Leadership
Mr. Akhil Shahani Director,Shahani Group

An MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Akhil Shahani's twin areas of focus are education and entrepreneurship. His family has been in the education sector for over sixty years, and he continues to fly the flag high. As the Director of the Shahani Group, Mr. Shahani is trying to bring international methods of management education to India through the group's various initiatives. He believes that a good management education involves not only academic learning, but also developing one's network, personality and values. Apart from his work with the many educational institutions run by the family, he is also involved with the Kaizen Management Advisors Pvt. Ltd., a Private Equity firm investing in education and also mentors young entrepreneurs in his spare time. He is also the recipient of many awards like the Bharat Shiromani Award, the Bharat Gaurav Award and the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award including mentions in notable educational journals.

Maya Shahani Chairperson, Shahani Group

Maya Shahani is the Chairperson of the Shahani Group and the Trustee of the Thadomal Shahani Trust. Ms. Shahani is also on the Governing Board of the HSNC Board, which runs 27 prime educational institutes in Mumbai. From the very beginning Ms. Shahani's vision has been to build strong ethical and heart centric business leaders. She founded The Sage Foundation in 2012 as a step towards fulfilling her vision of building schools for underprivileged children throughout India and providing them skills that make them employable. The SAGE Foundation is part of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). She is associated with a number of foundations like the Global Dialogue Foundation and the Cancer Patients Aid Association. Ms. Shahani has received several awards in recognition of her work, including the Extraordinary Lives Award presented by XL Results Foundation and was also featured in 'Dreamcatchers', an international feature film showcasing people who have led transformational lives.

Tarun Chauhan Management Advisor

Tarun Singh Chauhan is best known as a legendary advertising professional. He has worked with the best in the industry and has led some of the best-known brand campaigns in India over the last decade. He had a successful 10 year long tenure as the President of Lowe Lintas before taking up a leadership position at JWT as the Managing Partner in 2010. Some of his most famous campaigns have been the "What an idea, Sirji" campaign for Idea Cellular, the Jaago Re campaign for Tata Tea, and the "hoodibaba" campaign for Bajaj. Tarun often says that comfort discomforts him. This is probably why he quit JWT in 2013 to start TSC Consulting, which he hopes will be a reservoir of the best management talent and will help companies and brands win. As a management advisor to the Shahani Group he is closely involved in all the group's activities and aims to establish the Shahani Group as the most venerable educational entity.

Ronil Sujan Financial Advisor

Ronil runs his proprietary investment fund, Raaga Holdings out of Singapore. He has over 20 years experience across India, Asia and the USA . He began his career with United Technologies as an Operations Analyst in 1990 in Farmington, CT and subsequently has been in banking and investing for over 18 years.

In the last seven of his fourteen years with the Rabobank Group, Ronil was the Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking Asia-Pacific at Rabobank International. He was on the Board and Global Exco of the global JV with NM Rothschilds and a member on the senior management team of the Bank in Asia. Prior to this, Ronil was a Founder and Director of Rabobank in India (Rabo India Finance).

Ronil completed his FMP from Stanford University in 2002, MBA from Texas A&M University in 1993 and BA from Muhlenberg College in 1990 where he was a Dana Foundation Scholar. In addition, Ronil has completed the Leadership Program at Harvard University in 2011, the Social Entrepreneurship Program at INSEAD in 2012 and is currently pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance from NUS.

BOARD OF ADVISORS
RANJIT SHAHANI

He's the Vice Chairman of, Novartis India Limited and is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and MBA from Bombay University.

P. R. RAMESH

P.R. Ramesh is the chairman of Deloitte Haskins & Sells in India and has over 33 years of professional experience.

DR. BHASKAR DAS

Dr. Bhaskar Das is the CEO of Essel Group which owns Zee News and Zee Business channels through Zee News Ltd.

VIJAY MANSUKHANI

With over 32 years of experience, Vijay Mansukhani is currently the co-founder and managing director of Onida.

AJAY MEHRA

Ajay Mehra is currently a partner at BMR Advisors Pvt. Ltd and has over 22 years of professional experience..

M K ANAND

M K Anand is currently Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Times Television Network.


INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF ADVISORS
DAVE ROGERS
Singapore

Born in Canada, of mixed Asia and European heritage, Dave is a dynamic global leader and speaker on today's key business issues.

THOMAS POWER
United Kingdom

An experienced business leader, who has successfully founded, built and sold a number of businesses in the e-Commerce, Social Networking and Call Center arena.

MIKE HANDCOCK
New Zealand

Born in Canada, of mixed Asia and European heritage, Dave is a dynamic global leader and speaker on today's key business issues.

RICHARD ALDERSON
United Kingdom

Richard is a serial entrepreneur, who has founded three social enterprises in the field of education. These include, Unltd India, which incubates and educates start-up social entrepreneurs and Career shifters which educates people who want to make a change in their careers.

JANET BRAY ATTWOOD
USA

Janet's company, Enlightened Alliances create relationships between individuals and organizations that are doing work to create a world of abundance, harmony and mutual support. She is also co-owner of one of the largest transformational online magazines in the world, Healthy Wealthy n Wise.

Elizabeth Coffey
United Kingdom

Elizabeth is one of the UKs top leadership coaches having worked with the CEOs & boards of the UK's largest listed companies. She has directed large-scale change projects in blue chip companies across the global banking, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, FMCG and professional services sectors. She is a respected speaker and author of the book "Things That Keep CEOs Awake at Night". Elizabeth spends time equally between London & Mumbai.

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