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Salwan Media Names Ajit Motwani as CEO for Education Business

The Appointment Marks Media Company Foray into Vocational Training & Skills Development Sector

New Delhi, Delhi, September 28, 2011 / -- Salwan Media Private Limited today announced Ajit K Motwani as Chief Executive Officer of its education business. Ajit will lead Salwan Media's entry into the Vocational Training & Skills Development sector - part of a $14 billion higher education market in India. Additionally, Ajit will serve on the advisory board of BrainGain Magazine. Ajit brings with him nearly 30 years of diversified consulting experience in organizations such as Institute of International Education (IIE) and Educational Consultants India Ltd (Ed.CIL).

According to PwC report - Emerging Opportunities for Private and Foreign Participation in Higher Education, India has 587 million people are below the age of 25. "India's demographic dividend is a unique opportunity provided the youth gets access to quality training and education," said Harjiv Singh, Founder and CEO of Salwan Media. "Ajit's extensive knowledge of the Indian and International education sector will be valuable in accelerating our growth in the education business. We are excited to have Ajit join the Salwan Media team."

Commenting on his appointment Ajit said, "I am thrilled to join the dynamic team with unlimited appetite for implementing new ideas at Salwan Media. I see here the meeting of my core values to convert ideas into products while maintaining highest level of professional integrity as we venture into global University Partnerships and Vocational Skill building domain"

Ajit previously assisted Government of India and Government in States/Provinces for implementation of new initiatives along with developing National level testing. Ajit was also, instrumental in launching the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Program (School Chale Hum film). Ajit has also shared his knowledge on various platforms such as National Association for Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA, USA), University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific [UMAP, Bangkok], Emerging Directions in Global Education, The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, The United States-India Educational Foundation, Indian Central Universities, Indian Education Congress and National Education Summit to name a few. He was also a Member of India advisory Board of Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) and has been invited by Ministry of Human Resource Development to participate in the Task Force Meeting for planning All India Survey on Higher Education.

About Salwan Media

Founded in 2004, Salwan Media Private Limited ( is a global media company focused on fast growth markets in the area of education, consumer and business information. Salwan Media launched a UK based comparison shopping site in April 2010. The site allows UK consumers to shop, save and share great deals from online merchants. Its online publication Braingainmag will target students from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. Headquartered in New Delhi, Salwan Media also has offices in New York and London.



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