Managing Director and CEO
IL&FS Education & Technology Services Ltd.
Mr RCM Reddy is the Managing Director & CEO of IL&FS Education & Technology Services Limited (IL&FS Education) – the social infrastructure group of IL&FS – in charge of the delivery of Education, Employability, and Employment initiatives. He brings with him 25 years of rich and diverse experience of working with government, private sector and multilateral institutions.
As CEO of IL&FS Education, he has provided vital inputs for developing scalable models for improving learning outcomes in school education through technology solutions, teacher training and other innovative products and services: Under his leadership, IL&FS Education has established presence in about 30,000 schools, reaching approximately 15 million students and teachers on a daily basis in the country
He has also conceptualized and executed large scale skill development programs for the industry, in partnership and funding support of the Government and the private sectors, impacting 1.6 million youth: The model is often cited as one of the best global case studies. Several innovations in terms of placement linkages, blended learning model, use of technology for scale and quality are features of the model.
In addition, he has been very closely associated with the development of industrial clusters in India: He has provided very vital project development, engineering and financial services to the industry and the government in setting up of close to 100 SME-led clusters across the country thereby facilitating job creation in manufacturing industries.
Formerly an IAS officer, Mr Reddy, before joining IL&FS, had worked with Government of India and Government of Tripura in various capacities. He had also worked briefly with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in the area of cluster development
He is actively engaged with several industry-government interface initiatives, industry associations, NGOs etc.
Mr Reddy holds a master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning and bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
Senior Vice President and Group Head
Ketul Acharya is leading IL&FS Skills as the Senior Vice President and Group Head for the Skills Business. He has done his post graduation in Business Management from SLIMS, Ahmedabad and brings 19 years of field experience in project development, management and implementation, advisory, consulting and capacity building. He is working with the Group since 2005 and has been actively involved in various capacities in Cluster Development, Education and Skills businesses.
Prior to joining IL&FS, he has worked with premier institutions like UNIDO – IMTMA and Global Network, a consulting firm
Prarthana Agarwal is the CFO for IL&FS Skills. Along with financial management and human resource development she also contributes in the overall planning and strategy for the Skills Group. Prarthana`s core competency is in corporate strategy, financial planning, M&A strategy of the group and statutory audit. Prior to this she has worked with EY and PWC managing clients across sectors
Prarthana is a chartered accountant from ICAI, an MBA in Finance from SP Jain Institute of Management and holds a graduate degree in Commerce from Allahabad University
Head - Retail Business
Vivek Pandit heads the Retail Training Business of IL&FS Skills and also takes care of various special initiatives. Vivek has been part of IL&FS Skills since inception (2011) and has been involved in all aspects of the skill development journey of IL&FS Skills. He has been instrumental in setting up of IL&FS Skills training centres, partnerships and marketing initiatives, ensuring that the company delivers on its promise of training quantity with quality. As Head of PMKVY 1 and STAR projects, he was instrumental in ensuring training of over 1.5 lakh plus trainees, across 20 states, in 15 plus sectors
An entrepreneur before joining IL&FS, Vivek has successfully set up several businesses in the areas of management education, test preparations, online and blended learning. He has also worked with Education companies such as Career Launcher, IMS and Manya-Princeton Review. Vivek is a Post Graduate in Marketing Management from MDI, Gurgaon
Head – Government Mandates SBU
Sanjib Nayak heads all government mandates across the country for IL&FS Skills. He has been instrumental in conceptualization and implementation of skill development programmes business on PPP model. Additionally, he has also contributed to industrial, agriculture and infrastructure cluster development. He has also been actively involved in handling various CSR initiatives and Industrial bodies/ associations
Prior to joining IL&FS in March 2007, he has worked with corporates such as KPMG, UK and Jurong Consulting, Singapore. He brings with him 13 years of rich and diverse experience of working with government, private sector and multilateral institutions including bodies such as World Bank, ADB, International Trade Center (ITC) of WTO/ UNCTAD and several national level institutions
Sanjib holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, specializing in Strategic Management & Infrastructure Management (PPP Advisory) from NICMAR, recognized as “Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO)” by Dept of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture (B. Arch) from School of Planning and Architecture. He is also certified in Communication for Leaders of Tomorrow from MDI, Gurgaon, Finance for Leaders from IIM, Bangalore and PMP
Head - Corporate Partnerships
Vandana Bahri heads Corporate Partnerships in IL&FS Skills. She is responsible for end to end project management including designing, implementation, monitoring and impact evaluation. Vandana comes with an experience of 12 years with core competency in strategy, planning and financial management. Prior to IL&FS Skills, she was associated with EY and PWC
Vandana is a chartered accountant from ICAI and holds a graduate degree in Commerce
Head – Enterprise Development Services
Abhishek Singh spearheads Enterprise Development Services (EDS) under IL&FS Skills. He has been working with various small and medium enterprises across sectors for enhancing their competitiveness. He has rich experience in setting up of specialized units, reengineering of industrial plants and assisting them in improving production efficiency. Abhishek was previously associated with Raymonds
He holds an Executive PGP degree in Management from Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode and is a B.Tech in Industrial and Production engineering
Head - Academics
As Academic Head, IL&FS Skills, Seema ensures standardised delivery of training across all IL&FS Institutes of Skills. With IL&FS, Seema has 14 years of rich experience in pedagogy, content and curriculum design, and product visualisation. Availability of standardised content at the Skills Institutes, trainer development programmes through periodic Training of Trainer sessions and timely conduct of assessments as per the standardised assessment methodology, are Seema`s key responsibilities
Seema has a total experience of 21 years in the field of education and training
IL&FS Skills Development Corporation
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