Chief Executive Officer, Canada

Canada (CA)
30 May 2017
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29 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Location: Canada
Type: Full-Time
Category: Executive Management


Global University Systems owns 14 higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Singapore, Germany & Israel, and proudly educates over 40,000 students worldwide. Amongst the institutions under the GUS umbrella are:

  • The University of Law, Europe’s largest and the UK’s leading law school
  • Arden University, the first “digital university” in the UK
  • GISMA Business School, an AMBA-accredited institution in Germany
  • London College of Contemporary Arts
  • London College of Trading
  • IBAT College Dublin


GUS has identified Canada as presenting a wealth of opportunities. That was reflected in its recent acquisition of University Canada West, based in Vancouver. We are now delighted to commence the formal search for the role of CEO, GUS Canada.

The CEO of GUS Canada will provide the leadership for GUS’s Higher Education operations in Canada. This will cover current GUS initiatives, as well as future acquisitions and developments. The role holder will be responsible for building and strengthening GUS’s operations in Canada by identifying and executing on key strategic growth drivers, ensuring exceptional academic quality across all initiatives, and working collaboratively with regulators to meet the government’s regulatory expectations and educational objectives.

As Canada presents a wealth of opportunities within the Higher Education space, and is growing in popularity as an International Student Destination, the CEO of GUS Canada will be responsible for identifying, and executing on, further growth areas within Canada, including but not limited to:

  • Opportunities for partnerships and joint ventures with institutions across Canada and the USA
  • Collaboration with regulatory and other public authorities
  • Identification of potential acquisition targets and new venture opportunities

Most importantly, the CEO will be responsible for the academic and financial success of GUS institutions in Canada, including University Canada West as well as further acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

For further particulars, please contact:
Anton Zakharov (

Global University Systems is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians & permanent residents will be given priority.

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