Mr. Vishal Pande (1989 - 91)

Director- 6 Dimensions and Creations Pvt. Ltd., Goregaon, Mumbai

Mr. Vishal Pande, completed his graduation in Commerce from S.B. College Aurangabad. After graduation, he completed bachelor’s degree in Dramatics as well in Journalism. In 1995 he completed master’s degree in Mass Communication as well as journalism.
After completing his MBA he was working with Bharat Forge. In 1993, he entered in to construction field and constructed a tallest residential and commercial complex named as Pranav Plaza.


In 1995, he started with the trading and manufacturing firm, Swaroop Sangam and he has a tie up with Bombay Dying. He has 2 franchises in Aurangabad one of Bombay Dyeing and Bata. In 2001, he started his new venture named as Sai Sagar Builders and Developers.

In 2014 he entered into entertainment field and started with the venture 6 Dimensions and Creations Pvt. Ltd.

In addition to this he is a member of Badminton Association of Aurangabad and member Aurangabad Cricket Association. He is actively involved into various social activities like, blood donation, tree plantation.


Mr. Nanadkumar Kalate (MBA 1994 - 96)

PMO, YBA Kanoo Group W.L.L.

With a diverse educational background of MCM and MBA Nandkumar Kalate has proved to be a great leader in the areas of Strategy Planning, Corporate Business Development, Program Management Office (PMO) and Information Technology. He has successfully managed multicultural, geographically distributed and multi-organizational project teams from India, USA, Japan and Middle East.

He has a wide experience across geographies and also across sectors ranging from Services (YBA Kanoo Group W.L.L., Bahrain), Financial Services (SunAlgo Systems, India) IT Services (Infosys Technologies Ltd and Satyam Technologies, India), Retail (Panda Restaurant Group Inc, USA)and Pharmaceutical (Alembic Chemical Works Company Limited, India)

He has enviable achievements again in all walks of life from social service to sports. He is the Co-founder & Director of Shivsneham Services Private Limited and Shivsneham Foundation. In addition to being a Director at Vignaharta Nagri Sahkari Patsanstha Limited, Pune, he also successfully completed Finance & Admin Head role for Tata Jagriti Yatra during 2009, 2010 & 2011. He stands to have four distinct awards at Infosys namely - award for white paper “High End Consulting blended into Solution Delivery” (2009); Recognized as Most Valuable Player (2008); ESTEEM award for best innovation (2008); recognized consecutively with Most Popular Kmail Expert award (2007) & (2008). He was also the Infosys Ambassador for Campus Connect Program and CII Yi (2008-2009).

Mr. Kalate has a strong presence in education filed with his position as member of Board of Studies for Computer Engineering and MIS as co-opt for Bharati Vidyapeeth University (2009) and Guest Lecturer at MBA/MCA/MCS students at Modern College and Symbiosis Institute (2008)

He has been a NCC – Senior Under Officer with successful programs during graduation (1990-93) at BMCC, University of Pune and also represented University of Pune in boxing and a winner at zonal &inter-college competition.

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Mr. Satish Bora ( MBA 1994 - 96)

Co-Founder & Director, MindChips Consulting Pvt Ltd

He preferred to be electronics engineer and joined MIT college. After doing engineering he had got opportunity to do the MBA again from MITSOM.. After MBA , He joined company to set up the Electronics Weighing Scale Manufacturing operations in Goa state. It was all new things – New place , language and culture.

He joined Tata Consultancy Services. He would say it was right time shift to software field. In TCS only he met with my co-founders Sunil and Sachin. Through TCS he had chance to travel around the world. he had stint in UK and USA where he had chance to work on some of the best software applications . In 2006 he shifted to Infosys where he started to work on developing IT solutions and differentiated IT delivery options which can be used for multi-millionaire deals spanning multiple years. Some of the solutions are published at Infosys organization level as well some are applied for patents.

In 2010, we plunged into entrepreneurship journey and started MindChipps with the aim of providing IT solutions that would help solve business problems. Running a startup or any other business is not an easy task.

In 2012 MindChipps was with honored as “Best Promising Startup of Year” by Government of Maharashtra. In 2012 itself we launched our flagship product “CAdashboard”. CADashboard is a Communication, Collaboration and Compliance platform for CAs, CSs, legal professionals and SMEs in India. This product is now used by users from pan India. We are currently in discussion with few of VC firms for our funding needs for growth.

From Engineer to MBA to work with large corporates (TCS/Infosys) to start your own venture, it’s exciting journey and it’s still continuing!!!

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Mr. Rahul Andrews (MBA 1994 - 96)

Director, Capgemini India

Rahul leads the Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), Capgemini India's unique consulting capability used for enabling transformation and change for clients who seek to articulate and address complex business problems.
Some current and past global clients Rahul has worked closely with include Asian Paints, John Deere, Mercedes Benz, Marico, Raymond, EnterCard, Schlumberger, Johnson and Johnson, Centrica, Amgen, IKEA, Coca Cola, GlaxoSmithKline and Merrill Lynch.


Leveraging over 20 years of experience across diverse roles, he has a degree in Production Engineering from CRCE (Bombay University) and an MBA in finance from MIT School of Management.

After 3 years and gaining an appreciation for the role of IT in India’s growth story, he decided to move to a global IT stint by joining Satyam Computer Services Ltd. and the role resulted in he moving to New Jersey, USA for 3 years. The sales role matured into that of an Account Manager for one of Satyam’s key client relationships, Merrill Lynch. This resulted in a significant experience, working with global clients at Wall Street, NYC.

After a long stint at Satyam he moved out to join an outsourcing research and advisory firm in Pune. In 2010 he joined Capgemini and quickly climbed up the ladder to reach his current role of Director.

He has been appreciated with many awards like Best Relationship Management Outsourcing Partner (2002), Merrill Lynch Citizenship Award (2008) and Satyam School of Leadership.

Rahul enjoys reading diverse topics, an ardent movie buff, enjoys drawing, traveling and meeting new cultures and is currently learning to play the tabla.


Mr. Anoop Gavankar (MBA 1995 - 97)

Founder & Principal Consultant Saco Synergies

Anoop is an Independent IT Consultant for Development, Marketing and Enabler (HR, Training and Legal) services. He has 14+ years of broad-spectrum IT experience. Product Engineering, Software Testing, GRC and Enterprise Controls Management, Business Development for IT Project, Process and Services engagement are his areas of interest. He has successfully completed several consultancy assignments (including training) in US, Middle-East, UK, South Africa and India and has been honored by the client.

Effective communication and technical authoring skills are some of the strengths of Anoop. Product and services marketing, end-to-end management of web applications, web content and technical authoring, product testing, proposal and contract management, product training content development and delivery are his areas of expertise.

Anoop is a mechanical engineer with a degree in management with flying colors. Before starting his own venture he worked as a as a Software Engineer - Development & Quality at Zensar Technologies 1999 to 2001, Process Consultant at P&O Nedlloyd, Consultant at Standard Bank of South Africa. He then joined as Associate Consultant at TCS and from there had experience with two more companies.

