“Education is the most
powerful weapon which
you can use to change
– Nelson Mandela
Board of Governors
A prolific educationist, Nishant Garodia is known for establishing progressive institutes that have played a significant role in shaping the future of education in India. Through severe perseverance and innovative ideas, Nishant has spearheaded institutes that focus on developing the overall personality of students. With an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies, Garodia Education institutes, under Nishant’s leadership, have employed methodologies that make learning a fast, easy and interesting process for the students.
Known for his business acumen and entrepreneurship, Nishant is also credited for successfully setting-up Beehive, a chain of pre-schools’ on the franchisee model and P.G. Garodia Conservatoire, a unique music school.
Nishant’s other roles include:
- Director, P.G. Garodia School, Mumbai, India
- Director, Garodia International Centre for Learning, Mumbai, India
- Director, Beehive, India
A cost accountant with more than 15 years of diversified experience in advising varied sectors including educational institutions. He specializes in financial and commercial management and his forte lies in strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, fund raising and cost reduction. He is currently on the boards of leading financial consultancies and IT infrastructure companies.
Venkatesh holds a strong track record in developing new business initiatives, driving growth and maintaining strong customer and franchisee relationships. He is passionate about academics, arts and culture.
Born in Australia, Stephen Keegan has lived and worked in nine countries including the United States of America, Japan, Switzerland, Argentina, China and Singapore among others. He has worked in seven International schools, six IB schools, four IGCSE schools and two American AP schools. He has worked for six years in the Asia Pacific International Baccalaureate Singapore office as the Regional Manager for the Diploma Programme. During this time, Stephen helped IB authorize more than 150 international schools, including over 40 in India. Stephen’s educational philosophy has been influenced by a wide variety of curricula and school systems, and helps him advice institutes on the best educational practices.
Stephen holds a Graduate Certificate in Educational Administration from the University of New England, Australia and a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University, U.S.A.