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.
Balaji Desikamani(Bala) is a Masters in International Relations and has an Executive MBA in International Business from IIFT, New Delhi. He has 19 years of experience in Sales & Marketing in the Information Technology industry most of it in the international markets. He is passionate about every child in India getting a right to a fair education, importantly ensuring that each of them gain the exposure, empowerment and thereby the confidence to lead themselves, and their family, to economic stability.
Dr. Prakash SBN is one of the reputed legal minds in Bangalore. He started his career after having completed his legal graduation in the year 1974 from Bangalore University. After practicing law he rose to the position of a sessions judge backed by his integrity, dedication and hard work. Since 2007, he has been teaching at National Law School of India University (NSLIU) Bengaluru. & specialises in Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Intellectual Property, Land Law and Cyber Laws.
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.
Rajesh Mandyam, is the Managing Trustee & comes with a background in Sales & Marketing and has had a successful career in selling services & solutions to Banks and Financial Institutions across the world. He has an Bachelor of commerce degree followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
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.