Visiting Faculty


Anil Anand Pathak

Ph.D. (Psychology)

Dr. Anil Anand Pathak is Associate Professor and Chair of OB Area at the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He started his teaching career on a whole time basis in July 2001 at FORE School of Management, New Delhi. In 2002, he was awarded Ph.D. in Psychology from Nagpur University, Nagpur. In early 2004, Dr. Pathak joined MDI Gurgaon as Assistant Professor. During the last 15 + years at MDI Gurgaon, Dr. Pathak has been contributing to teaching, training, research, consultancy and academic administration. Dr. Pathak’s interest mostly lies in MDPs. He is thickly involved in training the executives from Private, Public and Government sector at all levels both in classroom as well as for outbound training. Dr. Pathak imparts training on themes such as Understanding Self, Personal, Interpersonal and Managerial Effectiveness, Team Building, Motivation, and Leadership. In 2012, he was awarded the “Best Trainer” at MDI Gurgaon. Dr. Pathak has held various academic administrative positions like, Chair- PGHR, Chair- Student Affairs, Warden – Boys Hostel & Chair - OB Area. Dr. Pathak’s research interest lies mostly on Personality, Careers and Leadership. Dr. Pathak has completed long duration consulting projects for various organizations on themes like Manpower Planning, CSR Evaluation, HR Audit.



Archana Tyagi

Ph.D. (Psychology)

Dr Archana Tyagi work experience includes- as Professor of OB/HRM at IMT Ghaziabad, 1993-2007; UBIS (University of Business and International Studies), Geneva, 2008-2013 as an adjunct Associate professor; IMT Centre for Distance Learning, 2011-2013 as a full time Professor, OB/HR; current association with IIM Kashipur and NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education as an Adjunct faculty; with Your as an advisor; and a Coach with Leaders Today, Switzerland. She established Meemansa Consultancy in July 2013 to help consulting services in areas of process improvement, organizational development and strategic planning. Worked extensively with public and private sector in coaching, counseling, training and consulting. She has publications in refereed national and international journals and authored a book on Organizational Behaviour. She is an MA and PhD in Psychology; Clinical Psychologist from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi; certified practitioner of Bar-On EQ-i 2.0 (Emotional Quotient Inventory) & EQ 360); qualified consultant of Big Five (Center for Applied Cognitive Studies (CentACS)); accredited trainer of MBTI and Step II- Expanded Analysis Report (EAR); DISC; and done ‘Entrepreneurial Motivation Training’ (EMT) from NIESionionBUD. Received assessor certification on Competency Mapping by SHL UK and awarded certification by 'Grid International Inc'. She is also ICF Certified (ACC) Coach.



Ashok Pratap Arora

Fellow, IIM Ahmedabad

Prof. Ashok Pratap Arora has taught at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, many other IIMs. University of Allahabad and over 30 Indian and foreign institutions including University of Bocconi, Milano, Masters of International Business, at University of Trieste, University of Torino, Torino, Italy and European Business School, Germany. He had been India Chair Professor at Lagos Business Svchool, Nigeria.

He has also worked as Marketing Research Manager in Marketing Services Agency.

He has served in the boards of several organisations including Calcutta Stock Exchange, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and Learning Universe.

He has provided consultation to over thirty organisations in the areas of retailing and marketing including Cooksons Ltd., Government of India, IMRB, Hindustan Levers Ltd (Indian part of Unilever), India Steamship Ltd. Norwegian development agency (NORAD), Reserve Bank of India, Henkel Italia, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, J.K Synthetics Ltd., BPL Ltd. ACC Ltd., Maruti Udyog Ltd., Punjab National Bank, National Petroleum Management Programme, Cybermedia Research (India) Ltd., Grasim Industries Ltd. and Mettler Toledo Ltd. He has conducted over sixty Management Development Programmes/ He has published several articles and case studies in the areas of Marketing and Strategic Management. He has guided several Ph.D. scholars at Indian Institute of management Calcutta as well as Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.



