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DIVERSE STUDENT COMMUNITY

A truly dynamic and diverse student body is the foundation of the SP Jain DBA experience. When you join the program, you become part of a community of exceptional scholars representing a wide range of industries, academic strengths, social presence and global experiences.

MEET OUR CLASS OF 2021

(January and May 2021 Intakes)

Work Experience

Work Experience

More than 50% of the cohort has between 10-20 years of work experience.

Companies

Companies

Airtel, Amity University Dubai, Aster DM Healthcare, Axis Bank, Capgemini, Ericsson, Etisalat, Fiji National University, Flipkart, HCL Technologies, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Novartis, Intel, SAARC Development Fund, and Tata Motors are some of the organisations our DBA scholars represent.

Roles

Roles

From CEO, Managing Director and Vice President to Data Science Manager, Head of Technology and Senior Consultant – the class represents a diverse group of professionals looking to enhance their skills and add immediate value to their careers.

Areas of Research

Areas of Research

Our DBA scholars are undertaking research in Business Management, Behavioural Science and Business Strategy, Digital Banking, Digital Transformation, FinTech, HR – Organisational Behaviour and Quality Management, among other areas.

Work Experience

 

ROLES

 

INDUSTRY

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH

 

Our DBA Scholars

 

September 2021 Intake
Nakka Naga Mayuri
Data Science Manager – Novartis
 

Qualification:

  • Masters in Statistics

Work Experience: 13 years:

  • Novartis
  • Bank of America
  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • TCS
  • Kantar Operations

Other Certificates:

  • Big Data Analytics & Optimization (INSOFE)
  • Business Analytics with Statistics
  • SAS Base Certified
  • Supply Chain Management certification from IIM Rohtak
Georgey Abraham
Quality Controller – MENA WATER FZC
 

Qualification:

  • MSc (Engineering Management)
  • BTech (Mechanical Engineering)

Work Experience: 6 years as a Quality Engineer with MENA WATER FZC

Other Certificates:

  • ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • NEBOSH-UK
Pooja Arambhan
Co-Founder & CEO, iiV Health Solutions Pvt Ltd
 

Qualification:

  • BLS/LLB – Mumbai University, India
  • MBA (Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Marketing) – Tel Aviv University, Israel

Work Experience

  • Co-Founder & CEO, iiV Health Solutions Pvt Ltd – 3 years
  • Co-Founder & CEO, iiV Agri Solutions Pvt Ltd – 3 years
  • Director – Legal, Nationwide Shipping Services Ltd – 8.5 years
  • Head – Business Finance, Arambhan Group – 7 years

Other Certificates:

  • Member, Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Diploma in Cyber Laws – Asian School of Cyber Laws
  • Youngest Invitee from India at United Nations, Women’s Empowerment Principles Summit at UN, HQ in New York (2013)

Area of Research: HR – Organisational Behaviour

Rinika Prakash
Manager Secretariat – Fiji National University    
 

Qualification:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • BA (English Language, Literature & Communications)

Work Experience: 9 years – Department of Secretariat at the Fiji National University

Manohar S Singh
Managing Director – Acemanbas Group
 

Qualification:

  • MA
  • MBA
  • CAIIB

Work Experience: 30 years

Other Certificates:

  • BCom
  • Diploma in Computer Programming
  • Tech T/W

Area of Research: Benefits/Drawbacks of Digital Banking

Nisha Ravi
Business Development Manager – Kohinoor Radiator
 

Qualification: MBA (International Business)

Work Experience: 15 years of experience in shipping and logistics:

  • Al Bader Shipping
  • Hellmann World Wide Logistics
  • Kohinoor Radiator

Other Certificates:

  • Internet & Webpage Designing
  • COPA

Area of Research: Pricing Strategy in International Business

Dheeraj Singh
Head of Technology – NAB
 

Qualification:

  • Master in Information Technology Management (MITM)
  • BTech (Information Technology)

Work Experience:

  • Forward-thinking and strategic leader with over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry
  • Oversees technology deployment and maintenance
  • Instructs and leads IT staff members in support of hardware, software, and networking infrastructure
  • Actively works with executives to determine and implement technology vision and strategy
  • Well-versed in infrastructure, security planning, and daily operations management

Other Certificates: Java 6

Yogesh Chandra Sharma
Associate Director – Flipkart   
 

Qualification:

  • BTech (NITK, Electrical Engineering)
  • MBA (IIMB, PGPEM)

Work Experience: 19 years:

  • General Motors Technical Center India
  • Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
  • Tata Autocomp Systems Ltd
  • Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd

Other Certificates:

  • Behavioural Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Business Analytics
  • Supply Chain Design
  • Six Sigma Black Belt

Area of Research: Behavioural Science and Business Strategy

Sushant Rajput
Deputy General Manager – HCL Technologies Ltd
 

Qualification:

  • MBA (Marketing & Systems)
  • BSc (Computer Science)

Work Experience: 17 Years:

  • HCL Technologies Ltd
  • Societe Generale
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • DSL Software Ltd
Anchala Ameena Mohammadi
Associate Manager Sales – Technology Square, Doha, Qatar
 

Qualification:

    • BTech (Information Technology)
    • MTech (Computer Science and Engineering)

Work Experience: 7.9 years:

  • Madina Engineering College
  • IT Boundaries Technology Solutions
  • Blue Lynx
  • Technology Square

Other Certificates:

  • SAP (Material Management)
  • CCNA
  • MCSA
Anuj Bhowmick
Marketing & Product Development Manager - MEAI, ARC Middle East LLC, UAE
 

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Master of Business Administration (Major Operations; Minor Marketing)

Work Experience: 18 years:

  • HINDALCO
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • ARC Middle East

Other Certificates:

  • SixSigma Green Belt (Indian Statistical Institute, Mumbai)
  • Business Analytics (Harvard Business School)
Kushal Bhalla
Sapiens International – Senior Consultant
 

Qualification:

  • MBA (Lucknow University)
  • AMPBA (Indian School of Business, Hyderabad)

Work Experience: 11+ years of experience:

  • Sapiens
  • Capgemini
  • First Gulf Bank
  • Bajaj Capital
  • Star Union Dai Ichi

Other Certificates:

  • Product Owner
  • Project Management
  • Python
  • Data Science
  • Business Analytics

Area of Research: Business Analytics and Machine Learning in Operation Research

Sagar S Patankar
Managing Director – Ace Hospital
 

Qualification:

  • MSc (Yoga)
  • PhD Scholar (Yoga)

Work Experience: 7 years

Other Certificates:

  • Research Methodology
  • Business Management
M. Raghunatha Chary
VP-APAC, RCDevs/Luxembourg
 

Qualification: MBA/PGDBM - NMIMS

Work Experience: 26 years with:

  • Gati Corp
  • Tata Donnelley
  • Net4India
  • RCOM
  • Syniverse
  • Mobileum
  • Route Mobile (365 Squared)

(Beginner – 3 years, Middle – 10 years, Senior – 8 years, Leadership – 5 years)

Other Certificates:

  • Stanford Advanced Cyber Security Program (2021)
  • International Coach Federation’s CLC & CNLPCC (2020)
  • AP Productivity Council - PGDBA&M (1997)

Area of Research: Business Management in the New Era of Digitalisation and Cyber Attacks

Omkar More
Quality Management – Aster DM Healthcare (UAE & Bahrain)
 

Qualification:

  • BSc – Statistics
  • PG – Statistics
  • General Management Program – IIMB

Work Experience: 8 years:

  • GEBBS Healthcare Solutions (Mumbai)
  • Aster Medcity (Cochin)
  • Lifeline Healthcare (Dubai)
  • Aster Clinics & Hospitals (UAE, Oman & Bahrain)
  • Aster Pharmacies (UAE)

Other Certificates:

  • Cognitive Quality - KPMG
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Exemplar Global
  • Data Analysis for Healthcare Management – IIM Ahmedabad
  • Certified Healthcare Quality Practitioner (CHQP) - AHPI Institute of Healthcare Quality

Area of Research: Quality Management

Atul Anand
Delivery and Transformation Leader – Toll Technology Center

Award-winning Author – Experiencing Life As A Yogi
 

Qualification:

  • Global MBA (IT Management) – SP Jain School of Global Management
  • Advance Program in Strategic Management – IIM Calcutta, Kolkata

Work Experience: 16+ years:

  • Toll Technology Center
  • Syngenta Services Private Limited
  • Atos India Private Limited
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Jabil Circuit Private Limited
  • LogicaCMG (now CGI)

Other Certificates: More than 50 Professional Certifications in Digital Transformation and various technologies from EXIN, GSDC, OpenSAP, LinkedIn, PeopleCert, SAP, including:

  • Prince2Agile
  • EXIN Cloud Computing Certification
  • Blockchain Certification from EXIN, GSDC, OpenSAP
  • Artificial Intelligence Certification from EXIN
  • VeriSM Foundation and Professional (Certified Trainer)
  • ITIL4 and ITIL V3 Foundation
  • DevOPs, Data Science, Cyber Security, SAP Solution Manager and SAP Change Control Management

Won more than 35+ IT industry awards

Area of Research: Impact of Digital Transformation on various industries

Shiv Ram Krishna
Director – IIMAIC
 

Qualification:

  • PGDM, IIM Kozhikode
  • BE – IT, Manipal Institute of Technology

Work Experience: 14+ years

Other Certificates:

  • AWS
  • PMP
  • PSM
  • CSM
  • PDPP
  • Business Edge – Rotman School of Business

Area of Research: FinTech

 
May 2021 Intake
Anil D Mundhe
CEO – Kshitij Civil Works Pvt Ltd
 

Qualification:

  • BE (Civil)
  • MBA (Construction Project Management)

Work Experience: 6 years: CEO – Kshitij Civil Works Pvt Ltd, Pune, India

Other Certificates: Post Graduate Diploma in Blockchain Development

Area of Research: Real Estate Tokenisation, Blockchain, Fintech

ChangKyu Seo
Senior Manager – BASF South East Asia Pte Ltd
 

Qualification:

  • MBA (Strathclyde Business School)
  • MSc (Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University)

Work Experience: 18 years:

  • BASF South East Asia: 5.5 years, Regional Technical Manager, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions
  • BASF Korea: 7 years, Account Manager, Regional Technical Manager, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions
  • Hyundai Oilbank: 5.5 years, Production Control Manger

Other Certificates: Information Process Engineer

Area of Research: Chemical industry’s new strategy – sustainability, circular economy and carbon management and connected strategy for its impact on stakeholders, society, and country

Deepa T Justus
Chief Data Officer (CDO) – GAME
 

Qualification:

  • MBA (Business Analytics)
  • Master in Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Interactive Multi Media

Work Experience: 20+ years’ experience in Banking and Finance

Other Certificates:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Certificate in Business Analytics

Area of Research: Data Analytics, Data Framework, Application of AI & ML in Banking and Finance industry

Fawad Arshad
Facility Manager – Saudi German Hospital, Ajman
 

Qualification:

  • MBA (MIS)
  • BE (Electronic Eng)

Work Experience: 14 years:

  • Working in the healthcare sector in the UAE since the last 8 years
  • Currently working at Saudi German Hospital as Facility Manager

Area of Research: Facilities Management and Frontier Technologies

Jayaprakash B N
Associate Vice President – Great Lakes Institute of Management
 

Qualification:

  • BSc (Applied Sciences) in the Faculty of Engineering
  • PGWPM, Great Lakes Institute of Management

Work Experience:

  • 32 years: IMRB, TECS, Sumeet Machines, Kilburn reprographics, Celltel Communications
  • 7 years: Entrepreneur in Interior Decoration, Great Lakes Institute of Management

Other Certificates: Certificate course in HRM & LDP by Dr Ramcharan & Dr Philip Kotler

