Board of Advisors

Uma Shanker

Uma Shanker is the Managing Trustee of Kalvi Trust for Research and Education and Director of Centre for Montessori Training – Chennai. Recently she took on the responsibility of training Montessori teacher trainers in her capacity as Director-General of the Indian Montessori Centre. She has over 30 years of experience in the Montessori Method of education and believes in its efficacy as a truly child centered method.

N. K. Ranganath

N. K. Ranganath serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, and Chief Operating Officer of Grundfos Pumps India Private Limited. Experienced in business operations and managements, he is knowledgeable in an array of fields, including sales, marketing, finance, production and human resource. He has taken on the role of Independent Director for both Celebrity Fashions Limited  and Indian Terrain Fashion Limited in September 2005 and 2010 respectively. Ranganath is a Mechanical Engineer and holds Post Graduate Degree in Business Management from XLRI.

Geeta Ramaseshan

Geeta is a senior lawyer practicing in the Madras High Court in the areas of criminal, constitutional, and family law, with a specific focus on women’s and human rights. Passionate about human rights policy, she specializes in international human rights law and has conducted a lot of workshops on international human rights for the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Bangkok.

K. Hariharan

K. Hariharan is the Founder of LV Prasad Film and TV Academy. A National Award-winning filmmaker and jury member, he has taught at many prestigious universities across India and abroad. Invested in education as much as in his art, he is currently Professor, Creative Sciences and Dean at Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

Shweta Anand Arora

Shweta works in the field of education, and has played leadership roles in the areas of public-private partnership, advocacy, content development, research and assessment at iDiscoveri and The Education Alliance. Previously a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, she has a Master’s in Education from Harvard University and an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad.