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Ashwin Ajila

Founder and Managing Director

ashwinAshwin Ajila is a multi-faceted professional and a pioneering entrepreneur who has used his innovative ideas and tenacious drive to create successful business endeavours. He is a chartered accountant articled and qualified from KPMG  Peat Marwick, UK. He also started his professional career with a five year stint with them. This has helped him develop his entrepreneurial drive which led to the creation of a pioneering initiative in the field of formal higher education in India – iNurture Education Solutions Private Limited. iNurture is the reflection of Ashwin Ajila’spassion for education and his vision for ‘intelligently nurturing’ the abundant talent in India. Established in the year 2009, iNurture is now the largest private educational service provider of its kind in India. It strives to strengthen ’employability quotient’ across the complete spectrum of adult learning – from colleges tocorporate.On the formal higher education front, iNurture supports universities and autonomous institutions to offer new-age undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Recently, iNurture has forayed into e-learning under the iNurturePro initiative and into distance education also. iNurturePro certification programs help ambitious industry professionals to skill up in various new-age domains andaccelerate their career progress. Ashwin has been at the forefront of forging partnerships with universities, colleges and autonomous institutions of high repute and driving the organization’s growth over the years. Recently, he has roped in Galileo Education Network, Europe’s largest higher education group, for launching world-class undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Design, Digital and Management streams, in a campus of excellence that is being set up in Bengaluru, India.

R.Lakshminarayanan

Chief Learning Officer

lakshminarayanR. Lakshminarayanan is an industry veteran with a reputed professional career backed by outstanding academic track record. One of the earliest employees of iNurture, he currently leads the New-Age Learning initiative at the organization. R. Lakshminarayanan brings in a unique mix of industry experience at top management levels as well as in-depth academic credentials of Course Design, Curriculum & Syllabus detailing, Content Creation as well as Teaching & Learning Pedagogy. An alumnus of IIT (Delhi) & IIM (Bangalore), R. Lakshminarayanan spent the first 10 years of his career in Retail Sales, New Product Development & Brand Management with Hindustan Unilever, International Best Foods & SmithKline Pharma. He then moved to Ogilvy & Mather Direct as the National Account Director with operations across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai & Bangalore. He was soon promoted to head the Ogilvy office in Chennai. Then followed his stint at DDB Mudra Communications where he held several roles such Vice President – South, Chief Operating Officer (New Initiatives) & CEO – Mudra Marketing Services. He had been an Executive Director on the Mudra Board for over a decade by the time he moved out in the year 2008. He has the distinction of building the non-traditional business of Mudra into a large, profitable & rapidly growing SBU with over 2500 employees & over 100 prestigious clients. Since the year 2009, he has been with iNurture developing SBU’s focused on future employment opportunities as well as the strategic responsibility across multiple domains. On September 28, 2013, he was conferred the Guru Vandana award by the Honourable Governor of Karnataka, as one of 100 senior professionals across multiple fields. R. Lakshminarayanan is an Independent Director on the boards of Henkel India and Jyothy labs.

Dinesh Kulkarni

Academic Head and Mentor – ToonSkool New Media Edu.

Dinesh Kulkarni Photo Dinesh Kulkarni, carries over 12+ years experience in full CG and VFX Production. His CG credits include Little Krishna Series, Big Bees, Veneta Cucine Advt, Ghost Station, Little Krishna (Stereo), Wendy, Chops Chops and Paddle pop . Feature Film VFX Credits include Resident Evil- After Life, Hanna, Burlesque, A Dangerous Method, Three Musketeers, Leafdel advt . Technologists specializing in 3D stereoscopy and original IP’s include Hampi, Yeti, Birds colony and Super sect man. Successfully designed and implemented an effective production training and development program for XDI training vertical at Anibrain thereby exposing students to cutting-edge Hollywood technology. Dinesh Kulkarni has Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from Bharthiar University and Advanced Diploma in Multimedia Technologies from Pentamedia.

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