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R Satya Narayanan

Satya, like the millions, is a man with a dream. What sets him apart from the millions is the passion and determination to follow his dream. A cricket aficionado to the core, he dropped his Class XII Board exams to get that one extra year of playing for his under-17 cricket team! He graduated from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, with top marks and went on to study at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

A brief stint at Ranbaxy was enough for him to realize that it was time to follow his passion – education and entrepreneurship. In 1995, with help from his friends, he started Career Launcher, with one goal in mind – to enable individuals realize their potential and make their career dreams come true.

What began as a hugely successful Personality Development Program (PDP) has now become one of Asia’s largest education service providers. Years of experience in mentoring and interacting with bright young minds from all over the country lent him a keen insight into nuances of education & training. After taking over the test prep market, Satya found that CL’s philosophies of education and learning required a more holistic and structured platform that could best be achieved through mainstream education. CL Educate’s foray into mainstream education came with its chain of K-12 schools, the Indus World Schools. Its philosophies such as ‘child centric learning’ and ‘multiple intelligence’ are implemented in its curriculum and day-to-day activities. CL Educate also started its B-School, the Indus World School of Business, and Vocational Training initiative recently.

Today, while leading one of South Asia’s leading education service providers, Satya is also a certified Crestcom and NTL trainer who has trained corporate bigwigs in leadership and management skills; besides thousands of students, teachers and corporate executives. Occasionally, he also trains the Delhi state cricket team in the area of “mental preparation”. Dell recently acknowledged Satya’s entrepreneurial zeal and conviction in his dreams when he was featured in their ‘Take Your Own Path’ Campaign.

Recognition and accolades have constantly poured in, in the form Karmaveer Puraskaar’09 presented by iCONGO and the Most Promising Entrepreneur Award presented by Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards’09.

Satya is deeply passionate about physical fitness and when he is not working, he can’t stay away from the tennis court and yoga. His other passions include music and poetry.

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