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Lata Vaidyanathan

Director, TERI Prakriti School; Ex-Principal, Modern School Barakhamba Road

Update text to With an impressive career of over 35 years, Ms. Vaidyanathan has dedicated her life towards promotion of child-centric education. Receiver of the ‘National Award’ by the President of India, She was the Principal of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan‘s school at Chandigarh, the Founder Principal of Eicher School at Parwanoo and the Principal of Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi for the last fourteen years. Ms. Vaidyanathan is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Dr. Radhakrishnan Award, 'International Lifetime Achievement Award 2009', 'Educationist of the Year Award 2013' and 'Lifetime Achievement Award by the Patanjali Trust 2014'.


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Priyamvada Taneja

Regional Manager, Middle East, Africa & India, Fieldwork Education; Ex-Regional Manager (India), International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB curriculum)

Passionate about education, Ms. Priyamvada Taneja has 19 years of experience working in national and international schools in India and for an educational organization offering international programmes. Currently, at Fieldwork Education, she is responsible for promoting and strengthening the growth of international early years curriculum (ieyc), international primary curriculum (ipc) and international middle years curriculum (imyc). Prior to her experience at Fieldwork Education, Ms. Priyamvada Taneja worked as Regional Manager India with International Baccalaureate Organization wherein she managed relationships with potential and existing IB schools, universities and governments.


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Sumer Singh

Sumer Singh

Education Consultant; Ex-Principal, Daly College, Indore

An alumnus of The Doon School and St. Stephen’s College. He was the Head of Lawrence School, Sanawar, for seven years, served as the Director of the Asian School, Dehradun and served as the Principal of Daly College. He is the former Chairman of IPSC, and served on the Boards of Round Square (UK), Global Connections (Beijing), and AFS (India), and membership of G20 (USA) and World Leading Schools Association (Amsterdam). Speaker at International forums and practicing Consultant, he has been conferred Honorary Doctor of Education by DeMontfort University, England. He has also written 4 books and is currently serving as an advisor to numerous national and international schools.


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Ruchira Ghosh

Director South Asia, Cambridge Assessment International Education

Has over 18 years of experience in the education sector with in-depth understanding of project management (educational programs), content development, marketing & communications and relationship management. Her key responsibilities include facilitating quality enhancement of the existing Cambridge schools and programmes; identifying opportunities for new school quality improvement; relationship management with ministries, schools, universities and exploring new collaborations with associates and partners. Prior to Cambridge International, Ms. Ghosh was the Head of Business Development (schools) for British Council in India for close to 12 years. She has done her Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Bachelors in Arts (Sociology) from Delhi University.


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Rishikesha Krishnan

Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore

Professor Krishnan’s main areas of interest are strategy and innovation. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. He held the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship at IIM-B from 2007-10. He was listed among the Thinkers50 India, the most influential thinkers in management from India (2013) and received the special Thinkers50 India Innovation award (2013). Prof. Krishnan writes extensively, and has more than 140 publications spanning outlets that include referred journals, the popular press, case studies, book chapters, and books. He has also served on committees set up by the Government of India, Nasscom and CII, including the juries for the Nasscom and CII Innovation awards.


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