Born and raised in the Middle East, Ben completed his high school in Bahrain and moved to India for university. Following his Bachelors and Masters, he pursued an MBA in the U.S., at the Sam Walton College of Business and spent the next 7 years working in Arkansas, Ohio, New Jersey, and Chennai before joining the Gen Next family in 2016 and relocating to Canada.
Ben’s experience as an international student helps him recognize the challenges that students face while exploring higher education outside their comfort zone. During the last 12 years, he has used this unique knowledge to help students from various backgrounds pursue their higher-ed dreams. Having spent many years in different parts of the world, he has learned to take the best from each culture and become a global citizen himself. He believes that the best things in life come by exploration, collaboration and commitment.
Ben brings all this into his current role in helping universities understand the mind of students, while creating strategies that are meaningful and effective. He lives with his family in Mississauga and enjoys strumming his guitar when he needs to unwind.