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Tarun Anand quit as Thomson Reuters MD to concentrate on his Universal Business School

Mumbai, Fri, 27 Apr 2012 ANI

Mumbai, April 27 (ANI-Business Wire India): Tarun Anand quit his position of Managing Director Thomson Reuters, South Asia, to give his undivided attention to Universal Business School (UBS), an entrepreneurial education venture which he co-founded with two other top management professionals-Gurdip Singh Anand and Babulal Varma.

All three are keen to use the UBS module to introduce the highest quality of business management education to India.

Having experienced executive education at some of the best business schools in the world like Ross Business School, Michigan University-USA, Tuck School of Business, USA and IE Business School, Spain, Tarun was motivated to bring a fully residential International stylized campus to Mumbai, India's financial capital.

Universal Business School is India's 1st Green Business School, endorsed by 55 CEO's from Indian and multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, academicians, government functionaries and members of the Armed Forces.

Spread over a 40 acre campus in the green Karjat Valley, on the outskirts of Mumbai, Universal Business School is driven by the 3E Model of Ethics, Environment and Experiential Learning and how the same is integrated in a modern day industry relevant syllabus.

Tarun said: "Universal Business School is a dream come true for me. As a CEO, just being upset with the quality of business education was not good enough; I wanted to find a solution to it. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to engineer the student quality myself by ingraining experiential learning at the core of the Universal Business School curriculum. We are producing outstanding business leaders with a heart to drive India forward. At Universal Business School we have the privileged counsel of 55 CEO's on our Board of Governors and a global Academic Council from Anderson (UCLA) and Stanford who have guided us through this journey."

Universal Business School has evolved from the diverse business ideologies of national and international organizations, consisting of thirty eminent faculty members from the finest Indian business schools and globally benchmarked institutions and universities.

Tarun joined Thomson Reuters as Managing Director, South Asia, at the age of 35. Anand had earlier worked for Thomson Reuters in London, New York and Hong Kong where at the age of 32, he was promoted to Global Head of Treasury, to run a two billion dollar business spread over 100 countries.

In 2005, Tarun was invited by the Reuters Group CEO Thomas Glocer to join the Reuters Innovation and Venture Board to spearhead and foster investments into employee innovations across the globe.

Tarun also co-founded and served as Global Head of Strategy at FXMarketSpace and invented "FXSettle" a revolutionary FX settlement solution which has won several globally recognized innovation awards.

Anand has 18 years of experience in financial services, including four years at Standard Chartered and HSBC.

He has been a speaker at leading industry conferences across North and South America, UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. (ANI)

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