THE TEAM

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The team at Learning Possibilities has over 100 years of school ICT experience.

At Learning Possibilities we are fortunate to have a team with a common vision:
We want to drive digital skills through adoption of classroom technology, enable equity in education through access to learning and continue to create better learning tools.

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Mandeep

Mandeep Dhillon

Chief Technical Officer

Mandeep joined the Company in 2016 as Chief Technology Officer from Close Brothers Group plc where he had been IT Transformation and Delivery Manager.

He oversees the platform, development and support teams and has managed transformations of large, critical banking platforms using teams within Linux, Storage, Oracle, and Microsoft domains.

Vishaal

Vishaal Shah

Group Finance Director

Vishaal  joined the Company from Niveda Group where he was  Chief Investment Officer. Vishaal has over a decade of investment experience across hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity and venture capital. He was previously a partner and head of Private Equity at Milltrust International, a Singapore based asset manager looking after over $1bn in assets.

Prof. Stephen Heppell

Chairman

Stephen Heppell is the Founding Chairman of Learning Possibilities and is a world expert on contemporary learning, specialising in online education and learning spaces. He has decades of experience working with governments, international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, schools and communities, PhD students and many influential trusts and organisations around the world. Stephen is Professor of the Felipe Segovia Chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid, and Emeritus Professor Chair in New Learning Environments, Anglia Ruskin University.

Dr Mehool Sanghrajka MBE

Founder and Chief Executive

Mehool is a seasoned and serial entrepreneur, with over 20 years’ experience in the education industry. He has started and built SMEs that have worked with governments in the UK as well as in developing and emerging markets. These have been leading edge businesses with disruptive and transformative solutions for education, the last two being acquired by FTSE250 companies, which has made Mehool a skilled Managing Director and Chairman.

Mehool is the Managing Trustee of the Institute of Jainology and represents the Jain faith at national events in the UK, such as Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph, as well in inter-faith dialogue with the Vatican. Dr Mehool Sanghrajka was awarded an MBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list for services to the Jain faith and education.

Dr Michael Lightfoot

Dr Michael Lightfoot

Senior Education Consultant

Michael is a senior education consultant, with more than 30 years of professional experience in the fields of Education Technology, Capacity Building, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Lifelong Learning including technical advice on technology in education to governments in European countries, The Middle East, South American and South East Asia. Michael holds a Doctorate from the Institute of Education at University College, London.

Mandeep Dhillon

Chief Technical Officer

Mandeep joined the Company in 2016 as Chief Technology Officer from Close Brothers Group plc where he had been IT Transformation and Delivery Manager.

He oversees the platform, development and support teams and has managed transformations of large, critical banking platforms using teams within Linux, Storage, Oracle, and Microsoft domains.

Gerald Sumpter

Gerald Sumpter

Commercial Director

Gerald is a business leader with over 40 years’ experience as a commercial manager and director, in the technology industries, both in the UK and internationally.

His work includes bid and contract negotiation, contract management, sales and general management.

Vishaal Shah

Group Finance Director

Vishaal has over a decade of investment and finance experience across hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity and venture capital. He has worked for a range of finance institutions including FTSE listed asset management companies and Asia focused Private Equity firms, managing over USD 1bn in his career. An environmentally conscious entrepreneur, Vishaal has also worked periodically with the International Sustainability Unit and OECD on climate change related policies, and is on the board of a number of sustainable and social enterprises. A keen squash player, Vishaal is scheduled to play in the World Squash Masters Championships in 2021.