigorous structure intertwined with a current, stimulating, exciting and challenging curriculum which ultimately instils children with the open minds, knowledge and ability to view the world critically and believe that they can make a positive contribution to society. This will inform her guidance and development to teachers across the school.
Mary was drawn to The Arcadia School as an institution that promotes strong values for providing children with a joyful experience full of modern approaches to education, combining innovative teaching methods and advanced technological provision.
BSc (Hons), MBA (Distinction), M.S. Ed
Navin Valrani has a passion for lifelong education. After completing his primary schooling at Dubai English Speaking School (DESS) and his secondary education at Dubai College, Navin went on to achieve academic honours at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the prestigious Ivy League School. Subsequently, Navin completed his MBA with academic distinction from London Business School and his M.S. Ed from the University of Pennsylvania.
Having worked in the Al Shirawi Group for over 20 years in various roles, Navin continues to serve the world of academia: being a member of the Wharton Alumni Board from 1997 through to 2003; presently on the Board of Overseers at the Penn Graduate School of Education and on the Wharton Executive Board for Europe, Middle East and Africa; and serving as the Chairperson of the UAE Alumni Interviewing Committee for the University of Pennsylvania for the last 25 years. Navin was also a member of the Campaign Committee and the International Alumni Council at London Business School and the Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee on the Council.
Navin is the former Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Emirates Chapter, having served for over 5 years on the chapter board. In 2014, Navin furthered his commitment to the University of Pennsylvania and the London Business School by instituting the Monica and Navin M. Valrani scholarship fund to support students to attend both schools.
Lisa Whyte is an experienced School Registrar Professional. Having come from a well subscribed, established, British Curriculum School in the UAE, she brings a wealth of experience to be able to plan and process your child’s admission and enrolment, efficiently and as stress free as possible.
Before joining the Education industry, Lisa worked for a multi national, luxury goods, American company. Spanning more than 20 years experience her role was in Retail Management, Sales and the Service Arena, working in her home country UK then based in India and more recently The Middle East. Therefore, her experience working in and with a multi cultural environment is well honed, along with her ability to offer exceptional customer service.
Lisa is excited to now be working for Arcadia School and would be delighted to tour you around the state-of-the-art facilities, show you the most advanced technological teaching aids in the world and share with you, the adventure of your child’s education journey.
Bcom (Hons), MSc (Merit), CPM, CIL
With over 14 years of experience in business and finance and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Pamela is passionate about shaping the future of organizations and helping them deliver growth. A high-energy, tenacious and goal-driven leader, she has a proven track record of identifying new opportunities, forging long-term strategic alliances, and offering clients real and innovative solutions to their problems.
Presently, Pamela is the Director of Strategic Alliances at Arcadia Education. In this capacity, she manages all non-academic activities like communications and digital strategy, events, partnerships and more. At the same time, she also serves as the General Manager of Secure Parking UAE where she oversees its day-to-day operations and drives its business growth. Previously, Pamela served as the Head of Business Strategy at London Business School (LBS), where she defined, set-up and delivered LBS Dubai business development and outreach strategy for the MENA region. Prior to that, she was Head of Customized Solutions at Thomson Reuters and spent eight years at Zawya where she led and managed the Financial Solutions Division.
Pamela is also a co-founder, board member and mentor at Reach, a non-profit organisation registered in DIFC that is dedicated to helping young professional women unlock their true potential through structured mentoring and professional support.
Ms Chikhani believes in continuous learning and self-development and holds several certifications from various prestigious institutes such as the Coach Training Institute (CTI), Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM). She is also a certified digital marketing expert, having earned this distinction from the prestigious Columbia Business School in the US. She has completed with Honors a Masters in Economics from the University of London in the UK and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
With more than 13 years of experience in FM Industry and MEP Maintenance services, Charalampos is passionate about optimising built assets. His focus is firmly on operational and service excellence, which he achieves through outstanding leadership and people management skills.
He is currently serving as the Director of Facilities at The Arcadia School and is the General Manager of Al Shirawi FM. Prior to this, he headed the Operations of Al Shirawi FM and was accountable for its 320 active contracts and the productivity of its over 1,500 employees.
During his career, Charalampos held important positions in other reputed organisations in the GCC as well as Europe and accumulated a wealth of industry expertise and diverse market experience. He remains committed to delivering world-class standards of facilities management through innovation, encouraging professional development and ensuring superior customer service.
