Anand Bariya was born in Mumbai and grew up in Goa. He has a B.Tech. from IIT-Bombay and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has built a career in the semiconductor industry, starting in the US in 1990. In 2005, he moved to Bangalore where he started an offshore design center for an American semiconductor company. Anand is very interested in education, particularly in scalable pedagogies that generate good learning outcomes for underpriveleged middle and high school children. He also regularly teaches engineering classes, having recently taught at IIIT-Bangalore as a visiting faculty. Anand has twin daughters whom he home-schooled along with his wife, who is a writer. His daughters are currently pursuing graduate studies in the USA.
Dr. Chandrasekhar Sripada (Independent advisor to the board) is a professor @ ISB, Hyderabad. He had an illustrious career spanning three decades across every domain of people management – across reputed companies in private, public and multinational sectors. His last assignment was to retire as President of HR at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Prior to this his career has seen him hold senior positions including board nominations at organisations such as Reliance communication, IBM India among others. He holds an MBA from the Leeds Business School, UK and has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior.
Gopal Rangachary has been working as has been working as CFO/ COO for technology companies for the last 20 years. One of Gopal’s passions is teaching. He was a student tutor at business school and a teaching faculty at an MBA training school. Gopal completed his PGDM at IIM, Calcutta and his Engineering degree at BITS, Pilani.
Nagraj Mandya is a software engineer by profession with almost 20 years experience in the software development area. He has worked for various multi-national software companies both in India and in the USA after completing his Masters from Illinois Institute of Technology. Nagaraj is also a professional Carnatic violinist and has interests in Srivaishnava philosophy and the Sanskrit language.
Puja Vohra (Independent advisor to the board) serves as executive vice president of marketing and digital for truTV. With a career of 25 years in TV, Vohra was senior vice president of marketing at Oxygen Media & has had stints in large organisations such as Bravo , Discovery & MTV. With several recognition to her credit, she was recently honored as a 2016 Broadcasting’s Cable Digital All-Star. Vohra earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Delhi University and an MBA from the IIM, Calcutta
Rajesh Mandyam, is the Managing Trustee & comes with a background in Sales & Marketing and is in a middle of career spanning 20 years in selling services & solutions to Banks and Financial Institutions across the world. He has a Bachelor of commerce degree followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
Ramnarayanan Srinivasan( Operations Director) takes responsibility for the rollout ofour activities. Ram comes with 30 years of extensive work experience from ideation to execution setting up development centres in IT industry. He has played various roles in start-ups, Infosys and MNCs from delivery manager to Vice President. Before moving to the IT industry Ram worked as a scientist in ISRO and contributed to various satellite programs. His passion to help the needy and urge to giving back to society, this made him to quit his lucrative leadership position at an MNC and dedicate his time to social cause.
Sridhar R A, an Electrical Engineering graduate, did his Post Graduation in Industrial Engineering from Training Institute for Productivity & Industrial Engineering. Started his career in National Productivity Council before moving to Private Sector with stints in Vikrant Tyres Mysore, Eicher Goodearth Faridabad before moving to AMCO Batteries Limited.
Joining AMCO as a Senior Industrial Engineer, he rose up the ladder to retire as CEO & Wholetime Director of the company. Has improved production & productivity, bettered industrial relations, expanded the factories, achieved higher goals in Marketing and brought glory to the Company in many areas. During his tenure, the company was completely debt free. After serving for over 34 years, he recently retired and is involved in some social services. He was also an active member of Madras Management Association & a former office bearer as Treasurer.
Sripriya Mandyam is a major in Mathematics and Economics and has been our founding Trustees. In addition to being a good cook, she loves Carnatic classical music and was a trained dancer as well. She shares the desire on wanting to be a part of a movement to change the society.