Supporting the rapid expansion of its International Education practice, global market entry, and expansion support firm Sannam S4 appoints Delia Heneghan as its new Director of Education in India. Delia brings 25 years of senior hands-on experience of higher education as an academic and specialist in international strategy and operations.
This experience includes over 15 years as a Dean and Director of International at a leading UK university where Delia was responsible for the development and delivery of the internationalisation strategy for the university including student recruitment and partnership development. The role involved establishing offices in key markets including India and China. Delia’s experience includes strategic development and operational delivery in the Indian Subcontinent, China, the Far East, Central Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.
Following this, Delia added to her international experience spending time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as Dean and Principal of a women’s college of excellence as part of the KSA government programme. On her return from KSA, Delia took on the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor at a US University in London in 2015.
A Chartered Marketer and Manager, Delia sits on a number of advisory boards on International Higher Education.
Commenting on the appointment, Lakshmi Iyer, Executive Director and Global Head of Sannam S4’s International Education practice said “Our education practice has grown considerably in recent years both in terms of the number of clients we are serving and in the breadth and depth of services we are providing our partner institutions to help support their goals particularly in India. By appointing someone of Delia’s recognised calibre, knowledge and track record to lead our India operations, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality service to our education partners.”
“We partner over 50 global universities including 7 of the world’s top 20 ranked* institutions and a number of government bodies who are seeking to implement ambitious internationalisation strategies in India and elsewhere, Delia joins Sannam S4 at a time we are rapidly expanding our own international footprint and are investing in the best sector expertise and delivery experience to provide tremendous value to our partners,” says Adrian Mutton, Founder & CEO of the Sannam S4 Group.
“I am excited to be leading Sannam S4’s education division in India. To be part of one of the most successful and innovative companies working in our field is a privilege. The team is impressive and the expertise they bring to delivering for our clients in this key market is outstanding and we will continue to support the success of our international portfolio of clients,” says Delia Heneghan.