Our Team

Arshan Vakil

Co-Founder

Arshan Vakil completed a dual degree from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, with a BSc in Economics from the Wharton School and BSc in System Science Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. While working as Product Manager at an ecommerce start up in Mumbai, Arshan founded a mentorship initiative called Project Vahana, which helps underserved young adults reach their true career potential. This experience harnessed his passion to tackle the employability skills crisis in India and start Kings Learning. Arshan is passionate about sports, and can be found looking to play a game of tennis with anyone who dares to.


Tahem Veer Verma

Co-Founder

Tahem Veer Verma graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. As a lifelong international student, he has witnessed the importance of communication, and brings this passion to helping transform education in India. In his spare time, Tahem enjoys bothering anyone he can by discussing the latest movies.


Laurie May

Program Director

Laurie May completed his degree from the University of Birmingham, graduating in Political Science and Sociology. Since then, also having completed his CELTA and DELTA from International House London, he has worked in teaching, materials writing and academic management for private language schools, colleges of higher education and businesses in the UK, Czech Republic, Oman, UAE and, of course, India. Laurie is the Program Director of Kings Learning, facilitating its training department with his global experience.

Rashmi Salhotra

Senior Teacher

An honors graduate in Electronics, Rashmi has a bachelor's degree in Education from the Osmania University and is a CELTA qualified English Trainer. With over 10 years of experience in the field of education, she has taught English at the primary level at various public and international schools across India and has been the Principal of an Army Pre-primary School


Amruta Kumbhalkar

Senior Teacher

Amruta has a CELTA and years of experience working across a variety of industries and prestigious organisations (TATA, Groupon) and has worked extensively as a content creator.


Preethi KK

Senior IELTS Teacher

A Post Graduate in English Literature from Chennai University, Preethi has over 14 years of experience in education. Her passion for training began when she first began her professional career, and since then has continued as she moved into teaching English language skills, IELTS and TOEFL iBT. Apart from teaching, Preethi has a keen interest in pencil sketching, fitness, reading, dancing, cooking and of course, traveling.


Mario Rosair

English Trainer

Mario has a Bachelor's degree from Loyola College, Chennai. He has completed his CELTA and has worked as English trainer freelance trainer in Chennai for 8 years. Before finding his calling as an English Language trainer he worked in various industries like Aviation, Banking, Translation and Printing. He is internationally certified as an English Trainer by Cambridge University and Kings Colleges. He believes that learning should be a holistic and fun experience that can reflect a student's needs, backgrounds, perspectives and interests.


Prabhu James

English Teacher

Prabhu has extensive experience teaching across the country. A former Captain from the Indian Army, he brings determination and an enthusiastic approach to teaching to his classes.


Sarah Ramaiah

English Trainer

Sarah completed her Bachelors degree from Bangalore University with a triple major in Genetics, Microbiology and Chemistry. After a short stint as a Radio Host, she dove into the world of corporate training. She brings with her over six years of training and consulting experience across various industries in the corporate world. Sarah enjoys watching travel channels and reading books of various genres.


Sharath Nair

English Trainer

Sharath Nair has a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Anna University, and a Masters from Swinburne University, Melbourne. He worked as a designer in the Middle East and Australia for six years, but made a passion-driven choice to switch careers to language training. He subsequently earned his CELTA and worked as an IELTS instructor in Cochin. In his free time, Sharath loves serene walks on the beach or blowing things up with fire/magic-depending on the day he's had.


Vinitha Menon

English Teacher

With a Teaching Degree and a Post Graduate degree from Chennai University, Vinitha has been an active player in the field of education for the past 22 years. She has also worked as a Project Director of an Education Program for an NGO.


Naveen Daniel

English Trainer

Naveen has years of experience teaching across the world, including countries such as Poland and Vietnam. He has a TESOL and has worked for various multinational organisations as well as English language schools.


Monideepa Banerjee

English Trainer

Monideep has a CELTA a B Ed and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from NAMC. In a teaching career spanning over fifteen years she has worked with Taipei British School, American Embassy School (in New Delhi), Times of India and others. She is also a qualified journalist (with a Masters in Journalism).


