Hi All,

Wish you a very happy and prosperous Diwali!

Here is the list of nominations received for STC India 2016 Admin Council.

— President —
Name – Makarand Pandit – Nominated by Mugdha and Sheece
Brief Profile
Makarand Pandit, fondly known as Mak, is the MD and CEO of Technowrites Pvt. Ltd. Mak completed his BE Electronics in 1992 and MBA Marketing in 1997. He is a successful technical communicator, instructional designer, project manager, and trainer; with over 20 years of experience. He is a spiritually inclined person with commitment to the community. Mak is the first Indian to be awarded as Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, USA. Mak is a founder member of STC India Chapter. He has worked as visiting faculty with many institutes including University of Pune and has also worked as mentor at IIT, Pawai. His hobbies have changed over last few decades from Palmistry, to Film-making, Gardening, and Bodybuilding.

— Vice President —
Name: Rajib Borkataki – Nominated by Mugdha and Sheece
Brief Profile
Rajib Borkataki is working in the field of Technical Communication since 2001. Currently he is working as an Information Engineering Manager at Avaya India Pvt. Ltd., Pune. Rajib is also active in the STC Pune chapter for more than decade, and have been engaged in providing mentoring to the newcomers in this profession. He is the Venue and Infrastructure Manager for STC Annual Conference 2015, Pune. Rajib has an active social life and is a part of many socio-cultural organizations in Pune as follows:

  • Pune International Film Festival (PIFF): Organizing committee member
  • Symbiosis Institute, Pune: Panel Member of Ishanya, an initiative for national integration among students at Symbiosis
  • Pune Coordinator for North East Festival
  • Asomi-the Assamese Community Organization in Pune: General Secretary
  • North East Community Organization, Pune: Treasurer
  • Aman Setu School, Pune: Coordinator, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Transport Committee


— Treasurer —
Name: Kiranmayee Pamarthy – Nominated by Mugdha
Brief Profile
Kiranmayee Pamarthy is in the IT industry for the past 27 years, she started her career in the training industry and taught software languages (she is a keen programmer) before venturing into the field of technical writing. She has been managing knowledge services teams for the past 17 years; her team usually included technical writers, instructional designers, technical illustrators, user design and usability experts, patent writers, and trainers. She is very passionate about knowledge sharing and continuous learning for accelerating growth, hence is a very active participant in the learning sessions conducted in Chennai. She has won many awards for her presentations and work over the years. Her interests include Graphology, painting, reading (both fiction and non-fiction), art and crafts, astrology, astronomy, cooking, mythology and social causes. She is a graduate in Physics and a post graduate in English Literature.

— Secretary —
Name: Nibu Thomas – Nominated by Mugdha
Brief Profile
Nibu Thomas works as a Manager – Technical Publication with GT Nexus and has over 18 years of work experience. He is certified PMP, CUA (Human Factors) and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (RABQSA). He is a commerce graduate with a masters degree in mass communication and journalism. He’s passionate about communications and community and demonstrates that more than creating helpful content, our primary focus (and value) as communicators is our contributions in creating exceptional, intuitive and innovative products and services.

The new Admin Council for 2016 will be formally announced during this year’s AGM to be held at this year’s annual conference in Pune.

Please let us know if you have any concerns and comments.
Manisha Khurana
Immediate Past President and Election Officer – 2015
STC India Chapter

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