Executive Staff

Dr. Vidhya Vinod
President & Group CEO
Study World Education Holding Limited


Dr. Vidhya Vinod; an entrepreneur, educationist and visionary enriches Study World with her expertise in creating, operating and delivering exceptional experiences in professional education. She is the co-founder of Study World Higher Education Services FZ LLC, Study World Holding Limited, In-Sight Media City, Global College and SW Educational Services. Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Study World; responsible for the management and operations of infrastructure provisions of Heriot-Watt University at Dubai Campus. She is liaison person for Study World with Government departments. Dr. Vidhya is on the board of few schools and institutions in UAE, India and Qatar. She has distinguished herself as a student, sportsperson and socially committed citizen in her early years and is also a much lauded teacher. Through “Hope for tomorrow” initiative raised money and supported a few under privileged children with education and medical facilities. One of the youngest women CEO in the region, Dr. Vidhya aspires to use her innovation and management skills to establish reputed and commercially viable educational institutions in different parts of the world. Dr. Vidhya is a mother, homemaker and yoga enthusiast, who is highly committed and lead a balanced life style.

Mr. Raymi Van der Spek
COO – Study World Education Holding Limited
Chief Operating Officer


Raymi is a senior executive with over 25 years of international business experience gained across a wide range of cultural contexts. He has a demonstrated record of leading strong business growth in a diverse range of industries most recently focused in the education sector.
In 2013 Raymi was recruited as the Chief Operating Officer for Study World Higher Education Services FZ LLC. SWHES is the Academic Infrastructure Provider for Heriot-Watt University in Dubai. This highly successful partnership has rapidly seem Heriot-Watt grow to become the largest Free Zone university operating in Dubai.
In his first six years in the UAE Raymi worked with two of the regions leading institutions. As the Chief Administration and Finance Officer for UAE University Raymi’s responsibilities included managing an annual budget in excess of AED1.4 billion.
During his time at UOWD the university emerged as one of the premiere institutions in the UAE and regionally. Raymi achieved outstanding success and growth for UOWD during a period of significant global economic down turn.
Prior to moving to the UAE Raymi spent time working in London for Omnicom, the world’s largest publically listed communications group. Raymi’s posting in London followed on from roles leading significant business functions in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, including the establishment of a new business venture in Indonesia. Raymi is also an accomplished speaker and negotiator.

Mr. Eranga Weeramanthri
BSc (Hons) IS & Com (LMU), MBA (USJ), PhD reading (USJ)
Chief Executive Officer