Group Director: HR, Marketing and Operations
Jan Horn leads and guides Athena Operations to achieve sustainable growth and development by ensuring efficiency, productivity and profitability. As a member of the Academic Board, Jan is responsible for the overall efficiency and performance of the group and to ensure all operations support an environment that optimize teaching and learning impact for each child. In consultation with the directors, senior managers and school leadership he develops strategic plans and works with the Principals to translate these into operational projects. Jan has a lifelong commitment towards education and people development, and has more than 25 years of experience in the education sector, more than half of this time in management positions ranging from junior to senior management level.
Group Head of Finance
Mr. Kamlesh joined Athena Education in the year 2014, he has managed and lead the team in eight schools acquisition. Currently he heads the Group Finance/ Accounts Operation of all schools under the group.
Prior to joining Athena Education, he has been associated with Morgan Stanley, ANZ National Bank and State street in past. He carries an experience of over 11 years in Finance Industry.
Group Head of Investments
Kiran Putreddy leads the M&A and Business development at Athena Education. He is an MBA graduate of AIX-Marseille University in France, worked for international organization ITER, as financial analyst managing Euros 6 billion budgets. He has extensive experience in working with corporates in France, Australia, Germany, India, and UAE. He has been associated with the group since 2015 primarily focusing on corporate finance- M&A, debt-equity structuring and business advisory.
Amir Al Nooerei
Group Head of Legal Affairs & Government Relations
Amir Nooerei is the Group Head of legal affairs and government relations at Athena Head office for all employees and staff including all portfolio schools of Athena. Also functions in the business acquisition and development team of Athena, looking into potential investments and finding solutions for business. Amir also has his bachelors in business from a University in the UAE. He has worked at Athena for the last 4 years with prior experience working for RTA for 8 years as well as working for Bil Jafala real estate for over 4 years.
Group Head of Facilities and Maintenance
K.N.K Das is the Group Head of Facility and Maintenance for all Athena schools and nurseries. He is responsible for procurement of teaching resources, furniture, printing material, and stationary. He coordinate building and premises maintenance work, cleaning, and security monitoring. He is in charge of overall maintenance of school premises and facilities.