Advisory Board

Chairman Learning Forward India & Managing Director of EBD Educational Pvt Limited
Educationist, Bookseller, Runner, Mountaineer and Social Entrepreneur. Works as a coach, consultant, and speaker. His work for the International Award for Young People (IAYP) has been widely acknowledged all over the world. Author, the Guide To Good Schools of India and Guide to Schools of Doon. As a social entrepreneur, Sandeep works to empower young people and has been a mentor for many. His mission is to 'help schools deliver better', with a focus on building professional learning communities at schools, for more about him, visit www.SandeepDutt.com.

William N Bissell
Managing Director of  Fabindia Overseas Private Limited. 
In addition to his unwavering commitment to The Fabindia School, William is best known as a leading social entrepreneur and is the Managing Director of Fabindia Overseas Pvt Ltd, a textile company started by his father, John Bissell, in 1960. Throughout his career, William has dedicated his energy to empowering the creative potential of rural India, by promoting access to quality education and providing economic opportunities for its traditional artisans. William's bestselling book 'Making India Work' lays the guidelines for public policy and effective governance.

Peter Church
Chairperson AFG Venture Group.
An Australian and Asian corporate advisory firm with activities throughout Australia, South East Asia and India - www.afgventuregroup.com. Special Counsel, Stephenson Harwood English law firm with operations in multiple jurisdictions including London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Chairperson, Bangkok International Associates – a Thai law firm. Non-Executive Director, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. Chairperson, Indochina Starfish Foundation (Australia) Limited. This foundation is focused on making a difference to children in Cambodia, specifically the street children of Phnom Penh and other cities. Chairperson, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Singapore Committee. Member, Advisory Board, Akshara Foundation, Indonesia - an Indonesian think tank. Chairperson, Asia Pacific Business Leaders’ Group, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Award. 

Peter Kaye
Director & Principal Consultant Consultgroup.
Over 20 years of senior management, Board governance and HR Management consulting experience in 22 countries. Awarded in 2008 The Sydney Region Achievement & Service Award, for Outstanding Service by a Parent or Community Member, Chair-GBS Technology Pty Ltd (telephony software); Chair-Australian Social & Ethical Accountability Centre. Peter’s various professional and voluntary appointments include Hon Advisor Asia Pacific Region for the International Award Association; CEO Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Australia; Chair Advisory Council, SIDS & Kids; Judge, Local & Regional NSW Small Business Award; Local Controller, State Emergency Services (Ashfield-Leichhardt), Member, Kids in Need NSW. Peter was appointed Member of the Order of Australia and was the Australia Day Citizen of the Year for his local community in 2014. Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.

Prashant Jain
Cofounder Pathways Schools.
It all started in 2001  Pathways World School has expanded to three K-12 IB Schools and a couple of Pre-Primary Schools in the Delhi NCR region. In the decade-long journey, Pathways has received many rewards and accolades like ‘Best IT User Award’ from NASSCOM, Learning Spaces design award from the USA and much more. Pathways Schools are a true reflection of world diversity with students and teachers representing over 60 nationalities. Apart from creative and action disciplines, community service is also integrated into the school curriculum at all levels. Pathways have adopted some village schools where they provide the infrastructure and teachers and ensure meaningful education.

Maya Norula
Principal Hopetown Girls' School.
Graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and with near three decades of experience, from class teacher to a specialist Head, A Level IBDP Coordinator, and then on to a Principal, Maya is a committed school professional.  Her assignments at Welham Boys School, British School, Pathways World School and now at Hopetown School as the Principal all go to show her passion of being an educationist to the core. A trainer, leadership guru and her success in working with teams make her a very highly regarded individual in the education sector in India today. Maya leads with a belief at Hopetown that 'our aim is to nurture good human beings who are successful citizens and can make a difference to the world'.

Sanjay Jain
Founding Partner at Taj Capital.
Taj is a Delhi-based boutique financial advisory service since last seven years. His area of focus is primarily M&A and Equity fund raising from Private Equity and Public Markets. Before this, he has worked extensively in Corporate Finance at Rabobank's subsidiary in India (6 years), PwC (2 years), Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (6 years) and JM Financial (2 years). He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and also holds a Diploma from ICFAI, in India.