The Leadership Team

Led by a visionary team of Eminent Educationists, Industry Leaders and Tech Mavens, from across India. Our leaders strive to create a meaningful dent towards solving some of the bigger problems, in the education world, with a strong promise of providing quality learning to the young leaders of tomorrow thus, ensuring the success of a students’ transformation journey.

Professor Samit Ray

Professor Samit Ray is an education entrepreneur of Eastern India and the pioneer of professional training for competitive examinations for government jobs. He is the Founder-Chairman of RICE Group. Prof. Ray started a modest training institute to provide preparatory training for different State and Central Government services in the early 80s. In 2004, he established Adamas International School, where he pioneered the idea of ‘day boarding’ and a day school running simultaneously. Later on, Adamas Knowledge City at Barasat was established. The Knowledge City has been built with the concept of a "City within the City" and holds an array of Educational Institutes - Adamas University, Adamas World School, Adamas Institute of Professional Studies etc. Professor Samit Ray is the Founder Chancellor of the University. He is also the founder of two charitable trusts – the Sachis Kiran Memorial Trust, named after his late father and Samit Ray Foundation Mr. Ray has been honored with many prestigious national and international awards and is an inspiration to millions of students in Eastern India.

Chandan Majumdar

Chandan Majumdar is a professional accountant by education with deep experience in Finance, Marketing, Sales and Operations. He has been part of the ABP Group for over 2 decades and held leadership roles since 2004. From 2015-2020 he was a Member of the Board of Directors of ABP Pvt Ltd, one of India’s largest Media Groups. He joined RICE in September 2020 as Group CEO with the mission to transform RICE into a national Edu Tech player.

Mr. Dipanjan Dutta

Mr. Dipanjan Dutta started his career in the IT industry and have had deep experiences in Technology as well as Sales & Marketing in Infosys Technologies and Wipro Ltd. He spent long period of his professional career across the US and UK before returning to Kolkata and joining ABP Group. Here, he held several leadership roles across Brand Management, Marketing and Sales & Business Management domains. He was instrumental in launching abpweddings.com, the online matrimonial business of the group and growing ABP ONE, the integrated marketing solutions division of the group. In his last stint, he headed Growth function for OYO’s coworking business – OYO WorkSpaces before joining RICE in Oct 2020 to shape the new RICE!