OUR FOUNDERS

Passionate Educators

R. HARIHARAN

Academic Head

Hari is currently a Deloitte Foundation Fellow and a doctoral student at Michigan State University, USA. Prior to joining the PhD program in 2016, Hari co-founded Raising a Mathematician Foundation (RAM), where he heads the academic affairs. He was also an instructor for students pursuing Chartered Accountancy (CA) in India. He has a rich experience in the education sector and has taught preparatory courses from school level to Master's level. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) recognized his services in the field of education in 2015. Hari has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Accounting from University of Mumbai, India and is an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) since 2010 and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) since April 2017. He scored the highest marks in CMA exam held in Feb 2017 and was also an All India Rank Holder in CAPE-I (May 2004) and CAPE-II (Nov 2005).

PROF. MANDAR BHANUSHE

Chairman

Prof. Mandar Bhanushe (M.Sc. M.Phil. in Mathematics from the University of Mumbai) – Working as Assistant Professor in Institute of Distance and Open Learning in University of Mumbai. He has conducted workshops on Free Open Source Software like Geogebra and Latex, and on Learning Management Systems like Moodle. This year he was the receiver of the prestigious National Award for Best Education Webinar Series at Indian Education Congress in May 2013.

GOVINDA GOYAL

Treasurer

CA by qualification (All-India ranker in IPCC and CA Final) and holds an industry experience of over a decade. Govinda has been into full-time teaching since 5 years and coaches CA aspirants and offers modules on applied Mathematics in Finance & Economics.

JAYAPRAKASH RAJANGAM

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Finance and Risk management professional with more than 15 years experience. Jayprakash acted as Virtual CFO (chief financial officer) for India business of more than 6 foreign companies.
Jayaprakash has advised foreign companies and Indian startups in formulating and implementing India focused business strategy.He has advised cross border transactions cumulatively worth more than USD 2 billion over the last 8 years in various capacities. Jayaprakash is a regular speaker in courses conducted by Institute of Directors and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a highly rated visiting faculty with SP Jain Global business school on Finance domain. His specialisation include Mergers & Acquisitions, Fund Raising Advisory, Financial Risk Management, Due Diligence, Valuation, Feasibility Studies and Client Relationship Management.

VINAY NAIR

Secretary

Vinay is passionate about gifted and K-12 Mathematics Education. He enjoys working with students from all across the country through his online and offline sessions where he focuses on building reasoning skills, creativity and inquiry through Mathematical thinking. As the co-founder of Raising a Mathematician foundation, Vinay has had the pleasure of mentoring both profoundly gifted students and students with a strong dislike for Mathematics. He is equally thrilled to see his students pursue careers in serious Mathematics in institutions such as the Chennai Mathematical Institute or take the skills learnt from studying Mathematics and apply it productively to other areas of life. Vinay is also the founder of Vichar Vatika, an organization that aims at focusing on the long term goals of Mathematics Education and has worked on areas of curriculum development, inquiry-oriented education and working towards understanding causes of math phobia with NCERT. Vinay has a deep interest about history of Mathematics and the place of India in the history of Mathematics. He has authored two books and an online course on Vedic Mathematics for Chinmaya International Foundation. Vinay has given two TEDx talks on two of his main interests, 'Goals of Mathematics Education' and 'History of Mathematics'.

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