Our Team


Mangal Pandey
Co-Founder and CEO
Excellent Early Childhood education is like a strong foundation to a building. The stronger it is, the better it will hold all that comes after it.
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Swetha Guhan
Co-Founder and Head of Product
Children see magic because they look for it. The least we can do is join them in the search...Give them great learning environments and the magic will unfold!
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I believe the most important investment we can make today is in our children and their childhood!
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Namratha Bhat
Training and Marketing Lead
Children learn best when they are left to explore on their own. We need to actively tweak their environments and ensure they have the opportunity to make quality experiences.
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Senior Program Manager
Investing in early childhood education ensures that all children get a strong start in life. This builds the foundation for success in school and life.
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Product Manager
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark. Make a difference each day and provide children with the ultimate beginning for life.
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Ramya J
Senior Program Manager
Children are little wonders, looking for wonders in this world. Let us create those wonders around them and make their childhood wonderful.
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Uthara Bhat
Senior Program Manager
Quality ECE is important as it allows children to create themselves through purposeful activity during the most important years of learning.
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Product Development Manager
When you make school activities fun and joyful, then learning and development not only happens organically, but also something that kids look forward to!
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Anjali Govindankutty
Program Manager
Every child deserves to get a quality early childhood education which will form the basis of their lifelong journey.
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Program Manager
Children are born powerful, curious beings. Create a space of curiosity and nuture their nature and see how they amuse us endlessly with their discovery.
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Senior Operations Manager
Every child’s unique journey is dependent on their experiences. I believe all we have to do is, work towards enriching their experiences and let them explore.
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Partnership Manager
I believe that Education is power and early child education is first step for little champs to get that power.
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Ravi Sreedharan
Founder and Director - Indian School of Development Management
Ravi Sreedharan has worked in the corporate world for 24 years. Most of his professional engagement has been with the MNC Bank – HSBC over various locations such as Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Cairo. In his current role, Ravi is the founder and director at the Indian School of Development Management(ISDM) which aims to facilitate the creation of a cadre of professional leaders and managers for the development sector who will make a significant difference to the impact, scale and sustainability of organisations working for the betterment of society and especially improving the quality of life of the underserved. He is an Engineer from IIT-BHU (1985) and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (1988).
Samuel Selvakumar
Ex - CEO Regional Director of Vodafone
Sam transitioned from Corporate India after an illustrious career spanning 26 years with Xerox, 3M and Hutch having last served as CEO regional director of Vodafone for almost a decade in Bangalore. His second innings over the last ten years has been a dual career marked by innovation, generosity and significance in Corporate Advisory and Primary Education. Having established an Elementary school in 2010 and established the family foundation serving the underserved woman and children in the city. As Corporate Advisor, Sam works with four different businesses in the technology, cloud and platform businesses and has recently assumed the responsibility of Co-founder in the platform business.
Ujwal Thakar
Chairman of the Board - Educate Girls
Ujwal Thakar, a banker for 28 years, has held key senior management positions at several leading banks including Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas and Times bank. In 2002, he entered the social sector as CEO of Pratham, India's largest NGO in the elementary education space, putting to use his expertise in raising and managing funds, strategizing and project execution. He also served as CEO of GiveIndia.
Shaveta Sharma-Kukreja
Managing Director at Central Square Foundation
Shaveta has been part of the founding team at CSF, and co-leads CSF's strategy, operations and strategic partnerships. She leads CSF’s work on FLN (Foundational Literacy & Numeracy) across State engagement & Classroom Instruction, Grant-making, and also oversees CSF’s organisational development. Her corporate background includes work at The Boston Consulting Group and Citibank. She has also been a visiting faculty member in the Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour disciplines at business schools. Her primary areas of interest are systems adoption at scale and leadership & organisational behaviour, and she is certified in the psychometric tools MBTI, FIRO-B and FIRO-Business.