Governing Body

Prof. (Dr.) Vishwanath D. Karad

Executive President & Managing Trustee.

Mr. Rahul V. Karad

Vice President & Executive Director.

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar

Member (Nominee by State Govt.)

Prof. Dr. Mangesh T. Karad

Vice President ADT University

Dr. Sayalee Gankar

Member Secretary

Member (Nominee of University)

Ex-Officio Member of DTE

Regional officer, WRC, AICTE Ex-Officio Member, Nominee by AICTE Member (Nominee of AICTE)

Dr. Shubhalaxmi Joshi

Teaching Representative

Local Managing Commitee

Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D.Karad

Executive President & Chairman

Prof. S. S. Darade Patil

Dean, MIT Group of Institutes

Mr. Rahul V. Karad.

Vice President

Prof. Dr. Mangesh T. Karad.

Vice President ADT University

Dr. Sayalee Gankar

Member Secretary

Dr. Shubhalaxmi Joshi

Teaching Representative

Mrs. Meghana Limaye

Teaching Representative

Mr. Arun Shinde

Non-Teaching Representative

Academic Advisory Board

Members of the Advisory Board are the Knowledge experts from academics and Industry. They are considered as the important stakeholders for the development of the B-Schools today. Globalization and Economic changes have thrown many challenges to management Education in terms of providing quality human force with right blend of theory and application.

Advisory Board will be contributive to this process of imparting quality education by creating long term partnerships wherever possible with the institute.


  • To build a mutually beneficial knowledge exchange relationship.
  • To have inputs to meet the diverse needs, expectations of the industry from various Management specializations.
  • To initiate various consultancy research projects and to have direct industry exposure to students and faculty.
  • To have partnerships with National and International Business Bodies, Chambers and Universities.

Academic Domain – General Management

V.G. Narayanan

Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration Chair,
MBA Elective Curriculum
I research topics in management accounting. In particular, I am interested in performance evaluation and incentives. I am using field experiments to understand how firms can use incentives and performance feedback to improve performance. I am studying how financial incentives can be used as a catlyst to form desirable habits and to harness other motivators such as peer pressure. I use analytical modeling and field data to research this topic. I am also very interested in understanding how CEO compensation affects the risk levels at banks.
Phd in Business, Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, June 1995
MA in Economics, Economics Department Stanford University, June 1994
MS in Statistics, Statistics Department Stanford University, June 1993
MBA, IIMA, India, March 1990
Chartered Accountancy, Madras, India, May 1988
Bachelors in Commerce, University of Madras, May 1988

September 1994 to present - Professor, Harvard Business School. I have taught Financial Reporting and Control (a first-year required course), Measuring and Driving Corporate Performance (a second-year elective), Management Control and Performance Measurement (a doctoral course), and several executive education courses.
March 1985 to May 1988 - Audit Assistant with J. Gowrikanthan & Co., Chartered Accountants, Madras.

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Dr. Roshan Lal Raina

Professor (Communication Group)
Ex Dean – Planning and Development
IIM – Lucknow

Dr. Roshan Lal Raina, Professor (Communication Group) is Dean: Planning & Development at the Indian Institue of Management, Lucknow (IIML), where he has also successfully initiated and handled activities in areas like 'Corporate Communication & Media Relations', 'Student Affairs', 'Placements' and 'Alumni Affairs'. Dr. Raina is credited with building and managing state-of-the-art and world-class academic infrastructure, including the learning resource center at IIML.

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Dr. Anant Sardeshmukh

Director General at Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture
Experienced Director General with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management , Analytical Skills, and Entrepreneurship. Strong business development professional with a Ph. D. In MSME and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Anant Sardeshmukh is the Director General of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture. He works as the CEO and looks after overall management of the secretariat. He has a Masters degree in Labour Welfare and Industrial Relations, from Bombay Labour Institute and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the USA with special emphasis on Finance and Marketing. He has 30 years experience in Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Non Banking Finance especially in Lease and Hire Purchase, Consumer Finance and Banking. His experience also extends to other areas such as General Management, Taxation, Accounts, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. He has worked at senior positions for companies such as Bajaj Auto Finance Ltd., 20th Century Kinetic Finance Ltd., Deepak Nitrite Ltd., FDC Ltd. He is a trained Corporate and Management trainer and has been associated with many Institutions like Symbiosis Institute of Management, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, MIT College of Insurance, and National Insurance Academy. He is a Governing Council Member for various industrial bodies like the National Agriculture & Food Analysis & Research Institute (NAFARI), MSME Facilitation Council, Government of Maharashtra, State Level Committee on Standardization of Quality Systems, GOM, International Chamber of Commerce India, New Delhi and Central Board of Workers Education, Pune Region. He is a Director on the Board of MKCL. He is a recipient of “Praj Maha Intrapreneur Award 2013” and “MITCON Excellence Award 2009”.

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Mr. Sharad Gangal

Executive Vice President - HR & IR & Admin and Member of the Executive Council
Thermax Limited – Pune
Currently associated with Thermax as Executive Vice President – HR, IR & Admin and Member of the Executive Council. Sharad started his career with Asian Paints and then moved on to Boehringer Mannheim a German Pharma Company.
Employee Engagement & Change Management are his areas of specialization.
Sharad is also on the Academic Council of Symbiosis International Business Management School and teaches courses in Performance Management & Organizational Design.

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Mr. Dinesh Deo

Chief Executive Officer
BNY Mellon India
BNY Mellon India is a Strategic Global Delivery Center for BNY Mellon, and now delivers a wide range of multi-sector financial services processes for all of the company’s investment management and investment servicing businesses to a global client base across more than 100 markets worldwide. In this capacity, Dinesh serves on BNY Mellon's Operating Committee in addition to the Asia Pacific Operating Committee. Dinesh also serves on the Board of Directors for BNY Mellon India’s legal entity.
Dinesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant. He is a certified Green Belt in Six Sigma Quality and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Pune.

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Mr. Mukul Varshney

Director - Corporate Affairs at John Deere India
November 2011 – Present (5 years 6 months)

  • Leading & Managing the Legal, Compliance & Secretarial Team.
  • Central and State government relationship for new business and policy frameworks for farm sector in India
  • Business Advocacy and Industry associates for implementation of integrated farm solutions
  • Corporate communications
  • CSR and Volunteerism

Skill set: New Business Development, Channel Management, Policy and Programmes for Reward & Recognition. Sales and Marketing - retail and institutional. Credit Management (wholesale and retail)

Specialties: People Development, Relationship Management, Government liaison Channel Architecture and Brand Building


Mr. Sameer Bakshi

Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited
Company Secretary and Head - Legal & Compliance February 2007 onwards

  • Leading & Managing the Legal, Compliance & Secretarial Team.
  • Leading & Managing the Legal, Compliance & Secretarial Team.
  • Drive evolution of the company’s legal, compliance, company secretarial philosophy.
  • Member of National Knowledge Committee of CII
  • Providing Leadership on, and managing the delivery of, timely, accurate, commercial, proactive internal legal and regulatory support and advice to the organization including
    1. Managing legal risk including monitoring, legislative changes and the regulatory environment.
    2. Managing Litigation and dispute resolution.
    3. Reviewing, preparing, & negotiating commercial agreements with third parties.
    4. Analyzing new business relationships and managing the preparation of documents to reflect the commercial agreements.

