Our Leadership

Meet the minds shaping the future…

“At EThames Global School of Design, our Leadership Team is the driving force behind our commitment to excellence in design education. Comprising visionary leaders with extensive experience in both academia and the design industry, our team is dedicated to steering the school towards innovation, fostering a dynamic learning environment, and ensuring our programs align with the ever-evolving needs of the design landscape.

Kali Prasad


Kali Prasad Gadiraju is the Chairman of EThames College, Hyderabad, Future Learning Institute, Qubit AI Technologies and Nandaka Entertainment Technologies.

His professional career spans over 35 years, and he has recently retired from Ernst & Young as the Area Managing Partner, after playing various leadership roles for more than 23 years in the organization.

Kali is quite passionate about making a difference in the higher education space, particularly in bridging the gap between university education and the corporate world. He works closely with industry to identify their continuously evolving talent requirements and build courses and programs for upskilling, reskilling and leadership development.


Executive Director and Dean

Srinivasarao Patturu, popularly known as Vaasu or Sri, is a seasoned professional with over 36 years of experience in the field of design and innovation. His extensive expertise encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including Business Design, Design Strategy, Brand Design, Service Design, Experience Design, Industrial Design, and Design Facilitation.

As the visionary founder of W H Y L A B, Vaasu leads a dedicated team that practises planet-centric Design & innovation frameworks, placing strong emphasis on sustainability, inclusivity, and social responsibility. Their collective goal is to shape a better future through innovative design solutions that not only address the needs of people but also have a positive impact on the planet.

Combining his unparalleled design expertise with a strategic vision, Vaasu is passionate about creating a brighter and more promising future through his work. His dedication to the principles of sustainability and responsible design sets him apart as a true pioneer in the industry.

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