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Our Team: Central Team



Ramya RajaramMarketing Head

Prior to joining ISLI, Ramya has worked as a brand custodian for more than 12 years with Ogilvy & Mather advertising, working on leading brands and categories. An underlying desire to work in the social sector led her to ISLI, handling the Marketing and Communication.

She has a PG Diploma in Advertising and Communication Management from NMIMS, Mumbai and is a graduate in Physics from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai. She is also an accredited Life coach and trained in alternative therapies and music.

Ajay Shah Finance Head

Ajay brings over 15 years of leadership experience in financial planning, operations and business management with the last 5 years spent in the education/training industry. Ajay believes that the education industry in India is rapidly growing, and there is a need for people who can be mentored into leadership roles. His earlier role was as Finance Head at Sports Gurukul LLP. Prior to that he was Managing Partner at Shreeji Distributors, a firm providing solar control, decorative, privacy and safety film solutions.

He holds a Masters degree in Business Management from the University of Mumbai. He spends his free time taking walks, listening to old Hindi songs and reading books.

Ritika ChawlaCurriculum Head

Prior to her role as the Curriculum Head for ISLI, Ritika was also served as City Head at ISLI. She has also worked with the fellows under the ISLI National Fellowship as Program Manager.

Prior to this, she was studying MA in Education at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She completed her Teach for India fellowship in 2012 and has taught grade 2 & 3 in a municipal school in Mumbai. She has also worked as a Business Analyst with different organisations and as a happiness consultant with Oye Happy planning surprises.

Ritika has a BBA and PGDHRM from Symbiosis International University. When not being a workaholic, she enjoys traveling, writing, reading, watching random movies and surprising people.

Harmik SinghNational Relationship Lead

Before joining ISLI, Harmik had worked with Accenture for more than 3 years in various capacities, and has been involved with various NGOs. A few trips to a tribal school in rural Maharashtra changed his perspective about the education sector in India. In December 2013, he quit his corporate career and took up a job in the NGO sector. He has worked extensively in Marketing, Internal Communication, Fund Raising and Resource Mobilization.

Harmik has a B.E. in Information Technology from the University of Mumbai. He loves to try new cuisines, travel and watch documentaries. He is an aspiring Stand-Up Comedian and Story-Teller.

Payal JainMonitoring & Evaluation Lead

Payal works as the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead at ISLI. Prior to joining ISLI, she worked as a data scientist at Mu Sigma Bangalore. She was also a Teach for India Fellow in Pune, where she worked in an Akanksha Foundation school for two years.

Payal has completed her Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from VIT, Pune. She loves to teach and learn. She can’t do without reading; enjoys playing the violin and doing yoga.