Prof. Pankaj Gupta
Director, Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management, Bangalore (SIBM-B)

Prof. Pankaj Gupta is a Certified Cost & Management Accountant, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) Calcutta. He is an alumnus of Lucknow University and IIM Ahmedabad. He is currently pursuing research in the area of Strategic Cost Management and Activity based Costing. He was awarded Fulbright Research Fellowship for doing research in US. Prior to joining SIBM Bangalore as Director, he was working with IIM Kozhikode as Faculty in the area of Finance & Accounting and as Chairman of International Relations. He also served IMT Ghaziabad and ICSI, New Delhi. Dr Gupta has consulted many leading corporate including Maruti, Dabur, GE Capital, Ericsson, Electrolux, NTPC, LIC and Genpact.

Dr. Indira J. Parikh
Founder President of Foundation for Liberal and Management Education, Pune

Prof. Parikh was the Dean of IIM Ahmedabad from 2002 to 2005 and Professor of Organizational Behaviour Area at the Institute. She is the Founder Member of Sumedhas: The Academy for Human Context. She is also on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, and graces several other organizational and academic boards. She has a Masters in Education from Rochester and a Ph.D. from Gujarat University.

  Mr. Natarajan Radhakrishnan
Vice President, Business Consulting Technology Solution

Natarajan Radhakrishnan has over 21 years of experience in Financial Services as well as Consulting industry. Nat is the Offshore Practice Leader & VP for Cognizant Business Consulting (CBC). Prior to joining Cognizant, Nat worked in iNautix Technologies (CSFB group) and Deutsche Bank group. In addition, Nat spent 7 years in the Investment Banking sector in areas like Brokerage & offshore Fund Management prior to his IT stint. Nat has a PGDM degree from IIM Ahmedabad and he also has a CFA degree. Nat represents Cognizant in the India Regional Committee of the "Securities & Investment Institute" promoted by the London Stock Exchange.
  Mr. Muralidhar Rao,
CEO, Future Human Development Ltd. (Future Group)

In his last role as President of NIS Sparta, Mr Rao oversaw the launch and scaling up of significant educational initiatives and was associated with the conceptualization and implementation of several corporate academies. Mr. Rao is on the panel of speakers for institutes such as Faculty of Management Sciences at IIT - Delhi, CII, ASSOCHAM, National HRD Network and FICCI on HR, CRM and ERM related issues. He has created learning solutions and conducted training programmes for top management teams in leading organizations spanning across sectors including telecom, banking, insurance, manufacturing and services.
Mr. Harpreet Singh
Director, Educomp Raffles Higher Education Ltd.

Mr Harpreet Singh is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad. Prior to joining the Educomp Raffles Group, Harpreet Singh has worked with HDFC Bank, Mumbai as the Country Head - NRI Business & Wealth Advisory Services, Centurion Bank of Punjab as the Business Director Wealth Management, Distribution and loans.

Prof. P Bala Bhaskaran
Vice President,Everonn Business Education Limited

Prof P Bala Bhaskaran is a graduate in technology from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India and a post-graduate from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India. He has 18 years of corporate experience in various capacities in India. He has been associated with IBS Ahmedabad, a Business School focusing on post-graduate management education, for more than a decade. The last position he held was as Director of the B School. At present he is Vice President with Everonn Business Education Ltd looking after the Global School of Business project. He has published several articles/research papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has published 4 edited books. His areas of interest include, finance, entrepreneurship, and business strategy. He has been conducting workshops on case method of teaching to faculty members in India and abroad.
Dr.  Praveen Sharma
Director, MBA Program, NIIT University

Dr Praveen Sharma is a management professional with nearly 20 years of work experience in various organizations. After working for several years in State Bank of India, he moved on to the education industry. He was appointment as Director of Accman Institute of Management, Greater Noida, in 2007. He has also worked as Director of Pearl Academy, Dean of RIT and Head Academics of Le Magnus University (Icfai Group).
Prof. Sanjay Gupta
Dean (Academics),Centum Learning Bharti group

Prof Gupta is a bachelor and doctoral degree holder from IIT Delhi, winner of IIT’s silver medal and two national awards for his doctoral work. He was formerly a Senior Professor and Dean of an Institute of National Importance with pan-India presence, credited with introduction of several new programmes at bachelors, masters and doctoral level besides extension & outreach activities. He has been a prolific speaker, author, editor and consultant to national and international organizations, having over 70 publications to his credit. He has also been a member of committees & bodies at national/ international level like ASSOCHAM, CII, IFFTI, BIS, besides being on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. As Dean (Academics) at Centum U, Prof. Gupta is providing overall academic direction and leadership in Centum’s pursuit of excellence in higher education.
Dr. Shubhada Rao
Chief Economist, YES BANK

