Nitasha Devasar is Managing Director, Taylor & Francis, India and South Asia. She has 25 years of experience in academic publishing and her edited book Publishers on Publishing: Inside India’s Book Business was published in 2018. She is on the Editorial Board of Logos, Journal of the World Publishing Community, published by Brill. Nitasha is Adviser with the Women Leadership Forum of Asia and was also lauded as Channel News Asia’s Women of Substance in Asia in 2017.
Neeraj Jain is Managing Director, Scholastic Inc. Born and brought up in Delhi, Neeraj has a keen interest in sports and music. Though a finance specialist by training, he discovered his interest in reading and education once he joined Scholastic. Since 2002 he has been working closely with the global teams of Scholastic to bring out the best books, reading programs, proven pedagogy, and latest developments to support the changing face of education in the Indian classroom.
General Secretary Director, Lonely Planet India
Sesh is one of the most established names in the publishing industry today. Career spanning over four decades, he played a vital role in Lonely Planet’s entry into the Indian market. Held previous roles as Director at Oxford University Press and Executive Director at DK India. Established a publishing consulting entity Overleaf in 1997 which passionately works towards furnishing classrooms with quality learning and providing world class teaching resources.
Aparna Sharma is the Managing Director of DK India. Beginning her career as a communication designer, she moved to multimedia and training films before settling on publishing, her career of choice for the last two decades. Aparna sits on DK’s Global Leadership team, successfully driving her mission to make the DK India operations an integral part of DK worldwide.
Prashant Mishra heads BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) India & South Asia as Managing Director. He has led BMJ in South Asia since 2008 when he was the Country Manager for India. Under his leadership, the influence of the organization has grown significantly in the region. He is on the steering committee of Global Academy for Medical Education (GAME), India and is also a subject matter expert for TRG under LaQshya, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.