Kala comes with significant education industry experience, working in strategic roles at major international private education companies and government organizations. Through her 15 year senior professional tenure, she has provided advisory services to international Universities and Government agencies enabling them to expand their global footprint, customise communication to international markets and forge sustainable partnerships. She has developed collaboration and linkages for academic institutions, with corporate organisations, government bodies, school networks and research organisations across South Asia, South East Asia and Middle East regions. As a senior member within the industry, she has participated and presented at prestigious national and international education conferences and forums around the world. Kala holds an MBA (PGDBA) from SPJIMR India and a professional diploma in Digital Marketing from DMI Ireland. She enjoys reading Asian fiction and traveling to explore new cultures and food. She actively supports the cause of education, and is a Trustee member of Cherysh – a registered non-profit organization that strives to enhance learning avenues for girl children and livelihood opportunities for resource-poor women in rural India.