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Dr. Shailesh Kasande (1995 - 97)

Director, Vishwakarma Institute of Management

An alumnus of MITSOM, Shailesh currently is the Director of Vishwakarma Institute of Management, Pune. He has been pivotal in academic arena in capacity of the Chairman / Member of the Board of Studies in Production - Operations & Services Management at the University.
He was the convener of the team that went on to comprehensively revamp the MBA programme at Savitribai Phule Pune University and introduce the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). He also contributed to the PhD Course Work Syllabus Conceptualization & Delivery.

He is a Professor in Business Strategy & Marketing Management and Doctoral Guide at Savirtibai Phule Pune University and Shailesh J Mehata Institute – IIT Powai. He has presented over 50 research papers at International & National Conferences including those at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Bangalore, & IIM Indore. He has received best research paper award for three of his research papers. He has to his credit three books published in the subjects of Materials & Logistics Management, Research Methodology and Strategic Management.

An Academic Administrator, Researcher, Consultant in Management domain and SPSS trainer, Dr. Kasande is a mechanical engineering graduate, MBA in Marketing Management and PhD in Customer Relationship Marketing. He also has to his credit the Diploma in Business Finance and the Post Graduate Diploma in Total Quality Management. With over 17 years of experience in teaching, industry and research, he has mastery over wide ranging subjects such as Research Methodology, Marketing, Strategy, Materials and Logistics Management, QT, OR, Operations Management, Java, Oracle, etc.

Under his leadership, in November 2011 VIM has been honored with the 19th Dewang Mehta Business School Award for best academic input in Marketing. In addition, his Institute (VIM) has also been ranked as the 2nd Best Professional Institute in urban area (and 1st amongst Management Institutes) by the Savitribai Phule Pune University. These awards are recognition of his leadership, innovation and strong industry interface.

He is a Life Member of Professional Societies such as Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), National HRD network and National Institute of Personal Management.

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Mr. Shailendra Phatak (MBA 1996 - 98)

Director, Quadrabiz

Shilendra passed out from the institute with Marketing as a specialization in the year 1998 is today a successful IT entrepreneur. Starting his career post MBA in Sales support for an IT services company, Shailendra has played several roles in his career spanning more than a decade in the IT industry.

He has worked with globally respected organizations such as Barclays, Capgemini, Nedbank, to name a few. He gained experience of working across geographies and cultures in various capacities from being a business analyst to the Delivery In-charge.

In the year 2008, Shailendra founded Quadrabiz, a software company along with his wife. The focus of the company has been to develop innovative platforms and solutions which will bring a positive change in the business of clients and act as a catalyst for their growth. This has manifested in the development of the award winning platform, which is the first of its kind platform for learning Indian music online, or V-Office, a virtual collaboration and operations platform, which is being used by respected organizations globally.

Shailendra has also focussed on using IT as a means to bring a change in the life of the common in the society through the government mechanism and has developed a health care platform which is being widely used for service of the rural poor through the government health infrastructure. Shailendra proudly says that the grooming he received during his MBA at MITSOM definitely has a positive influence on his attitude and approach to the challenging world of entrepreneurship.

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Mr. Prasanna Ranade (MBA 1996 - 98)

Enterprise Team Lead EMC, Mumbai

Prasanna is working with named or large key accounts to provide product solutions, develop new business, and to ensure satisfaction, and maintain positive ongoing relationships. Working with other internal sales personnel to propose specific solutions for a given account.

He is responsible for the overall sales strategies and generating results from the client. He also plans and directs all sales activities and selling resources. His duties include working with named or large key accounts to provide product solutions, develop new business, and to ensure satisfaction, and maintain positive ongoing relationships. He work with other internal sales personnel to propose specific solutions for a given account and has a ability to influence others to achieve results.

Before joining EMC, Prasanna was working with IBM from 2005 to 2008, as a Sales Executive with PCS from 2002 to 2003 and as a Marketing Executive CMC Computers Ltd. From 1998-2002

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Mr. Amit Bivalkar (MBA 1997 - 99)

Director Sapient Wealth Advisors and Brokers Private Limited

Amit started his career with ISMT group, Bangalore in the corporate restructuring department. Further, after working briefly with TAAL, Amit went ahead to work in the field of Investments where he thought lies his career and hence he moved as Assistant Manager in SAJAG SECURITIES Pune in the Mutual Fund Division.

In three years’ time Amit went ahead to Head the Investment Division and that’s when he was offered a job by DSP Merrill Lynch Mutual Fund as Regional head and he became the young achiever for DSPML for two years in succession. After working for three years with DSPML, Amit moved to Fidelity International as Mumbai Head. Amit and his team were awarded Best Team of the year in Fidelity International and also Outperformers for the NFO. Post Fidelity Amit joined the largest Insurance Company in the world then AIG International to head their East and West India business for Institutional and retail.

In 2009 Amit along with two other partners setup SAPIENT WEALTH ADVISORS and BROKERS Private Limited (SWAB), a boutique wealth advisory firm in Pune. The basic premise behind forming Sapient was to provide a focused, client-centric approach. This finds a reflection in the name itself. “Sapient”, as the dictionary describes, stands for profound judgment or collective wisdom.

SWAB, has been the recipient of a number of Awards and achievements in the 5 years of its existence. To name a few - CNBC TV 18 Award as the Best Performing Individual Financial Advisor (Cities Tier 2) West 2012 -2013, National Winner for SIP and Folios at Wealth Forum, AXIS Award for Highest AUM in Mid Fee Assets (2013-14). Currently Sapient manages over 800 Crores Assets Under Management and advises around 400 crores additional monies. Sapient today is the second largest Independent Financial advisory company in Pune and in the top 10 in India.

Amit also teaches wealth management in Symbiosis and is a Rotarian at Rotary Club of Hinjewadi. He also runs a Non-Profit organization called HUMRAHI which organizes musical shows with 22 musicians having a theme of “Mortal Men Immortal Melodies”.

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  • Received Best Paper Award in the International Conference on Project Risk Management organized by JSPM, Pune.

Mr. Piyush Gupta (MBA 1997 - 99)

Circle- Head (Global Enterprise Business Unit-GEBU), Reliance Communications Ltd

Piyush can safely stake his claim to be a true MITian as his association with MIT and MITSOM lasted almost a decade 1991-99 as he took his BE and MBA , both from MIT .

Piyush started his career with RPG Retail (Spencer & Co Limited), Chennai as Retail Management Trainee and was a part of core team to set up of Pune Operations “Health and Glow” Chain of Retail stores in Pune.

After a wide experience in various companies like Kennametal India Limited, Bharti Airtel Limited and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited, he joined Reliance Communications Limited Circle Head (Global Enterprise Business Unit-GEBU) MP, CG and Orissa.

He has been an effective leader all through his career which is evidenced by his recent achievement of doubled revenue in past two years.

