Mr. Vineet Gupta
Founder, Ashoka University - Chair, IC3 Institute Task Force
Vineet Gupta graduated from IIT Delhi in 1991 in Mechanical Engineering and is a first-generation entrepreneur. Vineet is a Founder and Trustee of Ashoka University. Vineet has been involved with the Ashoka effort since 2007 when a few friends came together with the idea of setting up a high-quality university in India. Vineet was the Founding Pro Vice Chancellor of the University from 2014 to August, 2017. Vineet continues to play an active role to help build different aspects of the institution. Ashoka University is a philanthropic initiative founded by eminent business leaders and scholars and offers a liberal education at par with the best in the world. Ashoka has been hailed as one of the most exciting initiatives in higher education in India today.
Dr. Shalini Advani
School Director, Pathways School, Noida
Shalini Advani is founding Director of Pathways School Noida, one of India’s most highly ranked IB schools. Previously she has been Principal of the British School, New Delhi and Director Education of Learn Today. She has advised on the setup of new schools and conducted multiple teacher trainings. She has been a presenter at the Salzburg Global Seminar, the IB Asia Pacific Conference 2015, the IC3 Conference on Career Counselling and the EdTech Review 2016. Her publications include “Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow,” “Educating the National Imagination” and the essay “Childhood Sexuality: History, Memory, Mythology”.
Mr. Ganesh Kohli
Chair, IC3 Conference, India
Ganesh Kohli is a teacher and counsellor who has founded, nurtured and led multiple education focused organizations over the past 20 years. An engineer by education, Ganesh started his career teaching Mathematics besides helping families find the best fit education globally. His journey has led him to visit over 450 colleges and universities, present workshops at 300+ high schools, help 4000+ students with their higher education decisions and present at numerous global conferences. In 2015, Ganesh stepped back from active involvement in his entrepreneurial ventures to drive initiatives that will have social impact. He supports The Aha Movement and Soul Science Foundation to bring meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. He has also simultaneously envisioned the IC3 Movement to impact 175,000 high schools over the next 15 years. Serving as the Chair of IC3, Ganesh has helped build a platform that is providing much needed focus on career and college counselling within high schools. The IC3 Movement now attracts leaders from 500+ educational institutions to its annual conference, has 30 regional events across Asia and supports free education for school teachers to become trained career and college counsellors.