An Engineer with a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management, Hari has held leadership positions in the technology and education management sectors in India and abroad. Prior to co-founding Creya, Hari was a Vice President at Knowledge Universe Education Digital, (KUED) responsible for the education leader’s marketplace and retail businesses. He also led KUED’s foray into India.
Hari co-founded Creya with the vision of equipping children with the skills and attitudes necessary to thrive in the 21st Century. He has been a passionate votary for change in the Indian education system, and believes that academic excellence alone, which is by far the most focused aspect of education in our country, plays a minor role in determining success and happiness in life. His personal motivation has been to guide children to discover their path to learning, careers and success in life and to connect to learning communities across the world by becoming 21st century learners. In a short span of two years under the leadership of Hari, Creya has propelled 22,000 children from 50 schools on to a transformative learning path towards 21st century learning.
Hari has attended the “Future of Learning” and “Project Zero” Symposiums at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has spent time at the Design thinking Institute at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, California, with fellow STEM educators from across the world and leading design thinkers from Stanford like David Kelley.
Prior speaking engagements include EduTPro conference in Bangalore and theConference on “Envisioning Tomorrow’s Schools Today” at Sancta Maria International School, Hyderabad. Hari has also conducted hands-on workshops with children across the country and takes a deep interest in being hands-on in the areas of 21st Century Learning, STEM, Design thinking in education and Experiential Learning. Hari may be reached at [email protected]