ISH School Board

The formal responsibility of managing ISH lies with the Director General of ICRISAT. ICRISAT has established the ISH School Board to help evolve the strategy, define policy guidelines and the operational framework in collaboration with the Head of School. The board also supports the Head of School in managing the school. The School’s Charter, the School’s Mission, the School Board and the rules and regulations of ICRISAT guide the running of the school.

The ISH School Board consists of seven members. The composition of the board is as follows:

  • One member appointed by the Director General of ICRISAT as a management representative.
  • Six members are selected by the committee from the ISH parent community.

 

 

Ram Vasudevan
ISH School Board Chair
Chair since 2020

 

 

Ram received his LLM from Columbia University School of Law, his MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University and his BL from the University of Madras, and is the Founder of QuisLex, widely acknowledged by the industry at large as a top Global alternate legal services firm. Before QuisLex, Ram spent eight years advising clients on corporate and M&A transactions with Skadden Arps and Sidley Austin in New York. Ram is involved in several community based initiatives relating to education and health. 

Ram has two children at ISH (his third daughter graduated this year) and is a big believer in the school and it's ideals.

 

 

 

Angshu Sengupta

ISH School Board
Member since 2021

 

Mr. Angshu Sengupta was the Director of Finance, Risk & Legal at IRRI before he joined ICRISAT. In a career spanning 32 years, Mr. Sengupta worked 13 years in manufacturing, 15 in IT enabled services, two years in international consulting and two years in a non-profit research organization. He has shouldered the responsibilities of a CFO for about 8 years in his career. Mr. Sengupta has worked in GE Capital, GE Healthcare, GE Lighting, Vodafone, Countrywide Financial Corporation / Bank of America, Tata Consultancy Services, ACC Cements and Dunlop amongst other organizations.

Mr. Sengupta is a strategic business partner and out-of-the-box thinker, with successes in business transformation, process redesign for better control and productivity using Six Sigma tools, start-up operations, business/entity restructuring, P&L management, stakeholder management, cost control, risk management, compliance, margin improvement and working capital improvement. He is known for his deliberate and focused approach in leading global multi-cultural teams for reaching business goals.

Prior to joining IRRI, he was the CFO of AGC Networks Limited from 2016 to 2018. There, he oversaw its global operations in India, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, UAE, Abu Dhabi, Kenya, and the USA. During his consultancy days, he worked on projects in Romania, Lithuania, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Tanzania.


 

 


 

 

Casparus (Cassie) Kromhout
ISH School Board
Member since 2018

 

Cassie Kromhout is the Managing Director and CEO of Shriram Life Insurance. Cassie joined Shriram Life Insurance Company in Hyderabad, India as the COO in March 2010, where he has been building the organizational capabilities. Cassie has been instrumental in developing and executing strategy and is leading the drive towards further innovation, the use of digital technologies and strategic ecosystem partnerships to expand the reach and business growth of SLIC. He began his career in South Africa in 1991 as an Industrial Engineer with Iscor Mining.  He joined the Life Insurance industry in 1997 with the opportunity to be part of the large strategic program to re-engineer Sanlam’s processes and policy administration systems. Cassie and his wife Luchelle have been ISH parents since 2010 and have been supporting, participating in and contributing significantly to the school's activities at multiple levels. Their son graduated from ISH and their daughter currently attends ISH.

 


 

 

Clark Ledger
ISH School Board
Member since 2020

 

Clark Ledger joined the State Department in 2001 and now serves as Consulate General Hyderabad, India's Consular Section Chief. His most recent overseas assignments include Consular Section Chief at U.S. Consulate General Chengdu, China (2016 to 2019) and Consulate General Naha’s Consular Section Chief in Okinawa, Japan (2012 to 2015). Mr. Ledger also worked as an Economics Officer at U.S. Embassy Beijing (2009 to 2012) and U.S. Embassy Tunis (2004 to 2006) and as a Watch Officer in the Department's Operations Center (2006 to 2007). His first posting was to U.S. Embassy Hanoi (2002 to 2004) as Vice Consul.

Mr. Ledger graduated from UC Santa Barbara (B.A. hons. 1987), Cornell Law School (J.D., 1990), and the Air Force's Air War College (M.S. strategic studies, 2020). He speaks Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French, and some Spanish. Mr. Ledger has twice received the Department of State's Superior Honor Award, in addition to several Meritorious Honor Awards. He is a competitive Masters swimmer and enjoys surfing whenever near waves. His wife, Sheila and he have two sons, Connor in grade 11 and Calder in grade 5 at ISH. Please join me in welcoming Clark and his family to ISH.


 

Scott Norling
ISH School Board
Member since 2017

 

Scott is the Promoter and Managing Director of 4B Serve a company specializing in media communication. He is a coalition builder, educator and pastor who has lived in India for over 30 years, serving the people of India through social service programs across the nation. Over the years he has built a number of churches, schools and developed infrastructure in small village communities including roads, sanitation systems and hospitals.


 

Ravi Paruchuri
ISH School Board
Member since 2017

 

Ravi Paruchuri is currently Executive Leader at Express Scripts (an American Fortune 100 company) and Country Head for India and Philippines. Prior to his current role, he was Director of Information Technology at Express Scripts, Saint Louis, MO. Before Joining Express Scripts, he held leadership roles at Monsanto, Saint Louis, MO, USA and Siemens, Hyderabad, India.

Ravi obtained Master of Information Management Executive degree from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO, USA and Master of Business Administration from Department of Business Management, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. Ravi is married and has two children at ISH who have been studying at ISH for the past 7 years.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS 

  • Served as Chapter Chair, America’s SAP User Group (ASUG), Saint Louis, MO
  • Served as Member, Society for Information Management (SIM), St. Louis, MO
  • Guest Speaker, Missouri S&T University, Rolla, MO.
  • Past President of Monsanto Asian Network
  • Member of Monsanto Global ERP Management Team
  • Monsanto Mergers and Acquisitions Team
  • Past Lead of Monsanto Global SAP Network
  • Member of Monsanto United Way Core Team 

 


 

Remko Vochteloo
ISH School Board
Member since 2016

 

 

Remko holds an Executive MBA degree from Business School Lausanne and is the current Country Leader and Director of Operations for Deloitte Netherlands in India. Before joining Deloitte he was the CFO of Andersen Netherlands and was part of the Board of MZH Foundation, a group of five Montessori schools. Remko is passionate about development work in Asia, he has worked in the field of sustainable forest management in Indonesia, as an English teacher in Cambodia and founded a non-profit organization to support unprivileged children in Cambodia. Remko’s children have attended ISH for six years.

 

 

 

Linda LaPine (Ex Officio)
Head of School