L.E.K. Consulting adds three partners to education practice in Singapore

19 April 2018 Consultancy.asia 4 min. read

Global management consultancy L.E.K Consulting has appointed three new partners to its Singapore office, bolstering the firm’s education practice. New partners Ashwin Assomull, Danish Kamal Faruqui, and Anip Sharma have significant experience advising public and private education organisations in emergent economies, having worked in over 90 countries on 600 different projects between them.

L.E.K. Consulting has welcomed three new partners, who will join the firm’s education practice in Singapore. Ashwin Assomull, Danish Kamal Faruqui, and Anip Sharma will join a dedicated team of 40 education sector consultants and specialists.

“We are delighted to welcome to L.E.K. these three partners who have deep credentials in the education sector, especially in the emerging markets, where we see great opportunity to help make a meaningful difference for a continuum of organisations,” commented Partner and Head of L.E.K. Asia-Pacific Nick Holder. “We are excited to be increasing our offerings to and expertise for key players and investors in early years education, K-12, higher and vocational education, transnational education, English learning and tutoring and education technology.”

Ashwin Assomull

Ashwin Assomull has a great degree of experience supporting clients in higher education in the areas of market-entry strategy, pricing strategy, growth strategy, and due diligence. Assomull has also worked with post-secondary institutions to support their business and investment plans, performance optimisation, and profit improvement strategies.

Previously, Assomull was a Partner at Parthenon’s education practice, as well as a Member of its Emerging Markets Leadership Team. Prior to that, Assomull was a Director at Deloitte, working on a range of due diligence assignments, after originally earning his an MBA from the London Business School and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics.

Ashwin Assomull, Danish Kamal Faruqui and Anip Sharma - LEK Consulting

Danish Kamal Faruqui

Danish Kamal Faruqui has worked extensively with education sector clients, including K-12, higher education, English language learning, and transnational education. Faruqui also has experience advising education organisations on investment decisions, pricing, profitability assessments, market entry strategies, and market growth potential.

Prior to joining L.E.K., Faruqui was a Managing Director at the Education Centre of Excellence at EY-Parthenon. Before that, he was a Senior in KPMG’s Audit practice in India, leading assurance and transaction services projects. Faruqui has a BA in economics from Dehli University and an MBA from the Indian School of Business.

Anip Sharma

Anip Sharma has a long track record of supporting education clients in investment planning, pricing, market potential, and growth and market-entry strategies. He has worked with segments including early years, K-12, higher education, transnational education, tutoring, and English language training. Prior to joining L.E.K., Sharma was Vice President at EY-Parthenon Singapore, helping lead the firm’s development in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to that, Sharma was a Principal in Parthenon India’s education practice. Mr. Sharma holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, as well as an MBA from the Indian School of Business.

Speaking on behalf of the three new partners, Assomull said, “We are pleased to join L.E.K., whose people and approach to expanding its global education practice stand to benefit the sector and set new standards. L.E.K. is known for helping their clients achieve real impact, and we all look forward to doing so for L.E.K.’s clients across the education ecosystem.”

In addition to its Singapore office, L.E.K. has Asian bureaus in Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul among its now 19 worldwide, and along with its education practice the firm offers specialist services across numerous industries including the healthcare, energy, pharma, medtech, media, retail and finance sectors.

Earlier this month, L.E.K. Consulting attracted a financing package from Lloyds to fund its expansion plans.