Canadian International School works hand in hand with community stakeholders in order to fully realize its mission and vision. One such stakeholder group is the School Advisory Council (SAC). In addition to the CIS Board and CIS Administrators, we have 2 CIS Parents and 3 members from the larger Bangalore Community on our Advisory Council. The goal of the SAC is to assist the school with perspectives, ideas and inputs for school improvement by examining and modifying the school’s Strategic Plan each year and to articulate that plan to all CIS stakeholders.

Prof. V Chandrasekar

Prof. V. Chandrasekar is the Director of C&C Advisory, Bangalore, a business advisory firm specializing in start ups. Till recently he was Professor–Entrepreneurship at the Indian School of Business. As a permanent Faculty there for a close to a decade, he was Executive Director of Wadhwani Centre for Entrepreneurship Development at the Indian School of Business.

Dr Chandrasekar has also taught at institutions such as IIM (B), University of Denver and the University of Central Florida, Orlando where he secured a tenured appointment. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, Scotland and the ESSEC Business School at Cergy, France.

His teachings cover the area of entrepreneurship, emerging markets, new product development, venture creation and innovation. He has been one of the pioneers in the teaching of Entrepreneurship in India

Mr. Sajan Poovayya

Sajan Poovayya is a designated Senior Advocate with extensive constitutional, corporate and commercial law practice in the Supreme Court of India; and in various High Courts of the country. Prior to his designation, he was the Managing Partner

of Poovayya & Co., a full service law firm with offices at Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.

He has officiated as the Additional Advocate General for the State of Karnataka and was one of the youngest to occupy that position. He was proposed and designated Senior Advocate (akin to Queen’s Counsel) by the Full Court of the Karnataka High Court.

Apart to a vibrant constitutional and commercial law practice, Sajan Poovayya also devotes considerable time to represent social and environmental causes of public interest in the Supreme Court of India and in multiple High Courts across the country.

Subramanya Ananthnarayan

Subramanya Ananthnarayan is a CIS parent with 18+ years in energy sector working for the biggest Oil and Gas service company, Schlumberger. He has experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Technology promotion, Finance, Human Resources, Operations and Project Management. He has previously worked in Houston, Mumbai, Calgary, Kuala Lumpur, Douala.

A recipient of Schlumberger Gold award for contribution to Business, Innovation and Technology, Mr. Subramanya has an MSc in Geophysics, an MSc in Geochemistry from IIT Mumbai, and a Bachelors in Geology. His other interests are reading, cricket, NFL and cooking.

Mr. Subramanya has one son, Akanksh, in grade 6 at CIS.

Nalini Narang

Nalini Narang is a CIS parent who started her career at the US Embassy Finance Department, New Delhi. She then relocated to Sydney to work with American Express. After 10 years with Amex and after the birth of her second daughter in Sydney, she hung her boots.

Since then she has moved along with her husband’s job across 5 countries, adapting herself to new cultures, and alongside she served on the Board of the British International School Istanbul and also the International Womens Club of Dublin (IWI) Asian Womens Club of Dublin (AWC) and International Women of Istanbul (IWI).

She had two daughters, the younger one, Esha, is in Grade 9, CIS, Bangalore.


CIS is a culturally-rich mosaic, serving each student by providing a world-class international education, nurturing potential, developing life-long skills, and preparing students for an ever-changing global community.