Mr. H.B. Jairaj


Mr H. B. Jairaj, the Chairman of HRB Group of companies, has an MBA (Finance) from Case Western Reserve University, USA, and is a prominent industrialist from Karnataka. Mr Jairaj has guided his group of organisations into successful ventures across diverse enterprises. His group’s various interests include real estate, hotels/serviced apartments, restaurants, and healthcare facilities. He also serves as a mentor and advisor to many aspiring entrepreneurs. He instills in them, a commitment to excellence while sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience. He is an active member and trustee of many prestigious associations, including the Karnataka State Cricket Association, the Bangalore Turf Club, and the Indian Red Cross Society. At Indus, he is at the helm of strategic and financial planning, helping to pave our way up on the list of best schools in Bangalore.

Dr. Kumar Malavalli


Kumar Malavalli is an entrepreneur, renowned philanthropist and a visionary in the field of storage networks. He is the co-author and driving force behind Fibre Channel, an evolutionary technology that enabled the development of production-class Storage Area Networks (SAN’s). He is also the Co-founder and former CTO of Brocade Communications; Co-founder, Chairman and CSO of InMage Systems and the CSO of LeadFormix. In February 2003, he was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council’s Hall of Fame for his significant contributions towards technology. Kumar’s philanthropy in the field of education extends from digital learning centres in rural India to American institutions for higher education. He also established the 'Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair' in Storage Systems Research at the University of California, Santa Cruz and co-founded Indus Scholastic Management Services. Furthermore, he also serves as a trustee to Indus International Schools. His contributions towards promoting the entrepreneurship curriculum and wellness philosophy of the school are significant and they make Indus one of the top international schools of Bangalore.

Professor Shivram Malavalli


He is currently the Chairman of Indian Institute of Production Engineers, Senior Advisor at World Association of Small & Medium Enterprises and General Secretary of the Indian Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Parks Association. Professor Shivram Malavalli guides all the ICT and Telecommunication initiatives at Indus, shaping it into one of the best international schools in Bangalore, with remarkable technological capability. He was honoured in China for his contribution to the growth of small and medium enterprises – both in India and abroad, by the World Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (WASME) in China.

Mr. Sushil Mantri


Mr Sushil Mantri, the Chairman & Managing Director of Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd, is an outstanding personality in the world of realty, housing and construction. He is a visionary with an astute and resolute sense of enterprise, who has transitioned from being an entrepreneur to an industry trendsetter. As the sole leader of his company, Mr Mantri motivates and advises his committed team on all matters concerning governance, infrastructure, business development & budgeting. His social initiatives reach out to schools in India, especially for those that cater to the less privileged. His efforts also include improving the aesthetics of public properties.

Lt. General Arjun Ray, PVSM, VSM (Retd.)

PVSM, VSM, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Indus Trust

A soldier-scholar of the Indian Army, Lt. General Arjun Ray has wide-ranging experience in war, conflict management, and the social transformation of those who have been alienated.

As CEO of the Indus Trust, he provides the vision and strategic direction to all Indus International Schools and institutions. He is responsible for long-term perspective planning, leadership training, teacher development programmes, integrating parents, children and community, and implementing the Trust's social responsibilities.

Lt. General Arjun Ray is a graduate from the prestigious Staff College at Camberlay, UK, and served as the country's Deputy Military Advisor in London. In his last assignment, he commanded the newly raised 14 Corps in Ladakh. His success in forestalling insurgency in the region by winning over alienated communities into the nation's mainstream has been nationally and internationally acclaimed. As part of Operation Sadbhavana (Goodwill), he set up 13 Sadbhavana schools, 11 Women's Empowerment Centres, and 60 Adult Education Centres for non-literate women along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. He provided free education and pastoral care in Bangalore colleges to 125 Ladakhi girls.

In recognition of his services in nation-building, he was awarded the Param Vashist Seva Medal, the highest award in the armed forces for distinguished service. His success story in change leadership has been selected as a case study for business and management schools in India.

In his second calling - international school education - he has set up three International Baccalaureate Schools, the Leadership School, the Indus Training and Research institute, and the world's first Equal Opportunity School for children living below the poverty line. The latter is in sync with his belief that schools must have a social objective; they cannot just be centres of academic excellence. IB World has recently acclaimed the General as one of the six IB World School Leaders rethinking education, especially by making high quality education affordable to the poor. Education World has also named him one of the 50 game-changers in education in India.

Lt. General Arjun Ray has been awarded the Education Today Life Time Achievement Award 2018 for his incredible contribution in the field of education. He is an exemplary learner, teacher and leader with a vision and strategies to bring innovation in education.