Charalampos holds a degree in Technical Mechanical Engineering from Technical University Crete, Greece and earned several FM industry certifications, as part of Continuous Professional Development, in HVAC& R, LPG Common Elements and Plastic Technology to name a few. He is also certified in Strategic Management and Marketing of Enterprises.
BA Management (Hons)
Jaclyn Redgwick has over 15 years’ experience within customer services. This time was predominantly spent within the aviation sector in a supervisory role for a major airline. Having been schooled in both the UK and Africa, and working in various countries throughout Europe, Jaclyn is familiar with the varying customs and cultures from living Internationally.
Since moving to the UAE Jaclyn has worked in the education sector, prior to taking up her role at The Arcadia preparatory School she worked in a similar position for an established EYFS Nursery in Dubai.
Jaclyn is excited to bring her experience of customer relations to the school and is looking forward to interacting with the parents.
Dileep Yadav graduated in Accounting and Finance in 1999 from the University of Mumbai, India. He is also a certified Investment Advisor and keeps abreast of market movements. After working for six years with renowned companies in Mumbai as Finance Manager, he moved to Dubai in 2006. He joined the Al Shirawi Group as a Senior Auditor and thus began his close association with Mohan Valrani.
Dileep was a key member in developing the Silicon Oasis branch of the Indian High School, playing a major part in the supervision of the school’s construction and also served as an honorary adviser to the Board. When Arcadia Education embarked upon its ambitious programme of the school building in 2013, Dileep assisted in the negotiation of the construction contracts and subsequent supervision of them.
He is presently overseeing all the aspects of the administration and financial management of Arcadia Education and its related companies.
Liam Cain is an inspirational and highly motivated leader with a commitment to providing innovative and stimulating learning opportunities for young children. His range of experience in several settings has enabled him to develop a honed reflective practice and regularly use this to guide and mentor others.
Before joining Arcadia four years ago, Liam taught across Key Stage 2, as well as gaining the positions of Teacher Mentor and PE Curriculum leader. Through this, he learnt fostering positive relationships to be intrinsic to his practice, enabling children to become strong, independent learners and for staff members to truly master their craft.
Upon joining Arcadia, Liam was awarded the position of Upper Keystge 2 leader. Within this role, he is responsible for upper-school improvement using outcomes from lesson observations and assessment data. Using this information, Liam will adapt the curriculum, ensure our staff have continual and relevant development and ultimately ensure that teachers impart a wholesome and efficient learning programme maximising the progress and enjoyment of the children.
As a teacher, Liam firmly believes in imparting essential learning skills such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration within the curriculum. He considers it imperative to teach students about the mental processes required to adapt and improve upon a modern work environment. Liam has a key interest in this strand of education and has recently embarked on the task of implementing a learning skills programme in Arcadia.
The Arcadia mission of creating ‘lifelong independent learners’ resonates deep inside Liam; he takes great pride in ensuring this passion is instilled in children, helping every child flourish and realise their potential. He is a dedicated individual who is committed to developing this ethos in Arcadia school.
As a founding member of staff, Alice Foley has been heavily involved in the development of the teaching and learning in Key Stage Two at Arcadia. As a highly skilled Year 3 Class Teacher, Alice understands the transition from Key Stage One to Key Stage Two and the importance of planning and delivering high quality lessons that cater for all abilities and learning styles as well as using a range assessment tools to identify gaps and misconceptions.
During her time at Arcadia, Alice has also furthered her passion for leadership. In January 2018, she was appointed as Head of Mathematics. As a core subject leader, Alice was responsible for further developing the quality and consistency of the teaching and learning of Maths from Foundation Stage to Upper Key Stage Two. Alice completed action research into a variety of schemes of work, implemented new initiatives to raise attainment and progress of students and regularly planned and delivered continual professional development for members of staff. In addition to this role, Alice also took on the role of Lower Key Stage Two leader in September 2018 which involved leading the team of Year 3 and 4 Class teachers and utilising assessment and data to make improvements to teaching and learning across LKS2.
Using her experience in leading Mathematics, Alice has been successfully appointed as Core Subject Coordinator this academic year. In the role, Alice is working closely with the Core Subject Leaders to develop consistency across the school, further develop teaching and learning in all subject areas through strategic planning, creating a network of schools through cluster meetings to share good practice and make improvements to quality assurance. Alice is also working on curriculum design and adaptation with a particular focus on concept based learning.
