Chief Executive Officer
Nirav is the Chief Executive Officer of Tata ClassEdge since 2014. He was previously Vice President – Chairman’s Office at Tata Sons, a position he held from October 2005 to February 2014. During his tenure at Tata Sons, Nirav led a number of international projects and collaborations in the fields of telecommunications and aerospace. He has served as Director on the Boards of a number of companies within and outside India.
Prior to joining Tata Sons, Nirav led the telecom practice of TCS in the Asia Pacific region and worked as the head of control or repair center at Tata Teleservices. He was appointed an officer of the Tata Administrative Service (TAS) in 1997.
Nirav is an Engineer and MBA (Gold Medalist) and had stood first in state in the Higher Secondary Certificate Examination. He has attended leadership development programmes conducted by INSEAD, Michigan Business School and IIM, Ahmedabad, and was one of the twelve mid-career professionals selected by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK for the first batch of the Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford.
Nirav was recognized as a Young India Leader by the British High Commission in 2013. In 2016, Jagran Lakecity University conferred upon him an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (Management) for his contributions in the space of management, education and technology. Nirav is a member of the CII’s Council for Primary Education.
Chief Information Officer & Head Business Excellence
Albert is responsible for Business Excellence and Information Technology at Tata ClassEdge. He has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, including over 20 years with the Tata group, initially with Tata Burroughs and more recently with Tata Interactive Systems.
Albert has a master’s degree in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and an MBA from INSEAD, France. Prior to Tata Interactive Systems and Tata ClassEdge, Albert worked in IT & Business Strategy consulting with companies like Infosys, ProfiTech and Tata Burroughs Ltd.
Chief – Learning Design & Social Impact
After completing his master’s and MPhil coursework in English Language & Literature from Madras Christian College, Anil started his career as a journalist in Mumbai. He then had a 5+ year stint in advertising.
Prior to joining Tata ClassEdge, Anil headed instructional design at Tata Interactive Systems where he helped design learning solutions for several international educational projects and corporate training programmes.
Anil serves on the Advisory Council of CLIx (Connected Learning Initiative), a collaborative open education initiative between the Tata Trusts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
He has spoken about learning design at various events such as the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, a joint initiative with IIM Calcutta, CII’s National Seminar on Quality in Education and at IIT Delhi.
Chief Financial Officer
Atul is the Chief Financial Officer of Tata ClassEdge. He has been working with Tata ClassEdge since 2014 and with the Tata Group since 1998.
Atul has over three decades of varied experience handling all facets of finance including financial control & reporting, business planning, financial analysis, compliance, project management of special projects such as setting up and managing of Shared Services Centers. He has consistently demonstrated the ability to streamline business operations within start-ups and multi-billion dollar global organization that drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom-line. He has held senior finance positions (VP Finance/Financial Controller/CFO) in various Tata Group companies such as Tata Teleservices, Tata Communications, Tata Communications Payment Solutions, etc.
Atul has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Delhi University and is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI.
Chief Engagement Officer
It is Maria’s fondness for clinical psychology and child development that introduced her to the field of human resources and training. She is a trained clinical psychologist with a management degree in human resources from the University of Mumbai.
Maria’s experience in human resource management ranges from manufacturing corporations such as Ion Exchange (India) to the service industry (Indian hotels), where she was General Manager – Human Resources and a Strategic Business Partner to the Global Sales and Marketing function, with the responsibility of the overall HR and learning service delivery, across borders. As Head – Human Resources, Training and Administration at Ginger Hotels, her role also evolved as a coach and adviser to the leadership team, with a key responsibility of supporting and training facilities management services to deliver delight at modest hotel operations.
She is married with a 16-year-old daughter, with whom she loves to bake and experiment with fusion food and drink. She enjoys treks, reading, particularly about psychology, and is crazy about crocheting.
Chief Operations Officer
Rajesh is the Chief Operations Officer at Tata ClassEdge and has more than 21 years of corporate experience with leading organizations such as Tata Interactive Systems and NOCIL. Prior to Tata ClassEdge, Rajesh headed the education business at Tata Interactive, managing international clients in universities, schools and publishing industries for over 15 years. Rajesh has handled leadership roles in business development, strategy, project management and marketing.
Rajesh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and has a PGDM from Indian Institute of Mangement, Ahmedabad (IIMA). He is also a certified CMM Assessor and a Tata Business Excellence Model Assessor.
Chief Officer – Products & Services
Sachin has a corporate career spanning more than 28 years with leading organizations like Tata Interactive Systems, Crompton Greaves Ltd., and Universal Capsules Ltd.
He has 16 years of experience in the e-learning and ed-tech industry and has handled leadership roles in product development, project management, quality management and materials management.
Sachin holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration. Sachin is passionate about education and the use of technology to improve teaching and learning processes. He is also a certified ISO 9000 Assessor, certified Value Engineer and Tata Business Excellence Assessor.
Chief Commercial Officer
Sanjay joined the Tata ClassEdge team in 2010. He was extensively involved in setting up the service delivery and assurance process for the Operations function at Tata ClassEdge.
Prior to this, he was Vice President, HR at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. He has handled key roles related to Industry Academic Partnership Programs, Leadership and Talent Engagement Practices, HR Business Partner for Middle East, and Master Trainer for Sales Training for Agency and Alternate Distribution Channel. He was with the organization since its founding days.
Overall, Sanjay has 21 years of experience varied functions from Training, HR, Operations and Sales.
He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, is a certified Malcom Baldrige Assessor and has completed a certification with Cambridge-SMG Training.