Ashutosh Dash


Dr Dash, a member of Accounting and Finance area at Management Development Institute (MDI), has taught Business Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Strategic Cost Management, International Financial Reporting and Management Accounting at various premier institutes including MDI Gurugram; Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong; National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM); School of Management, KIIT University; IIM Kozhikode (as Adjunct Faculty); IIM Kashipur (as visiting Faculty); IIM Rohtak (as visiting Faculty); IIM Amritsar (as visiting Faculty); and IIM Jammu (as visiting Faculty).



Asit K Barma

Ph.D., Faculty of Management Studies, University of Madras

An IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, and a National Scholar, having done the Global Business Leadership program from Harvard Business Publishing, Dr Asit has 33 years of industry and academic experience. Currently he is the Director and Professor at Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy. Prior to this he taught at Jagdish Sheth School of Management, Bangalore and IMT Ghaziabad. Dr Asit played senior leadership roles at ValueLabs, Hinduja Tech, Tech Mahindra and CMC Ltd (now TCS). He has a rich industry experience across diverse business functions like Sales; Strategy and Marketing; International Business Development; Product Marketing. Credited with building several successful corporate brands, he steered marketing function to be a strong business enabler, having activated several integrated marketing campaigns and account based marketing strategy generating significant leads and client acquisitions. He worked with the Guru of Services Marketing, Dr. A Parasuraman, to develop the first Index of Service Excellence in India (iSEI) on the similar line as the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) or Service Excellence Index in Singapore (SEISg). He is currently working with Dr Parasuraman on a project to assess consumers’ technology readiness in India. Dr Asit’s expertise lies in the intersection of industry consulting, teaching and research. Subjects he teaches include Marketing Strategy, Digital Business, Digital Marketing, Services Marketing, IT Sales and Marketing. His research agenda includes Service Excellence, Digital and society. On the board of multiple national and international academic and industry bodies, he effectively built and sustained strong relationships with stakeholders in varied business ecosystems comprising customers, industry associations, analysts, investors, media, academia, and government. He has also been instrumental in guiding CII, FICCI-Tamil Nadu State Council, NASSCOM and the Society of Automotive Engineers in preparing several key concept notes and policy recommendations.



Bikramjit Rishi

Post Doctorate (Funded by European Union)

Prof. (Dr.) Bikramjit Rishi holds Post Doctorate (Funded by European Union) Ph.D. and MBA. He has more than 18 years’ professional experience and currently an Associate Professor (Marketing) at Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, India. His areas of research are Marketing orientation, shopping behavior (online/offline), digital marketing, social media marketing and marketing of higher education. His major focus in research is both quantitative and qualitative methods. Apart from teaching, research, and training, he has also served in editorial advisory positions, conference advisory committees and made a significant contribution to the success and growth of marketing discipline. He has 35 referred research papers, nine book chapters, 7 cases, 40 conference papers, and three books, including one edited book on Social Media Marketing and one textbook on Social Media Marketing is under publication with Sage. He has presented research papers in several reputed national/international conferences in India and abroad and also has chaired sessions in national and international conferences. He has also given keynote addresses in many national conferences in India. He has delivered guest talks/ invited presentations in several Top Business Schools in India and abroad. Due to his significant contribution, he has been conferred by Emerging Marketing Scholar (Academy of Marketing Science), 2011. He was Faculty Fellow, at 3rd AMA (American Marketing Association) Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium, IMT Dubai (UAE), January 18 – 20, 2015. He was also the Faculty Fellow at 4th AMA (American Marketing Association) Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium, IMT Ghaziabad, January 07-09, 2016. He was the Conference Co-Chair for the 2014 International Conference on Technology and Business Management (ICTBM) Organized by AIMS international and held at American University in the Emirates, Dubai, on March 24 -26, 2014. He was also the Organizer of the 2015 Annual Conference of the Emerging Markets Conference Board, January 20 -22, 2015, IMT Dubai. He was also the faculty fellow at 7th AMA (American Marketing Association) Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium at MICA, Ahmedabad held on January 4-6, 2019.

He has directed many learning and development programs for executives. The programs has been designed for Hindustan Coca- Cola Beverages Private Limited (HCCBPL), Apollo Tyres Limited, APL Apollo Tubes Limited, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), RITES Limited, Defense Research, and Development Organization (DRDO) and Jubilant Food Works Limited. The various topics which have been addressed in these programs include Marketing Leadership, Strategic Customer Management, Social Media Marketing, Building Customer Orientation Organization, Effective Selling Skills, Customer Service Skills, Understanding Customer Journey, Customer Experience Management and Sales Leadership. He has been recently empaneled as a Senior Consultant with National Productivity Council, New Delhi.