Adv. Shrikant Malegaonkar

Advocate at Pune Court and Bombay High Court.
Adv. Shrikant Malegaonkar is a specialist in Labour Laws and Industrial Relations & is practicing Advocate at Pune Labour / Industrial Courts and also at the Bombay High Court, for the past 22 years. He runs his Consultancy by name, " Malegaonkar & Associates" which engages in Litigations, Consultations & Training in all dimensions of Labour Laws. Associated with Companies like DSM, Mercedes, Tranter ( German), Robbins Myers, Valmont, Inteva ( USA), UMW ( Malaysia), Vodaphone (UK), Dong Shin ( Korea) , Magnetti Marelli ( Italy) IT Companies like Digital ( USA) , 5 Star Hotels Westin, Starwood , HHI, Sagar Plaza, 20 Banks, Sugar Factories, Govt / Corporations ,as their Advocate and Labour Management Consultant He is a Director of an LPO " de jure6' ,which operates from India and New Jersey He is the Ex- President of The LLPA, Pune, Member -IR Core Committee, Mahratta Chambers of Commerce, Pune & is widely travelled over the globe.

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Mr. Adwait Kurlekar

Upohan Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Advait has over 20 years of valuable experience in industry and management consulting, having worked in leading organizations like Tata Motors, AF Ferguson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Cedar Consulting. Prior to this, he was heading KP Consulting as part of the Kirtane & Pandit Group based in Pune. Advait has expertise in the areas of Business Strategy, Balanced Scorecard and HR consulting. He has directed over 350 BSC projects for a variety of clients in India and abroad.
Advait has led consulting projects across a range of sectors including BFSI, engineering, automotive, retail, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, hospitality, media and advertising, etc. He has handled assignments in Singapore, Hong Kong, Middle East, West Asia, South Africa, North Africa, UK, France and Germany. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international business conferences. Advait is a visiting faculty at SP Jain, Singapore and Great Lakes, Chennai. He is also a charter member of TiE's Pune chapter and has done an Advanced Management Program from the Wharton Business School.

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Mr. Shrikant Sambhoos

Consultant – Strategic Management
Senior leader with more than 33 years of industry experience in strategic planning and implementation focused on areas of sourcing, supply chain management, operations, manufacturing engineering, plant maintenance, and continuous Foundation of Tirubaa Technologies Private Limited is a culmination of his versatile improvement projects. Member of KOEL Leadership Team. Established Supply Chain Management function in KOEL, including Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Quality Improvement and New product Development cell.Received recognition by CII Business Excellence Auditors for supply chain operations.

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Academic Domain – Marketing

Mr. Amit Gajwani

Amit is the Executive Vice President and part of the core leadership team at Cybage. Amit heads the organization’s Sales and Business Development department. He also leads the Talent Acquisition, Marketing Communications, and Legal teams at Cybage.
Amit comes from a strong technical background. His strong experience of an end-to-end life cycle of software delivery and client interaction enables him to effectively determine Cybage’s pricing versus value delivery equation in light of the global economic factors and client expectations.
He received the ‘Young Achiever Award’ at the National Award in IT Excellence and the CMO Asia Awards 2012 held in Mumbai and Singapore, respectively. Amit was also honored with the title of ‘The Greatest Corporate Leader of India - IT 2013’ by at Mumbai.

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Dr. Balajith B. Shetty

Founder and CEO, BANA Consulting Pvt Ltd.
After completing his graduation from Karnataka University, Dr.Shetty obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in marketing and Doctorate in environmental science.
Presently, Dr.Shetty is practicing as a Project consultant and works mainly on wastewater recycling and turnkey drinking water projects.
He has established many state of the art bottled water plants in India and abroad and Turnkey projects on Total water management systems for the industry. He is resource person in the field of water management and sustainability.
Marketing is his passion. He is working in different areas sales and marketing for last 25 years. Sales and marketing, Brand building, Promotion and training are his area of interests.
He is a certified Lead auditor for Food Safety Management System and quality system.
He was Awarded for the best Idea in the Power of Ideas 2012 an initiative by The Economic Times, in association with DST and (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad.
He is Associated with many professional organizations like; Member of advisory council Aquatech India, Member of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India, Member of Pune Hotel and Restaurant association, Advisor to Maharashtra bottled water association, Member of MCCIA Pune, Member of Institute of Directors, New Delhi,Member of Harmonization and Development of Standards group of Food safety and standard authority of India(FSSAI).

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Mr. Manish Keswani

Co-Founder & CEO at MAK Media
Since 1998 he has carved an impeccably successful organization like MAK Media through his result oriented innovations. Some of the brands MAK Media has worked for are Allen Solly,Dow,Mercedes-Benz,Hanes,ICICI Prudential,KPIT Cummins,Sandvik etc.
Manish is a business strategist and marketing & brand communication design specialist.Manish also is a web & mobile app development evangelist,
Manish is also a Co-Founder & Director at Retail Direct Pvt Ltd where he contributes as a Business grower through marketing & brand coaching as a director.
Manish is also a Co-Founder & Partner at Corporate Stay where his prominent role is as a Co-conceptualizer and implementation partner.

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Mr. Ankush Malhotra

Region Head Corporate Communications & Events BNY Mellon
Ankush currently manages the Communications & Events team for BNY Mellon India and serves on the BNY Mellon India’s Operating Committee. He began his career as a consultant to Meroform India Pvt. Ltd. & Schenectady Beck India Pvt. Ltd. in the area of Production Management, from where he moved to handling Operations and Employee Relations at Mphasis. Later, he progressed to WNS Global Services where he was responsible for setting up the Internal Communications & Brand Team, executing a number of mega-strategic rollouts globally. With over 16yrs of experience he has been instrumental in designing & developing various communication strategies & programs to Motivate and increase productivity while reducing attrition in the IT & ITES sector. Being equally passionate about teaching, Ankush, as a visiting faculty, has held several sessions on Digital Economy, HR & PR

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Mr. Pankaj Gangrade

President- Sales and Marketing, SECO Tools India Pvt.
Mr.Pankaj Gangrade has 36 years of rich and diverse experience in sales, marketing, product management and production. He started his with Tata Motors and later worked with prestigious corporate brands like Birla, J.K, Ador, and Multinational group of companies during past 36 years.
He Last worked with Seco Tools India (P). Ltd. as President – Sales Unit.
He was Seco India brand ambassador for “Seco Way”.He Trained all the employees (more than 250) in Seco Way right from MD to workers under this initiative
He received ‘Global excellence in marketing’ award in 2011
Mr.Gangrade himself is a renowned Trainer in Value based selling and conducts regular trainings for all the sales and marketing employees.
Mr.Gangrade is an Engineer with a Post Graduation in Management.

