“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

 

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

We are a bunch of people longing for the sea.


Dr. Deepa Duraiswamy, Founder and CEO

Deepa is an engineer from University of Pune and MBA from IIM Calcutta. She has more than a decade of brand strategy and business development experience in global majors like Nestle, Vodafone, Henkel and Fitch Ratings. She holds a Ph.D for her doctoral thesis on 'Temple Management in Saivagamas' at the Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras. Deepa seeks knowledge at the intersection of multi-disciplinary studies.

Ideator, creator, aspiring author. Mother of a 3 year old. 

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S. Nandakumar, Co-Founder and Director

Nandakumar is a financial services professional with over two decades' experience. He is currently an independent financial consultant, focussed on the infrastructure sector. Nandakumar was, until March 2014, Senior Director and the head for Infrastructure and Project Finance Ratings at India Ratings & Research, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Fitch Ratings, the world's third largest credit rating agency. Previously, he was analytical head for Fitch's infrastructure business in Asia-Pacific. 

Before joining Fitch in 2004, he managed the corporate planning function at two early-stage IT / ITES firms.

Nanda began his career with SBI Capital Markets, where he advised clients on a wide spectrum of investment banking and asset finance products. He subsequently joined KPMG, providing financial advisory services in their Corporate Finance practice. Nandakumar earned a post graduate diploma in management (MBA) from IIM Bangalore in 1991 and is dad to two precocious tweens.  

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Hema Kabaleeswaran, Co-Founder and CTO

Hema brings over 12 years of experience in Software Engineering, Technical Program Management and People Management. Most recently she worked for Microsoft Corp. Redmond, Washington where she spent 10 years holding various positions within the Engineering team. Before Microsoft, she was a CTO/ Founder for Cybersite, an Indian firm that focused on helping college students for software trainings and projects.

Hema holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Madras. She is a mother of two young children, is an active parent volunteer and cares deeply about Child Development and Education.

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Advisory Board

An eminent board comprised of accomplished women professionals helps us develop, validate and implement our projects. They are from diverse sectors including finance, education, strategy, psychology, media and business.