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.


Dr Rajeev Gupta


Dr. Rajeev Gupta
ISH School Board
Member since 2020


Dr. Rajeev Gupta is an accomplished Agricultural Biotechnologist, Molecular Biologist, Molecular Geneticist and a successful leader with a PhD from University of Cambridge, UK and Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He spent almost two decades abroad working in various public and private sectors (DuPont) handling multiple projects in Ag Biotechnology and Crop Improvement. Rajiv joined ICRISAT in 2015, as Principal Scientist and Theme Leader for Genomics and Trait Discovery, and leads a team of scientists working on developing and applying modern resources, tools and technologies in genomics, genetics and trait discovery programs in mandate crops. Rajeev is married to Rohini and their son and daughter attend ISH.



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.


  • 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.