Debabrata Das

Ph.D, SJM School of Management, IIT Bombay.

Debabrata Das is an Assistant Professor in the area of Decision Sciences & Information Systems at National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai. He did his Ph.D from SJM School of Management, IIT Bombay. His research and teaching interest revolve around Quantitative Techniques, Supply Chain Modelling and Optimization, Multi-Criteria Decision Making, System Dynamics, Reverse Logistics, Closed-loop Supply Chain Management. Before embarking into Ph.D, he completed his Master’s degree from Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and also worked as a Risk Analyst for two years in Citi Group Global Services Ltd. He has published his work in reputed international journals such as International Journal of Production Research, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Journal of Cleaner Production, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of Multi‐Criteria Decision Analysis.



Deepak Jain

MBA, IIM Ahmedabad

Deepak has an overall experience of over 10 years after completing his engineering from IIT Roorkee and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. He started his post MBA career with analyzing companies' creditworthiness at ICRA and then joined the Education focused fund at IREO (a 2 billion USD fund). Post that he has been working on his own ventures across Online Fashion, Media and Digital Marketing. Currently, he is working as a product lead at Times Internet.





Dr Harsh Vardhan Samalia has done his PhD (in the area of Strategic Management and Intellectual Property Rights) and Masters in Business Administration from ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, an institute of national importance. He has received his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Madhav Institute of Technology & Science, Gwalior (one of the oldest Engineering College in Madhya Pradesh, India founded in year 1957). He is serving as an Associate Professor at IIM Shillong from last 7+ years and has more than 16 years of rich experience in teaching and research. Dr Samalia has more than 40+ research publications to his credit which include some of the top journals in the area of management. He is an avid sportsperson who likes to play badminton and football.



Imran Saleem


Prof. Imran Saleem, Former Vice Chancellor, started his journey to teaching profession as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Commerce, AMU, Aligarh on March 10, 1992. He has served as Professor & Dean, Faculty of Management and Head Department of Management at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. He was elevated to the position of Vice Chancellor, of Singhania University, Rajasthan and served there for about two years. Prof. Saleem has also served as Head of Department under World Bank Project, Consultant under Social Service Agreement, United Nations and also as Consultant Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.
Prof. Saleem has excellent academic career with PG Merit Gold Medal, PG Merit Scholarship and JRF NET etc to his credit. His core area of specialization is Human Capital Management. His major research are includes Entrepreneurship and Human resource Management. Prof. Saleem has published six books and large number of research papers in the reputed national and international Peer Reviewed/ Indexed journals.



Kirti Sharma


Dr. Kirti Sharma holds a Ph.D in Services Marketing, Masters in Marketing Technology and Bachelors’ in Science. She has an experience of around 19 years. Before joining academics she has worked in companies like Cipla limited, Thompson Consumer Electronics and Oracle India for 4.5 years. She has been in academics for 15 years now. She has been keenly involved in research centered on consumer behavior, marketing in emerging economies, marketing of services, healthcare marketing, social marketing and advertising management. She has done her Ph.D in ‘customer perception and satisfaction in life insurance services’. She is a visiting professor to University of Business and Economics, WU, Vienna. She has been nominated as a Non-official member for designing the ‘communication strategy’ by Ministry of Statistical Programme Implementation, Govt. of India. She has been involved in consulting assignments for MSME, Government of India. She is an honorary consultant to Khadi and Village industries, Govt. of India. She has recently completed a consulting project titled ‘Evaluation study of PMEGP scheme’ for Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises, Government of India. She is working as a consultant to develop ‘coffee table books’ for various cities of Haryana for the Dept of Urban Local Bodies, Govt. of Haryana. She has published many papers in National and International journals. She has published cases with Richard IVEY publishing. She has conducted training programmes for companies like Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Department of Science and Technology Government of India, Punjab and National Bank, Engineers India Limited, Jindal Stainless, BSES Rajdhani, Indian Forest Services, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Greenply Industries, Mother Dairy, Cannon India, KVIC and KVIB, GOI, LIC of India etc. She has been teaching courses like: International marketing with a focus on emerging markets, Consumer Behavior and Advertising management. She is on the reviewing board of Inderscience Journals, IIMB, EMAC and Elsevier Journals.