Subash Chandra

Business Development Manager

With over 13 years of experience, Subash has worked across a variety of industries which has taken him across India. His speciality is understanding the needs of and providing solutions for educational institutions. He loves flying aircrafts (he is a licensed pilot) and going on long drives with his family in his spare time.


Sarath Babu

Sales Manager

Having completed a Masters in Marketing and Sales, Sarath has over 8 years of experience in the education and training industry. He has worked in reputed organizations across the country, as he believes that education has a profound effect in being able to transform an individual. During his spare time, he can be found traveling, dancing , or cooking.


Sanju Sony Kurian

Tech Lead

Sanju completed his Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Cochin University. His passion for technology and startups started when he was in college and founded a company called ScrapIN.During the past few years, he has been an executive committee member of various IEEE India Council and Kerala Section Committees. He is a passionate coder, a FOSS enthusiast, and loves taking sessions and talks. He is crazy about traveling, music and trying out food.


Kavya Nair

Software Engineer

Born in Kerala and brought up in Dubai, U.A.E, Kavya loves exploring new interests and experiencing new cultures. Having graduated with a B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology, she currently plays the role of a Software Engineer at Kings Learning. She enjoys travelling, reading and listening to music - especially the combination of all three.


Kiran Joseph

Software Engineer

Hailing from a small town, Thiruvalla in Kerala, he completed his degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Cochin University of Science and Technology. Thereafter, he started his career at Kings Learning as a Software Engineer. He likes listening to music and travelling and loves sports especially football. In fact, he is a die hard Arsenal fan, a passionate Gooner.


Nirmalya pattnaik

Software Engineer

Nirmalya belongs to the city of temple, Bhubaneswar. She did her schooling and engineering there and moved to the dream city of Mumbai in search of job. She started her career with Java technology and then subsequently moved on to mobile technology - Android. She has experience of more than 3 years in Android and plays the role of an Android Application developer at Kings Learning. Her idea of fun is to experiment and try something different - be it in android or in cooking. She loves music and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Aditya Bhargava

Director

Aditya Bhargava graduated from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, with a BBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management. He worked as a Marketing Manager for Hermes Chem Impex, where he maintained customer relations and developed new markets for a diverse range of services. In his interactions with clients, Aditya observed that a large part of an organization's competency is based on communication skills, in addition to core technical strengths. He is eager to strengthen these abilities of India's young workforce so that they can effectively communicate within a team, achieve individual goals, and successfully interact with customers. Aditya enjoys playing golf and cricket, and has volunteered to organize various sporting events for underprivileged children to encourage leadership among youth and foster a team spirit.


Anila Sreekumar

English Trainer

Anila is a graduate in Software Systems and a post graduate in Bioinformatics. Her career in ELT started with IELTS training in Cochin, which she continued for 5 years. She is a CELTA grad with a passion for teaching and traveling, and loves good food, long drives, jokes and music.


Fredrick Jos

English Trainer

Fredrick has a Master's degree from Loyola College, Chennai and has a bachelor's degree in Education. He worked in the BPO industry for 14 years and worked as an English trainer in the Learning & Development team for 7 years. He is a certified IETLS trainer by the British Council, Chennai. He believes training is his passion and vocation; we need to approach training holistically. He is also a good keyboard player and can be seen playing in the church choir on Sundays.


Narayanan T.

Business Acquisition Manager

Narayanan brings with him more than 8 years of work experience in sales and marketing in the education sector. He has a strong belief that learning English from grass route level is vital towards developing good communication skills and takes pride to counsel students at the Chennai centre, guiding them on the right path. He is an avid foodie and an equally avid blogger. In his free time you can find him blogging about palatable cuisines.


Ranjith A.

Assistant Sales Manager

Having completed a Masters in HR & Marketing, Ranjith has over 5 years of experience in the education and training industry. He has worked in reputed organizations in Chennai. During his spare time, he can be found traveling and reading.


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