Manu Nanda
Chief Business Officer &
SVP - Growth (India & APAC)

KNOLSKAPE is the brain-child of Rajiv Jayaraman, a man who likes to don many hats. He’s a theatre artist, a singer, an engineer, a doting father to his two children, and Chief Executive Officer at KNOLSKAPE. He founded KNOLSKAPE at INSEAD and has nurtured it into a leading player in the field of talent transformation. Rajiv firmly believes in being a life-long learner, and is keen on revolutionizing the modern workplace. His early experiences at Oracle USA in the server technologies division, where he headed numerous product development efforts from the ground-up, and tinkering with computers during his Master’s in Computer Science at the University of Alabama, USA, combined with his charismatic leadership, ability to drive innovation, connect with teams and being in the know of things has fostered an expansion from B- Schools to corporates, from development to ADE (Assess, Develop, Engage) has resulted in creating an award-winning portfolio of talent transformation products at KNOLSKAPE.

You’d rarely find success without team effort. Complementing Rajiv is Vijay Kalangi - fellow BITSian, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at KNOLSKAPE. He manages the conceptualisation and development of a large portfolio of products ranging from business simulations to experiential learning products and assessment solutions. Vijay has been pioneering new technology-based solutions in the talent development domain for the last seven years. Along with him also comes his expertise, acquired from the Center for Advanced Learning Technologies at INSEAD, France, where he was first exposed to design of advanced learning innovations through technology. And, if you don’t find him using technology, be rest assured that he is away travelling. This man certainly knows how to balance between the two.

Another BITSian Knolly, Kalyan Teja is known to effortlessly shoulder the responsibility of end-to-end development of a portfolio of simulation products from ideation to delivery. As Senior Director of Product Development at KNOLSKAPE, he continuously endeavours to develop great user experience. His tenure at INSEAD closely involved developing one of the earliest simulations built for the management domain. When he isn’t delving deep in simulations, he loves driving and trekking with his dear wife.

     

 

                      

Chief Business Officer & SVP Growth India & APAC

At the helm of KNOLSKAPE’s India & APAC Business is Manu Nanda, Senior Vice President, and Chief Business Officer. A self-initiator, Manu thrives on chasing audacious business goals. His expertise lies in creating value for customers - helping organizations with their talent transformation efforts across levels and delivering high business results. A seasoned enterprise leader with 25+ years of diverse corporate experience across FMCG, Petroleum Retail, Automotives, Oil & Gas, and Training & Coaching, Manu has held leadership roles across Channel Management, Key Accounts, Franchise Operations, and Consulting. After successful stints with Mobil, ExxonMobil, Reliance Industries Ltd., Kinetic Motors, and Heromindmine, Manu’s last stint before KNOLSKAPE was as the Head of Corporate Business at Dale Carnegie India. Outside of work, Manu is a movie buff, an avid reader, and a compulsive swimmer.

 

SVP - Growth (The Americas)

Bruce Marks based in Lewes, Delaware, U.S, having just relocated from New York City. Bruce has extensive experience over the past 14 years growing organizations in the Learning Content, Technology, Assessment and Coaching space with organizations such as DDI (Vice President), AMA (Senior Vice president) and BetterUp (Regional Vice President). Additionally, he has advised a number of startups and mid-stage companies on Go-To-Market Strategy, Execution and Revenue Growth. Bruce is quite passionate about this space and the positive impact we all have on people's lives. Bruce resides with his wife Robin and enjoys spending time with his four son's, two daughter-n-laws and two grandchildren. And last, he is a baseball fan and committed to his Cleveland Indians (original hometown team), although they haven't won a world series since 1948!

Ramya Lakshmanan

Director - Customer Success

She is enterprising and is one person you know will always have a solution to any problem. Ramya is the Director of Customer Success at KNOLSKAPE, and with her team, tirelessly ensures that clients get maximum value from their Knolskape solution. She is responsible for building high-performance teams & scaling operations, managing facilitator eco-system and customer support. Backed by a decade of tech and project management experience with corporates like Citibank N.A, PAYPAL, and a start-up called FLIT, she ensures that all our customers get the ‘WOW’ experience. When not at work, she enjoys singing, playing the piano with her daughter, cycling, and exploring her flair for languages.

A quiet man who loves his numbers, and deemed as a food enthusiast by his colleagues, Dileep is the Finance Controller at KNOLSKAPE, and handles the organization’s global financial activities including budgeting, analysis, reporting, and regulatory compliance, along with legal matters. He comes with a decade of experience in finance, and needs absolute precision and clarity in all monetary and legal matters. Before KNOLSKAPE, he was an Associate Director – Business Finance at Eka. An Industrial Engineer and an MBA, he began his career with Reuters and has had a spin with all things finance!