“BEEN THERE DONE THAT”– All the founding directors pursued education in the US and gave up US permanent residence (Green Cards) before setting up Disha Consultants.
This practical experience enables them to quickly understand student requirements, identity with their problems, and thus counsel them appropriately.
Kavita Parikh (Founding Director)
She has an MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati, with a scholarship. She has a vast array of 28 years of corporate and academic experience in India and US. Her experience includes gamut of responsibilities, including venture financing, teaching strategy and entrepreneurship, corporate and educational counseling, coaching, and mentoring students. This array gives her insight into emerging technologies and industries while identifying knowledge and skill sets that will be valuable in the future. This combined with annual visits to university campuses enables her to work efficiently.
She has delivered lectures and seminars on prospects of foreign education at leading Engineering, Commerce, Pharmacy, Business colleges and high schools. She has on several occasions been invited to deliver motivational and foreign education seminars. She also has valuable experience as a campus counselor at Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology.
She penned the ‘New Horizon’ column for Education Times, Ahmedabad – The Times of India.
Her enriching experience as a campus counselor at Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology has been a feather in her cap.
Additionally, her column ‘New Horizon’ which she penned for Education Times, Ahmedabad – The Times of India has won her accolades of appreciation.
Anuj Parikh (Director)
He pursued MS from Rochester Institute of Technology, US. He has varied experience in liaising, entrepreneurship, and counseling for over 31 years.
In the US, he worked with General Motors and at Nestle. Upon returning to India, he was an entrepreneur and later joined Disha as Director. He has attended and interacted with admissions counselors from hundreds of universities in US and Canada through annual campus visits and regularly attending NAFSA conference for 14 years.
He has attended and interacted with admissions counselors from top ranking universities in US and Canada through annual campus visits and is regularly attending NAFSA conference, US since 14 years.
Ami Parikh (Management Communication and Public Relations)
She studied Management Communication and Public Relations at Emerson College, Boston, US. She also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Communication from Symbiosis Institute of Journalism and Communication, Pune.
She has multi-dimensional exposure in corporate communication, teaching, retail, and counseling fields in India over span of 23 years.
Steven Parikh (Branch Manager Vadodara)
He possesses a thorough knowledge of Canada admissions and visa process by enabling hundreds of students. His international exposure through travel and campus visits adds an extra edge to his work. This is complemented by his strong IT background and technical acumen.
Aparna Solankee (Manager Visa Processing)
She has Master’s in English Literature from School of Languages, Gujarat University. Having worked as a supervisor for ten years at Canada Visa Facilitation, Ahmedabad, she brings with her hands-on knowledge of visa requirements and documentation. She also has 15 years of work experience combined within the aviation and travel trade industry.
She also has to her advantage 15 years of prior work experience within Aviation and Travel Trade industry.
Jignasa Katira (Manager Operations)
She has completed her graduation in Economics, from St Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad. She has in-depth knowledge of application processes, admission requirements, and documentation which enables her to thoroughly help students. Her customer relations background, excellent communication, and marketing skills are her key attributes. She has now over ____ years of experience in enabling hundreds of students.
Her customer relations background, excellent communication and marketing skills with over 15 years of work experience are her key attributes. These have assisted her in good stead to not only counsel, train and efficiently manage our students but also derive optimum results from them.
In addition, we have a team of 13 staff including counselors and facilitators.
Sneha Shah (Manager Customer Relations)
She has a Masters in Business Administration. An effective organizer she possesses immense attention to detail and calm persona. She is a highly dependable go-to individual.
In addition, we have a team of 19 others, including counselors and facilitators.