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Ms. Ruchira Gokhale (MBA 1999 - 01)

Partner, Gryphon Learning Center

Ruchira is a Human Resource specialist working as facilitator consultant in Human Resource Management and Diversity and Inclusion. She has a career spanning thirteen years, in which she has accomplished operational as well as leadership expertise in the area of Talent Acquisition, Management and Development, Business Partnering and Coaching. She is a science graduate with a post-graduation degree in Human Resource from Pune University.

Having started her career with Thermax Ltd, it built a strong foundation for both HR processes as well as the people side of an Organization. She worked in Mumbai with Neoteric Informatique which provided perspective for a different sector and its nuances. Having worked with Personnel Forum as an HR consultant in the area of Talent Acquisition, Ruchira moved to Cummins where she grew rapidly across multiple roles such as Training, Six Sigma Black Belt, and HR Head for a Start-up Business Unit. The Cummins stint allowed for working across geographies, leading high visibility projects, heading the Women’s Affinity Group for India, and championing the Ethics Code of Conduct.

Mid of last year, Ruchira decided to pursue her entrepreneurial aspirations in the area of Learning and Development, and thus moved out of the Corporate. Currently she is a partner in an L&D firm, Gryphon Learning Center, which is a provider of learning solutions across a wide spectrum of requirements including soft skills, outbound trainings, sales etc.; alongside, also doing independent work in the area of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I).

She specializes in designing and implementing sensitization workshops which deal with D&I, Prevention of Sexual Harassment (P.O.S.H.) at the workplace; and applying Six Sigma methodology to Human Resource related aspects. Her work in the area of D&I spans across a variety of Organizations.

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Mr. Rahul Bhave (MBA 1997 - 99)

Business Head Newgen Software Technology Ltd.

An Alumni of MITSOM he was the Student Coordinator of the MBA batch of 1997-99. He was also a part of the high-energy team that drove the Placement Cell. Graduated from MITSOM in 1999, he was placed during the Campus Recruitment. He served major MNCs like L&T, ESAB and SKF through their channel partner. He worked in various capacities including ‘Regional Sales Manager’ with FDC Ltd. He has submitted his Ph.D. thesis to RTM, Nagpur University. His core areas are Data Analysis, SPSS, Research Methodology, Business Research Methods, Marketing Research and Pharmaceutical Marketing. He has been organizing and conducting workshops on SPSS. He has written many research papers which are published in International journals. He has written a book on ‘Business Research Method’.

He worked in Various IT sub-verticals spanning ISPs, Banking Software Companies, System Integrators, to finally Software Product Companies. His Business exposure spans across multiple Business roles - Sales, Channel Management, Team Management to now complete Territory Management as a Business Head.

The earlier part of the career saw many challenges as the field was new, and a lot of learning was picked up to understand the ground realities and how to tackle them successfully. Very soon results transformed his career into fast growth. The major boost came when he joined SAP and there he won many awards and recognitions for his performance. He was recognized as the “Sales Person of the Year” and “Top Performer” multiple times. He had been a regular at the “Winner’s Circle”, an extremely precious recognition at SAP. His career scaled both vertically and horizontally.

Throughout his career he brought focus, transparency and high energy to the Business and especially to his team. He is a strong believer that business success is related to the spirit in which it is done and as such he has always maintained the right spirit in everything he does. As a person Rahul loves to spend time reading and listening to old songs. He loves to spend time with his near and dear ones. Charity and Community Service are important activities which he feels are still unfulfilled and he plans take them up seriously soon.

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  • NATIONAL MERIT Scholarship 1985.
  • Shooting Competition Individual (Rifle 0.22) Interzone Winner- 1994.

Mr. Bhupal Limaye (MCM 2000 - 02)

Director, Gradiance Solutions

After completing Masters’ Degree in Computer Management from MIT School of Management, Bhupal traveled to Australia and did his Masters in “Information Technology” from the Deakin University, Melbourne. After returning to India, he joined ActivElement Software as a Project Manager and was responsible for delivering web based applications for clients like Geometric Software, Extentia Software and other US based clients. During his tenure at Active Element, he worked on some very large and important projects.

With almost 10 years of experience in Web Application Development, Information Technology Systems, Delivery Management, People Management, Bhupal is presently leading and managing his own company “Gradiance Solutions” for the last 5 years. Gradiance Solutions has offices in India, Seattle (USA), Dubai. The company specializes in web design / development, search engine optimization / marketing, company & organization branding, social media & web strategy consulting.

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Mr. Vikrant Bendre (MBA 1997 – 99)

Head –Asia Pacific International Marketing, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd

Vikrant is a hard core pharma professional with proven track record over 15 years of diverse cross-cultural experience in Branded & Generic set ups, handling domestic and International business, Formulations , Sales & Product Management to set up and build sustainable- profit businesses. Currently he heads the Asia-Pacific Generic pharmaceutical business with P&L responsibility for Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd.

He started his career with Panacea Biotec Ltd and moved on to join IPCA as General Manager.

He has travelled extensively to more than 10 countries with hands on international experience of emerging markets of Asia (including India) & Middle East.

Vikrant was also a senior under-officer of 7 Maharashtra Battalion NCC and Company Commander of Charlie HQ Bhosala Militry College . Vikrant had attended national integration camp and army attachment camp.

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Mr. Amod R Bhatkhalkar (MBA 2001 - 03)

Director, Wisecow Marketing & Media Consultants Pvt. Ltd

In addition to his masters in Management, Amod has various certifications in Advance Diploma in Software Engineering (APTECH) and Advance Program in Digital Marketing by IAMAI (NIIT Imperia).

He has worked with companies like Nestle India Ltd., Hutchison Max Pvt. Ltd. and Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. He went ahead to start his own venture, Wisecow Marketing & Media Consultants Pvt. Ltd., a venture to provide result oriented marketing and media consulting to SME’s and Brands wanting to grow.

Amod is one of the Founder Directors at Wiseco - Marketing and Media Consultants. He is qualitatively experienced in the field of Marketing consultation, Brand development, Strategic Marketing, Media Consulting and Sales Strategy Development. His expertise lies in Inbound Marketing and E- Marketing.

Amod brings more than a decade-long-rich-experience consisting of advertising solutions for clients through various skill sets: Market-Competition Tracking, Conversions, Advertising, Innovations, Events and Activation. Brand Development and Managing Retail Distribution is also an added advantage to his mentioned skill set.

At Wisecow, Amod operates at the intersection of strategic innovation, brand development, and emerging business practices through Online Marketing/E-Marketing. He leads innovative initiatives by providing clients with strategic guidance, developing foresights, and applying ‘out of the box’ thinking for multiple industries. He has provided Marketing Ideas & various Sales strategy developments in highly competitive industries & has vast experience of managing media consultations and business development assignments for a wide spectrum of businesses.

He has worked with clients in FMCG, Healthcare & Wellness, Real Estate and certain Media sectors as well. Notable engagements include BCCL (Bennet Coleman & Co Ltd), Hutchison Max Pvt. Ltd. (Orange), Nestle India and Britannia to name a few.

