Management Team

Sanjay Kaul

Founder

Sanjay is the Founder of the Indian School of Petroleum & Energy, University of Technology & Management, which has trained over 18000 energy professionals, and of UPES, which has graduated more than 17500 students for the oil & gas, power, renewables, infrastructure, aviation space, IT, and surface transportation industry. He is also the Founder as well as Managing Director of Suyog Projects, which manages, incubates, and supports startups, offers management consulting, project management, skill development (IESD), construction supervision, and integrated DBOM (Design, Built, Operate & Maintain) services (SPPL) including asset audit and evaluation services (SEVA). He has spent over 3 decades with Chevron, Shell, PwC, and Deloitte in India and has provided consultancy services.

Piyush Srivastava

Co-Founder & CEO

Piyush has a diverse work experience of 4 decades. Starting his career as a lecturer in economics, he moved to journalism and worked with The Times of India, switched to sales & marketing with Alembic Group, and finally found his professional roots in NIIT Limited and NIIT Technologies Limited, where he spent 30 years. He contributed to the expansion of NIIT Group by setting up education centers, technology campuses, and NIIT University at Neemrana. He led the Commercial Services Organization of NIIT Technologies to obtain CMMI level 5 certification for procurement processes and ISO 27001 for information security. His passion for creating a green and sustainable work environment resulted in him receiving a platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council for the SEZ campus of NIIT Technologies.

Arvind Mehrotra

Strategy and Risk Advisor

Arvind is a strategic risk & technology advisor and board advisor with multiple organizations to increase brand value, update vision, strategize plans, work on development strategies, and guide them in scaling their business. He is currently associated with Opsramp Inc. (a Sapphire Venture), Birlasoft Ltd. ( CK Birla Group), Veative Labs Ltd. ( Singapore incorporated firm), Cloud FX (Singapore incorporated firm), and Viti Foundation (to Drive AI education). He has over 3 decades of experience working with digital platform service providers, cloud & cognitive services, and IT & automation services companies. He was President at NIIT Technologies and has worked for various other firms like Business India Group, UDI Yellow Page, and United India Periodicals.

Raju Taneja

Advisor

Raju is an independent consultant in quality management and an acclaimed trainer & mentor in quality and personal effectiveness. He brings with him 4 decades of work experience in organizations like NIIT Limited (IT), EXL Service (BPO), and Escorts Group (manufacturing), among others. He has managed corporate training and education centers, besides having handled corporate roles in the area of quality and delivery management. He is a commerce graduate from the 1976 batch of Delhi University and is professionally trained in quality training, personal effectiveness training, benchmarking, information mapping, business continuity planning, and process audits (Certified Lead Assessor for ISO-9001).

Rajiv Jalota

Chief Growth Officer

Rajiv is a seasoned sales and marketing professional who has brought results in all his various roles. He has more than 3 decades of hands-on experience in all areas of business and has been mainly in technology-led businesses. He has managed large, multi-cultural teams to deliver profit and loss accountability successfully for India, Middle East, and APAC regions. In all the regions he has handled, he has scaled up operations from small-sized businesses to mid-sized businesses. His dynamic and result-oriented approach, combined with his people-centric skills, has created a vibrant environment where teams have flourished and delivered results. He has also mentored teams across different functional areas and spent 8 years in Crompton Greaves as a Divisional Marketing Head in their IT division.

Kumud Iyer

Digital Transformation Advisor 

Kumud brings more than two decades of experience in the IT industry. She is an enterprising, senior, and certified IT Leader with industry experience in software, process, quality management, delivery, and testing. With a myriad of roles in IT project delivery for two decades and a half and having specialization in program/project management, she progressed to techno-business roles of establishing as well as leading centers of excellence for quality assurance (testing) with financial outcomes. Being hands-on, she never lost touch with the ground and is known for execution competence focusing on risks to ensure success. Currently, she helps startups in IT and business development to give back to the community.

Karan Butalia

Chief Impact Officer

Karan is a finance professional with over 3 decades of experience in various banking verticals, such as Treasury & Trade Finance, Relationship Management, Government Business, Branch Management, Human Resources, and IT. He has worked for Govt./Private sector/Multinational banks and has headed large geographically dispersed teams as a business leader, and is now an independent consultant in the HR & MSME space. He was the Head-Business Partner of Axis Bank for over two years. He has collaborated with organizations like UNIDO Cluster Development, Export Promotion Councils, MSME industry associations to disseminate knowledge of Credit, Forex, and digital products. 

Rajini Menezes

Chief Client Success Officer

Rajini is a seasoned IT Consultant and Program Manager with over 2 decades of experience across industry verticals such as telcos, BFSI, oil & gas, healthcare, E&U, and the education industry. She has experience in client partnering, business development, and sales, creating value-driven proposals, as well as leading significant contract signings and renewals. She is highly successful as an account manager in managing large delivery teams in both application services and infrastructure services for global clients, with the relevant know-how in working with international clients. She has led high-profile sales deals that ranged from automation, cloudification of existing applications, SAP upgrades for large Govt entities, blockchain implementation for private telcos, and others.

Prerna Sharma

Director Coach Services

Prerna is an independent consultant with over a decade of experience in diverse roles. She is a firm believer that personal relationships are the core of every business. With a colorful career spanning from marketing and branding of international fashion brands to accounting and taxation firms, she is now working closely in the education sector across different segments. She is associated with the BYJU group as a director, teacher, and trainer. At Internshape, her primary role is to bring in comprehensive projects associated with Industry experts and coaches to offer unique learning prepositions to interns. She is an MBA graduate from NIFT with a strong technology background, having been a software engineer prior. Her unique blend of education, experience & eagerness to learn new things makes her "an intern for life."