Mr Bijay Kumar Agarwal, a first-generation entrepreneur, has built a rock-solid empire as the Managing Director of Salarpuria Sattva, taking the company through a consistent growth curve since 1993, to become a leading player in Real Estate in the country.
Today the Group has forayed into Hotels, Education, D&B solutions, Co-living, Co-working, Retail and other business verticals, consolidating its position as a multi-faceted conglomerate, poised for larger growth.
But what’s closest to Mr Bijay Agarwal’s heart, is the noble field of Education. Perhaps his degree in Owner/President Management (OPM) from Harvard Business School in 2015, stoked his passion to bring an international standard of education back home.
Mr Bijay Kumar Agarwal, Chairman of Greenwood High International School, has steered the school to many successes. Started in 2004, the school provides world class education right from pre-school to high school. Greenwood high is renowned to nurture free-thinking, socially responsible students, in an active and free atmosphere, to make students truly world ready.
Today the school has a strength of 6000 students and offers IB and ICSE curriculums. The school believes in a holistic approach to education with expert tutelage, creative freedom and inspiring innovation, being the key to molding students from core to advanced knowledge.
Under his leadership, The School has achieved the No 1 International Curriculum by Times – Best Schools ranking 2019; No 1 ICSE Curriculum by Times Best School Ranking 2019; No 2 Day cum Boarding School by Education World, 2019-20, as well as Future 50 schools shaping success by Fortune India & Univariety. The school was also ranked No 1 Day cum Boarding school by Education World 2019-20. These achievements have earned him the epitaph of Global Indian of the year from Asia one Magazine.
These truly remarkable achievements would not have been possible without the visionary guidance of Mr Bijay Agarwal, a true educationist with a deep love for children, as well as the efficient planning and execution of the school’s many international programs by his wife Mrs Niru Agarwal, the Managing Trustee of the school, the principals, teachers and other board members, who’s deep commitment and perseverance, have steered Greenwood High School towards great heights.
An educationist by profession and a business leader by vision, Mrs. Niru Agarwal has set several benchmarks with her exemplary work in the field of Education. Her inherent leadership skills, honed from an early age, found its true manifestation when she took over the reins of Greenwood High School, in the role of its Managing Trustee. Soon after her education, she dreamt of nurturing the ‘leaders of tomorrow’ and shaping young minds. This opportunity came her way at Greenwood High School and under her unique stewardship, the school has indeed risen to be a leading international school. Small wonder, she was listed as ‘Emerging Leader 2019’, in Asia One Magazine’s 2019 Edition & Inspiring Women Entrepreneur of Bangalore, by the talks BIG IDEAS 2019.
A proficient Kathak dancer, she is able to infuse passion into the cultural curriculum of the school bringing out the innate talent of her students. Her skills in interior design, saw her create remarkable interiors and outdoor landscaping for the school. Passionate about nature she inculcates values of nature conservation in her students, at a young age. A keen philanthropist, her commitment to give back to society, through numerous CSR activities for the school, has won her a special place.
Mr. Manas Mehrotra is Managing Director of NestaVera Group of Companies. The Group is diversified into various businesses such as Real Estate, CoWorking, Private Equity and Trading. Having geographical presence in India, Southeast Asia and Middle East, Manas is a qualified member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has completed Law from Mumbai and also possesses an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College (USA). In the past he has worked with E&Y (Mumbai) handling MNCs inbound and outbound tax advisory. He provides vision and strategic direction to the Institutions he collaborates with. Manas has always been passionate about education & believes in unique approach to education, which lead to newer heights of excellence in molding the young minds of tomorrow. He maintains that Education is a dedicated service ; hence focus and involvement are extremely necessary and crucial, as knowledge is limitless.
A former banker, Mr. Jagannath firmly believes in the power of Education, to change lives. With 3 decades of experience, he is a stalwart in the banking industry, having been at the helm of affairs, and he lends his sharp acumen and financial strengths, to shape the policies of the school. He has helped the school create and manage robust financial models for its day-to-day management . The school has leveraged his financial expertise to develop sustaining relationships in the banking domain.
A highly principled advocate for honesty and integrity, Mr. Jagannath hopes to inculcate these very values in shaping young minds. With his unwavering commitment to raise the standards of education and creating global leaders of tomorrow, Mr. Jagannath strives to make Greenwood High, a center of learning excellence and one that sets a benchmark in Education in India.
Ms. Adrija Agarwal, has recently completed her MS in Management from London Business School and is the youngest millennial to join the Board of Trustees. She has pursued her under graduation in Bioengineering from Cornell University, USA. During her under-graduation, she has performed stints with Blackstone in Hong Kong and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. While working with Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Adrija was instrumental in promoting women leadership and redesigned their “The Accelerated Development Program”. She is constantly on the lookout for new ideas for various firms she has been associated with; she is extremely passionate about research and mentoring. Adrija has also been training as a Kathak dancer. She believes that one needs to be motivated and have a self-driven attitude to be the best regardless of one’s job and work.
Mr. Pradyumna Kumar Mishra has recently joined the Greenwood High family as a trustee. He has been associated with the Salarpuria Sattva Group as Vice President of Planning and Procurement Department for the past 25 years. He is successfully heading the large team of Facility Management, Corporate affairs, Environment and Socio economic division at Sattva group projects. He is known for his acumen in business and innovation and successfully led merger and acquisition deals at Sattva Group. Hailing from Orissa, he has pursued his Bachelor of Commerce and also possesses a degree in law from GM Law College, Puri. He believes in hard work and taking up challenging jobs to scale new heights.