Manas Paul

Ph.D., IGIDR Mumbai

Doctorate in Economics with 18+ years of post-Ph.D. experience as an Economic Strategist in the banking, finance and education sectors. Currently Professor & Area Chairperson of Economics, Environment & Policy Area at IMT Ghaziabad. However, Domain expertise includes macro/business research across Sovereign Wealth Fund, Global/local banks and primary dealership institutions both in India and other global markets. Expertise in taking macro calls, trend analysis, forecasting, statistical tools/methodologies and research management. Providing innovative advisory and consulting services that focus on achieving the business maxims of revenue growth and market leadership during different phases of a business – start-up/new business, growth and maturity — facilitating informed decision making at the senior leadership levels by evaluating and assessing various business areas such as commodity markets, global treasury and asset allocation.



Maitrayee Mukerji

Fellow (IRMA)

Maitrayee Mukerji has over eight years of experience in teaching courses on MIS/SIS, ICT-D, e-Governance, Business Analytics and General Management at IIM Kashipur, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar and Central University of Gujarat. Her doctoral dissertation from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), India looked at the pattern of access and use of telecentres by households in rural India, drawing implications for development policy and managerial practice. It is available as a book titled ICTs and Development: A Study of Telecentres in Rural India, published in 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom. The book finds significant mention in Asian Development Bank’s 2017 publication on Public ICT Centre for Rural Development: Inclusiveness, Sustainability and Impact. She has also worked for four years at Newgen Software Technologies Ltd. in areas of Imaging, Document Management and Workflow solutions. Recent engagements at IIM Kashipur have been as visiting faculty for the core course on Society, Business and Management and consultant for initiating activities for the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.



Mathukutty M Monippally

Ph.D. Manchester University, UK

He was a full professor at IIM Ahmedabad from June 2000 till his superannuation in February 2014. His teaching interests are in managerial communication skills and strategies including persuasion and leadership communication. He has conducted numerous workshops in different aspects of communication for middle and senior managers of a variety of organizations apart from PGP/MBA and doctoral students of several IIMs. His most recent books for managers include: The Persuasive Manager (Random House, New Delhi), Academic Writing (Sage, New Delhi), and Business Communication: From Principles to Practice (McGraw-Hill Education, New Delhi.
Before joining IIM Ahmedabad, he was a Lecturer, Reader, and a Professor at Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad.
Now he lives on and works from his organic farm in a village in Kottayam district, Kerala.



Niva Bhandari


Dr Niva Bhandari is a Faculty in Business Communications at MDI Gurgaon. A senator, a gold medalist in her graduation and her masters in human resources, she has been teaching, training, doing research and consultancy for the last 17+ years. Dr Bhandari is a trained Learning and Development Professional and a practitioner of Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. She has also taught celebrated courses on Written and Spoken Communication in the capacity of a visiting faculty at a variety of other business schools such as IIM Rohtak, IIM Sambalpur, Great Lakes, O P Jindal University, WhiteHouse College – Nepal, and a few more. She is also a certified trainer into Negotiation Skills and Coaching Skills from British Council,Singapore, a certified NLP language user for Persuasion and Influence from Malaysia, and a certified Case teaching method specialist from IIM Ahmedabad and Harvard Business Publishing. Dr Bhandari is a certified Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) Assessor by CEB and a certified Learning and Development professional from CAMI. She is on the Editorial board and reviewing panel of few journals including California Management Review. She has been awarded “Femina Woman Super Achiever Award 2017” by Femina, World HRD Congress, World Women Leadership Congress, and Times Ascent.



