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Mr. Annamalai.K., IPS (Retd.),

Chief Mentor - CoRE

Mechanical Engineer with an MBA from IIM, Lucknow; served in the Indian Police Service for nine years, opted out to pursue public service in a different capacity, firmly believes the era of enlightened leadership has arrived and that should replace other leadership models in practice.

Mrs. Akila.S

Director - CoRE

Engineer by design with an MBA from IIM, Bangalore; has a vast range of experience of over 12 years with multiple MNCs; Life Coach with a focus on ethical leadership.

Col. Sathya Rao (Retd),

Director - ISL

A silver medallist from the Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai and an ex-Army Officer with vast experience in counter insurgency and peace keeping operations both within and outside India. 

Currently, The Director at Indus School of Leadership. He is certified trainer from Project Adventure, USA, and a senior COACH in life skills having been certified by International Coaching Federation, USA.

He has represented India in Shuttle Badminton (Year 1977) and has represented the Army Teams in Golf and Squash.

Maj. Deepak Raj (Retd.),

Chief Instructor - ISL

An alumnus of IIM, Calcutta, a battle hardened army officer specializing in life and executive coaching and building specialized high performance teams. Currently anchors as Chief Instructor and Executive Coach at Indus School of Leadership.


Capt. Supriya Patil (Retd.),

Leadership Trainer - ISL

A retired Indian Army officer with 10 years experience in the field of learning and development.. An adventure enthusiast and DiSC certified currently employed as senior leadership trainer at Indus School of Leadership. Strongly believes in guiding and supporting those who need it.

Capt. Mohit Tomar (Retd.),

Leadership Trainer - ISL

An ex-Army officer and an IIM alumnus, with a diverse experience ranging from military to corporate. As a Leadership trainer and an Inspirational speaker, he lives his cause of unlocking human potential by weaving his innovative techniques and vast experience into his training programs. He is Level I certified by ACCT, USA for conducting Challenge Course programs, by Project Adventure, USA, in advanced facilitation for portable adventure, and by MDIS, Singapore in ‘Train the Trainer’ skills.

Ms. Ramya Muthulakshmi P

Leadership Trainer - ISL

An alumni of Christ University Bangalore who believes in growth through heightened self-awareness. Certified in 'Train The Trainer', Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the Art of Virtual Facilitation. She has been instrumental in elevating the lives of young adult learners from marginalised society through skills development under The / Nudge foundation as a softs skill trainer.

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Mr. Karthik Vignesh S

Head - Business & Strategy - CoRE

An IT engineer from CIT, Coimbatore and an MBA graduate from RMIT, Melbourne Karthik is an entrepreneur in online retail space.


He has worked intensively with Australia-Africa Chamber of Commerce. He is also an expert at Design Thinking and storytelling. He had been a consultant to small businesses in Melbourne and provided them solutions through his design thinking approach. Karthik is an avid reader, music aficionado and traveler.

Mr. Dhiraj D Sharma

Program Coordinator - CoRE

Dhiraj is the founder of Team Parikrama, a social enterprise focused on experiential learning and the profits from the experiential and outbound courses are being invested into supporting under privileged children.

He has conducted about 50 successful programs through Parikrama in the outbound and experiential learning space. Being an avid cyclist he has traversed the length and breadth of the country on the saddle including the 4200km long Kashmir-Kanyakumari, the length of the Andaman Islands amongst others.


He is a well-known guest speaker and a visiting faculty in renowned institutions in Bangalore. He is also the director of CatchURWaste, a waste management organization.

Prof. H. S. Balakrishna

Dean - Collective Leadership - CoRE

A graduate in Physics, from National College, Bengaluru, Prof. HSB brings a wealth of experience in teaching, training and modeling young minds.


With over 37 years in the field of Academics, Prof. HSB is a well – reputed name in Academic circles. He started his career at Vijaya College in Physics and completed his service as Principal, Vijaya College. Over these years, He has worked in various capacities such as Secretary, Bangalore University Physics teachers’ Forum; Coordinator, IQAC and NAAC assessment; Placement Officer, Vijaya College among others.


A thorough academic, Prof. HSB has contributed to the Strategic Planning of the Institution and also guides CoRE in his capacity as Dean – Collective Leadership.

Dr. Rajendra Kumar V Joshi

Headship - Programs - CoRE

Dr. Joshi., hold a PhD in Philosophy from IIT, Bombay. He started as an academician at a college based in Goa where he served for 18 years.


Later he moved down to Bangalore Jain Group of Institutions (JGI) appointed as Dean, Education - International Academy for Creative Teaching. From JGI he joined Indus Training & Research Institute as Founder Director. Dr. Joshi further was associated with Marwadi University, Gujarat as Director: Learning & Development till 2020.


Currently he is associated at CESS as consultant for NEP Outreach.

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