Mr. Suresh Dass
COO & Principal , St. John’s International School
Suresh Dass is currently the Chief Operating Officer & Principal of St. John’s International School (SJIS), Kuala Lumpur.
He has been involved in education for more than 30 years. He commenced his career as a government school English Language teacher in the 1984. In 1989, he was awarded a scholarship to read law in the UK. Upon completing his LL.B (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton, he was seconded by the Ministry of Education to MARA to teach and coordinate the law studies. He left the civil service in 1996 to be part of a management team involved in the establishment of Private Institutions of Higher Education and collaboration with Universities in the UK, US and Australia. In 2006, he furthered his postgraduate studies and obtained his masters in Educational Management from the University of Malaya. He has taught both on the undergraduate and master programmes for a few universities in the areas of law, organisational behaviour, intellectual property and management.
Since 2010, he is part of the management team involved in the successful establishment of SJIS. He is actively been involved in International Exhibitions & Summits in Education, especially in the International Private Schools Education Forum – IPSEF - where he has presented & shared his ideas on the concept of ‘Boutique Schools’ and ‘Schools of the 21st Century’. EduTech and Bett Asia Events & Conferences where he has presented & shared his ideas. He is also a member of the Malaysian Association of Facilitators.