Khoo Kean Sheng
Risk Management & Data Analytics – MTS Gold Global Trading
 

Qualification: MBA, University of Strathclyde

Work Experience:

  • 7 years: Pricing and execution of interest rate swaps and non-deliverable forwards
  • 5 years: Oversee and coordinate market and credit risk management
  • 2 years: Business management of FX operations

Other Certificates: Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore:

  • Capital Markets and Financial Advisory Services
  • Rules and Regulations for Financial Advisory Services
  • Securities Products & Analysis
  • Securities & Futures Product Knowledge

Area of Research: Machine learning algorithms in risk management and business operations: A complexity model approach

Partha Pratim Pathak
Senior Consultant – Capgemini
 

Qualification:

  • MSc (Polymer Science)
  • MBA (Marketing & Operations)

Work Experience: 10 years:

  • Infosys Ltd
  • Bharti Airtel Ltd
  • Capgemini India Pvt Ltd

Other Certificates:

  • Prince2
  • OCI Architect

Area of Research: Supply Chain Management and MIS

Prasun Chowdhury
Director – Avenir Management Consulting India
 

Qualification:

  • MSc (Hons) Economics
  • MSc (Tech) Instrumentation Engineering, MBM

Work Experience: 30 years:

  • Thermax
  • Wipro
  • Bharat Technologies
  • Telemecanique
  • ECS
  • SDG
  • Avenir

Other Certificates:

  • TOC Practitioner
  • Advanced Decision Analysis
  • Certified Independent Director (IOD)
  • ICF accredited Agile Leadership and Executive Coach

Area of Research: Leadership of Business Processes for Organisational Transformation

Ronan Conlon
HR Project Manager APAC – Medtronic
 

Qualification:

  • MSc International Management
  • BCL (Civil Law)

Work Experience: 7 years of experience working for Medtronic in America, Middle East, Australia and Asia

Other Certificates:

  • AI in HR
  • People Management Essentials
  • Future of Work
  • People Analytics

Area of Research:

‘The Future of Work: How Technology Will Impact the Workforce and the Role of HR’

(The research objective is to understand how the adoption of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and big data, will impact the workforce in large global organisations)

Ruyi Wang
Chinese Marketing Executive – Amity University Dubai
 

Qualification:

    • MBA (Marketing)
    • PGD (Teaching Chinese as a foreigner language)
    • BA (Teaching Chinese as a foreigner language)

Work Experience: 6 years:

  • Ifeng.com
  • China.com
  • Gems Education
  • Amity University

Other Certificates:

  • Teaching license of second language
  • Outstanding mentor of Confucius Institute at University Dubai

Area of Research: Language and culture industry management

Sanchari Sinha
Consultant – Boyden
 

Qualification:

  • BA (Economics)
  • MSc (Economics)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Business Management)

Work Experience: 14 years:

  • ThyssenKrupp Industries India
  • Boyden Global Executive Search

Other Certificates:

  • Diploma in Classical Singing
  • Intermediate Degree in German Language from Max Mueller Bhavan (Goethe Institute)
  • Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) Qualified Researcher
Saurabh Joshi
Senior Manager, Philips India Limited
 

Qualification:

  • BTech (Electrical Engineering)
  • MBA (IPMX, IIM Lucknow)

Work Experience: 16 years:

  • Philips Healthcare
  • Hero MotoCorp
  • Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
  • TACO
  • Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd

Other Certificates: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Area of Research: Green Supply Chain

SAURAV NANDI
Channel Development Manager - Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
 

Qualification:

  • MBA (Marketing)
  • BE (Mechanical)

Work Experience: 15+ years of cross-cultural experience in Channel Marketing, in Aftermarket with various top brands in the Indian market and demonstrated expertise in Aftermarket segments including spare parts of Automotive, Tractors, Trucks & Buses, Lubricants, Bearings (Auto & Industrial), Paints, Industrial Abrasives to outperform the competitors.

Automotive | Lubricants | Bearings | Paints | Industrial

  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
  • Petronas Lubricants Pvt Ltd
  • SKF India Ltd
  • ZKL Bearings Pvt Ltd
  • Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd
  • Raj Grind Tech Pvt Ltd

Areas of Research: Digital transformation, channel expansion and improvement to leverage profitability, and organising the unstructured market for aftermarket business

Sony Thayil
Business Head – Asahi India Glass
 

Qualification: MBA – Marketing and Sales

Work Experience: 20 years:

  • Asahi India Glass
  • Jaquar & Co Pvt Ltd
  • Ceat Ltd
  • AkzoNobel India Ltd
  • Godrej & Boyce India Ltd
  • Novartis Consumer Ltd

Other Certificates:

  • SMP – IIM Calcutta
  • MDP – IIM Bangalore

Area of Research: Technology Acceptance Model, Consumer Behaviour

Srinidhi G Rao
Leader – Business Excellence, KAS Services India Pvt Ltd (Kmart Australia)
 

Qualification:

  • BSc (Computer Science)
  • EGMP, IIM Bangalore

Work Experience: 23 years:

  • HSBC DPI
  • Symphony Services
  • Juniper Networks

Other Certificates:

  • PMI
  • Six Sigma Black Belt & Champion

Area of Research: Organisation Design & Behaviour and Human Relations

Vimal Vyas
Program Director – Customer Experience & Excellence
 

Qualification:

  • MBA (Marketing)
  • BSc (Information Technology)

Work Experience: 17+ years of experience in the areas of customer experience, business transformation with some of the leading brands including Orange, Vodafone, Café Coffee Day & Tata Communications

Other Certificates:

  • Master Black Belt
  • Design Thinking
  • TL9000
  • Lean Practitioner
  • Business Value Analyst
 
January 2021 Intake
Sushil Hinge
Operations Manager – Supply Chain – B|Braun Medical (India) Pvt Ltd
 

Qualification:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration, SP Jain School of Global Management, India
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Mumbai, India

Work Experience: 13 years’ extensive experience in Supply Chain Management – Heading Operations, Customer Service, Project Management and Audits

Other Certificates:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management – A+ Grade
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Trained Certified
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – A Grade
  • Certified Lean Manager – A+ Grade
  • Dale Carnegie Certified – Competency Based Simulation
  • Certified Law of Attraction Practitioner

Area of Research: SCM 4.0 – Next Decade Digital Supply Chain
(Blockchain, AI, IoT implementation in Supply Chain)

Parvez Alam M
CEO and Director - Crescent Innovation and Incubation Council (CIIC)
 

Qualification:

  • Master of Business Administration - Post Graduate Working Professional Program in Management (Finance and Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Automobile Engineering)

Work Experience:

  • 15 years of experience in Strategy, Marketing, R & D, Program Management, Operations & Startups Incubation
  • Current Employer: Crescent Innovation and Incubation Council (CIIC), Chennai, India
  • Former Employer: UCAL Fuel Systems Ltd, Chennai, India

Other Certificates: 

  • Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP)
  • Certified Chief Innovation Officer (CCIO)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)
  • Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM)
  • PRINCE2® Foundation Certification

Area of Research: Role of business incubators as development strategy for startups and how the startups’ micro-economic factors will lead to macro-economic benefits to the Indian economy

Akshay Lamba
Head of IT & Innovation, Dubai Financial Services Authority
 

Qualification:

  • General Management Program, Harvard Business School
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Engineering

Work Experience: 20+ years

Area of Research: Impact of AI on C-Suite Decision Making

Chandra Malluri
Lead Principal Rotating Equipment Engineer, Muscat
 

Qualification: Master’s in Management, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines

Work Experience: A skilled Rotating Equipment Engineer with over 22 years of extensive oil & gas experience

Area of Research: Corporate Strategy

Anamika Pawar
Marketing Consultant – MyHistoria, TelusCare, IpostNetwork
 

Qualification: Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

Work Experience: 7.8 years:

  • Orchid Hotel (Mumbai, India)
  • Zenith Infra Projects
  • Intelligent Partners
  • HTS Medical Equipments Trading
  • MyHistoria
  • TelusCare
  • IpostNetwork

Other Certificates: 

  • Online Advertising by open to study
  • Google Adwords Certification
  • Diploma in Digital Marketing
  • IIM Skills Content Writing Mastercourse
  • Galileo
  • Fidelio software training

Area of Research: Digital marketing for the education sector

Nishen Reddy
Head of Business Development – DryDocks World Dubai
 

Qualification: Master of Business Administration

Work Experience: 20 years of experience in the Maritime Industry, with several international postings and senior management positions in Liner Shipping, Port Terminals and Business Development

Other Certificates:

  • MAERSK International Shipping Education
  • APM Terminals MAGNUM and MAGNET Programs
  • Lloyds Maritime Academy – Certificate in Port Management

Area of Research:

Organisational optimisation and efficiency, with a focus on:

  • People – Recruitment and retention
  • Fixed Costs – Offshoring and Remote Working
  • Variable Costs – Productivity Improvement
  • Operational Improvements – Startup and Existing Business
Rema R Varma
Senior Manager – Hindustan Unilever Limited
 

Qualification:

  • Master of Business Administration (Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Electrical and Electronics)

Work Experience: 11.5 years:

  • Accenture
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited

Other Certificates:

  • Scrum Master
  • Software Asset Manager

Area of Research: Technology in FMCG and Agriculture

Rahul Unni Chakkungal
Global Business Services with BASF India Limited
 

Qualification:

  • Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Work Experience: Around 9 years with BASF India Limited in Global Business Services

Area of Research:

An emergent topic like Multi-Tier Supply Chain, Blockchain with IoT or even Digitisation on Supply Chain within the Manufacturing Industry. Also keen on exploring strategies like the effects of Management Styles and the relation to the organisation’s growth (more on the bottom-line growth).

(Area of research to be finalised)

Ibrahim Peerzada
IT Procurement & Business Analyst – Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC)
 

Qualification:

    • Master of Business Administration (Information Systems & Project Management)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Electronic Engineering)

Work Experience: 18 years:

        • HCL
        • Zener Electronic Services
        • Fisia Italimpianti S.p.A.
        • Injazat Data Systems LLC
        • Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC)

Other Certificates:

        • PRINCE2 Practitioner
        • Six Sigma Black Belt
        • Maximo Administration
        • CIW
        • CompTIA

Area of Research: Procurement of Technology

CA Sagar Adhau
Technical CPD Consultant – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
 

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • FCA (ICAI)
  • ACA (ICAEW)
  • ACCA (Affiliate)
  • CIA
  • BFP

Work Experience: 12.5 years:

  • PwC (Dubai)
  • Adhau and Associates
  • Get Through Guides
  • Deloitte (India)

Other Certificates:

  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting
  • Certificate in International Financial Reporting
  • Certificate in International Public Sector Accounting Standards
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor

Area of Research: International Financial Reporting Standards, Financial Reporting, Assurance and Sustainability Reporting

Aakash Ramchand Dil
Senior Manager – Market Risk and Capital Management
National Bank of Fujairah PJSC, Dubai, UAE
 

Qualification:

  • Master of Business Administration (Finance)
  • Master of Business Administration (Business and Quantitative Research)
  • Diploma, Strategic Financial Management, IIM Indore, India

Work Experience: Risk and Data Analytics professional with 15 years of global working experience and strong leadership skills. Currently working with the National Bank of Fujairah PJSC. Prior to joining NBF, was working with Commercial Bank International, Compono Strategia, Union National Bank and Samba Bank.

