EI Design – Our Focus
Our focus is you: Your people, how to enhance their efficiency and create a positive impact on your business.
We work to understand your needs from Training Needs Analysis (TNA), scoping out options for formal training and performance support in the workplace.
We look at opportunities for your people to learn and apply learning in a whole learning and performance ecosystem that allows your people to thrive and drives up performance in your organisation.
Once we understand your needs, we customise design and delivery to suit. Wherever your people are on the continuum from novice to master, we offer formal training (eLearning, mLearning, blended or instructor-led) and Performance Support Solutions to reach them at their real moments of need.
Our focus is on creating the value chain: Training>Learning>Performance Gain>Positive Impact on Your Business. We drive that positive impact by providing solutions grounded in solid learning theories using learning technologies at the leading edge and meeting the learners’ needs through exploration, partnership building and innovation. This drive to meet your needs is reflected in our vision, mission and values.
Our Performance Data
We focus on creating value through innovation and delivering consistent quality for over 14 years.
hours of eLearning developed
hours of mobile Learning developed
hours of localisation in 26 languages developed
countries – breadth of our customer base
customer retention rate
industry verticals serviced
To be a globally preferred partner for learning and performance support solutions
We will achieve our vision by:
- Building and sustaining a mutually dependable relationship with all our stakeholders
- Consistently designing and delivering innovative solutions on time while ensuring quality
- Creating a challenging and performance-driven work environment
- Following the principles of corporate governance
- We put the customer’s interest ahead of our own.
- We adhere to the highest standards of integrity.
- We maintain in confidence, the confidential and proprietary information of our customers.
- We endeavour to provide complete value in every transaction with our customers.
- We maintain openness and transparency in communication with our customers and within the company.
Our Energising learning Team
The essence of a great company lies in its ability to enhance the power of teamwork. The secret to success is in the combination of individual talents with an authentic collaborative culture.
Energising learning is something that starts from our own corporate culture. EI Design ensures that every team member’s strength is recognised and realised in the best possible way. We have a culture that engages and motivates team members, provides us a competitive advantage and positively impacts our bottom line.
The diverse experience and focus of our team members enables the EI Design team to have an unmatched scope of expertise and understanding of the customers’ needs and requirements. Meet our core team:
Ravi Chauhan, Director
Ravi Chauhan founded The Leadership Consulting in 2016 after an illustrious career spanning twenty-eight years in the technology sector.
Prior to founding The Leadership Consulting, Ravi was the managing director of SAP India Private Limited, managing director of Juniper Networks India Private Limited, the global general manager for Nortel Networks’ enterprise software business and the managing director of Nortel’s India operations.
He has a wide-ranging experience in developing strategy, building an organisation to successfully execute the strategy and building a trusted partner ecosystem. He has spoken at many industry and academic forums on leadership, innovation and developing true customer centricity.
Ravi is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and holds an honours degree in electronics and communication engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. He has received several recognitions during his distinguished career including the CEO’s Leadership & Execution Award at Nortel Networks.
Nalini Guhesh, Director
I have over 20 years of experience in the areas of CRM, Database Marketing, Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management. This includes a 12 year tenure with OgilvyOne Worldwide as Vice President, CRM, Data Services and Tele-Services. I have been part of the core team responsible for building O&M’s capability as India’s leading CRM service provider. I have also set up an organisation-wide Knowledge Management system at NFO MBL India Ltd. and was a visiting faculty for Business Intelligence and Data Mining at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
I have worked as an independent consultant to help leading market research firms set up their knowledge management systems. Currently I am a visiting faculty for courses in quantitative methods and data mining for leading business schools in India while pursing my doctoral research at IIM-Bangalore in Quantitative Methods and Information systems.
My experience along with my Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from BITS-Pilani and a Masters in Business Management from IIM-Bangalore, allow me to contribute to the overall business strategy at EI Design, as well as provide input for operational excellence.
Avinash Agrawal is a seasoned and passionate business executive with a successful record of setting up software companies from the scratch, building them to growth and delivering high quality products and services. He has over 30 years of diversified experience in the global software industry. He also has extensive experience in Information Technology and Management services in large business conglomerates. He has mentored professionals who now hold senior positions in NASDAQ listed companies or run their own companies.
Agrawal worked as Managing Director of Narus Networks India (now part of Boeing, USA), President and CEO of Merge Healthcare India (now part of IBM) and Managing Director of First Consulting Group, India (now part of Computer Science Corporation). Since 2010, he has been serving as an advisor and mentor at CEO level in many industries.
