Board of Directors

Anil Kapasi
M.Sc., B.Ed.
Mr. Anil Suresh Kapasi

Anil Suresh Kapasi, aged 50 years, is the Promoter and Managing Director of our Company. He completed his Bachelor of Science (Physics) from the University of Bombay in 1994. He also holds a degree in Bachelor of Education from the University of Bombay. He is having around twenty-five years of experience in the coaching industry. He has been widely acclaimed as an excellent teacher of Algebra and Physics during his teaching days. He currently heads the Science section of all branches of “Arihant Academy”. He gives direction to our company and is responsible for planning and executing the expansions and diversification of our company. He is result-oriented, focused, visionary, and hardworking and provides strategic advice and guidance to the members of the Board to keep them aware of developments to ensure that appropriate policies are developed.

Umesh Pangam
M.Com., B.Ed.
Mr. Umesh Anand Pangam
Umesh Anand Pangam, aged 51 years, is the Promoter, Chairman and Whole Time Director of our Company. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Accounting and Auditing) from the University of Bombay in 1993. He also holds a degree in Bachelor of Education from the University of Bombay. He is having around twenty-five years of experience in the coaching industry. He is well-known as one of the best teachers of History and Political Science during his teaching days. He currently heads the school (SSC & ICSE Boards) and Commerce section of all branches of “Arihant Academy”. He works diligently behind the scenes, making optimum use of the resources and skillfully solving problems. He also manages the finances of our company. 
Mr. Harsh Anil Kapasi

Harsh Anil Kapasi, aged 24 years, is the Non-Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of our Company. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) from the University of Mumbai in 2020. He is the youngest member of the Board of Directors of our company. He has been enhancing the digital footprint of “Arihant Academy”. He undertakes the new-age initiatives to ensure that we continuously focus on student-centricity even during the pandemic years, by putting learning tools and technology to their best use. He has also developed our App – Arihant Edge App which provides the simplest data like Lecture Schedule, Attendance, and Marks to complex details like Chapter Performance, Time Analysis, Monthly Performance and Assignment or Notes details. He currently looks after the Digital Marketing and Technical Department of our company. 

Ms. Kirti Umesh Pangam

Kirti Umesh Pangam, aged 42 years, is the Non-Executive Director of our Company. She is qualified as a Double Post Graduate in Language and Literature. She has 14 years of experience in the field of education, and a year of experience as Head of the Department of History of a premier school in Mumbai. Being well-versed in the new methodologies required to operate schools, she is a consultant, trainer, and advisor to many schools. She is recognized by many reputed organizations like Education World, Digital India etc. as a reputed class educational leader. She is an English and Social Studies teacher with an outstanding track record of teaching students on higher secondary boards. She is skilled in integrating relevant technology to support classroom instruction and learning activities. She has hands-on experience in developing curricula to accommodate different learning styles and maximising students’ comprehension. She has developed a high sense of creating a positive environment for students. She is a quick learner with exposure to cross-culture work environments.

Mr. Manish Khodidas Desai

Manish Khodidas Desai, aged 50 years, is the Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and has over 25 years of post-qualification corporate experience in strategic & finance functions. In this tenure of his professional career, he has worked both in the Service and Manufacturing Sectors covering various sub-functions of Finance including Project Finance, revenue assurance, Treasury, MIS, Direct & Indirect Tax, Risk Management and Consolidation of accounts under Ind AS and US GAAP. Currently, he is working with Voltas Ltd as Head of Corporate Finance. The Company is a market leader in air-conditioners and has a presence in diversified business.  

Mr. Himanshu Rajanikant Mody

Himanshu Rajanikant Mody, aged 42 years, is the Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Accounting and Auditing) from the University of Mumbai in 2001. He is the Founder and Director of Tekno Point Multimedia India Private Limited, a trusted engineering partner for enterprises such as banks, insurance companies, manufacturing companies, NBFCs, hospitality, healthcare, and retail customers. He has around 22 years of experience in the IT industry and is responsible for ensuring financial prudence, marketing, recruiting for leadership roles, official training on Adobe Analytics and target on behalf of Adobe, Architect Analytics implementations, helping customers to increase adoption and make most from their investments on Adobe at Tekno Point Multimedia India Private Limited.

Mr. Chintan Sureshbhai Shah

Chintan Sureshbhai Shah, aged 41 years, is the Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. He has completed his Post Graduation Diploma in Business Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and has completed Bachelor in Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Mumbai. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of manufacturing and Business Management. He is the Founder of Chemo Fab Industries LLP, a specialised company for manufacturing centrifuges, focusing exclusively on the design and development of centrifuges for the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors and manufacturing custom-built and application-specific equipment.

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