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Mr. Ninad Birla (MBA 1998 - 00)

Support Practice Manager - West, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Limited

A Business Development professional with about 14 yrs of work experience touching almost all the segments of Business Development, Ninad’s profile includes the following tasks in brief - Business Development of IT Services Management, IT Support Management, Software Products & services and Engineering services, key account management, new market development and handling all India Distribution Channel plus the international marketing for software products.

Ninad started his professional journey with WSL which he got through Campus Placement. He was asked to manage their sales for Engineering Software Products. After Spending few years at WSL, he worked with various organization/places before landing with IBM. At IBM was given the responsibilities to manage the EUS sales as Business Development Manager and was twice the recipient of the Bravo Award.

After IBM, joined Ninad Microsoft in Mumbai where for first 6 years he was responsible for sales of Enterprise Services in the capacity of Territory Development Manager and won various awards like Microsoft Gold Club Center of Excellence award, Star of Services Award – APAC, SMSG India Collaborators Award, Cross Team Collaboration award.

In October 2014, he got the responsibility to manage the Region for Premier Support Services which includes Responsibility to manage P&L across West Region for Premier Services. This comprises of managing Business, Delivery and team of Technical Account Managers across India, West.

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Mr. Swarup Nanda (MBA 2002 - 04)

Director, Leadstart Publishing

Swarup Nanda is a book lover and a startup business enthusiast by passion, while being a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA (Marketing) by qualification. He has over a decade’s experience in multiple business domains. He heads three privately held firms in the space of book publishing and content creation, Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, he worked in the media space. with a wide range of product and service offerings.

Leadstart Publishing is a leading publishing house from India with offices in India and the US and operates around the world in association with global partners. It is both creative and progressive in its vision. The Leadstart lists feature distinguished authors and writing from across the globe. Today, Leadstart Publishing has 10 brands and publishes over 200 titles a year, with imprints and products in all major book categories.

Authors, editorial teams, and books of Leadstart Publishing, have won accolades and critical praise for their work at both national and international levels. Several of the Leadstart authors have been regularly listed for and won major literary prizes, like the Man Asian Literary Prize, the Sahitya Akademi Award, Several State literary awards and The Economist Crossword Book Award

The company’s portfolio covers a wide range of genres: Fiction, Non-fiction, Children, Business, Management, Finance, World Affairs, Politics, History, Self-Help & Empowerment, Health & Fitness, Spirituality & Religion, Philosophy, Cookery, Reference, Biography, Travel, Poetry, Activities, Hobbies, Crafts & Sports.

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Mr. Rahul Katariya (MBA 1998 - 00)

General Manager HR, Stream Global Services

Rahul, the recipient of Best Outgoing Student Award from his batch of MBA, started his career with GE Countrywide in Sales and then moved to Training in GECIS for a couple of years then back to Sales in Pune for GEs auto department. Post his MBA in Marketing from MITSOM in 2000 he did a course in HR from XLRI in 2010 and a course in Cyber Crime in 2012.

Post GE, he worked with EXL services in Operations for 3 years and HR for 2 years before the unit he took care of was acquired by WNS and then he continued to work with WNS for a another year in HR helping in transition.

He then, moved to Mumbai and joined Stream Global Services a company which now is a part of the larger Convergys family which is 13,000 employees in India and 1,29,000 across the globe. Rahul takes care of their Mumbai HR team and is responsible for around 4000 employees based out of 3 locations.

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Ms. Rasayani Kamat (MBA 2005 - 07)

Lead Facilitator- I = mc2

Rasayani is a founder of I=mc2. She is a Certified Creative Learning Specialist. Being a design expert, visual thinker by nature, Rasayani understands the need of creativity at work, hence by amalgamating Visual Thinking and Creative Learning she creates whole-brained thinking techniques to support Learning in today's world to foster creativity and innovation.

Rasayani is best known for her work as an Organizational Development Specialist. She has worked with corporate, government and non-profit groups across IT, Petrochemical and Education Sector. As an OD specialist, she creates a blend of art, creativity and business at work.

She has a good combination of both the soft and hard thinking skills. A design expert with a Diploma in Design with special focus in Interior Spaces, she also has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce with a Specialization in Banking and Finance. A topper in the college, she has a Master's degree in Business Administration with a strong focus on organization development and ROI in Training. Right out of business school, she got an opportunity to work with an esteemed IT organization. She worked there as a facilitator and employee engager in the domain of Organization and Talent Development with special focus on creativity/Communication/Management/Team Building and Fresher Competencies.

Recently she has an upgrade in the educational profile, with a Certification in Gamification and Game design in Human Resources from the University of Brighton, United Kingdom.

I=mc2 is a project based learning venture dealing with curious minds who wish to creatively generate ideas. These ideas of learning are designed from multi-disciplinary perspectives of arts, management, design, research and future education. We focus on Individual and Organizational Development in creative thinking, design thinking, collaboration and environment creation that will cultivate an innovative idea.

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Mr. Sameer Gokhale- (MBA 1998 - 00)

Assistant Vice President, Reliance Life Insurance Company

Sameer has a wide experience wherein he worked for over 14 years in India & overseas across various industries like FMCG, BPO, Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Asset Management & Life Insurance in frontline & leadership functions for direct sales, channel sales, strategy, administration & business development. . He has a strong sales orientation and is extremely comfortable with numbers to be able decipher MIS, draw inferences, spot trends and make effective presentations. He did his MBA with marketing as his specialization.

Before joining Reliance Capital Life Insurance Company as Assistant Vice President - Premier Distribution, he was working at HSBC Asset Management (India) Pvt Ltd as Vice President and Regional Head. Sameer is a great professional guy with amazing channel management skills. He single handedly and tirelessly had risen the mid market segment channel at HSBC to greater heights.

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Ms. Sai Tembhekar (MBA 2009 - 11)

Owner - promoter, Plus One Ventures

She is a Founder of “Plus One Ventures” and founded the company in the year 2013 which specializes in organizing & conducting Events, Workshops & Trainings and Consulting (Music and Business) to small scale organizations.

She has also built capabilities for ‘Social Media Marketing’ and help SMEs to run Social Media initiatives to increase the customer reach and business growth. As part of various offerings, she has launched theme based musical concerts and performed over several appearances. Additionally, ‘Interactive Online Music Training Sessions’ and introduction of ‘Stress Management through Music’ program are new additions to the existing repertoire. The business generates revenue earning opportunities for Musicians, Music Arrangers, Singers, Decorators and other support associates. In addition to performances, she also manages other activities of business such as Finance, Public Relations and Marketing.

As part of Corporate Social Responsibility, Plus One Ventures organizes fund raising and entertainment concerts for Special care institutions such as Blind school, Orphanages, Old Age Homes, etc.