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Academic Domain – Finance

Dr. Rajagopal

PhD. ; MBA (International Business Management ,`USA); MBA (Banking and Finance) ; CAIIB; Diploma in Training & Development; Certification in MBTI & BEI.
Dr. Rajagopal has a Doctorate in Management from Pune University. Earlier he had completed MBA in International Business Management from University of Dallas, Texas, USA. He also possesses an MBA in Banking & Finance as also CAIIB. In the area of Training and Development he holds a Diploma from Indian Society for Training & Development, New Delhi.
Dr. Rajagopal has 27 years of work experience with RBI. He is currently working as Chief General Manager at RBI’s Mumbai Regional Office. He had earlier worked in various capacities in Department of Banking Supervision, Urban Banks Department, Rural Planning and Credit Department, Currency Department, Human Resources Management Department etc. He was also a teaching faculty at Reserve Bank Staff College, Chennai and College of Agricultural Banking, Pune.
Before joining RBI he had worked with State Bank of India and Bank of India.
Dr. Rajagopal had undertaken many research studies in institutions in India and abroad. He has also guided MBA students in research assignments in areas such as Risk Management, Asset and Liability Management etc. He is also a visiting faculty with Management Institutes in India and abroad. He has published 14 articles on Management, Banking, Risk Management, Payment Systems, Bank Marketing etc., in leading Financial Dailies and Management journals.

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Dr. K Srinivasa Rao

General Manager - Strategic PLanning
Company Name Bank of Baroda.
Industry Expert as Associate Professor (Strategic Planning, Marketing and Control) Qualification: M.A. (Economics), CAIIB, LLB (Osmania Univ.), MBA (IGNOU), Ph.D (Banaras Univ.)
Specialisation : Micro & Macro Economics, Global Economy, Strategic Planning, Business & Operation Strategy for driving business growth in banks Leadership Dimension in Managing Banks and Corporate Governance
Having joined as a Probationary Officer in Bank of Baroda in Jan 1979 I worked in various responsible positions in the bank. I got associated with the Corporate Level responsibilities in Economic Research, Policy Planning, Training, Business process Reengineering (BPR) in coordination with the Mckinsey & Co, International Operations and worked as Secretary to the Board for over 4 years. Thus I worked in the area of implementing corporate governance in the Bank. I worked abroad in Dubai, UAE as part of my overseas assignment. With a back ground of Ph.d in Commerce from BHU, Varanasi and MBA (Finance), I developed flair for research and publications. Several of my articles have been published by leading journals/financial newspapers. I presented papers in various International/National Conferences in finance and banking sector and took keen interest in keeping a watch on the macroeconomics. My exposure at the strategic level in bank combined with my aptitude to analyse, write and publish work in economics and banking has helped me in keep learning.

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Mr. Amit Bivalkar

Director – Sapient Wealth Advisors and Brokers Pvt Ltd.
Amit has been working in the financial services industry for over the past 15 years. Prior to forming Sapient, Amit was the Regional Head–Sales, West & East India with AIG Investments. Prior to this, Amit was the Area Sales Head, Fidelity International, Mumbai where his responsibilities included overall management of the retail and banking channels in Mumbai. Prior to this, Amit was Assistant Vice President, Sales & Distribution, DSP Merrill Lynch Fund Managers Ltd., where he was responsible for rest of Maharashta, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Goa before moving to the Bangalore office of DSP Merrill Lynch Fund Managers Ltd. Prior to this, Amit was Head, Investments with Wealth Managers India Private Limited (formerly Sajag Securities).
Amit is a member of The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI). He has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) finance from Pune University, Pune (1999) and a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) also from Pune University, Pune (1997). He holds a national Merit Scholarship in Economics and the current recognition is the Best Financial Advisor Award for Western India Tier II Cities for the year 2013.

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Mr. Anil Patwardhan

Chartered Accountant(CA).
Anil, a qualified Chartered Accountant by profession, is the Senior Vice President Corporate Finance & Governance at KPIT Technologies Ltd. In this role, he is responsible for Financial Performance, Reporting and Governance. Over the years, Anil has contributed towards improving the fiscal discipline within KPIT by establishing the global budgetary process, improving control environment, initiating tax planning measures, and driving effective treasury & forex management. As a Member of the Executive Council, Anil collaborates with the Business Leaders at KPIT to drive Business Strategy & Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal & Secretarial aspects and large strategic deals.
Under his leadership, KPIT has earned the coveted Golden Peacock Award given by the Institute of Directors, UK; and the Corporate Governance award conferred by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, which KPIT won four years in a row.
Anil has been recognized for his contribution to the Corporate Finance & Accounting Fraternity and has been awarded with the Best CFO award 2010 in the Information Technology Sector by ICAI New Delhi. He has also been conferred with the “Recognition of Excellence” at CFO India’s 2nd Annual CFO 100 Roll of Honor 2012 for ‘Winning Edge – in Mergers & Acquisitions”. He received the Chairman’s Award as well for Best Enabling Function of the Company in 2008.
He is also an active member and participant at various industry associations. Anil is the Vice President of the Hinjewadi Industries Association (HIA) where he spearheads several initiatives in infrastructure space for RGIP, Hinjewadi. He is also the co-convener of the CII Finance panel.
Before joining KPIT in 1998, Anil was part of several multinational companies including Raymond Group (9 years), Praj Industries (4 years) and the Kirloskar Group (3 years).
Anil is an avid reader and a philanthropist. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to classical music and practicing yoga & pranayama.

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Mr. Neeraj Madhekar, Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services, MBA- Finance, MBA- Marketing, CAIIB.
Worked with Indusind Bank Ltd, Axis bank Ltd, Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd, Birla AT&T Communications Ltd.
Total 20 years of Corporate Banking, SME Banking & Retail Banking experience.
Presently working as Executive Vice President with YES Bank Ltd heading Rest of Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh region for Commercial Banking.

