<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=717202372148975&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Corporate-Color
DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

JOIN OUR

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 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, Deloitte, 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

 

Class of 2020
September 2020 Intake
NILADRI SHEKHAR DUTTA
Director TMT & Digital – Deloitte Tomatso & Touche India
 

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
AVP – 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
SUNIL DESHMUKH
Ex – CEO / MD – Leadership Professional
 

Qualification: MCom, LLB, FCMA – India, CMA – USA, FCS

Work Experience: More than 30 years of experience including the last 15 years as CEO/MD/Director

Other Certificates: Oxford Advance Management Leadership Program (OAMLP) UK, Aspen Leadership Program – Aspen Meadows – Colorado, USA, Graduate Diploma in Positive Psychology – The School of Positive Psychology – Singapore, Certified Corporate Director – Institute of Directors New Delhi, India

Area of Research: Leadership, Developing Leadership Agility, Cultural Competence, Business Strategy, International Business, etc.

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

BEHNAM BARGH
Director – CRC
 

Qualification: MBA, University of Wollongong, Australia
BBA, University of Wollongong, Australia

Work Experience: CRC Director with 16 years of experience working in the field of customer service and sales in both Australia and Dubai; has extensive experience and knowledge of both residential and commercial properties in UAE

Other Certificates: Real Estate Certificate in Dubai from RERA institute (2014-2019)

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

ANURAG GUPTA
CEO – Tech Staffing First Meridian
 

Qualification: MBA – NYU Stern, London School of Economics (LSE) and HEC, Paris, BTech – HBTI, Kanpur

Work Experience: 22+ years: First Meridian, Quess Corp (Magna Infotech), Capgemini, Gulf Bank, ICICI Bank, Airtel, IDBI Bank across NA, AU, APAC-ME and India

Other Certificates: Corporate Certified Director from Institute of Directors (IOD), Certified Lean Six Sigma MBB, Change Management Coach and Balanced Scorecard Practitioner from GE

Area of Research: Research on “First-time CEOs” with corporates;
Hypothesis: >70% of first-time CEOs either fail to extend their term and or join other organisation (of similar size) as CEO

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

MANOJ S ANCHAN
Self-employed
 

Qualification: MBA and SELP, Harvard Business School

Work Experience: 25 years: Consumer and Business Banking global experience

Other Certificates: Fintech global banking, Columbia Business School

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

SHYAM NAIR
Founder – The Transit Lab, Visiting Faculty in various Management Institutes
 

Qualification: Master’s in Communications, Master’s in Commerce, RMIT University, Melbourne; Post Graduate Program in Data Science and Business Intelligence, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai and Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Work Experience: 14 years: McCann Worldgroup, IKEA, Direxions

Other Certificates: Advanced Competitive Strategy, Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies, Content Strategy: Engaging Audiences for Organisations

Area of Research: The impact of behavioural analytics on omnichannel engagement and customer loyalty

ROHAN NAIR
Senior Marketing Manager, EMEA region – SPETRAMI
 

Qualification: MSc Forensic Science (United Kingdom)

Work Experience: 12 years: SPECTRAMI, ISYX Technologies, Oxygen Middle East, Starlink, EDF Energy, etc.

Other Certificates: CIM Level 7 - Marketing Leadership & Planning (United Kingdom)

Area of Research: Marketing

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

GANESH K R
Technical Lead – Wipro, Pune
 

Qualification: MBA (Consulting Management, WILP – BITS Pilani), BE (CSE)

Work Experience: Overall 18 years of experience of which 14 years are in planning and execution of various phases of SAP Implementation, Upgrade, Rollout, Analysis, Administration, and Enhancement & Support of SAP R/3

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

CRAIG WILSON
Technology Solutions SGS
 

Qualification: Bachelor of Laws, Master of Project Management, MBA

Work Experience: International Manager/Director SGS, Managing Partner SCS Global

Other Certificates: Blockchain Strategy, PMI, SES, Cryptocurrency

Area of Research: Blockchain Strategy

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

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

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

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

AMIT MEHTA
Director – Integrated Property Ventures
 

Qualification: BMS; MCom; Global MBA, SP Jain School of Global Management

Work Experience: 17 years across companies such as HSBC, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank.

Area of Research: Study Real Estate industry closely from Strategic Management perspective

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)

RANDEEP RADHAKRISHNAN
Heading Estimation, Managing Sales, Projects
 

Qualification: MBA (Finance and Marketing), SP Jain School of Global Management

Work Experience: 12 years across various companies, including FIOBCO, Dubai

Area of Research: Impact of the attitude of key decision-maker on balance sheet

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

VIJEEN GOYAL
Regional Head – Svitzer
 

Qualification: BSc; MSc

Work Experience: 18 years across companies such as Svitzer, Maersk Line and AP Moller

Area of Research: Supply Chain Management

ZAKIR HUSSAIN SHAIK
COO – Overseas Infrastructure Pvt Ltd
 

Qualification: BE (Civil); IIT Mumbai; PG in Construction Management (NICMAR); PGDM

Work Experience: 15 years across companies such as Overseas Infrastructure, Sunil Hitech Engineers, Weston Solutions, IL & FS, HCC and L&T

Certificates & Professional Qualifications: PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt

Area of Research: Ethical Leadership in the Indian Construction Industry

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

 

  MEET OUR DBA SCHOLARS