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Centre for Executive Education faculty members serve the dual mission of rigorous disciplinary practice and professional teaching. All of them are industry leaders and practicing professionals in their functional areas and bring a deep understanding of the subject to the class room. The reputation of the Executive MBA Program begins with our accomplished faculty members — each individually committed to developing the next generation of managers and business leaders. Faculty members are uncompromisingly committed to student success, and value the opportunity to serve as both mentors and colleagues. Throughout the program experience, they’ll provide support, insight, and inspiration. Because the student-faculty ratio is 1-to-7, you can expect to work closely with your professors from your earliest days in the program, both in the classroom and in collaborative consultancy endeavours.

Our faculties come from diverse fields and are thought leaders and subject matter experts in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising & Branding
  • Banking
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation
  • Management Science and Operations
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Soft Skills
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Supply Chain Management


Prof. Nagaraj Subbarao is the Dean of the School of Commerce & Management Studies and a professor of strategy, leadership and organization theory. He is a Master Mariner with specializations in Navigation and Dredging Technology. He has an MBA, M.Phil. and PhD in Human Resource Management and Organization Behaviour with an advanced specialization in Leadership and Strategy from the University of Illinois (UC), USA.

Prof. Nagaraj Subbarao, as Captain, commanded state-of-the-art ships the world over in sometimes extremely arduous circumstances. He is passionate about team building and ethical leadership. He believes universities should define work's future and craft superior-quality human resources. He has been an academic over the last sixteen years and has developed unique pedagogical paradigms.

He consults in leadership, culture and team dynamics and has a deep interest in sports and history.


Dr. Vasudevan is an honours student in engineering from the College of Engineering-Guindy, having an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from Purdue University. He has 32 years of industry experience. His clients include MNC firms like Unilever, ITC Foods, Castrol, AO-Smith, Maruti Suzuki, Pepsi, GECIS, GENPACT, Fidelity, HSBC Bank, Globus retailer, Titan, Tanishq, Titan eye plus, BPL Limited, BPL MOBILE, International Cell phone operators, and international automotive customers. He served as General Manager of Marketing for a multi-product durables company, as Vice-president of Analytics with an MNC Bank, and ran a start-up for a long time. He is a professor of strategy and analytics at SCMS, Dayananda Sagar University.


Dr. Abhijit Chakraborty is a double Masters in Business Administration and in Commerce and has qualified UGC NET in both Management and Commerce. He is a lifetime member and Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India. He completed his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Technology, Silchar in the area of Finance. He has more than ten years of corporate experience in Financial Industry, mostly in Banking and Insurance companies like Axis Bank, Tata AIA, and Birla Sunlife. He has published papers in ABDC, Scopus & UGC Indexed journals and presented papers at International and National Conferences. He is a reviewer of reputed journals from Springer, Emerald and Web of Science. His research interests are related to FinTech, Insurance, Risk Management and Economic Growth.

Dr. Chakraborty is presently working as Assistant Professor and Deputy Director ( EE )in the School of Commerce and Management Studies, Dayanand Sagar University and teaches courses in Finance.


Prof.Anant Pophali is a senior level executive with 28 years of experience in global IT services industry in various leadership roles. He possesses extensive experience of setting up sizable IT services units in India, transition of services and stabilizing operations to steady state. He was with AIG Inc., as “Head & Director of AIG Data Services, India” and “Global Head of IT Professional Services Governance”.


Prof.Padmalatha N A has professional experience of 20+ years in academics and has a Ph.D. She has more than 20 publications in national and International journals to her research credit. Her areas of research are mobile computing, big data analytics, Project Management, Quality Management and supply chain management.


Prof Suresh Ranganathan is a professor of Marketing and Retail Management, with 18 plus years of experience in teaching, research and the industry spanning diverse organizations of repute. He has a Ph.D. in Marketing Management..

Prof. Mohan Srinivasan worked at IBM India as Practice Area Leader - Digital and Offering Manager - Cloud Modernization. He is Post graduate in Industrial Engineering and is PMP® and IBM certified Senior Project Manager. He has more than 30 years IT experience with Retail and Banking customers. He teaches courses on Operations Management, Quality Management, Project Management and Systems Management.


