CEO - Dr. K. E. Harish

A certificate holder of Harvard Business School and Harvard Graduate School of Education in School Management and Leadership, Dr. K. E. Harish, has been in the forefront of educational change management for over two decades. With the Doctorate in Political Science, M.Phil. in Education, MBA in Human Resource Management, he is associated with some of the best schools in Kerala as a leader or management committee member or on an advisory level. He is also a first Rank holder of Calicut University in B.A Political Science. Dr. K. E. Harish embarked on his professional career in the US-Saudi Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation, working there for six years. Education beckoned him back to India and he became the Principal of WMO English Academy, a CBSE Senior Secondary School in Wayanad, Kerala. He soon changed course and took charge as the CEO of a proposed deemed University project called the Social Advancement Foundation of India (SAFI), which was being established on a vast campus near Calicut Airport. He was pivotal in the completion of its first phase in 2005. He then went on to establish one of India’s reputed and widely recognized educational organizations – Sadhbhavana Group. The group runs under it one of the top 10 schools in the country – Sadhbhavana World School. It also has a band of other school-related organizations which include an early childhood curriculum and consultancy division. Besides being the CEO of Sadhbhavana Group, he is also the CEO of the Eminence Private School, Fujairah, UAE, CEO of Centre for Research in Education and Teachers Training(an initiative with the Govt. of Kerala), CEO of Sadhbhavana Institute for Research in Education and Vice President of Early Childhood Association, India. Dr. Harish has won several awards in his journey as an educator. Some of the notable ones include the “Edupreneur” Award in 2012 from the Chamber of Education, New Delhi for his exemplary work in the field of education, being chosen as one among the Top 51 “Edupreneurs” of India by EducationWorld Magazine in their 14th anniversary issue in 2013, and the BrainFeed EduLeader of the Year Award, 2019. He is also serving as a Trusty of a Global NGO named Mission Better Tomorrow.


Current Positions

  • CEO of Sadhbhavana Group
  • CEO of Sadhbhavana World School
  • CEO of Eminence Private School, Fujairah, UAE
  • CEO of Centre for Research in Education & Teachers Training
  • CEO of Sadhbhavana Institute for Research in Education
  • Vice President of Early Childhood Association, India
  • President of the School Management Committee of Dayapuram Residential School

Past Positions

  • CEO of the Social Advancement Foundation of India – SAFI (a proposed Deemed University Project).
  • CEO, SAFI Institute of Advanced Study
  • Principal, WMO English Academy (Senior Secondary School)
  • Resource Management Officer, US-Saudi Joint Commission

CEO’s Message

The overarching purpose of education must be to assist human unfolding: physically, emotionally and intellectually. School serves not the business, political or professional agenda, but rather the child and young adult as he or she unfolds those capacities that make him or her uniquely human. In other words, the purpose of progressive education is to reflect on human life and social relationships, realize the fullness of human existence, cultivate critical, creative and courageous thinking, to be socially responsible and make compassionate connections, to value our nation’s social, moral and spiritual well-being.

Today’s kindergarteners will be retiring in the year 2068. We have no idea what the world will look in 5 years, much less 60, yet we are charged with preparing our students for life in that era. Our students are facing many emerging concerns such as global warming, famine, poverty, health issues, population explosion and other environmental and social issues. There is a need for change, rather the creation of change, personally, socially, economically and politically on local, national and global levels.

Sadhbhavana World School was conceived with a vision to deliver unwavering standards in education by integrating 21st-century skills in learning. The school’s vision goes beyond the academic excellence of the children. It aims at creating emotionally intelligent, intellectually proficient and professionally competent world citizens who are socially and culturally moulded to empathize and work towards the betterment of the world at large.

The School has grown by leaps and bounds since its launch on 18th June 2008. I believe that there is still a long way to go. Our vision is to set up a school which will be reckoned as one of the best schools in the country. For that, we are constantly reviewing and restructuring the processes incorporating all the best practices concerned with quality schooling.