Adventus Education Appoints G S Sylvester as the Country Director
Adventus Education is a leading professional education consultancy in Sri Lanka offering a wide range of services for students aspiring to study overseas. We represent one of the widest ranges of partner institutions/universities covering all the major international destination countries. Adventus is managed and operated by a group of leading international education professionals some of whom were former senior international office directors at leading British and Australian institutions.
Through the top universities we represent, we offer an excellent range of undergraduate & postgraduate courses, which lead to the skills in demand, for both local and international careers. We offer students valuable guidance and expert advising-counseling to select an appropriate study program according to their aspirations, personal requirements, qualifications and budget in a personalized friendly manner, all of which will help student meet their career objectives. There are not many education advising services where you could be advised by former senior international office directors who have themselves studies internationally and who are leaders in the international education industry!
Adventus Education in collaboration with the British School in Colombo has taken the initiative to promote public speaking skills within the schools of Colombo. As such we provide a forum to students to exhibit their strengths in public speaking. Superseding Young Speaker 2014’s success, for the 2nd consecutive year, Young Speaker Competition 2015 will be held in March. This event has given the youth of our country an unprecedented opportunity to enhance their personality, skills and build confidence by engaging in public speaking. Many have also won fantastic prizes!
Adventus Education, has successfully completed 2 years of service in Sri Lanka, has appointed the professional marketer and a renowned tutor, Mr. G S Sylvester, as our new Country Director to provide proven leadership and expertise to Adventus Education. Mr. G S Sylvester counts over 30 years of sales and marketing experience, 23 years of which are in senior management capacity. In addition he has also has considerable experience as an academic tutor with over 22 years of teaching experience in teaching, training and practice in marketing related subjects and has a Post Graduate diploma in Marketing from CIM (UK) and is also a Fellow of CIM (UK), a Chartered marketer and a Fellow member of SLIM. He has also conducted many training programs on Leadership, Sales and Customer Care.
Mr. G S Sylvester has held many positions in both Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) – Sri Lanka Branch and Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) Executive committees, including the post of Honorary Secretary of both Institutes and also served as the Chairman - SLIM Awards 2002. Currently, Mr. Sylvester serves as the Chairman of Education Reforms committee of SLIM, examiner of SLIM and also serves as the Vice President of The Board of management of The Management club. He was awarded in 2011 and 2014 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK for outstanding contribution to Marketing education in Sri Lanka.
Mr. G S Sylvester is also actively involved in Rotary as a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo Mid town, and has served as the Assistant Governor for Rotary District Sri Lanka and many other district positions, and also won the Best President’s award of the Rotary District Sri Lanka in the year 2009/2010. In addition, he was selected as the Rotary Group Study exchange team leader to California, USA to lead a team of four young professionals on a social and cultural tour exchange.
Further Mr. Chris Price CEO of Adventus Education commenting on Sylvester’s appointment said,
“It is pleasure to have Sylvester on board as we are commencing our 3rd year of operations in Sri Lanka. Sylvester’s experience in the corporate sector will bring tremendous value to the organization and be extremely useful experience for our various customers: students, parents, local school staff and our local and international education partners. As a senior marketing professional myself I recognize the experience and expertise of a fellow professional marketer. The many years of teaching experience will strengthen Adventus Education team considerably. Mr. Price added that that Adventus Education’s expansion into other regions and countries was a closer prospect and this appointment will help make this a reality.”