Who We Are

About the Founders

Gunjan Shrivastava

Gunjan is a practicing contemporary Visual artist for 18 years, exploring different art mediums and inspirations through her journey as an artist. She lives and works in Mumbai, she is also a passionate educator who believes that education plays an important role in global citizenship and should be encouraged through curriculum and philosophy. Her goal is to illuminate the relationships between art and emotions across a wide range of social, cultural and educational contexts. Gunjan holds a PhD. in Visual Arts and has more than 15 years of experience in the field of education with associations with leading academic institutes and schools.

 

Gunjan believes that Arts and leadership, both are strongly connected through creativity. Like an artist, the leader builds on her or his unique personality, values and vision. The most innovative leaders are practical dreamers with a clearly defined idea or purpose, and a persuasive point of view. With the help of art, leaders can arouse creative energy, provide inspiration and promote self-expression and out-of-the-box-thinking. It plays an imperative role in leadership development.

 

Gunjan is a practicing contemporary Visual artist for 18 years, exploring different art mediums and inspirations through her journey as an artist. She lives and works in Mumbai, she is also a passionate educator who believes that education plays an important role in global citizenship and should be encouraged through curriculum and philosophy. Her goal is to illuminate the relationships between art and emotions across a wide range of social, cultural and educational contexts.

 

Gunjan holds a PhD. in Visual Arts and is associated with leading academic institutes and schools with her proficiency in designing and creating a variety of curriculum frameworks. Gunjan shares her learning through diverse educational platforms and NGO’s which encourage art appreciation in children and young adults.

Gunjan Shrivastava

Gunjan is a practicing contemporary Visual artist for 18 years, exploring different art mediums and inspirations through her journey as an artist. She lives and works in Mumbai, she is also a passionate educator who believes that education plays an important role in global citizenship and should be encouraged through curriculum and philosophy. Her goal is to illuminate the relationships between art and emotions across a wide range of social, cultural and educational contexts. Gunjan holds a PhD. in Visual Arts and has more than 15 years of experience in the field of education with associations with leading academic institutes and schools.

 

Gunjan believes that Arts and leadership, both are strongly connected through creativity. Like an artist, the leader builds on her or his unique personality, values and vision. The most innovative leaders are practical dreamers with a clearly defined idea or purpose, and a persuasive point of view. With the help of art, leaders can arouse creative energy, provide inspiration and promote self-expression and out-of-the-box-thinking. It plays an imperative role in leadership development.

 

Gunjan is a practicing contemporary Visual artist for 18 years, exploring different art mediums and inspirations through her journey as an artist. She lives and works in Mumbai, she is also a passionate educator who believes that education plays an important role in global citizenship and should be encouraged through curriculum and philosophy. Her goal is to illuminate the relationships between art and emotions across a wide range of social, cultural and educational contexts.

 

Gunjan holds a PhD. in Visual Arts and is associated with leading academic institutes and schools with her proficiency in designing and creating a variety of curriculum frameworks. Gunjan shares her learning through diverse educational platforms and NGO’s which encourage art appreciation in children and young adults.

Vinay Shrivastava

Vinay firmly believes that people have to become leaders in their own selves and rise to the occasion to effectively contribute in nation building. He is addressing the challenges posed by lack of education, poverty, health and dearth of leaders in the world. He is of the firm opinion that servant-driven leadership can help people live better lives and for organisations to become better patrons and be future ready, thereby make the world a better place to live in.  so that together, some of the world’s most complex economic and social challenges can be solved.

 

Vinay is a business leader with a proven track record in creating new brands and setting new businesses. He exhibits extreme passion and vibrant energy with an innate ability to carry the team along which explains the success in all leadership positions held so far. Consumer centricity, strategic brand development and last mile availability solutions has helped him drive greater consumer preference in highly competitive markets. He has won various accolades including 50 Most Influential Strategy Leader by World Marketing Congress.

 

He has an experience of over 16 years spanning brand management and sales & distribution across a wide spectrum of categories, media ecosystems and geographies. He has handled flagship and fledging brands, set up distribution infrastructure as well as managed large teams and businesses of varied nature. He has played a key role in product innovation and has extensive experience in creating and nurturing brands.

 

Vinay currently leads the New Business Division at Marico. His is setting up New Business Division with a cross functional team responsible for Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, R&D, Supply Chain and Commercial with the complete accountability of P&L. Launched two brands; Saffola Fittify Gourmet and Coco Soul with 45 different products across 10 categories and have successfully built a robust business. He has launched the first digitally forward brand Saffola Nutri-shake at Marico. Before this, Vinay has worked in leadership roles in ITC, Tata Sky and Wipro Consumer Care and has experience of robust and detailed sales and marketing practices.

