He has been a true education visionary and has been working in higher education space for the last 16 years. He started his education venture with in 2004 in UK; followed by Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad in 2014. He runs a well-diversified group with interests in education, foods and hospitality space. Woxsen is amongst the Top Ranked B-School in the country which focuses on differentiated and applied learning.
Prior to this, Veen has enjoyed global recognition on multiple occasions. His persistence, global vision and leadership skills has won him many accolades and awards on national & international levels.
His vision of creating a truly global educational institution which can make a tangible difference to the society and disrupt the education space in India, has taken Woxsen to greater heights.
Veen’s emphasis on quality education can be clearly seen in the kind of faculty that is invited to conduct Leadership programs as part of Woxsen’s Center for Executive Education and Consulting (CEEC). Steven Rogers from Harvard Business School, Baba Prasad from Wharton, Christopher Caires from Stanford and many more. Even the clientele that has attended the CEEC programs like Tatas, Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd etc are truly global in nature.
Veen has taken up the challenge of nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset in every individual. His strong focus on practice, experience, skill and hands-on learning is the driving force behind all his ventures. Veen has always taken a keen interest in being an investor. He has invested in multiple companies in the past and motivated start up founders to realize their dream, one amongst them being founded by a student of Woxsen..
Dr. R.V.R. Krishna Chalam holds a Ph.D. in Environment Science and Technology from IST, JNTU, Hyderabad, while he also holds a PGDM in Shipping & Export Management from NISIT, Visakhapatnam.
With a profound work experience of 27 years, he has been reckoned at the position of Dean, Executive Council Member of University, Member of University Research Board, University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council at prominent Institutions of the country.
His 8 years of Industry experience highlights 40+ projects sponsored by World Bank, DFID, Central and State Government, International GIS projects related to Land Base, Utility Mapping & Spatial Data Conversion of Japan, USA, Austria, Oman, Australia, UAE, Canada, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
His areas of experience spans to successful accomplishment of private projects for prominent companies & establishments like India Cement, Tata Electric, Tata Tele services, Reliance, Bharathi Telecom, Himachal Futuristic, Indian Telephone Industries, Nortel Networks and many more.
He was successful in conducting research on Development of Effective Wireless Sensor Network System for Water Quality and Quantity Monitoring under the Ministry Communication & Information Technology, Govt. of India, with a total outlay of 2.9 Cr. His ongoing project called ICT Grand Challenge for Smart Water Quality Monitoring and Quantity Metering Development and Field Deployment Smart Water Quality Monitoring and Quantity Metering for 25 Villages across the country comes under the NJJM Project with total outlay of 750K Cr., standing in Top 5 out of 300+ applicants across India.
Mr. Vishal Khurma holds the post of CEO for Woxsen University. A successful commercial leader & growth hacker, his illustrious career spans over 22 years in Consumer Goods, Retail, Telecom and Higher Education space. He has been felicitated with Excellence in Education Award at Higher Education Summit in 2021 and Global Business Excellence Award at the Asia – African Leadership Summit 2020.
In his past, his experience has straddled across Global & Indian conglomerates with leading brands such as PepsiCo, Coca-Cola. Dabur, Birla Shakti and Tata Teleservices, catering to mass and premium product categories.
Under his astute leadership, the brand Woxsen University has become a name to reckon with. Over the last few years, Woxsen has strongly emerged at All India Rank 13 in the Times B-School Ranking and Rank 16 in BusinessWorld B-School Survey. Mr. Vishal is responsible for Building High Performance Teams across crucial functions such as Sales, Marketing, Corporate Relations and Student Wellness.
With meticulous research, launch of new schools and inclusion of disruptive programs, Woxsen University today has grown substantially by 3X student enrolments and diverse cohort, during his tenure. His strong industry network and steadfastness towards career development of students brought in 135+ leading corporates in the last 2 placement cycles with 100% placement track.
Dr. Raul Villamarin Rodriguez is the Vice President at Woxsen University. He holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Process Automation Applications in Human Resources from San Miguel University, Mexico.
Under his leadership, Woxsen University has partnered with 100+ Leading Universities in 50+ countries across 6 continents. He has been instrumental in bringing International Exchange Programs & Research opportunities with the said global partner universities for students and faculty.
His areas of expertise span across the domain of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Robotic Process Automation, Multi-agent Systems, Data Analytics (Big Data), Cybersecurity Management and Knowledge Engineering.
