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 as a lecturer in economics, he moved to journalism and sales & marketing before he found his professional roots in NIIT Education and later NIIT Technologies.

While working in a technical education environment during the mid-eighties, acquiring professional knowledge like computers was a ticket to employment. He experienced a vast knowledge gap between the output from education institutes and the demands of industries. He managed initiatives in bridging the skill gap by training. He led the expansion of NIIT Education that will eventually result in NIIT producing an entire generation of computer literate young professionals.

His strong sense of the necessity of relevant education in our economy was one of the key reasons he was part of the core group that set up the prestigious NIIT University in Neemrana, Rajasthan.

In the last twelve years, he contributed to the growth of NIIT Technologies by enabling the organization to expand its software development capabilities and leading the technology intervention in the organization's operations.

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.

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.

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.

Ritika Gupta

Lead- Media and Content Architect

Ritika has a diverse work experience of a decade. She started her career in 2011 after completing her Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. She has worked for Aricent - Gurgaon and for Nokia - Bangalore as an R&D engineer in software development. She completed her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, and has worked with startups like Tax2win, Jaipur, and Aqua British, the UK, during post-graduation. She was working for the Nalanda Group before she joined Internshape's marketing team. Currently, she serves as Lead- Media and Content Architect at Internshape, managing digital media and events for the organization.