Other Certificates: 

  • Certificate in Quantitative Finance, CQF Institute, UK
  • Leadership Principles, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA
  • Executive Leadership Program, Said Business School, Oxford University, UK

Area of Research: Probability of Default, Loss Given Default, Actuarial Modeling, Risk Management

Neetu Kalra
Associate Vice President (Journals Commissioning & Managing) – SAGE Publishing
 

Qualification: Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications

Work Experience: 20 years:

  • Thomson Digital
  • Aptara International
  • SAGE Publishing

Other Certificates: PMCA

Satya Shiva Saswat
Director, Infrastructure and Economic Windows – SAARC Development Fund
 

Qualification:

  • Master of Business Administration (International Business), IIFT, Delhi, India
  • Post Graduate Diploma – Banking & Finance, NIBM, Pune, India
  • Bachelor of Technology, Biju Patnaik University of Technology, India

Work Experience: 16.4 years:

  • 0.4 years at SAARC Development Fund
  • 12 years at Exim India
  • 4 years at Bank of Maharashtra

Other Certificates:

  • EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Certified Assessor
  • Diploma in Treasury, Investment & Risk Management, FIMMDA & IIBF
  • Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (CAIIB)

Area of Research: Sustainable Impact Investment

Deepti Chacko Bangera
Account Manager – Aveva IT Solutions
 

Qualification:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Customer Relationship Management)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation & Control)

Work Experience: 14.4 years:

  • 3 years in Aveva
  • 4 years in Rolta
  • 4 years in ABB
  • 3.6 years in Emerson Process Management
Pradeep Malhar Kulkarni
DGM – Tata Motors
 

Qualification: Master of Business Administration (ICFAI)
Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgy), Government Engineering College (COEP), Pune, India

Work Experience: 20 years in Tata Motors

Other Certificates:

  • Black Belt Six Sigma (ASQ)
  • Black Belt Six Sigma (GE)
  • TQM Facilitator
  • Assessor-TBEM---Business Excellence Model
  • Lead Assessor—ISO 9001
  • ISO/IEC 17025 (NABL)
  • Internal Assessor—IATF 16949
  • TRIZ

Area of Research: Strategy, Innovation, Quality

Anil Kumar Verma
Product Architect – OneShield Software
 

Qualification:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Work Experience: 19 years:

  • TCS
  • Fecund Software Services
  • OneShield Software

Other Certificates:

  • Prince2
  • CSM
  • ITIL v3
  • AINS
  • Senior Management Program (IIMA)
Rakesh Kumar
CTO, Homes Broadband, Airtel, and CEO, Telesonic Networks Limited
 

Qualification:

  • MBA, IIM Lucknow, Noida Campus, India
  • Master of Technology, IIT Kanpur, India
  • Bachelor of Technology, IIT Kanpur, India

Work Experience:

  • 15 years with DoT/ BSNL
  • 14 years with Airtel

Area of Research: Factors influencing Technology Adoption

Mohinder Pandey
Associate Vice President – Onward Technologies
 

Qualification:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • MS (Automotive Electronics)

Work Experience: 18+ years: Embedded and IoT Software

Other Certificates: IREB

Area of Research: AI/ML, Business Improvement and Efficiency Automations, Digital Transformation, Social Entrepreneurship

Uttpal Desai
Engineering Manager – Intel
 

Qualification:

  • Postgraduate in Enterprise Management, IIM Bangalore, India
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics)

Work Experience: 20+ years:

  • Larsen & Toubro
  • Wipro
  • Seagate
  • Intel

Other Certificates:

  • Project Management
  • AMA-High Impact Decision Making
  • Dale Carnegie-Presentation Skills
  • Certified Talent Transformer

Area of Research: Strategy & Leadership

Prasanth Kumar Penumatsa
Manager – Saipem
 

Qualification:

  • EPGPM, IMT
  • Bachelor of Technology, CSIT, JNTU

Work Experience: 18 years in Big Data Analytics, Cloud and Blockchain

Other Certificates:

  • Strategic Management (IIFT)
  • TOGAF
  • Startup Accelerator Program (HCU)
  • Fintech (Barclays Bank)

Area of Research: Disruptive Technology Management (Big Data Analytics, Cloud, Blockchain, Quantum Computing)

Brejesh Chalill
Head Treasury Sales & Markets, Axis Bank
 

Qualification:

  • Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University

Work Experience:

22 years across various roles in Treasury including ALM, Derivatives, FX, Money Markets, Financing, Commodities and E-commerce

  • Grindlays Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Axis Bank

Other Certificates:

  • FX Bourse Course – Bankers Training College RBI
  • International Derivative training programs in Singapore
  • ALM training and course certification

Area of Research: Finance – Treasury FX & Funding – Fintech

Vikash Singh
CEO/Director – Pacific 360 Pty Ltd and Franchise Owner (Dominos RH & TV Magic Northwest Sydney)
 

Qualification:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • BA (Business Studies)

Work Experience: 20 years:

  • Operations Finance Manager (British American Tobacco)
  • Area Manager Regulations, Commercial Affairs - Excise & Anti-Illicit Trade (BAT Australasia)
  • Mayor/Deputy Mayor/Councillor (Nausori Town Council Fiji)
  • Franchisee Business Owner (New Zealand – Oporto Chicken, Refresh Renovation; Australia – Domino’s Pizza, TV Magic)
  • CEO/ Director as Specialist Consultant – Commercial, Regulations and Macroeconomics – fiscal policy, FTAs, excise, tariff, etc.,
  • Licensed Real Estate Practitioner NSW
  • Chapter Leader – South Pacific (Institute of Advisors)

Other Certificates: 

  • Diploma Business Studies
  • Certificate in Advance Business Accounting
  • Certificate IV Real Estate NSW

Area of Research: Critical factors of Trade Development in the Pacific Island Countries
(To be refined and reviewed further during literature review)

Amit Gupta
Director, Consumer – Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat
 

Qualification:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (MBA) – Marketing and Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

Work Experience: 15+ years:

  • Etisalat
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Idea Cellular Ltd (Aditya Birla Group) (now Vodafone Idea)

Other Certificates:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Python for Data Science
  • ML using Microsoft Azure Studio
  • Executive Program in Strategy Consulting (IIMB)
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Leadership through Social Influence

Area of Research: Personalisation in Marketing

Ram Kumar Nimmakayala
Consulting Manager – Ericsson
 

Qualification:

  • MS (Management Science)
  • Master of Business Administration (Marketing & IT)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Production Engineering)

Work Experience: 14.5 years of experience in High Tech & Telecom verticals:

  • Ericsson
  • NetApp
  • EMC
  • HP
  • Cisco

Other Certificates:

  • AI Strategies (Kellogg)
  • Customer Analytics (Wharton)
  • Digital Marketing Strategies (Kellogg)
  • SAFe Product Manager
  • SAFe Agilist
  • EMC Data Scientist

Area of Research: Artificial Intelligence, Marketing & Product Management

Meet our Class of 2020

(January, May and September 2020 Intakes)

Work Experience

Work Experience

49% of the students have between 10-20 years of work experience.

Companies

Companies

Some of the leading organisations our DBA students represent include Accenture, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Facebook, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Google, IBM, Infosys BPM, Oracle, Reliance Industries, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Saudi Aramco and Schneider Electric.

Roles

Roles

From CEOs, founders, directors and vice presidents to consultants, senior managers and project managers – the class represents a diverse group of professionals looking to enhance their skills and add immediate value to their careers.

Areas of Research

Areas of Research

Our students are undertaking research in Finance, Marketing, IT Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management, and Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, among other areas.

Work Experience

 
 
 

ROLES

 
 
 

INDUSTRY

 
 
 

AREAS OF RESEARCH

 
 
 

Our DBA Scholars

September 2020 Intake
NILADRI SHEKHAR DUTTA
Director & Head of Data Strategy and Execution – Ericsson
 

Qualification: PGDDB (Digital Business), PGDTM (MBA) Marketing & Finance, BE (Electronics Engineering)

Work Experience: A seasoned professional with close to 16 years of global ICT/TMT advisory and consulting experience across Western Europe, Middle East, Africa, A-Pac, India, and New Zealand. Has successfully sold and delivered multiple transformation lead ICT/TMT projects till date. This has helped him establish Consulting and Technology Strategy advisory as distinct offerings within the organisations’ portfolio he has worked for.

Other Certificates: TOGAF (Practitioner level), CBOP (Certified Business & Ops professional), eTOM Implementation Specialist, (TMForum), Six Sigma (Green Belt), ITIL V2 Foundation

Area of Research: Digital Customer Life cycle, Disruptive Business Models, Industry 4.0, Cloud, Big Data Analytics & IoT

VINOD AGNIHOTRI
Managing Director – LANXESS Pte Ltd
 

Qualification: BSc (Chemistry), BSc Tech (Textiles), MDBA

Work Experience: 24.5 years: Techno-commercial expertise including Sales & Marketing, Product Management, Operations, Technical support & P&L management in the area of Specialty Chemicals

Area of Research: Organisational Behaviour & Leadership challenges in diverse environments, Challenges in the Digital Marketing tools/platforms for Industrial Chemicals, Corporate business strategies per Markets/Cultures for sustained success

JYOTI PRAKASH SAHU
Director – Businessenhanced.In
 

Qualification: MBA Marketing, IMT Ghaziabad

Work Experience: 25 years: HUL, Satyam InfoWay, Gillette India, PepsiCo India, Britannia India, Pernod Ricard India

CHRISTOPHER KAPE
President – JAMCO Capital
 

Qualification: Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Administrative & Commercial Studies

Work Experience: 20 years: JAMCO Capital (Venture Capital and Business Consulting)

Other Certificates: Canadian Securities Course, IFSE Directors & Partners / Exempt Markets Proficiency

MANU S. A. ASOKAN
Vice President – Williams Lea Tag
 

Qualification: MBA (General Management)

Work Experience: 25 years: RIA, ITe Matrix, Shin Satellite (Thaicom), Tata Elxsi, Wunderman, NewWplatform, Williams Lea Tag

Other Certificates: Change Management, Business Analytics

Area of Research: Strategic Management

SHAKIRULLAH SHAIK
Assistant Manager – GIC Re
 

Qualification: MBA

Work Experience: 5.1 years with General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re)

Other Certificates: Fellow of Insurance Institute of India (FIII), Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP), Certified International Business Negotiation (CIBN) & Accredited Mediator

SRIKRISHNA KONERU
Strategic Business Practice Head – Sourcing & Procurement, Infosys BPM
 

Qualification: BE (Chemical Engineering), PG Diploma in Business Administration

Work Experience: 32 years: Infosys, HP, ABB, Indiamarkets, SMS Demag, Triveni Engineering

Area of Research: Procurement

ASHWIN JHAMB
Supply Chain Leader – HBT META – Honeywell
 

Qualification: MBA (NUS, Singapore), BE Chemical (NITK, India)

Work Experience: 22 years of work experience in SIOP & Supply Chain in MNCs in India, Singapore and Dubai – L&T, Motorola, Philips & Honeywell

Other Certificates: Six Sigma Green Belt

PRASHANT H THAKUR
Associate Vice President – HDFC Life Insurance
 

Qualification: BE Computer, MMS (Welingkar Institute of Management), General Management (IIM Lucknow)

Work Experience: 16 years of Management consulting and Enterprise Architecture experience; Capgemini, KPMG, EY, Jio, Wipro, HDFC Life

Other Certificates: Advanced Program in Data Science and ML (IIM Calcutta), Master Program in Machine Learning from Stanford, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS ML Certified Architect, TOGAF Architect, EXIN Certified DevOps Architect, Agile Scrum Master, ITIL Certified, Lean Practitioner

Area of Research: Application of Data Science for Innovation in Banking and Insurance

PRAVEEN KUMAR SAXENA
Chief General Manager (Head) – Quality Management
 

Qualification: BE (Mechanical), MBA, GMPE (IIMI)

Work Experience: 24 years: Bridgestone India Private Limited, Bridgestone Asia Pacific Technical Center

Other Certificates: MDP from NUS, Master in Production Management, AOTS Japan certificate

