Management Team

Mr. P K Samal

Managing Director

P K SAMAL, is a techno-management person with over 20 years of extensive experience in strategy planning, liason, international & national tie-ups in different areas, and operations management. He is the person behind setting up Lancaster University, UK in India.

He is in the lead role as Director, Strategic Planning for tieing up with Politecnico Di Milano university, Italy.

He is Instrumental in setting up G.D Goenka University and also tieing up with polytechnico Di Milano, Lee Curdun Blue France, and Lancaster University U.K. He established G.D Goenka World School as Director Strategy Planning. He has also experience in other industries like construction, Five Star Hotels, and big-branded factories.

Professor Bala K. R. Balachandran

– Non Executive Chairman

Bala K. R. Balachandran is a professor of accounting and operations management at New York University Stern School of Business. He teaches courses in management accounting, management control systems and financial accounting.

Professor Balachandran joined Stern in 1979. His primary areas of research include optimal operation of service systems, incentive contracts and mechanisms, transfer pricing determinations, conceptualization of unused capacities and their optimal utilization, warranty contracts, quality enhancement programs and reporting, activity based costing systems business measurement systems and optimal performance evaluations. Professor Balachandran has written and published more than 65 articles in leading academic journals of economics, accounting and management science.

Mr. Vaibhav Shastri

– Director

Management graduate enriched with over two decade of working experience in business development, sales & distribution in India. He held management positions in Micromax Mobiles, Zen Mobiles & Videocon Mobiles. With his two decade-long experience in mobile handset procurement, supply-chain management, production and sales and distribution.

He belongs to a Political family – his grandfather Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, was the 2nd Prime Minister of India. His father Shri. Sunil Shastri is actively involved in politics for last 42  years and has been a Minister and Member of Parliament, currently, he is a senior member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the ruling party of India.

Mr. Jalaj Desai

– Head Of School, Saddle River Day School

Mr. Desai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and two Masters degrees, one in Computer Science and one in Educational Leadership. He began his teaching career at Dwight Englewood where he taught Upper School math classes, advised a Financial and Consulting Club, and coached soccer and tennis.

Mr. Kevin Merges

– International Director

Dr. Kevin Merges is internationally known for his work with schools and technology companies. He has presented at conferences around the United States as well as Canada, China, Jamaica, and Turkey, on the topic of communication through online environments. He is regularly asked to speak at national and regional events of heads of schools and boards on future needs and directions of education.

Mr John Haller

– President of the Saddle River Day School
Mr. Haller has extensive experience in Global Supply Chain Management and is currently running his own consulting business with a focus on global operations and leadership development. John was a member of the United States Army and left the service with the rank of Captain.

Moya Marks

– Bolles
Ms. Moya
educational career includes nearly 25 years as a teacher and administrator at some of the country’s top independent schools, including Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He has been a history and leadership instructor, class dean, and coach.

Mr. Jyotirmoy Bose

– HR and Process
Jyotirmoy ‘Jyoti’ Bose has over 20 years of diverse exposure across the Manufacturing, Financial Services, Information Technology, Consulting & Media industries. He also served as a Director and President at Bennett Advisory Services at the Times Group.

Mr. Bharat Sarath

– Advisory Council
Bharat Sarath is a professor, accounting and business systems at Rutgers business school, Greater New York City, USA. Prior to Rutgers business school, he was associated as a Professor with Baruch College and NYU Stern School of Business.

Ms. Bhavna Tandon

– VP Academics
“Bhavna is a passionate educator and a teacher at heart. She holds 21 years of rich experience in different National and International curriculums . She has worn many hats throughout her teaching career as a curriculum coordinator, Head of school and Ib coordinator in some of the reputed Ib, IGCSE and CBSE schools in India. She has done cat 2 ib training and holds certification from Harvard in educational leadership.

Mr. Anand Khanna

Director Business  Development
“Anand Khanna has nearly four decades of experience in Industry and Academics. He has
held senior level positions in Marketing and General Management in Mekaster Group, MDS Switchgears Ltd (now Legrand), including one year in New York, US. His academic experience covers teaching and research at XLRI, Jamshedpur from 1978 to 1982, and at Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad from 2004.

Mr. Vijay Gupta

– Vice Chancellor at Sharda University, Noida
“Dr. Vijay Gupta is a B.Tech graduate from IIT Delhi. He has completed his Ph.D from the University of Minnesota, USA. He is the former Vice Chancellor of Lovely Professional University and has worked as a professor at IIT Kanpur, Director of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and G D Goenka World Institute Lancaster University. He has been awarded the honor of the Punjab Ratna. “

Mr. Vikas Kumar

– Executive Director
Mr. Vikas Kumar
is from an IT consulting background with extensive expertise in Project Management. A keen planner, strategist and implementer with demonstrated success in project management and have demonstrated sound skills in providing leadership and guidance to various engagements in India and abroad.

Dr. Ravikesh Srivastava

– Pro Vice-Chancellor / IMS Unison University
Dr. Ravikesh Srivastava is a Doctorate from Banaras Hindu University. He has completed his M.Sc. in Agri Economics and a qualified UGC Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Ravikesh Srivastava is currently the Chairman of Post Graduate Program (PGP) for both regular as well as executive management program and presently working as a Professor of Economics and Heading the area of International Business at FORE School of Management, New Delhi. “

Mr. J K Das

– Advisory Council
J.K Das is master in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University( JNU), New Delhi. He was associated for Bank of Baroda as General Manager. He is working as Senior Consultant with Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India”

Mr. Frank Joseph Victor

– Principal Adviser 
“Mr. Frank Joseph Victor has pioneered himself in British Education Promotion in India and has established Regional Offices for UK Universities and Educational Companies. Mr. Victor is the first Consultant in India to conceptualize and establish a Regional Office for a UK University (University of  Leeds) and Regional Office for a UK based educational company (Study Group). Mr. Victor has the distinction of being the only Indian member of the Society of Education Consultants (SEC), UK. “

Mr. Amit Sharma

– VP Technology
, a highly experienced & motivated professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Digital Marketing, Digital PR & Brand Strategist, Requirements Analysis, and Agile Methodologies.