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Role Players 2017

Manjula Pooja Shroff


An edupreneur, she is regarded by many as the change agent for schooling in the state of Gujarat.

As CEO of Kalorex, she has been instrumental in founding and managing several premier schools. Kalorex, since its inceptions in 1995, is a name synonymous to professional and excellence in schooling. It has in its umbrella, the Delhi Public Schools, Calorx Olive International School at Ahmedabad and Calorx Public Schools across the Western Belt of India with 40+ educational Institutions. Kalorex has recently forayed into the international territory with fresh footprints in the UAE. Kalorex is recognized as a quality conscious group with a focus on Innovation and use of Technology in Learning. The one of its kind, sector specific Calorx Teachers' University is developing a creed of teachers to fill the quality gap of Human Capital. She is also having an additional portfolio as an Independent Director at Gujarat Gas Company Ltd., Eimco Elecon (India) Limited and Sabarmati Gas Ltd.

She is a postgraduate from York University and executive alumni from London School of Economics. Holding a post-graduate degree from Utkal University and is a Graduate of Management Education Programme IIM, Ahmedabad.

Her concern for the marginalized and those with special learning needs is evident through the projects Visamo Kids and Prerna - a school for dyslexics.

Recipient of several awards, among them, the prestigious Secular India Award from the President of India, Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma & Woman of the year by American Bibliography Society, North Carolina.

An avid outdoor person, she has tried her hand in adventure sports like sky diving, parasailing, snorkeling, skiing, trekking and white water rafting. Has participated in a few running marathons, is an enthusiastic cyclists and has attempted cross country rides. Besides herself participating in cylothons, has been promoting the cause of green earth by encouraging young riders from ages 3 -16 years to pick up their cycles and ride.