She herself is a renowned playback singer for Marathi Films like Ajintha, Kaalchankra, Nirop, Gho Mala Asla Havaand Bewaqt Barish. She also has brought out her own Album Aakash Peltana with Sadhana Sargam, Devki Pandit, Vaishali Samant and Neela Satyanarayan

She is favourite stage performer who had an opportunity to perform with Mangesh Padgaonkar and Arun Date in concert “Shukratara Mandwara” on multiple occasions and also with renowned singers Ravindra Sathe, Avadhoot Gupte, Anuradha Marathe, Saleel Kulkarni, Ashok Patki, Swapnil Bandodkar, BelaShende in various musical performances all over Maharasthra. The feather in cap was a performance with Hon. Asha Bhosale in the United States in concert ‘Mee Asha’.

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Mr. Amar Gadgil (MCM 2000 - 02)

QA Manager, Tata Consultancy Services – Canada

Amar, who is currently based in Toronto – Canada, started his career as a team leader with Mahindra Satyam and went on to join T-Systems as a QA leader. After a short stint in Cognizant Technology he moved to Tata Consultancy Services. With a strong 11+ years of extensive experience as a Quality Assurance professional, he has proven ability to direct and improve quality programs and improving overall efficiency and productivity. Amar’s key areas of expertise include scheduling, effort & cost estimation and managing projects from initiation to closure phase. Developing master test plan and test strategy with the help of requirement specification documents (BRD, FRD, SRS & RQSD) are also some of his strengths. He also is ISTQB foundation level Certified.

Amar’s professional contributions have been appreciated with many awards like Best performance award from TCS in the year 2014, “Excellence Corner” & “Pat on the Back” Award from Cognizant ( 2009) and "Pat On The Back" Award from Tech Mahindra in the year 2007. He has also received recognition from RBC for May maintenance release in the year 2013.

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Mr. Nilesh Divate (MBA 2010 - 12)

Proprietor, DW Greenewables

Nilesh is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from C.R.I.T, Vashi, Mumbai and was Working as an Assistant Manager in Reliance Energy, Andhra Pradesh for a period of four years. He has also completed an International certification course of “Supply chain Management (BSCM)” from “APICS-The Association for Operation Management” USA. After completing MBA (Operations) from MITSOM, Pune, Nilesh started his own venture, a sole proprietorship firm, DW Greenewables at Powai, Mumbai in August 2013.

DW Greenewables is a customized Solution Provider & System Integrator for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficient Products like Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Biomass Gasifier, Bio-gas System and LED Lights. DW Greenwables offers Consultation, Trading, Installation, Maintenance & After-sales services in green energy solutions. It deals in products like Solar Water Heater, Solar Cooker, Solar Water Pump, Solar PV System, Solar Lights & Lantern, Wind Power, LED Lights, Biomass Gasifier.

Nilesh is an effective leader which is reflected by the various activities that participated and lead in his college days.

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Mr. Pranav Dhodapkar (2001 - 03)

Consulting Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Pranav is a management graduate with finance as specialization and an SAP Certified Business Process Consultant. He has more than ten years of consulting experience in Banking and SAP Treasury and Risk Management and SAP Loans management. Not only that, he is a SAP Field Services Award winner for excellence in Project Delivery.

Consultative/Strategic Advisory/Implementation services delivered for SAP TRM solution to NABARD, Essar Group, GIC of India, ITC Ltd, GMR group, Tata Teleservices Ltd, Turkish Airlines are some highlights in his career.

His profile consists of pre-Sales, Solution Marketing skills, Client Engagement, Stakeholder Management, Project Management proficiency & hands on working knowledge on the offshore-onsite operating model; expertise with high level proposals and marketing collateral preparation.

After his B. Sc he went to pursue B. tech from Tech (Computer Systems) from Open University of British Columbia, followed by MBA in finance from MITSOM and then PMP and various SAP certifications.

He started his career with Aptech Solutions, moved on to work with United Western Bank and worked various renowned companies. The best exposure in his professional life came from SAP Global Services where he worked as a business process consultant in areas such as SAP functional consultant for SAP Treasury and Risk Management, SAP Loans Management and Banking Services.

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Ms. Priya Nevagi (MCA 2010 - 13)

Executive Director, Newton Software Pvt. Ltd.

She has pursued her Graduation & Post Graduation in Computer Application from MITSOM. She joined Newton Software Pvt Ltd in 2012.

She has recently won All India Achievers Award in Delhi for Outstanding Contributions to Industrial Developments.

Her company offers products from Construction ERP's to Manufacturing Visitor and Labor Management Systems.

Newton Software today branched out to more than 25 locations in India, UAE & US, and is also branching out in various other fields of customized software solutions to the corporate.

Priya manages a team of more than 25 sales executives and managers and have taken it upon herself to double their targets for the coming year.

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Mr. Pushkaraj Kulkarni (MCM 2001 - 03)

Manager, Enterprise Content Management, Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd

Pushkaraj V Kulkarni PMP®, Manager, Enterprise Content Management CoE at Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd. Has over 12 years of rich experience in IT Industry with depth hands on & detailed Knowledge of Project Execution and People Management. At present he is handling a team of 90 resources with 10 project leads and 5 technical hierarchs like SharePoint, .Net, LAMP etc.

His key responsibilities are CoE Resource management & development, Pre-sales activities like proposal creation and presentation, management of risks, issues and dependencies on multiple projects, working as the first point of escalation for any issues & providing quarterly status reports to the CXOs to name few.

Prior to joining Cybage, he has worked with Fortune Top companies like Capgemini and IBM. He has successfully managed and implemented numerous high value solutions for top most banks in the world like HSBC, Lloyds, Barclays and L&T Insurance to name few of them at various client places like India, Chicago, USA and London, GB.

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Ms. Shikha Kumari (MPM 2010 - 12)

Director- Brilizence Consultants

Shikha a student of first batch of MPM from MITSOM is a founder of Brilizence Consultants LLP, an executive search firm in Pune, India.

Brilizence consultant is a leading HR service provider firm based in Pune, Maharashtra India. Founded in 2013 by experienced and skilled management team; It provides quality recruitment services to our clients and a platform of opportunities for jobseekers.

Shikha always wanted to be an inspiration for others and helped in all manners to the peoples who were in search of jobs.

Being highly inspired by her father Mr Shyam Nandan Bhaght, Shikha struggled very hard to established her own venture. Each day of her journey was a new learning for her.

She is always hoping for best and now looking forward to explore her business opportunities.

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Mr. Manas Barpanda (2002 - 04)

Marketing Manager, Givaudan

He is a business leader with more than 10 years experience in variety of marketing, brand communication and business roles with companies like MEMW(Tata global beverages), General Mills. He is currently in the process of scaling up the marketing function for India sub-continent at Givaudan, which is one of world’s largest Flavors & Fragrance company.

Manas takes a lot of pride in building brand stewardship (be it Himalayan or Nature Valley or Pillsbury), unlocking consumer insights, developing relevant communication and building business in consumer packaged goods. He is a self confessed cubicle dweller during the day and philosopher at night.