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Dr. Avinash Kulkarni

Qualification: B.E (Electronics), Masters in Financial Management, Ph.D. (Computer Management)
Certification: PMP since 2005, Six Sigma Green Belt, ISO 9001 Internal Auditor.
“A qualified, trained & seasoned IT Professional, having 15 years of rich and insightful experience, including over 31 months of working in International (UK, France, Norway, Belgium, USA) environment, involved in Leadership/Management of Projects for Solution Development & Support for multiple domains, gaining extensive expertise in Product Management, Program Management, Account Management, Pre-sales, Product Implementation Cycle, Service Transition Management and Team Management.”
Work Experience: 13+ yrs. in Information Technologies (Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture, Datamatics Technologies)
Domains Experience: Legal, Healthcare, Life sciences, Energy and Information Technology.
Past Roles : Transition Manager, Program Manager, Delivery Manager, Project Manager.
Current Role : Product Manager.
Teaching Experience: Over 300+ hours of classroom teaching for Strategic Management and Project Management for executive MBA in last 5 yrs.
White Papers : “Short term existence vs long-term survival - Encouraging & Implementing Intrapreneurship”, France, Nov-2006 presented, Author: Avinash Kulkarni and Co-Author: Hemal Gandhi
“Insight to Project Management: Global IT Perspective”, short listed for presentation at Chandigarh, March-2007, Author: Avinash Kulkarni and Co-Author: Apurva Kulkarni
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Mr. Jaydeo Iyengar

Tech Mahindra Ltd., Director - Commercial Contract Management Tech Mahindra Ltd.
Dates Employed May 2008 – Present, Employment Duration 9 yrs, Head - Planning & Strategic Initiatives.
Tech Mahindra, Dates Employed Jan 2002 – Apr 2008, Employment Duration 6 yrs 4 mos. Education: XLRI Jamshedpur, Degree Name Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, Field Of Study HR, Dates attended or expected graduation2008 – 2010 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Degree Name Master of Management Studies Field Of Study Finance Dates attended or expected graduation1990 – 1992

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Mr. Vinit Teredesai

Chief Finance Officer-HSBC Global Technology Centre
Seasoned Finance Professional with 23 years experience working in Technology & Manufacturing sector. Working in Senior Leadership position as Chief Financial Officer with extensive diverse experience in Financial Planning & Analysis, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Treasury, International & Domestic Taxation, Building & Scaling Shared Services, Corporate Restructuring, M&A, Compliance, Legal, Procurement, and Capacity Building & Administration.
MIT Sloan Alumini with special focus on Strategy, Innovation, Digital Business Modelling, System Dynamics, Big Data & Analytics.
Eye for detail, entrepreneurial mindset, commercially focussed, business enabler, strong analytical and presentation skills & excellent in negotiations and restructuring.

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Academic Domain – HR

Dr. Santosh Bhave

Senior Vice President - HR,IR and Admin Bharat Forge Ltd.
Always worked for Change management and people capability building Ltd. Also integrated corporate and academic interaction in phased manner. Various learning initiatives were introduced to bridge the skill gap. Senior Vice President - HR,IR and Admin Bharat Forge Ltd October 2002 – Present (14 years 7 months), General Manager - HR & Admin Indian Organic Chemicals Ltd August 1985 – September 2002 (17 years 2 months)

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Mr. Milind Basole

Associate Director - Human Resources Goodyear South Asia Tyres Private Ltd
Mr. Milind is Associate Director Human Resources In The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.Earlier he was General Manager Human Resources at Robert Bosch

Mr. Jitendra Paturkar

General Manager HR Cummins India Ltd.
22 years of diverse Human Resource experience with last 12 years at functional leadership level. Professional expertise in developing HR strategy, Talent acquisition, Performance management system, Talent & capability development, Executive compensation & benefit strategy and management, Employee engagement - climate survey, HR Policy design and administration, Ethical code for business, and Employee relations at corporate as well as location level.
Worked for start-ups as well as established Indian / Multi-national organizations and multi-location setups in IT / ITES / Pharma R&D / Manufacturing / Automotive / Robotics segments.
Proven HR leadership for entire employment life cycle with strong focus on business-leadership engagement on key issues.
Corporate Advisory Board member - Pune University, Chandigarh University , MIT School of Management.

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Ms. Anjali Byce

Director Human Resources
SKF India Ltd.
Ms. Anjali Byce is an alumna of Lady Shri Ram College Delhi from where she holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors ) Degree in Psychology. She is also a Master in Applied Psychology from Delhi University. Her thesis was on the concept of Psychological Contracting.
She obtained her PGDHRD from Symbiosis Centre for HRD – Pune and has an Advanced Certificate in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).
Anjali has varied experience in Manufacturing, Insurance and R&D companies. She has worked inter-alia with Tata Motors, Allianz Bajaj Life Insurance Co, Cummins and Thermax. Her experience includes start-up and turn- around Companies. She has handled multiple Functional Excellence areas including Strategic HR, Industrial Relations, Organizational Development, Learning and Development, Six Sigma, Corporate Responsibility, Health, Safety and Environment and Administration. Her significant contributions include multiple Business Partnership programs, implementation of Culture Based HR Strategy, Capability building, Six Sigma and Diversity initiatives. She has also championed multiple Change management programs.
Anjali has been President for the National Human Resource Development Network– Pune Chapter ( 2012-14).

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Dr. Mahesh Deshmukh

CEO Maruma Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Mahesh Deshmukh, CEO, Maruma Consultancy talks about coaching in the Indian context

Mr. Jaideep Kotnis

Country Head HR
Japfa Comfeed India.
Asst. Vice President - HR & General Affairs
Japfa Comfeed India Pvt. Ltd. Dates EmployedAug 2014 – Present Employment Duration3 yrs Experience General Manager - Human Resources PepsiCo - Frito Lay Dates EmployedJul 2012 – Jul 2014 Employment Duration2 yrs 1 mo LocationPune

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Mrs. Kavita Kulkarni

VP and Head HR
Infosys Limited.
Kavita today is the "VP and Head HR - Units " for a few Business units at Infosys. Limited based at Pune. She carries 25 years of HRD expertise. Since April 2011 she is responsible for the HR Strategy and operations for three large and diverse units in the renewed matrix organization at Infosys for ensuring both employee and stakeholder satisfaction globally.
Prior to Infosys Kavita lead the hr function at WNS global services for a few business units. She founded the company’s Staffing and Learning and Development function for the Pune Location. Her last stint at WNS was as the SVP of HR and OD for the Enterprise Solutions , Financial services and the Utilities businesses. She lead HR and staffing and grew the business from 800 in 2003 to 10000 in 2008 within her portfolio growing the business to $459.9 mn overall in 2008 and her portfolio to around $150 mn, with 4 centers in India and 3 global delivery centers. She worked at WNS from 2003 where she began as the HR Head for the Pune location . Prior to WNS she worked for thirteen years in a range of industries covering BPO, telecom and Manufacturing.
She has been awarded by Economic times - HR Excellence summit in March 2016 for her contribution to transformational leadership.
Kavita is a frequent speaker at business , Education and industry forums. Kavita holds a Masters degree in Human Resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, a Bachelors in Law from the same college where she was also a rank holder and a Bachelor of Commerce from Pune University.
Specialties: Staffing, HR Strategy and operations, Organisation development, Policy crafting, training , setting up operations for a start up.
She was also the President of the NHRDN Pune Chapter 2014 - 16 and has recently handed over.

