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Management Team

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Pranav Kothari

Chief Executive Officer

Pranav has been associated with EI for over a decade and has made significant contributions to the company through his involvement with EI's adaptive learning product, Mindspark, and as the head of HR, Gifted Student Education, and, most recently, EI's Large Scale Education Programme division.

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Sridhar Rajagopalan

Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer

Sridhar Rajagopalan is an educational entrepreneur who has helped change the way student-learning outcomes are seen in India.

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Anand Dani

Chief Business Officer

Anand leads the commercial operations for Educational Initiatives (EI) including National Sales, International Sales and Academic Consulting, along with the Gifted Education & Counselling's delivery.


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Umesh Joshi

Chief Product and Technology Officer

Umesh is responsible for delivering high quality products that support EI's business goals, which involves product management, product development, product delivery and product impact chain.

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Garima Gupta

Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Accountant with over 16 years of experience,Garima has spent a large part of her professional journey with the Bharti Group...

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Anand Prakash

SVP, Consumer Business

Anand heads Consumer Business at EI and is responsible for driving customer aquisition and revenue through online and offline channels...


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Aarthi Muralidharan

SVP, Products and Solutions

Aarthi leads EI's Learning Solutions and Assessments division including Mindspark Maths, Mindspark English, ASSET and Detailed Assessment.

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Poornima S P

VP, Human Resources

Poornima is an HR professional with over 20 years of experience specialising in Talent Attraction, Talent Management, and Employee Engagement.

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Jagadish Babu Punna

VP, Software Development

Jagadish has more than two decades of extensive experience in Information Technology, having handled multiple software projects.


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Nishchal Shukla

VP, Pedagogical Research

Nishchal and team go deeper into understanding how students think and how they learn different concepts and different subjects.

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Jayanti Dasgupta

VP, Academic Consulting

Jayanti leads the academic consultant team ensuring a smooth transition from product expertise to classroom practices.

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Kushark Jaiswal

Head, International Sales

With over 15 years of experience, Kushark has helped various organizations make successful entry, setup, diversification and expansion into international markets.


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Shekhar Hardikar

AVP, Gifted Education & Counseling

Shekhar, is a co-learner in this journey, who strongly believes in the mantra "You are therefore I am"!

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Sree Sankar P T

AVP, Marketing

Sree comes with extensive marketing experience in industries spanning Advertising, Media, Movies and Telecommunication.

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Ritesh Agarwal

AVP, Large Scale Education Programme

Ritesh Agarwal is passionate about solving for learning outcomes in public schools of India.