Bernard West

Bernard J. West has nearly two decades of experience building businesses in the Global Education and Training Industry with with some of the largest and most successful companies in the sector. Recently, he launched Tadrees Education Holding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ,a K-12 education investment platform sponsored by the Bahamdan Group one of the most prolific investors in private equity and education in the world. He grew the company through acquisition to be one of the largest K-12 education groups in the Kingdom. He remains a member of the company’s Executive Committee focused on M&A. Currently, Mr. West is working with operators in sub-Saharan Africa to build a scalable education platform. Bernard’s previous work includes managing and advising several leading education companies as well as numerous K-12 school acquisitions and public/private partnerships in USA, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia. Mr. West has held senior executive positions at K12 Inc. (NYSE LRN), GEMS Education, and Edison Schools (Formerly NYSE EDSN). He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Howard University. He Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.