Meet our Leadership Team

The leadership behind the success of Crimson World School

Leadership Team

Farzana Dohadwala


Jasmeet Chhabra


Husein Dohadwala


Ankita Patil Lunkad


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”.

Jasmeet Chhabra – Managing Director

Mr. Jasmeet Chhabra is a thought leader in the K-12 Education Infrastructure (edu-infra) investments in India. As Co-Founder of Cerestra Ventures he conceptualized the Edu-Infra strategy and has successfully raised & deployed USD 150 million in two investment verticals of Cerestra. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India. He also possesses significant experience in deal making, fund raising, third party portfolio management and special situations. Mr. Jasmeet holds over 18 years’ experience in real estate private equity with two India focused funds having an aggregate of USD 2 billion under management. He was a key member responsible for growing IndiaREIT, a real estate private equity fund, from scratch to USD 900 million. He is an esteemed member of various industry forums in RE and regularly contributes in media through articles and blogs. He is a member of Industry Governing Council at RICS School of Built Environment.

As Managing Director at Crimson Education, Mr. Jasmeet heads all new Fund-raising initiatives and manages and develops relationships with Investors and Promoters.

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. 

Ankita Patil Lunkad – Director
Miss Patil Lunkad devoted her early years as a preschool teacher and taught underprivileged children the PunyaDham Ashram, Pune. She is a dynamic young Edupreneur with a Master’s degree in International Business from King’s College, London.
She has always believed in impacting the lives of young children in the country and started the Anisha Education Trust that establishes and manages over five K-12 schools and preschools in Pune. With 10+ years of experience in school management, Miss Patil Lunkad believes in a child-centric approach to curriculum innovation.