Rajay Naik is CEO (UK) for PlattForm, a world leader in edtech, which partners with universities around the world to launch online degree programmes, recruit students and enhance student outcomes. Since it was founded more than 25 years ago, PlattForm has worked with 4000 universities using its proprietary technology. Prior to joining the company, Rajay was Director of Government & External Affairs at the Open University, the largest university in the UK with over 264,000 students; a world leader in flexible learning achieving over 65m downloads on iTunesU and the owner of FutureLearn; a catalyst of social mobility (20% of newest students from the 25% most disadvantaged communities) and a driver of economic growth (80% of FTSE 100 companies sponsor staff on OU courses).
A graduate of Warwick University, Rajay holds a number of board level positions including The British Council Education Advisory Board; UKTI ASEAN board and Coventry City Football Club. He was Chairman of UK Programmes at the Big Lottery Fund from 2009-2015; Commissioner at the UK Department of Health (2009-2015) and Council Member of the National Careers Council at the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills from 2012-2015.