Leslie Francis D’Gama, was formerly Vice President and Head, Trainer Development Group of IL&FS Education and Technology Services Limited. He holds an M.A., a B.Ed, and Diploma in Training & Development from Indian Society for Training & Development and is an accredited FIRO-B Practitioner. He has conducted sessions in Language, Communications, Team work, Management, Leadership and Interpersonal Behaviour at institutions like British Council, M N Dastur, Nicco Engineering, Spencer’s Retail, Tata Telecom, Bengal NRI Complex, Luxmi Tea, Bisk Farm, Child Rights and You (CRY) and educational institutions such as Nirma Institute of Technology, Gujarat, IISWBM and Jadavpur University Management College. Earlier he taught English and Mathematics at St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata for two decades. Currently Leslie mentors the Kolkata development centre of Quantum Inventions (a Singapore based software product company) and assists in learning and development functions across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. He is also deeply engaged in training teachers in Online Education and is a Google Certified Educator.
Jimmy Tangree, the man is a brand by himself. Known for his infectious energy, warmth and amazing leadership qualities, he is tirelessly leveraging the FM Radio scene in Kolkata for the past two decades. Presently, the Head of 91.9 Friends FM, Jimmy Tangree is associated with deejaying, Times FM, Saregama Broadcast, Red FM and 91.9 Friends FM. He started his career as a DJ in the 1980s and since then he has never looked back.
His signature show Direct Dil Se With Jimmy has an incredible fan base as his deep baritone has touched million hearts and continues to influence several lives.
Nirmal Agarwal is an Economics graduate from Stanford University, and a respected educationist – having worked with more than 200 schools and thousands of students over the years. He is the founder of Cognix Knowledge Group, which is involved in various educational initiatives including early years education, teacher training, career and college guidance counselling. More than anything else, he is passionate about working with young students to help them realise their dreams and aspirations, and loves to personally coach and counsel students through their career, college, and life journey.
Simar Singh is a performance poet who founded his poetry company UnErase Poetry when he was 17. Since then, Simar Singh has been proactively promoting Performance Poetry online. His efforts have gained raging traction in the literary as well as the social media community.
His YouTube Channel, UnErase Poetry with a collection of intense, thought provoking poems by diverse poets has one million subscribers.
Some of his impressionable poems that UnErase Poetry has curated include How To Be A Man, The Legal Rapist and Instagram.
He likes to call himself a ‘born rebel’ who is leaving an indelible impact in the digital poetry scene.