Avinash Agrawal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Durgapur, a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from IIT Delhi and a Master’s Degree in Operations Research from University of British Columbia, Canada.
Avinash Agrawal has been engaged as a mentor for EIDesign from 2012. He has been involved in guiding the management and operations teams at both strategic and operational level with focus on sustainable business growth supported by defined and standardized processes for operations. Presently working with the top management to identify new opportunities to take the organization to a higher level of growth through long term business partnerships with predictable revenues.
Vikram Amaranath is a business executive with a passion for business excellence and has over 30 years of corporate experience in the areas of IT services and manufacturing. He has held senior consulting and management positions with one of India’s leading IT services companies, Tata Consulting Services. He also served as the Vice-President and Head of Manufacturing Industry Group and the Energy Industry Group for MindTree Limited.
Vikram has been using his top level corporate management experience in mentoring several high-potential organisations to grow and scale multi-fold since 2012.
Vikram holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad and a Post Graduate degree in Management from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Engaged as a Mentor at EI Design from 2012, Vikram’s intervention has been both at the strategic and operational levels. At the strategic level, the external perspective has brought in greater strategic depth and focus, for a sustained business growth. At the Operational level the thrust has been towards a fact-based scalable organization that has led to greater process-focus and metrics driven approach.
Asha Pandey, CMD & Chief Learning Strategist
As a co-founder, I am the longest serving team member at EI Design. I have nearly 29 years of experience in the IT industry, of which 15 years of experience is in the Learning domain.
I have led the organisation since inception and head two business units, namely Business Development and Instructional Design. I also spearhead our “Innovation” initiative.
I also have a Learning consulting practice to advise and train organisations on eLearning/mLearning adoption. This portfolio is being revamped and enhanced shortly.
Although my basic degree is in Electrical Engineering, I have found my calling in Instructional Design. This is my passion and I closely work with the team in creating engaging and innovative learning experiences.
Dhananjay Ganjoo, CEO
I have 25+ Years of Consultative Sales Career in Information Technology with rich & varied experience in different Technologies, Business Domains, Verticals and Geographies. Majority of my career has been in Technology Sales and Business Development roles as a team leader. I have experience in Analysis, Strategy and Planning by driving market, customer and industry ecosystem. Over the last several years I have successfully built high performance teams and have been able to inspire them for sustained growth.
I co-founded Envoy Labs – a boutique business consulting in Jan 2013 with a view to provide Indian Entrepreneurs go-to-market expertise and access to a network of Investors. Over the 2 years at Envoy Labs, I’ve had the opportunity to incubate, mentor and assist several exciting Indian startups and ventures at different stages of their growth cycle.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Mumbai.
Subramani K, COO
I have a total experience of 16 years, with 4 years in print media and over 11 years in eLearning. My expertise lies in understanding graphic design, quality assurance procedures, project management, presales, customer relationship and solution architecting. My close association with teams helps me to continuously learn and enrich my knowledge to enhance my skills.
At EI Design, I oversee the project progress from presales to product strategy (prototyping), manage customer relationship, collaborate with managers, leads and domain experts in crafting products with a great learnability experience in line with trending designs and latest technology.
Additionally, I passionately strive to achieve standardisation and centralisation of process workflows and artifacts to achieve predictable quality and timely deliverables. This helps in meeting the goals of my organisation and my customers.
I work with an excellent team here and I am proud to be associated with EI Design for the last 10+ years.
Vishnuwardhan RP, Head-Operations
As Head of Operations, my main responsibility is the smooth functioning of our development activity across domains. To accomplish this, I plan, direct and remain closely involved with the project execution team and look after overall resource management. Additionally, I focus on continuous improvement of the customer satisfaction index across accounts.
With over 14 years of core eLearning experience and having grown from the Visual Design domain to operations Management, I have been able to effectively manage cross-functional teams, providing guidance and assistance to the project teams to deliver high-quality products to customers.
My 11-year association with EI Design has been remarkable. It has been a great learning experience to work with a talented pool of individuals. The excellent work culture at EI Design helps me hone my skills and perform my role better. The organisation’s goal has been a driving force and remains a constant motivator.
Anirban Das, Creative Director
Over the last 11 years that I have been in the design domain, I have grown into the role of Head of Visual Design by working very closely with designers, developers, content creators, project managers, leadership, clients and users. Understanding the way designers think, work and how to generate the optimum output by balancing creativity, client expectations and user experience has been the greatest challenge as well as the greatest learning for me. In this process, I was able to help the organisations become leading solution providers.
