about ask.careers

ask.CAREERS is a Shahani Group Initiative which provides a range of industry-oriented Post-Graduate & Professional Diplomas in disciplines like Management, Banking, Finance, Real Estate, Digital Marketing, Media etc. These courses are all offered through a blended learning model using our mobile app supported by in-class workshops provided through our Institute partners around India.

With a legacy of over a hundred years, the Shahani Group is a well-known name in the education sector in India with multiple institutions under its umbrella. Members are on the management of more than 28 iconic colleges in Mumbai, including Thadomal Shahani Centre for Management, Thadomal Shahani Centre for Media & Communication, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, HR College, KC College, National College & others.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Maya Shahani
Maya Shahani
Chairperson

From the very beginning Ms. Shahani’s vision has been to build strong ethical and heart centric business leaders. Along with her work in education, she has been deeply involved in charity work, which has been recognized by The Bill Clinton Global Initiative. She works closely with the United Nations, the Global Dialogue Foundation (Australia) & the Cancer Patients Aid Association. She has received several awards in recognition of her work, including the Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Ethical Practices & the Extraordinary Lives Award from XL Foundation. She has also featured in the film ‘Dreamcatchers’; which showcasing people who have led transformational lives.

Akhil Shahani
Akhil Shahani
Group Chief Executive Officer

An MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Akhil is trying to bring international methods of education to India through the group’s various initiatives. He believes that quality education involves not only academic learning, but also developing one’s network, personality and values. He is also involved with Kaizen Private Equity, which invests in education and also mentors young entrepreneurs in his spare time. He has received many awards for his work in the education sector like the PIMR Award for Outstanding Educationist, Bharat Shiromani Award, the Bharat Gaurav Award and the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award including mentions in notable educational journals.

Amit Sharma
Amit Sharma
Group Chief Operating Officer

Twenty years experience creating successful e-learning teams across the world. Handled global projects for United Nations and Fortune 500 firms, like Microsoft & Capita. A Certified Project Manager from PMI Institute with a Post Graduate Diploma in Media

Chaitali Choudhury
Chaitali Choudhury
VP Content

Chaitali has over 20 years of experience in creating compelling and engaging learning interventions for clients across the corporate and higher education worlds. She is a quality-oriented professional, who is driven by challenges and is passionate about developing and managing solutions with focus on learner success and feasibility. Over the course of her career, she has also acquired competencies in training need analysis and measuring learning effectiveness.

Maya Shahani
Maya Shahani
Chairperson

From the very beginning Ms. Shahani’s vision has been to build strong ethical and heart centric business leaders. Along with her work in education, she has been deeply involved in charity work, which has been recognized by The Bill Clinton Global Initiative. She works closely with the United Nations, the Global Dialogue Foundation (Australia) & the Cancer Patients Aid Association. She has received several awards in recognition of her work, including the Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Ethical Practices & the Extraordinary Lives Award from XL Foundation. She has also featured in the film ‘Dreamcatchers’; which showcasing people who have led transformational lives.

Akhil Shahani
Akhil Shahani
Group Chief Executive Officer

An MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Akhil is trying to bring international methods of education to India through the group’s various initiatives. He believes that quality education involves not only academic learning, but also developing one’s network, personality and values. He is also involved with Kaizen Private Equity, which invests in education and also mentors young entrepreneurs in his spare time. He has received many awards for his work in the education sector like the PIMR Award for Outstanding Educationist, Bharat Shiromani Award, the Bharat Gaurav Award and the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award including mentions in notable educational journals.

Amit Sharma
Amit Sharma
Group Chief Operating Officer

Twenty years experience creating successful e-learning teams across the world. Handled global projects for United Nations and Fortune 500 firms, like Microsoft & Capita. A Certified Project Manager from PMI Institute with a Post Graduate Diploma in Media

Chaitali Choudhury
Chaitali Choudhury
VP Content

Chaitali has over 20 years of experience in creating compelling and engaging learning interventions for clients across the corporate and higher education worlds. She is a quality-oriented professional, who is driven by challenges and is passionate about developing and managing solutions with focus on learner success and feasibility. Over the course of her career, she has also acquired competencies in training need analysis and measuring learning effectiveness.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Vikas Kumar
Vikas Kumar
Chief Technical Architect

Vikas has over sixteen years of experience in the software industry with the majority of it as a CTO of Brainvisa which he founded along with his partners in 2000. After having exited Brainvisa he has been investing and working with various start-ups in various domains.

P. R. Ramesh
P. R. Ramesh

P.R. Ramesh is the chairman of Deloitte Haskins & Sells in India and has over 33 years of professional experience.

Ranjit Shahani
Ranjit Shahani

He's the Vice Chairman of, Novartis India Limited and is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and MBA from Bombay University.

Dr. Bhaskar Das
Dr. Bhaskar Das

Dr. Bhaskar Das is the CEO of Essel Group which owns Zee News and Zee Business channels through Zee News Ltd.

Vijay Mansukhani
Vijay Mansukhani

With over 32 years of experience, Vijay Mansukhani is currently the co-founder and managing director of Onida.

M. K. Anand
M. K. Anand

M K Anand is currently Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Times Television Network.

