Our Team

The business and affairs of Shiksha Sankalp Incorporated are governed by its Board of Directors and office bearers.

Board of Directors of Shiksha Sankalp Foundation, India

Ashok Sharma - Founder Trustee

Ashok is a freelance consultant on quality aspects and operational strategies in manufacturing and services organizations. He is an alumnus of Punjab Engineering College. Apart from consulting, he is also a visiting faculty at the Amity University in Noida.

Gaurav Malhotra - Founder Trustee

Gaurav is a designer with a masters degree in Digital Architecture from University of Technology, Sydney. He was the lead architect for the Mumbai Monorail. He has also worked on many other prestigious projects in India, Malaysia, Australia and UAE.

Shekhar Bhatia - Founder Trustee

Shekhar is an Education, Information Technology and Retailing entrepreneur. He is a director of Suman Group of companies which has business interests in India and United States. A lawyer at Delhi High Court, he is also an MBA from IMT Ghaziabad.

Office Bearers of Shiksha Sankalp USA

Mikul Bhatia - President

An alumnus of Harvard University, IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Delhi, Mikul is currently working as a Senior Energy Specialist at the World Bank, Washington DC. He is the Founder Chairman and President of Shiksha Sankalp Incorporated, USA.

Baishali Mukherjee - Secretary

Baishali is a graduate in business management from the University of Richmond, Virginia (USA). She has earlier worked with HSBC and Sapient Corporation. She is passionate about books and dreams of spreading the joy of reading to children in India.

Sagheer Ahmad - Treasurer

Currently working as a principal architect with Xilinx Inc in California, Sagheer is the Treasurer of Shiksha Sankalp Incorporated, USA. He is an alumnus of University of South California and IIT Delhi.

Advisors

Rajender Kumar Bhatia - Honorary Chief Executive Officer

Rajender retired as Senior DDG at the Department of Telecom, Government of India. An engineering alumnus of Delhi University and IIT Delhi, he joined the Indian Telecom Service in 1967. He is currently serving as the honorary CEO of Shiksha Sankalp Foundation.

Sapna Jain - Advisor

Sapna is a telecom software professional working as Senior Technical Director at AT&T in Dallas, United States. She is an MBA from SMU Cox School of Business and has earlier studied at Miranda House College of Delhi University.

Board of Directors of Shiksha Sankalp Incorporated, USA

Mikul Bhatia - Director and Chairman

An alumnus of Harvard University, IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Delhi, Mikul is currently working as a Senior Energy Specialist at the World Bank, Washington DC. He is the Founder Chairman and President of Shiksha Sankalp Incorporated, USA.

Sagheer Ahmad - Director

Currently working as a principal architect with Xilinx Inc in California, Sagheer is the Treasurer of Shiksha Sankalp Incorporated, USA. He is an alumnus of University of South California and IIT Delhi.

R. James Breiding - Director

James is the CEO of Naissance Capital - an investment firm specialized in emerging markets. An alumnus of Harvard University and IMD, Lausanne, he was earlier a Managing Director of Templeton Investments and a Director of Rothschild Corporation.

Deborah Hughes Hallett - Director

Deborah is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Arizona and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. An expert on curriculum design and pedagogy at the national and international level, she is also the author of several college level mathematics texts.

Kalpana Jain - Director

Kalpana is a senior journalist and author of POSITIVE LIVES - a book on HIV/AIDS. As the health editor at Times of India and Business Standard, she covered health, gender and poverty issues. A Nieman fellow and Mason fellow at Harvard, she is also a senior Brandeis University fellow.

Suhail Kassim - Director

Suhail Kassim is finance and private sector specialist at the World Bank Group in Washington DC. As a Tata Administrative Services fellow, he worked for several Tata Group companies. An alumnus of IIM Ahmadabad, BITS Pilani, and a Gurukul scholar from LSE, he is also a Chevening Senior Scholar.

Baishali Mukherjee - Director

Baishali is a graduate in business management from the University of Richmond, Virginia (USA). She has earlier worked with HSBC and Sapient Corporation. She is passionate about books and dreams of spreading the joy of reading to children in India.