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Our Team - Mentors & Advisors

Taranjeet Singh Bhamra, CEO and founder of AgNext Technologies, an award-winning venture-capital backed company which envisions a new world of agriculture and food value chain with the latest applications in technology and data sciences that can transform the way we grow, procure, trade, store and consume food, benefiting all stakeholders of the agribusiness industry. AgNext has built a world class platform for instant quality assessment and traceability linkages removing subjectivity and bringing transparency across food value chains.

Taranjeet is an alumnus of the prestigious IIT Kharagpur and MBA from IIM Calcutta. Prior to MBA, Taranjeet worked in the agriculture sector in India understanding deep-rooted issues building up his strong base for technological interventions. Post MBA, Taranjeet worked globally across Europe, Middle East and Asian markets in Investment Banking, Business Intelligence and Strategy Consulting.

Taranjeet currently represents the following industry and educational bodies

  1. Council Member of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) North India.
  2. National Agriculture Committee of FICCI.
  3. Advisory Council of Agribusiness Incubator at IIT Kharagpur

Taranjeet is an ardent Basketball and Golf player. He also spends his available time playing bass and rhythm guitars in music bands. Taranjeet is a fan of spiritual discourses and volunteers for social causes.

Taranjeet Singh Bhamra

CEO - Agnext, Advisor Member


Mr. Sudhir Sharma

Advisory Member (M.Sc.in Physics)

Director Bharat Mentors

Mr. Sudhir Sharma is an International Business Management Professional with over 25 years of experience in starting, building, growing and improving the profitability, performance and the value of the organizations in the Education/IT verticals. He comes with a deep understanding of educational landscape acquired through working in leading companies in the education vertical.

  1. As a Director, Sales with Bharat Mentors, he is responsible for end-to-end implementation of customized e-learning, instructional designing, LMS & content to educational institutes, public sector, corporations etc. plus Consultant with schools/international companies to provide expertise in the areas of strategic planning, training & development, operational information technology, sales & customer service.
  2. As a Vice President, International Business with Next Education, he has successfully build strategic partnerships with affiliates/distributors/channel partners aimed at garnering investments, business development, operations support in the K12 domain by providing solutions/services (Classroom based Interactive Digital Solutions, Science/Robotic Labs, Curriculum Solutions & Teachers Training) to schools in Middle East, Sri Lanka & Nepal.
  3. As a Regional CEO, Educomp Solutions, spearheaded company’s growth in Northern India. He managed the implementation/support/training/business development of classroom based interactive digital solutions in over 3000 schools across Northern India with a team size of 50 plus.
  4. As a Director Sales at Spirex Canada, passion for always delivering the best solutions & support plus creating & scaling new lines of services led to the growth of the company by becoming the preferred “Value Added Reseller” for various fortune 500 companies.
  5. As a volunteer work, he initiated a project along with his spouse in educating the less privileged children’s in 2009, by admitting them back in school & also teaching them at home at no cost thus creating a success story of its own.
  6. As a Director, Sales with Bharat Mentors, he is responsible for end-to-end implementation of customized e-learning, instructional designing, LMS & content to educational institutes, public sector, corporations etc. plus Consultant with schools/international companies to provide expertise in the areas of strategic planning, training & development, operational information technology, sales & customer service.

Sudhir has M.Sc.in Physics with a P.G. Diploma in Computer Science. He is a passionate about learning & never misses an opportunity to learn & have completed various certificate courses in Project Management, Digital Marketing, Operations Management, Managerial Economics, Business Strategy, from the best institutes in the world like IIM, Bangalore, University of California, USA, University of Virginia, and University of Adelaide.


Mrs. Lorraine Mirza

has been a dedicated member of the educational fraternity. She has been in the field of education for over 40 years. She has been associated with several schools and recipient of several Educational Awards including the “Mother Teresa International Award”, for her contribution to Education.

She did her schooling from Loreto House, Middleton Row and her college from Sophia College Bombay. Because of her love for children, she decided to take up a career in Education.. In St Thomas’ Boys School, Kidderpore she served for 24 years as Head of Chemistry Department and later as Head of Jr. Department. She was transferred to St. Thomas Church School, Howrah as Vice- Principal and also served as Officiating Principal. Mr. John Mason who was the C.E.O. for GEMS –Global Management Systems then invited her to join as a GEMS Principal. As a Founder Principal she established the Pailan World School, Kolkata and The Taurian World School, Ranchi. After getting the affiliation to C.B.S.E. for the Taurian World School, she was transferred to Punjab to set up the Gems Cambridge International School.She was the Principal of La Martiniere for Girls, Kolkata. After retiring from La Martiniere she joined the Ashok Hall Group as Director Academics. Presently she is associated withPailan World School as Academic Advisor, Morning Smiles, Pre- School and Springfield Academy as Educational Director and Caring Minds as Guest faculty.

