Our Leadership Team

Our founders, Sumeet Mehta and Smita Deorah, started LEAD in 2012 with a vision to provide disruptive school ed-tech solutions.

Since then, LEAD has grown into a team of proficient individuals striving to transform education. 

Together we aspire to make excellent education accessible and affordable to every child.

Meet our team


Sumeet Mehta

Co-Founder and CEO

Smita Deorah

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Board Members

Shantanu Khosla

Board Member

Sandeep Farias

Board Member

Sandeep Singhal

Board Member

Business & Operations

Ritwik Khare

Chief Operating Officer


Anupam Gurani

Chief Marketing Officer


Harsh Kundra

Chief Technology Officer


Manoj Naik

Chief Financial Officer


Riku Sayuj

Chief Academic Officer

Human Resources

Rohit Thakur

Chief Human Resources Officer

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