Arun Bharat Ram, Chairman Emeritus 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 Chairman & Managing Director of SRF Ltd. in April 2022. Under his leadership, SRF Ltd. has grown into a major global conglomerate with operations in 4 countries across India, Thailand, South Africa and Hungary. 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 Joint Managing Director of SRF Ltd, a chemical intermediates business with a turnover of US$ 1.6 billion. 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.
Sheelam, an Engineering Graduate from BITS Pilani, joined SRF Limited as a Management Trainee in the Fluorochemicals Business space. He worked extensively in the new projects during the initial part of his career. He moved to Sales and Marketing of Fluorochemicals Business and provided an able leadership, launched several products, and ensured SRF as the market leaders in the Refrigerant gas and Chloromethanes. He moved to Technical Textile Business and led the business turnaround of the acquired unit of Belting Fabric in South Africa.
He moved back to India in 2012, and as a Business Head of the Coated and Laminated Fabric, he made significant contributions in growing the business to become the market leaders in the industry. He played a vital role in integrating Coated and Laminated Fabric Business for better synergies to excel on operational excellence over the years.
His strong orientation towards SRF values, development of people, maturity to handle diversity and patient listening is worth emulating. He believes in building strong and effective team and has a strong customer focus.
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. In the year 2015, 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.
Sapna is an accredited Cambridge Programme Leader for the Cambridge International Certificate in Educational Leadership.
Rajender Shah is a Post Graduate in Physics from University of Kashmir and has a degree in Education from MD University. Rajender followed his passion for Physics by teaching, writing books and coaching students successfully for competitive exams and gained high repute and respect as an educator and administrator. With nearly three decades of experience as an academician and as Department Head ,equipped with a dynamic approach to effective Physics teaching, he has taken the lead to train, motivate and empower schools and educational institutes. Having gained valuable experience in both CBSE and ICSE board curriculum, Rajender has supervised academic and administrative audit of various schools.
An author and a leader in education, armed with an MBA degree, his teaching methodology and innovative methods of building an ideal team of educators, helped him carve out a niche for himself in DPS Vasant Kunj and then at G D Goenka Vasant Kunj.
Nominated by school toppers in their UG courses, Rajender received the Best Physics
Teacher award from Stanford University USA for two consecutive years.
As Vice Principal at G D Goenka Vasant Kunj, he took the initiative towards creating a paperless and tech savvy teaching community. His vision of the new age interactive methodology of learning was aptly blended with traditional values and practices. He firmly believes that young minds should be given the creative freedom to explore their true potential. He gave emphasis on empowering children from displaced and marginalized communities and contributed greatly in providing academic support to them. Mr Shah is an evolved mentor and leader, and his quest for sterling qualities in the conduct of a global experience in the field of education keeps him up to date with the constantly changing world scenario.
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 18 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 hold master’s degree in Information technology, having 18+ years of experience in Corporate and Educational industry. He is having good exposure in ERP Development/Implementation, building customer relationship. He is 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). He has sound knowledge and experience in Cloud Computing and Information Systems, processes and Networks. He is having excellent time management, having strong IT, commercial, planning and budgeting skills. He is managing entire ShriConnect ERP project operations with a view to achieve business objectives and ensure optimum utilization of available resources.
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.
An alumna of Miranda House, Delhi University Ms. Sudha Santhanam did her Post graduation in Information Technology and started her career in the field of Software development. However, her passion for teaching and learning made her enter the field of Education almost 2 decades ago.
She worked as an Educator at The Shri Ram School, Aravali where she taught English, Mathematics as well as Science in Junior School. Along with teaching she also took on the role of an Environment Coordinator, Physical Education Coordinator and was the Program lead for Design for Change projects in collaboration with various prestigious Schools in Delhi NCR.
She was the founder Principal of The Shri Ram Police Public School, set up by Padmashree late Mrs. Manju Bharat Ram, which was an inclusive school based on Public Private partnership in the field of Education. She was instrumental in shaping the values and philosophy of the school and played a key role in formulating its vision & policies to ensure that equal opportunities were provided to learners from diverse backgrounds.
Trained in Carnatic Vocal music, Sudha has been a part of several concerts and musical programmes during her school and college days.
Ms. Sunita Arora, presently Principal at The Shri Ram Early Years has been part of the ‘Shri’ family for more than 15 years. She carries the Shri values proudly. Her role as a mentor and guide, instill within her team a feeling of confidence and team spirit.
Her journey with The Shri Ram Schools started when she joined The Shri Ram School Aravali in the elementary department. She has extensive experience in early hood care and education , and child and family outcomes . She is passionate about introducing innovative learning practices for the overall development of children in early years. Her innovative ideas came in the fore front for the overall development of the children.
Her expertise in the field is being taken forward at our various partner preschools through her involvement as Senior General Manager Education and Training at Shri Educare Limited.