Prantosh J. Banerjee

FPM, IIM Ahmedabad

Prantosh J. Banerjee is an independent Management Consultant in Analytics-based Strategy domain with three decades consulting experience encompassing Automobile and FMCG verticals. He is a Visiting Faculty in a few select management institutes. He has also conducted multiple Managerial Development Programs for Corporates in Business Strategy, Marketing and Business Analytics. Academically, Prantosh is a B. Tech. (IIT Kharagpur), P.G.D.M. (IIM Calcutta) and FPM (equivalent to PhD, IIM Ahmedabad). His doctoral thesis received the IFCI Thesis award at IIM Ahmedabad. His research interests lie in counter-intuitive Consumer Behaviour and Pricing. Some of his research work has been published in ABDC category A journal. He has also reviewed research work for ABDC Category A journal. He is a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow.




Ph.D., IIT Kanpur

Prof Priyanka Verma is an Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering and manufacturing systems (IEMS) at NITIE, Mumbai. She has completed her M. Tech and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in the area of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME). Prof Priyanka has published her research work in the International Journal of Production Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, and many international and national journals of repute. Her research interest includes Operation research and supply chain modeling, large-scale optimization, Quantitative modeling in facility planning and manufacturing systems.




PGPM, MDI Gurgaon

Industry Business Architect in SAP India 's Digital Transformation Office (DTO) - 12 years experience in helping companies across industries discover and realize business performance improvement and competitive advantage opportunities by leveraging technology and software especially Cloud. Expertise - Process Benchmarking/ Mapping, Value Engineering/ Management, Business Cases, Project/ Program Management.



Rahul Nainwal

Chevening Scholar- Oxford University, Design Thinking- THNK school of creative leadership, Amsterdam, MBA-IRMA, B Tech- NIT Rourkela.

Over 18 years of work experience in development sector, social entrepreneurship. Co-founder of iVolunteer, India Fellow and Recipient of Chevening Fellowship , TED fellowship and Ashoka Associate Fellowship



Rajat Agrawal


Prof Rajat Agrawal is IPR Chair at IIT Roorkee. He is a member of faculty at Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee. He is also associated faculty at Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management and Centre of Transportation System, IIT Roorkee. He is Co-PI and Co-coordinator of Design Innovation System, IIT Roorkee. He has authored a book in the field of Management Education. He has guided 18 PhD thesis and many more are currently pursing. He has published his research in reputed journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Operation and Production Management, Ecological Indicator, Safety Science, Journal of Intellectual Property etc. He was awarded ICCR Chair of Govt of India at Indonesia. He was also a visiting fellow at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He has participated in many multi institutional projects, some of them were sponsored by International agencies.



Rajeev Ranjan Singh

Management Graduate (Executive Programme), IIM Kashipur

Management Consultant by profession with over 15 years of advisory practice with both Government and Private sector agencies, in the domain of Strategic Investments decisions and Policy advisory focusing on Urban Infrastructure, Real estate (financial due diligence for acquisitions across asset class) and Development sector. Advisory Board member of Foundation for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (FIED) at IIM Kashipur. He teaches “Infrastructure financing & PPP project planning” at MDPs/PDPs for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers and has also been a visiting faculty on Enterprise development (focusing on Business plans & Marketing) for M.Sc. students at Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun. Specializes in Financial Modeling for Asset Valuations, Project Finance & Strategic investments, Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project planning & transactions and Policy Advocacy and has advised Government authorities on feasibility studies and project finance decisions of over Rs 4500 crore for various projects in urban infrastructure viz. river front development, urban mass transit solutions, large scale market redevelopments and various similar initiatives on urban planning and, value chain strengthening (large scale mechanized commercial farming and logistics) in the Agri & Allied sector. and has successfully advised stakeholders on financial closure of transactions for over Rs 1500 crore spread across asset class. Founder Director and CEO of consulting firm Ingenious Infraconsulting Pvt Ltd, in his previous career stints, has worked with consulting entities viz. IDFC state govt advisory, EY India practice, DFID reform programme and Asian Development Bank (ADB) urban development programme.



Ramendra Singh

Ph.D., IIM Ahmedabad

Ramendra Singh is Associate Professor in the Marketing Group at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta, India. His research has been published in reputed international journals such as Marketing Theory, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, and AMS Review. He has worked for several years in sales and marketing positions in several companies such as Indian Oil Corporation, Exxon Mobil, SRF Limited and ICICI Bank. The courses taught include, Sales & Distribution Management, Retail Management, and Marketing to Bottom of the Pyramid.



