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  Board of Governors
  

Distinguished personalities and leaders from diverse walk of life helm Global Schools Foundation. The Foundation draws its vision and guidance from the Board members, which strengthens its initiatives towards the mission of providing quality education.


Chandu Borde

Chandrakant Borde
President and Co-founder
Global Schools Foundation


He is a legendary cricketer and has been a towering figure in the field of sports from decades. Being an all-rounder, Mr Borde had an illustrious cricketing career in the Indian Cricket Team from 1958 to 1970. In his vast career span, he served as the chairman of the National Selection Committee and as the manager of the Indian Cricket Team following the 2007 World Cup.


For his contributions in sports, Mr Borde has been honoured with Padma Shri in 1969, Arjuna Award in 1966, as well as Padma Bhushan (one of India's highest civilian awards) in 2002. Under his mentorship, the Chandu Borde Global Cricket Academy (CBGCA) has been launched at Global Indian International School's campuses in India.


Aftab Seth

Aftab Seth
Vice-President
Global Schools Foundation


Former Indian Ambassador, Mr Seth has a long and distinguished career in the Indian Foreign Service. He has been the Ambassador of India to countries like Japan, Vietnam, and the Federal States of Micronesia.


After joining India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Ambassador Seth served in embassies and consulates in Beirut, Cairo, Hamburg, Jakarta and Karachi. Ambassador Seth received a BA (Honours) from St. Stephen's College at Delhi University, and an MA from Christ Church College at University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has been felicitated with the honorary doctorate degree from the American College of Greece.


Tan Sri Dato Mohd Hussin bin Abdul Hamid

Tan Sri Dato Mohd Hussin bin Abdul Hamid
Vice-President
Global Schools Foundation


He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board Malaysia. Tan Sri has a vast banking experience, having served as an Executive at Standard Chartered Bank for over 30 years before moving on to become the Chairman of MIMB Investment Bank Berhad, Chairman of EONCAP Islamic Banking Berhad.


He also holds Directorship in EON Bank Berhad, and Government owned-banks, viz. Bank Industri & Teknologi Malaysia Berhad, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad and Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad. He is the former Chairman Naza/TTDI Properties Berhad and currently serves as an Independent Director in thirteen companies within the Naza/TTDI Group.


Atul Temurnikar

Atul Temurnikar
Chairman and Co-Founder
Global Schools Foundation


He is a prominent member of the education industry in South East Asia, Middle East and India. In 2014, he received the prestigious ‘Walter L Hurd Executive Medal’ for demonstrating exceptional adherence to quality principles and providing leadership in quality movement, by the Walter Hurd Foundation USA. He is also been bestowed with ‘Distinguished Fellow’ by Institute of Directors, India. For his outstanding efforts in the field of social services for the underprivileged persons in Singapore, Mr Temurnikar was awarded by SINDA, which was presented by the Prime Minister of Singapore - Mr Lee Hsien Loong in 2006.


An engineer by qualification from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur, India, he completed his Masters in Management from the University of East London. He ventured into the education sector after a 14-year stint in leading IT firms like HCL Technologies Ltd and IBM from 1997 to 2002.


Kamal Gupta

Kamal Gupta
Chief Operating Officer (COO) and
Regional Director, Middle East and Africa
Global Schools Foundation


He is a business leader with significant experience in general, financial and commercial management with major FMCG multinationals, including US-based Gillette Company, Proctor & Gamble, and Fonterra in New Zealand, amongst others. His forte lies in leading strategy development, change management, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, cash generation, and cost reduction.


Mr Gupta holds a strong record of accomplishments in developing investor relations, managing complex joint ventures and internal controls. He has worked in diverse cultural environments from USA and UK to Asia and Middle East.


Kaustubh Bodhankar

Kaustubh Bodhankar
Deputy CEO
Global Schools Foundation


He brings with him more than ten years of management experience in manufacturing and service sector. Mr Bodhankar was Business Head, Indonesia Operations for Thermax Ltd. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur and a magna-cum-laude Masters in Business Management diploma from the Asian Institute of Management.


Maneesh Tripathi

Maneesh Tripathi
Governing Board Member
Global Schools Foundation


He is brings vast experience of working in various multinational companies across six different countries. Mr Tripathi currently runs a billion dollar-plus listed companies (as CEO) and has a strong background in product innovation, customer needs, business management, governance, and people management. By creating value for stakeholders, he takes prides on taking responsibility and carrying out commitments fearlessly.


Subodh Gore

Subodh Gore
Governing Board Member
Global Schools Foundation


He is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary with over 25 years of experience. He brings with him rich experience in finance, controlling and mergers & acquisition. Mr Gore has been associated with the Global Schools Foundation since its establishment in 2002 as a Founding Trustee. Currently, he is the Managing Director (India) at Hoerbiger.


Sudan Wargantiwar

Sudan Wargantiwar
Governing Board Member
Global Schools Foundation


He has over 25 years of diversified experience in engineering consultancy, manufacturing and oil & gas sector. He has worked for multinational oil & gas consultants and top energy companies in India as well in Singapore. Mr Wargantiwar holds a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India and MBA from Southern Illinois University USA.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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