Nandakumar M.Phil, M.Ed was President of the Tamil Nadu Association of Matriculation Schools and their managements (an umbrella organization of more than 9,000 schools) for a period of 7 years. He has served in senior positions for 13 years with two schools consistently ranked 1 & 2 in India – Dhirubhai Ambani Int’l School, Ecole Mondiale WS & Oberoi Int’l School. He was the founder director of CBSE’s first Nodal Centre in SE Asia and currently heads Datta Educational Consultants, which has been instrumental in the setting up of reputed schools across India and acts as Consultant for IBO, CIE and Private CBSE & CISCE Schools.
Vidya Murali is a HR professional with more than two decades of intensive experience across the spectrum of Human Resource activities. In her role as consultant, she has enabled several Organizations to transform their talent strategy and adopt robust people practices. Vidya has been part of the HR Leadership team in leading multi-national Organizations, including Cognizant where she was responsible for the People Development function. She is certified in Executive Assessments from Saville & Holdsworth UK. In her corporate HR leadership role, Vidya was responsible for conceptualizing and implementing the first set of Assessment centers for the IT industry in India.
Dr. Manjunath, an alumnus of DAV Boys Gopalapuram (1981) is a Technical and Professional Consultant specialising in the Energy sector. He completed his engineering and further a Masters and Ph.D. in Engineering from IIT-Madras. His professional experience spans 30 years across several MNCs in the capacities of CEO and Managing Director and he currently serves as a Board Member and Management Advisor for several companies. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, practical value-based education, mentoring and engaging with and nurturing young minds.
A dedicated and a dynamic educator with more than 4 decades of teaching and administrative experience in several prestigious educational institutions, Smt. Vasantha Balasubramanian was the founder Principal of D.A.V. Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Gill Nagar. She has served as a resource person in training Chemistry teachers of the state and has coauthored Chemistry Text Books for leading Publishers. A recipient of the Dr. Radhakrishnan State Award, she was also a member of the Board of Secondary Education, Government of Tamil Nadu. Extremely committed to every task she undertakes, her mantra for success has always been, “Give your Best and a Little more”
With over 20 years of experience across media, communication and events, Hamsavani Raman has worked with internationally reputed companies across industries like banking, IT, manufacturing, hospitality and media.
An artist and a Trainer, she extensively uses the arts as a tool to design experiential learning workshops that address behavioural skills. She also creates training content and facilitates sessions.
A graduate from Law College Madras in 1994, Vasuvenkat has been in active law practice in Appellate and Original Sides before the Madras High Court. He has work experience in the areas of Civil, Writ, Arbitration, Taxation and Company Law litigation. He also appears before Subordinate courts in Labour and Industrial Law cases, civil suits, consumer disputes etc. Besides litigation practice, he takes interest in learning about Indic culture and theology. Running marathons is his recreational activity.
Sudarshan Ramabadran is a writer, columnist, blogger and contributor with over 9 years of work experience in the field of communication, journalism and think tanks in India. He has previously worked with the New Indian Express news daily in Chennai. He has authored the book, ‘Good Governance: People’s Voice’ published by the Government of Gujarat in 2013. His core areas of study and interests include History, Public Diplomacy and Strategic Studies. He has completed the Professional Fellows Program – a premier fellowship program run by the US State Department. In 2016, he founded the Tamil Nadu Young Thinkers Forum, an independent bi-partisan forum committed to elevating the quality of public discourse in Tamil Nadu.