Our Team

Gaurv Bhatia

Gaurv Bhatia is the Chief Executive Officer at RISE. He graduated with a B.E in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai and subsequently pursued his MBA at INSEAD in 2011. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to work in the health care, education and information services sector and he has worked across APAC, Middle East and Europe.

Khyaati Jain

Khyaati Jain is heading partnerships and operations at RISE. Khyaati has done her Bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Manipal Academy for Higher Education and a Master’s in Public Policy from King’s College London. She has worked on education policy, access to education and quality across India, Cambodia, South Africa and the UK.

Ameya Wagh

Ameya is AVP-Customer Success and Program Operations at RISE. With a degree from Pune University and a plethora of work experience, he has excelled in leading teams to deliver the best customer experience. Channeling his experience in Amazon, IBM, Vodafone, he is skilled in leading operations, piloting new processes and generating revenue streams from the business. His last stint was with Talent Edge in the Edtech space, leading Student Support functions.

Ramona Nongdhar

Ramona is heading the Content & Creative team at RISE. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with specialization in French Literature from Delhi University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from NIIT. She comes with a work experience of over 13 years in the digital content marketing space and has worked with several renowned brands and clients, including GOI Ministries & Cabinet Ministers, as well as for Financial, Travel, Health, Real Estate, Political, FMCG, Luxury & Retail brands, Development, and EdTech sectors.

Rahul Choudhary

Rahul is leading the Enterprise and B2B Collaborations for RISE. He has a degree in Engineering from VTU University and a Master’s in Business Administration from T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal. He has worked on Managing Business Operations in healthcare, designing and managing Insurance and Claims journey, and Enterprise sales, and has an extensive experience in the EdTech domain. Prior to joining RISE, Rahul has worked with UpGrad and OCARE.

Kirtiga Iyer

Kirtiga Iyer is heading Events for RISE. She has a Bachelor’s in Mass Media and Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University. She has more than a decades’ experience in the FMCG sector leading sales, marketing and events management with stints at HDFC Bank & Sula Vineyards to name a few. She also specialises in on-ground activations for new markets and product launches.

Aishwary Pachauri

Aishwary is a Senior Manager in Business Development at RISE. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Amritsar and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering degree. He comes with an experience of over 5 years in the Edtech space, as well as the Building Material Industry in Business Development in multiple States.

Ayushika Sen

Ayushika is looking after the Analytics stack at RISE. She comes from an Engineering background. She pursued Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT ), Vellore Campus. Prior to joining RISE, Ayushika has worked at LeverageEdu, where she led the Sales Operations for their Maharashtra region. Her interests are not only limited to Excel sheets and CRM- she is a trained Odissi dancer and fitness enthusiast.

Priyanka Tyagi

Priyanka is a Senior Sales Manager at RISE. She has done her Master’s in English Literature from C.C.S. University, Meerut. She has been working in the EdTech Industry for over 12 years and has been instrumental in guiding and counselling more than three thousand (3000) students on various career decisions and courses from Management to Fashion Designing and Graphics Analytics.

Abhinav Lohar

Abhinav is a Senior Manager – Performance marketing at RISE. In the last 8 years he has worked with leading media agencies like Dentsu, Publicis media and brands across ed-tech, retail, e-commerce, real estate & lifestyle. Abhinav has B.Tech degree in computer science and has done his PGDM from SIBM, Pune and MICA, Ahmedabad. Prior to joining RISE, Abhinav has worked with Tata CliQ & NMIMS Global.

Bhavna Nagrani

Bhavna Nagrani is managing BD Training and Quality at RISE. She pursued her Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University. She has worked in Retail, IT Professional Resourcing and Wealth Advisory across India and Ghana. Among others, Bhavna has worked at Experis IT, a Manpower Group Company.

Sayali Khandelwal

Sayali is a Senior Associate in Operations at RISE. She has done her Bachelor’s in Commerce from Pune University. She is also pursuing a Post Graduate program from Welingkar’s Institute, Mumbai. She started her journey at RISE as a Business Development Associate. Prior to joining RISE, she worked at Vibgyor High School, Pune.

Priyanka Hire

Priyanka is a Manager – Business Development, managing a team of 8 people at RISE. She has a degree in B.E. Mechanical Engineering from Sandip University. She has handled her family business of the Powder Coating plant at Nashik. She has also published her papers in the International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering. Prior to joining RISE, she has worked with Cloud tool technologies Pvt. ltd., and has also attended business training camps in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Shimla.

Chanchal Singh

Chanchal is a Senior Business Development Associate and manages a team of 7 people at RISE. Although she comes from a Biotech background, sales and marketing was something where she wanted to build her career in. Her keen interest in connecting with different people and working with the team helped her in making her way into the Business Development Domain.

Gaurav Sharma

Gaurav is a Manager – Business Development and manages a team of 12 people at RISE. He has done his Bachelor’s in Commerce from Pune University. He has also done his PGDM in Marketing & Sales from Indus Business School, Pune. Prior to joining RISE, he has worked with NMIMS as an Admission Counsellor.

Deepna Arora

Deepna Arora is heading Instructional Design and Corporate Partnerships at RISE. She holds a Master’s Degree in Economics. Over the years, she has worked in the research, automobile, and education sector.