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Finance & Administration
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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K Srikrishna  
K. Srikrishna
Executive Director, NEN
K. Srikrishna is an entrepreneur, writer and father of two girls. In 1999, he founded his first company Impulsesoft. Prior to joining NEN, he was one of the founders of Zebu Communications, and an active angel investor. He's also on the advisory boards of 3 companies. Over the past 15 years Srikrishna has served in a variety of marketing and management roles in technology firms in the US and India. He has a PhD and MS from University of California at Berkeley and a BTech from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. He writes a weekly column Book Beginnings for the Mint and with his daughter, authors a weekly business cartoon FlipSide for the Hindu BusinessLine.    
Sunita Singh  
Sunita Singh
Senior Director, NEN
Sunita is a Co-Founder & Senior Director of the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). Sunita along with her team at NEN’s Institutional Capacity Building engages and helps build the human and programmatic infrastructure in entrepreneurship at over 540 top tier academic partners across 26 cities in India. A key responsibility that Sunita holds at NEN includes building the team across all its programs to enable NEN to grow and scale. Additionally, Sunita is helping develop the NEN E Clubs, a platform to connect and engage young entrepreneurs and professionals to increase their success.
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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.
John Richard  
John Richard
Senior Office Administrator, NEN
John Richard has eleven years of experience in office administration, maintaining the record of travel expense bills traveling & Hotel arrangements. Prior to this he has worked with American Power Conversion, TATA Tele services Ltd., Cymbionic Matketing Pvt Ltd., and M & N Publication Limited. He holds a bachelor degree in Commerce from Bangalore University.
Pramod Desai
Senior Accountant
Pramod is a highly motivated and dedicated professional having close to four years of experience in Accounting and finance. Before joining NEN, Pramod was working with Coreobjects India Pvt Ltd, as a Finance Executive. Prior to this he has worked with organizations such as ISmart Global Pvt Ltd, and Cross Domain Solutions Pvt Ltd. He has done his Bachelor of Commerce from Kuvempu University and Masters in Business Administration in Finance & Marketing from Karnataka University. 
NEN Consulting Team
Asgar Ahmed  
Asgar Ahmed
Area Manager
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 Master’s in Business Administration.
Ayan Bandyopadhyay
NEN Consultant, Pune
Ayan has over 5 years of experience in entrepreneurship & consultation with respect to brand positioning and product launching strategies. An entrepreneur by choice, he formed his advertising firm in Pune in 2008 after working in the markets of Mumbai, Chennai and Pune. Before joining NEN, Ayan consulted and developed creative brand strategies and soon bagged advertising contracts for his firm across industry verticals ranging from Business Schools to Counseling & Education Academies, real estate projects, fitness studios, new-concept restaurants, beauty lounges, a microbrewery, hotels, interior designing companies, gourmet stores and consultation firms. He has done his MBA in advertising and marketing communication from International School of Business and Media, Pune.
Chaitali Sengupta  
Chaitali Sengupta
Consultant, Bangalore & Mysore
Chaitali is a dedicated professional with more than 13 years of experience in the field of education and publication industry.
She has worked in the areas of Business Development, Academics & Corporate Communications. Prior to joining NEN, she has worked with Premier Institutions, Corporates in Delhi & Bangalore and was heading their admission and market promotion divisions. She holds Master Degree in Philosophy & Religion from Patna University & PG Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.
Debmalya Bhattacharjee  
Debmalya Bhattacharjee
Area Manager
Debmalya has over 17 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.
Kalpana Sinha
Senior Consultant, Delhi
Kalpana is a highly dedicated professional with around thirteen years of rich experience in Sales & Marketing and General Administration with reputed organizations. Before joining NEN back, Kalpana was working with Birla Institute of Management & Technology as an Asst. Professor. Prior to this she has worked with organizations such as Jagran Prakashan Ltd., Cico Technotrade Ltd., McDonalds, Excel Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., Grasim Cement, etc. She has done her M.Com. from University of Allahabad and Masters in Business Administration from Monirba, University of Allahabad.