Rishi Mohan Sanwal

PGP, IIM Ahmedabad

Rishi Sanwal is a management professional & academician with a deep industry experience in the Operations area. His current areas of interest are Project Management, Management Consulting, Optimization, Supply Chain Analytics and Planning & Inventory Management. He was a Principal Consultant with Accenture Strategy in the Operations Consulting Practice in India prior to moving out of corporate world to pursue his academic interests. In his corporate career spanning 12 years, at Accenture and IBM Business Consulting Services, he has worked with over 15 clients like PepsiCo, Unilever, Maruti, L&T, and many others in improving their business performance. He has worked on and led projects in areas like Business Transformation, Supply Chain Transformation, BPR, Supply Chain Network Design, and IT Implementations. Besides, IIM Kashipur, he teaches at ISB Hyderabad, IIM Lucknow and IRMA, as a visiting faculty in regular MBA, Executive MBA and MDP programs. Rishi is also the Managing Partner at Faraway Ventures, which runs a boutique resort in the Uttarakhand hills. Rishi is also a disaster management professional, focusing on improving post-disaster recovery. His book, “The Bhuj Story: After the Quake” was published by Publications Division, Govt of India in 2005.



S N Raina

PGDM, IIM Bangalore

S N Raina worked in J & K Govt. for four years before joining IIM-Bangalore to do PGDM. Thereafter he worked in companies like Asian Paints, Ashok Leyland, Nippon Denro, Gulf Oil, etc. for about thirty years. In Mar. 2006, he switched to academics and joined Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, as a full-time faculty. He taught courses like Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business and Strategic Alliances & Joint Ventures. All these electives were heavily subscribed. He was also involved in Management Development Programs. His tenure in MDI ended in June 2016. He has also been a visiting faculty in Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (since 2013), Kashipur (since 2017), Jammu (2019), Amritsar (2016-17) and Raipur (2017).



Shakti Ghosal

PGDM, IIM Bangalore

Shakti Ghosal is currently associated with Empathinko (, as Managing Director – India, Gulf states and Middle East,(Jan 2016 onwards) in the domain of Strategic leadership development and innovative start-up business incubation.

He is also a Visiting Professor for: (i) International Business in Practice program; Master Mentor for internship & final placement, IIM Udaipur (2016 onwards), (ii) International Business Immersion program, IIM Nagpur (2019 onwards) and (iii) Learning & Development for Leadership and Performance, IIM Kashipur (2017).

He conducts Corporate Workshops for: (a) Larsen & Toubro- Inspirational Leadership for an Out-of-the-box mindset for Gen Next Leaders. (b) CESC (RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group)- (i) Strategic Management for GEN next Leadership (ii) Personal Effectiveness & Professional Success.

Shakti has more than three and a half decades of top management and leadership positions in the Corporate sector at both international and India centric levels, having held profit center and project responsibilities in a range of industries spanning Engineering, Maintenance, Projects, Supply Chains and Services.

Committed to Leadership and Performance, he is a Mechanical Engineer, PGDM- IIM Bangalore ( Faculty Gold Medal 1984), PCC certified executive and Leadership coach / mentor and a graduate of several international leadership programs.



Sharad Sarin


Prof. Sarin, BE [Electrical’67], MBA [IIM Ahmedabad ‘72] and Ph D [Marketing]. He has 45 years of teaching and consulting experience. Besides XLRI, he has been a vising faculty to IIMA, IIM Ranchi, IIM Amritsar, IIM Kashipur, IIM Sirmaur, SP Jain. Abroad: University of Rhode Island, Colorado University at Boulder. Helsinki School of Economics, SP Jain Global.

Prof Sarin’s major areas of expertise are: B2B Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Competition and Globalization, Strategic Management. He has been involved in several consultancy assignments in Marketing and Strategic Management and corporate consultants of several well-known business houses like Tatas, Crompton Greaves, Kirloskars, AMUL, L & T, Thermax, Tech Mahindra, to name a few. He has conducted several training programmes for senior and middle level business executives.

