Our Leadership Team
Our Leadership Team
Yash Mehta, Director
Yash Mehta is designated as Director – Schools and is also on Board of Macmillan. He is responsible for driving the school business in India. Yash has over 16 years of experience across Operations Management, Sales & Business Development gained in diverse industries like Telecom, Mortgages, Retail Financial Services, Real Estate & Education. Before joining Macmillan Yash was with Educomp Infrastructure & School Management Limited, as Vice President- Schools and Retail, where he spent more than 4 years and successfully built the business. He has worked with premier housing finance institutions HDFC Ltd and ICICI Bank Ltd early in his career. Yash is recognized for a strong sense of commitment, aggression, business development capabilities & the ability to create networks, which are an asset to any business.
Rajesh Pasari, Director
Rajesh Pasari is designated as Director – Finance & Operations & is on the Board of Macmillan. He is responsible for & leads all the business support functions including Finance, Human Resource, Information Technology, Supply Chain & Logistics and Administration. Rajesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant & Cost Accountant & carries an overall 18 years of invaluable experience with large MNCs and Corporates like Marico, Seagram (now Pernod Ricard), Spencer’s & NetAmbit. Rajesh was instrumental in pioneering the Commercial function thereby building a strong hundred member team in Spencer’s Retail growth journey. He also had a successful stint in a Financial services start-up where he spearheaded two rounds of Private Equity funding as the CFO for them which led to his recognition by CFO India magazine placing him amongst the Top 100 CFOs of the country.
Harsh Pillai, Sales Head – West India and Andhra Pradesh
Harsh Pillai, Sales Head for West & AP has over 14 years of experience in areas of Sales, Marketing, and Project Management and P&L accountability. Harsh started his career with HUL in Mumbai and then headed Operations in MERU cabs. He also launched Pre paid operations for Aircel in Andhra Pradesh. Prior to Macmillan Harsh was with Piramal Healthcare where he headed the successful Project Vistaar. Harsh has brought market discipline and motivation to the West operations for Macmillan.
Biju Thomas, Sales Head- South India
Biju Thomas, Sales Head- South, has played a pivotal role in establishing Macmillan in the South region, for over two decades. He is the face of Macmillan in Kerala and through consistent performance has established Macmillan’s supremacy there. He also initiated Macmillan’s ventures in international markets of Sri Lanka and Maldives in early 2000. Biju possesses in-depth knowledge of the market, and although his strength is sales, he is well versed with other support functions. He is uniquely gifted in leadership, and is an excellent motivator with grit and passion. He is resolute in maintaining a humanitarian touch in professionalism to achieve the desired results.
Vandana Juneja, Head Marketing
Vandana Juneja heads Marketing in Macmillan since March 2012. She carries a decade of invaluable teaching experience in schools and has used innovative marketing to bring top of mind recall to Macmillan products. Prior to her stint in St Columba’s School, she has 8 years of B2B sales and product marketing experience in the IT industry with PCL. She is uniquely qualified with Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Marketing.
Shashikala Meenakumari, Head – Publishing
With over two decades of editorial experience in K-12 publishing, Shashi has an in depth understanding of pedagogy and the different curricula prevalent in India. Shashi has an M Phil degree in Education and a Master’s in Education and Human Rights, with specialization in Child Psychology and Pre-primary education. Before joining Macmillan, Shashi had a brief stint as Guest Lecturer, at the Post Graduate Department of Education, Bangalore University.
Harpreet Singh Bagga, Head of Supply Chain Operations
Harpreet S Bagga is VP – Operations at Macmillan in India and he caters to Supply Chain planning and execution needs of the organization; including warehouse management, order to delivery process, production planning & control, and inventory management. His expertise is on data-driven management techniques, involving various stakeholders, which results into increased productivity and customer satisfaction. Harpreet has 7+ years of experience in Education industry with earlier assignments of Co-founder & Operations partner role in assessments business at Educomp, and setting up operational product delivery at StudyPlaces.com (a start-up later acquired by Educomp).
Prior to venturing into Education, Hapreet has worked with software companies in software development and business development roles at Infosys, CSC & GlobalLogic. Harpreet is a B.Tech. in IT from Indian Institute of Information Technology – Allahabad and has done MBA from Indian Institute of Management – Lucknow, Noida Campus
Vipin Arora, Financial Controler
Vipin Arora joined Macmillan India in April 2013 as Financial Controller and is responsible for management of financial books, Audits, Taxation, Treasury, Accounts payable, Accounts Receivable and other allied functions.
Vipin carries around 15 years of experience with HSBC India where he was leading Finance Control of Global Insurance and Mortgage business. Prior to HSBC, Vipin worked with Pitney Bowes, American Express, Hughes Software & DLF in various positions under finance. Vipin is Qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost & Works Accountant, Management Graduate from IIFT, IFRS Certified in Business Finance from ICFAI, Hyderabad.
Preeti Wadhavan, Head Legal & Compliance
Preeti Wadhavan heads legal & compliance in Macmillan. Preeti has 11 years of experience in corporate legal, compliance and corporate secretarial matters. In the past, she has worked with General Electric and XL Group in legal and compliance domains.
Manisha Nayar, Head - Human Resources
Manisha has over 10 years of extensive experience in telecom before joining Macmillan. She was associated with Bharti Airtel Limited into various roles spanning across Talent Management, Business Partnering, Organization Effectiveness, Learning and Development, Recruitment, Engagement, Performance Management & Employee Services. She brings in a blend of strategic capability building and operational management experience . She is a management graduate from University Business School, Panjab University.