Processes are an integral part of the overall strategy and this has driven me to see the merit in it and further building on it.
I am a firm believer in the fact that there is no better education than on job training and all through my 11-year career in design it has been the case. This has helped me to sharpen my skills to the optimum level and identify learning opportunities that helped me become a professional to the core. My passion for user centered design led me to become a Certified Usability Analyst.
I like what I do because of the multiplicity of responsibilities it has and the challenges that it poses to me as a professional. From getting into project level planning and startegising to managing and mentoring the Visual Design team, working on pre-sales activities, product design and user centred design practices, keeps my enthusiasm going on daily activities.
Rajendra Korde, Manager-Operations Excellence and HCM
As a Manager, my main responsibility is to manage and execute internal operations and the HCM function effectively. To accomplish this, I plan, direct and remain closely involved with all teams and have regular interactions with them to understand their challenges, provide effective solutions and bridge the gap between the development team and higher management. Additionally, I focus on the continuous improvement of the internal process and functions.
I have over 9.5 years of industry experience, which includes 3 years in Advertising/Print Media and 6.5 years in e-learning with EI Design. In my journey with EI Design so far, I have grown from being a Visual Designer to an Assistant Manager (Operations).
Throughout this journey with EI Design, I got the opportunity to work with excellent team members who supported and helped me grow to this level. The work culture at EI Design is excellent and has helped me to improve my skills and perform my role better. The company also provided me a platform to showcase my various capabilities and make contributions which were out of the purview of my profile (as a Visual Designer).
I completed my graduation in G D Art (Commercial/Applied Arts) form Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune. As a student, I got the opportunity to be part of Vidyarthi Sahayak Samiti, Pune, where students complete their education through ‘earn and learn’.
Asish Menon, Program Manager
Unlike renowned Indian English writer Anita Nair puts it about an age when all men begin to encounter their fathers in their bathroom mirrors; an age when men let the relief of not having to worry about what comes next in life, Asish Menon with his team of ardent co-innovators are inquisitive of what new they could do for the beneficiaries of their novel learning solutions. Result – customer delight with an industry high customer retention rate.
Asish, with a flair for illustrations quit his cozy job of 6 years’ tenure as quality control chemist to resume a career as graphic designer in elearning industry, way back in year 2000. In a span of 15 years, he has been sailing through rough waters to conquer new boundaries of excellence leaping over diverse roles as project lead, creative media specialist and Project Manager until the newest stint of heading the innovations team as a Program Manager.
Shahid Ahmed, Senior Project Manager
With over 12 years of experience in the eLearning industry, I am managing a custom learning solution team of eLearning specialists at EI Design. I am responsible for successful execution of all projects and solutions committed to our customers. My focus is to use learner-centric strategies for course development, thereby creating a better learning experience for every end-user. As an Instructional Designer, I have in the past worked on 50+ projects of varying types, covering corporate and technical simulations, aviation training, story-based learning, CBT to WBT conversions and 300 hours of Financial ILT training. I have demonstrated proficiency in analysing client requirements and content, defining instructional strategies and course structures, creating storyboards and reviewing outputs.
I hold a Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry from Madras University and a Diploma in Instructional Design from Symbiosis, Pune, India.
Anandan G, Senior Project Manager
Being in EI Design for almost 5 years, I have enriched my skills through the constant support and guidance of the higher management team and my colleagues.
With my vast experience in handling different customers from different countries, I am keen to take up new opportunities and execute them successfully, which will be a value addition to the company.
My focus towards fulfilling/exceeding current expectations of our customers and sensing their future expectations has helped our organisation to be more competitive.
As we are stepping up for CMMi certification, I am enthusiastic about my contribution to the organisation in achieving this.
With my effective pre-planning and efficient execution, I am helping my organisation consolidate its position in the global learning space. My endeavour would be to continue to build further in the same path.
Jithesh Chandran, Project Manager
I have over 13 years of experience in Visual Design, Interface Design, Usability and Project Management. A seasoned professional with outstanding expertise in handling multiple projects from different verticals within the stipulated time period, I have worked with some of the leading eLearning organisations and handled various clients across the globe.
I am a creative, enthusiastic and result-oriented person who possesses the capacity to meet challenges and yield fruitful results. I successfully blend a solid work ethic with integrity and single-minded dedication while maintaining focus towards meeting project as well as organisational goals.
