Education & Online Learning

Corporate advisors, Asia and Australia.

AFG Venture Group works with Australian and international education and training providers, especially in the emerging markets of Indonesia and India. Specifically, AFG Venture Group offers:

  • Indonesian and Indian in-country office representation
  • Managing in-country education partnerships
  • Project Advisory and Consulting

Our Indonesian office in Jakarta is uniquely networked and connected into educational institutions, Islamic organisations, business, industry and government. Our Indian offices in Mumbai and Chennai work on behalf of local, regional, and global education sector clients to identify and realise successful Indian opportunites.

AFG Venture Group provides the following services:

  • Analysis of performance and key value drivers of export education operations
  • Assisting companies achieve sustainabile and effective transnational education operations
  • Benchmarking or "auditing" to identify gaps between strategic intent and delivery
  • Best practice governance and reporting frameworks to sustain performance gains
  • Commercial due diligence, independent experts reports and business planning to support transnational market entry, partnerships and joint ventures
  • Development of strategies for market entry and expansion, especially in Indonesia and India
  • Integration planning to identify synergies and costs
  • Redesigning business processes including marketing and digital media/online learning strategies
  • Strategic reviews of international/off-shore education operations


Latest Education News

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Sep 3 2012Technological Change and The University Experience – Michael Fay, Director and Head of Education Services, AFG Venture Group

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Key Specialists

Faisal Badroen - International Specialist Advisor

Faisal Badroen has over 20 years experience in senior leadership positions at a number of Indonesia's most prestigious financial institutions and education facilities, including the role of Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the State Islamic University. More recently Faisal has focused on corporate advisory activities relating to financial and corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. These activities have allowed Faisal to utilise his extensive network of contacts throughout the government, financial services and education sectors. [more...]

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Michael Fay - Director and Head - Education Services

Michael is a Director and Head of Educational Services at AFG VG. Michael was a co- founder of Insearch Language Centre UTS (1987), Australia's first public private partnership in international education. In 1994 he founded the Australia Centre Medan, North Sumatra which will had its 25th anniversary in 2019. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Technology Sydney UTS and was on the Board of the Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) 2015-2019.


Sudhakar Jayaram - International Specialist Advisor

Sudhakar Jayaram's key areas of expertise and experience are in strategy, marketing and brand development and he has worked in and currently provides advice across a range of sectors including education, hospitality, healthcare, media and IT. Prior to his current position with AFG VG India he was CEO of a popular regional satellite TV station in India. There he built a strong media brand which has been recognized as one of the finest in India and reflected in the more than 40 State awards for excellence in programming, innovation and path-breaking experimentation. He was also at that time concurrently leading the administration and outreach efforts of a 1300 bed tertiary healthcare facility. [more...]

Ian Bishop - International Specialist Advisor

Ian Bishop is a graduate of Manchester University, a CELTA-qualified teacher and a founding partner and Managing Director of Aim for English, an English language training centre in Jakarta. He has lived and worked in Indonesia for 10 years. He is a senior education consultant with AFG Venture Group. Ian started his own school (AIM) in Jakarta in late 2006. Over the past 5 years AIM has grown rapidly. It is recognised in Jakarta as being quality focused and highly innovative. It has developed a thriving business in "corporate" English training, in addition to its core area of individual teaching, and overseas study pre-departure preparation. [more...]