Ardor Learning in action.


Ardor Learning in action.



Deepak Desai, Chief Executive Officer, Director and Founder

Deepak was previously President and CEO of English e-learning company GlobalEnglish Corporation, where he achieved record growth and profitability serving 500 of the Global 2,000 corporations. He has served as GM and CRO at Time Life Asia, a division of Time Warner, Inc. based in Asia and focused on education (including English language learning). Deepak has also held senior positions with Time Warner in NYC and Asia.

MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Hans Cao, Regional Manager China              

Hans has worked in the e-learning industry for the last 15 years, primarily in sales and project implementation. Most of that time has been spent in global distance education companies serving well-known multinational and local Chinese companies.

BS from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.


Javier Cruz, Regional Manager Mexico and Latin America

Javier Cruz has been in the language acquisition industry for almost 25 years, where he has particularly spent the last 10 years of them helping organizations design and deploy programs to equip their talent with business English skills, cultural training and soft skills. For the last 5 years, he has primarily worked with the corporate sector unfolding SaaS/Cloud based language programs.

Andre photo.jpg

Andre Le Fevre, Regional Sales Director, EMEA

André has worked in the e-learning industry for the last 30 years. Mainly in Sales and Sales Management roles for companies such as, Berlitz, GlobalEnglish (now Pearson), and NETg (now Skillsoft). At NETg he worked eight years as Managing Director for the Benelux and Scandinavia and Finland. His speciality is “Consultative Sales” (a selling method in which the salesperson spends time with the customer to understand the problem the customer is trying to solve and then recommends a solution that will specifically address that problem.). His interlocutors are found mostly in Large Multinationals and at Senior Management level.

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from EXIN in The Netherlands.


Joyce Sharkey, US Global Account Director

For over 20 years Joyce's professional and personal goal has been to  help the world communicate more effectively by enablingclients to enhance their language skills and reach a better understandingof cultural differences. Prior to joining Ardor Learning, Inc. Joyce worked as National Director of Business Development at Berlitz and Global Account Executive at Pearson English Business Solutions. Working with (Fortune 500) companies to help them gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace through the use of online, on-demand, collaborative, mobile, SaaS business applications and blended learning programs. Joyce specializes in finding the right solution for each client considering their industry and market needs.

Graduate of Manhattanville College, University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Science and the New York University School of Museum Studies.


Hiroshi Sato, Country Manager, Japan

Hiroshi Sato has worked for the English Online Industry for over 16 years including GlobalEnglish (Now, Pearson English Business) a global pioneer of the industry, and he was the first international sales person at the company.  One of his last projects at GlobalEnglish Corp. was as a leader to support Nikkei Inc. to release GlobalEnglish Nikkei edition in 2012 to 2013.   He worked for computer software companies for a long time as the general manager and executive.  He has experience in providing consultation and sales for enterprise solutions with computer communication software and hardware.  He is interested in language acquisition with brain development, mind mapping, AI, network security and Raspberry Pi.