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.

Devendra Nagle

Devendra Nagle is spearheading marketing at RISE. Devendra is a B.Tech in Computer Science and holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore. He has previously worked at Google, India Today and Hindustan Times. He is an avid reader and also enjoys spending his time learning new skills.

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.

Vishakha Waikar

Vishakha Waikar heads the People & Culture function and has an MBA in Operations from University of Pune. She has a diverse experience in Business Excellence, Process Improvements, Strategic Consulting, Teaching and Training. She comes with an experience of 15 years and her last stint was managing Learning & Development for 2000+ employees in a Medical Campus.

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 Manager - Business Development, managing a team of 19 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.

Deepna Arora

Deepna Arora is heading B2B Operations at RISE. She holds a Master’s Degree in Economics. Over the years, she has worked in the research, automobile, and education sector.

Dr. Dashrath Gaikwad

Dr. Dashrath brings in 11 Years of experience in Industrial and academics; he had worked with premier Institutes and Industries like Sinhgad Institute, D.Y. Patil Educational Group and NIIT Ltd to name a few. He has published research papers in National and International Journals and presented in leading institutes of India.