Prof. Nisha Goyal is an Assistant Professor of Finance. She has about 11 years of teaching and research experience in reputed management institutions. She holds a PhD from Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur in 2017 and qualified UGC NET-JRF in 2012. Her research work is published in reputed international publishers like Emerald, Wiley and Science direct. She actively participated in various national and international conferences. She is a regular reviewer for Emerald publishing, Taylor and Francis and Inderscience journals. Her research work has achieved more than 325 citations of her work with h-index 6. Her research interest includes Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance and Financial literacy..


Prof. Shweta Tewari is Professor of Marketing and holds a DBA degree from S.P Jain school of Global management.Along with her research experience she also demonstrates 8+ years of corporate experience.


Prof. K Sanjay is an industry veteran with over two decades of experience in financial services and insurance sectors. He has served as a senior executive in some of India’s leading companies (e.g., Tatas, HDFC) for over 20 years. He brings to bear his managerial experience as well as cutting-edge knowledge from world-class training programs. He has an engineering degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. His core competencies are in three areas: sales management, entrepreneurship, and organization behavior. His mission is to create world class managers with Indian values.


Prof.Venkata Varadarajan has spent close to 23+ years in the communications domain ranging from Media planning, buying, Advertising Management, Marketing, Content creation. He was the Co-Founder and CMO at Urban IQ an advisory start-up. He is currently working with Dayananda Sagar University as Deputy Director – Executive Education


Prof. Darpana Singh MBA (Marketing), Certified Anti Money Laundering Investigator, Trained and Certified by “The British Council” as an IELTS Trainer. NCC- A B and C Certificate holder with BLC-RD.
Prior to joining School of Commerce & Management Studies(PG), Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru as Assistant Professor, was associated with HSBC- HDPI across various departments which include- Global Banking and Markets- Credit and Risk (Internal Monitoring and Control), Know Your Customer- Global Remediation Team, Customer Relationship Centre.
Passionate about teaching. Research interest lies in Human Resource Management specifically in Learning and Development.


Prof. Pavithra. S holds a PhD in Human Resource & MBA (HR) Degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University , PGDMM from KSOU, B.Sc., Degree in “Maths, Electronics and Mathematics” from Bangalore University. She has 10 years of experience in academics and research. She has authored multiple research papers which are published in reputed International and National journals. Her Research interest includes Employee Engagement, Social Media and Leadership.


Prof. Jayashree N is an Assistant Professor of Finance. She has completed her post-graduation in MBA with dual specialization on Finance and Human Resource and qualified UGC NET in Management in the year 2012. She is pursuing PhD in the area of HR from VTU. She has 8 years of experience in academics. She has published several papers in National and International journals and also have authored an E-book titled “Management Accounting” for I sem MBA Students. She has also completed professional certification courses from Coursera, NPTEL and IIMB.

Professor of Practice (Adjunct Faculty):


Prof. H.N. Shankar was the former CEO of DDE:ORG Systems, Denmark and has over four decades of experience in the manufacturing, IT and ITES industries. He teaches Business Analytics. He has over three decades’ in the industry and has a deep understanding of prescriptive and predictive analytics and is accomplished data analytics professional with impressive career credentials of more than two decades


Prof. A.G. Krishnan is a professor of finance and is a practicing Chartered Accountant. He has a deep understanding of financial risk management.


Prof. M.G. Raghuraman is a former officer of the prestigious Indian Railway Engineering Service Cadre and after serving the Indian Railways, he was the CIO at Mphasis, Bengaluru. He teaches courses on Operations Management, Project Management and Systems Management.


Prof.Rajat Rashmi is a chartered accountant by profession and is a professor of the Legal Aspects of Business and International Finance. She had a successful career with Oracle before turning to being a management consultant..


Prof.Karunakara Kudupu, is an alumnus of NIT-Surthakal, Karnataka and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He served as General Manager, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bengaluru and is an expert in contracts and contract law. He is a professor of marketing and consumer behaviour.


