Binal Gandhi, Founder
Prior to starting The Learning Curve Academy, Binal Gandhi worked for close to 20 years in the areas of Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Corporate Strategy in senior roles at companies like GE Capital and Wells Fargo, both in the USA and India. As Senior Vice President, she led the Mergers and Acquisitions team at Wells Fargo, USA. After moving back to India, Binal was an Executive Director at MAPE Advisory Group, a leading boutique financial services advisory firm in India.
Binal is a visiting faculty at SP Jain and NMIMS, teaching courses in Corporate Finance, Valuation, and Strategic Financial Management. She has mentored many students as they prepare for their future careers. Binal has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, USA and an MBA from Purdue University, USA.
Over time Binal’s desire to be an educator has evolved and was the spark that led to the foundation of the The Learning Curve Academy. She brings her industry experience and her strong educational background to counsel parents and students. She is a mother of two girls and loves to play the piano, read, and travel.
Niyati Patel, Faculty Head
Niyati Patel has over 9 years of experience in the banking and financial sector. She was a Vice President at Bank of America, where she handled treasury services for both multinational and large Indian corporates. She is the Head of Faculty at The Learning Curve Academy and has taught over 1000 students across a variety of colleges as part of the Finance GYM program. She brings her experience in banking and finance, as well as her passion for imparting students with life lessons when teaching.
Rajesh Minocha, Faculty
Rajesh Minocha has over 21 years’ experience in diverse areas in Finance and Technology. He has worked in multinational companies such as ICICI, HCL Technologies, Wipro, and Franklin Templeton. He quit corporate life in Dec 2016 to start his personal finance consulting practice- Financial Radiance. Rajesh has an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and is a CFP.
Killol Karia, Faculty
Killol Karia has over 12 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He has worked with HDFC Asset Management Company for 10 years at various levels. Prior to that, he worked with Indiabulls Securities in Mumbai for two years. He currently runs his own financial planning firm. He has an MBA from K J Somaiya Institute of Management & Research Studies, Mumbai. He studied Chemical Engineering from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, where he stood 2nd in the university.