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jd institute of fashion technology - Nealesh Dalal - LEADERSHIP TEAM

Nealesh Dalal

Managing Trustee, JD Educational Trust

Mr. Nealesh Dalal, the Managing Trustee, JD Educational Trust, is amongst the prominent revolutionaries who shaped the base of the JD Institute of Fashion Technology. Taking the Vision forward and the dream set by his father, Nealesh has made immense contribution in the field of Art and Design Education.

In 2002, he became the Managing Trustee of JD Educational Trust and has led exceptional work with his systematic approach that involves several path-breaking analyses like the interpretation of design, innovation, technology and market intelligence to name a few. As a frequent commentator on Fashion and Design, he lends his expertise to various events in the industry. He aims to redefine fashion and design education in India in sync with local and global standards.

“I have always believed that leadership is not a destination, it’s a journey,” adds Nealesh. With strategic thinking and a keen eye for the current trend, he is quick to observe the changing dynamics of the education as well as industrial sector. As a leader, Nealesh affirms that it is his undertaking to empower students to culminate their uniqueness into reality and strives to achieve constant innovation by imparting a cutting edge curriculum to them.

His zest, strong belief in the power of imagination and sense of exuberance has made this Institute be the Global League Institute in India (Awarded by Great Place to Study (GPTS) at House of Commons, London).

jd institute of fashion technology - Sandra Sequeria - LEADERSHIP TEAM

Sandra Agnes D Souza


Sandra Agnes D Souza is a holder of Master’s Degree in Social Work from School of Social Work, Roshinilaya, Mangalore. She has also attained a Diploma in Public Communication and Fund Raising from Murray Culshaw Consulting. With an experience of 5-years in Dalit Microfinance Federations as Regional Training Co-ordinator and 2-years as a national fundraiser for National Campaign on Dalit, Human Rights, she has been instrumental in giving new dimensions to societal responsibilities based on humanitarian grounds. She Ventured into the creative field of Art and Design for the last 15 years and has significantly contributed to the Art and Design Education in terms of Management and Marketing. Her specialization lies in developing inter-personal relations, team and leadership management, strategic work, franchise development plans and establishing industry connect. She is an energetic leader who works on a vision to keep jediiians at the center of all initiatives. Keeping the Industry aspects in mind, Sandara has also ventured varied courses in the field of Art and Design.

Ms Sandra also heads the Cochin Center. Under her guidance and expertise, JD Institute Cochin has reached national level excellence and has won the “Best Fashion School of Kerala” consecutively for the year 2017 and 2018 awarded by the Inspire Media Group. There was always a Gap in Fashion and Lifestyle education in Kerala; she created a platform for the aspiring local students to follow their dreams in art and design.