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Parveen Jain Chief Executive Officer
Parveen Jain, PhD, the founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Arihanta Institute and a resident of the Silicon Valley, enjoys life after an exciting corporate career of over thirty years as a founder and chief executive of multiple ... Read More
Professor Christopher Miller, PhD Vice President of Academic Affairs
Christopher Jain Miller, the co-founder and Vice President of Academic Affairs of Arihanta Institute, completed his Ph.D. in the study of Religion at the University of California, Davis and currently serves as the Bhagwan Mallinath Assistant Professor of ... Read More
Pramod Patel Chief Academic Compliance Officer
Pramod Patel, the co-founder, Board member and Chief of Academic Compliance Officer of Arihanta Institute, is a second-generation person born to immigrants from India and raised in San Francisco, California. He received ten years of elementary and high sc... Read More
Kamlesh Mehta Chief Marketing Officer
Kamlesh Mehta, a Board Member and Chief Marketing Officer of Arihanta Institute, has been working in Silicon Valley (USA) as an entrepreneur and senior executive for over twenty-five years, developing software and hardware products for the networking and ... Read More
Prem Chand Jain Board Member
Prem Jain, a Board Member at Arihanta Institute, is SVP/GM of Networking Solutions Group at AMD. Prem Jain was CEO and Co-Founder of Pensando Systems, a cloud and enterprise data center startup founded in 2017 by four former executives from Cisco Systems ... Read More
Mohini Jain Board Member
Mohini Jain, a Board Member at Arihanta Institute, is a philanthropist with a passion for education and a leader in the Jain community. She established the Jain Chair at the University of California, Davis, in the department of religious studies in 2016. ... Read More
Bijal Vakil Board Member and General Counsel
Bijal Vakil, a Board Member and General Counsel at Arihanta Institute, is a founding partner of Allen & Overy’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco Offices and serves as the global co-head of the firm’s Technology practice where he successfully represent... Read More
Kavita Mahendra, Arihanta Institute’s Program Manager, is a Software Engineer working in Silicon Valley for the past 20 years. She is a Bay Area resident and mom of two wonderful boys. Jain philosophy is her guiding principle, and she passionately belie... Read More
Shobha Vora is a resident of Silicon Valley and runs Arihanta Institute’s outreach programs. Her lifelong dream is to engage with the first and future generations of Jains to keep them interested in Ahimsa and Jainism and considers herself to be fortuna... Read More
Sunil Mehta Arihanta Institute’s Youth Education Coordinator
Sunil G Mehta, the Arihanta Institute’s Youth Education Coordinator, is currently working as a Senior Director at Oracle Corporation and was born and raised in the small town of Kadur located in South India. He earned a gold medal during his Bachelor’... Read More
Pramod Khincha Business Development Executive
Pramod Khincha has been working as a technologist in the Bay since he moved from Bangalore India. He is passionate about solving problems and helping people grow, He also serves as a board member, advisor to many startups. He is involved actively in ment... Read More
Umesh Sagar Director of Technology
Umesh Sagar, the Director of Technology at Arihanta institute, is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in IT. With expertise in Website Development and Cloud Technologies. He is the founder and CEO of... Read More
Professor Jagdish Sheth is a renowned scholar and internationally recognized thought leader. He has published more than 300 research papers and more than 30 books on various disciplines and topics. His insights on global competition, strategic thinking, g... Read More
Professor Rita Sherma Advisory Board Member
Rita Sherma, PhD, an Advisory Board Member for Arihanta Institute, is founding Director and Associate Professor at the GTU Center for Dharma Studies; Core Doctoral Faculty; and Co-Chair of Sustainability 360 at GTU, Berkeley, CA. She holds an MA in Religi... Read More
Professor Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, PhD Arihanta Institute Advisor
Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, an Arihanta Institute Advisor, was until recently the President of Claremont School of Theology, began his tenure at CST on July 1st, 2013 as the school’s 7th president. Before coming to CST, he was Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bib... Read More
Dr. Narendra Parson Advisory Board Member
Narendra Parson, MD, an Advisory Board Member for Arihanta Institute, is a long-time resident of Southern California. He received his medical degree in Kolkata, India. He held multiple post-doctoral trainings in New Delhi, India; Oxford, England; and Colu... Read More
Arpit Mehta Advisory Board Member
Arpit Mehta, an Advisory Board Member for Arihanta Institute, is a PhD candidate and Subject Matter Expert in Bioinformatics at Oncology Informatics unit, Philips Inc. He is also pursuing his PhD in computer science at Florida International University. He... Read More
Raj, an Arihanta Institute Advisor, works in Global Health & Sustainability at Novartis whilst also pursuing a Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Politics and Interna... Read More
Sunny Jain Advisory Board Member
Sunny Jain, an Advisory Board Member of Arihanta Institute, is the founder and current chair of the Global Jain Network, a virtual Jain community with a reach of over 13 thousand Jains globally. He is also on the leadership team of The Jain Vegan Initiati... Read More
Philip Murphy Director of Advancement
Philip Murphy serves as Director of Advancement for Arihanta Institute. In this role he creates and leads initiatives aimed at securing the philanthropic resources that will ensure the organization’s unqualified success, in endeavoring to democratize Ja... Read More