He started his career with Network Advertizing and went on to become the brand manager at Mount Everest Mineral Water Ltd (A Tata Enterprise)

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Mrs. Riddhi S. Shah (MPM 2012 - 14)

Proprietor, Rolock Digital

While pursuing MPM from MIT School of Management, Riddhi started thinking about being an entrepreneur. And then she started looking for sources to start her own business where she thought of using her engineering knowledge and building up some technical product. Her sole purpose was to design and manufacture something that can be useful to the society. There she came up with this idea of developing a security system based on electronics. She wanted to make something unique and also at a reasonable price so that even an average man can secure his house using this system. And finally the security system was ready

The system provides with features such as:

  1. An electronic door lock,
  2. A video door phone with monitor,
  3. Digital password lock from outside,
  4. Facility to open the lock from the room,
  5. Alarm facility,
  6. Option for choosing your own password unlimited times,
  7. Facility of master password, in-case of original password lost,
  8. Free Installation,
  9. 1 year warranty.

Now, she is glad that ROLOCK DIGITAL system has been put up in row-houses, bungalows, and also flats. Also ROLOCK DIGITAL provides other security systems such as Audio door phones, RFID systems, biomedical locks, Intercom systems.

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Mr. Manish Khanolkar (MBA 2002 - 04)

Group Head – Learning & Development Arvind Mills

After his management graduation from MIT School of Management Manish completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource from XLRI. He is a certified Seven Habits trainer and is a certified trainer for English Language (CELTA) from Cambridge University. Currently he is the President of Amdavad Toastmasters Club and he has won numerous awards at the club, area and district level.

At Arvind Mills, Manish is responsible for the learning initiatives across 11 divisions of the company and 5 group companies. He has been with Arvind since December 2012 and has designed a number of key learning initiatives for Arvind Employees. Under his leadership Arvind initiated a Continuing Education Program (GROW) for its employees to continue their education while working. Numerous self-development workshops have been organized across the organization and across levels. He is leading a project to develop the Store Managers of The Arvind Stores (Retail Business of Arvind Mills). He is also working on developing mindset and improving the facilitation skills of the team of Arvind Agri-business which is based out of Akola and is working with the farmers in this region to develop sustainable agricultural production.

Manish has worked in the field of Learning & Development ever since his MBA. He moved into corporate training when he joined world renowned training organization TMI (Time Manager International). Based out of Delhi he worked as a consultant to numerous organization like PEPSI, Max Life Insurance, Godrej, Alcatel-Lucent, Frito-Lays, Maruti, Cicso to name a few. Some of his key projects were to help Interglobe Aviation set up a Learning Academy, drive a change initiative at VIP bags, help HCL on quality initiative etc.

Manish then joined MakeMyTrip in the talent development team. At MakeMyTrip he initiated numerous development and change initiatives and received the Stellar Achiever Award in October 2012 for his contribution to development of employees. He was instrumental in designing a new induction gamification experience for the new joiners at MakeMyTrip. This initiative was awarded as the best On-boarding Solution by People Matters magazine during the ‘2013 L&D Awards’.

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Ms. Sumitra Sarkar (MBA 2002 - 04)

Client Service Director Dentsu Communications

Sumitra, who always wanted to be in advertising field, got her break at Percept AMO after which she shifted to Grey Worldwide. She has over 10 years’ experience in advertising communication and brand management and has worked with agencies such as Lowe, Percept, Grey Worldwide, Network Advertising.

She is currently working with Dentsu Communications, a part of the Dentsu Aegis Network – one of the leading global media groups, head-quartered in New York.

She has been instrumental in launching and nurturing multiple brands across various categories – Garnier, iPill, Appy Fizz, BharatMatrimony, Panasonic Electricals, Jet Airways, Esprit, Pierre Cardin, ICICI, and many more.

She is responsible for oversees communication requirements for all the agency clients, with assistance from dedicated resources for respective clients and improve overall profitability of the agency branch through new client acquisitions and increased business from existing clients.

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Mr. Udaykumar Mathapati (MBA 2002 - 04)

Senior Onsite Program Manager Infosys - Irving, Texas

A Production Engineer and a MBA with close to 12+ years of experience in domestic and international projects with diverse competencies in Corporate Banking, Credit Risk Management, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Global transitions and KPO, Udaykumar is currently based in Irving – Texas.

Uday started his career in manufacturing sector as trainee Engineer in Pune. After spending year and half in manufacturing industry he moved to software industry. After a brief stint in Software marketing world, he moved on to do his MBA from MITSOM. He got campus placement and joined one of the largest private bank in their Corporate Banking division as Senior Credit Analyst. He spent 2 years in banking world before moving on to IT industry. He joined Infosys in year 2006 in Banking and Financial domain and worked for one of the largest Global Bank in Credit Risk Management area.

His work-profile till date includes managing transitions for various industries like Banking, Manufacturing, Emerging Markets across various functions (Finance and Accounting, Procurement, Helpdesk etc) for clients in Australia, US, Asia and Europe. Uday has successfully transitioned over 100 FTEs in last 2 years. Uday has been instrumental in conceptualizing ‘change Impact Analysis methodology’ in transition with involvement of client senior management team. It generated $0.5Mn cost saving for the client. He also has strategized harmonized global system processes in collaboration with client process owners that improved efficiency of global connect and resulted in $1.5Mn outsourcing benefit and led many knowledge sharing sessions / trainings on transitions with involvement of high stakeholders from process/industry domains.

He has been honored with many awards like High Performance Award (top 5% of organization strength) from CEO, Future Leader Club of the Organization, “Hall of Fame Award” in 2010 for significant contribution to transition team by leading complex transitions and brining highest customer satisfaction scores.

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Mr. Abhilash Verma (MBA 2003 - 05)

Deputy General Manager Cummins India Ltd

An electronics engineer and a management graduate, Abhilash also is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and has almost 10 years’ experience in the field of IT Risk Management, IT Governance and Information Security. He has executed and managed onsite international overseas projects across the world with six key onsite projects in United States of America, three in Middle East and other regions like Europe, China and many in India.

He has worked in the field of IT Security and have handled project related to IT Security audit and consulting, Risk Management, ISO 27001 Reviews, and Third Party Vendor Assessment. I have knowledge and worked on different framework which includes ISO 27001, COBIT, ITIL, SAM.

After completing is MBA – Systems from MIT SOM in 2005, Abhilash joined AVI Consultancy Services as a System Analyst and then moved to join “Haribhakti Group” which is one of the biggest Accounting firm in India and was part of the Information System Risk Management Department where he learned the art of IT Audit and Risk Management and was based out of Mumbai office. After two years in this firm, he joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited in Enterprise Risk Management department and was working from Mumbai office. This is where he developed the cross cultural working skills and leadership qualities by conducting audits and providing consultancy services to leading global and Indian companies. Since past two and half years he is associated with Cummins India Limited and based in Pune.

