The vanguards of SRK

Mr. Kamlesh Yagnik

Mr Kamlesh Yagnik is the forerunner and President of SRK Knowledge Foundation. He holds a post-graduate degree in Engineering from IIT-Mumbai and has more than three decades of experience in the industry and consulting. He was appointed as First Chief Resilience Officer by the Municipal Corporation of Surat City. He served as a President of the South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry and worked to project the vibrancy of the city’s trade and commerce at the international level. He is serving as the Chairman of Sarvajanik Education Society, Surat catering to the academic needs of more than thirty-two thousand students by administering over thirty schools, colleges and research institutes in South Gujarat. He is actively involved in various philanthropic activities. He firmly believes that one must align his or her work with individual philosophy and expertise to achieve the desired results. He has a keen interest in leadership, management, creative ideas and innovations.

Dr. Nirav Mandir

Dr Nirav Mandir has been instrumental as a Chief Human Capital Officer with Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (SRK), World’s largest Diamond & Jewellery Manufacturing and Export conglomerate, generating a revenue of more than $1.3 billion. He shoulders the strategic responsibilities for SRK’s Global HR, IR, Administration, HSE, CSR, and Compliances. He is also the Project Administrator for SRK’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Dr Nirav has achieved his Post-Doctoral Fellowship from South Korea, a Ph.D. from the USA, Advanced HRM from IIM-A, M.Phil., Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety & Environmental Management, M.S.W.; L.L.B. & B.Sc. (Physics). He has published Six HR/IR/HSE-related Research Papers in various National & International Journals. He is also certified Lead Auditor for ISO standards, i.e., 9001, 45001 and 27001. A Certified Assessor for LEAN MFG.; Material Flow Cost Accounting; Psychometric Assessments; Value Stream Mapping; Certified HR Analytics & Metrics Professional; Certified Employee Engagement Professional; Certified Food Safety Supervisor; First Aid Senior; Certified Industrial & Fire Safety Professional; Certified Leadership Coach; Innovation & Strategy Professional from Harvard University, USA and a Certified Independent Director & Life Member-IICA, Ministry of Corporate Affairs – GoI.

He is recognised for his untiring work with prestigious awards in his HR journey: 

  • Youngest HR Professional of the Year-2018 by National Institute of Personnel Management.
  • 100-Top HR Minds (India) – 2018 by Times Ascent.
  • Most Influential HR Leaders in India – 2016 by World HRD Congress.


His honourary commitments include; 

  • Member-Institute of Directors
  • Member-Executive Council, SRK Knowledge Foundation
  • Chairman-HR & Training Committee, SGCCI
  • President-HR Forum, SGPC
  • Member-HR Committee, Kiran Hospital
  • Advisory Board Member-Unified Brainz of India
  • Advisory Board Member – FuturoKnowledge, Singapore
  • Member-Industry Academia Forum, AURO University &
  • Adjunct Professor-KEISIE International University, USA.

Mr. Bhavesh Lathiya

Mr Bhavesh Lathiya is a passionate, high potential Senior Executive with more than fifteen years of work experience. He is proving his mettle in demanding situations with an exhibition of high-quality performances, and an ability to swiftly grasp complex concepts and interpret ideas into logical strategies. He is skilled in analysing existing operations and implementing pre-tested strategies & processes to improve productivity and efficiency. He has been into the field of education for more than twelve years. He has achieved Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, Masters in Arts, and Bachelors in Education. His zeal for teaching aspired him to change and add value to the Government Schools in Surat while working as a Principal.  Helping people is in his blood and to aid people at large, he serves as the General Manager at SRK Knowledge Foundation and also as a Director of VN Godhani English School. He admits that along with the theoretical knowledge, its practical application is equally important. His work experiences comprise in the arena of School Education, Skill Development and Corporate Social Responsibility, and have significantly contributed to the vision of the team and organisation. He has won accolades for his orating skills and heads the stage during the functions of VVIP`s, Celebrities and with People of National Importance to India.