Area of Research: Business Strategy

SAMEER SAINI
Business Development Leader – IBM
 

Qualification: MCA, MBA

Work Experience: 20 years: TCS, Infosys, IBM

Other Certificates: CISA, IBM Certified Expert Consultant

LOLESIO SOANE
Campus Director – USP Niue Campus
 

Qualification: MCom (Economics)

Work Experience: 16 years: Teaching at the University of the South Pacific, 3 years: Campus Director

Other Certificates: Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (GCCT)

Area of Research: Sports economics, agricultural economics and teaching of economics as a subject

ARJUN BHATTACHARJEE
IT Director – Eli Lilly and Company
 

Qualification: MBA (SP Jain School of Global Management), BE Computer Science (Mumbai University)

Work Experience: 10.5 years: Eli Lilly and Company, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Other Certificates: PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt

Area of Research: Implication of Blockchain in Value Based Contracting

AMEY SHIRISH SHROTRI
GM – Business Development, Exicon Media Solutions Pvt Ltd
 

Qualification: BSc (Botany specialisation in Horticulture & Floriculture), MBA (specialisation in Sales & Marketing)

Work Experience: 10 years: Accenture Consulting India Pvt Ltd, CRISIL Global Research & Analytics Ltd, August Hands Inc. & currently working with Exicon Media Solutions Pvt Ltd

Other Certificates: Hands-on experience on Salesforce, Bloomberg, FactSet

Area of Research: Customer relationship & product/service experience enhancement using various technological tools & strategies to influence the product/service purchase behaviour in healthcare nutrition category

PIYUSH RAJPAL
Sale Engineer – Schneider Electric
 

Qualification: PGDM (Marketing & International Business), BE (Electrical Engineering)

Work Experience: 15 years: Schneider Electric, Singapore

Other Certificates: CDMM, Leadership Acceleration, Leading & Strategy, becoming Great Leaders

Area of Research: Marketing/Consumer Behaviour in B2B and digitisation context

VIKRAM PANDYA
Director – FinTech, SP Jain School of Global Management, HoR Varanium and FinTech Ambassador
 

Qualification: Chartered Accountant, CFA (US), CISA (US), MCom

Work Experience: 16 years: Deloitte, Yes Bank, Customised Solutions, SP Jain School of Global Management, Varanium

Other Certificates: Oxford FinTech

Area of Research: FinTech Startup Ecosystem and Business Models

MANOJ ABRAHAM
Regional Manager – Hempel Paints
 

Qualification: BE, MBA, MIE

Work Experience: More than 25 years of techno-commercial leadership within Construction Chemicals, Coatings & Paint Industry in India & GCC. Loves to mentor, coach and develop high performing teams in a multi-cultural environment.

Other Certificates: SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist

Area of Research: Area of research is in the field of Branding. Specifically, would like to understand the role trust plays in Brand Development. This research would focus on a B2B environment which is witnessing a major change with the advent of social media, online and digital marketing. The traditional methods of relationship building through face-to-face meeting and word of mouth marketing has become challenging with the onset of COVID-19 infections. Would like his research to address the process of getting customers to become missionaries for a brand.

SANTHOSH MADANGARLI
 
 

Qualification: BTech (Civil Engineering), MBA (Executive)

Work Experience: 28 years: Voltas International, Mahindra British Telecom, KPMG Consulting (BearingPoint), IBM, ADI Strategies, Huron Consulting Group, Constellation Consulting Group

Other Certificates: Diploma in Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Executive Development Program in Data Science (XLRI)

SANDEEP SETH
Director Compliance – Pfizer India
 

Qualification: BCom (H), Associate member of Institute of Company Secretary of India (ACS), Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Work Experience: A proficient Ethics & Compliance professional with over 28 years of work experience in Ethics & Compliance, Regulatory affairs, Legal and Operations with reputed MNCs – including 15 years’ experience in core ethics & compliance areas.

Key Focus Areas of Practice:

  • Compliance Policies & Procedures (SOPs)
  • Anti-Bribery controls (US-FCPA, UK-Anti-bribery Compliances)
  • Data Integrity, Privacy Policies & Procedures
  • Sales Practices & Third-party compliance/Due Diligence
  • Ethical Values, Conflict of interest & Code of Conduct
  • Compliance reviews & Audits
  • Ethics & Compliance Training & Communications
  • Regulatory compliances & approvals
  • Compliance Risk Management
  • Regulatory Audit & Inspections
  • Compliance Oversight Committees at Management & Board
  • Investigation & Anti -Fraud Management

Other Certificates: Certified International Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP-I) from Compliance Certification Board, USA, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Anti Money Laundering professional, Compliance Management Program from ISB (Indian School of Business)

Area of Research: Business Ethics, Ethical Leadership

NICHOLAS HEATH
Director – Pace Group Australia
 

Qualification: MA IT (Applied IT), Monash University, Bachelor of Economics, La Trobe University

Work Experience: Currently, Director of the Pace Group, Melbourne, Australia. Earlier, worked with Stratagem Melbourne (Planner) and Coleman Direct (Account Director). Over 30 years’ experience in media, marketing and digital in Australia and internationally.

Other Certificates: Grad Dip Copywriting (RMIT), Post Grad Marketing (Deakin University), PSO MFESB, Google Senior Partner

Area of Research: Digital interface design and its influence on consumer behaviour; Neuromarketing

BHARANIDHARAN PANDYAN
 
 

Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics), MBA (FMB)

Work Experience: 15 years as global head of Quality Power, serving customers in over 95 countries; as head of Technology involved in R&D on cutting-edge technologies in the Electrical and Power Automation Industry; as a veteran of multiple M&As, have run successful operations across the world in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Area of Research: Strategy, Marketing

KIREET JOSHI
Quality and Compliance Head – DUKE
 

Qualification: MBA (Finance and International Marketing), IMI, India, Master of Engineering Management, UTS, Australia

Work Experience: Over 35 years’ experience in diverse industry setting – from Engineering to Education and Training

Other Certificates: Six Sigma, Lead auditor certification from RABQSA, CPA

SAMIR MC
Managing Director – Fortune Hotels, ITC Ltd
 

Qualification: Master of Business Administration, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Work Experience: 25 years in the hospitality industry, Operational and Senior Regional Leadership roles across India, South East Asia and Korea

Area of Research: Strategy

HEMANT BELSARE
Associate Director – Becton Dickinson
 

Qualification: MTech (Design), EGMP (IIM-Bangalore)

Work Experience: 20 years: Becton Dickinson, Philips Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Emerson Electric

Other Certificates: Six Sigma Green Belt, Reliability Practitioner (RPP), DFS & CSIP, Business Leadership Program, Designing Customer Experience (DCE), Change Acceleration Process (CAP), Leading People, Leadership Development Program (LDP)

Area of Research: Business Strategy, Design Thinking and System Engineering, AI, Digital Transformation

 
May 2020 Intake
CDR ABHIJIT GHATAK
Consultant (AI)
 

Qualification: ME (Mechanical Engineering), MS (Business Intelligence & Analytics)

Work Experience: 30 years: Indian Navy, IBM, DNV, EU

Other Certificates: Lead Auditor ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007

ANAND G JOSHI
Vice President – Whirlpool Corp
 

Qualification: BE (Mechanical Engineering), PGPMAX (ISB)

Work Experience: 27 years: Whirlpool, Eaton, General Electric, Emerson, L&T

Other Certificates: Six Sigma BB, MIT Sloan Design Thinking, Leadership courses at The Wharton School and Kellogg Northwestern

ANIL KUMAR
Vice President – Yes Bank
 

Qualification: MBA (Agri Business Management)

Work Experience: 15 Years

Other Certificates: General Management for Executives, IIM Indore

DR ASHIFF KHAN
Engineering Group Lead – Saudi Aramco
 

Qualification: BTech (Chemical), DIM, PGDIM, PGDOM, MBA, MLaw (IP), PhD (honoris causa)

Work Experience: 17+ years in Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Metallurgy, Environment, Utilities and Water Treatment Companies: Saudi Aramco, SK Engineering & Construction, Uhde India, Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited, Binani Zinc, KITCO

Other Certificates: HAZOP Chairman, LSS Green Belt, Environment Management System, Safety Auditor, MIE, CEng

Area of Research: Big Data Adoption in Chemical Industries

IMRAN MULTANI
Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance
 

Qualification: PGPM (Operations and Analytics), Engineering (Mechanical)

Work Experience: 10.5 years: Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Komatsu India, JCB India, John Deere India

Other Certificates: Diploma in Supply Chain Management – IIMM, Chartered Engineer – IEI

Area of Research: Operation Management / Supply Chain Management

KARAN CHOPRA
Founder/CEO – G2One Network
 

Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (Computers), Postgraduate Certificate (Distributed and Networked Computing), Immigration Consultancy Diploma

Work Experience: 13+ years in Digital Marketing, Advertising and Legal

Other Certificates: Sales-Marketing Bridging Program

Area of Research: Marketing Management – Consumer Psychology

KIRAN KANNAMBADI
Head of Digital Technology – First Abu Dhabi Bank
 

Qualification: BE (Electronics and Communication), MBA

Work Experience: 18 years: Infosys, Luup, Majid Al Futtaim Finance, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Area of Research: Adoption of digital technology in UAE banks

KIRTI SAMBHUS DIWAN
Lead – Skilling & Capability, Google
 

Qualification: Master of Commerce (Business Administration)

Work Experience: 13 years in Digital Media Marketing, Digital Media Operations Management, Localisation Services, Project Management and Talent Development at global tech companies as well as a not-for-profit organisation

Other Certificates: Goethe Zentrum German Language Diploma, Pune Uni German Language Diploma, Google Ads Certification, Google Aspire Leadership Program, MICCIA Technical Documentation, LinkedIn Finding & Retaining Talent

Area of Research: Future of Work, Skills and Education in Digital Marketing

MOHAMMED JIBRAN
Area Manager – Delta Plus
 

Qualification: BTech, MBA

Work Experience: 8 years: Strata, Technolight, Zamil Group, Delta Plus

Other Certificates: PMP, IOSH – Working Safely, IOSH – Managing Safely

OMKAR KARKARE
Managing Member – Gurukul School
 

Qualification: MBA, MA (Education Management)

Work Experience: 6 years: Gurukul School

Other Certificates: Advanced Certificate Program in International Trade

PRASHANT SHARMA
Practice Delivery Manager - EAM360
 

Qualification: Executive MBA (XLRI Jamshedpur), BTech (ECE)

Work Experience: 12.5 years: Sedin Technologies, Interloc Solutions, PwC, Tata Consultancy Services, Huawei Telecommunications

Other Certificates: Certified Scrum Master, Certified Solution Advisor for IBM Maximo, IBM Certified Deployment Professional, Industrial IoT on Google Cloud Platform

Area of Research: Blockchain Technology

PRAVASI BHUSHAN
Assistant Director – Ernst & Young
 

Qualification: Graduate certificate in E-Learning Design Principles and Methods, Carnegie Mellon University
Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design, Symbiosis
Post Graduate Program in Planning and Entrepreneurship, IIPM
MSc and BSc, Delhi University

Work Experience: 16+ years in Talent Management and Talent Development space. Worked with IT and services firms such as UnitedHealth Group, Tata Interactive Systems and Wipro.

