Charul Khanna Suri
Charul is an explorer and an entrepreneur. She spent her time in Jaipur, Bangalore, Delhi, San Francisco and Hyderabad.
Calling each of these cities a home at different times in her life. She completed her B.Com, M.com and Masters in Business Management and then pursued a career in banking. Having worked with IDBI Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank and Barclays broadened her horizons & empowered her further. Charul’s entrepreneurial spirit then led her to co-found 3 different companies ( Add Advantage, The Aec Associates & The Global Associates ) which now cumulatively employ more than 200 team members. As a co-founder she has always been involved from the incubation stage.
She has been a hands on leader and never shied away from hands-on working. As a business leader with more than 15+ years of experience she is extremely strong in nurturing business relationships and strategic operations. She believes in empowering her team with a special focus on team building and team training. Off work, She likes to read, bake and enjoys gardening. She loves travelling and exploring new places. She also enjoys playing badminton, tennis and swimming.
With over 19 years of professional experience, Arshiya Afsar is the Founder & Former Director of Iris Florets- The Happy Play School, Sakalya Academy, Bachpan – A Play School, Academic Heights Public School, E9 Knowsol Private Limited, Founder- The Paper Elephant.
Founder & Director Artha Creative Services -She has worked for many top brands in India as part of her advertising, marketing and social media company. She truly deserved the awards for the “Education Entrepreneur of the year- India” 2015’ and ‘The Business Woman of the year.’ In addition to all that she undertakes, she is currently serving as the Territory Head, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, Early Childhood Association. She loves to read books, write poetry and short stories in English, Hindi and Urdu. She adores public speaking and performing on stage.
She also does voluntary training sessions for the less fortunate. Specializes in Child Counseling, to help families better understand their children and contribute towards their growth and development. She is well-known for her infectious energy, ever-smiling face, and ‘will always be there for you’ attitude. She is a friend for life for all her clients and associates.
Board of Advisors
Yatin is an influential leader with proven business management skills. With over 20 years of experience, he has successfully integrated a strong work process to increase business value. He is a thought leader with specialized knowledge and insights in Sales & Marketing. Yatin works towards turning challenges into opportunities and this has successfully bridged the gap of working across different time zones. Strong business acumen and a diverse portfolio of working at Wipro peripherals, Parsec Interact, and Satellier, laid the stepping stone for The AEC Associates.
Yatin pursued Engineering (B.Tech) for his undergraduate and holds an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar, India. Off work, Yatin likes to spend time with his daughter and enjoying a game of golf or table tennis.
The dynamic Kanak Khanna is an Alumni from Scindia School, Gwalior and a Graduate from Lady Irwin, New Delhi Graduate. After an illustrious educational journey, she moved to Jaipur in 1972 & found her calling in the field of Education. She started her passionate rendezvous with teaching at MGD school, Jaipur. From here, she moved to the very renowned St.Xavier JPR. Mrs.Khanna carried this impeccable experience to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidyashram.
She was a part of this prestigious institution from its inception & understandably rose to the position of a Vice Principal. In 2001, she joined the much acclaimed Neerja Modi School, as its founding Principal. It was her relentless drive to make the school one of the leading names for parents who wanted excellence in education for their children, that catapulted her to the position of a Director. Here, she started with CBSE, introduced IGCSE & then IB . It was her sheer talent, passion and dedication that helped her nurture these schools in their developing years and make them the most sought-after educational institutions of Jaipur. With the respect she commanded in her positions, she was superannuated in 2017 & moved to Hyderabad. She now hopes to share her knowledge & long-standing experience in the Educational spectrum with all those who aspire to make a difference in the lives of the future of the world – Our children!
As a Director of Kolour Spintek Limited, Kolour Industries Limited and E9knowsol Pvt Ltd, Mr Abhishek Golecha, and a Financial Guru, Abhishek specialises in mentoring SME’s and small businesses achieve faster scalability and earlier break evens. He performs Cash flow Audits and makes sure that businesses are and remain future proof from Political, economic, social and technological factors. Designing and maintaining superior financial plans and hitting growth timelines is the cornerstone of every business he helps shape.
Prior to joining the companies as a Director, he has also done an Internship with Business Standard and also worked at Countrywide Financial Corporation as well as Satyam-Nipuna.
Mr Golecha Holds a Post Graduate in Business Administration with dual Special Specializations in Marketing and Finance and is a Scholarship recipient in several of his courses as part of his curriculum. He was also the Runner up in the National Best Manager competition held in Delhi in 2009, where the top IVY League Management Institutes had participated including the IIMs, XLRI etc. He has carried out extensive work on National Economic Planning as part of his Post Graduation. He is a voracious Reader and an Ardent Believer in the principles of IKIGAI.
Pavan Kumar Bhattiprolu
As a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Mr. Pavan Kumar Bhattiprolu is a Company Secretary by Profession, an Academician driven by passion, and an Entrepreneur with an experience of 20 years.
He is also a qualified Insolvency Professional, registered and empanelled with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) & a Commercial Mediator trained by IICA, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). He played an instrumental role as member of Core-committee that drafted a Referencer on Secretarial Audit – as per Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) Voluntary Corporate Governance Guidelines.
Referred to as ‘Don of Company Law’ and ‘Illuminati’ when it comes to academics, Mr. Bhattiprolu has been awarded by IIPM 5 times on the trot for an outstanding contribution to Academics. He had taught and trained over 5,000 individuals on various subjects ranging from Law Subjects to presentation & Interview techniques. The list includes qualified CA/CS/Management Graduates. Some of these individuals personally mentored by Mr. Bhattiprolu are extremely successful in their profession and have scaled high on the Corporate ladder.
He is also a Regular speaker on TV channels, Corporate and Professional forums.