In February 2016 APEDU became the owner of Canadian Tourism College (CTC), a British Columbia based college with campuses in Vancouver and Surrey (Canada) and franchises in South East Asia.
CTC is the longest-running college specializing in flight attendant, hospitality, travel and tourism related courses in BC with over 30 years of producing job-ready graduates.
Feroz Ali, President
Feroz is a dynamic entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in New Zealand and most recently Canada. He is an outgoing individual who has a proven track record for establishing new businesses, mergers and acquisitions. He is an experienced director, with governance and advisory roles in both private and a government-owned entities, board member and advisor.
As the founder and President of Asia Pacific Education Corporation (APEDU) investment company, Feroz works to acquire niche education investments particularly in the private post-secondary environment.
Prior to founding APEDU in 2015, he spent 20 years in governance and senior management roles in education in New Zealand. Most recently he was the Divisional Chief Executive for Academic Colleges Group (ACG) where he led the growth of their Tertiary Division to a portfolio of Schools, followed by successful sale to a large-scale private equity group.
He is commercially astute and enjoys putting his early banking experience to use. Through his own ventures he has conducted business in countries like Canada where he resides permanently, southeast Asia, China and the Indian subcontinent.
Benjamin is an education leader who has been passionately involved in changing lives through the power of private education, in the post-secondary world, for the past 20 years. With roots in the hotel industry, Benjamin has been in leadership roles at the University of Phoenix’s BC campus, the Vancouver Film School, and the Art Institute of Vancouver. He has a proven track record of growing the enrollment, revenue, and reputation of the institutions he’s worked for. He is also a proud husband and father of three.
As the CEO of APEDU, Benjamin will be responsible for overseeing the growth and operations of all APEDU owned institutions, with his initial focus being APEDU’s primary college, CTC.
Benjamin’s vision for the future includes helping APEDU grow to become one of the largest and most ethical private educational organizations in North America. His secrets of success include an undying work ethic, an incredible positive outlook, and a focus on building comradery through the organizations he has worked with.
Benjamin Colling, CEO
Ron Malo, CFO
Ron has had a varied professional career. Commencing with the manufacturing and distribution industry, shifting to the entertainment sector, and later to a fledgling film production rental company. There, he was influential in managing their growth, capitalization and eventual sale, for 18 years. As an accomplished executive, he has led, fostered and adapted change, throughout various companies’ development and expansion.
As APEDU’s CFO, Ron brings 25 years of financial and management expertise. He is tasked with not only directing the firms’ finances, through sound financial decision making, but in guiding the companies’ progressive strategies of continual growth and market expansion.
Ron embraces the role of CFO, in order to promote and encourage excellence, for every member of the operation. This ideal further complements APEDU’s values, of team work, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking.