Board Of Directors

Satya Narayanan R

Aged 47 years, is our Chairman and Executive Director. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer sciences from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi and a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has over 20 years of experience in the education sector. He has been a Director on our Board since incorporation and was last re-appointed as an Executive Director of our Company with effect from April 01, 2017. He has completed the program 'human interaction laboratory' from the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioural Sciences and has received various awards, including the Karamveer Puraskar in 2009-10 by iCONGO and the Most Promising Entrepreneur Award in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2009.

Gautam Puri

Aged 53 years, is our Vice Chairman and Managing Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and a post graduate diploma in management administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has over 20 years of experience in the education sector. He has been a Director on our Board since incorporation and was last re-appointed as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director with effect from April 01, 2017.

Nikhil Mahajan

46 years, he is our Executive Director and Group CEO Enterprise Business. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi and a post graduate diploma in management administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has over 19 years of experience in the field of finance and the education sector. He joined our Board on October 12, 2001 and was last re-appointed as a whole-time director with effect from April 01, 2017.

Imran Jafar

Aged 43 years, he is our Additional Director (Non-Executive & Non-Independent). He holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a master’s degree in software engineering from BITS-Pilani. He is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Gaja Capital with over 18 years of experience in private equity, pharmaceuticals and technology services. Gaja Capital is a leading Indian mid-market private equity firm focused on high growth opportunities. He has co-led investments in the education and consumer clusters. He joined our Board on November 02, 2018.

Girish Shivani

Aged 47 years, he is our Additional Director (Independent & Non-Executive). He holds a post graduate diploma in business management from IMT, Ghaziabad (1993) and B.Sc. (Computer Science) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (1991). He is the Co- founder and Managing Partner of YourNest Venture Capital, a SEBI registered early stage venture capital fund. He has over 23 years’ of experience across multiple verticals and cross functional exposure in IT consulting, Telecom, Media, Presales, Finance, Corporate Strategy and Operations. He amongst others has been associated with companies such as Teradata India Pvt Ltd. (Lead CME Consultant (SEA)/ Principal Solutions Consultant (India), Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (as General Manager (Corporate), Bharti Televentures Ltd. (Deputy General Manager (Marketing), Dabur Finance Ltd. (as Fund Manager and Head of Equity Research). He joined our Board on September 30, 2018.

Madhumita Ganguli

Aged 61 years, she is our Non-Executive Independent Director. She is a lawyer by qualification, with over 26 years of work experience and heads a large part of the core business of HDFC Ltd. She joined our Board on July 02, 2017.

Viraj Tyagi

Aged 47 years, is our Independent Director. He holds a post graduate diploma in management administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is the co-founder and managing director of NettPositive Business Intelligence Solutions Private Limited. He has previously worked at Standard Chartered Bank, India, Halifax Bank of Scotland and American Express, Europe. He has over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined our Board on April 28, 2008 and was re-appointed on September 05, 2014.

Sushil Kumar Roongta

Aged 67 years, he is our Non-Executive Independent Director. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management-International Trade, from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi. He has been a Fellow Member of All India Management Association (AIMA). He has been past Executive Chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). He amongst others, is also a Director in Jubilant Industries, Bharat Aluminium Company Limited, ACC Limited and Talwandi Sabo Power Limited. He joined our Board on March 13, 2018.