Advisory Board

Professor Himanshu Rai
Professor Himanshu Rai

Professor Himanshu Rai is an educationist. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), he has been teaching PG and Doctoral students at Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML) since 2006. His core area is Human Resource Management, wherein he focuses on Negotiation; Mediation; Arbitration; Strategic HRM; and Leadership.

Himanshu has served as the Dean of MISB Bocconi (India Campus of Bocconi, Milan), and Professor at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy. He had earlier taught HR at XLRI Jamshedpur.

As the Convener of CAT 2010, he successfully led the largest format change in world’s testing history exceeding all global standards of testing. Through his initiatives gender and educational background parity was achieved by IIMs.

Dr. Rai has trained over 20,000 professionals, both in the private and government sector. He provides strategic consultancy to the Government of India and has audited programs sponsored by the Planning Commission of India.


Anne Munt-Davies
Ms. Anne Munt-Davies

A passionate, highly experienced and successful educator, Anne has a special interest in raising achievement and improving the life opportunities for young people worldwide. Her breadth of experience is demonstrated by having worked in more than 20 countries across the globe leading and providing expert consultancy through high impact and innovative programmes.

Anne started her career as a teacher in England, moved on to being head of department, deputy headteacher, headteacher of two schools, and then school inspector. For seven years, she worked in North America with State and district departments, charter and public schools, supporting them to develop successful school improvement systems and build capacity in leadership of learning.

As Chief Programme Officer for ISLI, she designed a unique school leadership programme, monitoring and supporting the team in the programme’s early implementation in the major cities in India where the programme was established.


Mr. Akash Sethia
Mr. Akash Sethia

Mr. Akash Sethia brings with himself an unparalleled understanding of higher education in India. He is an Electronics & Instrumentation Engineer. Before he joined IIM Lucknow for his MBA, he had worked with Tata Motors for 2 years. Thereafter he took on a more challenging route and co-founded a MBA test preparation company by the name of Cerebral Heights (now called CH EdgeMakers) in the year 1997 in Indore.

Over the last 20 years, he has been using his expert knowledge in Aptitude Training, Personal Development, Career Counselling and GD/PI/WAT to enable thousands of students get admitted in top Indian MBA institutes including the IIMs and help in making them a better version of themselves.

Mr. Sethia is also a leading name in the region for corporate trainings in the area of Business Communication, Leadership, Creative Thinking, Resource Management and Planning.