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Mr. DNB Singh

Ex GM HRD Indian Oil, CEO
People Transformation.
Mr. DNB Singh is a renowned management consultant, executive trainer and a professional counselor in behavioral science Mr. Singh, often described an ‘Idealistic Pragmatist’ has acquired his management education from renowned institutes like, World Trade Institute, New York, Institute of Export, London for Export Management, Austin Texas for HRD and Training.
MIT Sloan Alumini with special focus on Strategy, Innovation, Digital Business Modelling, System Dynamics, Big Data & Analytics.
He is an accredited trainer in “Self Esteem & Positive Performance” and “Stress Management” at American Institute of Preventive Medicines, Michigan, USA. He is also a member of the International Council for Self Esteem, UK. He has been certified and recertified as a Performance Improvement Technologist with the International Society for Performance Improvement, USA. Performance enhancement for low performers is his forte.

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Mr. Rajendra Kembhavi

GM HR Tech Mahindra Ltd.
Mr. Rajendra Kembhavi, General Manager HR at Tech Mahindra Ltd. Sir has been working with Tech Mahindra for almost 15 years as General Manager HR and Regional HR Head. He has handled business units like Talent management, Business HR, Global MIS and compliances in Tech Mahindra. He was previously working with Reliance Communications as Circle HR Head for Maharashtra and Goa for almost 5 years. He has studied Master Degree in Personnel Management from 1993-1995.

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Dr. Aashiesh Tavkarr

Integrated Behavioural Coach
Dr Aashiesh Tavkarr PhD, a Holistic Leadership Coach, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regression Therapist, Life Between Lives Therapist and Integrated Behavioural Coach, is a highly sort after Corporate Facilitator, Educator, Motivational Speaker, and a Columnist. A Certified Master Hypnotist and Certified Master Practitioner in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and a member of the American Hypnosis Association, USA and also a member of National Federation of Neuro Linguistic Psychology, Florida, USA, he had the unique privilege of being trained in Hypnosis and NLP by some of the foremost experts and trainers and has attended several seminars conducted by internationally acclaimed experts. Having been trained in these newer areas of mind science he uses an integrated approach to achieve quicker and more effective results while dealing with diverse mental and behavioral issues. He has facilitated several workshops for leading business groups and Multinational Companies on intra-personal and inter-personal aspects. His forte, among other areas, also includes Executive / Business Coaching and Mentoring. Dr AS Tavkarr is also one of the foremost trainers in the country who has designed behaviorally integrated workshops for Professionals and Business Owners. He is also a Founder Member of International Association of Facilitators, USA, Member of the International Association of Coaches, USA and has extensively trained with Landmark Education USA. Dr AS Tavkarr is also trained as an Competency Mapping Assessor ( Assessed 500+ AC’s / DC’s ) and Behavioural Counsellor, a Graduate from Sydenham College, University of Mumbai, Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade from Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune, a MBA with a specialization in Human Resource Management and a Doctorate in Management from the University of Belford, USA.

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Academic Domain – Operations Management

Mr. Neeraj Tiwari

Plant Head at Fiat Auto

  • Setting up two plants from Green Field; Establishing Team including hiring, coaching.

  1. Asset Care.
  2. Operations Management, Capacity Enhancement.
  3. Business Development and Customer relationship management.
  5. Organisational Leadership
  6. Hand Holding of Vendors for their efficiency enhancement.
  7. Compatibility of working in multi ethnic environment.
  8. worked in Matrix organization with multi reporting for two separate plants
  9. Visiting Faculty and Guest Lecturer for MBA Institutes , SYMBIOSIS, IIPM , etc.
  10. Visiting Faculty and Guest Lecturer for Engineering Colleges
  1. Operations Excellence through LEAN MFG culture.
  2. Manufacturing Cost optimization.
  3. Vendor Development.
  4. Machining Lines and Assembly lines Installation and Commissioning of Gear Boxes, Axles and other Auto Aggregates.
  5. Engines components machining and Engine Assembly.
  6. Principles of "ZERO ACCIDENTS"
Director Manufacturing - JV September 2015 - Present
HEAD ENGINE AND TRIM PLANTS July 2012 - August 2015 (3 years 1 month)
Plant Manager and Operations Head for Mfg of Gear Box, Rear Axles and Front Axles.
2003 - 2008 (5 years)
Plant Head - Transmission plant ( Now AVTEC) at HINDUSTAN MOTORS LTD 1996 - 2003 (7 years)
Engineer 1989 - 1994 (5 years)
SGSITS, Indore ME, Industrial Engineering and Management, 2000 - 2002
Activities and Societies: Full time course. Sponsored by Hindustan Motors Ltd.
Scindia School 12th Standard, Science
Honors and Awards 12th Standard, Science
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Mr. Umesh Deshpande

General Manager - Operations at Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd Pune.
Detail-oriented professional enriched with 20 years of experience with pioneers in luxury car manufacturing. Directs operations and activities within production area and employs strong organizational skills, leadership. Thorough knowledge regarding many aspects of the production process. Also, pursuing Ph.D. at Pune University. Experience

    General Manager Operations at Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. June 2014 - Present
  1. Heading the team to manufacture the most premium product MAYBACH in India, first time outside Germany
  2. Responsible for total assembly and quality checks for S-class, E-class and C-class
  3. Implementing standards like Advanced Mercedes–Benz Production System (MPS) for monitoring process optimization
  4. Monitoring quality and output of module suppliers
  5. Strategic planning for new products and engine variants
    General Manager Operations at Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. June 2013 - May 2015 (1 year 11 months)
  1. As paint shop head, was instrumental in designing compact, multi-product processing and energy efficient paint shop
  2. Successfully implemented latest 7 axis robot concepts with focus on quality, cost and delivery reliability
  3. Established paint shop as bench mark for CKD paint shops world over
    Deputy General Manager Operations at Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. October 2004 - May 2013 (8 years 7 months)
  1. Established Mercedes Production in high volume automotive facility
  2. Introduced and stabilized new Pre-treatment technology of aluminium body processing in India
  3. Developing and training resources on technical updates
  4. Introduced CKD production of E and C-Class models
    Manager Research and Development at Daimler AG April 2003 - September 2004 (1 year 5 months)
  1. As team member of door development department was responsible for quality checks on W216 (S-class Coupe) and SLK.
  2. Designing door inner panel, door pad and mirrors for S-class Coupe with Catia V4 and Smaragd data management system
  3. Also a member of M-Class and R- class line simulation team for setting hatch back concept
    Manager Operations at Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. May 1998 - March 2003 (4 years 10 months)
  1. As Manger paint shop, was responsible for complete shifting of existing setup to new facility
  2. Implemented C-Class (W203) and E-Class (W211) in production
  3. Developed various fixtures for increasing flexibility and adaptability of existing setup
    Manager Sales at Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. February 1996 - April 1998 (2 years 2 months)
  1. Special task force member for sales at Hyderabad and Chennai region
  2. Established and supported dealer’s operations in Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad
  3. Formulating and implementing new concept of Auto Expo and Road Shows to tap new markets
    Assistant Manager December 1993 - November 1996 (2 years 11 months)
  1. Responsible for launching Tata Sumo in first 3 districts in Maharashtra
  2. Responsible for sales of Tata Estate and Sierra
Max Muller Bhavan German Level 3 (G-III), 2002 - 2003
Indsearch Pune M.M.S, Production, 2000
IMCD Pune M.B.A, Marketing, 1997
Indsearch Pune D.B.M, 1996
VIT Pune B.E. Automobile, 1989 - 1993

