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Top Management & Advisory Team

Srijat Mishra

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Srijat Mishra can be described as a learner and dreamer by instinct, a manger by training, an entrepreneur by vocation, and a positive social change agent by aspiration.

An entrepreneur in the knowledge industry, Srijat is fuelled by his ambition to make a difference in the world through paradigms that would otherwise remain unexplored. To that end, he wanted to shape an organization that would focus on developing best practices and adapting best practices from other industries to the education sector.

 An engineer and management graduate by education, Srijat served as a business consultant and financial advisor for major consulting and financial service organizations.During his brief career as a consultant, he worked with most of India′s major corporations in nearly all dimensions of the corporate spectrum. 

Srijat was one of the first professionals in India to dedicate his efforts towards understanding the education industry and discover the vast potential of this sector. Through his extensive research in this area, he has developed a definite viewpoint on the direction of the education industry both nationally and globally. Srijat′s current area of focus provides a diagnosis of the overall health of an educational institute; predicting/calibrating its future direction in a multidimensional and holistic manner. 

Under Srijat′s leadership, Kalingasoft has evolved into one of the leading ERP providers to the education sector with an extensive clientele to include:  IITs, NITs, leading private and public universities, education conglomerates, and other pedigreed schools. Kalingasoft also provides consulting services and has assisted in setting up numerous green field projects throughout India. Kalingasoft has recently ventured into learning solutions, with a focus on creating and delivering high level curriculum that increases the employability of aspiring management and technology students. To understand more about Srijat′s experiences as an entrepreneur, please visit www.kalingasoft.com 

Srijat′s other interests include reading and writing. He has written nearly one hundred poems and has co-authored a management textbook [which is currently pending publication]. He is also an avid blogger, and writes on a variety of topics including politics, self-development, sports and travel. You can read his blogs and provide your valuable feedback at www.unmuddlings.blogspot.com 

Srijat is fortunate to have been exposed to the golden treasures of Indian meditation and yoga, which he has found to have had a regenerative effect on one′s spiritual, mental, and physical health. These insightful techniques and tools of self-knowledge have irreversably shaped his values, and has inspired his dreams to touch as many lives as possible, demonstrating the mimimum discomfort and maximum peace of mind. 

Rajesh Sharma

Director –Product Development and Innovation

Prior to joining Kalingasoft, Rajesh has more than 8 years of professional experience in top notch companies like BHEL, Cognizant Technology Solutions and Infosys Technologies Ltd.

He has successfully executed international projects in multiple technologies and multiple domains. He has in the past assisted giants in telecom, insurance and power sector domain. His joining Kalingasoft has given a give a big boost to quality processes and product development and innovation activities. He has been instrumental in the design and development of GreyCells, one of the most powerful open source compliant Education ERP solutions.

Tarun Kumar


Tarun’s more than 27 years professional journey started as an exploration geologist with the premier mineral exploration company of the country. Later he completed his MCA from BIT, Mesra and was head of the Systems Division of the company’s regional headquarters for more than a decade. He switched over to academics full-time and taught information technology management in KIIT School of Management for 6 years. He successfully conducted various MDPs and training programmes for many companies. He has contributed papers to many national/international seminars and journals and co-edited a book titled “Future Organisations: Strategising Business”. He is pursuing his PhD from Aligarh Muslim University on the topic “KM Influences on e-Governance Projects: A Study of Projects in Different States”. He has done an "Advance Diploma in Management" from AIMA, Delhi.

Tarun is a keen sports enthusiast and still loves to play cricket, badminton and table-tennis.

Rupam Deb

Investor and Director Designate

Rupam Deb is a Singapore based investor and is the Managing Director of the investment outfit IndigoAtlantic Ltd. Prior to this Rupam was a Group Director and an Executive Management team member at Gibraltar based PartyGaming Plc Ltd. He was part of the core team of people who grew the company from a relatively small single product, single country business to a Billion Dollar global enterprise leading to a historic IPO at the LSE. Rupam also served as Group Marketing Director at PG where he was the global head of Sales and Marketing. Rupam has over 15 years of corporate experience in different companies like CashTech, L&T Infotech, Olam and ICI and has played different roles in Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Business Management.

Rupam graduated from IIM Calcutta and before that obtained his B. Tech (Honours) degree from IIT Kharagpur.

Srustijeet Mishra


Srustijeet Mishra is an entrepreneur based out of Singapore and currently runs an IT staffing company (Kris Infotech which is funded by Nityo Infotech). With more than 15 years of working experience across private and multicultural MNC, of which 8 years in senior management roles in APAC region. He has worked in regional (APAC) roles for over 11 years in companies like Emerio - an NTT Communications company & Ness Global Service) and has a rich experience of staff augmentation, setting up and operating IT services & staffing companies in the region.

He brings with him an extensive experience in human resource management, software product development, business planning & strategy formulation, Training MNC organization on regional sourcing/recruitment strategies, strategic HR due diligence, post-deal integration, project & change management as well as.

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