Prior to joining YES BANK, Shubhada has worked with Kotak Institutional Equities as Chief Economist, with Bank of Baroda as Economist with Risk Management and as Head, Economic Advisory at CRISIL Advisory Services. She also served as Chief Economist with Times Bank. She began her career in banking with ICICI Bank in their planning and treasury department after completing a PhD in Economics from the University of Mumbai. She is a member of YES Bank’s Asset and Liabilities Committee (ALCO). Her views are often aired on domestic and international electronic and print media like CNBC, NDTV Profit, BBC World, Bloomberg Outlook, Business Today and many others.
Bharat Gulia
Senior Manager, Business Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

Bharat Gulia is a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young’s Business Advisory Services and focuses on consulting to the education sector. He has consulted several leading education sector players, both Indian and International, in developing growth strategies and improving performance. He has also assisted corporate groups to enter the education sector as well as private equity funds to invest in education companies. Bharat has co-authored several reports on the Education Sector including the FICCI-EY study on ‘Making the Higher Education Sector Future Ready’ and the EDGE-EY study on “Private Enterprise in Indian Higher Education”.
Mr. Vinay Hebbar
MD, Harvard Business Publishing, India

Vinay Hebbar is the Managing Director of Harvard Business Publishing in India, responsible to drive strategy and growth in the region for the all its market groups, viz. Higher Education, Corporate Learning and the Harvard Business Review Group. Vinay has led the set up of the India operations for Harvard Business Publishing, building the local team, and transitioning into new business models to maximize impact in the region. Prior to joining Harvard Business Publishing, Vinay was the Managing Director for Wolters Kluwer in India, and a Senior Manager with Arthur D. Little's strategy consulting team based in Singapore. Vinay completed his undergraduate degree in Commerce from Bombay University and is a rank holding Chartered Accountant. He subsequently earned an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management and Marshall School of Business at the Univ. of Southern California.
Mr. Michael Cruz
Vice-President/Regional Manager, Emerald Group Publishing

Michael Cruz is the Vice-President and Regional Manager (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal) for Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, the UK based Global Leader in Management Research Publishing. Michael has over 18 years of experience in Educational Publishing for the Higher Education and Professional market segments. Prior to joining Emerald, Michael was with Tata McGraw-Hill Education in various capacities with his last position as the General Manager: Marketing for Higher Education for the Indian Sub-continent. Michael is an alumnus of Loyola College, Chennai and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is based out of Delhi.
Dr. KK Jain
Head - Organizational Behaviour & HRM Area, IIM Indore

Dr. Kamal K. Jain is a faculty in the Area of OB & HR. He is presently chairman of the Area. He Chairs the Fellow Program in Management at IIM Indore. He joined IIM Indore in September 2007. Prior to joining IIM Indore, he was working as Professor of Strategic Management/HR with University Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia. He worked in this university for more than 5 years. He holds Ph. D. and M. Com from Agra University During his 32 years of teaching career he has held various academic and administrative positions. He has taught courses like Management, Organizational Policy and Strategy, Human Resource Management, Managerial Leadership, Collective Bargaining and Negotiation, and Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management. He is a visiting faculty with Academy Access, a Finland based educational institute. He conducts regular management development programmes on themes like team building, conflict resolution, inter personal effectiveness, leadership, negotiation, performance management, talent management etc. His research interest is in the area of leadership, knowledge sharing, and academic entrepreneurship.
  Key Speakers  
Mr. Salman Khurshid, Honorable Minister of State (Ind. Charge) for Corporate Affairs, Govt of India  
Dr Bakul Dholakia, former Director, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Padma Shri awardee  
Dr Srikant M Datar, Senior Associate Dean & Director of Research at Harvard Business School .  
Mr. Manish Sabharwal, Chairman, TeamLease and Member of Prime Minister’s Skill Development Mission  
Dr Debashis Chatterjee, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode  
Dr. David A Wilson,
President and CEO, GMAC
Mr. Raman Roy
CMD, Quattro BPO Solutions & ‘Father of Indian BPO Revolution’
Mr. S.Y. Siddiqui, Managing Executive Officer & Administration (HR, Finance & IT) Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.  
Dr N Ravichandran, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Indore  
Mr. Ramesh Nava
Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Japan & Africa, Prometric
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