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S P Verma
Program Advisor - Career Counselling
Inclusive Education Program

A seasoned Academic, Mr. Verma has been a part of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for over two decades, of which 12 years as a Principal. He joined as Director (School Training), Center for Excellence in school Training, VITD in Dec 2013. He is a Trained Master Trainer and Qualified quality Assessor (QCI) for school Quality Assessment and Accreditation.

With more than 17 Publications, 8 research papers, over 70 articles and 12 booklets, his is a substantial body of work. Honoured with numerous awards such as “Avantika National Humanity Award 2003”, “KVS Incentive Award 2005”, “Avantika Guru Dronacharya Samman 2007”, etc; he is an ordinary looking man with extra ordinary zeal and an infinite capacity to work for just cause.

Jayakrishna Kayalakal

Jayakrishna Kayalakal is quite the rolling stone. From making musical instruments, selling apparel, creating packaging solutions, to advertising where he has spent about 35 years, and film making and 360 degree brand communication; he has sat on many sides of the table, mostly wearing his squished up creative hat.

He has received over 16 international awards for his advertising films and campaigns. As Creative Director at PublicisWorldwide, he has supervised the creative duties on Nestle and HP for the Saarcregion besides heading creative in India.

Currently is a film-maker exploring the development sector, brand consultant, and online evangelist. He is keen on design, taboos, music and cuisine from across the world.

Deepak Vats

Deepak Vats is the Director at Corp Spark Advisors –a Corporate Advisory firm providing Strategy & Financial Planning support for SMEs and Start-ups. Earlier working with Boston Consulting Group he specialized in Corporate Development and Operational Improvement areas across different industry verticals Deepak has an MBA (Finance, Economics) from IIM Calcutta& a B. Tech (Industrial Engg.) from IIT Kharagpur.

Mr. Malay Kapoor
Program Advisor - Career Counselling
Inclusive Education Program

With a Master's degree in Applied Psychology from University of Delhi and a background in a range of human resource services, Mr. Kapoor has a keen interest in working for organizations that promote capacity building at both individual and institutional level.

As a talent management strategist with experience in working for public, private and international non-profit sectors, he has been offering services at international level in strategic roles for business psychology, career development and human resource services covering over 50 countries. He has also designed and managed technology based solutions for talent acquisition, psychometric profiling, workforce analytics, and job placement programs.

Mr. Kapoor's has also been an independent consultant with the government and non-government international agencies including United Nations Drug Control Program (UNDCP) and World Health Organization (WHO). He is a Member at Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Ohio, USA and BC Human Resources Management Association, BC, Canada.

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