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Finance & Administration
Catherine Fernandes
Catherine Fernandes
Manager - HR & Admin, Mumbai
Catherine has over ten years experience in HR & Administration with a double PG - in Human Resource and Hospital Management. Prior to NEN she was working in the HR area in Reliance Industries. Here, she was into recruitment and appointments. She has also worked as executive secretary to various senior professionals assisting them in their programs, appointments and planning their schedules.
Gambeera Seelan
Gambeera Seelan
Finance Manager, Bangalore
Gambeera is a qualified Chartered Account, with over 10 years of experience in Accounts & Audit. Before joining NEN, he has worked with organizations like Accenture Services, 3G Ops Solutions India Pvt Ltd, Indian Plywoood Mfg.Company, Ayub Khan & Associates, and T.Murali & Co.
Laura A. Parkin
Laura A. Parkin
Chief Executive Officer, NEN
Laura is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship Network. She is a serial entrepreneur, having founded four companies, and a former venture capitalist. In the early 90ís she helped established a merchant bank in Moscow. Just prior to co-founding NEN, Laura was a Vice President at Ashoka, an organization that identifies and supports social entrepreneurs across the world.
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Prema M
Prema M
Admin Asst., Mumbai
Prema joined NEN soon after she graduated from her DCE (Diploma in Computer Engineering) in 2006. Her responsibilities include admin related work and data collection.
Sunita Singh
B. Ramesh
Senior Accountant, Bangalore
Ramesh has over 10 years of experience in Accounts & Audit. Before joining NEN, he worked with organizations like Hewlett Packard, Manifest Info Services Pvt Ltd, Indian Plywood Mfg.Company, and T.Murali & Co. Ramesh holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Bangalore University.
Dr. Romesh Wadhwani
Dr. Romesh Wadhwani
Chairman & CEO, Symphony Technology Group and Chairman, Wadhwani Foundation
Romesh has founded and been CEO of three successful software companies in Silicon Valley. His third company, Aspect development, was sold to i2 Technologies in what was then the largest merger in software history. His latest venture, Symphony Technology Group, is a leading technology investor in the software universe. Romesh received his Bachelor of Science from IIT Bombay and his MS and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.
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Rajendra Bhat
Rajendra Bhat
Director, National Mentorship Development Program, NEN
Rajendra has over 18 years of experience in entrepreneurship. Having started his career with one of India's top IT firms, he went on to launch his own enterprise in the area of Web development while the Internet was still a fledgling business opportunity. Having led his startup through the boom and bust of the Internet age, he has successfully transitioned to the role of entrepreneurship educator and mentor. Rajendra holds a post-graduate degree in Business Management from the University of Mumbai.
Sunita Singh
Sunita Singh
Senior Director, NEN
Sunita is a Co-founder & Senior Director of the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). Prior to this, Sunita helped set up the Mumbai branch of Litmus, a national PR agency. She went on to head Litmus Mumbai, developing new business, strategizing and leading her team to execute complete public relation campaigns for several multinational clients. Sunita has had experience in the creative media in the field of animation and scripting for television. Sunita started her career in the field of education over 18 years ago. She holds a post graduate degree from Andhra University and an M Phil from Sukhadia University.
S. Vinay
S. Vinay
Sr. Office Administrator
Vinay has over 9 years of experience in General Administrational Support, Travel & Accommodation Management, Scheduling/ Meetings Arrangement, Vendor Management, AMCís, Maintenance of office equipments. Prior to NEN, he worked with companies such as Gokaldas Images Pvt Ltd, Bells Softech Ltd, Eastman Clothing Co, 24/7 Customer as Sr. Executive Admin. He holds a Bachelorís degree in Arts. He is pursuing his MBA in HRM from Alagappa University.
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Asgar Ahmed
Asgar Ahmed
NEN Consultant, Bangalore
Asgar brings to NEN over 12 years of experience in marketing, operations and training. Prior to joining NEN, he has worked with an IT major and a Management training institutes and has also been part of the founding teams of five educational institutes. Asgar holds a Masterís in Business Administration.
Debmalya Bhattacharjee
Debmalya Bhattacharjee
NEN Consultant, Kolkata
Debmalya has over 14 years of experience in the Service, Hospitality and Education sectors. Prior to NEN, he was with Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences, Bangalore as Assistant Professor, Hospitality Management division. He has worked with reputed firms from across the globe like MV Discovery Sun and MV Island Dawn, USA; Nando's, UAE; Hotel Hindustan International. He has a Diploma in Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition from IIAS Calcutta.