Prof.Ramesh N has over 30 years of Industry experience, majorly in Satellite and Satellite services for developed / developing countries in AMEA across various sectors. Addressed the Satellite services market as it oscillated between Media and Data on an 8 / 10-year cycle. Presently actively involved in delivering Satellite Bandwidth to Internet hungry and IoT markets for GEO and LEO satellites. Prof. Ramesh is a faculty of marketing.


Prof.Jitendra Patri is Former CMO of Central (Future Group) and Principal Consultant – Xeno. He teaches marketing management and is an alumnus of IIM- B, Bengaluru


Dr. K N Amarnath, is a professor of Business Analytics and Statistics. He has over three decades’ in the industry and has a deep understanding of prescriptive analytics and is accomplished data analytics professional with impressive career credentials of more than two decades. Versatile making noteworthy recommendations for strategic decision making. Senior Research Analyst with deep insight into market trends and business scenarios driving at effective market positioning. Key contributor for several product launches.


Prof. Santosh Chandrashekar is Senior Manager at Statestreet Global Asset Advisors and a chartered accountant by profession. He teaches Financial Risk Management and portfolio management.


Prof.Sriramu M.S. describes himself as a technologist and entrepreneur. An alumnus of the IIT-B, Bombay he teaches Business Analytics and the course on Research Methodology at Dayananda Sagar University. He believes in high quality and that data and its interpretation is the panacea to most issues.


Prof.Ravishankar Iyer is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and the University of Kentucky, USA, both in the engineering discipline, and a Chartered Financial Analyst, USA and a SEBI RIA. His experience has been extensively in the Financial Markets, Technology, and Management Consulting. He has significant international experience having worked for Investment Banks, Management Consulting firms and Technology Services organizations for over 30+ years in the Capital Markets, Wealth and Asset Management segments. His core focus areas are Markets, Finance, Technology, Architecture and Process. He has experience in teaching and also developed a variety of Training Academy Models in his prior companies, and also has been a visiting faculty to other Business Schools His personal interests are travelling, sports and writing.


Prof Hari Ambadapudi is a seasoned business leader with 18 years of professional experience in the areas of Analytics and Decision Sciences. He has provided strategic guidance, led, and delivered engagements across industries and across geographies. His experience is focussed on business value creation for Manufacturing and Supply Chain domains. He has built and nurtured teams for delivering decision sciences work in Supply Chain Management in various capacities. He is adept at engaging with CXOs for business transformation leveraging digital and analytics agenda. He is an APICS, PMP and Six Sigma certified professional and is extremely passionate in disseminating the learnings in the form of publications and trainings. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur.


Prof.Thiagarajan Rajagopalan is a Founder and CEO of Tripeur, the smartest corporate travel platform that everyone loves. He has a bachelor's degree from BITS Pilani, and a master's degree from Kansas State University, both in Computer Science. He started his career as a developer with startups in Silicon Valley and later grew into a product leader with Motorola, Qualcomm and Mobileum. Thiagarajan is a marathon runner, loves adventure sports and he is into spirituality and philosophy.


Prof. Rahul Dighe is professor of Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Innovation and Operations. He was the head of innovation at IBM, India for over a decade. He has a B. Tech from IIT: B, Mumbai and a MS and Ph.D. from MIT, Cambridge, USA.

Prof. Soumitra Sen has a very broad and rich experience in Technology Product area, with deep familiarity in all components of product life cycle – business case to requirement validation to writing spec to architecture to implementation to go-to-market to end-of-life. He has experience in various functional roles, and of building an organization with structures and processes. Over time, he has kept himself updated with new technologies and business practices, with the latest being Cybersecurity, as an example. He enjoys travel, music and reading, and lives in Bengaluru with his wife and daughter.


Commander Himanshu Joshi is an Indian Navy Veteran, Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) & Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter pilot. He specialises in Naval Logistics & Administration, is a specialist assessor of Group Behaviour, a Counsellor and a Psychotherapist. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Naval Academy and teaches subjects on HR, OB and Leadership and Communication. Prof. Joshi is an Educational Entrepreneur and his organization prepares young people for a meaningful work life and a career including the Indian Armed Forces.


