Global Exposure – Indian Ethos

“It is our responsibility to make every ordinary child into an extraordinary global citizen.”

Mr. Atul Temurnikar

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Global Schools Foundation

Executive Management

Rajeev Katyal

Sr. Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Mr Katyal has rich experience in the fields of education, skill development and the industry.

Prafulla Rout

Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Mr Rout joined GSF in 2011 to lead the financial operations of GIIS campuses worldwide.

Sanjeev Dubey

Chief Technology Officer

Mr Dubey oversees and manages all aspects of information technology for the Foundation and GIIS institutions worldwide.

Abhilasha Deshmukh

Group Human Resources Director

Ms Deshmukh has more than 16 years of experience in human resources in various industries such as technology, professional services and education.

Rajeev Koul

Sr. Director, Operations and Integration

Mr Koul is an accomplished professional with 27 years of domestic and international experience in education management, skill development, government and institutional business.

Sarita Alurkar

Sr Director, Marketing

Ms Alurkar has 25+ years of experience in brand strategy and digital marketing for top global FMCG and education brands in multiple geographies across Asia and the Middle East.

Rathin Khandhadia

Director, Education Excellence

Mr Khandhadia is a quality expert and has experience across diverse industries like steel, telecom, energy and education.

Arjun Temurnikar

Director, Learning Technologies

Mr Arjun Temurnikar is Associate Director of Technology and looks after bringing in technological innovations to improve teaching and learning for all stakeholders.

Ayush Kalani

Associate Director, Student Acquisition

Mr Kalani brings a wealth of experience in Sales Management, Business Development &  Digital Marketing Technologies.

Rupali Karekar

Divisional Manager, Communications

Ms Karekar has more than 15 years of experience in the field of communications and content strategising.  

Growth projects, Mergers and Acquisitions

Prasoon Dayal

Chief Investment Officer – GSF

Mr Dayal has over 25 years of deep investment experience across multiple business and financial cycles in a wide variety of roles. His experience includes private equity, private and special situations debt and mezzanine financing at some of the most respected institutions in the finance industry.

Kaustubh Bodhankar

Sr Deputy Chief Executive Officer,

Deputy Chief Investment Officer – GSF

Mr Bodhankar brings more than twenty years of management and business development experience to the Foundation.

Rachel C. Provest

Director, Growth and Investments – GSF

Ms Rachel has operated under various roles in South East Asia since 2004.

Harjesh Singh Kaushal

Director, Growth and Investments – GSF UK

Harjesh is the Director of Business Development and Finance. He is a senior member of GSF’s “growth” team and is responsible for global M&A, partnerships, liaising with various government agencies and creating new growth opportunities.

Commander Bharatkumar Unercat

Deputy Chief Projects Officer – GSF

Commander Bharat comes with vast experience in international business development, negotiations, supply chain and project and agile project management.

Harsh Temurnikar

Associate Director, Growth and Investments – GSF

Based in Singapore, Harsh is part of the business development team at Global Schools Foundation. He is responsible for global M&A, deal sourcing and liaising with various government agencies.

Country Directors

Mr Manoj Nair

Country Director – Malaysia

Mr Nair is the founding member of the GIIS Malaysia team.

Mr Amol Vaidya

Senior Director – Operations, UAE

Mr Vaidya takes care of the operational and functional responsibilities of all GIIS/GSF projects in the MENA region.

Mr Ashish Tibdewal

Country Director – India

Mr Tibdewal oversees GSF’s India portfolio comprising 18 schools educating over 20,000 students in multiple curricula.  

Mr Sumit Mishra

Country Director – Japan

​​Mr Mishra is a veteran of the EdTech/education management space.

Mr Prashant Bafna

Country Director – Singapore

Mr Bafna has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, manufacturing and other sectors.