About Us

FOUNDERS
Rennis Joseph

Rennis Joseph

CEO, Co-Founder

A brief stint with United Nations High Commission for Refugees, while doing research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, made Rennis realize how English and Life Skills training can be life-transforming. His research in the area of marginalized communities made him sensitive to the needs of those who are socially and economically marginalized. The experience of studying and teaching at various colleges and universities across India also made him aware of the short-comings of the educational system and the need to address these.

A passionate teacher and innovator, Rennis has always worked in the field of designing purposeful learning support programs across the sector, from schools, colleges and organizations. Ignis was a product of his experience of the systemic short-comings and the power of life skills training to transform lives.

Immaculate Mary

Immaculate Mary

COO(Quality), Co-Founder

Immaculate Mary has a Masters in Psychology and Social Work (gold medallist) from the University of Madras and an M.Phil.in Social Medicine and Community Health from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Years of work with children from economically deprived communities made Imma realise that early access to quality education and awareness of developing life skills plays an important role in their holistic development to break their bondage of poverty. Her multidisciplinary research experience in the field of Education, Development and Public Health helps her to design practical interventions to solve, health and education challenges of the poor.

LEADERSHIP TEAM
Subhash Ari

Subhash Ari

Subhash is Manager Training & Development and External Projects. As part of the External Project division Subhash works closely with NGOs and other corporate entities on delivering Ignis Careers' products. As head of Internal Training, Subhash conducts bimonthly capacity building initiatives. With over 10 years of recruitment and training expertise Subhash also acts as a link between Human Resource and the Internal Training division.

Denzil Phillips

Denzil Phillips

With over 18 years of experience, 9 of which were in the education sector, Denzil heads the Sales division. Denzil is well versed in the education sector having worked in Saudi Arabia and the UAE invarying capacities. He oversees the marketing operations across all of Ignis Careers' branch offices.

Susheel Kumar

Susheel Kumar

Susheel heads the Research Team at Ignis Careers. He is a Post Graduate in English and has over twenty years of experience in publishing, communications and outreach for various academic, corporate and public sector initiatives. His research and writing has covered a wind range of domains such as Economics, Business Management, History, Science and Technology, Agriculture and Education.

Ashish Prabhakar

Ashish Prabhakar

Ashish is part of the research division at Ignis Careers. A trained sociologist, Ashish firmly believes that education holds the key to empowerment. With a Masters from the University of Hyderabad, Ashish is involved in curriculum development, content research, internal training and Monitoring and Evaluation for numerous programmes. He also acts as a link between the research division and the academic and training departments. In addition

DevuttyRetnakaran

DevuttyRetnakaran

Devu works with the operations team at Ignis Careers Pvt Ltd. She says working with different schools, teachers and students of different strata gives her wholesome understanding about the education system in India. She works closely with many ongoing research projects and in developing curriculum and workbooks. She also coordinates Ignis pilot project Ignis Kids.

P. Srinivasa Rao

P. Srinivasa Rao

Srinivasa Rao Pothamsetti is Sr.Manager-Finance. Srinivasa is a Professional Accountant with more than 19 years of experience in Finance & Accounts management in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, Construction, IT / ITES, Services.Srinivasa takes care of the Accounts Division and often liaises with the Marketing and Sales Division.

Deepti P Topno

Deepti P Topno

Deepti is part of the Training & Development division. She also manages external projects working closely with NGOs.She is a graduate in English language and also holds a B.Ed degree from EFLU.

KhajaYounus

KhajaYounus

Khaja plays a key role in administration and vendor management. He also assists accounts department in maintaining account related data in all the 5 centres. Currently he is assistant manager procurement and vendor relations.