Our Team

Mr. Kamal Shahani,
Managing Director
Mr. Kamal comes with over 27 years of sound experience in the education, consulting, healthcare, life sciences sector. He has successful set up and manage businesses successfully for the last two decades. Extensive experience in business strategy, business development, business process re-engineering, government policy, India entry strategy, start ups in the education and health sciences sector. Worked with several organisations from India, US, Canada, Australia and Europe in senior management capacity and as a consultant.
Mr. Gagan Aggarwal,
Director – Business Development

Mr. Gagan is an expert with a passion in skills and learning domain. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (International Business) from London. On completing his MBA, his early years were spent donning strategy roles in a US based IT Business Solutions company in London. His experience spans across diverse areas of Education and High Technology Programs. He particularly enjoys working with the student community, extending his expertise along with timely and professional counselling for students to look at skill based learning. Gagan adds niche value to institutions and companies by offering quality skill-based programs, working closely with them in launching services in this space. His passion lies in bringing the best in ‘a’ sector for Indian learners.His expertise affords conscientious and professional channel relationships for companies building new-age learning organisations in India. He has been involved with several education initiatives related to training & skills. In his recent role as the Director – India Water Initiative for Fleming College – ON, Canada (one of the largest Environment Sciences Public College in Canada), he has helped them build a strong skills training practice for professionals across water sector. Currently, his time is constructively utilized in building skills and trainings dedicated to water professionals as well as budding engineers keen to work in water sector. He currently is Director of Business Development at Eduminds. Time-to-time he has worked with various British, Canadian and European Union high technology players, Colleges and Universities seeking to conduct business in India. He has played pivotal role to help them chart their business support services roadmap. He equally been actively involved in assisting them establish partnerships and enable their India operations successfully in the local market.

Mr. Gagan excels in enabling Products/Services launch related to Training & Skills through:

  • Opportunity Analysis and Product Positioning
  • Business & Go to Market Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Corporate Relationship
  • Building Partnerships

Mr. A.K. Tareen,
Group Advisor – Global

Mr. A.K Tareen is the Founder Chairman of AKT Strategic Consulting LLP and has been representing Businesses, Brands and Governments from around the world in India, Australia and The Middle East for nearly 3 decades.
Mr. Tareen has an outstanding track record in helping global organizations successfully establish their presence in India and expand their business. As a hands on person, he understands the finer nuances and practical challenges of how things work on the ground and what it takes to make it happen.
Mr. Tareen represented the Australian Federal and State Governments in India & South Asia between 1995 and 2013 before seeking retirement as their longest served Senior Trade Commissioner in the sub continent. He has advised Premiers, Ministers and industry leaders on India & Australia, led high profile delegations and negotiated several strategic bilateral trade, investment and cultural agreements.
Mr. Tareen is a start up specialist. Prior to establishing Austrade’s & SA Government’s brand new operations as their inaugural representative in South India & South Asia respectively, he was Shell’s inaugural Area Sales Manager in Eastern India responsible for establishing their brand new sales, marketing and distribution strategies & operations.
As a leading Trade & Investment expert, Tareen brings with him vast experience, practical knowledge, high level networks and huge credibility across Governments, Industry and Businesses. He is regularly invited to speak at International business, education & cultural forums and is widely featured in the Media.
Mr. Tareen works very closely with senior decision makers in India, Australia and the Middle East and serves on the boards and committees of several industry networks as well as social organizations. He has been recognized with prestigious awards such as the Indo Australian Award for Meritorious Service, Citizen of the Year Award, Export Excellence Award, TED Ambassador, Seva Ratna Award, etc.
As a strong campaigner of Climate change Tareen has been Exnora’s Brand Ambassador in India. He is also the Australian National Drag Racing Association’s Brand Ambassador to India & The Middle East and The Sultanate of Oman’s (Ithraa) official Trade & Investment Representative in India.
An Australian Citizen of Indian origin, Tareen has worked with organizations from across the world. He is, therefore, able to value the political, business and cultural diversities and nuances that are so critical for success of any international business.
Mr. Tareen holds a Distinction in Mechanical Engineering and has attended several management programs from Stanford, Kelloggs, RMIT, ISB and other globally renowned institutions.