Board Members


Ambassador Aftab Seth

President, Global Schools Foundation

Ambassador Aftab Seth is the Chairman of India Global Link Co. Ltd, Sun and Sands Advisors Ltd. Previously; he was the Indian Ambassador to Japan, Micronesia, Vietnam and Greece. 


Tan Sri Datuk Seri Mohd Hussin Bin Abd Hamid

Vice President, Global Schools Foundation

Tan Sri has a vast banking experience, having served Standard Chartered Bank for over 30 years before moving on to become the Chairman of MIMB Investment Bank Berhad and EONCAP Islamic Banking Berhad.

Ambassador K Kesavapany

Vice President, Global Schools Foundation

K Kesavapany was Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia from 1997 to 2002. He served as Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and was concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Italy (1991–1997) and Turkey. 

Presidium of patrons

Chandrakant Borde

President and Co-Founder, Global Schools Foundation

He is a legendary cricketer and has been a towering figure in the field of sports from decades. Being an all-rounder, Mr Borde had an illustrious cricketing career in the Indian Cricket Team from 1958 to 1970. 

N R Narayana Murthy

Patron, Global Schools Foundation

Mr Murthy is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys Technologies Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Governing Board of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Karan Singh

Patron, Global Schools Foundation

Dr Singh, at the age of 36, was the youngest person ever to become a Central Cabinet Minister in India. He is the former Chancellor of Jammu and Kashmir University, as well the Benaras Hindu University.


F C Kohli

Advisory Board - International

Dr F C Kohli been honoured with Padma Bhushan. He is the Deputy Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services, Director of Tata Group of Companies and Advisor to Department of Education.

Arjun Malhorta

Advisory Board - International

Mr Arjun Malhotra serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Headstrong's Board of Directors. Prior to Headstrong, he was the Vice Chairman of HCL Technologies.

Shabana Azmi

Advisory Board - International

Ms Azmi is the daughter of renowned leftist Urdu Poet, Kaifi Azmi, and famous stage actress, Shaukat Kaifi. Along with having an illustrious career as a theatre and motion picture artiste, Ms Azmi is also a committed social activist. 

Ashok Soota

Advisory Board - International

Mr Ashok Soota is the former President of Wipro Infotech. He secured education in Electrical Engineering, along with an MBA qualification from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.

Dr. Karan Singh Thakral

Advisory Board - International

Mr Karan Singh Thakral is the Chairman of TiE Singapore. He is also the Executive Director of the Thakral Group of Companies. Mr Thakral pioneered the introduction and establishment of the consumer electronics business of the Thakral Group.

Prof. Ralph Tabberer

Board of International Studies

He became Chief Schools Officer and COO at GEMS Education, the worldwide education conglomerate headquartered in Dubai, in March 2009. In January 2012, he left to set up his own businesses, BBD Education. He also co-owns INK Education Worldwide.

Julian Whitely

Board of International Studies

He was an engineer in the Royal Navy, subsequently qualifying as a teacher at Cambridge University. His first teaching position was at Rugby School from where he moved to be the Head of Physics at Sherborne School. During this period he also obtained an MBA from Nottingham University, UK.

Kotaro Tamura

Advisory Board - Japan

He was a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, and member of the House of Councillors in the Diet. He was a member of Prime Minister Abe's government, serving as his Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office of Economic and Fiscal Policy.

Boon Yoon Chiang

Advisory Board - Singapore

Mr Boon Yoon Chiang serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Jardine Cycle & Carriage Group. In addition, he is also the Country Chairman of Jardine Matheson Group in Singapore and a director of Food Empire Holdings.

Kirtida Mekani

Advisory Board - Singapore

Ms Kirtida Menkani currently serves as the Director of CIS Agrifest Pte Ltd. She is a committed environmentalist to social, green and brown issues. Ms Mekani has served as the founding Executive Director of National Council on the Environment from 1993 – 1996.

Abdullatif Al Mulla

Advisory Board - United Arab Emirates

Mr. Abdullatif currently serves as Group CEO of RMB, a conglomerate in the real Estate development and contracting. Prior to this he took the helm of Dubai Properties Group (DPG) as Group CEO, with over two decades of experience in strategic leadership.

Lt. Gen. (Retd) Sudhir Sharma

Advisory Board – India

Mr Sudhir Sharma, retired from the Indian Army in 2008, completing four decades of service to the nation. During his career, he has seen active service in Sri Lanka and Jammu & Kashmir, and held critical and challenging appointments in higher echelons of defence management.

Rajagopalan Sundar

Advisory Board - India

Mr Sundar is CEO of Times Business Solutions, and holds the position of Director at the Times School of Management and the Times Centre for Media Studies.


Subodh Gore

Governing Board Member, Global Schools Foundation

He is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary with over 25 years of experience. He brings with him rich experience in finance, controlling and mergers & acquisition. Currently, he is the Managing Director (India) at Hoerbiger.

Maneesh Tripathi

Board Member

Mr Tripathi currently runs a billion dollar-plus listed companies (as CEO) and has a strong background in product innovation, customer needs, business management, governance, and people management.