Director, Strategic Partnerships
Himanshu Dev brings a rich cross-functional experience in management, research and execution of international education in the U.S., India and the Middle East. Currently Director, Strategic Partnerships at IC3, he recently led the Admission Consulting Services at The Princeton Review across the Middle East and western India. He served close to five years at the U.S. Department of State's EducationUSA program, where he successfully worked with thousands of students and made hundreds of presentations. In the U.S., he was a Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after completing a Master’s in International Studies from North Carolina State University. Apart from being fluent in English and Hindi, he also knows Sanskrit, French, Spanish, Urdu, Arabic, Gujarati, Punjabi, and Marathi.
Assistant Events Manager
Simona works as the Assistant Events Manager, with a special focus on the Pre- and Post-Conference events of the Annual Conference and other initiatives, playing a key role in planning and execution. Previously, she has worked with event agencies in Mumbai and has specialized in intellectual properties, brand activations, conferences, experiential marketing campaigns, festivals, and more, working with brands including Bajaj, Renault, Duracell, Kidzania. An Economics-Commerce major from St. Xavier’s Autonomous, Mumbai, Simona is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Marketing Management from the Mumbai Educational Trust. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her dog.
Dr. Ragini N. Mohanty
Director, IC3 Institute
Dr. Mohanty brings in two decades of experience across corporate, government and education sectors having worked with reputed organizations in India and abroad. She is also Founder Director and Partner for business ventures in international trade, projects, talent management, and consulting services. In the education sector, her expertise includes strategy, projects and partnerships, program management, research and publications, design thinking, innovation and technology, entrepreneurship development, talent management, training, coaching, mentoring and career counseling, systems thinking, and process-driven work practices. She is the recipient of Linnaues Palme International Faculty Scholarship from Sweden for Design Thinking and Innovation, the team award at the Design4Health Inclusive Design Challenge organized by Sheffield University U.K. and KYOTO Design Lab, Kyoto Institute of Technology Japan, and the Distinguished Professor Award from CSI @ IITB. She is a medical graduate with a double Master's in management specializations and a Ph.D. in marketing. She has found her calling in the education sector and is passionate about counseling and mentoring the youth.
Manager, Outreach & Admissions, IC3 Institute
Tejal Raut brings a rich cross-functional expertise in management, business development, entrepreneurship, and training & development. Currently she is the Manager for Outreach & Admissions at the IC3 Institute. She has closely worked with than British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office for developing working model of collaboration between developed and developing nations. She has also been honored by an appreciation letter by Ex-President of India and then-Governor of Rajasthan Pratibha Patil for her work in Rajasthan schools. She has trained more than 12,000 teachers, headmasters, education officers, and counselors in humane education. Tejal completed a Master’s in Marketing Management from Welingkars Institute of Management, and a Master’s in Commerce from Mumbai University. She has also completed a special certification course in entrepreneurship and case study method from IIM Bangalore in association with NEN, Stanford and London Business School. She fluently speaks English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and also knows Bengali, Spanish and Japanese.
Executive Assistant, Office of the Founding President
Amitesh brings consulting and research experience from corporates such as McKinsey and Everest Group. At McKinsey, Amitesh worked across multiple consulting assignments with the India Research team. Amitesh worked as a Senior Analyst with Everest Group in the Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) domain with market entry strategy, product development, publishing white papers and more. He has also served as a teaching associate for the Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University. Amitesh holds a double specialization Master's in Management from IE Business School, Spain and IIM Calcutta, a Post Graduate Diploma in Liberal Studies and Leadership from the Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University, and a B.A. Honors Economics from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.
Paridhi Thakore is an Events Manager at IC3. She and her team play an important role in event planning and management for all IC3 events. She has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and has completed her diploma in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel and Tourism from Frankfinn. Paridhi comes with 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked with Ananda in the Himalayas, Hyatt and Westin. Apart from organizing two weddings for the Ambani family, she has also handled international brands like Lakme, NASSCOM, NAPCON, Sunpharma, Future Group, Cello, and Avon Cycles. She loves to travel, drive and explore new destinations.
Assistant Manager - Projects
As the Assistant Manager - Projects at IC3, Aashka plays a key role in managing committee relations and registrations, as well as coordinating with the sponsors and partners, managing data and providing customer service support for the IC3 Conference. Previously, Aashka worked at a high school as a career counselor for almost seven years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and a Master's diploma in Guidance and Counseling from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She loves to travel, indulge in gastronomic adventures and aspires to someday work in the field of animal welfare.