Arun Bharat Ram, Chairman of SRF Limited is an alumnus of the University of Michigan, U.S.A. He set up SRF in 1970 as a manufacturer of nylon tyre cord, which over the years has not only diversified but has also acquired global leadership in most of its businesses. His strong support of initiatives of corporate governance, Total Quality Management and professionalisation of management led to SRF's Industrial Synthetics Business winning the coveted global Deming Award in 2004.
He started his career in 1967 with the Delhi Cloth & General Mills Co. Ltd. (now DCM Ltd.), the flagship company of the Shri Ram Group of Companies.
Bharat Ram has been President of CII during 2000-2001, currently Chairman of CII Education Council, and the Indian Co-Chairman of the Indo German Consultative Group.
A mid-handicap golfer and a keen musician, having learnt under the renowned maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar, he plays the sitar whenever possible. Arun Bharat Ram belongs to a renowned family of Delhi well known for its contribution in the field of education, art, culture and sports.
Arun Bharat Ram has won many awards and accolades. The important ones are the Jamshedji Tata Award, which was conferred on him by the Indian Society for Quality (ISQ) for the year 2006 and the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit, presented by the Federal Government of Germany in 2008.
Ashish Bharat Ram took over as Managing Director of SRF Ltd. in January 2007. Under his leadership, SRF Ltd. has grown into a major global conglomerate with operations in 3 countries across India, Thailand and South Africa. Today, its businesses cover a diverse portfolio of Technical Textiles, Fluorochemicals, Specialty Chemicals, Packaging Films and Engineering Plastics and command a market leadership position, both in India and overseas.
Prior to joining SRF Ltd. in 1994, Ashish had successful stints at DCM Toyota Ltd., SRF Finance Ltd. and SRF Overseas Ltd. handling a variety of functions that included Sales, Strategy, Marketing, TQM, among others.
Ashish has been studying the dynamics of family businesses for a while now and regularly speaks on the subject at Indian and global platforms. He has also authored articles on subjects related to India’s economic scenario and entrepreneurship in leading publications. Currently, Ashish serves as the Regional Chair for South Asia for the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and is a member of the Northern Region Executive Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
He holds a degree in Economics from Delhi University and an MBA from The Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. Ashish is a single digit handicap golfer and an avid follower of sports. He and his wife live in New Delhi with their two daughters.
Kartik is the Deputy Managing Director of SRF Ltd, a chemical intermediates business with a turnover of US$ 695 million. SRF is a market leader in refrigerant gases and a preferred supplier of specialty chemicals and packaging films, besides being the country’s largest technical textile player with manufacturing plants in India, Thailand and South Africa.
As Deputy MD, Kartik is involved in the creation and strengthening of a performance based culture within the organization, through value-based leadership. He is also passionately involved in driving the aspirations of the company and an advocate on issues related to environmental responsibility. With interests’ that center on human motivation, leadership, corporate transformation and accountability, Kartik has successfully shaped SRF into being a trusted corporate brand – one that is respected for its commitment to deliver sustainable growth through total excellence.
In addition, Kartik is the Chairman of KAMA Holdings, a company that holds a majority share in SRF Ltd and is in the school education consultancy space. He is a fellow of the India Leadership Initiative, Aspen Institute India. In the past, he has served as the President of the Indian Blind Sports Association and as Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Delhi State Council for the year 2007-08.
Kartik is a graduate from Santa Clara University, California and earned an MBA from Cornell University, New York. He is an avid golfer and winner of multiple pro-am Golf tournaments.
Himanshu is a management graduate from FMS, Delhi University. His interest in the field of Education has pulled him out of his 20 years diversified career in SRF where he assumed responsibilities across different functions ranging from Finance, HR, TQM, Marketing and IT. His last assignment in SRF was as Unit Head for its Thailand Unit where he successfully integrated the Thailand operations with Indian operations. He moved to Shri Educare Limited in 2011 and is working towards making Shri Educare Limited a known brand in the education space.
Neethi Srikumar is a post graduate in English Literature from The School of Languages, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. She has also done her MS in Education (Gold Medalist) from The Faculty of Education and Psychology, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. She has worked in The Shri Ram School, Aravali for five years. While in TSRS she won The Intel Teach to the Future Award for Best Integration of Technology in Teaching, for a project on “Throwing Light On Africa – The Dark Continent”. Post TSRS, she has worked as principal of an IGCSE School in Ahmedabad and as founding principal of a CBSE school in Hyderabad. Overall, she has an experience of almost 20 years in various aspects of school operations - setting up and establishing schools, Teacher Training Programmes & Curriculum Development projects.
