Management Team

  • Vinayak Khadye
    Co-founder, Sales & Business Development

    Vinayak has more than 23 years of experience in delivering Process Improvement and Information Technology initiatives across Life Insurance, Financial…

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    Vinayak has more than 23 years of experience in delivering Process Improvement and Information Technology initiatives across Life Insurance, Financial Services, Retail, Pharmaceuticals and Automobiles industries in India and South East Asia. As one of the founders of Navitus Education Private Limited, he is responsible for Sales & Business Development. Vinayak also plays a key role in the development of navitusLMS, an award winning Learning Management System.

    Prior to founding Navitus Education, Vinayak held leadership positions with organizations such as IndiaFirst Life Insurance (Founder Member), Reliance Life Insurance, Birla Sun Life Insurance, IBM Business Consulting, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Consulting, and Savvion (now part of Progress Software). Vinayak has won several awards in his individual capacity as well as for the organizations he has worked for. Some of these awards are: Best eLearning Software (Asian Learning Leadership Awards 2015), Start up of the year (Silicon India 2014),  Celent Model Insurer Award (Asia Edition) for 2 consecutive years – 2010 and 2011, CIO 100 Award for 2011 (By CIO Magazine), Best CIO Award by CMO Asia for 2012, and Technology Leadership Award for 2011 by India Insurance Review.

    Vinayak is a frequent speaker at national seminars and is also a blog enthusiast. His blog can be read at: https://unchainedexplorations.wordpress.com. Vinayak holds Bachelor of Engineering (Production Engineering), & MBA (Finance) from University of Mumbai and CISA certification from ISACA – Information Systems Audit & Cont Association, USA.

  • Priya Seth
    Co-founder, Product Management & Quality

    Priya comes with a rich experience of over 12 years in the domains of e-learning, Business Analysis, Consulting, Process Management…

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    Priya comes with a rich experience of over 12 years in the domains of e-learning, Business Analysis, Consulting, Process Management and Project Management. Having worked with start-ups as well as fully matured organizations – she has in-depth know-how of functions at all corporate levels – strategic, tactical and operational. Coming from a diverse business background including IT development, e-learning and insurance, she has acquired perspectives from the business as well as the technical aspect of operations.

    Prior to Navitus Education, Priya has worked for organizations such as Tata Interactive Systems, Birla SunLife Insurance and IDBI Fortis Life Insurance where she led several mission critical initiatives like strategy implementations, project portfolio management and process management. She was also involved in managing the entire lifecycle of online learning projects for corporates and universities. Priya holds the MBA degree from NMIMS (Mumbai), Diploma in software engineering (NIIT) and B. Com (Jai Hind College, Mumbai).

    As one of the founders of Navitus Education, Priya is responsible for navitusLMS Product Management & Quality.

  • Rohit Sankhe
    Co-founder, Technology & R&D

    Rohit is responsible for the architecture, planning and development of Navitus LMS System. He has played hands-on role in building…

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    Rohit is responsible for the architecture, planning and development of Navitus LMS System. He has played hands-on role in building the Navitus IT team and setting its direction.

    Rohit has more than 10 years’ experience in system design, architecture and implementation large scale IT projects. He has worked extensively with marquee enterprise clients such as HDFC Bank, Birla SunLife, AXIS Bank, TransUnion and HDFC Life. He is the Founder and Director of NeoQuant Solutions Private Limited (India), a software services company focused on implementing latest technological in Open Source and Microsoft platforms and specializes in building Enterprise Web Applications based on Microsoft .Net Platform, and Open Source PHP.

    Prior to founding NeoQuant, Rohit was the Manager of IBG Strategy for ICICI Bank and played a critical role in the roll-out of Retail and Corporate banking operations in Moscow, Russia.

    Rohit holds a B.E. (Computer Science) from Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE) and MMS (Finance) from NMIMS.

  • Swapnil Pundle
    Co-founder, LMS Development & Delivery

    Swapnil has over 15 years of experience managing and implementing Information Technology initiatives across insurance and financial services companies in…

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    Swapnil has over 15 years of experience managing and implementing Information Technology initiatives across insurance and financial services companies in India and the USA.
    Prior to Navitus Education, Swapnil was leading the Applications and New Initiatives team at Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund and played a key role in revamping their digital and mobility solutions. He brings a unique experience working with both large organizations and startups, having worked at Reliance Life Insurance, Infosys consulting, Sapiens Ibexi and HCL Infosystems. He has consulted multiple life insurance companies in India and the USA to design and implement technology led transformation initiatives. Swapnil led the implementation of one of the earliest and pioneering e-learning initiatives for financial advisors at a leading life insurer in India more than 13 years ago.
    Swapnil holds an MBA degree from JBIMS (Mumbai), B.E (Instrumentation Engineering) from SGGS College, Nanded. He loves to travel, trek and cook during his spare time.
    At Navitus, Swapnil is responsible for managing LMS Development team and navitusLMS implementations & support.
  • Anjana Khare
    Delivery Head, eLearning Content

    Anjana comes with 12 years of experience in e-Learning and management education. Her core areas of expertise are proposing strategies,…

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    Anjana comes with 12 years of experience in e-Learning and management education. Her core areas of expertise are proposing strategies, conducting needs analysis and designing and overseeing the execution of diverse sized e-Learning projects.
    Having spent the initial part of her professional career in hands-on management teaching which gave her a deep insight into the learning pattern of adults, she utilized her rich skills to get honed as an innovative and organized Instructional Designer.
    Prior to joining Navitus, Anjana worked with IL&FS, Capgemini and Tata Interactive in Mumbai and also had a brief stint at Citi Cards, Japan.
    Her diverse experience has provided her a deep insight to the full life cycle for an e-learning solution spanning conception, communication and client management, content development, project management and production.
    Anjana holds a Master’s in Business Economics and Consumer Behavior from Kurukshetra University. While pursuing her degree she also authored and published research papers on Student Stress and management and Rural Marketing strategies. She also holds a Diploma in e-Learning from SNDT University.
    A bibliophile, she loves to read fiction and management and also takes great interest in soft music.
  • Shankar Khadye
    Co-founder, Strategy & Finance

    Shankar Khadye brings versatile skill sets ranging from technology, product management, finance to corporate strategy and restructuring. Shankar started his…

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    Shankar Khadye brings versatile skill sets ranging from technology, product management, finance to corporate strategy and restructuring. Shankar started his career with Cincinnati Bell Information Systems developing leading edge telephony products using state-of-the-art expert systems and neural network technologies. Later he worked for TCSI Corp. where he was responsible for customer relationship management and the customer support group for TCSI’s product portfolio.

    Shankar has held strategy consulting positions at Bridge Strategy Group (Chicago) and Mars & Co (San Francisco, CA) where he worked closely with top executives at several Fortune 50 companies including General Motors. Prior to that, he worked for NationsBank (now ‘Bank of America’) working in its Communications Finance Department where he analyzed various deals and also spent time on the bond and currency derivatives desks. Additionally, he wrote a white paper on satellite industry analyzing the satellite manufacturers as well as launch systems and commercial users.

    For the last several years, Shankar has been an active speculator in the public equity, commodity and forex markets.

    Shankar holds an MBA from The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and obtained his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and University of Cincinnati, respectively. He has also passed Level I and II examinations of the CFA Charter.

    At Navitus, Shankar is responsible for the overall direction of the company including its strategy and finances. Additionally, he is responsible for iAthena.com and mentor partnerships.

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