Aradhana Khaitan Mahna
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Manya Education Private Limited
Aradhana is the Founder and Managing Director of Manya Education Private Limited (MEPL) which is the largest operation of The Princeton Review (TPR) outside the US and provides Study Abroad Test Preparation, Overseas Admissions Counseling, Language and Communication Training services. Manya has also partnered with QS which is the leading global enterprise for university fairs, rankings and publications. Aradhana is also a Co-Founder and Partner of Trivium Education Services Limited which offers outsourcing services in assessment development, e-tutoring, online scoring and grading & content support to education companies globally. Further, she serves on the board of Radiohms Agencies Limited (RAL), which is one of India's most prominent FMCG, Solar & Consumer Appliances product marketing companies. Aradhana holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the illustrious Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a Fellow of the fourth class of the India Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. In addition to her mainstream career, Aradhana has been instrumental in initiating an after-school computer literacy program for children living in the slums of Okhla, New Delhi in association with the NGO Literacy India and is actively fund raising for the Indian chapter of the Aspen network When she is not working, Aradhana likes to spend time with her family and nature; she enjoys reading too. Meditation, yoga and spiritual pursuits are some things that keep her centered. People see her as a good hearted, fun loving, spiritual and eager person.
Monisha holds a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Physics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and is an alumna of the Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley.
Monisha has been associated with Manya since its inception, and has worn several hats at Manya over the years in strategy, product management, identification of new market opportunities, product launches, academics, L&D, product marketing and customer expectation management which helped scale the start-up into one of the country’s most preferred Overseas Education destinations. She also set up and managed the Skill Development vertical for 2 years, an area that was her personal passion. In her current role as Business Head, she manages the Business Operations of the Company-owned as well as the Franchise network and endeavours to constantly deliver beyond the brand promise of aspiring higher to achieve more. Following the organization’s ideology of “Saraswati before Laxmi,” she constantly strives to set and sustain a culture of value-based, high quality and ethical business practices. A fundamental endeavour of hers continues to be to bring in best practices in employment and make Manya a preferred employer. Monisha is passionate about working with the child and youth in India to bring about transformative changes in educational goals and outcomes. When she is not working, she prefers being at home with her two teenaged girls and husband.
Chief Financial Officer
A Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, Amit has 21 years of chronicled industry experience in managing Strategic and Functional Areas of diversified businesses across various sectors (Education, Software Development, Medical Packaging and Electronics). He has been associated with the Education Industry for the past 9 years now wherein he has worked closely with Promoters, CEOs and Business Heads in areas relating to Strategic Business Planning & Analysis, turning around loss making units / products, Procuring & Managing Corporate Funds, Budgeting & MIS Reporting to the management and external stakeholders. Amit has also worked on successful pitching to Private Equity Investors for procuring funds and have managed relations with Private Equity Investors on periodic basis. He is also familiar with working in an ERP environment. Prior to Manya, Amit had been associated with companies like FIITJEE, Centum Learning (a Bharti Airtel Group Company) and NIIT in the education domain and with two MNCs.
Apart from his better half, Amit has two kids as part his close family. He is a fitness freak and also loves to travel places across the globe. In his leisure time, he likes spending time with family, playing Carom & Chess indoors and Badminton and Lawn Tennis outdoors.
With his diversified experience and skills, Amit proves to be a valuable asset to Manya Group by contributing to its future growth for escalating to the next desired level.
Senior Vice President- Information Technology
Bina is an Arts Graduate from Delhi University and holds a PGDM in HR from AIMA. She has over 24 years of experience in the IT/ITES/Media industry across facets of Operations Management, Technology and Information Systems, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Delivery, Education, Assessments and Training. Bina has worked in roles and assignments across industries which were completely new or varied in terms of skills, competencies and/or technology. She has experience in both business or line functions and support functions and her responsibilities included P&L, Sales and Operations, Quality, Delivery, Training and Development, Competency and Skill development, Information Systems Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics.
Prior to Manya, Bina has worked at Star India Private Limited (Star TV), Pearson Vue, NIIT Uniqua, Wipro BPO and NIIT.
She believes that ‘passion and a zeal to learn is very important at every stage of your career’ and that has helped her to be successful in essaying a wide variety of challenging roles in the above companies and that is what keeps her going. As Head of Technology at Manya, it is her mission to make each and every ‘ManyaITe’ IT enabled. She feels that her understanding of business processes will help her achieve the technology goals that will enable Manya to take the next leap.
Apart from work, Bina loves to travel and has a bucket list of places she still has to tick off as ‘been there’. She loves to read and ‘fiction’ is her staple diet. She loves to spend time with her children and enjoys catching up with friends and family.
Bharti Pathak Saxena
Senior Vice President- Human Resources
Bharti Pathak Saxena is a Zoology graduate from Delhi University, with a PGDM in Human Resource from Amity Business School. She is a Delhi University topper and a gold medalist in her post graduation in HR. She has over 17 years of experience with premium organizations such as Engineers India Limited, Oxford University Press and the Shiv Nadar University. Her forte is in being a catalyst in building the organisation culture and values by partnering with the community and stakeholders. She brings with her a strategic outlook and thorough execution skills.
As the Head of the Human Resources function at MEPL, Bharti is committed to making ‘Manya’ a preferred employer brand. Bharti believes in developing and nurturing an enthusiastic and engaged workforce which thrives on delivering excellence for better business outcome.