For more information on General Ray, you may please visit: www.generalarjunray.com

Colonel Sathya Rao (Retd.)

Director, Senior Consultant and Coach

He is a silver medalist from the Officers' Training Academy with vast experience in counter-insurgency and peace-keeping operations. He has great organizational skills and is known for his multi-tasking capabilities. He is also the Director Special Projects at Indus Trust and has a decade of experience in setting up International Schools and monitoring the operations of all Indus Educational Institutions

He is a certified trainer from Project Adventure, USA and a certified executive coach from International Coaching Federation. He has excelled in sports and has represented the country in badminton.

He has been instrumental in establishing the Indus School of Leadership at Yellagiri in 2010 and relocating the school to Kanakpura in 2018.

Major Deepak Raj (Retd.) - Chief Instructor

Principal Consultant and Coach

Deepak, a founding member of ISL, has straddled the design and delivery of leadership experiential programs spanning from sixth graders to corporate leaders. His real life experience in counter insurgency, jungle warfare coupled with his corporate stint helps him cross-pollinate ideas for insightful interactions. He revels in getting his team together to deliver form and content tailor-made to organizational needs without failing to compel audiences for an enriched living.

Amongst other accreditations, he is a certified executive coach by ICF, a certified NLP practitioner by ABNLP, rope course expert, a mountaineer, an avid biker, and an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is a certified trainer on advanced facilitation and experiential education by Project Adventure USA and ACCT, USA.

Capt. Mohit Tomar (Retd.)

Leadership Trainer

An ex-Army officer and an IIM alumnus, with a diverse experience ranging from military to corporate. As a Leadership trainer and an Inspirational speaker, he lives his cause of unlocking human potential by weaving his innovative techniques and vast experience into his training programs. His book, ‘When Journey Becomes the Goal” is one of the bestsellers on

He is Level I certified by ACCT, USA for conducting Challenge Course programs, by Project Adventure, USA, in advanced facilitation for portable adventure, and by MDIS, Singapore in ‘Train the Trainer’ skills. He is an avid mountaineer and qualified in advanced mountaineering techniques. When he is not training, he enjoys reading, running, and speaking assignments.

Capt. Supriya Patil (Retd)

Captain Supriya a seasoned trainer with vast experience in leading soldiers in arduous terrain and managing logistics. Having served as a training officer, she effortlessly stitches life skills into her programs. As a recognition for her grit and conviction, she has been revered with the certificate of merit from the Indian Army.

She is certified as “Advance Facilitator” by Project Adventure (USA), certified Master “Train the Trainer” from Bodhih Training Solutions (India), DiSC certified from Strengthscape (India), certified scuba diver (PADI, open water, South Africa) and certified skydiver from South African School for Skydiving. Her adventurous disposition has led her to accomplish numerous treks including the lower Himalayan hiking camps. Among other accreditation, she has successfully completed a course in parasailing and microlight aircraft from the Army Adventure Wing. She is a graduate in commerce from the University of Pune and a college graduation topper.

She thoroughly enjoys wildlife safaris, nature walks and exploring new places and takes pride working as a volunteer with Bhumi (An NGO for underprivileged children)

Mr. Dangi Shailendra Singh

Administrator and Trainer

Mr. Dangi, with seventeen years of experience in the Indian Navy is an avid observer of group dynamics and team-building. He is a graduate in science and a post graduate in Health and Safety.

He is among the founding members of the school and is a certified trainer (ACCT, USA and Project Adventure USA). He has more than 1500 hours of extensive training experience. He is responsible for all the facilities at Indus School of Leadership.

Mr. Arvind Sherpa

Leadership Trainer

Mr. Arvind Sherpa is an experienced and tough mountaineer with over a year of experience as an instructor at Tata Steel Foundation, Jamshedpur. He is a qualified skier, mountaineer, expert in rope course, rafting, kayaking and rock climbing. Amongst the many expeditions he has lead, the most notable would include Mt. Island Peak & Lobuche East in Nepal Himalayas with international clientele from Hong Kong, USA, and Korea.

Amongst other accreditations, he is a level I certified trainer for conducting Challenge Coursed Programs by ACCT, USA, Portable adventure & Advanced facilitation by Project Adventure, USA, Mountaineering courses from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Darjeeling, Advance Mountaineering & Search and Rescue from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering , Skiing Course from Directorate and Mountaineering and Elite sports, Manali, Para Sailing from National Adventure Foundation, Parasailing from Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, Winter Trekking expedition in Dalhousie from the Youth Hostel Association of India Himachal chapter, Jungle Trekking expedition in Satpura Forest Range Panchmarhi from the Youth Hostel Association of India Madhya Pradesh Chapter.

