Advisors


Rajinder Pal Devgan
Chairman Learning Forward India
With nearly five decades of experience as an Educationist and serving as a School Leader for schools in India and overseas, Mr Devgan brings rich experience as an administrator, sportsperson, and teacher champion. His love for children further strengthens the My Good School philosophy of every individual's personal and social development with the active support of teachers and faith in experiential learning and learning outside the four walls of the classroom. Former House Master and Dean at The Doon School, a Member Board of Governors at Welham Boys' School, has settled down at Dehradun to help build Learning Forward India.

Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat
Principal Hyderabad Public School
The current Chairman of the Good Schools Alliance. Dr Saraswat served 16 years at The Doon School, Dehradun. Founder and Principal of Orchid International School; Parasampuria Gems International, Jaipur; CEO of Sapkal Knowledge Hub, Nasik; and Principal of The Scindia School, Gwalior. With more than three decades of experience in teaching, academic administration, team building and community development programs. While at The Doon School, he led many Service Projects wherein he raised funds, built new infrastructure, and instilled ideas of a more inclusive and humane culture in students and adults alike. He is an exponent of the ideology of 'Leadership through Service' and has promoted it by setting the proper references for all to see and imbibe.

Monisha Datta 
Director The Doon Girls School, Dehradun
Actively involved with the Learning Forward India Academy as a Coach and mentor for students and teachers. With a master's in Computers, a software developer and an MBA in Advertising. Her love for children made her leave the corporate sector. Co-founder of The Doon Girls School and Dehradun Boys School. She has actively designed child-centric curricula and pedagogies for school children. Conducts 'training the trainer programs' and has 20-plus years of experience. Currently engaged in understating the global education systems and devising curricula and pedagogies for senior schools based on international requirements. 

Jugjiv Singh
Director, Marksharks
37 years + experience in the Corporate Sector in Sales/Marketing and running Businesses in India and overseas. A management graduate, Jugjiv did his AMP from Harvard and has worked with large MNC s like Dupont/ICI, large Indian companies like Ballarpur Industries, as well as in smaller Indian organisations like Tahiliani Design across a broad set of Industries-Textiles, Chemicals, Paper, Certification, Home Comfort, Fashion and Education. He is a Director with an ed-tech startup, Marksharks and an angel investment network -Keiretsu Forum. Supports Gyanoday, which focuses on the holistic education of the underprivileged.

Prof. Anupam Sibal
MD, FIMSA, FIAP, FRCP (Glasg), FRCP (Lon), FRCPCH, FAAP
President, Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO); Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals Group; Senior Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals; Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; Member, Asia - Pacific Advisory Council of Joint Commission International (JCI); Author of The National Best Seller "Is "our Child Ready to Face the World?". A "paediatrician for twenty-five years, trained in India and the U.K. Has published more than one hundred articles in the medical literature; serves on the editorial board of three journals; has edited a textbook of paediatric gastroenterology and hepatology.

Dr Charu Mathur
Advocate on the Record Supreme Court of India
Dr Mathur was a regular practitioner before the Hon'ble court and represented parties like Cricketing bodies, educational institutions like IITJodhpur, NLU-Jodhpur, BPUT-Orissa, Maharana Pratap Agricultural University, Gujarat University, Jodhpur University, Private Engineering and Medicine colleges of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Orissa. She is counsel for various High Courts, PSUs like National Fertilizer Limited, State instrumentalists like Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation and leading private groups like Texmaco. Dr Mathur is a rare combination of litigation and advisory work and academics. She designed a course curriculum for various programs at various institutions. Her expertise in the academic field lies in providing structured programs for legal aspects of the Business to management institutions.

Karl Clauset
Education consultant and author
A successful education consultant with over 25 years of experience creating and rejuvenating learning communities and working with school leadership teams, principals, and central office staff in the U.S. and Canada to improve teacher and leader practices and student learning. His mission is to help schools and districts improve performance through collaboration focused on student needs. Co-author of Schools Can Change and the lead author of School-wide Action Research for PLCs.  Co-presented concurrent sessions at many Learning Forward/NSDC annual conferences and the 2016 Visible Learning conference. A senior consultant with BKL & Associates, an educational consulting firm, and the South Coast Educational Collaborative. Previously, a senior consultant with Focus on Results, part of the Education Development Center Center's reform and international programs divisions, and a faculty member and grants and contracts director with the Boston University School of Education. Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Boston University and an ASCD award for an outstanding dissertation on effective and ineffective schooling dynamics. Taught in secondary schools in Zambia, Tanzania, and Indonesia.

Peter Church
Chairperson AFG Venture Group
OAM B.Com (UNSW), LLB (Sydney), LLM (London), LHD (Sri Sharada, Delhi) FAICD. Peter Church was born in Sydney and has spent almost his entire career as a lawyer and corporate adviser in South-East Asia and India. In 1994 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Australian Government for promoting Business between Australia and South East Asia. He has been appointed an Adjunct Professor at Curtin Business School, a Distinguished Professor at Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management in New Delhi and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai. He holds several directorships in listed and unlisted companies and has written many books on Asia. He recently commenced producing an oral history podcast on the lives of elderly Myanmar citizens born during the British colonial period and have lived through tumultuous times since then. Is interested in the philosophy of Buddhism and was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Myanmar in 1995.

Peter Kaye
Director & Principal, Consultant Consultgroup.
Over 20 years of senior management, Board governance and H.R. 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 professional and voluntary appointments include Hon Advisor Asia Pacific Region for the International Award Association; CEO Duke of EdinburgEdinburgh'stional 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 a 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.

Sanjay Jain
Founding Partner at Taj Capital
Taj has been a Delhi-based boutique financial advisory service for eight years. His focus is primarily on M&A and Equity fundraising from Private Equity and Public Markets. Before this, he worked extensively in Corporate Finance at Rabo Bank Cofounder India (6 years), PWC (2 years), Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (6 years) and J.M. Financial (2 years). He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Diploma from ICFAI in India.

Sandeep Dutt
Founder Learning Forward India Foundation
Focuses on school transformation, emphasising culture as a service. Over 30 years of experience have empowered thousands of teachers and touched the lives of nearly a million children. He lives in Dehradun, and you are most welcome to contact me at India's premier book store since 1923, The English Book Depot. Founder of My Good School, Author, Entrepreneur, Mountaineer and above all, passionate about taking learning forward. Founder Learning Forward India Foundation, Ambassador Hundred.Org, Ambassador Vurbl.Com, Chairman Bhadrajun Artisans Trust, and former National Director of The Duke Of Edinburgh's International Award.