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Founders

Ramya Venkataraman, Founder & CEO

Ramya Venkataraman holds deep interest in the education sector for a long time and is known for several pioneering initiatives in the sector. An alum of IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta from the 1990s, prior to founding CENTA®, Ramya was with consulting firm McKinsey & Company for 15+ years. She built and headed the firm’s education practice in India in the last 5 years and worked in several other industry sectors and geographies – India, North America, Europe, Asia – in the first 10 years, a broader professional experience that she brings to her work in education. Ramya has been recognized widely including as one of 15 ‘Women Transforming India’ by NITI Aayog and United Nations and as an Ashoka Fellow, foremost global network of social entrepreneurs.


Anjali Jain, Founder & Director

Passionate about building new ventures, Anjali Jain believes that improvement in quality and effectiveness of teaching in the K-12 space is imperative for large-scale transformation in education – with CENTA® as the catalyst for this transformation. Anjali brings in two decades of experience in business management and operations leadership across Europe, South East Asia and India, during which she has driven large-scale initiatives with a focus on entrepreneurial planning and execution.