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Mr. Perminder Singh

AVP - Operations at Adlabs Imagica.
AVP - Operations
May 2012 - Present

Vice President Operations July 2008 - March 2011 (2 years 8 months) Operating Multiplex's with a brand called Glitz Cinemas
Chief Operating Officer May 2006 - July 2008 (2 years 2 months)
COO April 2006 - June 2007 (1 year 2 months) Started the Brand in India
Senior Manager - Retail at Hutch India April 2003 - December 2004 (1 year 8 months) Headed the Hutch Shops and created the Hutch Teleshops in New Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Chandigarh
Regional Head - North India at Barista Coffee Company 2001 - 2002 (1 year)
General Manager - Operations at Pizza Hut July 1994 - January 2001 (6 years 6 months) Started the Brand in India.
Asst. Banquet Manager at Taj Group Of Hotels 1990 - 1994 (4 years)
Delhi University 3yr Diploma In Hotel Management, Hotel Management, 1987 - 2000
Delhi University BA. Hons, English, 1996 - 1997
Institute Of Hotel Management Calcutta
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Mr. Niranjan Upadhye

Purchase Head India - Sealing Business at Cooper Standard.
To head the leadership role in industry .An accomplished supply chain management professional having over 22 years of experience with Auto and Engine manufacturing & its application sector with result oriented approach to achieve company targets on time through the team efforts leading to success.

Purchase Head India - Sealing Business at Cooper Standard January 2016 - Present Direct material procurement of Sealing Business for India. Cooper Standard - India Jan 2016 to till-date Head – Sourcing US MNC 3.4 Bn USD spread across four continents. Is a global leader in vehicle sealing, no other company in the world designs and sells as many solutions to keep weather, dust and noise intrusion away from vehicle occupants.
  1. Surpass Lean saving target by 200 % on total purchase of 125 cr against the target of 5.8 cr. by alternate sourcing, with good negotiations skills, resourcing, formula base cost analysis, forward hedging order`s with minimum quarter order quantities and understanding appropriately with the vendor base, localisation initiatives, strategic sourcing and so on.
  2. Consolidation of vendor base.
  3. Global robust process implementations.
  4. Responsible all new development programs kick off on time
  5. And most important making the team self motivated to achieve team results to meet company goals & target
Deputy General Manager (Purchase) at Greaves Cotton Limited February 2013 - November 2015 (2 years 9 months) Responsible for Procurement, Vendor Development mainly in commodities for casting, forging, machining, & proprietary group, Inventory Control, Logistics, Quality Audits, Techno-Commercial functions doing strategic sourcing at Engine level.
GM International Business & Strategic sourcing July 2010 - August 2012 (2 years 1 month) Overall responsibility International Business & Strayegic sourcing of products from global market.
Manager Sourcing at Magna Group Companies 2008 - November 2009 (1 year 10 months) Overall sourcing responsibilty in terms of domestic & global requirement covering main commodities like steel,fasteners,casting, and so on.
Manager Global Sourcing at TATA AutoComp Systems Ltd August 2006 - September 2008 (2 years 1 month) Was working in the area of global sourcing & during the above period also headed Taco-Hendrickson vendor development responsibility.
Sr.Mgr Sourcing 2005 - 2006 (1 year) Leadership role of purchasing for CIL LHP unit.
Manager at Tata Motors 1997 - 2005 (8 years) Worked in vendor development area for passenger car division .
M I T College of Management ,Pune Master of Business Administration (MBA), Operational Management & International management., 2012 - 2014
Activities and Societies: Core Competencies: # Strategic sourcing # Domestic Sourcing # Global Sourcing # Direct & Indirect sourcing # New Product Development # Cost reduction drive # Supplier Quality Improvement Initiative # Operations # Business Development # People Management
Bharati Vidyapeeth's College Of Engineerin Pune Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Mechanical Engineering (Production Specialization), 1989 - 1994
Activities and Societies: Active leader for past student organisation.
Abhinav Vidaylaya English Medium SSC Board, Std 10th, 1975 - 1987
Activities and Societies: Student association active member.
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Academic Domain – International Business

Dr. Suresh Vishwanath

Managing Director & Facilitator
Sumeru Learning Solutions
MBA (1977) from XLRI-Jamshedpur, and Fellowship (1981).
Alumni of Stanford University (GSB) & University of Cambridge (Mayo College); 56 years of age; with work experience of over 34 years, in practically all the functional areas of Management in two Corporate Groups namely Voltas Limited (as Head-HR of Voltas International and currently/more recently- July 2011, BASIX Group) and Pan Africa Group (as General Manager –International Marketing, Chief Executive- Finance Company & Managing Director) in the areas of General Management; Human Resources Development; Marketing (International and Domestic) of Industrial Products (B2B); Finance; Projects; and Manufacturing.
More than 15 years at a Senior and Top Management level; Global Experience—Middle East, USA, UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Far East and Africa, was dealing with International Financial Institutions like the World Bank, IFC, CDC, DEG, FMO, etc.
Training / Facilitating Learning, Coaching and Mentoring experience of over 25 years in India, UK, Zambia and South Africa in the areas of: Organizational Change and Development; Soft Skills; Organizational Behavior (which includes Communication, Team Building, Leadership, Conflict Management etc.); Cross Cultural (Global) Sensitivity and Competence; Managing Diversity; Global / International Business and Marketing; Industrial (B2B) Marketing; and Strategic Management.
Since returning to India in December 1998, has been involved as a Faculty, Facilitator, Consultant, Dean, Director, Senior Professor at Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Goa.
He is an accredited Member of the American Psychological Association, Worldwide Association of Business Coaches amongst others.
His personal interests also include Clay Target Shooting, Golf, Squash, and Tennis.

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Mr. Kailash Katkar

Founder and the Chief Executive Officer
Quick Heal Technologies, Pune
Kailash Katkar is the Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Quick Heal Technologies. He started off from a small one-room, boot-strapped electrical device repair station - CAT Computer Services, in 1991 and worked up to an IT security solutions empire spread over 60 countries worldwide. Quick Heal Technologies was founded in the year 1993. It is one of the pioneers of Research and Development of IT security solutions in India, has 31 branch offices in India and global offices in Japan, USA, Kenya and Dubai.
Kailash's career has been focused on creating strategic business partnerships that produce significant business value for Quick Heal in the form of financial performance, customer satisfaction and loyalty, market share and productivity. Hi strong commitment to operational excellence, and aptitude for partnering cross-functionally have reshaped and leveraged the security brand as the most preferred solution in Consumer, SOHO and Enterprise segments. He has also instituted the "Rotary Cyber Safety Initiative", an innovative series of awareness workshops that bring cyber security experts, law enforcement authorities and academicians on a single platform. The workshops are conducted for school and college students, teachers and parents.
He has received several awards, including 'Entrepreneurs International Honors', 'GS Parkhe - Industrial Merit Award 2009', awarded by MCCIA (Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture), SME Channel's Achiever's Award 2011, Maxell Award for Maharashtra Corporate Excellence 2012 - in the category of innovation by Maharashtra Chief Minister Honorable Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Army Institute of Technology's (AIT) 'Young Entrepreneurs' Award, and the 2012 Brands Academy 'Entrepreneur of the Year in IT Security' award.