Dr. Raul has been part of significant research during his tenure, primarily through RRBM, GRLI, and PRME. He has also played vital roles in organizing renowned educational symposiums for institutions like the Oxford Brookes University, UK and European Union-government bodies in Brussels, Belgium.
A young achiever, Dr. Raul, has recently been awarded in the Europe India 40 under 40 Leaders and nominated in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2020. His achievements also highlight him as a registered expert in Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Systems, and Multi-agent Systems at the European Commission.
Treading the path of thought leadership in the education domain, Dr. Raul has made his place as a member of international bodies such as GRLI Deans and Directors cohort, Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, and the Institute for Robotics Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence (IRPA AI).
As a staunch knowledge contributor to his field of expertise, Dr. Raul is frequently seen as the keynote speaker and panel moderator at various national and international conferences. In addition, he has co-authored two reference books: ‘New Age Leadership: A Critical Insight’ and ‘Retail Store’e’ and has more than 70 publications to his credit. He is also a weekly contributing writer to various magazines, a notable journal reviewer, and an associate editor in renowned publications such as IEEE.
Dr M Rammohan Rao is a Former Provost of Woxsen School of Business. A leading academician, Dr. M Rammohan Rao’s tenure at other leading B-schools had seen global recognition.
He was a tenured Professor of Operations Research at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Besides the University of Rochester and the University of Tennessee, he has held various positions at IIM Bangalore including Director(March 1997 to May 2002), Dean and Professor. He has published over 85 articles in professional journals.
He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He holds Bachelors in Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, a Master in Engineering and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management.
Shobha Dixit is the Director at ALPLA India Pvt. Ltd.- partner of ALPLA, an Austrian plastics packaging company focused in rigid packaging primarily for the FMCG sector. ALPLA is a family company with 122 plants in over 40 countries.
As Head of Corporate Affairs, she is actively responsible for Continuous Improvement, Sustainability, CSR, Behavioral Trainings and New Initiatives. Her rich experience in contract manufacturing for multinational companies includes Reckitt Benckiser and Johnson & Johnson.
She is Currently Chairwoman of Telangana region, Indian Women Network (IWN), under the aegis of CII. She is also the President of Ladies Circle India and part of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Hyderabad Chapter.
Shobha Dixit Graduated from La Martiniere, Calcutta and takes keen interest in working with people and problem-solving across levels in the organization structure.
Sridhar is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Quantela, a new-age digital technology solutions company. Quantela is awarded as a ‘Technology Pioneer 2019’ by World Economic Forum and is into automating and optimizing urban infrastructure operations.
With his dynamic leadership, Sridhar has built clientele & strategic partnership with many Fortune 500 companies. An innovator by virtue, he has invested in and is an advisor to multiple successful start-ups in the space of Digital, Data centers, Blockchain and Internet of Things. Sridhar is also a part of the Board of Directors and Advisors in several other esteemed organizations.
In light of the leadership Sridhar and Quantela have demonstrated on high-level strategic dialogue on the governance of IoT across stakeholders and regions; particularly related to smart cities and IoT in the public realm, Sridhar was invited to be a Member of the Global Internet of Things (IoT) Council by the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This Global IoT Council provides strategic guidance to the international community on governance and cooperation priorities for IoT technologies, while also helping to facilitate and advance policy initiatives across the Centre’s network for global technology governance.
A Harvard Business School graduate, Sridhar has been quoted in a number of Business Magazines and leading newspapers. He is a recipient of Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year award – 2008 and Young Entrepreneur of the year 2007 award by TANA. Sridhar has also been awarded as the ‘Smart City Leader of the Year, 2019” by Economic Times and ‘Smart City Person of the Year 2019" from Business World.
Rakhi Pula has been active in the education space and the property portfolio space for almost 13 years now in the UK and India. She has been the Co-Promoter of EThames Graduate School, London and Enrich Consultants, London for over 8 years.
In the year 2012, EThames Graduate School was ranked the 16th Fastest Growing Company in the UK and they received the award from Sir Richard Branson at the event organized by The Sunday Times FastTrack 100 companies, UK.
Her reach and activity in this space is seen evidently in India as well where she serves as the Co-Promoter and Board Member of EThames Degree College, Hyderabad, Woxsen group of Institutions, Hyderabad. Also, she is the co-promoter of Infizic Hospitality Services LLP.