Other Certificates: Master Instructional Designer™, Association for Talent Development
Consulting Skills Certificate, Association for Talent Development
Gamification, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania through Coursera
E-learning and Digital Cultures, University of Edinburgh through Coursera
Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University through Coursera

Area of Research: Human Resources

PRIYA T R
 
 

Qualification: MBA (Specialisation in Human Resource Management), BSc Agriculture, BEd

Work Experience: 10 years
The Indian High School, Dubai
Integrated Rural Technology Centre, Kerala, India
Vocational Higher Secondary School, Kerala, India

Other Certificates: Training in Human Resource Management, Project Management Course, MS Office, AutoCAD, Continuous Professional development certificates

ROHIT SHUKLA
Head Sales – SAARC & SEA
 

Qualification: Master’s in Business Economics, Finance

Work Experience: 20 years in companies like SHCIL, ICICI Bank, Nucleus Software, Clayfin Technologies leading product, sales and strategy functions

Other Certificates: NCFM (National Stock Exchange), Strategic Selling (Miller & Heiman), Consultative Selling (Richardson)

Area of Research: Comparison of Challenges, Ecosystem Support & Growth Strategy for Indian Start-Up in BFSI & Education sectors

SATISH MITTAL
Facebook
 

Qualification: BTech (Electronics & Communication), MBA

Work Experience: 20+ years in Telecom/IT: Facebook, Vodafone, Reliance, Lucent Technologies

Area of Research: Social Media for Social Good

VAISHALI BAID
Senior Consultant
 

Qualification: BTech (Biotech), PGPBA (Business Administration)

Work Experience: 9 years: Nestle, Bayer AG, AP Moller - Maersk
German Chancellor Fellow for tomorrow’s leader

Other Certificates: Sustainability Leadership Program – Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, UK

Area of Research: Sustainable Procurement and Supplier Development

ALHAD MAHAJANI
VP Marketing – Zuventus Healthcare
 

Qualification: BPharm, MBA

Work Experience: 26+ years in Pharmaceutical Marketing

Other Certificates: DMM, DPIEM, Certification in Sustainable Business Strategy (HBS), Certification in Leading Organisations & Change (MIT SLOAN), ULAB: Leading from Emerging Future (MITX), 3TP: Senior Leaders Programme (IIM Ahmedabad)

Area of Research: Pharmaceutical Marketing, Patient Centricity, AI, Design Thinking

SANDEEP S JOSHI
VP HR – Reliance Industries
 

Qualification: BE (Chemical), MHRDM

Work Experience: 25 years with organisations such as ABC Consultants, eFunds, Infosys and, currently, with Reliance Industries

Area of Research: Human Resources, Future of Work

PANKAJ PRASUN
Director Finance – Katara Hospitality
 

Qualification: MBA Finance (SP Jain), BTech Electrical Engineering (IIT (BHU) Varanasi)

Work Experience: 20 years: BHEL (Bhopal), Kempinski Hotels (Dubai), Katara Hospitality (Doha)

Other Certificates: CFA Level 1

Area of Research: Economics and Business Environment

 
 
January 2020 Intake
IVANO MENSO
Global Project Manager – Agile/Lean Change Agent
 

Qualification: I level degree: BS (Building Engineering), II level degree: MS (Building Engineering), III level degree: Specialisation School for Cultural Heritage Professionals

Work Experience: 7.5 years: Eretika s.t.p. s.r.l, Sibelco Italia s.p.a.

Other Certificates: Italian Professional Engineer n. A2209, PMP® Project Management Professional n. 2046015, ASSIREP Qualified member n. 1092

Area of Research: Project Portfolio Management, Project Management, Digital Transformation

SIVAPRASAD G
Regional Director – Oracle
 

Qualification: Executive MBA, IIM Kozhikode, India

Work Experience: Regional Director – Oracle | Regional Director – IdeaS, a SAS company | Senior Vice President – Hotelogix

Other Certificates: PGDBA, Liverpool John Moores University

Area of Research: Business

ASHISH ADHIKARI
Vice President Operations – Gland Pharma Ltd
 

Qualification: MS Industrial Engineering

Work Experience: 19 years: GlaxoSmithKline Pharma, APM Terminals, Schneider Electric, ABB, Cummins India

Other Certificates: Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Master, Executive General Management Program (IIM Bangalore, India), Design Thinking, Digitisation

ALEKSANDRA BRANKOVIC
 
 

Qualification: Master’s degree, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science (Department of Communication Sciences), Bachelor’s degree in Megatrend University, Faculty of Culture and Media - Department of Public Relations

Work Experience: 8 years: Media, Management, Project Management, Corporate Events, Marketing

Other Certificates: Departmental Trainer by Hyatt Corporation, Advanced Sales Skills by Institute for Sales and Marketing

SAURABH WADHAWAN
Lead Advisory Consultant - Accenture
 

Qualification: PGDBA (Marketing), BTech (ECE)

Work Experience: 10 Years: Accenture, Gartner and Capgemini

Other Certificates: ITIL V3 Certified, published white paper on “Envisioning a Mechanism for Real Time Assessments Using Power BI”

Area of Research: Deriving Client Satisfaction

MITESH PILLAI
Senior Manager – Cadila Healthcare Ltd
 

Qualification: MSc (Industrial Chemistry)

Work Experience: 16 years: Lupin Ltd, Lambda Therapeutic Research Ltd, Synchron Research Pvt Ltd, SUN Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd, Cadila Healthcare Ltd

Other Certificates: Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt

ATHEY DSOUZA
Manager – Risk and Controls
 

Qualification: Chartered Secretary – Governance Institute of Australia

Work Experience: 9 years: VISA Inc, Prudential, Deloitte, KPMG and BDO Financial Services – Asset Management, Capital Markets, Payments industry

Area of Research: Audit, Risk & Compliance with Data Science and Big Data

SHILPA SHARMA
Senior Brand Manager – Nestle Skin Health
 

Qualification: BSc (PCM), MBA (Marketing)

Work Experience: 13 years: Sales & Marketing – Nestle Skin Health, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca

Other Certificates: ABC of Marketing – IIMB

Area of Research: Digital Transformation

AKHILESH PRASAD
Financial Quantitative Analyst
 

Qualification: BTech (H) - IIT Kharagpur, India, MBA - EDHEC Business School, France

Work Experience: 13+ years: Software Engineering, Quantitative Finance

Other Certificates: Passed Level 2 CFA Exam & Part 2 FRM Exam

Area of Research: Quantitative Finance, Statistics and Machine Learning

SANGEETA RAY
Vice President – SRE India & Bangladesh
 

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce, Chartered Accountant

Work Experience: 30 years: Siemens Ltd

Other Certificates: ISB

TANAY BOKIL
Managing Partner – Leading Edge Engineering and Geopolitical Consultancy LLP
 

Qualification: BBA (Finance), MBA (Finance)

Work Experience: 10 years: L&T Finance, AERON Systems Pvt Ltd, PnU Engineering Pvt Ltd, Leading Edge Engineering and Geopolitical Consultancy LLP

Other Certificates: Global Oil and Gas Management from Thunderbird University, USA

MONOJIT BANERJEE
 
 

Qualification: MCom, BEd

Work Experience: 18+ years of experience in Financial industry, specifically in investment banking

Other Certificates: Executive Program in Business Management (IIM Kolkata, India)

Area of Research: Operations Risk Management

September 2019 Intake
ARVIN SUBRAMANIAN
Digital Strategist – Digitally Inspired Media
 

Qualification: MBA (Media and Communication)

Work Experience: 6+ years: Digitally Inspired Media, Viacom18, Thanthi TV, Eros International

Other Certificates: AAIP

Area of Research: Digital Marketing

MITHUN NAGAWADE
PgMp®, PMP®, Program Management Lead and Senior Manager – Ernst & Young
 

Qualification: MA

Work Experience: 17 years of diversified experience in the USA and India for service outsourcing, operations management, client relationship in IT enabled services industry; specialisation in project & program management, project migration and business analysis experience with full project life-cycle implementations

Other Certificates: PgMP®, PMP®

Area of Research: Project/Program/Portfolio Management

ROHIT RAHEJA
CEO – Meesha Healthcare and Research
 

Qualification: MBA (Marketing)

Work Experience: 19 years: Meesha Healthcare, Shopinc.com, Cipla, ICICI Prudential Life, Radio Mirchi

Other Certificates: Online certificate in Marketing, Strategy Management and Online Marketing

Area of Research: Success of retail apparel business with Omni Channel strategy

GOPAL SUDHAKARAN
Media & Marketing Communications Manager, Dubai
 

Qualification: MBA (Development & Industrialization), The University of Liverpool, UK

Work Experience: 16 years: Marketing experience in industries like Digital Electronics, Home Appliances, Financial Services, Corporate Services, Fashion, Luggage, Healthcare, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Food & Beverages

Other Certificates: PG Diploma in Business (Dublin Business School, Ireland), Certificate in Business Administration (London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, UK), Certificate in Strategic Marketing (Spearhead Dubai, UAE)

Area of Research: Marketing

SULTAN SAUD ALSAJJAN
Director of Governance and Audit
 

Qualification: MBA, BSc (Computer Science)

Work Experience: 22 years: IT, Operation, Strategies, Lecturing and Governance
ACC, SAHER, SONY, AOU, Ministry of Housing

Other Certificates: PMP, TQM, Diploma in Shariya (Islamic law)

Area of Research: Strategy Governance

RAMACHANDRAN PURANAM
Senior Manager - Data Scientist
 

Qualification: PGDBA – Finance, PGP Business Analytics and Business Intelligence

Work Experience: 15+ years: FSS, CSS Corp, Mphasis, Capgemini, NIIT, Xansa

Other Certificates: CSM, Certified Problem Analyst, Certified Cassandra professional, IIBF Certified Prevention of Cyber Crime and Fraud Management

Area of Research: Behavioural aspects of cyber crime, cyber frauds, cyber security

APEKSHA GHOSH
Marketing Manager
 

Qualification: MBA (Marketing & Operations), BTech (CSE)

Work Experience: 12+ years’ experience in Marketing and Operations with Satyam Computers, IBM India, IBM Middle East & Africa, Quikwork Technologies

Other Certificates: Design Thinking Practitioner, Agile Practice Explorer, Client Advocacy Practitioner

Area of Research: Marketing Analytics, Operations and Strategy

VARUN KHARBANDA
General Manager – Huawei
 

Qualification: PGDBA - Operations, Bachelor of Business Administration

Work Experience: 18 years: ICICI One Source, IBM, Nokia, Huawei

Other Certificates: PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt, ITILv3 Expert, MCSA 2012

Area of Research: IT/Telecom Industry – Contract & Commercial Management or Project/ Service Management

GANESH BANDA
CEO, Founder – Link Labs OÜ
 

Qualification: PGDBA (Finance), BE (Computer Science)

Work Experience: 13 years: Link Labs OÜ, Neoastra, Access Europe GmbH, Samsung, Adobe, HCL

Other Certificates: Scrum Master, Entrepreneurship specialisation, Data Scientist

Area of Research: Artificial Intelligence in Business Marketing and Operations

SURESH KUMAR SHARMA
 
 

Qualification: PG Diploma in Project Management, PG Diploma in Environment Studies, BTech (Mechanical)

Work Experience: 27 years: NEI (Birla Group), Public Health Engineering Department, Government of Rajasthan (India), Ministry of Defence, Government of Oman, Bangalore International Airport, Larsen & Toubro, Jusco (Tata Group), Swach Environment (SREI Group), SPML Infra, Sadhan Engineers (Entrepreneur)

Other Certificates: Business Management certificate course for Senior Business leaders of Tata group organised by Ross School of Management, University of Michigan and Tata Management & Training Center

Area of Research: Proposed Research Area (Yet to be approved): Water & Waste Water Management and Governance - Co-creation of best governance model with the involvement of Private Sector

PRASAD RAJAPPAN
Founder & MD – ZingHR
 

Qualification: MBA (HR), BE (Production)

Work Experience: 32 years: ZingHR (Own Venture), Reliance, Ernst & Young, Mahindra & Mahindra

Area of Research: Impact of AI-ML on HR Function across various geographies

KIRAN KASHIKAR
Director Consulting
 

Qualification: MBA (Product Management), BE (Electronics & Communication)

