The KIS Council of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of KIS, setting of strategic KIS direction, review of plans and budgets established by KIS senior management, and monitoring of performance against those plans and budgets.
KIS is a non-profit company, registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act 1956 [CIN: U80301TZ1996NPL006970]. The company is incorporated under a Memorandum of Association. Membership of the association is by invitation and normally for a term of 3 years. The association retains responsibility for the establishment of a Council of Directors including the election of a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, the appointment of the Principal, who would also be the Secretary of the association, oversee fiscal and budgeting policies and any decision relating to the purchase or sale of land. Other responsibilities are then delegated through the Council of Directors to the Council or the Principal as is determined by the Council.
Mr. Wilfred Davidar, IAS
Wilfred Davidar is now retired after serving in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) for the past three decades. His passion is to impact lives, extends beyond the boundaries of vocation, as he and his wife Shanti Davidar, a psychiatrist, have been a source of strength and counsel to many youngsters and families.
Ms. Anuja Master Bose (Class of 1989)
Anuja Master Bose has led social enterprises in India and the US. She’s spent the last decade working in India in the areas of K-12 education reform, primary healthcare delivery and financial inclusion. Prior, Anuja was Managing Director of the Fisher Fund, one of the largest education foundations in the US. Anuja began her career as an investment banker. Anuja has a BA from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She lives in Bengaluru, India with her husband and two young sons, Arjun and Alok.
Mr. Vivek Harinarain, IAS
Vivek Harinarain, a former IAS officer (1980 batch-TN Cadre) with 36 years of experience in Government, Private sector, Corporate and Financial management, successfully managed and resolved issues involving Technology, Social conflict, Human Resources development, Infrastructure, Economic and Financial resource allocation in various assignments in the State and GOI. In 2015 launched a new journey as an entrepreneur and founded Tennex Consulting, a niche consulting firm in employability enhancement/ skilling in national initiatives of Skill India, Make in India, and Start up India. He is a Post Graduate from the Lucknow University with Masters in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics.
Mr. Wayne Menezes (Class of 1987)
Wayne Menezes is an alumnus of Kodaikanal International School (Class of ’87). He holds a Master’s degree in finance and works in the oil and gas shipping Industry. Wayne lives in Singapore with his wife and two sons.
Mr. Marianathan A
A Post-Graduate in commerce with a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) and has more than 35 years of experience in handling religious, charitable, voluntary and development non-profit organizations. Served in the Church of South India Trust Association as Accounts Officer for a decade and remaining years as Chief Finance Officer in International organizations for eradicating Leprosy, Tuberculosis/HIV, and Finance and Corporate Affairs Director in Child development organization. Presently serving in the governance of a few service organizations, also providing consultation/advice to few organizations and a prominent member of the Lions Clubs International.
Dr. Olinda Timms
Dr. Olinda Timms is a medical doctor and adjunct faculty at the Division of Health and Humanities at St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore. A graduate of Christian Medical College, Vellore, she specialized in Anesthesiology, and worked as Consultant at Private and Mission Hospitals in Bengaluru since 1987.
Mr. Nakul Toshniwal (Class of 1993)
Nakul Toshniwal is Managing Director of Toshvin Analytical Pvt. Ltd., a leading high technology laboratory, scientific and biotechnology instruments sales, marketing and services company with a pan-India presence. Nakul graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has a Masters degree in International Public Policy from The School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He is an alumnus of KIS (Class of 1993) and past president of the Mumbai chapter of the KIS alumni association.
Mr. Kai Weise (Class of 1982)
Kai Weise is an alumnus of Kodaikanal International School (Class of ’82). He qualified as an Architect at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. He is the Founder, Managing Director and Chief Architect of Weise Consulting Architects & Engineers Pvt. Ltd., and has done pioneering work in the conservation and management of World Heritage Sites in collaboration with UNESCO. Mr. Weise lives in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Mr. Kapil Viswanathan
Kapil Viswanathan is the President of IFMR, a 47-year-old not-for-profit organization focused on higher education and research in the areas of poverty alleviation, public health, financial inclusion, development, infrastructure and entrepreneurship. Under his leadership, IFMR is currently engaged in establishing an academically rigorous liberal arts University in south India, focused on delivering outcomes necessary for facing the challenges of the 21st century. Kapil holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MS degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University.
Ms. Anita Lazarus
Mrs. Anita Lazarus has over 14 years of teaching experience. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology, a Bachelors Degree in Education and is a trained Child Counsellor. She has also been a School Administrator in India and South East Asia. Mrs. Lazarus lives in Melaka, Malaysia.
Ms. Avantika Akerkar (Class of 1983)
Avantika Akerkar is a KIS alumna (Class of 1983) and Chief Executive of Prana Worldwide, a global consultancy specializing in transforming human potential through innovative learning and development interventions. She is also an acclaimed stage and screen actor and has performed alongside Oscar winners Jane Fonda and Marisa Tomei and Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, among others. She is ardently dedicated to the concept and practice of individual development.
Dr. S. Alfred Devaprasad
Dr. S. Alfred Devaprasad, is CEO of Rapha Education Pvt Ltd and is currently involved in the establishment of Christwood School in Chennai. He was earlier the President and CEO of Alpha Group of Educational Institutions. Dr. Devaprasad did his M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Physics from Madras Christian College, and subsequently Ph.D in Physics at Loyola College, Chennai.
Ms. Rajni George (Class of 1999)
Rajni George is an editor and writer, currently consulting for Penguin Random House South East Asia and organizations such as the United Nations. She has been senior editor at Penguin Random House India, reader at Granta and editor at Hippocrene Books, New York. She taught composition and creative writing while earning an MFA at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and earned a BA in English (Honours) at St Stephen’s College, Delhi. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Spectator, Al Jazeera, The Caravan and National Geographic Traveler India.
Mr. Ian Lockwood (Class of 1988)
Ian Lockwood graduated from KIS with the Class of 1988 and is part of a clan with deep roots in the school and hills. He has pursued a career in international education with a focus on ecological and geographic teaching and learning within the IB curriculum. Ian and his family have been living and working in Sri Lanka for the last 14 years. He spends significant time documenting landscapes, ecosystems and cultures in South Asia. Visit his website and blog to follow his work.
Mr. David Appasamy
David Appasamy heads Brand & Strategy at Social Beat, an award winning and fast growing digital marketing company in India. He was earlier Executive Director of a micro-finance company serving a half million rural women in India’s Tamil Nadu state. Prior to this, he was the Executive Vice President of Sify Technologies in charge of marketing, corporate communications and investor relations. His experience of over 35 years covers General Management, Business Strategy, Brand & Marketing Management & Digital Marketing.
Dr. John P Sukumar
Dr. John P Sukumar has held a number of different posts and offices as a successful Sports Administrator in various capacities across a range of educational and sports institutes. His desire in life has been to engage in developing vibrant and healthy citizens and to bring about excellence in sports through a scientific approach. He completed the NIS Diploma in Hockey at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala followed by finished M.P.Ed, M.Phil and then Ph.D.