A completely flat organization where even the Chairman reports to the office boy when it comes to coffee supplies
Shubham Khandelwal is the creative mastermind behind the entire look and feel of the NSL website and content, and the cognitive neuroscientific edge to the course material and presentations. After a stint at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Shubham was the founder and CEO of NSGetWebCare, an organization specializing in web development and creativity. He has all it takes to innovate with colors and forms to communicate with the users. Shubham’s core talents in building exclusive designs make him stand out in the industry. He is also a singer, traveller and an adventure enthusiast.
Leadership Twist: A person known to look at the brighter side of life at any situation, Shubham attributes the missing Esc key on his laptop keypad to an affirmation of his belief in not looking for an escape route in life.
Lead - Fellow Support and Strategic Relations
Mrugesh is a natural networker and researcher known for his student mobilization skills during his college days. As a finance professional, Mrugesh worked the stock markets analysing businesses for investment decisions. A chance encounter led him to join the NSL team using his natural skills in handling fellow support and strategic relations, where he enjoys putting his networking skills and hunger for research to use. He is an MBA from Mumbai University and experienced by passion in organising and facilitating projects.
Leadership Twist: A self confessed internet addict, you will find Mrugesh wired in 24/7. Also being a bibliophile, if not online, you will find him huddled in a corner with a book in his hand!
Dr. Chaitanya Niphadkar
Head – Organizational Development
An alumnus of the National School of Leadership having completed his Doctoral Research in the topic, “Leadership through learning and techniques to improve organizational performance – An empirical approach”, under the guidance of Prof. John Burgoyne from Lancaster University, UK, Dr. Niphadkar implements his research by contributing to organizational performance at NSL. He oversees expansion through relation building and collaboration while maintaining the unique work culture at the National School of Leadership. A professional who values people over business, Dr. Niphadkar is an alumnus from Lancaster University, UK, having completed his masters in Human Resource Development and Consulting besides being an MBA from National Institute of Business Management with specialization in Human Resource Management and Customer Relationship Management..
Leadership Twist: A young professional and academician, Dr. Niphadkar’s natural rush to accomplish things have made NSL’s roll back processes defined and stronger. Cutting down drastically on the time required in the cycle from ideation to implementation, he has implemented quite a few of our bad ideas even before we could discuss them and decide a go ahead.
Director - Operations
Having worked with leading communications consultancies and investor relations firms such as Adfactors, Comnescient Group (previously Blue Lotus), and Christensen IR, Parthajeet has a substantial record of having succesfully handled and executed holistic communications efforts for leading firms from both the national and global IT sphere, along with Healthcare, Infrastructure and other industries, and is an expert in conducting organizational operations and building brand presence for organizations. Parthajeet is an alumnus of the Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai.
Leadership Twist: Being a reserved person, Parthajeet has finally somewhat mastered the art of speaking, although doing so in public still scares him. With his focus on getting things done, he is the unofficial mute button for the NSL workfloor the moment he walks in.
Leadership Twist: Being a top ranked blogger from India, Debashish's writing skills are put to test every time he drafts an official email. In situations where speed beats quality, do not be surprised if you receive an email from him inviting you to be a member of the Consortium for Global Leaders (CGL) spelt as Consortium for Global Feeders.
Chief Security Officer
Rajesh Sapkal is a senior practice leader and heads information security, governance, value and risk management for NSL which also includes IT Audits, Compliance, Security Policies and Procedures, Forensic Investigations and Network Vulnerability Assessment. Before his association with NSL, Rajesh was Global Head, Information Security, at Kanbay and India Head, Information Security at Oracle. He is a seasoned Information Security professional and had also taken up leadership roles in KPMG and Wipro during his career.
Leadership Twist: Being a cyber crime investigator, Rajesh has an unfortunate history of finding himself around the scene of crime when a crime is taking place. Hence he often ends up getting investigated by his fellow investigators.
