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Founder & CEO

AMEEN-E-MUDASSAR, Founder & CEO of CIGMA is an Engineering Graduate from PESIT Bangalore. After completing his Engineering in the May 2004, he worked with MphasiS India. In January 2005, he Co-founded TransIT mPower Labs Pvt Ltd (now mPower Global) an IT company offering software development services to clients in India & Abroad. In February 2007 he completed his Certification in Guidance & Counselling from Christ University, Bangalore.

It was time to take a Giant Leap and finally in April 2007 with the Burning desire to reach out to students and offer Career Guidance & Counselling Services he founded CIGMA under and Advisory Board of Professionals. In 2009, he became a member of International Association for Educational & Vocational Guidance (IAEVG), Canada.

Since 2007, till date he has grown exponentially by sheer hard work and dedication to become one of India’s most trusted Career Counsellor, well respected Social Entrepreneur, highly effective Memory Trainer and a Powerful Motivational Speaker.

  • Career Expert on Television. He has appeared on Popular Kannada TV Channels – Suvarna News 24/7, Raj News and Doordarshan Chandana as Career Expert for Live Career Counselling to students in May 2011, June 2012 & May 2014 reaching out to lakhs of audience worldwide.
  • Expert Speaker & Panelist for Media Programs – Deccan Herald & DNA DECCAN HERALD Career Counseling Session – April 2010 & Pre-Exam Counselling – February 2011.DNA Expert Panel Discussion – How to Choose Careers? – April 2011.
  • Career Columnist for Leading Newspapers Since June 2004, he has written more than 50 articles and stories on careers, education, exam preparation for leading English & Regional Newspapers – DECCAN HERALD, DNA, DAILY SALAR, THE HINDU, PRAJAVANI & MILLI GAZETTE.
  • Chief Organizer of South India’s NGOs Conference and Career Guidance & Scholarship Awareness Campaigns (CGSAP)Social Impact events Organised by CIGMA FOUNDATION every year since 2012 across India and benefitting hundreds of NGOs and thousands of students.


Our Advisors are eminent people and experts from the IT Industry, management, education, academic excellence, guidance & counselling. We believe in their advice and wisdom time and again.

Mr. M.A. Shariff

Management Consultant, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore.

Mr Ali Shariff completed his MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Merit. He has also done a graduate certification in Managerial Communication from Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Prior to that, he attained his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). Ali worked for four years as a Supply Chain Management consultant for Yantra Corporation and worked in their USA, UK and India offices. Currently, he is working as a Management Consultant in the Government Utilities Infrastructure and Development division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore that provides advisory services to the government.

Mr Sherif Kottapurath M

CEO, iCalibrator Training Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.

Mr. Sherif Kottapurath is the Founder and CEO of iCalibrator Pvt. Ltd. and POSibolt. He is a B.Tech from BITS Pilani. Mr. Sherif was formerly the CTO of the India Engineering Center of Sun Microsystems and has more than 27 years of experience in the IT industry in India and USA.

Ms. M.C. Pankaja

Co-ordinator, Prasanna Counselling Center, Bangalore.

Over 27 yrs of service to society. She offers FREE guidance & counselling to the students, parents & also conducts training for teachers across India.

Dr. V Thomas Mani

Ph.D, Computer & Info Labs, University of Delaware, USA.

He has done his MS from University of Delaware, Newark, USA after completing BE(Hons) in Computer Science from BITS Pilani, India. He secured the 1st Rank in 2nd PUC (Year-1995) & 16th Rank in SSLC (Year – 1993) Karnataka State Board Exams.