Kaveri Patra
Consultant, Bhubaneswar
With over 10 years of experience in Business development & consulting, Kaveri has a keen interest in Education and Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining NEN, Kaveri has worked with companies such as WLCI, Educomp Solutions Ltd and Mexus Education in Senior profiles. She has worked in National Level programes such as PROBE funded by Department of Science and Technology and in societal Development programes funded by Department of Biotechnology as Co Principal Investigator. With Engineering in Information and Technology She has vast experience in the field of Social Development and Education. Kaveri is passionate about innovation in education and strongly believes that today our education system requires a revolutionary change to have a better tomorrow. 
Marlina Ramchandran
NEN Consultant, Indore
Marlina is a highly motivated and dedicated professional having close to ten years of experience in Planning and Implementation of marketing plans and sales promotions, Event Management, BTL & ATL Activities, Branch launches etc. Before joining NEN, Marlina was working with Study Overseas Global Pvt Ltd as State Head. Prior to this she has worked with organizations such as Radio Mirchi, Kotak Old Mutual Life Insurance, The British Counsel and Hotel Holiday Inn. She has done her Bachelor of Arts (English) from St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad , Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from GLS Institute, Ahmedabad 
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 – 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.
Subhabrata Bhattacharjee  
Subhabrata Bhattacharjee
NEN Consultant, Durgapur and Kolkata
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.
Uday Wankawala  
Uday Wankawala
NEN Consultant, Mumbai
Uday Wankawala is a post-graduate in management and a certified Instructional Designer (ID). He has over 13 years of extensive cross-functional experience in the field of eLearning consulting, Key Account Management, Public Relations and marketing. He has worked with companies like NIS Sparta, GurukulOnline Learning Solutions (GOLS) and in a consulting role for start-ups in technology space. He is with NEN Trust since June 2010 as a Consultant for Mumbai Region managing member Institutions. He works closely with Faculty members, student body and management team to build strong eco-system on campuses in the area of entrepreneurship. 
Vishnu Priya  
Vishnu Priya
Senior Manager, NEN Consulting
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.
NEN- Communication, Education, Online, Press
Adyasha Mishra
Associate, Education
Adyasha has over 4.5 years of experience in training co-ordination, administration and operations with organizations like, Infoage e-Solution Pvt. Ltd. (SAP Education Partner) and ZIGEDU Learning Solutions. She holds an MBA in Marketing and Human Resource from Utkal University, Odisha. She is also an active volunteer of Art of Living Foundation. In her spare time she likes making soft toys and glass paintings. She can be reached at
Anju Anish Joseph  
Anju Anish Joseph
Associate Resource Bureau
Anju has 3 years of experience in HR and Customer Service. Prior to joining NEN, Anju has worked with CDAC as a HR executive. She also has worked at Mc Donald’s and Wipro. Anju holds a Master’s degree in Business management in Human Resource from UP technical University. She can be reached at
Arthi Gerald  
Arthi Gerald
Associate Director, Product Development, NEN
Arthi has been working in the higher education space for a decade; before joining NEN in 2006, she worked with Intel ‘s Teach to the future and taught business management in colleges of repute.  She specializes in experiential learning tools for entrepreneurship education and practice. In her current role at NEN, she works with leading academicians across the globe to develop a vast content base of entrepreneurship educational resources. She is also involved in curriculum development and program delivery design for NEN Faculty Development Courses. Her role includes supporting member institutes in course design and content and certification of faculty. She began her career in a corporate finance. She holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship.