Prof.Anurag Jalan is professor of economics, innovation and general management He is the founder of Red Harp Consulting has a B. Tech from IIT: B, Mumbai and a management qualification from IIM, Bangalore.


Prof.Tejas Rao is professor of strategy, and general management. He has a management degree from SDA-Bocconi, Milan, Italy and an engineering degree from the Rochester Institute, New York, USA.


Prof.Amulya Panda is professor of supply chain management, operations and project management. He was at General Electric, India for over two decades. He has a Ph.D. from IIT-M, Chennai.


Prof. Sunil Bhumralkar is professor of finance. He was at Ernst & Young, India for over three decades. He is a chartered accountant


Prof Solai Baskaran PhD from IIT delhi and he obtained LLB degree and a professionally qualified lawyer as well. He has spent close to two decades in corporate as COO/Director in operations / HR in unit and in corporate. Prof Baskaran has over 10 years of teaching management in MBA. He has been guiding PhD scholars. He has travelled globally and undertaken various MDP and consultancy assignments.


Prof. Satish Talikota has over 25 years of experience in SAP S4 HANA Business Process Consulting and Management, Software Business Development, and Large Multinational ERP Program Delivery. He continues to build cross-functional expertise in SCM-OM Business Processes, Business/ Consumer/ Cyber law & Cyber Forensics, Organizational Behavior, and Design Thinking. He has submitted his Doctoral Research work in the area of Innovative Work Behavior. He has authored and presented research articles and received best research paper recognition from the Birla Institute of Technology and Management. His association with SAP technology, as an alumnus of IIM-C and NLSIU, brings a blend of Technology, Management, and Compliance perspectives. Prof. Satish is currently working on a research paper on compliance, creative, critical, collaborative, and circular thinking, and another research paper on measuring Internal audit effectiveness.

Prof Srinivas Iyengar has been in Information Technology and Finance space for over 25 years managing businesses across Europe, USA and India.

“Srini” has been recognized as one of ‘Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on HealthTech by a leading global platform. With 20+ years of experience in “Healthcare and Technology” catering to global market, he has been in a unique position to bring world perspective to initiatives he is involved in to get the “Outside-In” approach. He has been a thought leader and visionary in “Future of Healthcare” and consulting organizations which are working towards bringing in required change today.

An active contributor and speaker at various business schools and NASSCOM events on Healthcare and Technology, Srini has been mentoring startups in emerging deep tech, data analytics and healthcare space.

Srini is a member of Board of studies and adjunct professor at DayanandSagar university.

Prof Tamal K. Das is an International Logistics and Supply Chain Business Leader with over 20 years of strong experience in managing and optimising operations for Fortune 500 organizations. He has successfully led multi-cultural Sales, Business Development and Operations Teams in India, Middle East, and South East Asia with over 30% business growth year over year for Fortune 500 organizations like the A P Moller Maersk Group and DHL Group.

He has driven Solution Design, developed, and implemented Greenfield and Brownfield Supply Chain Turnaround projects for Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Hi-Tech, Heavy Engineering, Luxury, FMCG and Retail industries.

He partners with global CEOs and CXOs in driving growth, optimising value, and business ethics. He is instrumental in developing and leading high growth multi-cultural teams globally resulting in scaling operations, diversifying portfolio, and increasing shareholder value.

Tamal is an MBA from Hult Graduate School of Business, Boston, USA and is an Engineering Graduate. He is an alumnus of the Executive Management Program of IIM Calcutta and theInternational Business & Leadership Program from Zurich University, Switzerland.

Prof SaiKumar K Chandrashekar has been working in the IT industry for the past 30+ years. He has performed lead roles in the areas of Product Solutioning and Development, Project Delivery Management, Program Development, Setting up Off Shore Development Centers and building teams. He has also worked Sales, Pre-Sales, and Customer engagement. The domains he has worked are Business Analytics, Social Media Analytics, HR Analytics, Healthcare and Travel Verticals.

Currently, he been working with early stage Start-up companies helping them in product strategy, building their technical and marketing teams, and ensuring the overall process setup. He is also into teaching in the areas of Business Intelligence and Analytics and processes in educational institutions.

