S. Gopalakrishnan (GK)
Mentor and Advisor

In a career spanning 3 decades, GK held leadership positions as CEO & Country Head, catering to the global markets in the business space of IT Consulting, Engineering Design for Indian business groups –Sona Group, Somani Group and Apollo Tyres Group, conducting business in the global markets - Germany, UK, France and Japan.

Currently, GK is engaged in mentoring & leading a few start-ups in the technology, security, education and in the healthcare space.

On the technology front, GK was instrumental in working on state of the art technologies- Steer -by -wire, Machine Vision systems, Location based services using GPS systems to name a few.

At the Industry level, GK steered the New Product Development initiative, as a member of the steering committee of CII, in collaboration with Fraunhofer University, Germany.

Further GK successfully formed joint ventures with Thyssen Krupp’s IT company Triaton GmBH and was instrumental in creation of JV Koyo Sona Electronics Ltd .

GK is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Kharagpur.

Mrityunjay R Narayanan

Mrityunjay R Narayanan had pioneered IIT coaching in 1981 and he always worked on the quality aspect of delivery of courses to aspiring students through IIT Study Circle one of the first institutes to deliver classroom coaching for the most challenging of the test prep exams in the world. Apart from this he vociferously expanded the classroom courses across the country. Mrityunjay was instrumental in aggregation of the coaching sector and was the first one to deliver classroom courses of IIT Study Circle jointly with Vidyamandir classes in order to provide the best of both the institutions which was unheard of in the industry in 2008. Another first in the coaching segment was to introduce a tablet based course i-Tab for IIT-JEE through his Tutor24x7 platform in content partnership with Bansal Classes of Kota fame in 2012 much before Byjus took the lead to deliver courses on tablet from Classes 1 to 12 in 2015. He is an excellent orator and had conducted seminars across the country including in Nuclear Power Plants, NTPC, ISRO, BARC to reach out to children preparing for IIT exams. He armed with a Post Graduate Management background from IIT Bombay is an avid follower of Olympiad Problems both in Mathematics and Physics and can immensely contribute to Olympiad preparation courses in online mode with his brilliant team of teachers who had contributed to Indian and International Olympiad Examinations.

Daniele Piacenti

Daniele Piacenti is the Founder and President of HIPPO English Language Olympiad (Italy). He is an experienced International Market Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the ESOL Education Management Industry. He is skilled in ESOL Networking and Team Building. He worked as a coordinator of English Language Kangourou Competition (2008-2012). He is associated with Gatehouse Awards Limited and in past have worked as aPearson LCCI Distributor for Italy & Balkans (2002-2017).

Snezana Mitrovic

Snezana Mitrovic, Gatehouse Awards Italy Academic Manager and one of the Hippo Olympiad founders, has been working in the area of assessment for 12 years, helping teachers prepare students for different types of exams, designing and running refresher courses, seminars and workshops for teachers and carrying out a variety of projects. Her main areas of interest are the methodology of TEFL and assessment. Her wish to reconcile the commercial and academic in assessment has led her to complete a PhD degree program in assessment at the Sapienza University of Rome, where she now teaches English. Her main interests have remained the methodology of TEFL and assessment of English as a foreign language, in particular performance-based testing.

K Vaidyanathan

Mr. K.Vaidyanathanhas 30 years of corporate experience in middle level and senior level in marketing with different industrial houses which include Mandeliasto name few, in products such as Database Reports of NTIS of US Department of Commerce, Hand Tools, Paper, Building Materials, Household Plastics and Plastic Chairs for both local and export market. He is a commerce graduate from Delhi University, PG Diploma in Journalism from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, PG Diploma in Business Management from YMCA Institute of Management, New Delhi. With all the accumulated industry experience detoured to academics by teaching management to MBA students of Tilak Maharashtra University, Pune for their study Centre in New Delhi for over 5 years with vigor and enthusiasm while sharing lifetime experiences with students on modern day lifestyles by shaping and grooming. He is associated with a leading B School, Great Lakes Institute of Management School, Chennai as part of their admission panel since 2004 for both one and two-year programme.

Ms. Kannamma Srinivasan

Ms. Kannamma Srinivasan is a member of the senior management team of Development Alternatives, managed the Nationwide CLEAN-India network and coordinating the Earth Charter programme and ZERI(Zero Emissions Research Initiatives) programme in schools, involving and influencing the community through a network of students, teachers and NGOs and initiating solutions involving local governments Authored papers, Teachers training manuals and books on Mathematics, Science, Astronomy and Environment. She is Senior Advisor with Development Alternatives, New Delhi and Member- Commission on Education and Communication, IUCN (The World Conservation Union).

Dhruva Trivedy

Having born just after independence, imbibed many nationalistic values, which, over the years culminated into concern for humanity and people issues across the globe. These values gradually reinforced themselves, with the exposure to higher education, cosmopolitanism and opening of the Indian economy. Formal elementary learning was acquired with the help of the Irish Christian Brothers from an eminent missionary school (St. Columba’s High School) in New Delhi, followed by graduation with honors and a university rank in Sociology from the University of Delhi and a post-graduation in Personnel Management (older perspective of HR) from a premier institute (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) at Mumbai, imparting specialized training in human behavior and issues.

Dr. Ashok Vyas

Dr Ashok Vyas has done Phd in Mass Communication and Media from Netherlands University. He worked as a teacher of English and as a Principal in schools for 30 years. He has also worked as oral examiner for speaking test in Cambridge University (UK). He is awarded for “Excellence in Education “(An International Award by IAEWP- UN). He has been working as a secretary (Gujarat)- International Association of Education for the World Peace. He is the master trainer of police officials in Vibrant Gujarat in the English Communication. He has also directed 15 episodes of Virtual Classroom, a project of GCERT on English Language. He is the pioneer in introducing the English Diploma Courses of London Chamber of Commerce in Gujarat.

Dr. Y. S. Parmar

Dr. Y. S. Parmar, who is a Ph.D. in Physics from IIT Kanpur (IIT-JEEE AIR-474, 1983) is an ingenious physics teacher having 25+ years of teaching physics to IITJEE aspirants. He is the chief mentor at SCHOLARS- IITJEE. His professional affiliations include reputed organizations such as FIEE Classes, Career Launcher, Narayana IIT Academy, Everonn Toppers Tutorial and IIT- Study Circle.

Mr. S.A.S. Kirmani

Mr. SAS Kirmani (Chairman) is a well-known personality across the various spectrum of society for his various social activities. After completing his engineering degree from HBTI, Kanpur, he shifted to Delhi, where he took-up job from engineering field and along with the job he continued with social commitments in various shades. He is the Vice-President of “Abd-Ur-Raheem Khan-E-Khana Society” to preserve and promote 'Secular and Ganga-Jamuni Culture' a distinguished feature of Indian Society. He had been “Secretary, Staff Association of Delhi Public School”, RK Puram, New Delhi and ensured that issues of staff such as teachers and other employees reached to management in right perspective. He participated as a 'Member of Draft Formulation Committee' to Computer Literacy Education Program jointly sponsored by NCERT and Ministry of Education.