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Our DBA cohorts represent a diverse group of senior professionals looking to enhance their skills and add immediate value to their careers. They are experts from different industries like Banking, Education, Food & Beverages, IT, Oil & Gas, Supply Chain & Logistics who have come together to connect, network and grow. Accenture, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Facebook, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Huawei, IBM, Oracle, Reliance Industries, Samsung and Shell are some of the organisations our students represent. Learn more about our DBA community:


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)


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