Ronil Sujan
Ronil Sujan
Ex-MD Rabo Bank, Asia Pacific

Ronil runs his proprietary investment fund, Raaga Holdings out of Singapore. He has over 20 years’ experience across India, Asia and the USA. In the last seven of his fourteen years with the Rabobank Group, Ronil was the Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking Asia-Pacific at Rabobank International. He was on the Board and Global Exco of the global JV with NM Rothschilds.

Devan Kampani
Devan Kampani
MD, JM Financial Investment Banking

An MBA from New York University, Devan has been a senior member of the JM Financial group over the last 20 years and has worked on many prominent M&A deals. He has a deep interest in education as is also on the advisory board of a well-known international school in Mumbai.

Satyam Kumar
Satyam Kumar
Executive Director at LoanTap

Satyam is the Executive Director at LoanTap Financial Technologies. He has over 17 Years of experience in Key Account Management, Product Development, Multi-Cultural Team Handling and Building Business from scratch. He has successfully transited from MNCs to Domestic Institutions and top Indian brands to smaller / lesser known organizations.

Vikas Kumar
Vikas Kumar
Chief Technical Architect

Vikas has over sixteen years of experience in the software industry with the majority of it as a CTO of Brainvisa which he founded along with his partners in 2000. After having exited Brainvisa he has been investing and working with various start-ups in various domains.

P. R. Ramesh
P. R. Ramesh

P.R. Ramesh is the chairman of Deloitte Haskins & Sells in India and has over 33 years of professional experience.

Ranjit Shahani
Ranjit Shahani

He's the Vice Chairman of, Novartis India Limited and is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and MBA from Bombay University.

Dr. Bhaskar Das
Dr. Bhaskar Das

Dr. Bhaskar Das is the CEO of Essel Group which owns Zee News and Zee Business channels through Zee News Ltd.

Vijay Mansukhani
Vijay Mansukhani

With over 32 years of experience, Vijay Mansukhani is currently the co-founder and managing director of Onida.

M. K. Anand
M. K. Anand

M K Anand is currently Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Times Television Network.

Ronil Sujan
Ronil Sujan
Ex-MD Rabo Bank, Asia Pacific

Ronil runs his proprietary investment fund, Raaga Holdings out of Singapore. He has over 20 years’ experience across India, Asia and the USA. In the last seven of his fourteen years with the Rabobank Group, Ronil was the Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking Asia-Pacific at Rabobank International. He was on the Board and Global Exco of the global JV with NM Rothschilds.

Devan Kampani
Devan Kampani
MD, JM Financial Investment Banking

An MBA from New York University, Devan has been a senior member of the JM Financial group over the last 20 years and has worked on many prominent M&A deals. He has a deep interest in education as is also on the advisory board of a well-known international school in Mumbai.

Satyam Kumar
Satyam Kumar
Executive Director at LoanTap

Satyam is the Executive Director at LoanTap Financial Technologies. He has over 17 Years of experience in Key Account Management, Product Development, Multi-Cultural Team Handling and Building Business from scratch. He has successfully transited from MNCs to Domestic Institutions and top Indian brands to smaller / lesser known organizations.

INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF ADVISORS

Dave Rogers
Dave Rogers
Singapore

Born in Canada, of mixed Asia and European heritage, Dave is a dynamic global leader and speaker on today's key business issues.

Mike Handcock
Mike Handcock
New Zealand

Mike currently owns numerous business interests and has a passion for coaching and training. Mike has owned businesses as diverse as construction, human resources, music production, marketing and property investment.

Janet Bray Attwood
Janet Bray Attwood
USA

Janet’s company, Enlightened Alliances create relationships between individuals and organizations that are doing work to create a world of abundance, harmony and mutual support. She is also co-owner of one of the largest transformational online magazines in the world, Healthy Wealthy n Wise.

Thomas Power
Thomas Power
United Kingdom

An experienced business leader, who has successfully founded, built and sold a number of businesses in the e-Commerce, Social Networking and Call Center arena.

Richard Alderson
Richard Alderson
UK

Richard is a serial entrepreneur, who has founded three social enterprises in the field of education. These include, Unltd India, which incubates and educates start-up social entrepreneurs and Career shifters which educates people who want to make a change in their careers.

Dave Rogers
Dave Rogers
Singapore

Born in Canada, of mixed Asia and European heritage, Dave is a dynamic global leader and speaker on today's key business issues.

Mike Handcock
Mike Handcock
New Zealand

Mike currently owns numerous business interests and has a passion for coaching and training. Mike has owned businesses as diverse as construction, human resources, music production, marketing and property investment.

Janet Bray Attwood
Janet Bray Attwood
USA

Janet’s company, Enlightened Alliances create relationships between individuals and organizations that are doing work to create a world of abundance, harmony and mutual support. She is also co-owner of one of the largest transformational online magazines in the world, Healthy Wealthy n Wise.

Thomas Power
Thomas Power
United Kingdom

An experienced business leader, who has successfully founded, built and sold a number of businesses in the e-Commerce, Social Networking and Call Center arena.

Richard Alderson
Richard Alderson
UK

Richard is a serial entrepreneur, who has founded three social enterprises in the field of education. These include, Unltd India, which incubates and educates start-up social entrepreneurs and Career shifters which educates people who want to make a change in their careers.