He has done his Bachelor Of Engineering from Mysore University and “Executive General Management Program” from Indian Institute Of Management IIM Banglore.

Prof.Sanjai K, is an Information Technology professional with 27 years of experience in Enterprise Software having done a variety of roles spanning across Product Management, IT Strategy Consulting, Presales, Project / Program Management and Delivery Management. He is passionate about building products and is a Fellow with the International Software Product Management Association. He is an alumnus of NIT – Trichy.

Prof. Aditya Ganti, is an accomplished international Business Development, Consulting and Marketing professional with 18+ years of experience in developing and executing Client and Channel Strategies for driving business growth in technology industry. He has an MBA degree from the prestigious IE Business School Madrid, Spain.

Prof.Pramod Deshpande An Insurance Industry veteran, Pramod has more than 35 years of experience, the first 14 years in an Insurance company and the next 20+ years providing technology solutions to Insurance companies, providing him opportunities to learn the insurance business in North America, the UK, Europe, Japan, China, South America, etc. He has worked on mission-critical backend systems and also has developed various Innovative Solutions for Insurance Industry. For many software companies, he has set up Insurance Education and certification programs.

An MBA, with a PG Diploma in Computer Applications, and executive programs in Managing Technology Innovations from IIMB.

Pramod's other passion is fitness, he leads a fitness service company and has set up the largest structured training programs in India for runners. He has published a book, has written many articles and a well known motivational speaker.

Dr.Saibaba received PhD in Finance from AIMA-AMU, Aligarh with special focus on Corporate Governance. He is a fellow of the Cost and Management Accountants, India and Member of Institution of Engineer India .His teaching career in finance area spans fourteen years. Besides teaching he has experience in Ttitan industries Ltd over 13 years as a Group Manager in the areas watch case, bracelet and jewelry manufacturing. Prior to this he has 16 years of experience in HMT Ltd, decade of which as Vendor development Manager specializing in watch cases and rest in cutting tool manufacturing for Special purpose and General purpose Machine tools. He is member of Strategic Management forum.

Prof. Sachin Kumar Manjhi is an Industry leader in Data Science, with a proven track record of leading high performing data science teams and developing enterprise-scale data science products and solutions leveraging advanced analytics and machine learning to drive value for clients. With 17+ years of experience, he brings a unique blend of strategic thinking, consultative problem-solving approach, people leadership, and deep data science expertise coupled with industry experience in E-commerce, Logistics, Maritime, and Information Technology. Most recently, he served as the head of Data Science for Maritime & Trade business group at IHS Markit and led the development of the analytics product portfolio for the group. Sachin has a strong background in both theory and application of machine learning. He has provided leadership in developing state-of-art products utilizing big data analytics and data engineering techniques that are used by Big marquee clients across the globe. He is also a regular speaker at industry conferences and academic institutions like IIM Bangalore, Christ University, and Delhi University and has been part of the Board of Studies at an EdTech company.

Dr.Sriharsha A Achar is the JED & CHRO at Star Health & Allied Insurance Company Limited, Chennai.

Dr Achar brings 35 Years of HR experience cutting across industries where he has led the ongoing development of Human Resources Strategy, Systems, Frameworks and Service Delivery capabilities. Dr.Achar is an Engineer , MBA and a PhD in Human Resources Management and has 60 + awards and citations to his credit. He is very active on Social media platforms through his storytelling – #acharkevichar.

Prof.Dattatreya Hullur has overall 16+ years of experience in Data analytics and Data Science (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning). He has played various roles ranging from Software Developer to Tester, Project Manager, Quality Manager, Pre-Sales and Program Manager. Currently working as Senior Executive and Heading AI-Center of Excellence for an IT services company. He is basically an Engineering graduate with MBA in Systems and also holds MS in Software Systems from BITS-Pilani and Diploma in Data Science from IIITB. His current focus is on Neural Networks and Deep Reinforcement Learning.