Chandan Kar  
Chandan Kar
Assistant Manager, NEN Education
Chandan has over 5 years of successful managerial exposure in Education/T&D/Research (Behavioral Science)/FMCG sector. Before joining NEN, Chandan was working with Toplearning UK Ltd. as Industry- Training and Development (Education). Prior to this he has worked with organizations such as Artflute Gallery Pvt. Ltd., Metis Erc (I) Pvt. Ltd. and Victoria Foods Pvt. Ltd. He has done his MBA (HR) from Visveswaraya Technological University and B.A. from Utkal University. He can be reached at
Chippi Pillai
Assistant Manager, NEN Education
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 Dutta
Senior Manager - Training and Engagement, Entrepreneur Support Program
Debalina has over 8 years of experience in education management. She has done a 5 year stint in NEN where she was part of the team building NEN Education Program from scratch and later lead it successfully. She was responsible to develop and manage execution of world class entrepreneurship programs for faculty and students across India and track its impact. In her current role, she is responsible to build and manage the development and delivery of programs for entrepreneurs and provide strategic direction to the group. Prior to joining NEN, Debalina has worked with ZEE Education where she was involved in supervising KIDZEE schools, conducting and organizing training programs and seminar. She was involved in the outlining and development of the content and curriculum as a part of the academic coordination team. Her experience spans marketing support and advertising. She completed her Bachelor's in Commerce from Calcutta University, India. She has studied Early Childhood Education and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Teachers' Training. She can be reached ar debalina[at]
Joyeeta Das
Senior Manager, NEN Education
Joyeeta Das has worked across a diverse set of organisations including the government, multilateral/ bilateral donors and corporate set ups. In the last 12 years, she has been involved with conceptualisation & implementation of new innovative education programs. She has been in the space of education and community development sector and enjoys working in this area. She also has been an entrepreneur setting up an after school activity centre and consulting in the area of corporate social responsibility and education. At NEN, Joyeeta would be responsible for leading the Education program and team, which includes development and implementation of existing/new faculty development courses and also supporting Institutional Capacity.
Kaushik Satish
Digital Editor
As Digital Editor at NEN, Kaushik oversees content production for our web and social media platforms; digital branding, and online community engagement. He brings nearly 7 years of experience in strategic, digital and campaign communications in the non-profit, CSR and corporate sectors, working in editorial and consulting roles at AOL (previously America Online) and Samhita Social Ventures. Prior to being Digital Editor, Kaushik was NEN’s Communications Manager. He would love to hear from you if you are excited about creating high-quality content using Digital. His current interests include economic history, behavioral sciences, and bacon!
Kruthika Muralinath
Associate Educator, NEN Education
Kruthika is a biomedical engineer who has worked both in industry and academia. Prior to joining NEN, she has worked in diverse roles such as New Product Research Analyst and Assistant Professor. She has been associated with organizations like Rajalakshmi Engineering College and Larsen & Toubro and has taught and worked closely with budding engineers. Kruthika has an M.S. from Polytechnic Institute of NYU, USA. She has travelled extensively around the world and loves to explore new places. She enjoys reading and listening to music and is passionate about art and social work.
Mischelle Rebello  
Mischelle Rebello
Sr Manager, NEN Communications
Mischelle has over 11 years of experience in digital media with companies like Paprika Media, AOL India Pvt Ltd, Visualtrance Communicating Technologies, Indias-Best.Com Pvt.Ltd and Trends Ad Filmakers Pvt.Ltd. She has done her Bachelor of Arts in Communicative English from Mount Carmel College. Reading and trekking is her passion, and the forests and mountains of the Western Ghats and the Himalayas are her favourite haunts. Mischelle can be reached at
Pooja Agarwal
Associate, Education
Pooja has acquired MBA in Marketing & HR from Sinhgad Institute of Business Administration & Research, Pune. She is a graduate with BA in English Literature from R.D.Womens Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar. She is always keen on continuous learning, hard work and is passionate about innovation. She loves listening to music, reading, cooking & exploring places whenever she gets some spare time. She can be reached at
Priya George
Manager, Content
Priya George comes with seven years of experience with print and online journalism together with radio. She has worked with WordSpace Satellite Radio, been a sectional editor at Time Out Bangalore and has also worked with Yahoo. Priya loves traditional media and has been published in over 50 magazine issues of Time Out Bangalore, being a core editor in conceptualizing and ensuring an end to end involvement till the magazines hit the presses, she has also used her voice for many voice-overs and radio segments. She’s passionate and dedicated about work and loves to kick back with books at home. She’s also into home décor, gardening, travelling, cooking and is an avid movie watcher. She can be reached at
Rinky Siddharthan  
Rinky Siddharthan
Manager, Human Resource, Wadhwani Foundation

With more than 5 years of experience in Human Resource, Rinky is proficient in HR operations, which includes effective planning and management in firms like TNT India Pvt Ltd and Staples Future Office Products. As part of NEN, she will provide high level HR support, which includes day-to-day recruitment in co-ordination with internal/external agencies, and identifying future requirements and resource utilization. Rinky holds a masters degree in HR from Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning (SCDL), Pune. She can be reached at .

