Founding partner, former Head of Marketing for Vivanta by Taj and the Phoenix Group. Manojeet has held and led several strategic and brand leadership positions. With experience in brand stewardship and management, experience and product development, integrated marketing, IP development and innovations, his assignments have seen him walk the thin grey line between strategy and creativity, industry and imagination. A journey since 1997 has been one of building and stewarding brands, strategic marketing, creative leadership, and several industry firsts with some of the most creative and imaginative minds. An alumnus of the Xavier Institute of Management, a certified Tata Business Excellence Leader, a practitioner of the Balanced Scorecard management system, Manojeet loves joining the dots. Some dots joined to make Vivanta by Taj, the world’s 3rd best hotel brand in the year 2014 as voted by Conde Nast US travellers and being hailed as a stroke of genius by Wallpaper UK. Not to mention several other awards.
Head of Technology and mobility solutions, an open source enthusiast, this serial entrepreneur cum developer cum blogger is the CEO of tech firm
OneLeap Solutions. With industry wisdom that goes far beyond his years and with an innate understanding of both technology and business models, Nikkhil and OneLeap have been at the forefront of some of the smartest solution projects for prominent brands as also start ups.
A graphic artist cum designer and a screen print maker by profession, Prajval Mendon looks at the world as a two colour screen print! He dreams of unravelling new dimensions of screen printing.Simply put, he adores 'paper'as a surface and a medium! While print making helps him develop his sharp graphic eye, he applies his amazing graphic sense very well to the digital world. His key motivation is solving problems with good design.
Collecting unusual vintage objects, maintaining his beard and relishing sea food are just some of his many interests!
Being social comes utterly naturally to him as does community building. Don’t let his lithe, small frame delude you, for he has led many an incisive campaign and influenced conversations for pro change, pro community with his in-depth understanding of influencer marketing and blogger management. And this is an art he has been cultivating since his student days with the temperament of a cool cucumber. His efficiency just goes to prove that the pen or rather today, posts are still mightier than the sword.
A desire to retire with a poultry, fishing and farming venture of his own, speaks of his innate ability to nurture. Unassuming by personality but a master at work, this award winning alumnus of Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art, Ronak Naik, invariably called Rinny is a human studio.
A wizard with design communication, branding, advanced post-production effects & film editing, he's the man behind numerous films, brand and design assignments. This cherub faced young man has also been a visiting faculty at Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art at the ripe young age of 24 doling out lessons in design communication to computer graphics students.
A recipient of the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur award 2010, Aishwarya has a flair for curation and talent management. She has consulted with established brands like Sony Music and TEDx, led sonic development for brands like ITC hotels, forged collaboration projects notably one between Dame Evelyn Glennie and Trilok Gurtu and created new platforms for artists. Having been on both sides of the music industry with stints at India Today and HMV and trained in classical music for 22 years, she brings her deep understanding to build music based solutions for brands.
Leenata brings decades of experience in design, art & advertising to multi-dimensional pursuits. An alumnus of the Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, her adventures have spanned across spatial design & interiors, product design, fashion, art and jewellery. Her wisdom has also extended to transformational workshops, teaching assignments, reiki healing, community work and tarot reading.
The sheer body of her work demonstrates that art & design is just not a curriculum, but a school of living.