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Finance & Administration
Gambeera Seelan  
Gambeera Seelan
Finance Manager, Bangalore
Gambeera is a qualified Chartered Account, with over 10 years of experience in Accounts & Audit. Before joining NEN, he has worked with organizations like Accenture Services, 3G Ops Solutions India Pvt Ltd, Indian Plywoood Mfg.Company, Ayub Khan & Associates, and T.Murali & Co.
John Richard  
John Richard
Senior Office Administrator, NEN
John Richard has eleven years of experience in office administration, maintaining the record of travel expense bills traveling & Hotel arrangements. Prior to this he has worked with American Power Conversion, TATA Tele services Ltd., Cymbionic Matketing Pvt Ltd., and M & N Publication Limited. He holds a bachelor degree in Commerce from Bangalore University.
Laura A. Parkin  
Laura A. Parkin
Chief Executive Officer, NEN
Laura is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship Network. She is a serial entrepreneur, having founded four companies, and a former venture capitalist. In the early 90’s she helped established a merchant bank in Moscow. Just prior to co-founding NEN, Laura was a Vice President at Ashoka, an organization that identifies and supports social entrepreneurs across the world.
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Manjunath  
Manjunath
Manager, Admin and Facilities
Manjunath has nine years of experience in Procurement, Vendor Management, Logistics, facilities & General Administration, Service Support, Operations & Analytical Skills. Prior to NEN, he worked with Pinnacle Rewards and Recognition Pvt Ltd., as Asst Manager, and with Coral Telecom Ltd., and Reliance Infocomm Ltd, Spices. He holds a Bachelor's in Science (CBZ) degree from Bangalore University and Diploma In Information System Management from Aptech, E-Commerce from NIIT, Data Warehouse.
Pramod  
Pramod Desai
Senior Accountant
Pramod is a highly motivated and dedicated professional having close to four years of experience in Accounting and finance. Before joining NEN, Pramod was working with Coreobjects India Pvt Ltd, as a Finance Executive. Prior to this he has worked with organizations such as ISmart Global Pvt Ltd, and Cross Domain Solutions Pvt Ltd. He has done his Bachelor of Commerce from Kuvempu University and Masters in Business Administration in Finance & Marketing from Karnataka University. 
Dr. Romesh Wadhwani  
Dr. Romesh Wadhwani
Chairman & CEO, Symphony Technology Group and Chairman, Wadhwani Foundation
Romesh has founded and been CEO of three successful software companies in Silicon Valley. His third company, Aspect development, was sold to i2 Technologies in what was then the largest merger in software history. His latest venture, Symphony Technology Group, is a leading technology investor in the software universe. Romesh received his Bachelor of Science from IIT Bombay and his MS and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.
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K Srikrishna  
K. Srikrishna
Executive Director, NEN
K. Srikrishna is an entrepreneur, writer and father of two girls. In 1999, he founded his first company Impulsesoft. Prior to joining NEN, he was one of the founders of Zebu Communications, and an active angel investor. He's also on the advisory boards of 3 companies. Over the past 15 years Srikrishna has served in a variety of marketing and management roles in technology firms in the US and India. He has a PhD and MS from University of California at Berkeley and a BTech from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. He writes a weekly column Book Beginnings for the Mint and with his daughter, authors a weekly business cartoon FlipSide for the Hindu BusinessLine.    
Sunita Singh  
Sunita Singh
Senior Director, NEN
Sunita is a Co-Founder & Senior Director of the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). Sunita along with her team at NEN’s Institutional Capacity Building engages and helps build the human and programmatic infrastructure in entrepreneurship at over 540 top tier academic partners across 26 cities in India. A key responsibility that Sunita holds at NEN includes building the team across all its programs to enable NEN to grow and scale. Additionally, Sunita is helping develop the NEN E Clubs, a platform to connect and engage young entrepreneurs and professionals to increase their success.
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NEN Consulting Team
Asgar Ahmed  
Asgar Ahmed
Area Manager
Asgar brings to NEN over 12 years of experience in marketing, operations and training. Prior to joining NEN, he has worked with an IT major and a Management training institutes and has also been part of the founding teams of five educational institutes. Asgar holds a Master’s in Business Administration.
Bappaditya Roy  
Bappaditya Roy Biswas
NEN Consultant, Kolkata
Bappaditya is a highly motivated and dedicated professional having close to ten years of experience in majorly in the field of Education, Training & sales. Before joining NEN, Bappaditya was working with Frankfinn Institute of Air hostess training as Branch manager. Prior to this he has worked with organizations such as IMS Learning resource, Birla Sun Life, Bajaj Alliance, Wockhardt Limited, etc. He has done his B.Sc.(Hons.) in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing from The University of Calcutta.
Chaitali Sengupta  
Chaitali Sengupta
Consultant, Bangalore & Mysore
Chaitali is a dedicated professional with more than 13 years of experience in the field of education and publication industry.
She has worked in the areas of Business Development, Academics & Corporate Communications. Prior to joining NEN, she has worked with Premier Institutions, Corporates in Delhi & Bangalore and was heading their admission and market promotion divisions. She holds Master Degree in Philosophy & Religion from Patna University & PG Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.
Debmalya Bhattacharjee  
Debmalya Bhattacharjee
Area Manager
Debmalya has over 17 years of experience in the Service, Hospitality and Education sectors. Prior to NEN, he was with Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences, Bangalore as Assistant Professor, Hospitality Management division. He has worked with reputed firms from across the globe like MV Discovery Sun and MV Island Dawn, USA; Nando's, UAE; Hotel Hindustan International. He has a Diploma in Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition from IIAS Calcutta.
Jagan  
Jagannathan Seshadri
NEN Consultant, Coimbatore
Jagannathan is a highly motivated and dedicated professional having more than eleven years of experience in teaching and continuous improvement through constant innovative and creative practises. Before joining NEN, Jagannathan was working with Educomp Solutions Limited as a Manager - Academic support Group. Prior to this he has worked with organizations such as Amrita school of business, Apollo Pharmacy and Rhone-Poulenc-Rorer. He has done his B Pharm from Karnataka University, MBA in Marketing from Madras University.
Kalpana  
Kalpana Sinha
Senior Consultant, Delhi
Kalpana is a highly dedicated professional with around thirteen years of rich experience in Sales & Marketing and General Administration with reputed organizations. Before joining NEN back, Kalpana was working with Birla Institute of Management & Technology as an Asst. Professor. Prior to this she has worked with organizations such as Jagran Prakashan Ltd., Cico Technotrade Ltd., McDonalds, Excel Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., Grasim Cement, etc. She has done her M.Com. from University of Allahabad and Masters in Business Administration from Monirba, University of Allahabad.
Mandar Joshi  
Mandar Joshi
NEN Consultant, Pune
Mandar has 12 years of experience in Marketing, Business development and Academics. He has worked as an Asst Manager (Exports & Marketing) with KEAL & Guest lecturer with IMR, Sangli. Prior to NEN he was with International Institute of Information Technology, Pune where he headed the entire Examinations and administration division and also worked to kick start a educational institute, PVPIT in Pune. Mandar's career began with CIPLA Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has a MBA in Marketing and HRM from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Marlina  
Marlina Ramchandran
NEN Consultant, Indore
Marlina is a highly motivated and dedicated professional having close to ten years of experience in Planning and Implementation of marketing plans and sales promotions, Event Management, BTL & ATL Activities, Branch launches etc. Before joining NEN, Marlina was working with Study Overseas Global Pvt Ltd as State Head. Prior to this she has worked with organizations such as Radio Mirchi, Kotak Old Mutual Life Insurance, The British Counsel and Hotel Holiday Inn. She has done her Bachelor of Arts (English) from St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad , Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from GLS Institute, Ahmedabad
Preeti Singh  
Preeti Singh
NEN Consultant, Jaipur
With over 12 years of experience in the Business development & consulting, Preeti has a keen interest in the education and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining NEN, Preeti has worked with companies such as Educom, an E – Learning company H T Solutions and Birla Sunlife Insurance. She has done her Graduation with Economics and Political Science and LL. B. from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. She has also done her Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and is Qualified Indian Civil Services.
Sanjay Kapoor  
Sanjay Kapoor
NEN Consultant, Delhi
 
