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Meet the team

the stars on the ground

Our outdoor instructors possess strong technical skills, creativity, along with high ethical and safety standards. Their training covers facilitation and debriefing techniques that help them relate activities to real life and motivate children. 

190 experienced instructors

The lifeline of our programs, include expert mountaineers, rock climbers, white water rafters, kayakers, mountain bikers, ropes course specialists, wilderness medics, facilitators, and much much more

40 inspiring campus chiefs

The backbone of our programs, they are mountaineers, behavioural science professionals, educationists, expeditioners, doctors, entrepreneurs and ex-Armed forces personnel. They play the role of program organisers, administrators, activity debriefing facilitators, instructors, mentors, and much much more.

60 talented female instructors

Every activity group and program has female instructors, who are well equipped to run the activity and are sensitive to the needs of every child, especially girls.

the masterminds

Designed and developed by experts of outdoor education and child psychology, our learning and development team concieves enriching experiences that give children the opportunity to learn and grow while having fun.

Jason Lopez

Jason has been associated with Youreka/Inme since the age of 11 when he came as a participant. An avid traveler and biker, he has been instrumental in setting up and managing the campuses. Jason heads program delivery at Inme.

Nalini Dhariwal

Nalini grew up & was settled in Singapore when in 2005, she decided to leave her 9-yr Procter & Gamble job there to join the education stream in India. She is passionate about building leadership in children & is convinced that the outdoors is a great microcosm to do it. She heads Finance and Marketing at Inme.

Junaid Hussain

Junaid loves working with children and adults on leadership, communication and teamwork. A certified scuba diver, his caring and big brother approach makes him very popular with children on camps. An ardent aviation enthusiast he loves to fly simulators and aims to acquire his flying licence soon. Junaid heads our work with Schools

Puneet Palaha

Inme’s CEO and co-founder, he brings in a wide range of experience in program design and delivery, backend operations, and customer relationship. He has led multiple programs and looks to add new experiences to the inme portfolio every year. In his spare time, he back packs across the world and within India, rides his mountain bike and reads whatever catches his eye.

behind the scenes

The inme engine is kept well oiled and run with clockwork precision by a dedicated team of in-house members that make up our operations and advocacy.

10 travel and logistics members

Our in-house travel and logistics team keeps an eye on the movement of participants and material on every program.

12 sales and customer relationship managers

Likely to be the voice behind the line or sitting in your living room, our sales team runs out of four cities—Gurgaon, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Kolkata

meet the founders

Founded by alumni of XLRI and INSEAD, this group is made up of entrepreneurs and experts in experiential learning, adventure based programs, corporate leadership and behavioural learning.

Gaurav Saklani

An alumnus of The Doon School, SRCC and XLRI, Gaurav has designed, delivered and personally architected various outdoor camps in the hills since 1996. He is a leading trainer in the leadership and team building space and with his immense talent to connect with people and energize groups, he works with senior leaders on creating winning teams, handling difficult conversations and realizing leadership potential. Known as ‘God’ on summer programs for his magic tricks, Gaurav is an amateur magician. He has been active in the adventure space since his boarding school days and has climbed and trekked extensively in the lower Himalayas and has also cycled from Dehradun to Calcutta. Gaurav is an avid cricket follower.

Tarun Chandna

An alumnus of St. Columba's School, SRCC and XLRI, Tarun is one of the pioneers of outdoor education in India. With a background in behavioral science and his interest in adventure and outdoors, he has been active in the field of adventure-based learning for over two decades now and has created some high impact outdoor-based learning modules. Tarun facilitates high-intensity learning for senior teams on Leadership, Teamwork and Creativity and is very skilled at pushing groups to break out of paradigms to truly think laterally. He has participated in several world-class outdoor programs at Outward Bound in Singapore and California. An ex-state level football player and a white-water rafting enthusiast, Tarun is passionate about working with young people to help them discover and achieve their potential.

Ronny Gulati

An alumnus of KV, NIT Trichy and XLRI, Ronny was amongst the pioneers who brought adventure-based learning programs to India. He has been actively engaged in creating and delivering programs for children and adults that use the outdoors to impart learning over the last two decades. Ronny is an avid traveler and a die-hard optimist.

Saurabh Saklani

An alumnus of The Doon School, Knox College and INSEAD, Saurabh brings a wealth of global education and experience to his work with inme. He was instrumental in advocating and embedding inme’s life skills curriculum in leading schools across the country. A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Saurabh works with senior leaders on change management, team productivity and leadership mindsets and uses an action-oriented facilitation style to help create learning that can be practically used at the workplace. Children fondly call him 'Coach' on camp and given his passion for youth empowerment, Saurabh wrote a popular book called 'What Teens Need But Can't Quite Say' (Rupa ’05) and works closely with school leaders on student and teacher empowerment. Saurabh plays competitive squash at the masters level, and enjoys snooker, golf and rucking.

Satindra Sen

After passing out from XLRI, Satindra has held key positions with leading multinationals such as American Express, Bank of America and Eicher Consulting and brings high expertise around quality and customer service to inme. Having lead large businesses and huge teams, he facilitates programs using his rich corporate experience on Leadership, Teamwork and Visioning for senior business leaders. Satindra is the author of ‘Calling India’ (Bloomsbury ’15), a book on how India became the off-shoring capital of the world. Satindra is both a self-confessed foodie and a great cook and enjoys playing chess.

Brig. Trigunesh Mukherjee

A former faculty member at the College of Defence Management and Army War College, Trigunesh served as the Commandant of Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School. A corporate and student trainer since 1998 when he took voluntary retirement from the Armed Forces, Trigunesh facilitates programs in interpersonal effectiveness, coaching and mentoring. An author and a keen photographer, Trigunesh is a regular contributor to various magazines.

puneet palaha

A telecommunications engineer, Puneet is the CEO of inme. His love for adventure was kindled at an early age as he traveled to the boondocks of India with his family, which led to his decision to leave a conventional career trajectory for the uncertain world of entreprenurship at a young age. Over the years, Puneet has diligently built his knowledge and understanding across functions such as sales, marketing, and operations of outdoor adventure organizations. He has a wonderful ability to connect with colleagues as well as children on camp. Puneet is known for his talent for mimicry and is an enthusiastic cyclist.

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