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Treasurer & Board Member

E-mail : gavin.dabreo@gmail.com

Gavin graduated from Mumbai University and did his MBA from the Manchester Business School. Gavin began his career in 1991 in advertising with FCB Ulka in Mumbai, India. Subsequently he moved into the corporate world of marketing & sales in the hospitality, telecom and consumer product industries. He believes his best learning experience was with the Tata Group when they were setting up the telecom business of Tata Teleservices.

In 2008 he joined Meru Cab Company to lead their marketing, sales and customer operations. As a founding member of the company and the management committee, he helped the team build Meru Cabs till 2012, into India’s largest and favourite taxi company. He is very proud of the legacy he has left at Meru Cabs, which he considers his best assignment till date.

Between 2013 and 2018, Gavin worked and invested in the education sector primarily in the school segment. He sold his company Rumi Education, and then joined NIIT’s school subsidiary as its CEO in 2015, and helped build a portfolio of products to enhance learning outcomes for K12 children. Given his intensity and passion at whatever he does, he is constantly seeking to be involved in impact based sectors.

Building great teams, development of tech enabled processes, and driving outcomes for customers are key facets he believes are reasons for success in any business. As the co-founder of The Grassroots Institute in Canada, Gavin is instrumental behind establishing the institution and furthering its objectives not only in Canada but also internationally.

He is married to Rekha and has a college going son, Mikhail and a younger school going daughter, Kiara. He loves reading history as also fiction. He also enjoys cricket, football & tennis.

He can be contacted at: gavin.dabreo@gmail.com