Mr. Praveen Singh Rana

Leadership Trainer

Praveen is a qualified mountaineer and holds certification in Basic Mountaineering and Advance Mountaineering Course, Method of Instruction, and artificial wall climbing course from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering Uttarkashi.

With over 4 years with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, He has hands on experience in outdoor leadership programs with varied corporate and B school clients. With experience from Inme, Altitude Expedition Pvt. Ltd. in school programs and at NIM as a guest instructor. He is a passionate experiential trainer.

Amongst other credentials, Mr. Rana is a post graduate in Management from UTU Dehradun and is certified by IL& FS skills school, Dehradun in MASTERY Generic training skills program

Mr. Mitesh Singh

Leadership Trainer

Mr Mitesh Singh, a graduate in commerce,has a wide range of experience in corporate and adventure. Having worked with Genpact for seven years in Risk Management and CAT modelling. He has varied experience in training and other aspects of individual and team development.

His unmatched passion for travelling and outdoors inspired him transition into the field of adventure based training. He has been instrumental in setting up a company involved in eco tourism in Uttarakhand. He has also organized and conducted trekking expeditions for schools and corporations in Uttarakhand.

He is a qualified mountaineer, certified in basic mountaineering course from NIM, Uttarkashi and also a green belt certified six sigma quality. He is an avid traveler, having travelled extensively the length and breadth of the country he brings a fine blend cultural heritage, sense of belonging and oneness in the programmes.

Ms Rama Thakur

Leadership Trainer

Ms. Rama is an experienced mountaineer and ropes course expert. She is certified in outdoor leadership certification in Basic and Advance Mountaineering, Method of Instruction & Grass Skiing Course from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali. She was awarded Best Trainee in Basic and Advance Mountaineering Courses.

She has over 4 years of experience as a Visiting Instructor at ABVIMAS Manali, 3 years of experience as Outdoor Instructor at INME. She also participated in Golden Jubilee Expedition organized by ABVIMAS to Mt. Leo Pargial (6791 M.), Second Highest Peak in Himachal Pradesh, Zaskar Range, Kinnaur, (H.P). Among other peaks scaled by her are Mt. Friendship (5290 M) at Manali (H.P) and Mt. Yunam (6111 M) at Lahaul and Spiti Valley (H.P).

Amongst other credentials, she has also worked as a consultant for 4 years with D2 Consult ICT JV, engaged with “Border Road Organization” for the construction of Rohtang Pass Highway Tunnel (8.8KM) the longest tunnel at an altitude above 3000M.

Ms. Ramya Muthulakshmi P

Leadership Trainer

Ms. Ramya is a graduate from Christ University, Bengaluru. She is an ex-Senior Under Officer of National Cadet Corps (NCC), India and completed her ‘C’ Certificate with ‘A’ grade. She has completed the Thal Sainik Camp which includes Advance Rifle Shooting in 2014 (Double Silver Medals- National) and Republic Day Camp 2015 as the Best Cadet Army Wing of Karnataka and Goa Directorate. She marched on the Rajpath on 26th Jan 2015 representing the Indian NCC Contingent in front of the former US President Barack Obama. For her outstanding leadership and contribution in NCC, she became the recipient of the Karnataka Chief Minister’s Commendation Card in 2015.  

She has completed Basic Skiing Course from Shymbulak Skiing School, Kazakhstan. She has earned her Black Belt in Karate and stood as runner up in the National level Karate Sparring Tournament 2011. She has also completed NLP certification and is certified in ‘Train the Trainer’.

She worked as a life skill trainer to build an experiential learning environment in The Nudge Foundation, Bangalore where she had trained around 500 adult learners and helped them transform their lives by alleviating poverty through education. She later worked at FSG Mumbai a consulting firm and continued to research and assess the conceptual learning process in various private schools.

Mr. Kaushik Pawar

Training Manager

Mr. Kaushik is responsible for setting up the training area and all the technical and administrative support for training at ISL. He has more than 10 years of experience in building adventure fields and training corporates and students on leadership development through outdoor adventure programs. He is a certified rope course expert, specialized both in technical and conducting training on the challenge course. 

Among other accredited courses, he is a Level 1 certified Trainer for conducting challenge course programs by ACCT, USA, portable adventure and advanced facilitation by Project