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11-12, 2014

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Mr. Amol Arora
Vice - Chairman & Managing Director, Shemrock & Shemford Group of Schools

Mr. Amol Arora is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK Group of Schools. An Engineering Graduate from Delhi College of Engineering of the Delhi University, Mr. Amol Arora has pursued MBA from the University of California-Irvine Campus, which offered him a faculty scholarship with an assistantship to do his MBA. As a tribute to his leadership qualities while in the campus, he was elected as the President of the Indian Students Association and also earned an honorary lifetime membership of the Beta-Gamma-Sigma Society, an association of top management students in the USA. A strong believer in continuous learning, Mr. Arora is a Post Graduate Researcher in Educational Leadership & Management from the University of Nottingham, UK. Mr. Amol Arora has worked in a number of leading corporates in India and Abroad before settling down on his career of choice – education.

Mr. Amol Arora is a visionary person with a multi-dimensional personality. He has lead SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK Group of Schools to become India’s leading Chain of Schools with 425+ preschool and senior school branches in India and Abroad, with over 3,00,000 alumni. A pioneer in school franchising in India, Mr. Amol Arora is the prime force behind building the SHEMROCK brand on the strength of its franchise model and in transferring the same stress-free and fun-filled learning environment to SHEMFORD. Today, there are 95+ SHEMFORD branches in 17 States and Union Territories in India, which makes it the fastest growing K-12 School Chain in the country. Under his expert guidance and management, SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools have made a remarkable entry into the Limca Book of Records 2013 in the category of “Most schools launched in shortest time”.

As a tribute to his contribution to the education fraternity in India, the Independent Schools Federation of India nominated Mr. Amol Arora as the Chairman of the National Conference of Independent Schools – a network of 850 private schools of India. He has also been felicitated as the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006” Award by the Lt Governor of Delhi. In the same year, the Independent Schools Federation of India conferred upon him, an Award for his “Outstanding Contribution to the Indian Education System”. As a result of the strong franchisee support system, the Group has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Franchise Opportunities by the Franchising World Magazine for three consecutive years (2010 - 2012). The Group has also been declared the “Best Franchisor- Preschool Category” by Franchise Plus Magazine. Under his guidance, SHEMROCK was declared the “Best Playschool in Delhi NCR” and SHEMFORD as the “Most Promising Brand of Schools in North – India” by Brands Academy. Recently, SHEMROCK was also titled as “Best Preschool of the Year” and SHEMFORD as the “Fastest Growing School Chain of the Year” at the TIME Research Business Leadership Awards, 2013.

Further, Mr. Amol Arora is a regular speaker at various Educational Leadership Conclaves, Conferences and Seminars in the country, including VCCircle, TiE, ICSI, Eduvision, DIDAC, World Education Summit (WES), One Globe, India Learning Expo, EduConvEx, School Leadership Summit, Education Thought Leaders Conclave, Asian summit on Education & Skills, eINDIA Education Summit etc.

An avid travel enthusiast, Mr. Amol Arora has visited several countries in Europe, America and Asia. He has used this exposure to the best of the educational systems and learning across the globe, to fine-tune his ideas on education.

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