Vinay Shrivastava

Vinay firmly believes that people have to become leaders in their own selves and rise to the occasion to effectively contribute in nation building. He is addressing the challenges posed by lack of education, poverty, health and dearth of leaders in the world. He is of the firm opinion that servant-driven leadership can help people live better lives and for organisations to become better patrons and be future ready, thereby make the world a better place to live in.  so that together, some of the world’s most complex economic and social challenges can be solved.

 

Vinay is a business leader with a proven track record in creating new brands and setting new businesses. He exhibits extreme passion and vibrant energy with an innate ability to carry the team along which explains the success in all leadership positions held so far. Consumer centricity, strategic brand development and last mile availability solutions has helped him drive greater consumer preference in highly competitive markets. He has won various accolades including 50 Most Influential Strategy Leader by World Marketing Congress.

 

He has an experience of over 16 years spanning brand management and sales & distribution across a wide spectrum of categories, media ecosystems and geographies. He has handled flagship and fledging brands, set up distribution infrastructure as well as managed large teams and businesses of varied nature. He has played a key role in product innovation and has extensive experience in creating and nurturing brands.

 

Vinay currently leads the New Business Division at Marico. His is setting up New Business Division with a cross functional team responsible for Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, R&D, Supply Chain and Commercial with the complete accountability of P&L. Launched two brands; Saffola Fittify Gourmet and Coco Soul with 45 different products across 10 categories and have successfully built a robust business. He has launched the first digitally forward brand Saffola Nutri-shake at Marico. Before this, Vinay has worked in leadership roles in ITC, Tata Sky and Wipro Consumer Care and has experience of robust and detailed sales and marketing practices.

Vineet Shrivastava

Vineet Shrivastava

Vineet is a passionate leader with real world experience in reshaping culture, creating high-performing teams, enabling and empowering them to deliver solutions for better living. He believes in living life to the fullest and is committed towards the larger goal of promoting peace and joy in society. He shares a dream of creating strong leaders for the society who can lead the change to build a happier and healthier nation. He firmly believes that we need to constantly upgrade our skills and capabilities for the prosperity of nation and devotes his time in shaping young minds.

 

Vineet is passionate about using education as a mechanism for Youth empowerment, wherein young people embody their skills and capacity to make decisions and implement changes in their own lives and in wider society. He firmly believes that when youth acquire the authority and ability to envision, map, execute, critique and challenge their reality, it opens opportunities to change the world as we know it. The aspiring young leaders can be change makers of tomorrow and drive unparalleled social benefits.

 

Vineet is an outcome focused leader with 13 years of proven track record in building technology strategy, driving digital transformation & creating innovative solutions to drive business outcomes. He has built high performing teams, partnered with customers, formulated and executed enterprise level strategies to drive growth, cost optimization and innovation.

 

Vineet has worked extensively across multiple regions, including Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and America’s, and developed a deep understanding of the principles, ethics, comportments and business practices of individuals and organizations from diverse parts of the world.

 

Vineet is Strategic Transformation Leader with GE Digital, based out of San Francisco and is responsible for driving Digital Transformation across the organization. He is part of the prestigious Accelerated Leadership Program at GE, an intensive journey designed to build global executive leaders at GE. He is an active member in industry forums and keenly engages with academia in his effort to develop young leaders.

Vineet Shrivastava

Vineet is a passionate leader with real world experience in reshaping culture, creating high-performing teams, enabling and empowering them to deliver solutions for better living. He believes in living life to the fullest and is committed towards the larger goal of promoting peace and joy in society. He shares a dream of creating strong leaders for the society who can lead the change to build a happier and healthier nation. He firmly believes that we need to constantly upgrade our skills and capabilities for the prosperity of nation and devotes his time in shaping young minds.

Vineet is passionate about using education as a mechanism for Youth empowerment, wherein young people embody their skills and capacity to make decisions and implement changes in their own lives and in wider society. He firmly believes that when youth acquire the authority and ability to envision, map, execute, critique and challenge their reality, it opens opportunities to change the world as we know it. The aspiring young leaders can be change makers of tomorrow and drive unparalleled social benefits.

Vineet is an outcome focused leader with 13 years of proven track record in building technology strategy, driving digital transformation & creating innovative solutions to drive business outcomes. He has built high performing teams, partnered with customers, formulated and executed enterprise level strategies to drive growth, cost optimization and innovation.

Vineet has worked extensively across multiple regions, including Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and America’s, and developed a deep understanding of the principles, ethics, comportments and business practices of individuals and organizations from diverse parts of the world.

Vineet is Strategic Transformation Leader with GE Digital, based out of San Francisco and is responsible for driving Digital Transformation across the organization. He is part of the prestigious Accelerated Leadership Program at GE, an intensive journey designed to build global executive leaders at GE. He is an active member in industry forums and keenly engages with academia in his effort to develop young leaders.