Prior to joining NEN, Sanjay has worked as a consultant in the area of technology sales, marketing and services. Having started his career with HCL Ltd., he then went on to manage his family’s textile manufacturing business. A passionate entrepreneur, Sanjay has also started ventures across a wide spectrum of domains like small telecom, immigration, industrial technology sales, investments and trading ventures. He holds a Masters degree in Consultancy Management from BITS Pilani and graduated in Electronics and Telecom Engineering from BMS College, Bangalore.
Subhabrata Bhattacharjee  
Subhabrata Bhattacharjee
NEN Consultant, Durgapur
Prior to joining NEN, Subhabrata has worked extensively in the education space for more than 12 years. He has worked with Zee Network as a Regional Sales Head in the education group and also established KIDZEE, a pre-primary school in Kolkata, South Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar. Subhabrata holds a Post Graduate degree in Management having specialised in marketing.
Sujaya Rao  
Sujaya Rao
Regional Manager, Southern India
Sujaya has over 15 years of experience, mainly dealing with customer relations. Her responsibilities have been inclined towards analyzing market trends and planning promotional activities to develop businesses. Prior to joining NEN, Sujaya was at NASSCOM. She has also worked at FutureSchools, where her experience motivated her to work towards the cause of education. Sujaya holds a B Com degree from Anna Adarsh College for Women and has done a course in Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology from IIT Madras.
Sunil Kumar Sarangi  
Sunil Kumar Sarangi
NEN Consultant, Bangalore
Sunil comes with more than 8 years of experience in various roles and responsibilities that has given him access and exposure to the Academic and Corporate world. Before joining NEN, he worked as Talent Trainer cum Business Manager at Dale Carnegie India. He has done his M.A (English) from Berhampur University, Orissa & his MBA from Bharti Vidyapeeth, Pune.
Uday Wankawala  
Uday Wankawala
NEN Consultant, Mumbai
Uday Wankawala is a post-graduate in management and a certified Instructional Designer (ID). He has over 13 years of extensive cross-functional experience in the field of eLearning consulting, Key Account Management, Public Relations and marketing. He has worked with companies like NIS Sparta, GurukulOnline Learning Solutions (GOLS) and in a consulting role for start-ups in technology space. He is with NEN Trust since June 2010 as a Consultant for Mumbai Region managing member Institutions. He works closely with Faculty members, student body and management team to build strong eco-system on campuses in the area of entrepreneurship. 
Vikram Misra  
Vikram Misra
NEN Consultant, Hyderabad
He has more than 11 years of experience in sales and marketing. He has worked with various organizations like Shriam Bioseeds, Philips Electronics India Limited, Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training and Kingfisher Training Academy. Vikram holds a M.B.A in marketing. His hobbies include playing tennis, swimming, gardening and dramatics.
Vishnu Priya  
Vishnu Priya
NEN Consultant, Chennai
Vishnu Priya has over 8 years of experience in Training & Development, Module Design & Development and Recruitment Functions and an additional 3 years in market development, client management and client acquisition. Prior to NEN she was with Merit Trac, a global assessment company. As an expert communications evaluator her list of assesses include reputed organizations like Accenture, Dell, HP, L & T, Logica cmg. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and MBA from Madras University.
 
