The board of trustees manage the organisation with a clear focus on achieving Tejasvita Trust’s core intent. They guide the operations and volunteers teams in ensuring highest quality, commitment and achievement of organisational outcomes.

TVG Krishnamurthy


Founder Trustee

Mr. T V G Krishnamurthy (TVG) is deeply committed to the cause of education, especially among the underserved communities. He strongly believes that a lot of talent in India is wasted as it goes undiscovered. Tejasvita has been his brainchild and he is the guiding force at Tejasvita.

TVG is an engineer from IIT Madras and holds an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. He has over 40 years of experience in India and South East Asia, most of these years at the Board level both with MNCs and large domestic companies. He presently mentors entrepreneurs in India, promoting early stage companies with global ambitions especially in the technology space. TVG acts mostly as a ‘Non-executive Chairman’, helping companies to strategise and to deliver unique customer advantages and competitive internal competencies.

Gayathri Tirthapura


Co-founder Trustee

Gayathri’s core interests lie in finding appropriate environments and methods to engage children in joyful learning, based on research in psychology, neuroscience and education. Her deep passion for education and her commitment to contribute back to her own people has been the driving force in her involvement with Tejasvita.

After spending a decade in the corporate sector building hi-technology products and managing teams, she made a career shift to education in 2005. She has worked with many educational organisations both in India and US, teaching children and building organisational/program capacities. She was the Founder Director of Parent Musings which ran a highly impactful children and parents’ experience centre called Kutoohala in Bangalore. She holds a Master of Science degree from Stanford University, USA and a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, USA.

Gautam Balijepalli


Co-founder Trustee

Gautam is an Entrepreneur and was a Partner at Ojas Ventures, an early stage VC fund in Bangalore backed by NS Raghavan of Infosys. Prior to Ojas, he was with the venture capital team at Nomura (NYSE: NMR), Japan’s largest investment bank, based in London. He has more than 20 years of experience in venture investing, business development and software development. Gautam has a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and an MBA from London Business School.

Gautam has a deep interest in children’s education. He is excited by opportunity to apply his learnings of scaling early state ventures, to Tejasvita.