Priyanka Shrivastava

Priyanka describes herself as a life-long learner and believes that the best learning happens when you make others learn. In her endeavor to constantly upgrade her knowledge and her passion to ignite minds of youths, she has chosen to be in academia. She has a strong conviction that people from diverse backgrounds if unite together and work towards the common goal of uplifting human life can together make a difference for the betterment of society.

 

Priyanka as Marketing professor, utilizes every opportunity to grow and develop young minds and instill in them a culture of innovation and excellence. She enjoys working with diverse student populations, and is enthralled by the opportunity of developing optimal educational practices. She is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge, mentorship, and student success. She is an avid Yoga practitioner and promotes Yoga to youngsters for managing a healthy mind, body and lifestyle.

 

Priyanka is currently working as Assistant Professor with St. Mary’s College of California, USA. She holds a PhD in Marketing and possesses more than 11 years of progressive experience in teaching core marketing subjects. She is a passionate teacher who has won several awards for excellence in experiential teaching. Priyanka has published empirical papers in leading international journals based on modelling and analysis of primary data and consults companies on customer relationship management strategies.

Priyanka Shrivastava

Priyanka describes herself as a life-long learner and believes that the best learning happens when you make others learn. In her endeavor to constantly upgrade her knowledge and her passion to ignite minds of youths, she has chosen to be in academia. She has a strong conviction that people from diverse backgrounds if unite together and work towards the common goal of uplifting human life can together make a difference for the betterment of society.

Priyanka as Marketing professor, utilizes every opportunity to grow and develop young minds and instill in them a culture of innovation and excellence. She enjoys working with diverse student populations, and is enthralled by the opportunity of developing optimal educational practices. She is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge, mentorship, and student success. She is an avid Yoga practitioner and promotes Yoga to youngsters for managing a healthy mind, body and lifestyle.

Priyanka is currently working as Assistant Professor with St. Mary’s College of California, USA. She holds a PhD in Marketing and possesses more than 11 years of progressive experience in teaching core marketing subjects. She is a passionate teacher who has won several awards for excellence in experiential teaching. Priyanka has published empirical papers in leading international journals based on modelling and analysis of primary data and consults companies on customer relationship management strategies.

What we Believe

With 1.2bn people, India is the world’s 2nd most populous nation, a number that is only set to burgeon in the coming years. For a better part of the past, the population was just a statistic with not much attention paid to its implications. But in recent years, this same population has been re-labelled as an opportunity given that the demographics are skewed towards a younger working diaspora that can only add productivity to the nation going forth. Imagine the potential impact on the nation if this population was channelized in the right direction:

Increase in the skilled worker base that can feed the manufacturing sector and enable the country to take advantage of low cost economics

Increase in household income levels that will enable an upward lifestyle shift

Increase in savings and in turn investments that will give a fillip to the financial sector to provide low cost financing

Increase in healthcare expenditure that will improve access to and benefits of health services

Increase in tax pay out that will enable investment in infrastructure and public utilities

Our Raison d’etre – Nation Building

Our Raison d’etre – Nation Building

The term ‘nation building’ is referred as the constructive process of engaging all citizens in building social unity, economic prosperity and political stability in an inclusive and democratic way. We strongly believe that in a nation of 1.2 billion people, nation building is not limited to a few but it can be only achieved if every person in his or her capacity becomes a leader.

 

A nation is built out of the human intellect. This means that a nation cannot be built without the recognition and the collective efforts of all citizens, skilled and unskilled, young and old. Youth is the most critical segment of a nation’s development. Youth are social actors of change; and as the saying goes, “The youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also the partners of today.” Therefore, the youth have the responsibility of being at the fore-front of any national exercise.

Our Nation Building
Our Nation Building

Leadership skills are very relevant for personal development, as well as in a team role. On a personal level, experiences help to gain insight within oneself which helps them to analyze their strengths and weaknesses and set personal and vocational goals. At a team level, youth develop the ability to work with others to create a shared vision and to draw on the talents, skills, and energy of others.

 

Every citizen, including the youths, should firmly believe that nation building is a collective effort of all citizens in constructing a desired country. No contribution is too small or too big. It must also be noted that nation building starts from the community level up to the national level.

Leadership skills are very relevant for personal development, as well as in a team role. On a personal level, experiences help to gain insight within oneself which helps them to analyze their strengths and weaknesses and set personal and vocational goals. At a team level, youth develop the ability to work with others to create a shared vision and to draw on the talents, skills, and energy of others.

 

Every citizen, including the youths, should firmly believe that nation building is a collective effort of all citizens in constructing a desired country. No contribution is too small or too big. It must also be noted that nation building starts from the community level up to the national level.

Youth