October 8, 2017



Dr. A. K. Sen Gupta (Chief Mentor) is a known teacher, researcher, and thinker in the parlance of higher education in India. A Ph.D. in Commerce, he is the Founder & Convener of Higher Education Forum (HEF), the largest online community in the space of higher education in India with more than 3,500 members. This is the largest think tank for higher education in India.

He is the Chief Trustee of My Retired Life Foundation (MRLF), the Public Charitable Trust promoting the brand of MRL, a dedicated venture for the cause of senior citizens.

Some of his past assignments include Professor & Director of S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, one of top business schools in the country, Director & Mentor, SIES College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS), Navi Mumbai, another top-ranked management institute on Pan-India basis, World Bank Consultant and instrumental in setting up National Banking College (NBC) as the apex banking training & research institute for Sub-Saharan English speaking Africa in Ghana, Africa and Professor at National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune, India.

He is a strong believer and votary of quality of education and passionate about improving the quality of education in India benchmarking with global standards.

He started his career as a banker with Punjab National Bank and worked there for more than a decade in various managerial capacities.

Dr. Sen Gupta is an avid researcher and writer with 5 books to his credit and more than 50 research articles in national and international journals

Dr. R.K. Rao, Co-Founder & Trustee is a Post-Graduate in Human Resource from the Tata Institute of Social Science and Jawaharlal Nehru University, he also holds a Ph.D. from U.S.A. He has more than 35 years of extensive experience in Corporate HR, Industrial Relations, and Administration.

He has held Leadership positions with large corporates such as Hindustan Petroleum, Bombay Stock Exchange, Reliance Group and Aditya Birla Group. He was closely associated with their talent management, employee engagement, industrial relations and leadership development initiatives. 

Dr. Rao is a certified trainer in Thomas Assessments, a recruitment analyst, and an executive coach.

Presently, he is consulting on people strategy, industrial relations, employee engagements, and soft skill training for companies in the SME sector, startups, and M&A integration. He is also closely associated with certain business schools for MBA and Executive Education. Currently he holds the position of Director at Q4 HR Services. 

He was awarded as an HR Leader by CAMI-Middle Earth group in 2012.

Saurav Das, Co-Founder & Trustee

Saurav has been instrumental in sharing this dream of a career service for senior citizens with Dr. Rao and Dr. Sengupta. With added inputs from the latter, the team had an organic growth and support from some very imminent people who are now part of this shared vision and mission. 

Saurav started his career in Kolkata in the domain of direct marketing and advertising. He later moved to Nepal for a brief stint with an FMCG major and later settled in Mumbai spending decades in the academic sector helping young graduates with their first jobs as a Training and Placement Officer. He made a gradual career transition to executive search and corporate training and was quite successful in the stem cell sector around 2014. 

He is also co-creating another social enterprise called "Zetta Women" which is a for-profit social enterprise for women only.  

Saurav loves animals and spends a good amount of time with his three dogs and four cats, when not in office. 

Hony. Advisor

Dr. (Mrs) Hema Santhanam is the former Professor and Director, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai. She was earlier associated with Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and also K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management in various leadership roles. We are happy to have her on Board with us.

Hony. Advisor

Prof. R. S. S. Mani is the founding member of ITM Family and has completed over 25 years of association with the group. He is widely acknowledged as an institution builder and a renowned out-of-the-box management thinker. An alumnus of the prestigious TISS, he was a gold medalist in the MBA-HR stream.  He has had very successful stints in Wipro in HR and Training; as well as TISS as a faculty member for 5 years before joining ITM Group. Prof. Mani is highly regarded as a HR Guru in HRD circles for his pioneering contributions in the field of T&D, career planning and guidance, coaching and mentoring professionals globally. He is widely featured in leading newspapers and various online forums and professional networks. He is on the advisory board of several NGOs working in the field of education over the last 25 years. We are happy to have him as our Hony. Advisor.

Hony. Advisor

Prof. C. R. Radhakrishnan is the Hony. Dean – Finance and Administration at SIES College of Management Studies, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. He is also the former Chief General Manager of State Bank of India. We are happy to have him as our Honorary Advisor.


Hony. Advisor

Mrs. Netra Ashish Shirke is a leading social activist and a corporator from ward 74 of Nerul. She is the Editor of Drishti News Channel since 1999 and is an integral part of the Kanha Megh Festival and Chinmay Mission. We are happy to have her as an honorary advisor to “MyRetiredLife”

Hony. Advisor

Dr. Sanjay Muthal is the CEO of Insist Consulting and the former Executive Director of RGF Management Search. We are very happy to have him as our Honorary Advisor.



Hony. Advisor

Mr. Santosh Marathe is the Chief Operating Officer of Apollo Hospitals. He has 14+ years of financial, operating and leadership experience and successes in the healthcare industry combined with 8-year background and achievements at companies in manufacturing, distribution, engineering, and recruitment / training industries. He has been the CFO at American Hospital Dubai, a JCI, and CAP-accredited multispecialty hospital. We are happy to have him as our Honorary Advisor.