Girish Manoj Keshan
Director – Nation Building
More commonly known as the Youth Tiger of India, Girish M. Keshan is the link that bridges the National School of Leadership with contribution to nation building through the NSL Lead India initiative considering his deep know-how of how the system works and how we go about contributing significantly to the development of the nation. He has, in his career run multiple movements for education, women empowerment, youth empowerment and farmer welfare. A son of the soil, he has aligned and assisted multiple governments in effective policy making and execution of governance.
Leadership Twist: His presence at the NSL floor has often led to sudden transformation of Team NSL into being krantikaris (revolutionaries) shouting out slogans to transform India and the Globe into being a better space for humanity. Whenever you see NSLites with Indian Flags embarking on a mission towards nation building, be sure to find him around.
Amit Kumar Saha
Chief Technical Officer
Amit Kumar Saha oversees technology across NSL and is responsible for the state-of-the-art NSL architecture design, technology uptime, backup and recovery. A techie since childhood, Amit has been the founder and CEO of Sniggie Mania Solutions, a software organization specialized in eCommerce Solutions, Offshore Outsourcing and Web Development. Maintaining his work-life balance, Amit is a music enthusiast, singer and artist when he is not working.
Leadership Twist: Because of his loud voice, neighboring companies have their IT teams automatically instructed when Amit gives instructions to his team at NSL.
Founder & Chief Social Service Officer
The man who dedicated his life to the betterment of society, Vighnesh Jha has initiated multiple movements for social development that have led to changes in multiple government policies and contribution to society through innovation and mass mobization.
An Export Professional - turned - social worker, he started with volunteering for Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), an organization working to strengthen women leadership. Later, he worked for National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) as the coordinator for North India. Vighnesh Jha has been the founder and President at Path, a social organization that has established its footprints in empowering the underprivileged and is a leader in micro-finance, social security system, community level initiatives, sustainable development, resource mobilization, volunteerism, policy level intervention, public governance and presentation.
When authorities in Delhi were banning cycle rickshaws, it was leading to a significant increase in the pollution level of the city apart from leaving thousands of rickshaw pullers jobless. Vighnesh played a major role in mobilizing and formalizing this unorganized sector and formed the Federation of Rickshaw Pullers of India (FORPI). FORPI, apart from researching out innovative electric and solar rickshaws, performed compulsory Traffic Training to Rickshaw Pullers before granting License for work. They envisioned the creation of 'Green Last Mile Connectivity Public Mechanism' all around the nation.
Leadership Twist: Senior-most at NSL by height and experience, Vighnesh’s career in social work has posed as the biggest challenge for his life, wherein he is scared to board a rickshaw considering the time he has to spend convincing rickshaw pullers to accept money from him for services offered.
Coordinator - Lead India
Founder & Chairman
Having been a part time autorickshaw puller, a bartender, a disastrous DJ known to mix heavy metal music with Indian folk, a slum school teacher who started the Lead India school for the slums of Mall Road, Delhi, where all beggers never took up begging again till today, Dr. Satasuryaa started off as an ethical hacker and vulnerability assessor at the age of 18 and went on to start the first focussed leadership institution of India.
Some of his experiences include multiple leadership positions he held in large corporations including being Vice President at Boston Analytics and Country Head GSS at Capgemini FS SBU. He started India operations for SiezeWorks, an MNC based out of California, US, and headed International Operations for the organization. SiezeWorks grew multiple-fold within a few months and later, got acquired by Fishnet. Dr. Satasuryaa was also a Technology Consultant at Patni during the early days of his career. As a passion towards Responsible Leadership, Dr. Satasuryaa has been on the board of 14 leading organizations and has mentored over 50 start-ups in making it big in the global scenario.
In 2012, Dr. Satasuryaa has been honoured with the prestigious National Educational Leadership Award by Dr. Annapurna Mishra, Honorable Mayor of Delhi. He has also been awarded with the prestigious research title IARS Pearl 2013 by International Association of Research Scholars, Australia, an affiliate of the Australian National Library, for contribution to excellence in Research. He has also been honoured with G&C Person of the Year 2013 for his contribution to innovative education.
Leadership Twist: Dr. Satasuryaa is the architect behind the fun filled environment at NSL. Often a victim to mistaken identity, he was mistaken for a student of NSL in one of the public meetings he attended.