Sudha Rajmohan is a trained Post Graduate in Physics from Hindu College, University of Delhi, a Master Trainer through 'INTEL- Teach to the Future' and an A level certified teacher for Physics. A keen student of Science and Mathematics with an inborn passion for teaching and love for children, she has ever utilized her knowledge and experience to encourage each student to reach his/her fullest potential by providing comprehensive, high quality learning experiences in supportive and safe educational environments. In a career spanning over 25 years, she had been Head of Department (Science and Computers) at G D Goenka Public School, Head of School at Chinmaya School, Delhi and GEMS International School, Gurgaon and Associate Director - Education with GEMS Education. Trained for Strategic Leadership in Management of Schools from IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore, Sudha is a strong advocate of high, sustainable education standards and for corporate responsibility in the management of schools. A passionate educational standards and for corporate responsibility in the management of schools. A passionate educationist and a recipient of National Environmental Education and Development Award, Herbal Education and Development Award, Spiritual and Value Based Education Award and Outstanding Principal her expertise in schools go across a spectrum of specialization in school operations including school affiliations, curriculum design, class room transactions, assessments, school audits, teacher training, science lab design and set up.
Sapna Yadav, believes that every child can and will learn if provided with the right teaching and learning environment. The will and skill is there. Good guidance, unfortunately, is not. When offered a conducive environment, patient hearing, and positive challenges children can pleasantly surprise us with their ability to be creative and innovative. This is the ideology behind the processes and systems She has introduced in schools to facilitate student learning.
She has had the privilege of teaching Biology and Environmental Science, both in National and International Curriculums, as well as Theory of Knowledge in the International Baccalaureate for the past 20 years.
She has been associated with the IB Programme since 2002 in the following capacities; IB Consultant for taking schools through the authorization process, Team Leader for school authorization and review, IB Examiner for Biology, Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge (TOK).
She is also an IB Workshop Leader for Coordinators, Administrators and the subjects Biology, Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay. Recently she was elected to the committee appointed by the IB Asia Pacific office for research on curriculum mapping between National and IB Science and Math curricula.
A proactive and result oriented Finance & Accounts professional with 10 years of experience in financial planning/ budgeting and analysis, budgetary control, annual operating plan, MIS & variance analysis, finalization of accounts, audit and statutory compliances. A keen analyst with focus on developments of Finance & Accounts systems, exceptional relationship management skills and adept at maintaining cordial business relations with Team Members, Clients, Banks, Auditors and Consultants.
Naveed Zaheer holds an MBA in Marketing and IT with over 13 years of experience in India and abroad. He is a thorough marketing professional with experience in varied sectors in national and international domains. Naveed is managing the branding and expansion of schools pan India and also brings in expertise in advertising and marketing for schools and pre-schools. Previously, Naveed was into investment research for EMEA with the largest expert network and consulting firm, where he was working closely with Investment Banks, Private Equity Players and Professional Services Firms in the Energy & Industrials Sector. Prior to this, he was handling international marketing for a leading carbon black manufacturing firm in Middle East & Africa. Naveed specializes in the Pre-schools & K-12 schools marketing with a focus on direction & goal setting, invigorating businesses, devising & implementing competitive strategies for maximizing top & bottom line growth. He is a turnaround specialist with skills in managing new business set-ups, franchise management, school launch, client relationships and training & development including cross functional team management. Naveed is an avid traveler and loves listening to music.
Amit Rajhans in a leading education consultancy with 11+ years of experience in ERP Development/Implementation ,IT Operations, Technical Support, Database Support/Admin, Vendor Management, IT Infrastructure and Team Management, sound knowledge and experience in Cloud Computing and Information Systems, processes and Networks.
• Strengthening the IT infrastructure through to implementing new technologies.
• An expert in large IT infrastructure building like Data center, Level 2 and Level 3 Technical Support, Network/System administration, managing domains, users and email accounts, transformational strategy((on-premise and cloud).
• Performing routine audits of systems and software.
• Developing & maintaining the company IT systems, software and databases.
• Recommending and implementing improvements and efficiencies.
• Having excellent time management, confidentiality & communication skills. Having strong IT, commercial, planning and budgeting skills.
• Management of server software and associated backup routines. To evaluate, test, advise, train and support I.T. related projects.
• Managing entire ERP project operations with a view to achieve business objectives and ensure optimum utilization of available resources.
• Maintaining documentation of changes regarding users, functions & systems. Managing the internal & hosted network infrastructure including: firewalls, servers, switches and telephony.
Amit Bhagria is a mechanical engineer with MBA in HR and Marketing. He has a rich experience of around 10 years in the HR space and is proficient in establishing systems and processes. He is excellent in providing HR consulting and partnership to various schools in India and abroad. He has an important goal in life. To develop himself and others so that together we can realize our full potential. He helps professionals and experts on building synergies in their organization. He gets overjoyed in connecting with people to share best practices and knowledge in the areas of learning and development. He lays importance on team building as none of us can work in silos. We need a shoulder, a hand to support each other and overcome any challenge.