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Mr. Ravi Teja

Vice President - Digital Transformation
Nihilent Technologies Limited, Pune
Ravi is a Design thinker and driving disruption through Digital technologies such as Blockchain, Industry 4.0, IOT, Mobility, Machine Learning, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Social Media and Cloud. Specialties: Digital Transformation, Customer experience, Change Management, Strategy Execution, Performance Management, Innovation Management, Knowledge Management.

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Mr. Vinay Chitale

Vice President (Marketing, Sales , Logistics)
Endress+Hauser (India) Automation Instrumentation Pvt Ltd, Aurangabad.
Experienced Head of Marketing with a demonstrated history of working in the process automation industry. Strong marketing professional skilled in Business Relationship Management, Sales, Engineering, Strategic Planning, and Business Development.

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Academic Domain – Information Technology

Dr. V. Rajaraman

Honorary Professor, Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Vaidyeswaran Rajaraman is an Indian engineer, academic and writer, known for his pioneering efforts in the field of Computer Science education in India. He is credited with the establishment of the first academic programme in computer science in India, which he helped initiate at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1965. An elected fellow of all the Indian science academies, he is a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, the highest Indian award in Science and Technology category for young scientists and several other honors including Om Prakash Bhasin Award and Homi Bhabha Prize. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1998, for his contributions to science.
V.Rajaraman was awarded a scholarship by the Delhi University after passing the All India Entrance Scholarship Examination and graduated with honors in Physics from St. Stephen's College of the University of Delhi in 1952 and continued his higher studies at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) to obtain a Diploma in Electrical Communication Engineering in 1955. He stayed on at IISc and designed and constructed non-linear units for an analogue computer and applied it for solving a number of engineering problems for which he was awarded an associateship by IISc in 1957. He was awarded an overseas scholarship by the Government of India and joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge from where he obtained his master's degree in electrical engineering in 1959.
Awards and honors
Rajaraman received Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, the highest Indian science and technology award for young scientists, in 1976, for his contributions in optimizing the use of decision tables and his pioneering work in computer science. This was followed by Homi Bhabha Prize in 1984 and the Indian Society of Technical Education Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1988. He was awarded Om Prakash Bhasin Award of the Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation and Rustom Choksi Award of the Indian Institute of Science in 1993. The Government of India included him in the Republic Day Honours list in 1998 for the civilian award of the Padma Bhushan. The Indian National Academy of Engineering honored him with the Lifetime Contribution Award in Engineering in 2005 and he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Science in 2014. He has also delivered several award orations including the S.H. Zaheer Medal (1998) of the Indian National Science Academy and is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Computer Society of India, Dataquest, and Systems Society of India.
The Indian Academy of Sciences elected Rajaraman as its fellow in 1974 and the Indian National Science Academy and the National Academy of Sciences, India followed suit in 1982 and 1990 respectively. He is also an elected fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and has held the fellowships of the Computer Society of India (1974) and the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. The Bengal Engineering and Science University and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. have conferred the degree of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) on Rajaraman.

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Dr. Vinay Vaidya

Researcher, Consultant
Currently he is Founder Director, VMAS Consulting
He serves as the Business Development Director of Middle East and Asia of Spectraseis Inc. Mr. Vaidya served as the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of KPIT Technologies Limited (formerly, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd) and served as its Vice President of Business.
Dr. Vaidya has a Ph.D. in Computer Vision from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. At Boeing, he was the youngest person to receive the highest technical honor of Senior Principal Scientist, Associate Technical Fellow. Dr. Vaidya serves as the vice chair of IEEE SMC Mumbai chapter. He is an honorary Adjunct faculty of Computer Studies at the Symbiosis Institute in Pune, India. He is a member of the Research Recognition board and a Ph.D. advisor. His outstanding achievements have earned him a position in 'Marquis Who's Who in the World' 25th Anniversary Edition, 2008. He has published a chapter in the Academic Press book titled 'Machine Vision for Inspection and Measurement'. He has several research papers to his credit and continues to conduct research in pattern recognition and image processing, data compression, embedded systems, and security systems.

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Mr. Philip Samuel

Head Student Academy
SAP Education
SAP India Pvt Ltd
Company Name SAP India Pvt Ltd
Dates Employed 2008 – Present Employment Duration 9 yrs Location Bangalore Pacsoft Solutions Ltd Sales Specialist
Company Name Pacsoft Solutions Ltd Dates Employed Jan 2004 – 2008 Employment Duration 4 yrs

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Mr. Parag Kulkarni

Director- Openview Technologies Pvt.Ltd
Dates Employed Aug 1996 – Present Employment Duration 21 yrs
Channel Manager
Company Name HCL Infosystems Ltd Dates Employed 1995 – 1996 Employment Duration 1 yr
Business Development Company Name Nilvik Dates Employed 1990 – 1991 Employment Duration 1 yr
Degree Name MBA, Institute of Management Education Field Of Study Marketing Dates attended or expected graduation 1991 – 1993
Degree Name B.E, Amravati University Field Of Study Electronics Dates attended or expected graduation 1986 – 1990
Degree Name Bachelor of Engineering (BE), SSGMCE , Shegaon . Field Of Study Electronics

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Mr. Neeraj Tripathi

Vice President Technology Operations
Pune Area, India
Dates Employed Dec 2016 – Present
Employment Duration 1 yr Currently leading the PRGX India Technology Operations and Research. Research team is responsible for exploring tools and technologies that can multiply organizations existing capabilities and efficiency. The research includes areas like machine learning, AI, analytics and visualization.
Sr. Director - Technology Company Name PRGX Dates Employed Apr 2014 – Nov 2016 Employment Duration 2 yrs 8 mos Location Pune Area, India
Director - Technology Company Name PRGX Dates Employed Jun 2011 – Mar 2014 Employment Duration 2 yrs 10 mos Location Pune Area, India
Project Manager Company Name Infosys Ltd. Dates Employed Jun 2006 – May 2011 Employment Duration 5 yrs Location Pune Area, India
Project Leader Company Name Mastek Dates Employed Sep 1999 – May 2006 Employment Duration 6 yrs 9 mos Location Mumbai Area, India
Degree Name MBA, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Field Of Study Finance Dates attended or expected graduation 2003 – 2006
Degree Name Bachelor of Engg., Nagpur University Field Of Study Mechanical Dates attended or expected graduation 1994 – 1998

