Advisory Board

Pradeep Rathinam

With over 15 years of experience across various functions in the BFSI sector, Pradeep is now at Rupeezone as the CEO to build a complete Financial Super Store that provides a high quality customer experience through a strong online proposition, ably supported by a well trained professional on-field sales force.

Prior to Rupeezone, Pradeep worked in AEGON Religare Life Insurance. He was a part of the start up team; he initially worked as a Director in the Marketing Department and was instrumental in building a robust CRM system backed by a strong Analytical framework that enables the organization to enhance its Customer Value Proposition. He later moved to the Sales & Distribution vertical to head their South Zone business. He was instrumental in building the distribution by setting up 25 branches in 22 cities across all 4 states.

Earlier in his career, Pradeep worked with Citibank in multiple roles, he started handling Personal Loans Sales as their Area Director for Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and then moved on to handle Citibusiness (SME Banking) as its Product & Portfolio Head. He was also a founder member of Citicorp Securities & Investment Limited where he started his career in 1999 and was instrumental in setting up the Centralized Credit Operations department.

Pradeep has a Masters degree in Management with a specialization in Finance and Marketing from Loyola Institute of Business Administration and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Loyola College Chennai

Rajesh Devadas

Rajesh Devadas is the CoE & Founder of B-Tree labs, which focuses on training and consulting. The B-Tree Labs is focused on bringing the industry Rajesh Devadas is the CoE & Founder of B-Tree labs, which focuses on training and consulting. The B-Tree Labs is focused on bringing the industry experience into the academics through academic consulting, specialized advanced courses for students (e.g. programming skills, cloud, big data. Mobile computing) and customized workshops. B-Tree Labs also specializes in providing the customized training for corporate sector in programming, SOA, Cloud and Big Data. Rajesh is currently engaged with Kumaraguru College of Technology as a Chief Mentor.

Rajesh who brings in 20+ years of industry experience in program management, architecting enterprise solutions along with Doctorate in computer science provides an unique proposition to deliver high quality training aligned to the industry needs.

With a career in the computer industry of over twenty years, Rajesh has served in various roles in Hewlett-Packard for about 17 years, as a software engineer, consultant, and project leader. Apart from the role of managing projects, Rajesh was involved in organization wide initiatives in leadership roles for delivery optimization, IEEE industry relations and has delivered more than 250 guest lectures and conducted more than 50 workshops in various colleges across Tamil Nadu in several technical areas. The areas addressed are related to Cloud computing, SOA and Web Services, Semantic Web, Object Oriented Concepts, software languages such as Java/JEE and in the topic of soft skills.

Rajesh holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree in Computer Applications from Madurai Kamaraj University. He is PMP certified - a recognized project management certification from Project Management Institute (PMI). Rajesh currently resides and works out of Bangalore

Manu Gopalan

Architect
EartHauz Architecture - a sub-unit of the Centre for Scientific Research
The International House
Auroville

"EartHauz Architecture & Design was established in 1999 by Manu Gopalan a graduate architect and twin Gold Medalist from the Delhi School of Planning and Architecture. His aim was to create habitat for people which is integrated with nature and the deeper longings of our soul. The team at EartHauz includes 3 architects, 3 engineers, 2 product designers, 1 builder and 18 trainee architects. EartHauz has successfully executed schools, resorts, hospitals, houses and other interiors projects. Client participation in design and developing ecological design solutions with new materials has been the forte of the firm."

Ganesh Babu NS

Chartered Accountant
R. Venkatakrishnan & Associates

He has done his B.Com (H) from University of Delhi and Completed his CA in the year of 2011. Also he has done his articleship in Deloitte Haskins & Sells for 3 years and after completed his CA worked with Deloitte for 1.5 years.