In his current organization as an IT Audit Leader he is responsible for conducting IT Risk Assessment and Managing IT Audit in EMEA and APAC region and ensuring that the global best practices are implemented and IT Risk are mitigated.

Overall he has Experience in conducting IT audit and providing IT Consultancy services for different industry segment like BFSI, Stock Exchange, Hotels, Manufacturing, Contracting, Dealers etc.

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Mr. Ashutosh Jhunjhunwala (MBA 2004 - 06)

Senior Vice President, Vantage Insurance Brokers and Risk Advisors Pvt Ltd

An alumnus of the 2004 MBA batch, Ashutosh started his career with Vantage as a Personal Financial Consultant. Within a short span of 18 months, he went on to lead a branch for the organisation. He soon rose up the corporate ladder and went on to set up an international location for the company.

He returned back to the country in 2009 and has since been involved in the corporate insurance business division of Vantage. In his current role, he leads the team in Pune Head Office and is also involved in some of the corporate and strategic functions of the organisation.

He practices longer term strategies while investing, and has been a regular long term investor in the equity markets, without thinking too much on the short term movements. He says that investing regularly has helped him in being disciplined in the other walks of his life.

Ashutosh places high value on ethics and integrity and is a team player and a motivator. He surely believes and practices the most important characteristic that every leader needs to possess – of thinking long term & ahead of time’ which has enabled him to implement innovative strategies in providing Business solutions for clients.

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Mr. Shrinivas G Prabhu (MBA 2004 - 06)

Training Consultant, Dale Carnegie

Shrinivas is a certified management and Digital Marketing professional with over 9 years of experience in Brand Management, Marketing Communication, Insights and Trade Marketing. He is currently working as a training Consultant with Dale Carnegie and is one of the most passionate trainer around.

He Worked with Videocon in the Corporate Brand and Marketing Communication Department for India-A operations. And then worked with Airtel as a Product Manager for Small and Medium Enterprise Segment for the South Hub of Airtel, He was also associated with Reliance Communications as a Asst Brand Manager for the Mah-Goa Circle and Launched Reliance BIG TV Successfully in Maharashtra & Goa. Later in 2009 the Corporate Brand Team of Reliance invited him to Join the Corporate Team and entered the Mecca of Reliance in the Business Head Quarter Tower of Dhiru Bhai Ambani Knowledge City. To have a Seat in the BHQ of Reliance would always remain one of his greatest achievements in life.

He was appointed as a Head of Brand for Mah-Goa Operations and successfully launched Brand Uninor in the region. His capabilities earned him the achievement of being the only brand manager of Telenor India to represent at the Global Telenor Brand Academy in the year 2010 and later in 2011 became MD of Telenor.

In 2012 he joined Vodafone India as a head of Brand in their Mah-Goa Circle and worked as Head of Brand, Marketing Communication & Insights at Vodafone India Limited, Mah-Goa Region.

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Mr. Pratyush P (MBA 2006 - 08)

Senior Strategist, Persistent Systems

As Senior Strategist- Marketing at Persistent Systems, Pratyush heads the offshore arm of the corporate marketing team at Persistent. Pratyush’s role involves overseeing a team that formulates and implements creative marketing strategies which showcase the expertise and thought leadership of various business units across Persistent.

He also drives the Analyst Relations function and is responsible for driving conversations, with industry analysts and influencers, to highlight key service offerings, thought leadership and success stories.

He began his career with Persistent as an intern in 2008 and over the past 6 years has been working across various roles within the marketing team to set up functions like Branding, Demand Generation, Social Media, Digital Marketing & Events.

Pratyush holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering & an MBA in Marketing from Pune University. Outside of work, He is a photography enthusiast as well as an avid reader.

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Mr. Robin Varughese (MBA 2006 - 08)

Credit Risk Analyst, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Robin started his career with Asit C. Mehta Investment Intermediates Ltd. and went on to join Dubai First P.J.S.C as a credit analyst. He has more than five years of intensive experience in risk analysis, credit and debt management. Being result oriented, self motivated and resourceful Finance professional with hands on experience over various Banking fields he quickly jumped the career ladder.

His current bank responsibilities include studying applications for credit facilities, analyzing proposals and presenting credit studies with recommendations for acceptance or rejection of the proposals, conducting market analysis and evaluation for syndicated loans, keeping abreast of the legal, compliance and market-risk-related issues involved in the approval of credit. He has contributed to the improvement of credit structures and policies by providing feedback on issues that affect credit decisions taken by senior management.

Prior to ADCB he was working with Dubai First (a consumer Finance company) owned by First Gulf Bank, in the Credit Initiation department.

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Mr. Sankalp Tiwari (MBA 2006 – 08)

Head – Human Resources, Mahindra Brothers

After his management graduation in 2008 he got placed in TMI Group as Assistant Manager – Talent Acquisition through an open campus held at Bharti Vidyapeeth competing with 300 odd people applying for the same post. As a consultant he worked with various industries like engineering, automobiles, BFSI, chemical, pharma etc. in the field of Talent Acquisition, Management & Development. He also got the opportunity to work in areas of strategic HR & OD.

In 2009 I moved to Triton Group an Indian MNC where he got the opportunity to work as Corporate HR, Handling the entire responsibility of 3000 employees based globally. He worked in international markets understanding different concepts, standards and off course people. In 2011 he joined Shemaroo and entered in Media & Entertainment Industry. My core responsibilities became driving the change management throughout the organization as they were going for several transformations. Within two and a half years we were able to create a fully evolved HR function from scratch.

Based on these achievements, in 2014 he got to work for Mahindra Brothers, one of the largest companies in the world with a turnover of more than two billion USD dealing in Diamond Trade, Manufacturing, Exports & Jewelry. Today he is Head the Human Resources for the Group, driving strategic HR initiatives for the group entities managing a global work force of more than 9000 people.

He was twice awarded with “Outstanding Performance Award” – TMI Group and “PMS Process Leadership Award” – Triton Group

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Mr. Ritesh Bhusari (MBA 2007 - 09)

Manager Treasury Federal bank

Management graduate with specialization in finance, Ritesh was always interested in treasury as a profile and he was fortunate enough to get a break at Federal Bank.

His current job portfolio consists of actively managing bank’s proprietary SLR investment portfolio with the help of risk management statistical tools like Duration, PVBP, Convexity, YTM, yield curve analysis and in compliance with internal and regulatory guidelines. It also involves prudently trading in Sovereign Debt Securities likes Central Government Securities (G-Sec), Treasury Bills(T-bill), State Development Loans (SDL) and various fund raising avenues like LAF, Market Repo, Call & CBLO to make trading gains for the bank.

During these years he could make quick progress and got to learn technical aspects about treasury management like collect, maintain, and analyze various Global / Domestic MACRO and MICRO data points like WPI, CPI, IIP, GDP, CAD, BoP, Trade data, Capital flows, Government’s fiscal plans, RBI’s monetary Reviews, FOMC policy decision and ECB monetary policy in order to identify potential trading & investment opportunities in sovereign debt market. He is required to prepare presentation coverage and internal notes on the latest developments of the Economy and Financial Markets on routine basis.

