Board of Directors

Board of Directors

MEPL is India's largest and best study-abroad enterprise in the country. Growing at an outstanding rate of 300% per annum and a student base of over 75,000, we proudly endorse MEPL as an ISO 9001: 2000 certified company.

Competence, creativity and cooperation underline the activities of the Manya family, called the ManyaGroup. The energetic, talented and highly motivated members of ManyaGroup are constantly nurtured and inspired by the torch-bearers of the Manya Education Pvt. Ltd (MEPL).

The torch-bearers are:

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  • Nidhie Modi

    Nidhie Modi

    She energizes the environment and operations of MEPL with her "Let's get it done, and get it good" spirit. A double major in Business and Computer Information Systems from the Kelley School of Business at the Indiana University, Bloomington, she embarked on her professional career by co-founding MEPL. Nidhi, a visionary, played an integral role in drafting the initial business plan and the pre-operative implementation of MEPL while still at the business school.
    Right from forging valuable partnerships for Manya to capturing profitable markets, Nidhie takes the lead in placing MEPL as the leading brand in study abroad and makes important strategic decisions that add value to our business relationships, and give us credibility among our customers.
    Nidhie's exposure as Director of an organization into JV partnerships with global conglomerates such as Ericsson and Matsu- shita add to her depth of cross-territorial dealings and expertise in understanding new markets.
    Nidhie drives the company to do more, achieve more and to become a very powerful player in the education industry.

  • Pankaj Bhargava

    Pankaj Bhargava, Principal Consultant of People Builders, an HR Consulting firm, is a Human Resources professional, with over 20 years of corporate experience in HR, OD, Strategic Planning and Sales. Pankaj completed his PGDM from IIM Kolkata (1991), where he received the Bengal Chamber of Commerce Gold Medal for excellence in Personnel. Before that, he had completed his B. Tech. from IIT Mumbai (1987) and worked in Sales in HCL for about 2 years.

    He joined Marico in 1991 as Assistant Manager Personnel and grew up to head the Human Resources function as Chief – Human Resources in 2004.

    Pankaj’s personal passion for HR spurred him to leave Marico and find a new expression through his own firm People Builders, which he set up in early 2007.

  • Pradeep Narayanan

    In a career spanning nearly 30 years, he has successfully managed and led teams in businesses ranging from IT services, education, BPO. He is currently the Managing Director of Admizzionz Campuz a company engaged in career counseling and admission guidance for colleges in India.(Since December 2010)Pradeep was a key force of the operational team at 24/7 Customer  responsible for P&L of the business and operational excellence of the delivery centers employing nearly  5000 people in India as the Country Head. He was also responsible for introduction of new products and services globally for the company as the President New Services and Global Chief Infrastructure and Compliance Officer (June 2004 till December 2008).

    Pradeep was responsible for building India's largest IT training business at NIIT where he was earlier heading NIIT's education business. He was responsible for scaling NIIT’s IT education business by setting up and managing over 1500 education center’s delivering education to over half a million students at any point in time. He is considered a pioneer in franchising the education business. He is still considered one of the most respected figures in the retail IT education business.  He has also held many key management positions in NIIT and was a key member of the leadership team which steered the company management to some stupendous achievements during his 17-year tenure (November 1987 till June 2004). Pradeep completed post graduation in Management from XLRI in 1982, Jamshedpur, one of the prestigious management institutions in India.

  • R.K. Singh

    Following a Bachelors degree in engineering at the Bhagalpur College of Engineering, R.K. Singh’s early career included a stint with, the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) as a scientist where he was instrumental in developing their first digital computing system, the TDC-12. His illustrious career spanning two decades has seen him in a key managerial role at Electronics Corporation of India Ltd, as the Director in Department of Electronics, Government of India, and as Managing Director of UP Electronics Corporation Limited and UPTRON India Limited. Mr. Singh made his foray into the corporate sector in 1996 as part of business development for Salora International Limited.

    Mr. Singh co-founded Manya along with Araddhana and Nidhie and is the back-bone behind Manya’s sound financial health and growth. Mr. Singh’s planning expertise and cross-industry experience have contributed to Manya’s rapid-fire growth while remaining a zero-debt company.

    Today, as the senior-most member in Manya’s directorial team, he is the ‘super- mentor’ to one and all in the Manya family, instilling values of honesty and ethics in every member.

  • Shri R.P. Khaitan - Founder (RAL Group)

    Mr. Rajendra Prasad Khaitan is the founder of RAL Consumer Products Ltd. and its Chairman. He is also the Joint Managing Director of Indo National Limited (BSE listed company). A progressive thinker, industrialist and an avid social worker, he is actively involved in the betterment of the rural poor; ensuring growth of the country in future. He founded Salora International Limited ( BSE ) company in the year 1975. He brought Ericsson in India in 1969 in JV to make military switch boards in India. He launched Sony Ericsson in India and was responsible in making it the top 2 mobile brands in the country. He has managed successful JVs/partnerships in India with Matsushita, Panasonic, Daewoo, Ericsson, Energizer Holdings, The Princeton Review, Luv n Care to name a few. He has been awarded the 'Electronics Man of the Year award’ for the year 2002 from The Consumer Electronics and Television Manufacturers Association (CETMA). A passionate philanthropist, he spends 40% of his time in Vidya Bharti Akhil Bharti Shikhsha Sansthan which runs 13000 schools pan India for the under privileged and Friends of Tribal Society has over 36000 single teacher schools across India. He is on the management comittees / boards of these organistations along with Chinmanya Mission, RamaKrishna Mission and Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College. RAL Consumer Products has diverse interests ranging from Solar, LED to Baby Care and Shaving products. Indo National Limited is the second largest battery and torch company in India with 32% market share. Manya Education private limited is India’s largest study abroad company which is the business partner of The Princeton Review in South East Asia.

  • Siddharth Talwar

    Angel Investor in technology, digital media, consumer internet and education in India. Sid is the co-founder and a partner of Lightbox Ventures, a early stage VC fund in the Indian technology space.

    Siddharth brings to the Manya Board a rich experience of over 12 years in running a business across India, raising money in India and Asia, dealing with corporate and government entities. Founder of Evolv, an Indian focused Training Company, which is now part of NIIT.

    Siddharth completed his BA fromClaremont McKenna College, CA, USA (1998).

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