Thought Leaders

Ashwin Ajila

Founder and Managing Director

A multi-faceted professional, Ashwin has transformed his innovative ideas into successful business endeavors. He is a CA from KPMG Peat Marwick, UK and started his professional career with the same firm. His entrepreneurial drive led him to the founding of iNurture Education Solutions in 2009, a landmark initiative in higher education.

Rahul Das

Chief Operating Officer

Rahul Das holds MBA (PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bengaluru, India. He has 18 years of rich experience across multiple industries, including his previous stint with Fourth Ambit Technologies Pvt. Ltd. as the Co-founder & CEO.

R Lakshminarayanan

Chief Strategy Advisor

An alumnus of IIT, Delhi, and IIM, Bangalore, LN is an industry veteran with vast experience in leading organizations. The former CEO of Mudra Communications, his in-depth knowledge of course design and content creation has helped iNurture make great strides. He was conferred the “Guru Vandana” award by the Governor of Karnataka in 2013.

Sujay Nair

President - CRaSA

Sujay is a Computer Science graduate from Bangalore University, an MBA from Portsmouth University, UK, and a Ph.D. researcher in AI and Robotics. With 24+ years of experience, he has held positions in various media and IT firms across India, Canada, and the Middle East.

Dr. Shradha Kanwar

Chief Learning Officer

Dr. Shradha Kanwar is an academic professional with over 20 years of experience in learning, innovation, leadership, interdisciplinary-knowledge building, future-work integration, and 21st-century meta-competencies. Her core research is around futuristic education strategies, hybrid research-based solutions and Learning Centers of Expertise.

Dr. G. M. Jayaseelan

Academic Head – Marketing, Leadership & Innovation

Dr. Jayaseelan holds an M.Phil. from Alagappa University and a Ph.D. from S P University, Pune. He comes with more than 18+ years of rich experience in Academics. Dr. Jayaseelan’s last assignment was with Symbiosis Institute of Business Management as Associate Professor – Management Programs.

Dr. Shubhra Banerji

Head – Program Design and Enhancement

A gold medallist from IIT Kharagpur with a Ph.D in Computer Science from Jadavpur University, Dr. Shubhra Banerji comes with more than 20 years of experience in various domains and technologies spanning Development and Testing and has worked extensively in the areas of Application Virtualization, Digital Watermarking, and Test Case Optimization.

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Vertical Head – IT

Dr. Vinay holds a Ph.D. in Statistical Modelling of Computer Science. He comes with 21+ years of rich experience in IT Academics. He was previously with Chandigarh University as Deputy Dean in the CSE Department.

Dinesh Kulkarni

Academic Head – ToonSkool New Media Education

Dinesh Kulkarni has over 18 years of experience in full CG and VFX Production and has been part of projects like Little Krishna Series, Resident Evil: After Life and Three Musketeers. He has designed and implemented an effective production training and development program for Anibrain.

Thomas Dal

Director and Dean – Strate School of Design, India

Thomas has 19 years of experience in Product and Experience Design in transportation and has headed innovation and design for Decathlon S.A-Newfeel. An alumnus of Institut Superieur de Design, he is also the founder of DSK ISD-Rubika School of Design, Pune, India and has won many international awards.

Nirmaalya Biswas

Dean – MBA ESG, India

Nirmaalya has spearheaded India academic operations of MBA programs in various universities across Australia and the UK. After working in the global hospitality industry in South East Asia, he became part of the academic teams at Leeds Beckett University and Huddersfield University, UK. Additionally, he is a research scholar working in the Entrepreneurship domain.

Lalit K Ojha

Dean – HETIC, India

Lalit is an IIMB alumnus and active researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. In his 20+ years of experience, he has led multiple large-scale projects for Fortune 500 companies across major geographies of the world.

Kiran G R

Co-Founder – KRACKiN; President – Digital Initiatives & E-Learning, iNurture

An alumnus of Indian School of Business, Kiran co-founded KRACKiN technologies in 2016 as an initiative to bridge the industry-academia divide in India. Kiran has previously worked with numerous global conglomerates, donning leadership roles.

Prashanth B R

Co-Founder – KRACKiN; President – Digital Initiatives & E-Learning, iNurture

An engineering graduate, Prashanth co-founded KRACKiN technologies in 2016 as an initiative to bridge the industry-academia divide in India. Prashanth was the Director of Engineering at Huawei Technologies developing products in the Big Data and Analytics domains.