Ritesh carried an academic orientation since his graduation days which is evidenced by the fact that he won 2nd prize in National Level Technical Paper Presentation Competition for a paper on “CAT in Automotives” held at Walchand College of Engg. Sangli.

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Consultant, Nihilent Technologies Private Limited, Pune

Although a recent pass-out, Manish has quickly grown up the ladder. He Joined Nihilent Technologies in Feb 2011. Since then, he earned a chance to gain expertise in Strategy Execution, Business Process Reengineering, Performance Management Consulting, Business Analysis, Financial analysis, Knowledge Management and Competency assessments.

He has successfully lead team of consultants on Enterprise transformation projects for clients across various domains. His key focus is on building capabilities around Strategy Formulation and Execution in Nihilent.

Manish has been receiving award every year since he has joined the firm. In 2011 he was the winner of the Nihilent Innovation Award and also the Standard Bank – True Blue Award. He is a recipient of Special appreciation awards from clients and organization for exceptional delivery performance and value additions on projects. He has also been awarded “Associate of the Year” 2013-14 for continuous outstanding contribution nominated and further for the same award consecutively in the second year. In addition he has

He conducts multiple training programs for lateral teams and new joinees as part of capacity building. His core competencies involve Business Assessment and Strategic Planning.

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Mr. Satish Chavan (MBA 2001 - 03)

President Product Engineering Services at e-Zest Solutions Ltd

Satish Chavan is President of Product Engineering Services at e-Zest Solutions Ltd, a global IT Services Company. Satish has essayed a pivotal role at e-Zest through conceptualization and development of multiple products and enterprise solutions for users. His corporate journey started with pre-sales. Throughout his career, he has handled delivery management roles as well. His current role entails involvement in pre-sales, bid management, customer engagement, business propositions and consulting.

Satish is a vital cog in the e-Zest wheel thanks to his years of experience and rich understanding of various development methodologies. He is a certified SCRUM Master and agile practitioner. His interest areas are business strategy, organizational development and startups. Before pursuing his Post Graduation in Management from MITSOM, he completed a degree in Computer Science. He is passionate about cars and reading. His work ethic serves as a huge inspiration for the knowledge workers at e-Zest.

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Mr. Jyotirmay Bapat (MBA 1998 - 00)

HR Technology Head, Emirates NBD - Dubai, UAE

Jyotirmay Bapat is a professional with a strong mix of Business and Technology experience. His experience spans across various roles viz: HR Consulting, ERP implementations, Solution Consulting, HR Outsourcing and Line HR.

Currently, he heads the HR technology function with Emirates NBD. The role focuses on new HR initiatives to automate processes. He also heads the HR technology transition for new Acquisitions for ENBD.

In his last assignment he was working as a Product specialist-HCM, ORACLE, APAC where he has done solutions consulting on Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Fusion and Taleo to some of the renowned Banks and groups in India.

Prior to this he has worked as Group Head HR for Thermax Ltd., wherein he had hands on experience in human resource management. Mr. Bapat has been associated also with various HR Forums and contributes to thought leadership in the HCM Domain.

He is a Statistics (Hons) graduate with triple PG in Marketing, Systems and HR from Pune University. He is currently a research student on “Impact of Organization Culture on People, Process, Structure and Strategy during an M&A”

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Mr. Jayram Subramaniyam (MBA 2002 - 04)

Senior Project Manager – Regulatory Projects, Deutsche Bank

Currently settled in London, Jairam has a professional career spanning 14 years across Investment Banking, Retail Banking and Auditing. Jayram is well versed with all stages of the project life cycle and has successfully delivered multiple projects across multiple domains within Front Office, Finance, Operations and IT. He has led the transitioning of project and line roles across the globe and has set up project & line teams in India.

In addition to his management graduation with finance specialization, he also is ACA (Part Qualified) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has done Prince 2 (Foundation) which is a Project Management Certification.

His rich and varied experience across Regulatory & other domains provides him the platform to manage large work streams/ programs. His earlier experience consists of working with Royal Bank of Scotland as a Senior Business Analyst. The role spanned across the entire project life cycle and involved working with various business areas and coming up with an overall strategy to achieve STP from the front office source system to the General Ledger (GL). The role also involved project managing a specific work stream in co-ordination with the Programme Manager and escalating the relevant risks/ issues to the Project Governance Board.

He started his career with a stint in HSBC (London) as a Senior Business Analyst / Project Manager which included managing change across all relevant collateral systems and processes with respect to OTC products for US and EMEA clients. The solution involved implementing change across Front Office (FO), Collateral, Settlement, Reconciliation and Finance systems.

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Mr. Mayuresh Kadu (MCM 2000 - 02)

Application Support and Development Engineering Manager, Affinion International- UK

Mayuresh has 14 years of technical experience in IT. Most of these have been focused around Siebel CRM. He is specialize at understanding, designing and helping improve system architecture for software that allows multiple systems to exchange information - Integration Architecture (EAI). He has been involved in all stages of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and worked with most of the popular delivery models.

Mayuresh has also spent the last decade working with organizations in several domains. Prominent of these are Pharma, Finance, Telecom, Public Sector and at present Marketing. This has let him work with internal and external teams of various sizes spanning several cultures, countries and time zones - often at the same time.

Over the period he acquired the experience of working on several platforms, frameworks and programming paradigms. In the process he received certifications for Siebel 7, Microsoft, Sun (for Java) and others (Brainbench, etc).

In recent years, he found himself managing teams of varying sizes. He is also studying various non-IT skills accounting, finance, etc with an aim to improve his appreciation of the non-technical aspects of running an organization.

His managerial aim is to help people who work for him to enjoy their work, grow professionally and deliver better value to the organization.

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Mr. Hrushikesh Bhakare (MBA 2004 - 06)

Manager - Purchase Walchandnagar Industries Ltd.

Having completed MBA in Production and Materials with a base qualification as a Mechanical Engineer he got a break through campus placement in a reputed M/s. Forbes Gokak, Mumbai.

But he was destined to work in Purchase department of a Pune based reputed company called M/s. Walchandnagar Industries Ltd., whose presence in the field of Aerospace & missiles is well known owing to the recent Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan missions in which it played a major role.

His initial assignments included purchasing of various bought-out equipments for Cement plants in India and abroad. Later, his portfolio was expanded to include procurement of bought-outs for Mineral Processing which also included Technical interaction with Roche Mining, Australia and handling imports of critical equipments. After recognising his potential, his repertoire was further enhanced for buying major equipments for Boiler and Sugar Industries. His spend had crossed 100 crores by this time.

Recently, he was further challenged by his management by elevating him to the position of Head Purchase for Cement Division. He now looks after all bought-outs and sub-contacted items like castings, forgings and fabrication of heavy equipments for Cement plants. In his own words, “managing a team at two different locations viz. Walchandnagar Works and Pune is crucial for effectively completing the task at hand”.

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