Rakhi has completed her Master’s in Business Administration from Maharishi University of Management before which she acquired her Bachelors in Commerce from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
Daisy Chittilapilly Currently holds the position of President of Cisco India and SAARC. An industry veteran with over 24 years of experience in the technology industry, Daisy has been with Cisco for more than 15 years and has held positions across sales management in Enterprise & Commercial businesses, Strategy & Operations, and played a key role in achieving several strategic wins for Cisco India.
Daisy has been driving Cisco’s digital transformation agenda, aligning Cisco’s offerings and ecosystems to emerging opportunities in Digital, and leads the charge in digitally enabling organizations across sectors and industries in India. She has led the Cisco India and SAARC partner organization to incredible success by building new ecosystems and programs that helped the organization grow profitably, resulting in it having one of the best channel partner programs in the industry.
Daisy is a B.Tech graduate and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in General Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
In 2014, Daisy featured in the Dataquest list of Top 20 women in Indian IT. She has also served as a member of the NASSCOM domestic council focused on the IT sector in India between 2016- 2019.
Revathy Ashok is the Co-Founder of Strategy Garage a strategy and growth consulting firm for start ups, mid and early stage companies, helping them build value and scale. She is an active Angel Investor, a member of the Indian Angel Network and LetsVenture investing platforms with investments in several start ups such as Druva, Jigsee(exited), Pikkol, Wishberry, Xprime, Stelae, Saahas, GoCoop etc. and works closely with her investee companies on strategy, growth and governance.
She has had successful leadership experience of over thirty years spanning variety of industries - Private Equity, Software and IT enabled services, Manufacturing and Infrastructure in Senior Management positions handling a wide variety of portfolios, namely, Capital Raising, Business Development, Finance, Commercial and other strategic general management functions.
Revathy is a Member on Boards of several leading giants in the country listed or public limited and private companies such as Weslpun, Astra Zeneca, Shell–MRPL, Quess Corporation, ADC Commscope, Sansera Engineering, Athena Infonomics and more
Her social and philanthropic commitments are manifold. She is also the Honorary CEO & Managing Trustee of B.PAC, a leading advocacy group in the city, where she actively works with the political leadership and the bureaucracy in improving governance of the city and improving the quality of life for citizens of Bengaluru. She is a partner at Social Venture Partners (SVP), a Trustee of the Academy of Theater Arts, Bangalore Little Theatre (BLT) Foundation and India Cares. She is passionate about womens’ entrepreneurship and is actively evangelising a Roadmap 2020 Framework for women’s entrepreneurship and leadership development across the Indian Subcontinent. She is committed and passionate about bringing a great blend of business and community service to all her endeavours.
Recently Inc 42, named her as one of the leading women angel investors in the country. In 2005, she was named as one of the 10 most powerful women in the Indian IT industry by Dataquest. In 2011, Revathy was nominated by CII as one of the top women achievers in Business in South India. She has a bachelor’s degree in science from Mount Carmel College and is a gold medalist from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Anisha is the Founder and driving force behind She Capital, India's leading diversity fund that invests in high-growth startups led or co-led by women. With numerous notable investments, including the exit of Clovia to Reliance in one of the largest all-cash deal in the Indian fashion industry, She Capital is making a significant impact in the startup ecosystem.
Anisha's background includes being one of India's early startup founders, having founded and scaled Mydala, a local services marketing platform in 2009 across 200 cities in India. Prior to Mydala, she founded Kinis, a digital content company, which got acquired by a US marketing firm in 2008. Anisha's journey began with her work for the Clinton Administration on the Springboard initiative, which helped women entrepreneurs secure funding.
As President of the jury for the Cartier Women Initiative Awards in the Asia-Oceania region, Anisha is widely recognized for her contributions to diversity and inclusion in the business world. Recently, in 2023 Anisha has been recognized as the ‘Most Influential Women in Investor’s Community 2023’ by Business World and VC World. She has also been awarded the Yourstory’s She Sparks - Investor of the Year, India SME’s - Emerging Investor of the Year, Zee TV DNA Digital - Entrepreneur of the Year, and Top 30 Torchbearers of Women in Investing by Inc 42. In 2020, she was named one of The Top 100 Global Diversity Leaders. In 2018, she was ranked among the Top 10 women CEOs outside the US by Crunchbase. Anisha holds an MA and MBA from American University in Washington DC.