Gayatri Nair LoboExecutive Director
Gayatri brings to ISLI a mix of strategy consulting and education experience, having worked most recently as a Senior Project Manager at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. At Dalberg, Gayatri led an engagement with a large Indian conglomerate to identify interventions in education on which to focus their group-level CSR efforts. Before joining Dalberg, Gayatri was the Chief Operating Officer at Teach For India, and was part of the scale up of operations during its first 6 years. Gayatri has also previously worked at OC&C Strategy Consultants as an engagement manager in Mumbai and London, working with clients in the media, telecom and retail sectors. Before OC&C, Gayatri worked at Avalon Consulting as an Associate Vice President, on projects across multiple sectors like engineering, chemicals and logistics.
Gayatri has a Masters in Management Studies and a Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University. She enjoys travelling, music and spending time with her twin boys.
Sreeja NedungadiChief Operations Officer
Sreeja worked at The Akanksha Foundation until 2012 as a consultant. She worked with the CEO and the senior leadership team on strategic and operational projects, ranging from organisational development and recruitment to laying the foundation for the India School Leadership Institute. Prior to that, she was the Operations Development Manager at Tesco Stores Limited, the supermarket chain, and focussed on supply chain management projects.
She completed her B.A. in Economics and English from Swarthmore College and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Sreeja spends her time out of the office raising her two young daughters. She also loves travelling with her family, practising yoga and is an avid swimmer.
Eric Squires has been an educator for over 30 years. He spent a large portion of his early career in the UK, working as a science teacher, department head, deputy head, and finally principal. During the latter part of his career, Eric shifted his focus toward international education, leading international schools both in the UK and abroad. Eric has spent time in Egypt and the UAE leading schools, and working with the governments there, training school leaders and teachers.
Eric holds a Bachelor's of Science in Geology from Bristol University and Masters of Arts in Educational Management from the Open University.
Kavita RajagopalanChief Academic Officer
With more than a decade of experience in the education sector,
Kavita brings a deep understanding of the workings of the sector in
India. Her previous roles were at Villgro Innovations Foundation and
Menterra Venture Advisors where she led the organisation's
investments in education and skill training. She also led Villgro's
work in funding public-private partnerships in education. She was
also with Teach For India where she first managed training for
Fellows across the Mumbai and Pune sites, and was subsequently
the Senior Programme Manager in Pune.
Kavita has a Master's in Education from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor's in International Studies from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.