Advisory Board

CENTA is deeply grateful to the eminent members of the advisory board who are providing immense support and guidance to this initiative.

Ashish Dhawan

Founder & CEO of Central Square Foundation and co-founder, Ashoka University

Ashish Dhawan is the Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation (CSF). He worked for twenty years in the investment management business and ran one of India's leading private equity funds, ChrysCapital.

Bahram N. Vakil

Founding Partner, AZB & Partners

One of the founding partners of AZB & Partners, Bahram N. Vakil is amongst India's foremost infrastructure and project finance attorneys.

Michael Fernandes

Partner, Leapfrog Investments

Michael Fernandes heads LeapFrog's Asia investments, overseeing deal teams in South and South East Asia and leading LeapFrog's Singapore office.

Sridhar Rajagopalan

Managing Director, Educational Initiatives

Sridhar Rajagopalan, Managing Director of Educational Initiatives, is an educational entrepreneur who has helped change the way student learning outcomes are seen in India.

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan

Founder, 5F World; Chairman, NASSCOM Foundation; President, HBS Club of India

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a platform for Skills, Start-ups and Social Ventures in the country. He is also Chairman of Global Talent Track, a pioneer in Employability Skills Training in Asia.

Dr. James Tooley

Professor of Education Policy, University of Newcastle, UK

Dr. James Nicholas Tooley is a Professor of Education Policy at the University of Newcastle, and also Global Head, Low Cost Schools, at GEMS Education.