Board Of Directors

Satya Narayanan R

Aged 50 years, he 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 IIM-B. 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. He has over 22 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, 2020 for a period of 3 years.

Gautam Puri

Aged 55 years, he 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 IIM-B. He has over 22 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, 2020 for a period of 3 years.

Nikhil Mahajan

Aged 49 years, he is our Executive Director and Group CEO Enterprise Business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT-BHU and a post graduate diploma in management administration from the IIM-B. He has over 21 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 an executive director with effect from April 01, 2020 for a period of 3 years.

Imran Jafar

Aged 45 years, he is our Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director. He holds a post graduate diploma in business administration from the IIM-B and a master’s degree in software engineering from BITS-Pilani. He is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Gaja Capital with over 19 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 49 years, he is our Non-Executive Independent Director. 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 26 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 (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 and holds office for a period of 5 years.

Madhumita Ganguli

Aged 63 years, she is our Non-Executive Independent Director. She is a lawyer by qualification, with over 28 years of work experience and heads a large part of the core business of HDFC Ltd. She joined our Board on July 02, 2017 and holds office for a period of 5 years.

Sanjay Tapriya

Aged 59 years, he is our Non-Executive Independent Director. He is Graduate in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce (1981) and hold membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (1985) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (1985). He has over 30 years’ of experience across multiple verticals and cross functional exposure in Finance, Business restructuring, Corporate Strategy and Operations etc. Since 2014, He is working as CEO in Uniworld Sugars Private Limited and amongst others has been associated with Simbhaoli Sugars Limited as Non-Executive Independent Director. He joined our Board on October 24, 2019 and holds office for a period of 5 years.

Piyush Sharma

Aged 53 years, he is our Non-Executive Independent Director. He holds a PhD in Marketing from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2006), a Post Graduate Programme in Marketing from the IIM-B, India (1993) and is a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), University of Delhi, India (1987). He is presently working as a Professor of Marketing in School of Marketing, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia and has over 18 years’ of experience in academia. Amongst others, he has been associated with companies such as Hometrade Limited (as Vice President ‐ Sales and Marketing), Becton Dickinson (as Marketing Manager ‐ South Asia), Dabur India Limited (as Senior Product Manager), ITC Limited (as Brand Manager) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (as Quality Control Engineer). He joined our Board on July 17, 2020 and holds office for a period of 5 years.