Our Jury Members

Roderick D. Fraser

Chairman, Round Square International Network of Schools and CEO, RDF Global Education Pty. Ltd.

Mr. Fraser has had an extensive educational career in three States of Australia, as a teacher and in senior administration, including being Principals of two Schools and as a lecturer and tutor at the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne College of Education. He has been extensively involved in governance of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) as past Chair of the Regional Council – Asia Pacific and a past Member of the IB Heads’ World Council.

Rod Fraiser

Shomie Ranjan Das

Education Consultant, Ex- Headmaster, The Doon School, Mayo College and Lawrence School, Sanawar

With career span of more than 50 years in field of education, Mr. Das has donned many hats. He has served as the Headmaster of The Doon School, Mayo College, Lawrence School Sanawar and the Head of Physics Department of Gordounstoun School Scotland. Currently an advisor and consultant to multiple schools across the world, Mr. Das was also the tutor to HRH Prince Charles in 1963.

Shomie Ranjan Das

Lata Vaidyanathan

Director, Made Easy Schools; 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’.

Lata Vaidyanathan - Future 50 Jury Member

Priyamvada Taneja

Regional Manager, Middle East, Africa & India, Fieldwork Education

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.

Priyamvada Taneja - Future 50 Jury Member

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.

Dr Sumer Singh - Future 50 Jury Member

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.

RuchiraGhosh - Future 50 Jury Member