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.

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.

Sudhanshu Varma

President – Sales & Marketing

Sudhanshu has over 27 years of experience in Sales, Business Operations and P&L responsibilities across multiple industries including FMCG, Consulting, IT Solutions, IT Services and Education. He has held leadership positions with prestigious companies such as Hindustan Unilever, BPL, Religare Technova and Manipal Global Education.

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.

Sundaresh Biligi

Head – Program Design and Enhancement

Sundaresh has over 25 years of experience with leading Global IT functions and businesses. A Jack Welch Certified Business and Strategy Leader and an MBA (Finance) graduate, Sundaresh is an expert in the Digital Transformation of large global companies.

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.

Dr. M Subramanian

Academic Head – Financial Services & Business Analytics

Dr. Subramanian holds an FDPM from IIM Ahmedabad and a Ph.D. from PRIST University, Tamil Nadu. He comes with 20+ years of rich experience in Academics. Dr. M Subramanian’s last assignment was with Amity University as Associate Professor – Finance.

Dr. Manoj Manuja

Vertical Head – IT

Dr. Manoj Manuja is an astute industry-aligned academician with 25+ years of experience. He is a strong strategic planner who builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals. His primary technical expertise lies in Data Science, Big Data Technologies, and Artificial Intelligence.

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.