John is a passionate and committed inclusion teacher and qualified SENCo, who believes all children deserve an outstanding teaching and learning experience.
As an experienced school leader and teacher who has worked both in mainstream and in inclusion both in the UK and Dubai, John has a breadth of experience in working with children in a variety of contexts. His journey working with young people started while still at school, as volunteer, coach and event organiser for the UK Special Olympics. This fuelled his desire to positively impact the lives of young people of determination and their families, which he continued to do in a variety of voluntary and professional roles while at studying and the University of Hertfordshire, qualifying with a BEd in Primary education.
John has also worked in the USA, as part of an administrative leadership team running a residential social and life skills program for young people with autism and social development delays, something he continued for almost a decade, supporting many families in finding pathways to independence for the young people he worked with. This fostered his understanding of the importance of teaching children transferable learning skills and attracted him to Arcadia School, which places great value on the holistic development of its students.
John firmly believes that giving children a well-rounded and personalised education will open doors for a happy and successful future. As a committed advocate for people of determination and a driven professional, he aims to continue to develop and grow the school's inclusion department and continue to find bespoke pathways to allow all Arcadians to navigate their own independent journey through education and beyond.
Miss Rima Altarawneh has been working in the field of education and teaching for over 15 years. For the first 10 years, Rima held several positions, starting as an Arabic teacher and later to becoming a department coordinator, in high ranked private schools in Jordan. Rima has experience in teaching the Arabic language for first and second language speakers in IB and British Curriculum schools for multi-nationality students. Since joining The Arcadia School 5 years ago, Rima as well as teaching Arabic to the lower and upper-year groups started her leadership Journey in Arcadia.
Miss Rima Altarawneh in highly motivated to ensure that learning of Arabic is fun and engaging for learners. Working at The Arcadia School as a founding teacher has added to her experience and effectiveness by enriching her lessons with technology and a wide range of exciting resources. Miss Altarawneh believes that the key to success in teaching is to understand what really motivates each individual student in order to ensure they are able to apply their learning in meaningful ways.
A highly talented and passionate Arabic teacher and a strong yet supportive leader, Miss Altarawneh is driven to apply her knowledge and experience to provide excellent learning opportunities for the students of The Arcadia School.
Tom Gayler has a passion for innovative technology and the positive effects it can have on teaching and learning in the modern classroom. Originally intending to become a secondary PE teacher, Tom studied a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Youth Sport from Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 2010. In 2011, Tom returned home to Lincoln, England to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, specialising in upper primary school. He acquired his first teaching post in a small rural setting, teaching multiple year groups and taking on a vast amount of responsibility for an inexperienced teacher. In 2014, Tom was appointed Special Educational Needs Coordinator and took the masters level qualification from the University of Northampton. With teaching a multi year class full time and leading the SEN department in the school, Tom started to see the benefits of using technology to help learners and teachers in the classroom.
In 2016, Tom was appointed as one of the founding teachers for the Arcadia School in Dubai. Initially, his job was Head of PE and Head of Computing, taking on the leadership of two subjects that he was passionate about. In 2017, Tom was made the full time Head of Digital Innovation in the school, overseeing the use of technology for teaching and learning across all of Arcadia. His job is ensuring that teachers have the skills, confidence and resources to experiment and innovate the teaching and learning in their classroom. In 2018, Arcadia was named as an Apple Distinguished School, making it one of only 500 schools in the world to do so. Tom played a vital role in achieving this accolade and continues to work closely with Apple to ensure he is constantly improving the school’s practice. Following this, Tom works with the Arcadia team to make sure we host and provide support to other schools and teachers, making sure they can reach their potential in this growing field.
In 2019, Tom was named as an Apple Distinguished Educator, joining a group of only 3,000 educators worldwide that have received this award. He was presented with this for his continued work and efforts to improve and innovate the use of technology in education. He is excited about the opening of the Arcadia High School and continuing to develop and improve the teachers across both schools.
