Leadership team

our team profile display Anita Selwyn

Anita Selwyn

Managing Director

Anita Selwyn is a Social Entrepreneur and Angel investor. Anita is the founder of TechnoGems Inc, USA, which is a software development and management consulting firm with large federal and commercial clients. At TechnoGems, Anita currently serves as the Vice president of operations. In India, Anita established NilaApps, a Chennai based software development firm with their own SAAS products and custom software solutions. Anita currently serves as the Managing director of NilaApps and serves in the board of directors of a few early stage startup firms. At NilaApps, Anita has been instrumental in bringing the Edrevel platform from the concept to implementation. Right from a young age, she was gnawed by the inequality prevailing in the Indian education system. She found it unfair that while some schools were well-equipped with state-of-the-art tools, others weren't and lacked the basic amenities even. Hence, she sought to democratize access to quality education and spur the ripple effect to herald widespread social impact by creating a multifaceted Education Management app - EDREVEL. Anita currently lives in Washington, DC with her family and travels frequently to Chennai to manage the operations at NilaApps.

Dr. Mohan Kaul

Global Growth

Dr Mohan Kaul, President of the Indian Partnership Forum, a leading UK think tank formed in the aftermath of Brexit, is a champion of international trade and investment as well as a recognised policy advisor, business leader, social entrepreneur, and academic. His achievements include being a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Management Efficiency Group, conducting as the World Bank adviser the first evaluation of Nobel Laureate Mohammed Yunus’ world famous Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and to address a special session of the UN General Assembly on Public Management. He held the position of United Nations Adviser; Senior diplomat and Director of management Development at the commonwealth Secretariat, Founder of Commonwealth Business Forum; Director-General, and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Business Council. Dr Kaul was previously professor and later Dean at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He has also been member of board of directors of ICICI Bank (UK), UK India Business Council (UKIBC), UK India Healthcare, World Bank Africa Virtual University and Royal Overseas League. He is currently Chairman of UK India Fund- Pontaq, Chairman of Board of Directors of Commonwealth Inclusive Growth Services and Tech Innovations, a  member of Board of directors of Crown Agents Foundation , Liveryman of city Of London , Chairman of Global Equality Alliance.

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Mahesh

Independent Advisor

Mahesh Ramachandran is an entrepreneur at heart and an investor by choice. Mahesh is the founder of Tech Innovations, an investment platform that provides liquidity to Founders and Investors alike. He is a partner in Pontaq Cross Border Innovation Fund based in the UK (Regulated by FCA) and India (Regulated by SEBI).Mahesh is part of the Leadership Council of FinBlue, the FinTech Centre of Excellence set up, by the Government of India. He is a qualified Chief Insurance Officer as approved by IRDA. Above all, inspired by none other than Dr Abdul Kalam, Mahesh founded a FinTech company that operates in over 30,000 villages, servicing over 6 million customers across 20+ states transacting over $1.9 billion (more than 10,000 crores a year). By way of academic qualification, Mahesh did his Post MBA Sloan Fellowship program at London Business in the UK and currently volunteers as the London Business School alumni club president based out of Chennai.He is also an alumnus of the Stanford Seed Transformation program and volunteered as the Treasurer of the Stanford Transformation Network alumni.

Dr. Bharath Rawal

Education Advisor

Dr. Bharat S. Rawal is a full Professor & Computer Science Department Head at Grambling State University, Grambling, LA. His research focuses on network security, cloud computing and security, blockchain, AI and Quantum Computing. He has published two US patents, four books and 100+ plus peer-reviewed conference proceedings, journal publications , received 1000+ citations and 100,000+ reads . He is a member of (ACM, IEEE, IET, etc.). He received his D.Sc. in Information Technology and M.B.A Marketing degree in IT from Towson University Maryland. B.Sc. and M.Sc. physics. Dr. Rawal has been associated with IEEE as student faculty more than 12 years. He served as Vice Chair of Erie, PA section, RSAC for R2 and Social Media Coordinator for R3 section. He is part of many IEEE working groups including Quantum Cryptograph. Dr. Rawal has been a leader in the education field for a long time and held various positions in the past including Full Professor at Benedict College Columbia, SC, Professor & Department Chair Capitol Technology University, Associate Professor at Gannon University, Assistant Professor Pennsylvania State University & Duke University. Dr. Rawal has also held various leadership positions in IT (Cybersecurity) and Health Care industry

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Jean Meslie

Engineering Director

As the Engineering director at Edrevel, Jean leads the Engineering team and product development. His expertise in designing, developing and managing cutting edge applications has shaped the development team and the products at Edrevel. Apart from Edrevel, Jean has played key roles in various solutions for commercial and government customers. Some of his featured work includes: cargo processing and risk assessment systems for a Government agency, Grants workflow, EDI integrations with several agencies, account management and online stores for commercial wireless providers, billing management systems, order management systems & universal inbox for telecom industry etc. Apart from software, Jean is also interested in several ESG initiatives. Jean has a Bachelor's of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Madurai Kamaraj University.