Ever since its establishment in 2017, ECHENAR CONSULTANTS has embraced a forward-thinking approach, characterized by goal-oriented strategies, seamless coordination, and a decentralized team structure.
Within our collective, you will find a diverse range of professionals—dedicated teachers, skilled trainers, insightful policy analysts, talented translators, adept interpreters, knowledgeable academicians, and experienced diplomats, among others. We seamlessly collaborate, tagging in individuals as projects demand, ensuring that the right expertise is engaged at the right time.
This collaborative model enables us to operate with exceptional efficiency, making optimal use of resources and extending our reach far and wide. Harnessing the power of communication technology and cutting-edge applications, we leverage these tools to enhance our cerebral operations, enabling seamless collaboration, effective knowledge sharing, and streamlined project management.
At ECHENAR CONSULTANTS, we are united by a common vision—to deliver impactful solutions and drive positive change. Our agile and decentralized team structure empowers us to adapt swiftly, tackle complex challenges, and bring forth innovative approaches to our work.
Together, we leverage our collective expertise, foster synergistic partnerships, and harness the power of technology to deliver exceptional results for our clients and stakeholders.
Founder | Chief Business Responsible
Harshad is a thoughtful and focused person with a practical mindset and a good sense of emotions. He enjoys working on projects that bring new challenges, where he can use his varied experiences to come up with creative solutions. He thinks deeply about policies and devises effective strategies.
Polyglot, Educationist, Analyst, Writer, Editor, Translator
M.Sc. in Defense and Strategic Studies from Pune University
Winner, National Level Japanese Language Speech Contest, Year 2013
Co-Founder | Director, Academics
Rutuja is a person who truly values human connections and enjoys working both behind PC monitors and amidst the beauty of pristine mountains. As a consultant and language professional, Rutuja's approach to working revolves around three main elements: Purpose, Process, and Potential, while also appreciating the importance of aesthetics. With her extensive experience as a Japanese Language Coach, Rutuja has developed a deep understanding of the language and excels in guiding learners. Her enthusiasm is always inspiring and uplifting for both learners and colleagues, creating a positive and motivational environment.
Polyglot, Educator, Facilitator, Artist, Naturalist
History major. Specialization in International Relations studies.
Embassy of Japan, Ministry of External Affairs India Certified Japanese Language Trainer
Shri P K Dong
Advisor | Former Diplomat | Inspiration
Chairman, Dong & Associates
Former Regional Director (Europe), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India
Former Executive Director and later CEO and MD, Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation
Visiting Senior faculty member, Sikkim (Central) University, Gangtok
Advisor | Philosopher
Renowned translator of Japanese literature in Marathi and English. It includes a collection of 36 short stories by Japanese author Shin'ichi Hoshi, numerous short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Abe Kobo. His vision is to introduce Indian readers to the world of Japanese literature through literary translation.
He has extensive experience in Patent Translation and review, as well. A JNU Alumni and Mombusho scholar.
Assistant Professor of Japanese Language, Dept of Asian Languages, English & Foreign Language University, Hyderabad
Renowned Japanese Language Translator of Books and Novels (Rashomon, Shinichi Hoshii Short-Short Stories and many more)
Sr Consultant | Publishing and Strategy
Akhil's passion for the publishing industry stems from his curiosity about its current state, market requirements, and the challenges posed by resource deficiencies in this ever-changing landscape.
He has received a comprehensive education in publishing from Oxford Brookes University, with a special focus on children's books. Akhil firmly believes that there is a vast readership waiting to be reached, and he strives to unlock the industry's full potential.
As the Chief Strategist and Managing Director of Mehta Publishing House (MPH) in Pune, Akhil plays a crucial role in shaping the company's direction. MPH holds a cherished place in the hearts of Marathi book readers, thanks to its remarkable catalog.
In his earlier professional experiences, Akhil has worked for Mehta Book Sellers in Kolhapur, Radio Mirchi, Periscope Books in England, Creme Magazine in Pune, and Sunny's World in Pune. These diverse roles have enriched his understanding of the industry and provided him with valuable insights into different aspects of publishing.
Driven by his passion and expertise, Akhil is dedicated to bringing the joy of reading to a wider audience, and he remains committed to exploring new avenues and strategies to achieve this goal.
Advisor | IT Evangelist | Academic Writer
Soudamini has extensive corporate experience - Persistent, Syntel and Infosys. She was responsible for Infosys Campus Connect Program - An Industry-academia partnership program for enhancing the employability of engineering students. Involved in technology training and e-learning development for Education and Research Department.
She is also the winner of the Infosys Excellence Award 2010 under the System and Process (Education and Research), Bravo Award 2010,
Most Valuable Team Member 2008, Infosys Excellence Awards 2006 for Systems and Processes, Syntel – Manager’s Award 2005
She has authored numerous books for Computer Science engineering. Has also taught is Walchand CoE, Sangli and Cummins CoE, Pune.
Consultant Trainer | Wildlife Biologist
Ninad is a passionate individual with a deep love for wildlife and a strong commitment to teaching. He specializes in making science education practical and engaging, particularly for K12 students. Ninad possesses extensive expertise in the Western Ghat Jungles and has dedicated his research to reptiles and amphibians. At Echenar, he not only contributes his knowledge to our team but also oversees our tourism services "FIRASTI" in Maharashtra.
His innovative thinking has led him to design new courses that cater to the needs of K12 and undergraduate students in the fields of science, pharmaceuticals, and health sciences. By developing these courses, he aims to provide valuable and relevant educational opportunities for students at various academic levels.
Ninad's dual passions for wildlife and education drive his commitment to fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world. With his expertise and dedication, he plays a vital role in expanding Echenar's educational offerings and contributing to a more engaging and practical learning experience for students.
Consultant Trainer | Entrepreneur
Sayali is a Master Biotechnologist by domain. She did some advanced studies in Clinical Research and Data Management. Yet, she found her strong inclination towards German language learning and teaching.
She also feels that such expertise should be available outside Tier-I cities. Moreover, she herself is a great example of CPE - Continuing Professional Education.
As an entrepreneur, she manages a youthful and bustling popular hangout place Cafe Caffa Coffood with her husband in Sangli city. She is a proud mother of two darling daughters.