Work Experience: 16 years at CGI Group

Other Certificates: Certified ScrumMaster®, SAFe® Program Consultant

SOWMYA VIVEK
Lead Research Officer - EIBFS
 

Qualification: MA Economics

Work Experience: 15+ years: EIBFS, BIBF, Gulf Bank, ICICI Bank

Other Certificates: Six Sigma Black Belt, CFA Level 1

Area of Research: Related to banking

NAVDEEP NARULA
Director – Ingram Micro India
 

Qualification: MBA (Marketing Management), BE (Electronics Engineering)

Work Experience: 27 years: BPL India, LG Electronics, Hewlett Packard India, Reliance Retail, Ingram Micro India

Other Certificates: UGC Fellowship Scholarship Certificate

SHANKAR SUBRAMANIAN IYER
KHDA – Dubai Government
 

Qualification: Masters in Marketing Management, Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical Production)

Work Experience: 8 years in Sales, Marketing, services of Heavy Equipment, Engines, Gearboxes, etc., 8 years in Financial sectors with leasing company, NBFC, Banks, Insurance companies, 5 years in Mining and Construction, 5 years in Consultancy, 10 years in Vocational training and Curriculum Development with KHDA – Dubai Government

Other Certificates: Assessor Diploma Qualification from City and Guilds in Education

Area of Research: Block Chain application to Education Sector

SANJAY SAINI
CCO – SoptAI
 

Qualification: PGDBA, BE (Mechanical)

Work Experience: 25 years: Oracle, Anaplan, SAS, Tata Steel; worked in North America and Asia Pacific

Other Certificates: MIT Fintech, MIT Supply Chain Analytics, PMP Certified Demand Forecaster, CSCP, SCOR-P

Area of Research: Application of machine learning in Supply Chain

ARVIND K SHARMA
 
 

Qualification: PG Diploma in Financial Engineering & Risk Management, EPM (Columbia Business School), Advance Management Programme (Harvard Business School), MA (Economics), BSc

Work Experience: 28 years in Banking Industry

Other Certificates: Advanced Risk Management (Wharton Business School), CAIIB

Area of Research: Risk Management in Banks

NILADRI CHATTERJEE
Global Vertical Lead – Google
 

Qualification: MBA (IIM Calcutta), BTech Electrical Engineering (West Bengal University of Technology)

Work Experience: 11 years: Steel Authority of India, Accenture, Ola, Google

SARADA KARRI
Business Development – Workday
 

Qualification: Executive MBA (Operations and Marketing)

Work Experience: 21 years of cumulative experience from Oracle Corporation, SAP Asia and Workday

Other Certificates: Design Thinking (Berkeley Innovation Group), Internet of Things (Curtin University), Supply Chain Analytics (MITx), TOGAF, Supply Chain Management (APICS)

 
May 2019 Intake
WEI (WAYNE) LIU
Executive President – South India Region, Country Garden
 

Qualification: MEng (Information Technology), RMIT University

Work Experience: 13 years: TBEA, CFLD International, Country Garden

MANOJ DAWARWADIKAR
Founder & CEO, MagicKiddo
 

Qualification: Master of Engineering (Communication Engineering)

Work Experience: 13 years: Intel Technologies, ST-Ericsson, STMicroelectronics, Startup Leadership Program (SLP)

Other Certificates: Project Management Professional (PMP), Fellow – Startup Leadership Program (SLP)

Area of Research: Business impact and factors affecting adoption of emerging technologies like AR/VR/AI in enterprise sector

ANUBHUTI SRIVASTAVA
Assistant Manager – Prag
 

Qualification: PGDM (Marketing and International Business), BCom

Work Experience: 8.5 years: Prag Rubber Industries Pvt Ltd, Prag Industries (India) Pvt Ltd

SAPNA SUKUMAR
Senior Director – Medlife.com
 

Qualification: MBA, Human Resources

Work Experience: 17 years: MAC Group, United Technologies, Simplilearn, Medlife.com

Area of Research: Human Resources

R. SRI ROHAN
Project Officer [Engineering] – Zinfra (Australia)
 

Qualification: Master of Project Management [Construction] (MPM), Australia; Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (MSc), Australia; BA Hons in Business & Finance, UK; HND in International Business Management, UK

Work Experience: Project officer – Zinfra (Engineering), Assistant Operation Manager – Ssrei Shoes (Manufacturing), Team Manager – Innodata (IT), Project Coordinator - Evento Event Management (Events)

Area of Research: Project Management / Business Administration

SAMEER SUNIL RAJPAL
Chief People Officer – Kotak Education Foundation
 

Qualification: PGDM – General Management (XLRI), BE – Electronics & Telecomm (Amravati University)

Work Experience: 16 years: Wipro, Kotak Education Foundation

Other Certificates: Certified Change Management Expert, Certified Organization Development Intervention Professional, Certified HR Business Partner Professional, Certified HR Analytics & Metrics Professional, Certified Compensation & Benefits Manager, Certified Performance & Competency Developer, People Analytics, NLP Practitioner Certification, Life Coaching Certificate Course, Lean Six Sigma Green belt, ISO 9000:2001 Certified Internal Auditor

KARTHIGEYAN SIVARAJ
Compensation & Benefits Program Manager - Google Asia
 

Qualification: Executive Programme in Global Economics for Managers, IIM-Calcutta

Work Experience: 12 years: Google India & Singapore

SANJAY MALLA
 
 

Qualification: BE Electronics, MBA – Strategy & Marketing (IIM-Kozhikode)

Work Experience: 22 years in Semiconductors & Embedded Systems

Other Certificates: Leadership & Change Management from IIM-Ahmedabad

NIDDHI A SHAH
 
 

Qualification: BE (Computer Engineering) - Mumbai University, MBA (Marketing and Project Management) - Willamette University, USA, International Marketing (Harvard University)

Work Experience: 6+ years: ITServee (Co-Founder), Niddhi Shah Consulting, Quantiphi Inc, Exterro, Epiq Systems, Oregon Department of Transportation, Karsh Tag India International, Willamette University, NM Residency

Other Certificates: GAIQ, Google Analytics, PMP Exam Prep Seminar, Machine Learning Python and R for Data Science, CBAP Training, HubSpot Inbound Certified, Ecommerce Analytics

Area of Research: International Marketing

NIDHISH P N SINGH
Vice President – JP Morgan
 

Qualification: Chartered Accountant, Member of ACCA, CISI and Institute of Directors

Work Experience: 15 years: JP Morgan, SS&C Globeop, Citibank, Infosys, Sapient, HedgeServ, State Street

Other Certificates: IFRS, Managing Project Risk & Change, Computer Programming, Train the Trainer

Area of Research: Private Equity

RAHUL ZAVERI
Business Head – TestFunda
 

Qualification: MMS (NMIMS), BCom (NM College)

Work Experience: 18 years: TestFunda.com, Chetana’s Institute of Management & Research, Dr Gazi’s Institute of Management, Career Launcher, Times of India

UMESH KOTHARI
 
 

Qualification: MM (USA), MCom (India)

Work Experience: 24 years: Strategy and Customer Experience professional in countries like USA, UAE and India

Area of Research: Marketing – Technology Disruption in Banks in the UAE

VIVEK SHUKLA
 
 

Qualification: BTech (Biochemistry Engineering), MBA (Full-time) Marketing/Supply Chain – ICFAI Business School, Mumbai

Work Experience: 11 years

Other Certificates: Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management – XLRI Jamshedpur

Area of Research: Metal manufacturing firms – Strategic Management

PHILIP SETIADI
 
 

Qualification: MSc Management of Technology

Work Experience: 24 years in management in industries like IT, Automotive, Consulting, Electronics and Banking

Other Certificates: Leadership trainer and coach

Area of Research: Innovation and strategic management, value creation

CHARAN R N
Apple, Bangalore, India
 

Qualification: PGDBA (TAPMI), Advanced Management Program (IIM-Bangalore, ESADE Barcelona)

Work Experience: Over 20 years in Citi, Aditi Technologies, Talisma, HP, Apple. Currently, head the India hub for Global Applecare Digital team at Apple Inc

Other Certificates: Six Sigma Black belt, Green belt, ITIL, Edward Debono Lateral thinking systems, Gallup SF, Lominger, etc

Area of Research: Digital transformation

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
January 2019 intake
VIJAY BIJLANI
Director – SME Business Consulting, Stories & Ideas
 

Qualification: Master’s in Management Studies – Marketing

Work Experience: 15 years: Director – Stories & Ideas, Strategic Partner – Smart Specialty Foods, Sr. Manager – Coca-Cola, Area Manager – Shoppers Stop, Project Sales – Asian Paints

Career Highlights: Incubated seven companies | Employment: 250 jobs in 5 years; aiming for 1,000 | Successfully proven models for SMEs in Manufacturing & Services, Fashion, Food & Education

Area of Research: Entrepreneurship: Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) growth and creation

RAMMOHAN SUNDARAM
 
 

Qualification: Engineering Bachelor – Computers, Chartered Engineer (AMIE) – Computer Science, MBA, EMP – Harvard Business School

Work Experience: 20+ years

Area of Research: Blockchain in Digital Marketing Focusing on Programmatic Advertising

TIRUPATHI PARTHASARATHY ANAND
Chief Strategist, Leap Business Excellence Advisory FZE
 

Qualification: BCom, FCA

Work Experience: 38 years in Hospitality, Construction, Infrastructure Development, Travel & Tourism, Foreign Exchange Bureau, and Trading & Distribution with hands-on exposure to Finance, Accounts, HR, Operations, Business Development and Strategic Planning. Worked in India, Singapore and Dubai. Since 2011, focussing on Business Advisory services in the areas of Business Planning, Business Process, Strategic Alliances, Design Thinking and Business Excellence.

Other Certificates: GMP from IIMA, Design Thinking from MIT, underwent one-week course on Creating Global Enterprises in Harvard Business School, Certified Instructor for Blue Ocean Strategy Simulation

Area of Research: Sustained growth in business for small and medium enterprises

JASWINDER SINGH DHILLON
Vice President / Head - SuccessFactors Cloud Operations
 

Qualification: MSc (Information Systems)

Work Experience: 20 years: SAP Labs India, IBM India, Oracle Consulting

Other Certificates: EGMP (IIM Bangalore), Accelerated Managed Program Advanced (Harvard Business)

Area of Research: Impact of Automation on Human Capital Management for the IT industry

ANAND SAMIMALAI
Project Manager – Business Solutions
 

Qualification: MBA – HR & Marketing, BTech – Information Technology

Work Experience: 11 Years: Chalhoub Group – Dubai, MH Al Shaya – Dubai, Focus Academy for Career Enhancement, Chopra’s Institute

Area of Research: Customer Expectations of Retail, Impacts of Digitalisation on Retail, Future of Retail, Factors Elevating Self Sustainability of Economy, Staffing Model in Retail

CA MANOJ KAPUR
Senior Specialist Examination Officer – Central Bank of UAE
 

Qualification: Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Bachelor’s in Commerce (BCom), Bachelor’s in Law (LLB), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBM) from Rizvi Institute of Management Studies

Work Experience: 13 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services with core competencies in internal audit, risk management, regulatory compliance and internal controls. Currently working for Central Bank of UAE as Senior Specialist Examination Officer. Previously associated with Kotak Mahindra Bank, IDBI Fortis Life Insurance Company, Countrywide Financial Corporation (acquired by Bank of America in 2008).

