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Our Founding Visionaries

Leaders Who Inspire Leadership

Our Founders

At Valia School of Management (VSM), our founders are the pillars who have shaped our vision and values. With decades of diverse experience and a commitment to educational excellence, they embody the spirit of leadership that VSM instills in every student.

RAJESH PILLAI - Founder and Director of VSM

Rajesh Pillai

As the Founder and Director of VSM, Rajesh Pillai brings over 25 years of rich experience spanning education, aviation, IT, and media. Before his venture into VSM, he led as the Founding CEO of Vidyalankar School of Business and Futuristic Skillville Pvt Ltd. His journey in education began at ITM Group of Institutions and the National Flying Training Institute, shaping India’s finest pilots. Rajesh’s global perspective, garnered through senior roles at Wipro and Satyam, enriches VSM’s approach to management education. An avid reader and student mentor, he is passionate about empowering teams and fostering a supportive, performance-driven culture.

Gaurang Bhatt

Gaurang Bhatt, Co-Founder and Director of VSM, has over 20 years of expertise in sales, business development, and educational leadership. His journey includes transformative roles at Vidyalankar School of Business, Universal Business School, and ITM Group, among others. Gaurang’s knack for revitalizing educational programs and businesses is evident in his numerous accolades, including Best Employee at MAAC and SSI. His leadership in launching Executive MBA programs and expanding educational outreach demonstrates his commitment to enhancing academic excellence. Gaurang’s vision is fueled by a desire to create impactful learning opportunities that transform students’ careers and lives.

Gaurang Bhatt Co-Founder and Director of VSM