Meet our Leadership Team

The leadership behind the success of Crimson World School

Leadership Team

Farzana
Dohadwala

EXECUTIVE CHAIRPERSON
With over 30 years of experience as a national and international educator, she has founded…

Francis
Joseph

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mr. Francis Joseph is considered as one of the Top 25 Leaders Re-inventing…

Husein
Dohadwala

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Husien Dohadwalla has been associated with schools for more than 16 years in…

Ankita
Patil Lunkad

DIRECTOR
She devoted her early years as a pre-school teacher and also taught the underserved…

Farzana Dohadwala

EXECUTIVE CHAIRPERSON
With over 30 years of experience as a national and international educator, she has founded over 20+ schools and mentored over 100 schools across India, the Middle East, and South Asia. Madam Farzana Dohadwala is one of India’s top 50 educationists and a changemaker who has pioneered new ways to education. She is the founding member of South Asia IB Schools Association that she started in the year 1992. She is on the boards of the Early Childhood Association and the Association of Primary Education and Research. A founding member of the Association of ICSE Schools in Maharashtra (AISM) and a member of the FICCI Alliance of Re-imaging School Education (ARISE), Madam Farzana Dohadwala is a firm believer in Plutarch’s philosophy, which states that “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited”.

Francis Joseph

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Francis Joseph is considered as one of the Top 25 Leaders Re-inventing Education in India in 2020. With a Limca Books of Records as one of to his accolades he has been instrumental in managing more than 100+ Schools in India and across Middle East.  He has dedicated his last 25+ years being an Evangelist in education with a purpose to help the various education boards to develop the best operational policies best suited for students and various stakeholders. He works closely for the public education system as advisor of the State and International Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Government of Maharashtra. He was able to successfully implement online teaching for students and online Teacher education in more than 600 schools in Maharashtra and Gujarat during the Pandemic. Mr. Francis Joseph strongly believes that in the future education is all about differentiation, blended learning, technology as an enabler and student voices.

Husien Dohadwalla

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Husien Dohadwalla has been associated with schools for more than 16 years in capacity of Academic Head / Pedagogical Leader for middle, secondary and high schools. He has established and managed over 10 schools not only in India but also overseas (Belgium).

He has been spearheading the design and launch of various new initiatives from Business Forums, Master Class Series of Talks, TEDx Youth Events, Career Counselling Program, 21st Century Skills Program to name a few.

He has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Calcutta, is a Certified Public Accountant (Delaware, USA) and has also completed his Bachelor of Education degree from University of Mumbai.

Since 2013, he has also been working with the IB Organisation as a School Visit Team Leader, Workshop Leader and Consultant to help new schools in the Asia Pacific region become IB World schools.

He is a Google Certified Educator and has trained thousands of state board, national curriculum boards and international board teachers on how to effectively use technology in the teaching-learning process. He has been conferred several awards for his word in the education space – the most recent being the Edupreneur of the Year Award conferred to him by The Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry India. He regularly contributes to articles in leading newspapers regarding various facets of school education.

Ankita Patil Lunkad

DIRECTOR

She devoted her early years as a pre-school teacher and also taught the underserved children at Punya Dham Ashram in Pune. A Dynamic Young Edupreneur with a Master’s Degree in International Business from Kings College, United Kingdom Ankita Patil Lunkad has always had a strong belief and values in creating impacts on the lives of young children in the country, which is why she started the Anisha Education Trust which established and managed 5+ K-12 Schools and Preschools across Pune. With over 10+ years of Experience in School Management Ankita has a very child-centric approach with focus on curriculum innovation.