Himanshu Acharya
Himanshu Acharya
NEN Consultant, Bhopal & Indore
Himanshu has over 13 years of experience in sales & marketing, business development and key account management across sectors like telecom, FMCG, retail and financial services. Prior to joining NEN, he has worked with some leading brands including Idea Cellular, Coca Cola, Castrol, Reliance Retail and Bajaj Alliaz. Himanshu holds an MBA in Marketing & HR from D.A.V.V, Indore as well as an MPhil. in Management.
Jagannathan Seshadri
Jagannathan Seshadri
NEN Consultant, Coimbatore
Jagannathan is a highly motivated and dedicated professional having more than eleven years of experience in teaching and continuous improvement through constant innovative and creative practises. Before joining NEN, Jagannathan was working with Educomp Solutions Limited as a Manager - Academic support Group. Prior to this he has worked with organizations such as Amrita school of business, Apollo Pharmacy and Rhone-Poulenc-Rorer. He has done his B Pharm from Karnataka University, MBA in Marketing from Madras University.
Mandar Joshi
Mandar Joshi
NEN Consultant, Pune
Mandar has 12 years of experience in Marketing, Business development and Academics. He has worked as an Asst Manager (Exports & Marketing) with KEAL & Guest lecturer with IMR, Sangli. Prior to NEN he was with International Institute of Information Technology, Pune where he headed the entire Examinations and administration division and also worked to kick start a educational institute, PVPIT in Pune. Mandar's career began with CIPLA Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has a MBA in Marketing and HRM from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Preeti Singh
Preeti Singh
NEN Consultant, Jaipur
With over 12 years of experience in the Business development & consulting, Preeti has a keen interest in the education and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining NEN, Preeti has worked with companies such as Educom, an E Ė Learning company H T Solutions and Birla Sunlife Insurance. She has done her Graduation with Economics and Political Science and LL. B. from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. She has also done her Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and is Qualified Indian Civil Services.
Probal Roy Choudhury
Probal Roy Choudhury
Regional Manager, North & East
Probal has about 16 years of experience in working with start-ups. He began his own e-commerce venture in 1998 and has kick-started 3 educational institutes in the east of India in 2002. Probal's career began in 1992 with NIIT Ltd., where he worked for 6 years. Probal holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Calcutta University, Kolkata.
Sanjay Kapoor
Sanjay Kapoor
NEN Consultant, Delhi
Prior to joining NEN, Sanjay has worked as a consultant in the area of technology sales, marketing and services. Having started his career with HCL Ltd., he then went on to manage his familyís textile manufacturing business. A passionate entrepreneur, Sanjay has also started ventures across a wide spectrum of domains like small telecom, immigration, industrial technology sales, investments and trading ventures. He holds a Masters degree in Consultancy Management from BITS Pilani and graduated in Electronics and Telecom Engineering from BMS College, Bangalore.
Shadab Mobin
Shadab Mobin
NEN Consultant, Delhi
Shadab comes with close to 10 years of rich experience in start ups, marketing strategy and budgeting with excellent networking and knack for working around complex business environment. Before joining NEN, Shadab had his own company by the name of Paradigm Franchising Pvt. Ltd. which was the Master Franchisee of Benniganís Restaurants in India. Prior to launching his own company Shadab has worked with Venture International, IndusInd Bank and Elcomponics Sales Pvt. Ltd. He has done his Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from University of Allahabad and PGDM in Finance & Marketing from IMDR, Pune.
Sivakumar
Sivakumar
NEN Consultant, Chennai
Sivakumar comes with over 12 years of rich experience in the field of Franchise development, Corporate training, Administration and Marketing. Before joining NEN, Sivakumar was working as State head for Karnataka with Everonn Systems India Ltd. He has done his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Advanced diploma in Systems management (ADSM) from NIIT.
Subhabrata Bhattacharjee
Subhabrata Bhattacharjee
NEN Consultant, Durgapur
Prior to joining NEN, Subhabrata has worked extensively in the education space for more than 12 years. He has worked with Zee Network as a Regional Sales Head in the education group and also established KIDZEE, a pre-primary school in Kolkata, South Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar. Subhabrata holds a Post Graduate degree in Management having specialised in marketing.
Sujaya Rao
Sujaya Rao
Regional Manager, Southern India
Sujaya has over 15 years of experience, mainly dealing with customer relations. Her responsibilities have been inclined towards analyzing market trends and planning promotional activities to develop businesses. Prior to joining NEN, Sujaya was at NASSCOM. She has also worked at FutureSchools, where her experience motivated her to work towards the cause of education. Sujaya holds a B Com degree from Anna Adarsh College for Women and has done a course in Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology from IIT Madras.
