Our Team

Board of Directors

Managing Director

Kalum De Silva

Kalum De Silva is an experienced in Private Equity professional. He is originally from Sri Lanka and now calls Australia home. Kalum is the managing director of Southern Cross Capital and he is on the board of many other businesses in AI, IT and Education including his role as the Managing Director of Australasian Academy of Hospitality (AAH) and AAH UniDirect.
Kalum has managed the strategic direction and growth of a number of businesses in their portfolio, including his role as Managing Director at Statseeker Network Monitoring Technology.
Kalum has qualifications and experience covering mergers and acquisitions, business development and finance having graduated from QUT, Brisbane with Master of Business
Administration and Master of Professional Accounting degrees. Kalum is a fully qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) in Australia.
Further, he was instrumental in setting up the Sri Lanka Australia Chamber of Commerce as the Founding President. In his many roles he adds value as an astute operator with an ability to develop and execute strategy and achieve impact with local partners and global networks

Ms. Naima Markar

Naima Markar is a passionate educator and has been active in the education industry for over 15 years. She has extensive qualifications including a Bachelor of Education (Adults in the Workplace) and a Master of Business (International Business) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia as well as a Diploma in Business Administration and Management and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Naima brings with her a wealth of experience in teaching Business, Management and Leadership at University, International Colleges, Private Colleges and Industry in Australia, Sri Lanka, and China. These cross-border experiences have strengthened her ability to communicate in different cultural environments, ensuring effective communication with students from different cultural backgrounds.

Naima is the Academic Director of Australasian Academy of Hospitality (AAH)


Sujendra Mather

Sujendra Mather is the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Securities Advisors (Pvt) Ltd and former Managing Director of York Street Partners Pvt Ltd. (“YSP”), Mr. Mather has had 15+ years of international Investment Banking and Corporate Finance experience at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin (US), John Keells Holdings PLC (Sri Lanka) and Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance (Singapore). He sits on the board of a number of private and publicly listed companies. He received a B.A. in Economics-Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College in California, USA.

Management Team

General Manager

Nishantha Jayasundara

Nishantha Has over 25 years’ experience in the corporate sector in Sri Lanka, Middle East and Singapore in Financial Services, Equity Trading, Air Express Industry, Automotive Industry and Diversified Conglomerate, out of which over ten years in the Higher education industry in Singapore and Sri Lanka.
Nishantha has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Western Sydney (Western Sydney University) Australia and is an associate member of the Singapore Institute of Management.

Arushan Ramachandran

Senior Manager Enrolments (Australia/Canada/UK/USA)

Dona Paarami Maliduwa

Executive Enrolments Australia/Malaysia

Ms. Nadeesha Narangoda

Asst. Manager UK/Canada

Piyumali Milanthika Herath


Ms. Ranli Wijesundara

Asst. Manager Visa Services

Aqib Aslam

Manager Digital Marketing