The Team

Swarup Nanda
Swarup NandaFounder & CEO
Swarup has over 15 years of experience in multiple business domains related to content.
Dr. Rabindra Kumar Nanda
Dr. Rabindra Kumar NandaDirector
An alumnus of IIT Kanpur, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Stanford University,
Raj Supe
Raj SupeAdvisor Emeritus
Raj Supe, a.k.a. Kinkar Vishwashreyananda (ordained name), is a writer and Co-Founder of The Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature (FCN) and Road Not Taken.
Chandralekha MaitraExecutive Director & Head of Editorial
With over 20 years of experience as a book publishing professional, Chandralekha began her career as a features writer and columnist,
Malini NairExecutive Director & Head of Publishing
Malini is passionate about Literature and Business Management. A proud bibliophile,
Preeti Chib
Preeti ChibHead of Marketing
Preeti has a decade’s experience in brand and communication management with most influential and innovative media companies.
Naina Solanki
Naina SolankiProject Management
Naina leads the project management and author support functions at Leadstart Publishing.
Ashwini Jadhav.
Ashwini Jadhav.Leadstart Design Studio
Ashwini possesses a decade’s experience in design. She holds a master’s degree in Commercial Art
Maneesha Arun
Maneesha ArunHead of Secondary Rights (Translation)
Maneesha has over two decades of experience working in the content industry,
Mahendra Rawat
Mahendra RawatHead, Sales: Northern India & Nepal
With more than a decade of experience in book sales and distribution,
Rajesh Krishnan
Rajesh KrishnanHead of Sales: Western & Southern India, Sri Lanka & Middle East
ajesh has over two decades of experience in various business domains.
Iftikar ShaikhFinance
Iftikar has spent 15 years working across the publishing and banking sectors in the finance domain.
Debashis Biswas
Debashis BiswasHead of Sales: Eastern India, Bhutan & Bangladesh
With more than 15 years of experience in book sales and distribution,

With more than 15 years of experience in book sales and distribution, Debashis currently oversees Leadstart Publishing’s business activities in eastern India and neighbouring countries. He has previously worked with several leading book publishers and distributors.