Other Certificates: Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from Association of Certified Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Financial Consultants from The Institute of Financial Consultants, Certified Business Administrator from Chartered Association of Business Administrators

Area of Research: Impact of Liquidity and Liquidity Risk Management in the UAE Banking Sector due to Basel III Regulation

ALPANA TANEJA
Freelance Consultant, Earthjust Ecosystems
 

Qualification: MA (Economics)

Work Experience: 8+ years: IRIS, American Express, GENPACT, Moser Baer, Earthjust Ecosystems

Other Certificates: UGC NET

Area of Research: Credit card fraud/customer management analytics, Knowledge Management, Sustainability

SAURABH AGRAWAL
General Manager – M/s Agrawal Developers
 

Qualification: BE (Mechanical Engineering), MGB (Supply Chain Management), LIM-AMP (Infrastructure Management), PGD (Urban Environmental Management)

Work Experience: 4.5 years: CEM Pvt Ltd, Protiviti Consulting ME, M/s Bharat Developers, M/s Agrawal Developers

Other Certificates: EXIM Management Certification (IIFT, New Delhi)

ANAGHA PATHAK
Founder Director – Unity Group of Companies, Pune
 

Qualification: BA Economics, MS Behavioural Science and Management

Work Experience: Total 30 years of which last 18 years as an entrepreneur representing 5 companies

Other Certificates: ‘Corporate Strategy’ from Harvard Business School, Diploma in Computers, Diploma in Film Making, Certification in Ashtanga Yoga, Internal Auditors for ISO 9001:2015, Finance from KPMG, Certificate in Digital Media Marketing

Area of Research: Behavioural analytics or Behavioural Economics either as part of quality management system or as a pain point in long distance air travel and its impact on health

ANJALI THAKUR
Mastercard
 

Qualification: MBA in International Business & BA Hons in Economics

Work Experience: 12 years and 6 months: Axis Bank & Mastercard

Area of Research: Banking & Financial Services

SYED AHMED HUSSAIN
Business Technology Leader – Johnson & Johnson
 

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce, 1-year Executive Program in Business Management from IIM-Calcutta

Work Experience: 18+ years: General Electric, du, Government of Dubai, Johnson & Johnson

Other Certificates: EFQM Certified Assessor, ITIL, Six Sigma Practitioner, Knowledge Management Certified Coach

SUMIT NEOGI
Vice President HR, Reliance Industries Limited
 

Qualification: PGD (PM&IR), XLRI Jamshedpur, PGD (Counselling), TISS Mumbai, BE (Mechanical), MANIT (REC) Bhopal

Work Experience: 15.5 years: BPCL, AonHewitt, Cipla, Reliance Industries Limited

Other Certificates: GPHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SAP-HCM, MBTI, Diploma in TA, Facet 5, PAPI3, 6Ds of Breakthrough Learning, Design Thinking

SIMRIT KANOONGO
Faculty at NES International School
 

Qualification: BSc, MSc

Work Experience: 8 years – Faculty at NES International School

Area of Research: Education

 
 
 

 

 

 

October 2018 Intake
MARKO SELAKOVIC
Director - Institutional Development and Student Recruitment, SP Jain School of Global Management
 

Qualification: MA (International Business)

Work Experience: 17 years (American University in the Emirates, Al Jazira SC, Pharmaceutical Chamber of Serbia, United Regions of Serbia, Government of Serbia, StratCom, Logos Public Relations, Vinoprodukt Coka, Hauska & Partner, Centre for Training, Analyses and Resources, GIZ)

Areas of Research: Communications, Crisis Communications, Knowledge Management

SUDEEP SURESH
Founder, CreativeMonk® Technologies
 

Qualification: MBA (Finance, Marketing); PGDBA; BCom

Work Experience: Over 12 years (NTT Data, Dell, Dun & Bradstreet, Karvy)

Other Certificates: Hyperledger, Ethereum, IBM Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning, Risk & Rating, Derivatives

Areas of Research: Fintech, Blockchain

DEBASHISH ROY
Technology Architect, Accenture
 

Qualification: BE (Information Technology); MTech (Information Technology)

Work Experience: 10 years (ITC Infotech, Accenture)

Other Certificates: TOGAF Enterprise Architect, 10+ New IT certification (S/4 HANA, SAP Cloud, Hybris Marketing, Mulesoft and API Management)

Areas of Research: Business challenges & opportunities in the era of emerging technologies

SANJAY KUKREJA
Global Head of Technology, eClerx
 

Qualification: BTech (Electrical Engineering); PGDCM

Work Experience: 21 years (eClerx, Accenture, Microsoft, BroadVision)

Areas of Research: Human Computer Interaction, Impact of AI/ML to Organisation Behaviour with a focus on Virtual Assistants

RAKESH SETIA
President – Operations, Idea Cellular
 

Qualification: PGDBM; MBA; Business Finance

Work Experience: 27 years (Hutch, Luxor Parker, Reebok India, Kodak India and Garware Paints)

Other Certificates: MDP, Certified Team Coach

Areas of Research: Large scale technological disruptions and mitigation strategies by incumbent organisations

PARMITA DEBNATH
Manager – Strategic Projects (Academic and Professional Development – EMBA) and Manager – Quality Assurance (Dubai), SP Jain School of Global Management
 

Qualification: MBA (HR & Marketing); PG Diploma in Personnel Management; PG Diploma in Public Relations; BSc (Microbiology)

Work Experience: 13 years (DAMCO, IBM India, Adi Ispat, TFB)

Other Certificates: NLP Level 1 and Level 2, Leadership and Executive Coaching, Success Mastery, Business Communications, Soft Skills, Decision-making, German language, MS Office

Areas of Research: HR, Personal Development, Leadership, Happiness and Innovation

Sarita Kutty
AGM Marcom, Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd
 

Qualification: BSc (Chemistry & Biochemistry); PG Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication; Executive Education Program in Strategic Management (from IIM-K)

Work Experience: 18 years: The Indian Express, Infomedia 18 Ltd, Sterlite Tech, Tata Interactive and Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd

Areas of Research: VB, C++ and Java

VIVEK KUMAR SHRIVASTAVA
Product Manager, Redington Gulf
 

Qualification: BE (Electrical & Electronics Engineering); Master of Global Business (Contemporary Marketing Management)

Work Experience: 4 years (Redington Gulf, Cognizant Technology Solutions)

Areas of Research: Digitisation in Retail & Distribution Industry

ALFRED XAVIER
Senior Project Consultant
 

Qualification: BTech (Electronics and Communication Engineering); Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Work Experience: 26 years

Areas of Research: Fuzzy decision-making model for Business Efficiency

CHARAN SAI RAJA VENNAKANDLA
Release Manager, Argo Group
 

Qualification: BE (Mechanical Engineering); MBA

Work Experience: 6 years (Build and Release Management, DevOps, Release Management, Configuration Management and Project Management (McKesson) and Waste Management)

Other Certificates: AWS Certification

Areas of Research: Release Management in the IT world

JUAN SOTO
Accountant & Project Manager
 

Qualification: BCom; MBA

Work Experience: 15 years (Altium, Tata Consultancy Services, Corou)

Other Certificates: ECA PY Australia

Areas of Research: Social Sciences and Business

Anoop Prakash
Divisional Manager – Civil, Al Rostamani
 

Qualification: BTech (Civil Engineering); PG (Const. Mgmt.); MBA (Finance + Operations)

Work Experience: 13 years: Emirates Electrical Eng. LLC; Al Rostamani Group; Dubai, UAE

Other Certificates: PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP and CMQ-OE

BALAKRISHNA VENUKUMAR
CEO, www.HoulryStay.com
 

Qualification: MBA; MTech; BTech

Work Experience: 25 years (NBH UAE, ETISALAT UAE, DEWA and KSEB)

Other Certificates: PMP, Harvard Business School Certification in Strategy

Areas of Research: Innovative Entrepreneurship, Online Business Ecosystems, Startup Dynamics

Shyam Singhal
Delivery Excellence Lead – Microsoft, Global Delivery
 

Qualification: EMBA (General Management), SPJIMR; BA (Hons), Economics, Delhi University

Work Experience: 28 years: Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Accenture

Other Certificates: PMP

Area of Research: Predictive modeling in Agile-Scrum software development project

Sushil S Jadhav
Business Leader – MasterCard
 

Qualification: MBA – Marketing

Work Experience: 15 years: MasterCard, Atos Worldline, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Kotak Bank

AMAN SHARMA
Sr. Manager – Head, Valuations & Advisory, Baker Tilly Middle East
 

Qualification: Chartered Financial Analyst; PGDBM (Finance); BCom (Accounting Hons

Work Experience: 12+ years (American Tower, Genpact and ICICI Bank)

Areas of Research: Review Healthcare or Education sector from the Strategic Financial Management perspective

NARESH CHANDWANI
Freelance Consultant
 

Qualification: ACA; CIA; EMBA

Work Experience: 23 years

Other Certificates: CISA, Certificate in Control Self-Assessment, Certificate in Bank Card Management, Leadership Program, Global Advanced Management Program, Operational Excellence Program

Areas of Research: Blockchain Technology

DHANANJAYAN M
Vice President, Citi N A
 

Qualification: MBA; BBA

Work Experience: 15+ years

Areas of Research: Customer experience and digital experience

 
May 2018 Intake
VINEET PALIWAL
Director - Samsung
 

Qualification: BTech (Computer), IIT Delhi; Senior Management Programme, IIM Calcutta

Work Experience: 15 years across companies such as Canto Software, Ampere Software, DEW Solutions and Samsung

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: Leadership & Strategic Management, JWMI at Strayer University

Area of Research: Applications of Blockchain and IoT in Supply Chain Management and Logistics 

SANJEEV MENON
Regional Sales Head – Unified Messaging Systems
 

Qualification: BCom; PGDM (Marketing and Finance)

Work Experience: 22 years across companies such as GE Financial Services, Indian Express Online Media, Internet Company of India, World Sport Nimbus, NIIT Limited, Sapient Corporation, Sutherland Global Services and Unified Messaging Systems (an Everbridge company)

Professional Certificates: Advanced Program in Strategic Management, IIM, Calcutta

Area of Research: Impact of disruptive technologies/innovation on strategic management 

RAJIV OZA
Regional HR Head – GlaxoSmithKline PLC
 

Qualification: BE (Instrumentation); PGPX, IIM Indore

Work Experience: 22 years (across companies such as the Tata Group, Dr Reddy’s, Biological E Ltd, Honey Well and GlaxoSmithKline PLC)

Professional Certificates: NASDAQ Certified Start-up Entrepreneur Coach; Six Sigma Green Belt

Areas of Research: Organisation Design, Development and Diagnosis

NEHA VIBHUTE
Senior Management Consultant - Deccan Management Consultants
 

Qualification: MBA (Marketing) Welingkar Institute, PGD Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Xaviers

Work Experience: 8 years: Mercedes-Benz, Hyatt Hotels, Deccan Management Consultants, Kirloskar Pneumatics

Professional Certificates: Certification in 7 Habits of highly effective people, Driving customer performance

Area of Research: Marketing Communications

THANYACHAT AUTTANUKUNE
Founder – Capital P, Vietnam
 

Qualification: BBA; MBA, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Work Experience: 17 years across companies such as Cerebos, The Coffee House, Thai Business Association and Capital P

Area of Research: Marketing Strategy

ANINDYA SHEE
Head – Organisation Development and Governance Cipla Ltd
 

Qualification: BTech; MBA, XLRI Jamshedpur

Work Experience: 22 years across companies such as Cipla Ltd, Reliance Industries Ltd, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Wipro Technologies, ECS Ltd and Steel Authority of India Ltd

Professional Certificates: Certification in use of psychometrics; Certification in Saville professional styles

Area of Research: HR - Interested in applying expertise in organisation design and human resources to enable the business to reach their goals; bring a data-driven approach to management

RAKESH KUMAR
Deputy General Senior Manager – Program Management at Rossell Techsys
 

Qualification: BE, AMIE; MBA

Work Experience: 19 years across companies such as Rossell Techsys, AvioHeliTronics InfoSystem Pvt Ltd, VTI Instruments Pvt Ltd, Cyient Ltd Infotech Enterprises Ltd, Pushkar Controls Pvt Ltd, Indian Navy and Pushkar Controls Pvt Ltd

