CENTA is deeply grateful to the eminent members of the advisory board who are providing immense support and guidance to this initiative.


Ashish Dhawan
(Founder & CEO of Central Square Foundation and co-founder, Ashoka University)

Ashish Dhawan is the Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation (CSF). He worked for twenty years in the investment management business and ran one of India's leading private equity funds, ChrysCapital. Read More

Bahram N. Vakil
(Founding Partner, AZB & Partners)

One of the founding partners of AZB & Partners, Bahram N. Vakil is amongst India's foremost infrastructure and project finance attorneys. Read More

Michael Fernandes
(Partner, Leapfrog Investments)

Michael Fernandes heads LeapFrog's Asia investments, overseeing deal teams in South and South East Asia and leading LeapFrog's Singapore office. Read More

Sridhar Rajagopalan
(Managing Director, Educational Initiatives)

Sridhar Rajagopalan, Managing Director of Educational Initiatives, is an educational entrepreneur who has helped change the way student learning outcomes are seen
in India. Read More

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan
(Founder, 5F World; Chairman, NASSCOM Foundation;
President, HBS Club of India)

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Executive Chairman and Founder
of 5F World, a platform for Skills, Start-ups and Social Ventures in the country. He is also Chairman of Global
Talent Track, a pioneer in Employability Skills Training in Asia. Read More

Dr. James Tooley
(Professor of Education Policy, University of Newcastle, UK)

Dr. James Nicholas Tooley is a Professor of Education Policy at the University of Newcastle, and also Global Head, Low Cost Schools, at GEMS Education. Read More

Nalini Haridas
(Former Co-Founder, CENTA)

Nalini Haridas is a Product Owner in financial risk regulatory technology at Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd. Over the last 20 years, she has worked in the financial services IT sector in enterprise software development in roles spanning project management and functional architecting. Read More