Prof.Srinivas Padmanabhuni was awarded the title of "Eminent Engineer" by the prestigious and renowned organization "Institution of Engineers" (IEI). The award was given 2 Dr.SrinivasPadmanabhuni in recognition of his experience and contributions to the profession of Computers at the 32nd Annual convention of IEI His vast experience in the computing field, including marquee area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), brings a unique blend of academic, research and industry orientation, a rare combination. SrinivasPadmanabhuni is a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence. SrinivasPadmanabhuni co-founded CityMandi.com a next generation AI enabled smart B2B startup in Agri Tech focused on farm to fork. He is a guest faculty in CS at IIT Tirupati. He has been the past president of ACM India, the top professional organization of computing professionals. He is the chief Mentor for Tarah technologies an AI consulting and training company. He specializes in areas of software engineering, AI and Machine Learning. Earlier, he was a Principal Research Scientist and Associate Vice President at Infosys where he overlooked the university innovation ecosystem, alongside research and innovation group in Infosys Labs. He has won several other awards including the excellence award for Innovation at Infosys, Research excellence award at University of Alberta, and Merit award at IIT Kanpur, He is a Ph.D in AI from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, specializing in AI. Prior to Ph.D. he secured his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and M.Tech in CS from IIT Bombay. His interests: AI, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity. He has to his credit:Seven granted patents
Multiple additional patents in process
One published book by Wiley
100+ refereed international publications
400+ invited talks across eight countries
15000 + students lectured on AI, and related topics
4 + startups

Prof.Soundaria Lakshmi is a seasoned HR professional with over 20 years of experience across Engineering, Information Technology and ITES with leading organizations such as Timken, EMC, SKF, Jamcracker, Arcadis and Blue Yonder. She was responsible for building and strengthening the organization’s people function by constructing a talent framework that is flexible to the needs to today’s dynamic business. Soundaria’s interests lies in the area of Strategy, Leadership, Talent Management, Organizational Development & Effectiveness, DE&I, Transformational Change Management. In her last role, Soundaria was the HR Director for Arcadis Design & Consulting Pvt. Ltd. For the India Operations. Soundaria is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur – specialization in Human Resources. Currently, a Career | Conscious Leadership Coach and an active Mentor and Advisor in the field of career/career transition. An adjunct professor at DayanandSagar University.

Prof.Porush Singh is a professor of practice and teaches Compensation Management and new age HR practices.

Prof. Archie D’Souza is an expert in Supply Chain and Project Management, with a corporate career spanning four decades and over three decades in academics.

Among his other assignments is Subject Matter Expert for the Logistics Sector Skill Council of the National Skill Development Corporation. He’s contributed a great deal of content for them, He also teaches at Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University, Amethi.

He is currently working on a book on the applications of blockchain technology on project and supply chain management.

Prof. Nikhil Gupta is the CTO and co-founder at an AgriTech startup which is building a way to connect farmers with vets. He has a Bachelor from IIT-Varanasi and MBA from MIT (US).
He has 30 years experience in IT Industry (Wipro, NTT DATA and DoT), a strong team player and passionate about coaching and driving innovation. He loves sports like volleyball and badminton.

Prof. Purnima Gupta graduated with a Master's degree in Finance (topper in the class) and is currently pursuing her PhD from Mysore University. She holds a Bachelor in Statistics Honors from Banaras Hindu University (BHU). In addition to her short term in industry, she has been a faculty member for over 12 years at various B-schools, lecturing on subjects related to Finance and Statistics. Her research interests include Corporate Finance and Behavioural Finance.

Shashank Narendra is an accomplished professional with diverse experience in sales leadership, product and GTM strategy. He holds an MBA degree from IIM Bangalore and BE from NIE Mysore. He has gained expertise in building teams and setting robust processes by working in organizations such as Samsung, Udaan and Swiggy. Shashank is passionate about entrepreneurship and mentoring young talent.

Prof. Sridharan Narayan Armed with a BSc (Physics) from Bombay University, Sridharan Narayan acquired a post-graduate Diploma in Communication Arts from Xavier Institute of Communications, Bombay to embark on a career in Advertising.

Having worked with Film Production and a Television Serial, he went on to anchor the creative department for several advertising agencies. As a natural progression, he took on the additional responsibility of key account management and handled the branch operations for several agencies, looking after national and international brands, with exposure to leading tech brands in the bay area in California. He was also instrumental in setting up the south operations for a French Networked Agency which prompted his move to Bengaluru from Mumbai.

