Ram Badrinathan has nurtured the GlobalTHEN vision for years. He will primarily focus on business development, leveraging existing and building new relationships throughout the TTH industry. Mr. Badrinathan was previously General Manager, Asia Pacific and Vice President, Learning Solutions of PhoCusWright Inc., where he recognized the eLearning market opportunity and built internal and external support for the initiative.
Mr. Badrinathan headed PhoCusWright's business development in Asia Pacific. His team of analysts focused on the rapidly changing travel distribution markets. Well-known publications often quote Ram and he is frequently invited to address audiences at travel industry conferences. Ram holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Surat, and an MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
sourabh J sarkar
Chief Advisor, GlobalTHEN & Founder, KarmYog Foundation
sourabh J. sarkar is the CEO of Omnivera Learning Solutions and will be responsible for setting up the back end development centre in Kolkata and will advise the company. Mr. Sarkar is a pioneer in the field of eLearning and multimedia in India. His professional experience spans 19 years, where he has been deeply engaged with the various aspects of using media and technology to increase the reach and effectiveness of education. Sourabh has a Bachelors degree in Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and a Masters degree in Media & Arts from Syracuse University, New York.
Managing Director, KarmYog Education Network
Chuck Schreiner is the managing partner of Knowledge2Biz whose focus is supporting small knowledge-based businesses whose core product - expertise - under-performs because they do not see the pathway to scale. He has produced several eLearning products. Dr. Schreiner led PhoCusWright’s business planning development effort for its eLearning strategy. His role will be manage the product development and act as CFO. Chuck has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from International College and an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles.
Allen W. Krom
Head of North America Operations
Allen has spent the last 36 years working both in the government sector (South Dakota Dept of Health) as well as in corporate America. He has spent time in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, France, Hungary, Netherlands, and the UK, working with local teams on the development/deployment of leadership learning content for both online and classroom delivery modality. Allen is not only an experienced Instructional Designer but an accomplished classroom facilitator of Ken Blanchard and Steven Covey leadership content. While working for Accor Hospitality, Allen received two Special CEO Awards for the development and deployment of online leadership and revenue management content.
Allen is originally from Hyde Park, NY where he was raised with two brothers. Following graduation from high school, Allen joined the US Air Force where he was trained as an aircraft control specialist. Upon leaving the service, Allen graduated college in South Dakota.
Shweta Avilash Bisht
Senior Manager - Learningware
Shweta has been passionate about travel from her days at St. Stephen's College with her tryst in the outbound experiences of iDiscoveri. To explore more, she went ahead to do Basic Course in Mountaineering. To be grounded, she had to pursue something conventional. To stay close to her passion, did a stint with Ibex Expeditions while preparing for the MBA entrance. It was while at Ibex, a premier adventure and luxury travel company, she fell in love with India as a Travel Destination. MBA at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune provided an exposure to marketing and communications. The projects exposed her to FMCG and Insurance Sector but the calling was somewhere else. Travel& Tourism Industry was destined as Thomas Cook came on campus with a unique Middle Leadership recruitment program. She honed her skills and knowledge working within inbound division in areas as varied as large series operations, business development, product development, marketing and MICE sales. Always nurturing a deep desire for knowledge, statistics and analytic, she was responsible for Knowledge Management for Inbound Division, before plunging into the start-up world with GlobalTHEN and Ram. At GlobalTHEN she juggles many roles as she should including product development, sales and managing operations in the North. Married to an adventure travel professional, who runs a trekking and mountaineering company, she lives in Delhi. Major aspirations in life are all related to travel, music and dance.