Feroz Ali – Founder & Group CEO
Feroz is a dynamic entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in New Zealand and most recently Canada. He is an outgoing individual who has a proven track record for establishing new businesses, mergers and acquisitions. He is an experienced director, with governance and advisory roles in both private and a government-owned entities, board member and advisor.
As the founder and CEO of Asia Pacific Education Corporation (APEDU) investment company, Feroz works to acquire and operate niche education investments particularly in the private post-secondary environment. In February, 2016 APEDU became the owner of Canadian Tourism College (CTC), a British Columbia based college with campuses in Vancouver and Surrey (Canada) and franchise is South East Asia. CTC is the longest-running college specializing in travel and tourism in BC with almost 40 years of producing job-ready graduates. Last year he acquired New Zealand’s leading research led Post Graduate and Undergraduate fine arts school called Whitecliffe along with NZ Fashion Tech and Computer Power plus a leading IT school.
Prior to founding APEDU in 2015, he spent 20 years in senior management roles in education in New Zealand. He is commercially astute and enjoys putting his early banking experience to use. Through his own ventures he has conducted business in countries like Canada where he resides permanently, southeast Asia, China and the Indian subcontinent.