Global Indian International School | Board Of Governors
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Board Of Governors

Chandrakant Borde

President & Co-Founder
Global Schools Foundation

Chandrakant Gulabrao Borde is among the stalwarts of 20th century Indian Test cricket. An all-rounder, Mr Borde had a promising cricketing career in the Indian team from 1958 to 1970, post which he became the Chairman of the National Selection Committee.

He also served as the Manager of the Indian Cricket Team following 2007 World Cup. Mr Borde has been honoured with Padma Shri in 1969, Arjuna Award in 1966, as well as Padma Bhushan – one of India’s highest civilian awards – in 2002. Under his mentorship, the Chandu Borde Global Cricket Academy has been launched at Global Indian International School’s campuses in India.

Atul Temurnikar

Chairman and Co-Founder
Global Schools Foundation

Mr Atul Temurnikar is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Singapore-based Global Schools Foundation, which has pioneered Indian education in South East Asia. He heads the management of the Foundation and its initiatives as Chairman (Administrative Board), and oversees its various campuses worldwide. Mr Temurnikar continues as Director of several IT companies in Singapore and India, and has served IBM Singapore as Country Manager.

Aftab Seth

Global Schools Foundation

Former Indian Ambassador, Mr Seth has had a long and distinguished career in the Indian Foreign Service. He has been the Ambassador of India to Japan, Vietnam, Greece and the Federal States of Micronesia.

After joining India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Ambassador Seth served in Embassies and Consulates in Beirut, Cairo, Hamburg, Jakarta and Karachi. Ambassador Seth received a BA (Honours) from St. Stephen’s College at Delhi University, and an MA from Christchurch at University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has been felicitated with the honorary doctorate degree from the American College of Greece.

Tan Sri Dato Mohd Hussin bin Abdul Hamid

Global Schools Foundation

He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board Malaysia. Tan Sri has a vast banking experience, having served as an Executive at Standard Chartered Bank for over 30 years before moving on to become the Chairman of MIMB Investment Bank Berhad, Chairman of EONCAP Islamic Banking Berhad.

He also holds Directorship in EON Bank Berhad, and Government owned-banks, viz. Bank Industri & Teknologi Malaysia Berhad, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad and Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad. He is the former Chairman Naza/TTDI Properties Berhad and currently serves as an Independent Director in thirteen companies within the Naza/TTDI Group.

Maneesh Tripathi

Governing Board Member
Global Schools Foundation

Mr Maneesh Tripathi has more than 22 years of work experience and has worked in three continents across this tenure. Spanning a career with IBM of over a decade in Singapore and Asia Pacific, he has held various prestigious positions, the last being the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for a US$ 100 million IBM acquisition – Internet Security System for Asia Pacific, managing 17 countries.

Prior to IBM, Mr Tripathi has worked with MNCs like Philips and Wipro in India, and was the Founding Country Manager / CEO of Thakral Systems (TCPL) in India. He has also served in the Middle East with ISI Ltd.

Kamal Gupta

Chief Operating Officer (COO Regional Director Middle East & Africa Global Schools Foundation

Mr Kamal Gupta is a business leader with significant experience in general, financial and commercial management with major FMCG multinationals, including Gillette Company USA, Proctor & Gamble, and Fonterra NZ amongst others. His forte lies in leading strategy development, change management, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, cash generation and cost reduction.

Mr Gupta holds a strong track record in driving growth, developing investor relations, managing complex joint ventures and internal controls, and has worked in diverse cultural environments from USA and UK to Asia and Middle East.

Kaustubh Bodhankar

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Global Schools Foundation

Mr Kaustubh Bodhankar was Business Head, Indonesia Operations for Thermax Ltd. He brings with him more than ten years of management experience in manufacturing and services sector. Mr Bodhankar holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur and a magna-cum-laude Masters in Business Management diploma from the Asian Institute of Management.


Subodh Gore

Governing Board Member
Global Schools Foundation

Mr Subodh Gore is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary with more than 25 years of experience. Currently, he is the Managing Director (India) at Hoerbiger. Previously, he was the Head of Finance – India, Regional Controller for Asia Pacific in Singapore and Head of Finance (Worldwide) at Hoerbiger.

He brings with him rich experience in Finance, Controlling and Mergers & Acquisition. Mr Gore has been associated with the Global Schools Foundation since its establishment in 2002 as a Founding Trustee.

Sudan Wargantiwar

Governing Board Member
Global Schools Foundation

Mr Sudan Wargantiwar has over 25 years of diversified experience in Engineering Consultancy, Manufacturing and Oil & Gas sector. He has worked for multinational Oil & Gas consultants and top energy companies in India as well in Singapore. Mr Wargantiwar holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India and MBA from Southern Illinois University USA.