Our Leadership Team
Khalid Muhmood MBE
Education Investor & Co-Founder
Khalid is from the UK and has been active in the business of education in Vietnam since 1994 where he and his wife, Arabella Peters, co-founded Apollo English, British University Vietnam and British Education Partnership.
He lived in Vietnam for 18 years before moving to Singapore which is now their regional office. He holds a degree in Business and Law (Hertfordshire University) as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Exeter University).
Khalid was, for many years, the Chairman of the British Business Group in Vietnam and also chaired the Education Working Group at the IFC sponsored Vietnam Business Forum. In recognition of his contributions to Vietnam, he has received the Medal for the Cause of Education from the Ministry of Education in Vietnam and was awarded an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II of England.
Today, Khalid and his family live in Singapore and he frequently travels to Vietnam. He is a member of the Young President's Association in Vietnam and Singapore.
Education Investor & Co-Founder
Educated in the United Kingdom, Arabella holds a BSc. (Hons) in Economics and Law from the University of Herefordshire. Arabella began her career in marketing, where she worked for the European headquarters of Cigna Insurance, in London. In 1995 she relocated to Vietnam and co-founded Apollo English and British University Vietnam. She is involved in general and marketing strategy for both organisations.
Arabella has been formally recognised, by the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Ministry of Education, for her work in Vietnam. She is the first foreign woman in the private sector to receive the Medal for the Cause of Education from the Ministry of Education. She has also been recognised by Vietnam Television for her role in launching the successful, Road to Olympia programmes.
Sir Graeme Davies
Sir Graeme completed his term of office as Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of London in September 2010, a post he took up in October 2003. He is now Emeritus Vice-Chancellor of the University, the first to be awarded this honour. Previously he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow from 1995 to 2003. He was Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England from 1991 until 1995. As such he played a key role in the development of policies concerned with the contribution which higher education institutions make to economic development through teaching, research, and related activities, with particular emphasis on international developments in higher education including the utilisation of online resources.
He moved to the Funding Council from being Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool from 1986 to 1991. He was Professor of Metallurgy in the University of Sheffield from 1977 to 1986 having taken up that post after 16 years in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science in the University of Cambridge, where he was also a Fellow of St. Catharine's College. He was knighted in January 1996 for services to higher education.
Dugie Cameron has worked in the education industry for 30 years, including 25 years at Pearson, where he was most recently, President of Pearson Asia Pacific. In his seven years as President, Dugie led the transformation of the company’s position in China, as well as the refocusing of Pearson’s business across 17 countries. Prior to that, he was a driving force behind several highly successful product launches. Dugie has served as a Director on the board of more than 10 international joint ventures. He has experience in education publishing from his time working at Harper Collins, as well as experience in the classroom when he got his start in the field, as an English teacher in Italy.
Harjit Gill was Executive Vice President & CEO Philips ASEAN & Pacific Jan 2012 to Oct 2015. In this role, she managed a staff of 10,000 people across 10 countries and was responsible for accelerating growth in the three businesses sectors of Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle. After her 25-year tenure at Philips, Harjit has held a variety of international General Management roles, focusing on the development of business in Emerging Markets. She has worked in England, Holland, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Harjit is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Singapore chapter and the regional chair of YPO’s Women’s International Network. She is also a board member of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SIIC), the oldest Chamber of Commerce in Asia.
At Dragonfly Education Group, Harjit is passionate about people development and committed to its’ diversity and inclusion programme.
Richard oversees corporate development and management of the Eu Yan Sang Group since 1996. He started with the company as its General Manager in 1989. Eu Yan Sang is a company founded by his great-grandfather in 1879. Today, it is a leading integrative health and wellness company with a unique heritage in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Prior to joining Eu Yan Sang, Richard, who holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the London University, UK, worked in merchant banking, investment management, stock broking, computer distribution, and venture capital.
Richard was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (Singapore) and represented Singapore at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 award in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He was also recognised as the CEO of the year by the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010, for SGX-listed companies with a market capitalisation of under S$300 million.
Richard actively participates in community projects and non-profit organisations. Apart from serving as Chairman of the Board at the National Museum of Singapore and UniSIM’s Board of Trustees, he is also a member of the National Heritage Board. Richard serves as a director of Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Limited.