NEN- Communication, Education, Online, Press
Anju Anish Joseph  
Anju Anish Joseph
Associate Resource Bureau
Anju has 3 years of experience in HR and Customer Service. Prior to joining NEN, Anju has worked with CDAC as a HR executive. She also has worked at Mc Donald’s and Wipro. Anju holds a Master’s degree in Business management in Human Resource from UP technical University. She can be reached at
Ashwnini Bhat  
Ashwini Bhat
Web Communications Manager, NEN Communications
Ashwini has over 10 years of content development and editing experience, which includes a 7-year stint at the Internet media company AOL. In her last role there as a Senior Producer, she led content-programming initiatives for many of their international web portals. She holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from Central College, Bangalore University. She is a voracious reader, and her interests lean more towards Indian writing in English, English translations of regional books and Kannada literature. 
Ashwini can be reached at
Arthi Gerald  
Arthi Gerald
Associate Director, Product Development, NEN
Arthi has been working in the higher education space for a decade; before joining NEN in 2006, she worked with Intel ‘s Teach to the future and taught business management in colleges of repute.  She specializes in experiential learning tools for entrepreneurship education and practice. In her current role at NEN, she works with leading academicians across the globe to develop a vast content base of entrepreneurship educational resources. She is also involved in curriculum development and program delivery design for NEN Faculty Development Courses. Her role includes supporting member institutes in course design and content and certification of faculty. She began her career in a corporate finance. She holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship.
Chandan Kar  
Chandan Kar
Assistant Manager, NEN Education
Chandan has over 5 years of successful managerial exposure in Education/T&D/Research (Behavioral Science)/FMCG sector. Before joining NEN, Chandan was working with Toplearning UK Ltd. as Industry- Training and Development (Education). Prior to this he has worked with organizations such as Artflute Gallery Pvt. Ltd., Metis Erc (I) Pvt. Ltd. and Victoria Foods Pvt. Ltd. He has done his MBA (HR) from Visveswaraya Technological University and B.A. from Utkal University. He can be reached at
Chippi Pillai  
Chippi Pillai
Senior Associate, NEN Education
Chippi has over two years experience in graphic & web designing. She's been associated with a medical publishing company in Bangalore. Her responsibilities have been in the area of content coordination and assisting the core team in developing designs for CBTs, WBTs etc. Chippi holds a Diploma in Architecture and a PG Diploma in New Media Design.
Dreena Sidharthan  
Dreena Sidharthan
Content Associate, NEN Communications
Dreena comes with nearly 3 years of experience in Content Management. Prior to joining NEN, she has worked with WNS Global Services and Cheers Interactive as a Copy Editor and News Analyst; wherein she was honored with the ‘Rising Star’ award for her outstanding performance. As a Content Associate with NEN, she will be assisting the Communications Team with producing and showcasing lively and informative content on entrepreneurship that supports, informs and engages the large NEN Community and beyond. Dreena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media with specialization in Journalism from Somaiya College, affiliated to Mumbai University. She can be reached at
Kaushik AT  
Kaushik AT
Sr Associate, NEN Education
Kaushik has more than 4.5 years of experience in operations, learning and development, finance and supply chain management. Prior to NEN, he was working as a financial analyst for Oracle India. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the International College of Science and Information, affiliated to Bangalore University. Kaushik can be reached at
Mischelle Rebello  
Mischelle Rebello
Sr Manager, NEN Communications
Mischelle has over 11 years of experience in digital media with companies like Paprika Media, AOL India Pvt Ltd, Visualtrance Communicating Technologies, Indias-Best.Com Pvt.Ltd and Trends Ad Filmakers Pvt.Ltd. She has done her Bachelor of Arts in Communicative English from Mount Carmel College. Reading and trekking is her passion, and the forests and mountains of the Western Ghats and the Himalayas are her favourite haunts. Mischelle can be reached at
Ritu Sinha  
Ritu Sinha
Data

