Edovu Ventures

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Our Team

Mr. P K Samal

Managing Director

P K SAMAL, is a techno-management person with over 20 years of extensive experience in strategy planning, liason, international & national tie-ups in different areas, and operations management. He is the person behind setting up Lancaster University, UK in India.

He is in the lead role as Director, Strategic Planning for tieing up with Politecnico Di Milano university, Italy.

He is Instrumental in setting up G.D Goenka University and also tieing up with polytechnico Di Milano, Lee Curdun Blue France, and Lancaster University U.K. He established G.D Goenka World School as Director Strategy Planning. He has also experience in other industries like construction, Five Star Hotels, and big-branded factories.

Bala K. R. Balachandran is a professor of accounting and operations management at New York University Stern School of Business. He teaches courses in management accounting, management control systems and financial accounting.

Professor Balachandran joined Stern in 1979. His primary areas of research include optimal operation of service systems, incentive contracts and mechanisms, transfer pricing determinations, the conceptualization of unused capacities and their optimal utilization, warranty contracts, quality enhancement programs and reporting, activity based costing systems business measurement systems and optimal performance evaluations.

Professor Balachandran has written and published more than 65 articles in leading academic journals of economics, accounting and management science.

Mr. Bala K. R. Balachandran

Non Executive Chairman

Mr. Vaibhav Shastri


Management graduate enriched with over two decade of working experience in business development, sales & distribution in India. He held management positions in Micromax Mobiles, Zen Mobiles & Videocon Mobiles. With his two decade-long experience in mobile handset procurement, supply-chain management, production and sales and distribution.

He belongs to a Political family – his grandfather Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, was the 2nd Prime Minister of India. 

His father Shri. Sunil Shastri is actively involved in politics for last 42  years and has been a Minister and Member of Parliament, currently, he is a senior member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the ruling party of India.

Mr. Jyotirmoy Bose

– HR and Process
Jyotirmoy ‘Jyoti’ Bose has over 20 years of diverse exposure across the Manufacturing, Financial Services, Information Technology, Consulting & Media industries. 

He also served as a Director and President at Bennett Advisory Services at the Times Group.

Mr. Bharat Sarath

– Advisory Council
Bharat Sarath is a professor, accounting and business systems at Rutgers business school, Greater New York City, USA.

Prior to Rutgers business school, he was associated as a Professor with Baruch College and NYU Stern School of Business.

Ms. Manisha Malhotra

– Senior Director, Academies at Edovu Ventures

A distinguished educationist with an illustrious career spanning over 25 years. Her expertise extends far and wide, making her a prominent figure in the field of education. Ms. Malhotra continues to leave an indelible mark as a teacher trainer, examiner, and a seasoned expert in the curricula of IB, Cambridge, CBSE, and ICSE.

Notably, she served as the esteemed Principal at The Shri Ram School, Malsouri Avenue, Gurugram, located in the vibrant heart of the National Capital Region of New Delhi, India. Her leadership at this prestigious institution added a new dimension to the education landscape, ensuring that students received a world-class education that prepared them for a global future.

Ms. Malhotra’s dedication to enhancing the quality of education has made her a revered figure in the education community, both nationally and internationally. Her passion for nurturing young minds and shaping future leaders has been at the forefront of her educational journey.

With her extensive experience and unwavering commitment to educational excellence, Ms. Manisha Malhotra continues to inspire and lead, driving positive change in the realm of education.

Her presence as the Senior Director of Academies at Edovu Ventures signifies a commitment to pushing the boundaries of educational innovation.

Ms. Bhavna Tandon

– VP Academics
Bhavna is a passionate educator and a teacher at heart. She holds 21 years of rich experience in different National and International curriculums. 

She has worn many hats throughout her teaching career as a curriculum coordinator, Head of school and Ib coordinator in some of the reputed Ib, IGCSE and CBSE schools in India. She has done cat 2 ib training and holds certification from Harvard in educational leadership.

Mr. Anand Khanna

– Director Business  Development
Anand Khanna has nearly four decades of experience in Industry and Academics. 

He has held senior level positions in Marketing and General Management in Mekaster Group, MDS Switchgears Ltd (now Legrand), including one year in New York, US. His academic experience covers teaching and research at XLRI, Jamshedpur from 1978 to 1982, and at Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad from 2004.


– Senior Advisor of Edovu Ventures
Dr. Surendra Dhir is Senior Advisor of Edovu Ventures. 

After earning his Ph.D. from Munich, Germany, he was offered various positions to work in the United States by a Special Projects Office set up by USA in Germany. He retired from the US Department of Commerce as Director of Capital Goods in Export Administration. Dr. Dhir has extensive experience in providing international commerce consulting services to U.S. companies in international commerce.

Mr. Vikas Kumar

– Executive Director
Mr. Vikas Kumar is from an IT consulting background with extensive expertise in Project Management.

A keen planner, strategist and implementer with demonstrated success in project management and have demonstrated sound skills in providing leadership and guidance to various engagements in India and abroad.


– VP Liason & Projects
A techno-management person with over 25 years of extensive experience in strategy planning, liaison, construction, and operations management.

A keen planner, strategist & implementer with proven abilities in managing business operations entailing the development of business policies/ Projects for accomplishing accelerated business growth. Worked with Sudhir Gensets Ltd (Infrastructure Div.) G.D. Goenka Group, Pathways School, Ansal Group, Vatika Group.

Mr. Amit Sharma

– VP Technology
Amit, a highly experienced motivated professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. 

Skilled in Digital Marketing, Digital PR & Brand Strategist, Requirements Analysis, and Agile Methodologies.

Advisory Council

Mr. Frank Joseph Victor

– Principal Adviser 
Mr. Frank Joseph Victor has pioneered himself in British Education Promotion in India and has established Regional Offices for UK Universities and Educational Companies.

Mr. Victor is the first Consultant in India to conceptualize and establish a Regional Office for a UK University (University of  Leeds) and Regional Office for a UK based educational company (Study Group). Mr. Victor has the distinction of being the only Indian member of the Society of Education Consultants (SEC), UK.

Mr. Vijay Gupta

– Vice Chancellor at Sharda University, Noida
Dr. Vijay Gupta is a B.Tech graduate from IIT Delhi. He has completed his Ph.D from the University of Minnesota, USA. 

He is the former Vice Chancellor of Lovely Professional University and has worked as a professor at IIT Kanpur, Director of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and G D Goenka World Institute Lancaster University. He has been awarded the honor of the Punjab Ratna.

Dr. Ravikesh Srivastava

– Pro Vice-Chancellor / IMS Unison University
Dr. Ravikesh Srivastava is a Doctorate from Banaras Hindu University.

He has completed his M.Sc. in Agri Economics and a qualified UGC Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Ravikesh Srivastava is currently the Chairman of Post Graduate Program (PGP) for both regular as well as executive management program and presently working as a Professor of Economics and Heading the area of International Business at FORE School of Management, New Delhi.

Mr. J K Das

– Advisory Council
J.K Das is master in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University( JNU), New Delhi. 

He was associated for Bank of Baroda as General Manager. He is working as Senior Consultant with Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India