IPSEF Speakers

Ashwin Assomull

Managing Director, MENA Education Leader, Member of Parthenon-EY’s Education Practice, Dubai


As a Managing Director and leader of the firm’s work in MENA, Ashwin has advised and led more than 150 successful education engagements across more than 45 countries.

Ashwin is a highly-sought speaker at leading education conferences around the world, including the Qatar Foundation’s World Innovation Summit in Education (WISE), Education Investment MENA, UKTI-KHDA’s What Works: UK Education in Dubai, British Council’s Going Global, and IFC’s International Private Education Conference. His insights on education have been quoted in various publications such as Bloomberg, Times Higher Education, Gulf News, and Education Investor.

Ashwin’s data-driven perspectives on micro and macro global market trends have been widely recognized – he has authored several thought pieces on student finance, private investment in education, that highlight the MENA region.

Ashwin’s expertise in MENA extends across clientele: he has been the lead advisor to some of the largest government bodies and foundations in the Middle East, as well as advisor to the largest K-12 school operator in the world, based in the UAE.

Ashwin holds an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the London School of Economics.