She has been the recipient of several Educational Awards including the “Mother Teresa International Award”, for her contribution to Education.

Mrs. Mirza’s interests include Drama and Script writing, Art, Music and Speech skills. She is also the author of several series of Maths and Science Text books. True to the GEMS philosophy, she believes that every child is a GEM and it is our duty as educators to polish them and make them shine.

Mrs. Lorraine Mirza

Advisory Member

Founder Principal & “Mother Teresa International Award winner


Ms. Sumita Shee

Advisory Member

Msc. Physics renowned Educationalist

Ms. Sumita Shee
M.Sc. (Physics) + B.Ed, Master Trainer, Curriculum Designer, Content Developer and Education Consultant since 1997.

An accomplished visionary educationist with over 28 years of enrichment, exposure and experience perseveres to create, innovate and set fresh trends in the K-12 education sector.

A career spanning from being a Secondary School Science (Physics), Mathematics and Computer Science teacher, thereafter a Senior Secondary Physics Teacher to Principal / Founder Principal of majorly C.B.S.E. schools and two I.C.S.E. schools, a Regional Director of Schools (East Zone) for a leading chain of schools to presently positioned as Head (Training & Curriculum), also rendered voluntary services as a Regional Coordinator with an NGO and Academic Coordinator of Jharkhand for the National Children’s Science Congress, a well-sought after Master Trainer for C.B.S.E. and other leading organisations, Curriculum Designer and Content Developer, has enabled me to witness and experience all diverse components of operations, affiliations to both C.B.S.E. and I.C.S.E., crisis and development in the K-12 sector at close range with hands-on valuable lessons on the same to introspect, innovate and implement along the journey of 28 years!

Passion to develop the infinite potential of every child so uniquely endowed through the Joy of Learning for both the learner and the mentors with creativity, perseverance and focus, with an ability to face and overcome crises with fortitude and patience are my greatest strengths.

Some notable highlightsof a career of 28 years are as follows:-

Presently Head (Training & Curriculum) at BHARTI FOUNDATION, the CSR Wing of BHARTI AIRTEL / ENTERPRISES

Also, freelance Master Trainer, Curriculum Designer, Content Developer and Education Consultant since 1997.

And Jharkhand State Academic Coordinator for National Children’s Science Congress since 2012.

Previous experiences include:-

  1. Founder Principal SRI RAM INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Vaishali (C.B.S.E.)
  2. Founder Principal, ARIHANT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY, Chhindwara (I.C.S.E.)
  3. Regional School Director (East Zone) ZEE LEARN, Kolkata (all 20 MLZS schools + 275+ KIDZEESof the East)
  4. Principal / Deputy Director, GGCET St. Xavier’s International School, Dhanbad
  5. Principal, KARNATAKA VIDYA NIKETAN, Indore
  6. Regional Coordinator, UNIVERSAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT, Indore
  7. Physics and Mathematics Teacher cum Science Coordinator, LORETO CONVENT Ranchi (I.C.S.E.)
  8. Computer Teacher, ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL;

Education Qualification :M.Sc. (Physics) + B.Ed. from Ranchi University


Mr.Vivek Sharan founder director at Ignify Solutions brings rich experience of working with various industries like education, Hospitality, Banking and Travel. Vivek has been leading national roles in Admissions, Recruitments, Support, Sales and Trainings with leading Brands of the world.. In his 20 + years of rich work experience he has been popularly known for being a catalyst to admissions and growth for brands like FIITJEE, SMARTCLASS, International Schools. Prior to his entrepreneurship journey Vivek had been working as Senior vice President Ebix – smartclass, National admissions Head Oakridge International Schools, admissions at FIITJEE.

Also very popular among Job seekers in helping them crack interviews in various domain. Vivek brings hiring experience of over 1k + candidates in various vertical from an executive level to senior Management level globally.

Vivek has been featured under young Entrepreneur stories of 2020 with brilliant read magazine.

Ignify Solutions Recognized by “Start up India”, is one of the fastest growing admissions and Placement solution company which designs & offers customized solutions & services for schools, colleges and institutions to overcome their worries related to Admissions, Placements, and Interview Preparations. Ignify Solutions offers its admissions and Placement solutions for Schools, International Schools, Residential Schools, Play Schools, and engineering –MBA - Hotel management – professional colleges in India and abroad.

Mr. Vivek Sharan

Founder & Director