Professional Certificates: PMP; ITIL-V3 foundation; BAMEL License from DGCA

Area of Research: Ways a formal Project Management implementation can contribute in the attainment of organisation vision 

ARUNAVA SEN
Director – Solution Engineering
 

Qualification: BTech; PGDM, NMIMS

Work Experience: 17.5 years across companies such as Tata Communications, Avaya Global Connect, Network Solutions Ltd, Leading Edge Technology and Consultants Ltd and HCL Comnet Ltd

Professional Certificates: CCNA; ACA; Cisco Business Value Outcomes

Area of Research: Sustainable Business Models for Emerging Technologies like AI/ML and BlockChain

RAJ KUMAR G K
 
 

Qualification: BBA; PGDM, Xavier Institute of Management; Bhubaneswar, XIMB

Work Experience: 15 years across companies such as Tata, Unilever and Pepsi

Area of Research: Organisation Design/Organisational Behaviour

NEERAJA AKUNURI
Senior Manager – Operator Billing & Settlements
 

Qualification: BE (Mechanical-Marine); MBA (Finance & Systems); Executive Program in Supply Chain Management from IIM Kolkata

Work Experience: 13 years across companies such as ICFAI and Tata Teleservices Ltd

Area of Research: Finance & IT Systems

ARSHAD NADAMAL
Head L & D – National Bank of Oman
 

Qualification: BA; MFM, JBIMS

Work Experience: 25 years across organisations such as the National Bank of Oman, BankMuscat, HDFC Bank and Indian Bank

Professional Certificates: Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR); Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP); Certified Fraud Examiner

Area of Research: HR/OD

SAI HRUSHIKESH REDDY YADAM
Head Process Excellence – Transworld Group
 

Qualification: BE (Electrical and Electronics); MS, Middlesex University; MBA, Cardiff University, UK; EMP, IIT - Mumbai

Work Experience: 10 years across institutes and companies such as Cardiff Business School, OPCO Limited and Transworld Group

Professional Certificates: Certificate in Entrepreneurship; Certified Business Process Associate; Level 5 - Service Improvement

Area of Research: Business Process Management and productivity-enhancing technologies

NATHANIEL CHRISTOPHER
Academic Advisor – Golden Gate University
 

Qualification: BS, University of Atlanta; MBA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Work Experience: 4 years across institutes and companies such as the KPMG, Institute Investment Research Competition, Nova Capital Global Markets and Golden Gate University

Professional Certificates: Bloomberg Certified Professional

Area of Research: Finance with a specific focus on Investment Management and Business Valuation

KANKANA NAGAR
Manager – Cipla Pharma
 

Qualification: BSc (IT); MS (HRM)

Work Experience: 8 years across companies such as Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Biological E Ltd, Lupin Pharma and Cipla Pharma

Area of Research: Organisational Development

DR PRASHANT SHINGARE
Director – Vertiv Energy Pvt Ltd
 

Qualification: BE (Instrumentation); MTech, IIT Bombay; MBA; PhD, – IIT Bombay

Work Experience: 21 years across companies such as Vertiv Energy Pvt Ltd, Emerson Network Power India Pvt Ltd, Suzlon Energy Ltd and IIT Bombay

Professional Certificates: PMP

KRISHNAN RAMAKRISHNAN
Global Commodity Manager, Dell Global BV, Singapore
 

Qualification: BTech; MBA, SP Jain School of Global Management

Work Experience: 12 years across Infosys, SP Jain School of Global Management, NuVista Technologies Pte Ltd and Dell Global BV

Professional Certificates: Certified Professional in Supply Management

Area of Research: Supply Chain Management with a specific focus in Strategic Sourcing

CHAKSHAY KUMAR SHARMA
Director – Wealth Management
 

Qualification: BE (Manufacturing Processes and Automation Engineering), Delhi University; Global MBA (Finance & Wealth Management), SP Jain School of Global Management

Work Experience: 12 years across companies such as UBS, Bank of Singapore, ICICI Bank and Infosys

Professional Certificates: UK RDR Level 6 Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management (PCIAM); UK RDR Level 4 Diploma in Investment Advice (IAD); Coursera Certificate in Investment Management; Prince2 2017 Foundation Certificate

Area of Research: Innovating wealth management (Wealth management +Technology + Social impact)

MADAN MURTY
Senior Director Program Management – Arctern
 

Qualification: BSc; EPGDM

Work Experience: 23 years across Software Product Development and Technology Companies such as Arctern Consulting, Everest Software, Aliment Management Consultants and Span Infotech

Professional Certificates: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM); MSME certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Lean 6σ); Certified Scrum Master (CSM); Certified SAFe Agilist

Area of Research: Technology-assisted management evolution (Secure and Predictive Technologies)

SRINIVAS KUMBHA
Design Automation Engineer – Intel Technologies India Pvt Ltd
 

Qualification: BTech; MS (Micro Electronics)

Work Experience: 14 years across companies such as Chip Integrated Technologies Pvt Ltd, Cranes Software International, Tata Elxsi Ltd, Smart Play Technologies Pvt Ltd and Intel Technologies India Pvt Ltd

Professional Certificates: PMP

Area of Research: Automation Design and Project Management

THARUN DAS
Manager – Mothers Millennium School
 

Qualification: BBM; PGDBA

Work Experience: 10 years across institutes such as Mothers Millennium School, NIIT Palghat and SP Jain School of Global Management

Area of Research: Marketing (Relationship Marketing/Marketing Psychology)

MANI NEB
Head – Treasury and FIG at Capital Bank, Botswana
 

Qualification: BCom (H); MCom; MBF; PGDFM

Work Experience: 12 years across companies such as ICICI Bank and IndusInd Bank, and also served as Head-Treasury & BoM Member, Azizi Bank

Professional Certificates: ACI; NISM-Derivatives; NCFM-Capital Markets & Derivatives

Area of Research: Application of building futures market for Lithium and Diamonds

 
 
January 2018 Intake
VENKATESH SRIDHAR
Sports Business Consultant
 

Qualification: BCom; MCom; MBA (Finance), SP Jain School of Global Management

Work Experience: 11 years across companies such as EXmedia Tekz, HCL Technologies, Mobileware Computer Design, iSpot and Acorn International

Area of Research: Transformational Leadership and Team Building lessons from elite sports: A Qualitative Analysis

D ANIL KUMAR
Associate Vice President – Deloitte
 

Qualification: MCom; MA; PGDM

Work Experience: 20 years across companies such as Deloitte, Keane India Ltd and Altair Software India

Area of Research: Human Resources - Rating Free Performance Management Systems

BALASUBRAMANIAM KRISHNAN
Functional Head - TCS
 

Qualification: BE; MBA, SP Jain School of Global Management

Work Experience: 13 years across companies such as TCS and Mindtree Consulting

Area of Research: Innovation Management for Smart Cities

JITENDER KUMAR ATRI
Program Manager, FCA
 

Qualification: BE; MS, BITS Pilani; International Business, IIM C

Work Experience: 18 years across companies such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, General Motors, FIAPL and FCA

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: PMP

Area of Research: Automotive Product Portfolio Management

ARUN KUMAR
Senior Delivery Manager – SHELL
 

Qualification: BE; MS, BITS Pilani; PGCM, IIM Kozhikode

Work Experience: 20 years across companies such as Electro Line, SSI Technologies, Honeywell Technologies, Airbus Group and Shell Technology Centre

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: PMP; CSPO; Six Sigma Green Belt; Microsoft certified professional; ITIL; CMMI

Area of Research: Business Models of 2025

SAKUNTALA RAO
Director – IBM (Retired)
 

Qualification: BCom; CA; CIMA; MBA, Heriot Watt University, UK

Work Experience: 33 years across companies such as AF Ferguson, PWC, Oman Industrial Centre, KPMG, Progeon and IBM

Area of Research: Application of Blockchain technology

ABHISHEK MITRA
Business Development & Sales Consultant in Emerging Technologies, Fintech, IIoT, CyberSecurity, BlockChain
 

Qualification: BE (Electrical); MBA (Marketing), SP Jain School of Global Management

Work Experience: 16 years across companies such as HPL India, Cerise Technologies, NORD Systems, SKF India and Siemens

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: Edward De Bono Thinking Hats; Customer Value Management Mark Strat; Blue Ocean Strategy Mark Strat

Area of Research: Application & Challenges of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) in the manufacturing Industries

VAIBHAV MEHTA
Sports Business Consultant
 

Qualification: BE (Electronics); MBA (Finance); LLB

Work Experience: 7 years across companies such as TATA Capital, Kahunga Gaming League, Jaybeesha International Pvt Ltd and VVIN Consulting

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: Six Sigma Green Belt

Area of Research: Impact of Twitter on Sports Athletes and Organisations

DHEERAJ PRASAD
MD – Metric Stream
 

Qualification: BA; MBA (Marketing)

Work Experience: 28 years across companies such as Metric Stream, Brave New Talent, Microsoft, Symantec Corporation and Andale Inc

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: ITIL

Area of Research: Strategy and Leadership

NIDHI SRIVASTAVA
Associate Vice President – Smart Class Educational Services
 

Qualification: Master in Economics; MPhil; MBA, IMT Ghaziabad

Work Experience: 15 years across companies such as Smart Class Educational Services, Educomp Solutions, HCL Learning and Uneecops Technologies

Area of Research: ICT in Indian Education Sector: An Analysis of Economic and Political Paradigms on Integration Digital Technology in the Business and Academic Landscape

MEGNA KALVANI
Senior Manager, Global Learning – SP Jain
 

Qualification: BA; MA (International Journalism)

Work Experience: 7 years across institutes such as SP Jain School of Global Management and Manipal University

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: Marketing in Digital World; Writing for the Web; Body Language; Outcome-based learning; Pedagogy and Personal Effectiveness; Turkish Language and Culture

Area of Research: Leadership 

LATHA NATHAN
Vice President - BankBazaar.com
 

Qualification: MSc (Tech), BITS Pilani; MPhil (CS); MBA (IT); MBA (Finance); PGPMAX, ISB, Hyderabad

Work Experience: 15 years across 5 countries (India, US, UK, NZ, Singapore) and companies such as BankBazaar.com, Photon Interactive, Information Edge, Infosys Technologies and Patni Computer Systems (now Capgemini)

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: Certified Scrum Developer; Certified Scrum Master

Area of Research: Managing Data Privacy in the Financial Services Industry – Technological Moves

ASHWIN SIVAKUMAR
Founder – Jugular Social Media
 

Qualification: BSc; Masters in Bio Informatics, University of Leeds

Work Experience: 15 years across companies such as Ocimum Bio Solutions, Helsinki University, Gene Logic, Travelspice.com and Jugular Social Media

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: Digital Transformation Strategy, Boston University-EDx; Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economy, Harvard University-EDx

Areas of Research: Digital Business Models, Marketing Led Digital Transformation, Digital Business Model Innovation, Online Consumer Experiences, Martech and Online product-market fit validation

BHANU PRATAP MUDDAGOWNI
Head Group Business Architecture – Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
 

Qualification: BTech (Chemical), IIT BHU; MBA (Strategy), University of Rochester, NY

Work Experience: 15 years across companies such as Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Deloitte Strategy and Operations Consulting, Hartford Fire Insurance and Infosys

Area of Research: Evolving business models, opportunities and challenges in Financial Services Industry

NITIN PATWA
Professor – SP Jain
 

Qualification: BSc; MFC; PGDM; Master in Economics

Work Experience: 19 years (across various Management Institutes)

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: Certificate Course in Business Strategy, Financial Market

Area of Research: To explore the latest trends in data-driven marketing and to collect, integrate and analyse data from external and internal sources