Bridging the gap between the skills you need

& the skills you have

More qualified. More productive. More employable.

Our skill development solutions

In today’s fast-paced business environment and ever-changing world, your growth depends on your ability to keep up. Our learning solutions are designed to equip students and businesses with the right skills to be successful.

We have teamed with industry experts to create tailored professional training and skills development solutions. Arc Skills training programmes meet international standards and offer accredited certificates upon completion.

With the right skills, businesses, people, and communities will flourish.

The team behind Arc Skills

Sunny Varkey

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Sunny Varkey

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Sunny Varkey is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the GEMS Education Group. He is a passionate education entrepreneur who is the driver behind GEMS’ mission to advance education for all. Mr Varkey believes in the power of education to reduce poverty, prejudice and conflict around the world. To find new solutions to world education challenges, he has forged partnerships with the World Economic Forum, Microsoft, UNESCO, and The Clinton Global Initiative. Mr Varkey’s visionary’s ambition and campaigning efforts have been widely recognised. In 2012 he was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Education Partnerships. The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education conferred an award of distinction for Mr Varkey’s service to education in 2011. The Indian Government has honoured him in 2009 with the Padmashri Award, one of the highest civilian honours, and the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Eminent Educationist in 2008.

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Jay Varkey

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Jay Varkey

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Sunny Varkey is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the GEMS Education Group. He is a passionate education entrepreneur who is the driver behind GEMS’ mission to advance education for all. Mr Varkey believes in the power of education to reduce poverty, prejudice and conflict around the world. To find new solutions to world education challenges, he has forged partnerships with the World Economic Forum, Microsoft, UNESCO, and The Clinton Global Initiative. Mr Varkey’s visionary’s ambition and campaigning efforts have been widely recognised. In 2012 he was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Education Partnerships. The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education conferred an award of distinction for Mr Varkey’s service to education in 2011. The Indian Government has honoured him in 2009 with the Padmashri Award, one of the highest civilian honours, and the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Eminent Educationist in 2008.

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Jay Varkey

Jay Varkey

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Dino Varkey

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Dino Varkey

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As Group Executive Director, Dino Varkey spearheads the strategic global business development of GEMS Education. He is the third generation of an education family that has been driven by providing access to quality education for over 55 years. Dino Varkey is active in the on-going development of strategic relationships across a broad spectrum-government and regulatory, sector specialists and strategic business partners, to ensure that the organization's goals, continued leadership in the sector and aggressive growth targets are achieved globally. An accomplished public speaker, he is responsible for providing vision, leadership and direction across all GEMS divisions and the growing international network of GEMS Schools. He is responsible for risk management and assessing the sustainability of investments to ensure that projects meet all predetermined criteria and the organization’s long term development goals. In a sector poised for tremendous regional and global growth, Dino Varkey is instrumental in shaping and sustaining an organizational culture, structure and vision that celebrates innovation and rewards performance among a highly motivated team of professionals. "We are the thought leaders in the education sector; we have the responsibility of educating hundreds of thousands of children who will carry the fate of the world in their hands. We have the unique opportunity to effect change, to positively influence the lives of young people, a tremendous, yet exceptionally rewarding opportunity". Dino Varkey is an Honors graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, a Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) member, and Education Co – chair of the YPO’s Dubai Chapter.

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Vikas Pota

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Vikas Pota

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Vikas became the Varkey Foundation’s first CEO in September 2010 and currently serves on a number of global education panels. These include the Girls & Female education panel; the Teachers Task Force; and the Global Alliance of Corporate Partners for Education – all for UNESCO. He also leads the development of the Global Education and Skills Forum and was selected as a ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum in 2013. Previously, Vikas was the Managing Director of a corporate affairs & communications consultancy business in London. Prior to this, he established the directorate of an independent parliamentary group in the British Houses of Parliament.

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Vikas Pota

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Mithun Kamath

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Mithun Kamath

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Business development, alliances & partnerships, training technology, curriculum development and management, capacity building, solution delivery, trends, financial management in skills development, training operations – and anything about Arc Skills! Previously Senior Vice President and Director for Centum Learning one of the Top 15 skills development organisations in the world. Mithun worked across 16 countries in Africa including: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, DRC, Congo B, Gabon, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Niger & Chad. Sectors that he specialised in includes:Telecommunications, FMCG, IT, ITES, Banking, Insurance , Automobiles, Public, Healthcare, Agriculture, Oil & Gas.

