Shashank Vira is the Managing Partner of The Hearth Education Advisors. He has over 30 years of experience in academics, education strategy and operations, and social infrastructure financing. He has been the CEO of international companies, led private equity investments and debt financing of education projects. Shashank has established several high quality international academic institutions, master-planned and overseen the development of education townships and founded technology-in-education companies. He has also headed the curriculum, affiliation, research and development division of a national examination board in India. He is on the Board of some of the leading schools, colleges and educational institutions. He has taught at the school and college levels in India and the UK.