Sujit Singh, Associate Project Manager
I have been a part of EI Design for the last 9 years and I have been loving every minute of it. As an Associate Project Manager, I play an important role in handling the projects effectively and efficiently. I put my heart and soul in my work to ensure that we meet and exceed customer needs and expectations. I strive to effectively act as a bridge between my team and the customer and make the best out of the opportunity I get in addressing challenges and coming up with strategies and solutions to overcome them.
I have a Bachelor’s degree and have completed a Diploma course in Professional Multimedia from the Arena Multimedia Institute, Bangalore. I served my first two years at an advertising agency and have a penchant for animation/cartoon/caricature-based work.
Rudra Kumar Balla, Associate Project Manager
I have over 13 years of experience in print media and publishing and possess in-depth knowledge of designing and printing manuals and brochures.
Having made different kinds of presentations to global clients over the years in my career so far, I am adept at coordinating with clients, gathering requirements and providing complete technical solutions for their business needs.
As an Associate Project Manager at EI Design, I work with the team and key stakeholders to fulfil the key goals and major objectives of the organisation. I work in line with the organisation’s focus and guide my team members in the best possible manner.
Chandra Sekhar, Associate Manager-Innovation and Operations
Being a Lead in Innovation team, my main responsibility is the exploration of new tools to understand their strengths and limitations. After the evaluation, my team and I create prototypes to showcase how they can be used to create learning solutions for our customers.
Having eight years of experience in eLearning has given me the opportunity to work on varied projects and with different tools. I am always eager to learn new, upcoming tools and technologies and EI Design has provided the path for me to accomplish this. Seeing the application of my exploration in the organisation gives me the required boost for further exploration and determining ways to innovate further.
Jitin Rangapur, Associate Project Manager
It has been a wonderful experience working with EI Design so far, for the last 8.5 years to be precise. As a Project Lead, I work with the team and key stakeholders to set the key goals and major objectives of the organisation. I am expected to maintain the organisational focus and provide clear direction to the team members.
My focus is to manage and deliver good quality products consistently within the budgeted hours. I strive to effectively communicate with the team members to meet customer expectations, provide clarity on the project scope, planning, effort tracking, timelines and milestones in addition to making the right decisions. I consider it my duty to identify the potential of each team member, provide the required training and help them groom to the next level.
I aim to lead and motivate people effectively, encourage teamwork, communicate effectively with senior management and have a clear vision of what determines a successful product for the customer and the organisation.
Somnath Gupta, Senior Visual Architect
Being an e-learning Solutions Architect for varied learners, domains and verticals across various geographic locations, I have strong capabilities, skills and experience in understanding clients’ requirement and providing appropriate solutions with a holistic visual design package.
Some of my key skills include strategising content presentation and human computer interface design. Other than this, I am proficient in e-learning development methodologies, processes and best practices. I also have a basic knowledge of instructional design processes and adult learning principles that helps me in my role.
My colleagues say that I am extremely good in visual design and interface design and possess good knowledge of usability techniques.
Sinchu Raj, Associate Manager-Technology
I have been associated with the EI Design family for five years and it has been a fruitful journey. The organisation has given me a whole lot of exposure and support, which has played an important role in my career.
As a Tech lead, I take up the complete responsibility for all aspects related to the technology domain and guide my team in the right direction. I also make sure that products that get shipped from EI Design meet the client requirement with the best quality output.
We have expertise in various eLearning authoring tools and technologies in the market. When we receive a new requirement from any of our clients, I analyse the requirement and suggest the suitable tool to meet the client’s need.
My goal is to make EI Design one of the best technology-based companies in the market globally and I am looking forward to make this goal a reality.
Shiva Kumar D, Lead-QA
Being a Lead QA, I am responsible for all aspects of the Quality Management System. I have created an effective working relationship with my team members to ensure all deliveries are in line with the customer requirements and delivered on schedule. We have delivered many successful projects and I am proud to be a part of this enviable feat.
I have, over a period of time, acquired a substantial know-how of the eLearning industry and am passionate about my work. Besides testing, I am responsible for maintaining accuracy of documents and control of the Quality Assurance domain. I also identify issues concerning Quality and recommend changes where necessary.
Overall, I have 11 years of experience in testing, including 10 years in the eLearning domain. EI Design has given me the platform to learn something new every day and I transmit the same to my team, thereby driving the organisation towards success.
Join Our Fully-Engaged Team
If you are born curious, passionate and enjoy your work, have a determination to learn continuously, commitment to be innovative, maintain integrity and quest to excel, we are keen to welcome you to our enchanting world of creativity, fun and teamwork.