Ritu has more than 5 years experience in office management, data entry and pre-school teaching. She was working as a Store Keeper with Renuka Minerals, Jharkhand, for almost 5 years and as an Assistant Teacher with Angel’s Garden English School, Jharkhand for one year. She holds a BA (Psychology Hons.) from Ranchi University. Ritu can be reached at

Rinky Siddharthan  
Rinky Siddharthan
Manager, Human Resource, Wadhwani Foundation

With more than 5 years of experience in Human Resource, Rinky is proficient in HR operations, which includes effective planning and management in firms like TNT India Pvt Ltd and Staples Future Office Products. As part of NEN, she will provide high level HR support, which includes day-to-day recruitment in co-ordination with internal/external agencies, and identifying future requirements and resource utilization. Rinky holds a masters degree in HR from Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning (SCDL), Pune. She can be reached at .

Rajendra Bhat  
Rajendra Bhat
Chief Mentor, NEN
Rajendra has over 18 years of experience in entrepreneurship. Having started his career with one of India's top IT firms, he went on to launch his own enterprise in the area of Web development while the Internet was still a fledgling business opportunity. Having led his startup through the boom and bust of the Internet age, he has successfully transitioned to the role of entrepreneurship educator and mentor. Rajendra holds a post-graduate degree in Business Management from the University of Mumbai.
Smija Kumar  
Smija Kumar
Assistant Manager, NEN Education
She has more than five years of experience in Human Resources, Administration and Event Management. She was working as Administrative Officer for Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kerala for almost four years and with a healthcare publishing company in Bangalore for almost a year. She holds an MBA in Human Resource form Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
Sreenivasan  
Sreenivasan Puthan Veetil
Senior Manager, NEN Education
Sreeni is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). He has over 11 years of experience in Operations, Transition/Implementation, Project Management, and Customer Engagement. Prior to joining NEN, he has worked with organizations like Fidelity Investments, Acusis Software, SourceMT, and KGISL. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. At NEN, Sreeni would be responsible for leading the Education program and team, which includes development and implementation of existing/new faculty development courses and also supporting Institutional Capacity Building.
Suja V  
Suja Vinu
Portal Manager, NEN Online
Suja has been working in the IT space for over 10 years and been a Webmaster for 4 years. She managed and updated live data sites for Mecklai Financial-Mumbai and managed a stock trading portal with Prabhudas Liladher-Mumbai and also worked with Ingersoll Rand-Bangalore. Suja holds a Master's degree in Commerce from Mumbai University, Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Web Development & Diploma in Financial Management.
Sunitha Prasad  
Sunitha Prasad
Senior Manager, Resource Bureau and Mentor Platform
Sunitha has varied experience in the fields of advertising, market research, product development and academics in India and Muscat. She has worked with reputed firms like Sista's advertising, Feedback MR, Noor & Amal and Mawarid Trading. She has also been part of an NGO, Akshara Foudation, where, she strived to bring the 'out-of-school' children back into schools. She holds an MBA, (specialized in marketing), from Bangalore University.
Vasanti Venugopal  
Vasanti Venugopal
Educator, NEN
 
Vasanti has 24 years of teaching experience in entrepreneurship, services marketing, and cost & management accounting. Prior to joining NEN, she was a faculty member at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She helped launch the E Cell at MCC and initiated the restructuring of the undergraduate entrepreneurship program at the institute. She also mentors the student-run campus company. In 2008, Vasanti received the national award for ‘Best Entrepreneurship Educator’ by NITIE, Mumbai.