Ganesh is good at :

  • Identification of risk and establishing a control mechanism for the minimizing such risk.
  • Managing fund for an organization
  • Data analytics
  • Preparing budget and analyzing the same on month on month basis
  • Monthly performance management
  • Establishing daily dashboard of Key parameters for monitoring
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Receivable management
  • Payable management
  • Setting up business plans
  • Feasibility study
  • Conducting Due diligence and valuations
  • Cost control and mechanism
Jyothi Shyamsunder

Jyothi Shyamsunder is a Mindfulness Educator and has been on the path for little over 2 years. She has also been doing research in the area of neuroscience to study the effects of mindfulness on the brain and the nervous system. This has lead her to believe that by leading a life of mindful awareness one realizes that one's own brain and heart are indeed temples. Her philosophy is Gratitude & Kindness (just like His Holiness The Dalai Lama believes).

She wishes to bring the gift of Mindfulness to everyone.

Previously she was also a part of the software industry, outdoor experiential education and working in the mountains. She smiles and says 'This life is an experiment and I do not know what else to do apart from a leading a life of mindful awareness'.

Jyothi Shyamsunder my journey on the path in June 2012 with Vipassana meditation and there has been no turning back since then.

Jyothi Shyamsunder have attended the Awareness Through Body (ATB) training at Auroville and recently attended a Mindfulness Training by Ahimsa Trust (part of Zen tradition started by the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat.

She is a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and had a 5 year stint with Mahindra Satyam. She had a 2 year stint with the outdoor experiential learning company Youreka as their business head for south india and as a leader on their outdoor camps. Finally she took to the hills for about 1.5 yrs and worked as a manager at a home stay. This time made me realize that it is all about a life of -mindful awareness'.

Madhu Sudan G

Managing Director, Explorers Outdoor Ed.
Safety Committee Board, Outward Bound Bharat
Founder Director, Centre for Experiential Education
Chair, Asia for IAG, Association for Experiential Education

Madhu Sudan, receiver of Karl Rohnke Creativity Award from Association for Experiential Education, USA comes with over fifteen years of experience in the field of experiential education and adventure programming in India & USA. Since 2009 co-founded Explorers OutdoorEd. he has been actively involved in designing curriculum for education and promoting Experiential & Outdoor Education in India. In the past, Madhu has led the adventure learning program at one of India's largest youth adventure program organisation and actively involved in the experiential education learning arena in India and is currently, Board Member for Safety Committee, Outward Bound Bharat, India, Faculty at NOLS and Founder of Center for Experiential Education, India. Madhu has received the Rastrapathi (President's) Award and Rajyapurskar (Governor's) Award in scouting. Studied Multiple Intelligences conducted by Project Zero, a unit of Harvard University and is zealous about incorporating multiple intelligences in experiential learning. 

Vishnu Kumar K

A seasoned management expert with over 16 years of experience in anchoring corporate programs focused on organizational development, policy making, performance management across large institutions and multiple industry verticals, Mr. Kumar is an incubation mentor to several start-up and early stage companies.

He brings deep domain knowledge and years of experience in world-class strategic business management. He is known for his expertise in handling and directing multi-functional teams, organizing resources and extracting economic value from team members. Mr. Kumar is a graduate in commerce from the University of Madras, a post-graduate in management from IIM, Calcutta and certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.

Mr. Kumar is a highly decorated professional. He was awarded ‘Global HR Excellence Award’ by the World HRD Congress in 2009 and 2010. He has been a lead member of core working groups on invitation by the Confederation of Indian Industry for their various planning committees. He led the organization to being amongst the ‘Best Places to Work, India’ selected by The Economic Times in 2011. He was a honoree finalist in ‘Top Companies in the World for Leaders’– Hewitt, RBL & Fortune - Worldwide Study and a Distinguished Honoree as the leader of the ‘Best HR Team of the Year, Globally’- Stevie International Business Awards – 2011-12.

Apriori, he was employed as the head of human resources of the Everonn Group and before that as the head of human resources of online commerce harbinger Sulekha.com. His hobbies include playing cricket and soccer, reading books, quizzing and debating.