Prof. Sarin was Dean Academics of XLRI (1984–88), member of Governing Council, XLRI (1993–2004), MICA(1991–2010), Board member of Tata Refractories (11years), Rane Madras (3 years). Currently he is on the Board of BOB Financials as Independent Director. He was on the panel of judges for Prime Minister’s Trophy to select the best integrated Steel Plant (2001-03). on the panel of Faculty Appraisal Committee of IMT Ghaziabad (2016). Prof. Sarin was named among the top 5 teachers of Management in India, by Business Standard. (Nov. 1995). In 2017, he was honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Higher Education Forum, Mumbai. He has published papers in National and International Journals, presented seminars in around 20 Universities in USA. His 2 books, ‘Strategic Brand Management for B2B Markets’, ‘Business Marketing: Concepts and Cases’ are pioneering attempts in Business Marketing for India and the Globe.

He is widely known as the originator of the novel concept of ‘Marketing Fair’ which in January 2020 celebrated its 42 years at XLRI.



Subhash Rastogi

Fellow of NITIE, Industrial Engineering, NITIE, Mumbai

Widely traveled globally, Dr Subhash Rastogi, has 46 years of experience with world-class B-Schools, MNCs, Corporate Education & Professional Bodies. He is a blend of expertise of Business Mgt, Project Mgt, Manufacturing Mgt & Digital Technologies, also has synergy of experience in Academia and Industry. He created & developed Corporate Academies, for HCL Technology, Infosys Technologies Ltd, Baan etc. He has vast consulting experience in large Corporate Houses in Government, Service, Private and Public Sectors. Dr Rastogi trained more than 3000 executives in US, Europe, APAC including India, in different MNCs, private/ public/ government/ service sectors, also presented several papers in International Conferences in Thailand, Australia, Latin America, Japan, and USA, besides being an author of an international book titled "Global Management Solutions DeMystified", published by Cengage, Singapore in 2009 . He served as Member, Advisory Group, Registered Education Providers (REP), PMI, USA, 2008-Dec 2010, representing APAC, and also held executive positions in PMI Education Foundation, PMI-Pearl City Chapter, PMI Team India. He is a past-president of the Rotary Club of Powai, Mumbai. He is also a Board Member for a NGO EWB (Engineers Without Borders)-India, a part of EWB-International. He was awarded several international & national awards, from Corporate University Exchange (corpU), USA, Project Management Institute, USA and more than 30 awards from Corporate.



Surya Prakash Singh

Ph.D., IIT Kanpur

PhD from IIT Kanpur and PDF from NUS Singapore. More than 14 years of work experience in corporate and academic institutions. His academic interest lies in the broad area of Operations and Supply Chain Management. He is faculty at IIT Delhi and has been associated with other academic institutions such as XIMB, Ravenshaw University, IIM Rohtak, IIM Sirmaur, MDI, NIFTEM, and SNU Noida in various capacities. He has published a book on Production & Operations Management published by Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi. He has published more than 100 research papers at leading journals to name few International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning & Control, Annals of Operations Research, Computers & Operations Research, Computers & Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Optimization Engineering, Management Decision, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Management of Environmental Quality etc.

In addition to this, he has guest edited special issues for Annals of Operations Research, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Management of Environmental Quality, and Resources Conservation & Recycling. He has supervised ten Ph.D scholars.



Sushil Pasricha

Pursuing Ph.D.,Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies

Resourceful, experienced and innovative professional from industry. Pursue application-based learning methodology; have over ten years’ experience in teaching at various institutes. In all, about 39 years’ experience. Presented case titled “Validity of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs at Bisleri International - A Case Study” at Global Summit on Management 2016 at IIM Raipur. The case was published in ET (The Economic Times) Case Book. Presented paper on “Goals help us grow” at Apeejay School of Management. Made several presentations throughout during my corporate tenure. A thorough professional having about 30 years of industrial experience working in reputed companies – Cummins, Greaves Cotton & Co. Ltd., Cimmco Ltd., etc. in Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Direct Marketing, OEM Marketing, Channel/Distribution Management, Brand Management, Project Marketing, Project Execution, Import & Export and Team Management.



Vedanarayanan Vedantham

INSEAD, Singapore, CMO Academy

Vedanarayanan (aka - Veda) heads the SMB business practice at Razorpay, one of India's top fin-tech brands covering both marketing & sales functions. He has helped build, grow multiple digital products & brands across Health-Tech, Ed-Tech and online travel.