Miss Tania Ahmad hails from London, UK and brings a depth of experience having taught GCSE and A-level English there for six years, prior to moving to Arcadia. Miss Tania Ahmad held the distinctive position of Teaching and Learning Lead Practitioner, whereby she researched innovative teaching methods, designing and delivering professional development workshops for colleagues, enabling them to become outstanding practitioners. Miss Tania Ahmad is a strong advocate for the use of enriching technology in learning and incorporates these within many of her lessons. She was also appointed RSC Lead Teacher, in which she was in charge of her school’s partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, receiving specialist training in the delivery of teaching Shakespearean texts. This partnership afforded Miss Tania Ahmad the opportunity of co-directing the performance of her students in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the prestigious Barbican theatre. Miss Tania Ahmad comes from a strong educational background, with a BA (Hons) in English Literature, her PGCE in English and most recently a Masters degree in English Education (UCL), with a special focus on Shakespearean literature. Miss Tania Ahmad has a passion for the arts and loves to replicate this in her classroom with her students when studying literature.
Ivan Rigney graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a Bachelor of Engineering degree. He was then given the opportunity to work on a research Masters in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and attended several international conferences where he presented papers on his work. Whilst pursuing this Masters, he started to lecture and it is then that he developed a love of teaching. Since then, he has spent the last 16 years working in schools in Ireland, the UK, Egypt and the UAE. He firmly believes in the power of education and the difference that outstanding teachers and schools make to a student’s opportunities in life.
Ivan has been very fortunate to be part of and contribute to teams who have made significant improvements in each school he has worked in. He has spent the last 5 years at GEMS World Academy Dubai in the role of Head of Department for Maths and most recently as Assistant Principal in the Secondary School. In this time, the school has become one of the most highly regarded in the country with the Maths department as one of the strongest performing departments, gaining international recognition for outstanding performance in Mathematical Olympiads.
Ivan and his family love living internationally and exploring countries and their cultures. Ivan is a very proud husband to Laura and the father of three amazing children.
Mae is guided by the saying “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts” by Winston S. Churchill. Young driven to succeed and ambitious. Her objective is to live up to her professional potential be it in the educational field or in other business industries. She obtained her degree in University of Pasig City, Philippines.
Mae has over 8 meaningful years’ experience within customer services and administration both in the Philippines and the UAE. With her expertise, she is clever to perform full administrative support across the organisation and is excited to bring her experience of customer relations to the school and is looking forward to interacting with the parents.
April Lacsamana is an achievement-driven, results-oriented and an experienced Events Marketing Coordinator for big brands such as Johnson & Johnson’s PH, Kraft Foods PH and San Miguel Foods to name a few for 4 years with a year of office administration and manpower handling background in Philippines.
Prior to joining Arcadia, she worked as a Fashion Advisor in Dubai who enjoys designing men's clothes for 4 years. Her love and passion for children and having 2 wonderful kids made her leverage her professional background. Ms.April Lacsamana strongly believes that every child has the rights to education and should be treated equally regardless of their nationality, status in society and physical appearances.
In her free time, she loves camping, swimming, reading books, drawing and singing with her family.
Mariya graduated with a Masters in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. She worked as a Research Technician, for a year, at the Centre for Cancer Immunology where she evaluated the use of antibodies for cancer immunotherapy.
Mariya’s experience working in an ever- changing research environment has prepared her to adapt to her dynamic new role at Arcadia School. Working in a high-pressure environment and tailoring projects to changing deadlines have honed in her ability to balance and coordinate multiple tasks promptly. She hopes to use these skills to ensure she can help the families of Arcadia School have the best possible experience.
Mariya is thrilled to be a part of such a great team and is looking forward to meeting the families of Arcadia School and being the helping hand to guide you and your children through their journey.
Deepak is the man we call upon if there’s anything we call upon from Engage, Follett, Tapestry, Seesaw, Classroom Monitor, Hardware and Network support or the AV system. He is an all rounder who has been looking after the multitude systems that are needed to keep online or on ground learning afloat.
Deepak moved to Dubai in 2016 and joined Arcadia’s sister concern Al Shirawi and was transferred to Arcadia as a founding member based on his previous experiences. He has completed his B.Tech degree and was in the software industry as a Software Developer and then moved on to be an ERP Software Engineer and help customize various solutions based on business needs.
Hari was born and raised in Chennai, India, the city known for its busy and fast-paced lifestyle, giving him an opportunity to grow up in a multicultural society. He completed his graduation and post-graduation in University of Madras, which was established in 1857, under the British government, and it is one of the oldest universities in India.Thereafter, he followed his passion and career goal in the field of Information Technology. Over the past 19 years, Hari has worked across the world as ‘Apple-certified technology consultant’ and the UAE has been his home since 2014. Since 2016 he has worked with the Arcadia family and is excited to be a part of a motivating, multilingual and international learning environment.
