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.

Amit Sharma COO

Twenty years of experience creating successful e-learning teams across globes. He has successfully handled multiple projects for United Nations and Fortune 500 firms. A Mass-Communication post graduate, Amit is an avid reader and movie buff.

Sujata Garimella CLO

Sujata has over 25 years working experience in Journalism and Instructional Design. She has been a senior member of Times of India and Asian Age during her journalism days. Sujata has been heading the instructional design teams of Tata Interactive Services, Indecomm and Aptara in last few years. She has created some state of art e-learning and blended learning courses. One of Sujata’s courses was displayed in UN General Assembly.

Vikas Kumar CTO

Vikas has over sixteen years of experience in the software industry with the majority of it as a CTO of Brainvisa which he founded along with his partners in 2000. After having exited Brainvisa he has been investing and working with various start-ups in various domains.

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.

Advisory Board
Devan Kampani

He's MD, JM Financial Investment Banking and An MBA from New York University, Devan has been a senior member of the JM Financial group over the last 20 years.

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.

Tarun Chauhan

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.

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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