Grant Butler

Grant has been Country Director in Kuwait since summer 2014. After graduating in Electrical Engineering he worked as an English teacher in Greece and Poland before joining the British Council in Morocco.  He has since taken up management positions in Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, India, Hong Kong and Italy. His professional interests are marketing and customer service and he enjoys music, literature and outdoor activities.  

Liana Carusi
Assistant Director Resources

Liana has been Assistant Director Resources in Kuwait since 2011, before that she worked in the British Council in her hometown, Caracas, Venezuela. She holds a degree in Economics, master’s degree in Finance and is fluent in Spanish, Italian and English. She enjoys working in an intercultural environment and her passion is travelling.

Liana Carusi Assistant Director Resources

Mais Montazar
Assistant Director Partnerships and Marketing

Mais has been working with British Council since 2012. She is responsible for partnership work across different projects as well as all marketing activities. Mais has more than 11 years of senior management experience in Business Development and Marketing from different sectors. She has worked as Director of Sales and Marketing in Dubai, UK, Canada and Kuwait. She is passionate about her work at British Council and enjoys working with motivating new talents. 

Assistant Director Partnerships and marketing

Tony Skinner
Project Manager

Tony Skinner has worked as a project manager at the British Council Kuwait since 2004. During that time he has led on numerous projects and in particularly the Skills for Employability programme, which has as its core focus to support entrepreneurs and small business sector in Kuwait.

Tony Skinner Project Manager

Imran Yousef
SIEM Project Manager

Imran has been a Project Manager since November 2011. Before that he was part of research department at Kuwait University engineering department. He has graduated from the UK and has a masters degree from the University of Manchester in Aerospace Engineering. During his time at British Council he has led on various projects in promoting UK education and is leading on local higher education institutions in establishing academic and research links with the UK HE institutes and research centre.

Shaimaa Refaat Khalil
Customer Services Manager

Shaimaa has been Customer Services Manager in Kuwait since 2008, before that she worked for Egypt office as Customer Services Adviser. She holds a degree in English Language from Al-Alsun faculty in Egypt. Shaimaa loves working with customers and feels proud in helping them.

Shaimaa Refaat Khalil Customer Services Manager

Ann Britto
Teaching Centre Registrar

Ann Britto is the Teaching Centre Registrar and has occupied this post since September 2011. She has a bachelor's degree in Arts, She has worked for the British Council since 2006 in a variety of roles and is now responsible for managing the administration of the Teaching Centre. Prior to joining the British Council, she worked in the travel industry for Kuwait Airways. Ann loves shopping whilst travelling to exotic countries and has a passion music and reading.

Rathna Kishore
Examination Services Manager

Rathna has been the Examinations Services Manager, managing and developing the Exams business in Kuwait for the past 8 years. She joined the British Council Kuwait in May 2006 and before that she worked in the British Council in Chennai, India.  Rathna holds a degree in Commerce and enjoys music and travelling.

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Sonia D'Souza
IELTS Manager - Examinations

Sonia has been the IELTS Manager for the past 2 years and has been working with the British Council since June 2005.She is responsible for developing IELTS partnerships and is passionate about raising the profile of IELTS in Kuwait. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Management from the Edinburgh Business School.

Sonia D'Souza IELTS Business Development Manager