Sunil Kumar Sarangi
Sunil Kumar Sarangi
NEN Consultant, Bangalore
Sunil comes with more than 8 years of experience in various roles and responsibilities that has given him access and exposure to the Academic and Corporate world. Before joining NEN, he worked as Talent Trainer cum Business Manager at Dale Carnegie India. He has done his M.A (English) from Berhampur University, Orissa & his MBA from Bharti Vidyapeeth, Pune.
Uday Wankawala
Uday Wankawala
NEN Consultant, Mumbai
Uday has over 10 years of extensive cross-functional experience in the field of eLearning consulting, Key Account Management, training and concept selling. Before joining NEN, he was working with NIS Sparta as a Business Manager. Prior to this he has worked with companies such as GurukulOnline Learning Solutions (GOLS), Sampark Communications and in a consulting role for few start-ups in technology space. He is a post-graduate in Management (M.M.S.) Specialization in Marketing from N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research (NLDIMSR) and a certified Instructional Designer (ID).
Vikram Misra
Vikram Misra
NEN Consultant, Hyderabad
He has more than 11 years of experience in sales and marketing. He has worked with various organizations like Shriam Bioseeds, Philips Electronics India Limited, Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training and Kingfisher Training Academy. Vikram holds a M.B.A in marketing. His hobbies include playing tennis, swimming, gardening and dramatics.
Vishnu Priya
Vishnu Priya
NEN Consultant, Chennai
Vishnu Priya has over 8 years of experience in Training & Development, Module Design & Development and Recruitment Functions and an additional 3 years in market development, client management and client acquisition. Prior to NEN she was with Merit Trac, a global assessment company. As an expert communications evaluator her list of assesses include reputed organizations like Accenture, Dell, HP, L & T, Logica cmg. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and MBA from Madras University.
Yoshima
Yoshima Somvanshi
Associate NEN Consultant, Pune
Prior to joining NEN, Yoshima was freelancing as an independent consultant in the field of HR & Organizational development. Before that she worked in the Healthcare sector. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology from Fergusson College, Master's in Clinical Psychology from Pune University and Master's in Organizational Psychology from Middlesex University, London.
NEN- Communication, Education, Online, Press
Arthi Gerald
Arthi Gerald
Associate Director, Product Development, NEN
Arthi has been working in the higher education space for the last eight years; before joining NEN, she has been a Business Management faculty member and has worked with Intel to promote their non-profit, technology-aided learning program for educators. She also has corporate finance experience, having worked with the Arvind Mills group. Her career highlights include Product Development, Content Management and Program Management. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Microfinance and Entrepreneurship from Bharathiar University - School of Management and Entrepreneurship Development, Coimbatore. She holds an MBA from the same university.
Chippi Pillai
Chippi Pillai
Associate, Workshops & Events
Chippi has over two years experience in graphic & web designing. She's been associated with a medical publishing company in Bangalore. Her responsibilities have been in the area of content coordination and assisting the core team in developing designs for CBTs, WBTs etc. Chippi holds a Diploma in Architecture and a PG Diploma in New Media Design.
Debalina Datta
Debalina Datta
Manager, NEN Education
Prior to joining NEN, she was with ZEE Network Education Group, organizing and conducting training programs and handling events and seminars. She was also involved in the outlining and development of the curriculum for Academic Coordination cell in ZEE. Her experience spans marketing support and advertising. She completed her Bachelor's in Commerce from Calcutta University, Kolkata. She holds a PGD in Pre-Primary & Primary Teachersí Training.
Kaushik Satish
Kaushik Satish
Communications Manger, NEN Online
Kaushik has over 3 years of experience in content management. Prior to joining NEN in October 2008, Kaushik was with AOL TimeWarner as the editor of their Knowledge Management team in Bangalore. As part of this role, he defined and built content for the company?s online products and services in the US. At NEN, he manages content development for its online portals. Kaushik holds a bachelors degree in Economics and Political Science from the Bangalore University.
Madhumitha
Madhumitha R
Associate, NEN Education
Prior to joining NEN, she was working with various reputed management institutes as a Faculty member. An MBA 1st Rank and Gold Medalist from Bangalore University, Madhumitha has varied experience in the fields of Teaching, HR & Customer Relations. She holds a bachelors of Science degree from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and an MBA in HR & Marketing from T. John Institute of Management & Science, Bangalore.
Manjunath
Manjunath
Manager, Materials
Manjunath has nine years of experience in Procurement, Vendor Management, Logistics, facilities & General Administration, Service Support, Operations & Analytical Skills. Prior to NEN, he worked with Pinnacle Rewards and Recognition Pvt Ltd., as Asst Manager, and with Coral Telecom Ltd., and Reliance Infocomm Ltd, Spices. He holds a Bachelor's in Science (CBZ) degree from Bangalore University and Diploma In Information System Management from Aptech, E-Commerce from NIIT, Data Warehouse.