My Motto: Life has its highs and lows, but regardless of your situation, always remembers to be grateful.
Mathew Thomas has a passion for Education and Learning. After completing his Bachelors. Mathew went on to achieve his Masters in marine Science from Karnatak University PG station at Karwar (India). Passionate of services achieved National Award for National Service Scheme (NSS) and received Nomination for National Youth Camp. Serving Al Shirawi group for the past 9 years achieved various Health and Safety Award from RTA, DED, SME, TECOM. Developed health and Safety policy and procedures for Arcadia Education, achieved Very Good Rating from DSIB.COVID 19 put health and Safety at the forefront, it’s imperative to provide a Safe and Healthy environment to our learners. Upholding highest Health and Safety Standard. Construction of Arcadia High School and completing the building without any health and safety issues. Aligning with Arcadia moto of lifelong learning continued to achieve various professional certificate in Health and Safety like Certified Safety Director: National Association of Safety Professional (2020) USA, Associate Safety Professional: Board of Certified Safety Professional USA. (2019), Safety Advisor (SARS): Trakhees, Government of Dubai. (2019), OHSMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Migration Training COURSE (ISO 45001:2018): Lloyd Register. (2018), Environmental Management Systems Internal Auditor Training (ISO 14001:2015): Lloyd Register. (2018), NEBOSH DIPLOMA (IA): NEBOSH UK. (2017), OSHAD: Occupational Safety and Health Abu Dhabi: Generalist. (2015), Food Safety Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course: BSI Training Academy. (2015), OH&S Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor Training Course (BS OHSAS 18001:2007): BSI Training Academy. (2014), Quality Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor Training Course (ISO 9001:2008): BSI Training Academy. (2014), First Aid Basic CPR & First Aid for Adults Training Program: Medic First Aid Training Program. (2012), Evacuation & Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Training: First International Fire Fighting Training. (2012), NEBOSH IGC: NEBOSH UK. (2011).
Austin Joseph Fernandes Graduated in Accounting and Finance in 2015 from Goa University, India. He has over four years of experience in Educational, Hospitality and Logistics. Austin has worked in the Novotel Hotel in Finance as an Accounts Payable Assistant before coming to UAE.
After joining Arcadia, Austin has been instrumental in setting up Inventory Management System Asset Tracking for Arcadia School and Arcadia High School. He oversees the inventories and logistics for Arcadia schools and advises on all matters concerning its support and functions.
Fantacy has been working with Arcadia since 2017 as Operations Executive. Prior to taking a role at Arcadia School, she has worked in Admissions in one of the Universities in Dubai.
Fantacy has over 15 years of working experience in various fields and industries both locally and internationally. She has completed a degree in Industrial Engineering at Saint Louis University, Philippines. From her education and work experience, Fantacy has become professional and exceptional in every role she takes whether it be in work profession and in real life.
Fantacy is a firm believer that 'Success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life; it's about what you inspire others to do.'
Mr. Pratik Kumar Surendran is a graduate in Bachelors of Commerce from Mumbai University in 2011. He has experience of 6 years in his career before starting the journey with Arcadia School. In India, he has worked with UAE Exchange and Hotel Trident (Oberoi Group of Hotels) for around five years as Sales Executive and Accounts officer. In Trident, he assisted the core team in implementing SAP and also supported in setting-up the logistics and inventory management system.
He shifted to UAE in 2017 and started working with Rayan Hotel as an Accounts payable officer dealing with vendors, handling collections, and invoicing to the customers. In Nov’19 he joined Arcadia School as an Accounts executive. Pratik has been part of Arcadia School to look after the Cashier department, dealing with parents, and looking after the payables module.
Rahul Maheshwari graduated in Accounting and Finance in 2015 from the University of Mumbai, India. He is also an Intermediate Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He worked for two years with a Chartered Accountant firm in Mumbai as an Auditor where he was actively involved in statutory and internal audits. He was also a key member in developing internal control and accounting policies for various companies.
He moved to Dubai in 2018 and joined Arcadia School. He is currently working as an Accounts Officer overseeing the accounts and finance for Arcadia Schools. Rahul was a key member in devising accounting and financial strategies, implementing adequate internal and financial controls, administering the cash flow requirements, and financial reporting for Arcadia School. He was actively involved with the IT department in developing various system reports and MIS for enhancing the efficiency of the department. He played an important role along with the team in setting up the accounts department of Arcadia High School.