Col M K Mandanna (Retd)
Col M K Mandanna (Retd.), SM, is an Army veteran with 33 years of service. He is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy and Indian Military Academy. He got commissioned into the famous Rajputana Rifles Regiment, served in Sri Lanka as part of IPKF and commanded his unit at the Line of Control with Pakistan during the early days of the Kashmir issue. As a Guide, Col Mandanna uses his experience in the army and the corporate sector to mentor executives in communication and leadership skills.
Sandya Karnad Deviah
Guide and Intern Coordinator
Sandya Karnad Deviah has three-plus decades of experience in the field of Communication. She started her career as a journalist with The Indian Express and later worked in Technical Communication with top IT companies in the banking and IT sectors. After 18+ years at Cisco as Senior Manager leading global teams, her journey brought her to SoME, where she trains executives in leadership and communication skills.
Venu has been in the packaging industry for more than 35 years and is also a Visiting Faculty at the Indian Institute of Packaging, Chennai and SIES School of Packaging. He did my Post Graduate Diploma in Printing from JJ School of Arts. In my spare time, he loves reading Akbar and Birbal stories to his naughty but adorable one-year-old grandson.
Shivani was born in Mumbai and lives in Goa - yes, it is as lovely as everyone thinks it is! She has 16+ years of experience in the corporate sector and began as a Personal Banker in HDFC Bank and further excelled in various profiles and became an Intuitive and proactive Trainer-L&D Manager in SBI Life Insurance for the entire Goa. She absolutely loves hanging out with her 16-year-old daughter in her spare time.