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Our Team: Management Team

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.

Nasreen Abdul Khader Chief Programme Officer

Nasreen has spent over 20 years working in the field of education in various capacities. Nasreen started her career as a school teacher and also worked with companies like Educomp, where she coordinated the Intel Teach, Dell Youth Connect, World Links and Teacher Training in Collaboration with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Most recently she worked as the Learning Expert with English Helper.

Nasreen has a B.A (Hons) Degree in Sociology from Jesus and Mary College New Delhi. Nasreen loves cooking and plans to publish a cookbook when she retires. She spends every free minute she gets pottering around in her garden.

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.

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.