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Mithun Kamath

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Peter Kimurwa

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Peter Kimurwa

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n his last assignment, Peter was the CEO of Industrial & Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), Kenya’s premier Development Finance Institution. With over 13+ years of senior leadership experience, Peter has worked with companies such as East African Breweries (subsidiary of Diageo PLC), British Oxygen Gases, British American Tobacco and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Peter completed his MBA from INSEAD, France besides being a Certified Public Accountant. Peter has a strong track record in private equity and corporate finance, financial and risk management, strategy formulation and implementation, business development, operational management and effective project execution. His work has given him wide exposure to various parts of Africa including Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda and Nigeria.As CEO for Kenya, Peter is responsible for overall leadership and delivery of short, medium and long term objectives of the group’s commercial and operational objectives. Peter is an avid football and golf enthusiast, and also loves reading, listening to music and travelling. He is married with two kids.

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Peter Kimurwa

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Chris Hersov

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Chris Hersov

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In 1999, Chris started CBM Training, delivering high quality short skills courses to South African businesses. He built CBM’s focus on customer service, along with the best lecturers and the most carefully researched course topics that has made CBM Training one of the top SA training companies with a range of more than 80 publically offered courses, delivered to more than 8,000 South African companies.

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Chris Hersov

Chris Hersov

CEO for South Africa

Corrie Duplooy

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Corrie Duplooy

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Corrie has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology, with strong HR Generalist, Expat Mobility and Reward experience. She started her career at BHP Billiton as a graduate in Training. She then moved to the Trafigura Group where she was involved in numerous projects across Africa. Trafigura is a commodities trading company, but she has also been involved with their subsidiaries, which includes Impala Terminals and Puma Energy, focused on Oil & Gas. Through her work, Corrie has travelled across Africa to markets like DRC, Tanzania, Ghana and Zambia. She has handled situations ranging from rough labour union leaders to unfriendly labour laws. She is well versed with local laws in South Africa and has a good appreciation of the labour law situation across Africa. Apart from her HR knowledge, Corrie brings with her a love for people and performance excellence.

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Helena Du Toit

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Helena Du Toit

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Helena completed her schooling at Potchefstroom Gimnasium in 2001, where after she completed her B.Com (Cum Laude) and B.Com Honours in Chartered Accounting at the North West University in Potchefstroom (2002 – 2005). She then moved to Pretoria to complete her articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Helena qualified as a Chartered Accountant, registered with SAICA in 2009. Subsequent to leaving PwC, Helena joined ICAP South Africa as Financial Manager in Johannesburg. ICAP South Africa forms part of the ICAP Group, the largest global interdealer-broker in the financial markets. Helena’s role included looking not only after the Finance function, but also HR, Legal, Company Secretary and Back Office Operations. During her time at ICAP she played a key role in successfully setting up operations for ICAP in Nigeria, incorporating a training company into ICAP’s business and various system implementations. After almost six years, Helena left ICAP in June 2015 to take a four month sabbatical during which time she travelled both abroad and locally in South Africa. Outside of work, Helena enjoys cooking, photography and yoga.

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Suzi Kuban

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Suzi Kuban

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Suzi Kuban is from the UK and is an accomplished marketing professional with over 8 years of experience in various international locations including London, Sydney, and Dubai. Her previous assignment as 'Middle East Marketing Manager' for Hays Recruitment exposed Suzi to the services sector and awarded her with valuable experience in communicating skills issues individuals and businesses are facing. In this role, Suzi initiated the whole Middle East marketing function from the ground up, focusing on sales literature, digital content, and corporate communications. Suzi’s interest in education and skills development took her to Nepal in 2014, where she visited local schools and opened a kindergarten on behalf of a local charity. Outside of work Suzi has a love for books, writing, and being outdoors.

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Our skills solutions make a significant impact on businesses and individuals, which is why many well-known brands trust us with their training and education needs. Browse our case study portfolio to learn more about how we have helped others become more qualified, more productive, and more employable.

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