Janaka Pushpanathan, Director South India
Janaka Pushpanathan

Janaka’s tryst with the British Council goes back to her college days when, as a library member, she spent most of her time poring over books at the British Council library. 

Her professional relationship with the British Council began about 12 years ago when she was in charge of its Art and Culture programmes. A teacher at heart, Janaka was also instrumental in setting up the first business English certificate center in Kochi for the British Council.

Janaka is also the founder of Unlearn – a unique learning and development advisory in the education sector that aims to empower all learners and teachers with the requisite skills to succeed in the complex and ever-changing 21st century environment.

Janaka is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and Project Zero at Harvard University. She is part of the Global Education think tank and played a significant role in British Council’s initiative on Intercultural Dialogue. She also served as the Regional Director of the Fulbright Commission at the Consulate of the United States in Chennai and was the South India head of United States-India Education Foundation.