Prof. Sridharan Narayan has spent over three decades in the communication business, across ‘traditional’ and ‘digital marketing’ agencies and has created three business lines in rural marketing, web services and consumer retail.

As a brand consultant, he works with companies to help them create memorable brands and has handled celebrity endorsements. On the rare occasions, when he is not engaged with his students, he is often immersed in Science Fiction or intellectual conversations over a cup of tea.

Prof. Aravind Narasipur holds a degree in Engineering and a PG Diploma in Human Resource Management. He has 14 years’ experience in teaching and corporate training, that is preceded by a 16-year stint in industry. Aravind teaches Business Statistics, Quantitative Techniques, Business Analytics, HR Analytics, and Research Methodology at MBA programmes as a visiting faculty. He has been associated with Welingkar Institute of Management (BLR), Loyola Institute of Business Administration (Chennai) and Woxsen School of Business (Hyderabad) as a visiting faculty. He has conducted training programmes in Data Analysis and HR Analytics, at institutes like Beroe Consulting (Chennai, Bangalore), Ashok Leyland (Hosur), Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), Bangalore. He is a technical reviewer for the books titled Modern Business Statistics (with Microsoft Excel), and Introduction to Management Science by Anderson, Sweeney, Williams, Camm, Cochran et al published by Cengage, USA. Aravind works as a freelancer.

Prof. Anoop Ramasastry is a force to be reckoned with in the world of training and learning. With over 25 years of experience under his belt, he has established himself as a true leader in the field. His journey began in Switzerland, where he received his Bachelor's degree, further solidifying his academic foundation. He then embarked on his Master's in Business Administration (MBA), equipping himself with the necessary business acumen to excel in his chosen field.

Professor Ramasastry's expertise lies in a diverse range of domains, encompassing data analytics, strategic management, Business Communication, Marketing and even the coveted Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. He is also a Level 5 trainer, certified by the Association for Certified Trainers in Asia (ACTA) in Singapore. Some of the other certifications include, TRIZ (Singapore) TOK (Theory of Knowledge from UK), Predictive Analytics From (USA). This prestigious recognition speaks volumes about his commitment to excellence and his ability to impart knowledge in a way that is both engaging and effective.

His impressive training portfolio boasts collaborations with some of the most renowned organizations globally, including Apple, Sony, Honeywell, NUS, (National University of Singapore) SMU, IIM Bangalore, ING, and many more. He has also played a pivotal role in introducing Value Stream Management (VSM) to South Africa, demonstrating his impact beyond geographical boundaries.

Mr. Bhaskaran Subramanian has two decades of experience in HR with a global workforce in India, US, LATAM, Europe & APAC with a wide range of business from Government, Professional services, Retail, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Banking, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Semiconductor, Insurance, Automobile, Pharma, Medical devices, etc.,

In his career he has built positive relationship with business thereby impacting the employee experience across a spectrum of initiatives – Talent building & retention, engagement leading to experience, a differential onboarding, building manager capability, enabling meaningful career and driving a culture of high performance and establishing developmental programs to enhance employees’ skills while anticipating future organizational workforce needed in India & abroad.

An HRBP & Inspirational leader certified he has represented his organization in various forums like NASSCOM, CII, NHRD Bengaluru chapter etc., alongside facilitating career development workshops and mentoring management students from premier management institutions in Bengaluru.

His educational qualification is an MBA in HR from Bengaluru University and BA in English Literature from Delhi University. He loves reading, quizzing, cycling, squash & badminton. His motto in life is to be the best in his professional and personal life.

Guest Faculty:


Prof. Rajeev Dixit is an entrepreneur and data analyst. He has an engineering degree from IIT-R, Roorkee and an MBA from Babson College, Ohio, USA. He is Co-founder & CTO @47Billion, a data-analytics start-up.


Dr. Shankar Prasad is the founder and chief architect of Sampoorna Swarajya Foundation, a venture in social entrepreneurship. Dr. Prasad is an alumnus of IIT-K, Kanpur and SUNY, New York, USA. He spent close to three decades in the IT industry.


