Sandya Karnad Deviah
Guide and Intern Coordinator
Sandya Karnad Deviah has three-plus decades of experience in the field of Communication. She started her career as a journalist with The Indian Express and later worked in Technical Communication with top IT companies in the banking and IT sectors. After 18+ years at Cisco as Senior Manager leading global teams, her journey brought her to SoME, where she trains executives in leadership and communication skills.
Col M K Mandanna (Retd)
Col M K Mandanna (Retd.), SM, is an Army veteran with 33 years of service. He is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy and Indian Military Academy. He got commissioned into the famous Rajputana Rifles Regiment, served in Sri Lanka as part of IPKF and commanded his unit at the Line of Control with Pakistan during the early days of the Kashmir issue. As a Guide, Col Mandanna uses his experience in the army and the corporate sector to mentor executives in communication and leadership skills.
Dr Rakesh Godhwani
Founder & CEO
Dr Rakesh Godhwani is the founder of the School of Meaningful Experiences. He coaches entrepreneurs, promising startups, senior managers in the industry and is an adjunct faculty at IIMB. Rakesh had worked in Wipro, Intel and Qualcomm in various profiles - product marketing, sales and business development - before he took the plunge to pursue his passion for teaching and writing.
Ashok has over four decades of experience leading key business positions in Indian and multinational operations in a range of companies. In his last executive position before retirement, for several years, he was the Managing Director – Asia Pacific at Carrier Transicold, a business unit of Carrier Corporation. He is an Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Alumnus.