R Sreenivasan is one of the founder directors
of Career Launcher. He is a teacher and a motivator at heart. His
responsibilities in the organization include contributing to strategy,
business development, quality, and last but not the least helping
people realize their potential.
Sreeni, as he is called, did his Masters in Computer Applications
(MCA) followed by M. Tech (Computer Science) from Jawaharlal Nehru
University, New Delhi and went on to work with Tata Consultancy Services,
one of the largest software development organizations in the world.
During his four-year stint with TCS he held various responsibilities
including project leader for a few projects.
He then went to do his MBA from Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore,
one of the top business schools in the Asia-pacific. He later joined
Sony Corporations' Sony Entertainment Television during its initial
phase and held various responsibilities including EA to VP (programming)
and to CEO, manager (production), manager (on-air promotions) and
was instrumental in streamlining production and reducing costs drastically.
Sreeni then moved to Career Launcher in its inception stage. From
being the fourth member of the team he now takes care of over 190
CLites and thousands of students. His enthusiasm is infectious and
he is a livewire. He is also seen as the mascot of CL, representing
true spirit of CL.
His passion is pushing people to realize their dreams. He is one of
the most sought after consultants for leading newspapers like The
Times of India, Hindustan Times and The Indian Express on careers.
His motivational talks have inspired a large number of students and
he continues to be in demand by the school community - schools, teachers
and students. Through his weekly columns and emails he answers numerous
queries on careers from far and wide, spread across the age groups
of 12 to 60. Even in the Gulf he contributes at present to Gulf Times,
through his column 'Career Pathfinder' over the weekends. He contributes
immensely to FutureMap, the career facilitation product of CL.
Dr. Farooq Wasil, chairman of Gulf Council for CBSE schools, invited
Sreeni to be part of a two-day workshop for all the CBSE principals
of the GULF during the Gulf Council Conference held in Doha, Qatar
in January 2002. This workshop was conducted by eminent organizational
development expert, Dr T V Rao, ex-professor Indian Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad and Chairman, TVRao learning systems.
Sreeni is also a facilitator for CRESTCOM, Denver, US-based, largest
executive training corporate in the world with presence in over 55
countries. He spends a lot of time every month, facilitating and training
top management of corporates for developing an open environment in
their organizations to improve, synergize and harness the resources
and to keep ahead of competition.
His interests are varied, having had exhibitions of his own in photography
and painting; taking part in theatre. He has directed a 52-part series
on Indian classical music for television channel Star Plus, each episode
had an eminent musician performing. He works with theatre guru, Mr.
Barry John, and is a director on the board of Imago Theatre Group.
He also works on documentary films.
He brings with him immense experience and will take care of the endeavours
in the field of education in general and with schools in particular
in the Gulf region.