Naveen John
Naveen John
Content Assistant, NEN Online
Naveen has 2 years of experience. Before joining NEN, he has worked with Wockhardt Hospital and World Wild Life Fund. He has also helped in conducting many seminars on Mass Communication and Journalism.

Naveen has completed his B.A in Journalism from St. Joseph's Evening Degree College, where he topped the course. At present, he is pursuing his MBA.

Radhika Saxena
Radhika Saxena
Content Producer, NEN Online
Prior to joining NEN, Radhika has worked for nearly four years as a television journalist. She has, both, reported and produced programmes for NDTV and ET NOW. Hidden somewhere along the way, is a also brief stint in public relations. After graduating in Mass Media from Mumbai University, Radhika has done her PGD in Broadcast Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. At NEN, she produces video content along with writing for its online portals and monthly newsletter.
Raghab Panda
Raghab Panda
Associate Director, Alumni Association
Prior to joining NEN, Raghab was heading IBSAF (IBS Alumni Federation) as well as coordinating the placement activities at IBS at its Head Office in Hyderabad. He was instrumental in building and scaling up the IBSAF, one of the largest B-School alumni federations in the country. He holds a PGDBA from IBS Pune.
Richa Gaur
Richa Gaur
Senior Associate, Resource Bureau
Prior to working with NEN, Richa has worked with an international call centre and then as a Software Engineer with Subex, a telecom software company, for close to 3 years. A short stint with TiE helped her decide that she wanted to switch industries and work with an organisation that promoted entrepreneurship. Richa has completed her Masters in Computers.
Sharanya V
Sharanya V
Associate, NEN Online
Prior to joining NEN, she was managing customer communications at WorldSpace Satellite Radio. She is a part of the National Cadet Corps, and has had several opportunities to help physically & mentally disabled children while also organizing cultural shows for them. She is also actively engaged in a few Old Age Home programmes in Bangalore. She holds a Diploma in Commercial Practice and is currently pursuing her degree in Commerce at the Bangalore University.
Smija Kumar
Smija Kumar
Senior Associate, NEN Education
She has more than five years of experience in Human Resources, Administration and Event Management. She was working as Administrative Officer for Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kerala for almost four years and with a healthcare publishing company in Bangalore for almost a year. She holds an MBA in Human Resource form Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.
Shubha Narayanan
Shubha Narayanan
Manager, Communications
Shubha has six years of experience in journalism and corporate communications. She has worked for leading dailies like Deccan Herald and Vijaya Times. Shubha switched to corporate communication in 2006, and was with TEAM computers, a Delhi-based IT company. Shubha holds a PGD in Advanced Media from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai, and B.Com (Hons) from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi.
Suja V
Suja Vinu
Portal Manager, NEN Online
Suja has been working in the IT space for over 7 years and been a Webmaster for 4 years. She managed and updated live data sites for Mecklai Financial-Mumbai and managed a stock trading portal with Prabhudas Liladher-Mumbai and also worked with Ingersoll Rand-Bangalore. Suja holds a Master's degree in Commerce from Mumbai University, Diploma in Web Development & Diploma in Financial Management.
sunitha V
Sunitha Prasad
Manager, Resource Bureau
Sunitha has varied experience in the fields of advertising, market research, product development and academics in India and Muscat. She has worked with reputed firms like Sista's advertising, Feedback MR, Noor & Amal and Mawarid Trading. She has also been part of an NGO, Akshara Foudation, where, she strived to bring the 'out-of-school' children back into schools. She holds an MBA, (specialized in marketing), from Bangalore University.
Vasanti Venugopal
Vasanti Venugopal
Educator, NEN
Vasanti has 24 years of teaching experience in entrepreneurship, services marketing, and cost & management accounting. Prior to joining NEN, she was a faculty member at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She helped launch the E Cell at MCC and initiated the restructuring of the undergraduate entrepreneurship program at the institute. She also mentors the student-run campus company. In 2008, Vasanti received the national award for ĎBest Entrepreneurship Educatorí by NITIE, Mumbai.
Vijay Sharma
Vijay Sharma
Program Associate, E-Leaders, NEN Education
Vijay is a very energetic and enthusiastic individual who led many student groups and alumni association activities during his academics. He has done his graduation in M.Sc (Hons.) Chemistry from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He has done his academic projects with organizations such as Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, TATA Cancer Research Institute, Mumbai & GMR Group, Bangalore. As a part of his role at NEN, he conceptualizes, builds and supports the development of a world class E Leaders program to create outstanding opportunities for the young leaders of the NEN network.
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