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Prof. Atul Sapre
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from University of Pune and completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune. He carries a rich experience of more than 27 years across industry and academics. Prof. Sapre has designed and delivered courses at Post graduate level in mathematical finance- especially in the area of risk management and derivatives.

He has designed, developed and taught Finance, International Finance, Taxation, etc. at Post Graduate level. He is a professional member and Director of Sumedhas Academy for Human Context which is a premier body of professionals who work broadly in the area of Organization Design and Development based on methods and methodologies of experiential learning. He has worked as staff and member at Group Relations. Conferences based on the Tavistok Methodology and have completed Advanced Praxis Sub Conference at the Tavistok Institute, UK.

Prof. Sapre is also a visiting faculty at IIM- Ahmedabad, IRMA – Anand and has been a part of the selection panel at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Mrs. Beena Handa
An Alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad, Mrs. Beena Handa is an HR professional and has a vast experience in the field of management consultancy, education and corporate organization. She has designed and implemented several programs and processes in the areas of communication, interpersonal behavior, people development, team building and culture building.

Mrs. Beena Handa has been one of the pillars of success of Claris Group. She has designed and implemented several programs and processes in the areas of HRM, which has been recognized by the National HRD Network and CII. As Mentor – Organisation Building in Claris, Mrs. Handa is the institutional strength of the company. Apart from her association with Claris, she has also been a faculty to various training programmes for other organizations and has been a Visiting Faculty for over 7 years at IIM - Ahmedabad. She has also contributed in the social sector through advisory role in organizations such as SEWA (Self-Employed Women's Association), IRF (India Renal Foundation) among others.

In harmony with Claris' philosophy of inducting young people and encouraging them to realize their potential, Mrs. Handa has worked closely with young people in India & many countries to mobilize their inner potential and motivate them towards achievement. With her skills to groom the future leaders, Mrs. Beena Handa is fully committed to the vision of Poiesis and plays an active role in its development.
Prof. Raghu Ananthanarayanan
Raghu Ananthanarayanan is a Post- Graduate in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is a leading consultant to several blue chip companies - Indian as well as Multinational. He has devoted almost two decades to transforming the organisational culture of several leading organisations. He is one of the founders of Sumedhas – The Academy for Human Context.

He is a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has taught at Institute of Rural Management, Anand, and Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore. Raghu's present focus is in organisation design and change management. He has developed a unique methodology called "Totally Aligned Organisation" that brings together his understanding of Manufacturing Systems, Human Processes and Yoga. He has published a book (The Totally Aligned Organisation) where he has elaborated upon some of the key ideas from Yoga and process work that he has used in a management context. He has studied yoga with Yogacharya Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikarchari.

He has taught yoga at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram for a decade and published a world-renowned book on Yoga (Learning through Yoga). During this period he completed his post graduation in Bio Medical Engineering based on a study of Asana & Pranayanma in the therapy of Back Pain. He is a leading Behavioural Scientist and uses the Yoga Sutras as a basis for the "inner work".
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