Team C.R.A.F.T Academia

Here to Help You Grow

From the CEO to the interns, every C.R.A.F.T Academia team member is passionate about creating an inspiring environment where people feel comfortable and empowered to learn new skills. Although our backgrounds are diverse, our unified goal and shared values make us a solid team you can count on. Read below to learn more.

Mr. Debraj Das

CEO / Founder

A career banker having worked in the sales & wealth management space of ICICI Bank & Kotak Mahindra Bank, Debraj was the most unlikely candidate for starting a training company. Well, that’s what he does maximum times. Pulling out hair from the cap whenever it is required.

As a CEO of the company, he has participated in all functions of the business, starting from content creation to scriptwriting to shooting and even tried his hands in editing. The only place where he did not get in was the technology piece where he stopped at the functionality aspect. Otherwise, a completely hands-on CEO with an eye on each & every aspect of the business.

In C.R.A.F.T Academia he is busy in business development & alliances.


Mr. Barun Basak

Co-founder / Head of Content

Barun Kumar Basak is a Veteran Banker and is the Head of Content for C.R.A.F.T. He has a distinguished career of over 22 years in the Banking Industry having served in Retail and Commercial Banking at positions of Retail Branch Head, Regional Sales Head for Trade and Forex, Private Banking, Rural Banking, TASC Group, and SME Banking. Some of the Prestigious Institutions served by him are ICICI Capital Services Limited, ICICI Bank, Dhanlaxmi Bank, IndusInd Bank, and Yes Bank.
As a Content Head, he has been instrumental in developing an entire set of courses in Banking. He has brought in the Product knowledge, Rich Experiences, and Problem-Solving abilities to the Course Content which has been accentuated by way of simulated exercises.
The contents developed by him will gear one for that coveted job and bring out the Astute Financial Professional in You.


Mr. Prathamesh Sawant

Co-founder / Head of Creative

Even before completing his graduation in commerce, Prathamesh started working. While he was always interested in getting into creative work, his financial condition compelled him to work in various other sectors. He has worked in Hospitality, Logistics & Retail. All this while he never let his passion for creativity die down. 

He kept on learning the nuances before landing his 1stassignment as an editor in a short film. Thereafter he did many TV serials, feature films & news as a video editor.

He is part of the founding team & has set up the complete audio-video for C.R.A.F.T Academia & is taking care of the creative team with respect to content creation.


Our Advisory Board


Mr. Nitin Nadkarni

Chief Financial Officer (CFO),  Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)

Mr. Nadkarni is the Chief Financial Officer at SPN. He manages the financial mandate for SPN and is responsible for leading strategic initiatives like M & As and other financial operations for SPN globally. He has been on the advisory panel of the CFO Choice 2016.
Mr. Nadkarni joined SPN in 2005 and possesses rich experience in the financial sector across diverse industries like engineering, specialty chemicals, and media & entertainment. Prior to joining SPN, he worked with Colour-Chem Ltd, Clariant International AG, and Voltas Limited in various leadership positions.
B.Com graduate from the University of Mumbai, Mr. Nadkarni is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1986.