Board of Trustees Member
(Public interest; no administrative or ownership interest)
Mr. Herath is an accomplished Executive Leader and Board Director with expertise in driving strategic growth, governance excellence, and start-ups. He has a proven track record in turnarounds, revenue growth, financial management, operational efficiency, and team development. Ranil is passionate about expanding access to education and healthcare globally.
He is currently the Founder/President of Emeritus Healthcare where he partners with some of the most aspirational institutions (Harvard, Emory, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Columbia, among others) to conceptualize, develop and manage online educational programs. He has 25 years leadership experience in higher education, working in the USA, Canada, and Asia. He has held positions including College President, Board Chair, and have headed marketing & enrollment, global business development, operations, international recruitment, integration (M&A) functions. In his prior role at Adtalem Global Education he led transformation and growth across some of the largest nursing, medical, and veterinary colleges. In his early career, Ranil worked in pharmaceuticals, technology, and telecommunications industries. He earned his BA from Delhi University, MBA from Colombo University and completed executive leadership programs at University of Chicago – Booth as well as Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Mr. Herath has been named to the Top 40 Under 40 and awarded the Business in Calgary Leaders of Tomorrow award. In 2016, he was appointed as an honorary professor at the Hunan University of Finance and Economics, China. Ranil is an executive coach, organizational culture champion and mindfulness meditation facilitator. Ranil grew up in Sri Lanka and the UK, went to college in India, immigrated to Canada and then to the USA.
Mr. Herath’s diverse board experience includes inSpring, 8 Chilli, Global University Systems, Concourse Global, DeVry Institute of Technology, National League for Nursing, Rotary International, and several other nonprofits on a mission to expand education and healthcare to marginalized communities Globally.