Executive Committee Member

Mr. Adhiraj Harish :

Mr. Adhiraj Harish holds BMS (Bachelors of Management Studies), LLB (Bachelors of Laws) and LLM (Master of Laws) degrees from the University of Mumbai. He has successfully completed several courses including courses at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied International Business and Marketing and a distance course on Intellectual Property Rights from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

He has been practising as an Advocate at D.M. Harish & Co., Advocates, since

2011. His primary area of focus is Real Estate laws and he has been instrumental in the successful completion of numerous real estate transactions. In addition to Real Estate, Mr. Harish also practices in the areas of Wills and Succession and the laws and practices with respect to international investments under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, amongst others. He has co-authored a paper on Human Rights and Environment Law violations by Companies and presented the same at the National Seminar on Corporate Justice organized by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs.

Mr. Vandan Agrawal :

Mr. Vandan Agrawal, born on 6th April 1965 is a Chartered Accountant by profession.

Did his Junior College from the Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai.

Has worked in Senior Management positions in various National and International Shipping Companies in India and abroad, with specialization in Finance & Accounts, Taxation, Legal and General Administration.

Has been associated with Mr. Lal Chellaram’s Group since 1997 and is a Director in many of the Group Companies in India as well as Trustee in the Group’s Charitable Trusts and Foundations engaged in Educational and Health Care Related work.

Has a special interest in Music, Martial Arts, Astrology and is actively involved in various altruistic activities. Is married and has two daughters.

Akhil Shahani :

Akhil Shahani is the Managing Director of The Shahani Group, which runs a range of colleges in areas like business, media, real estate, finance and others. His colleges incorporate global industry-oriented education systems that make their graduates truly employable. He is also a Venture Partner in Kaizen Private Equity, which is India’s first private equity fund focused solely on the education sector.

Akhil’s work in the non-profit space is also extensive, he is on the advisory board of Unltd India & IDOBRO, which are two incubators supporting social entrepreneurs. He is the Director of the SAGE Foundation & Trustee of The Shahani Trust, which both have a range of charitable initiatives in education. Akhil sits on the board of 28 iconic colleges in Mumbai.

Akhil is the recipient of many awards for his work in education like the Jamnalal Bajaj Award, Bharat Shiromani Award, PIMR Outstanding Educationist Award, Rex Karamveer Chakra Gold Award, the Bharat Gaurav Award and the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award among others. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has been extensively profiled in the media.

Dr. Kavina Mansukhani :

Practising Paediatric Dentist at Doctor Center, Kemps Corner, Mumbai

Educational Qualifications: She is an MDS, Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry (NYU), and a Post Graduate of the Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, where he won the Gold medal for Paediatric dentistry.

Work Experience: Dr Mansukhani has over 25 years of experience in paediatric dentistry. She has spent 12 years as professor at M.A. Rangoonwala Dental College, Pune. She was Head of Department and initiated the Paediatric Dentistry. Graduate program, at the college.

Giving Back Growing up, the value of giving back and helping others was instilled by her family. She has worked extensively with children with special needs at the Sadhana School and SEC day schools, and held parent and child workshops to help promote oral health.

The value of education was also stressed upon and this spurs her on to working with the board and helping make our society a happier and more educated place to live in.

Now Dr Mansukhani is a yoga enthusiast. She too recognises the importance of giving back to society and her children have participated in various fundraisers such as Behtar India, Habitat for Humanity and Alert India