Bindu Sharma, Founder & CEO, Origiin IP Solutions LLP. Bindu Sharma is an IP Attorney with extensive experience in IP laws across a range of technologies and industries in India and abroad. She enjoys working with innovative organizations and inventors and guides them in protecting their intellectual property in the most effective manner. She has worked with clients locally, nationally and internationally in many industries and technologies. She advises clients on the issues related to Patents, Patent Validity, Infringement, Licensing and Monetization as well as IP Management, IP Strategies, Licensing, Trademark, Copyright and Design/utility patent matters.


Major. General. George, is an Indian Army veteran and an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy and lectures on leadership and conflict management. While in the Indian Army he served in critical appointments which included tours of Sri Lanka and Kashmir. He also served as a mediator in Nagaland representing the Government of India in talks with the Naga rebels.


Saketh B S V, is an alumnus of IIT-M, Chennai and is co-founder of the extremely successful Bangalore based start-up Perpule. He was listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 for 2018.


Prof.Rashmi Dwarakinath Garg has 17+ years of experience in the IT industry on various technologies like Java, Python, AI/ML, QA and Management. She has been contributing towards training and mentoring, business and operational sectors in her current role.

International Faculty:


Prof. Pierre Al-Khoury, Professor & Dean, Lebanese German University. Pierre has around 30 years of diverse education management and industry experience mainly developed in central banking. Multicultural, with a proven ability to work and live with people from different backgrounds.

Visiting Distinguished Speakers:


Prof. Chester Elton
#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture,
Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert
New York, USA


Dr. Joseph Rasquinha
Entrepreneur, Chief Mentor @ BlueleafCyperspace
Bengaluru, India


Mr. Brad Federman
Founder - Performancepoint, LLC
Memphis, USA


Dr. Raj Echambadi
Dunton Family Dean, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
Boston, USA


Mr. Shiv Shivkumar
Group Exec. President- Corporate Strategy & Business Development - Aditya Birla Group
Mumbai, India


Dr.Sreenivasa Gorti
Technology Leader, Entrepreneur, CTO, MIT (PhD)
Austin, Texas, USA


Mr. Vinod Philip
EVP - Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Siemens Energy
Berlin, Germany


Dr. Richard Boyatzis
Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Dr.Hunwook Lim
Partner and Co-Founder at Zionex, Inc., MIT (PhD)
Seoul, Korea


Mr. Anantharaman Subramanian
Director , Future Skills, IBM Global Business Services
Bengaluru, India


Dr. Sandeep Krishnamurthy
Dean at University of Washington (Bothell) School of Business
Seattle, USA


Prof. Steven Mckenna
Associate Professor of Management Faculty of Business and Law Curtin Business School
Perth, Australia


Mr. Stendert Krommendam
Group HRD/CHRO – Ecotone
Lyon, France


Marjorie Morand
Human Resources Europe, Compensation and Benefits & Org Design Manager – Ecotone
Lyon, France


Ms. Sushma Raja gopalan
Global Business Leader (Former CEO ITC Infotech)
Devon, Pennsylvania, USA


Mr. Rostow Ravanan
Technology Entrepreneur
Bengaluru, India


Mr. Ramukumar Narayanan
VP-Technology & Managing Director (VMWare India)
Bengaluru, India


Dr.Annapoorna Ravi chander
Executive Director (Public Affairs Foundation)
Bengaluru, India


Ms. Anya Geraldine Dsouza
General Manager, Global Marketing
Bengaluru, India


Dr.. Richard Ajayi
MBA, PhD –Temple University
Philadelphia, USA


Mr. Hitendra Bhargava
CEO & Regional Management Board Member Asia Pacific Kluber – Lubrication India P Ltd
Bengaluru, India


Dr. L S Ganesh
Professor, Department of Management Studies IIT – Madras


Mr. V N Bhattacharya
Business and Corporate Strategy Consultant Adjunct Faculty - IIMB
Bengaluru, India


Mr. Saurav Chakrabarti
Vice President – Tata Teleservices Ltd
Mumbai, India



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