Leadership - Meet our Inspiring Leaders | NAMTECH


Arunkumar Pillai

Director General

25+ years of exp. Former Chief Strategy Officer, National Skill Development Corp. Previously Partner at EY, Skill Development practice MBA from IIM Bangalore

Dr. Sanjeev Gupta

Dean - Academics

Dr. Sanjeev Gupta obtained his PhD in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom. He was awarded prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, London for pursuing his PhD. His research interests include RF and Wireless Communication. He has authored and published/presented more than eighty research papers in reputed National and International Journals, Conferences and Symposia. He is the Editorial Board Member and Reviewer of various journals.

After a long tenure as Dean at DA-IICT, he brings to NAMTECH academic administration to create meaningful change and drive impact in the education sector. He was a member of Board of Governors, Academic Council and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of DA-IICT. He also served as Member of Governing Council (as Additional Director) and Chairman, Executive Council of DCEI (DA-IICT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation) – a Section 8 Company. Prior to DA-IICT, he was Senior Scientist at TIFR and SAMEER, IIT Bombay.

He thrives at the intersection of research, teaching and creativity. He advocates for education equality and is always eager to connect with fellow colleagues and students. Having travelled extensively, he has a unique appreciation for nature and is passionate about astronomy, star-gazing and reading.

Dr. Devang Joshi

Executive Registrar

26+ years of experience in establishment, development, and governance of Institutes of Higher Education. Formerly Founding Registrar of Charotar University of Science & Technology (graded A+ by NAAC). He holds a PhD degree in Social Entrepreneurship and is an MBA (Finance) Gold Medalist from Sardar Patel University.

Rajiv Nandwani

Director - Technology

Technology and management professional with 28+ Years of global experience across multiple industries in strategy, technology design & operations, project & portfolio management, service delivery, consulting, and transformation. Previously worked with Cognizant Technologies, Tata Communications, BirlaSoft, IndiGo Airlines, and Bennett University (Times Group).

Nandini Dasgupta

Director Corporate Partnerships & Marketing

20 years of exp. in Non-Profit, Telecom, and ITeS industry Former VP Corporate Relations, CSR, Sustainability at IIT, Madras. MBA from Somaiya Inst. of Management Studies

Deepak Malhotra

Director - Human Resource and Administration

27+ years of people leadership and 18+ years of Human Resource Leadership experience. Author of 3 books. Has worked in HR Leadership with Bennett University, Oberoi Hotels, Onida, and IL&FS.

Umesh Nayak

Advisor-NAMTECH & Head-Corporate Affairs, Gujarat (AM/NS India)

33 years of rich and diverse experience in top conglomerates of India. 23 years in Production, Project Procurement and Contracts Management, Project Management. Last 10 years as Head of Corporate Affairs, carrying out Govt liasioning and coordination for the projects / other statutory approvals for large and mega projects implementation. Holds Bachelors’ Degree in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Finance

Dr. Stacey VanderHeiden Güney

Manager, ArcelorMittal Global Learning Platform, Content, and Tools, Luxembourg

Global head of learning platform, content and tools for ArcelorMittal. Strong experience in Learning & Development and Academic Affairs. Ph.D. in Learning Technologies