Runa Tarafdar
Sr. Associate Resource Bureau
Runa has a Masters in English Literature and a post grad diploma in Public Relations. She has over 5 years of experience in the Education sector. She is a qualified education agent counselor for Australia and UK. Prior to NEN she was working with Raffles Design Institute. In her spare time she likes to cook new recipes, glass paint and read.
Saqib Chinoy 
Innovations Manager
Saqib Chinoy has over 10 years of cross-functional experience in marketing, strategy, organizational development and was an entrepreneur with organisations like Origin Services Pvt Ltd, Incall Systems Pvt Ltd in Singapore. He has co-founded a technology start-up working on product development which incubated in Bangalore. He later co-founded and managed a consultancy practice that worked with new venture and generated feasibility reports for local businesses looking to begin new companies or expand existing ones. He has been a corporate advisor to SME’s in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and R&D space in India for over 6 years, providing strategic support to founder entrepreneurs in the areas of governance, branding, commercialisation and growth. When not evangelising entrepreneurship he spends time reading anything that is related to business, strategy, design or philosophy, listening music – RD to blues and jazz, writing on ethics and politics and spending time with his family.
Shakambhari Thakur 
Senior Manager, Resource Bureau and Mentor Platform
Shakambhari is heading the resource bureau and mentor platform team at NEN. She brings with her rich experience spanning over a decade in marketing, corporate communications and corporate social responsibility at leading technology companies like Applied Materials and National Instruments. She is a skilled Relationship Manager adept at cultivating and enriching relationships with customers, clients, media, corporate partners, government, non-profit organizations and trade associations. She has a passion for exploring new places and capturing them through the lens. Shakambhari loves to devote her time with family, friends and charities.
Shyamanta Brauah 
Manager, Video Academy
Shyamanta Brauah is a content and Social Media professional with 7+ years of experience He has experience of working across verticals that include IT, Manufacturing, FMCG, Automotive, Pharma, Finance and Education. During his career he has worked with clients like Airtel, Wipro, Infosys, WNS, Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto, Dr. Reddy's, Chola Mandalam, Juniper Networks, Pepsi, Investec, Fidelity, Cisco Systems, National Grid, and MKCL. Shyamanta specializes in conceptualization, content writing, instructional design, project management and pre-sales.
Smija Kumar  
Smija Kumar
Manager, 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 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
Sneha Mangla
Senior Associate, Entrepreneur Training and Support
A graduate of Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani, Sneha is especially interested in online marketing and social media. When she isn't busy mastering photoshop or dreamweaver,  she enjoys cooking,reading and dancing.She is a good orator and loves to participate in debates, elocutions and dramatics.
Tejaswi Raghurama
Associate, NEN Content Platform
Tejaswi is an enthusiastic fresher to the field, all eyes and ears to absorb any knowledge that comes his way. An MSc graduate from BITS Pilani, he is extremely passionate about design and loves creating new stuff. Also an aspiring filmmaker, he has to his credit a few short films one of which has been showcased in the World Bank. He can be reached at 
Zeenat Parveen
Manager, Events and Workshops
A Competent Professional with more than 3 years experience in Marketing. Zeenat, an Arts Graduate has had a successful career in Britannia as a brand executive manager. Her notable contribution include the launch of Health Breads. A Dynamic and a passionate Public speaker. She has an outstanding articulateness and skill as a public speaker. Zeenat has a profound background in Journalism at university level. At a young age, she is a compelling speaker with an ability to deliver a message with passion, conviction and authority. A corporate presenter who represented India in the SAARC summit youth competition, Dhaka. She can be reached at