Veda also consults with various early-stage startups directly or through incubators on branding, digital marketing & helps them evaluate product-market fitment. He is a visiting faculty member at various top b-schools in the country where he conducts programs on digital marketing, mobile marketing, influencer marketing, services marketing, product marketing.

Some of the schools where he conducts programs, include - IIM Kashipur, IIM Indore, IIM Bangalore, SPJIMR, Mumbai, FLAME University, Pune, Institute of Product Leadership (IPL), Digital Vidya

He has spoken at digital conferences worldwide on various topics, his most popular speaking engagements include - Arab eCommerce Summit (Dubai, May 2018), eTail Asia - March 2015 & 2016 (Singapore), Strategy Planning Innovation Summit - Dec 2014 (New York), Digital Marketing Innovation Summit - Sep 2014 (SFO), Asian Strategic Leadership Institute's Tourism Summit - July 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Scandinavian eBusinesss Summit - May 2015 (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Veda also happens to be a graduate from INSEAD Singapore’s CMO Academy and a member of India’s CMO Council Advisory Board.



Venkatesh Krishnamurthy

PGD, IIM Bangalore

Product innovator; marketer; technologist; Co-founder, Fee Plaza LLP, a profitable Fintech startup; Director, Collaborative Infotech Systems Private Limited, a software technology company; author of the books: (1) Marketing of Information Technology ISBN 9780070152939, (2) Create Profitable Products ISBN 9789352127832 (3) A Comprehensive Guide to Ecommerce ISBN 9789352685998; teaching Information Technology Business courses at 7 Indian Institutes of Management (India, UAE), IIIT Bangalore and other institutes since 2003; winner of two awards during employment; travelled in 18 countries; can speak in 6 languages. More details are available at




Ph.D.(HRM), IIT Madras

Dr. Vijaya.V is a faculty of IIM Trichy and is a clinical Psychologist trained in Organisational psychology, psychometry . She was a UGC Fellow and had qualified for the ICSSR Young Social Scientist Research Award. Her research interests include Psychological contract, social psychology and Diversity. She has a few international publications. She has authored a book of cases in OB and has wirtten book chapters. She has over 15 yrs of teaching experience in Psychology and Organisational Behaviour. She teaches and offers programmes for companies on Performance management, HR Metrics and Analytics and Multiple Intelligences in Leadership. Dr. Vijaya is a Belbin Team Roles Accredited Consultant. She is also trained in principles of Value engineering by the Indian Value Engineers Society and is an Associate Value Specialist awarded by the Society of American Value Engineers International. She is on the Board of Studies of a few Centres of Management and Psychology and provides Guidance in Academic Curriculum Development.



Vinita Srivastava


Dr. Vinita Srivastava is an academician and researcher with more than 18 years of experience in the field of marketing. At present she is working as an Assistant Professor at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida. She also holds Accredited Management Teacher(AMT) certification from AIMA. She graduated from Delhi University, and worked with renowned pharmaceutical firm CIPLA before joining academics. She has been teaching and researching since last 14 years. She has been associated with institutions of repute like Vardhmaan Mahavir Medical College, MIT World Peace University and CBSE. She is associated with CBSE as an expert for the vocational and skill courses in marketing domain. She has been imparting training to teachers and has been contributing in content development for these courses. She has published many papers in various national and international journals in the area of marketing. Her areas of interest are Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Public health marketing,and Social marketing.



Vivek Anand

MBA, Monash University Melbourne

Vivek Anand is a data visualization consultant with 17 years of experience. Vivek is an MBA from Monash University Melbourne Vic. Area of specialization include Marketing & Econometrics. He has a background in Sales & Marketing with leading Indian hospitality brands across the country. His inclination to analytics made him switch roles 8 years ago to become a full time consultant in analytics and spearheads corporate trainings for Wilson Consulting in India and the US. He is a qualified trainer of some leading tools in the industry such as Tableau & Power BI and has a passion for teaching. He is also an adjunct / Visiting faculty at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Great learnings, SP Jain, IIT Madras, IIM Calcutta, IIM Tiruchy, IIM Ranchi, IIM Kashipur.