Founders

Mishti Verma

Mishti Verma is an experiential corporate trainer and the founder of Inner Katha Interventions. She is also a playwright and experienced theatre director. Armed with a post-graduation in Marketing Management from NMIMS, she has worked in diverse corporate and entrepreneurial roles.

Trained under top international experts in expressive arts therapy and creative learning. She has conducted Inner katha programs with leading multinationals pan India such as Schneider Electric, Genpact, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Telenor, Schindler, Asian Paints, Indian Oil, Hexaware, Sony, Tata Motors, Hero Motors, Aditya Birla Group and others. She uses a combination of innovative learning methods such as applied psychodrama, poetry jamming, drum circles, expressive arts therapy, forum theatre and structured corporate training techniques.

Mishti has extensively worked on women empowerment through her path-breaking workshops on self-identity, interactive theatre programs on gender sensitization and diversity.

Her work has been featured in top media such as I diva, Femina, Mumbai Mirror, Mid-day, Hindustan Times, Asian Age, Human Capital, Radio One, NDTV and International Business Magazine – CAKE & WHISKEY. Her recent play Zubaan touches upon this very issue through a series of monologues from seasoned theatre artists including Tom Alter

Faisal Poonawalla

Faisal Poonawalla is a serial entrepreneur, consultant and angel investor. He started his career in the early nineties in Mumbai. Having cut his initial teeth trading in steel, polymers and paper. Armed with a Post-Graduation in Business Management and Foreign Trade from NMIMS, Mumbai, he moved to Dubai in the late nineties and helped diversify the geographical boundaries of his business, with sales in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Over the years his business interests have diversified and now range from the trade in Metals, Textiles, Agri Commodities, Packaging Materials, Performing Arts & Education and Business Consultancy.
He has been involved in business advisory and consulting services to Startups since 2006
A foodie and cricket enthusiast he never misses an opportunity to try a new restaurant or cuisine and catch up on a match during his constant travels.