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Mr. Devendra Deshmukh

CEO and Founder:
Entrepreneur, TiE Charter Member, Start-up advisor,
Digital Commerce Expert & Wildlife Photographer
A visionary with immense passion for technology, Devendra Deshmukh (DD) has 16 years of IT experience.
He founded e-Zest Solutions Ltd. in the year 2000 with four of his friends. At a time of the Y2K year, it was particularly an effort and an uphill task for the team to piece together goals and missions consistently with immense passion and commitment. Today, the company is in its 16th year already and is going from strength to strength leaving its footprints globally.
As the CEO of the company, Devendra plays a pivotal role in deciding the strategic direction of the company and its execution, establishing key alliances, expansion plans, process initiatives and business development. His current mission is to build e-Zest into a global, multinational powerhouse organization bringing outstanding individuals from across the globe to be a part of the team.
Devendra holds an Engineering Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication and has a Master’s in Business Administration with Information Systems as specialization from Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (Mumbai University). Devendra is a certified Gemba Kaizen from JMAM (Japan)
Devendra is impact partner with Fresco Capital - global early stage venture investor. He also a Charter Member of TiE Pune Chapter. He mentors upcoming entrepreneurs and is frequently invited to deliver lectures on leadership, entrepreneurship at various forums and conferences. His passion for challenges manifests itself through his love for adventurous activities like trekking and cycling. He loves nature photography, traveling and is committed to social work.

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Mr. Rahul Andrews

Cognify Labs
Mumbai Area, India
Dates Employed Jul 2016 – Present Employment Duration 1 yr
Imagine Change, Design Change, Be the Change.
To help your enterprise ecosystem achieve this, Cognify Labs powers disruptive interventions focused on client transformation journeys.
Partner Company Name 10X Solutions Dates Employed Aug 2016 – Present Employment Duration 1 yr Location Mumbai Area, India
Director, Accelerated Solutions Environment Company Name Capgemini Dates Employed Jan 2014 – Jul 2016 Employment Duration 2 yrs 7 mos Location Mumbai, India
Associate Director, Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE) Company Name Capgemini Dates Employed Jun 2010 – Dec 2013 Employment Duration 3 yrs 7 mos Location Mumbai
Head - Outsourcing Research Practice Company Name Valuenotes Database Pvt Ltd Dates Employed May 2009 – Oct 2009 Employment Duration 6 mos
Lead, Satyam School of Leadership Company Name Satyam Computer Services Ltd. Dates Employed May 1999 – Apr 2009 Employment Duration 10 yrs
Editor and Research Analyst Company Name IBS Publishing Dates Employed 2005 – 2006 Employment Duration 1 yr
Manager - Business Development Company Name CMC LTD Dates Employed 1996 – 1999 Employment Duration 3 yrs
Graduate Engineering Trainee Company Name Mahindra and Mahindra Dates Employed 1992 – 1993 Employment Duration 1 yr
University of Pune Degree Name MBA, Field Of Study Finance Dates attended or expected graduation 1994 – 1996
University of Mumbai Degree Name B.E., Field Of Study Production Dates attended or expected graduation 1988 – 1992

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Mr. Rohan Thakare

Mumbai Area, India
Dates Employed: Feb 2013 – Present Employment Duration: 4 yrs WordPress based Content Management & Workflow Solutions, API Programming, Payment Gateway Integrations (eCommerce solutions), FaceBook Apps and other things that can be classified under the purview of Open Source Web Development See less See less about Founder, WisdmLabs
Associate Director - Strategy and Business Development Company Name: Convonix Inc Dates Employed: Sep 2009 – Jan 2013 Employment Duration: 3 yrs 5 mos
Vice President - Sales & Marketing Company Name: Convonix, Inc. Dates Employed: Jul 2007 – Aug 2009 Employment Duration: 2 yrs 2 mos
Manager - Sales & Marketing Company Name: Convonix Inc Dates Employed: Jul 2006 – Jun 2007 Employment Duration: 1 yr
Software Engineer Company Name: IBM Dates Employed: 2003 – 2006 Employment Duration: 3 yrs
Degree Name: Bachelor of Engineering, University of Mumbai
Field Of Study: Information Technology
Dates attended or expected graduation: 1999 – 2003

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Mr. Surendra Panpaliya

Corporate Trainer
GKTCS Innovations Pvt. Ltd.,
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Surendra has 17+ Years of Experience as IT Consultant, Software Developer and Corporate Trainer.
Provided High End Technical skills to Software Developers, QA, Testing Professionals, Network Engineer, Database Administrator, Team Leader and Project Manager.
Founder, IT Consultant, Project Manager and Corporate Trainer Company Name: GKTCS Innovations Pvt. Ltd. Dates Employed: Mar 2012 – Present Employment Duration: 5 yrs Location: Pune Area, India

  1. Project Manager and Software Architect for Python, Django, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL,Sqlite3, Angular JS etc.
  2. Provided High End Technical skills to 5000+ Software Developers, QA, Testing Professionals, Network Engineer, Database Administrator, Team Leader and Project Manager.
  3. Software Analysis, Design, Implementation, Testing and Agile Project Development using Open Source Technologies like Python, Django, HTLM5, CSS3 etc.
  4. Worked as IT Consultant and Corporate Trainer for 100+MNC across glob.
  5. Working Experience on MacOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Window Server, Win7/8/10, CentOS, Virtual Environment.
  6. BDD using Cucumber, Calabash, Capybara, Ruby etc
  7. Mobile Automation Testing using Appium, Calabash Framework
  8. Web Automation Testing using Robot Framework, Capybara, Selenium etc
    Expert Skills :
  1. Ad. Python Numpy, Scipy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Anaconda, Kivy,Selenium, Robot, Business Data Analysis etc.
  2. Jython, Iron Python, Django, Pylon, SQLAlchemy, Mongodb,ORM.
  3. Ruby,Chef, Rails, Rspec, Cucumber, Capybara, Appium, Selenium Testing, Watir etc.
  4. Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Scala, Spark, PySpark
  5. Perl, Adv, Perl, CGI, DBI
  6. Unix Shell Scripting
  7. PHP,OOPS, CakePHP
  8. XML, JSON
Corporate Trainer and Consultant Company Name Rolta India Ltd Dates Employed May 2007 – Oct 2009 Employment Duration 2 yrs 6 mos
Trainer and Administrator Company Name Sinhgad Institute Dates Employed Jan 2002 – Apr 2007 Employment Duration 5 yrs 4 mos
IT Manager and Consultant Company Name ITM, Bangalore Dates Employed May 2000 – Jan 2002 Employment Duration 1 yr 9 mos
Degree Name PGDS, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Field Of Study Distributed System Dates attended or expected graduation 2003 – 2004 Activities and Societies: Mobile Application Development
Degree Name MCA, Amravati University Field Of Study Computer Science Dates attended or expected graduation 1997 – 2000

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