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Bhaskar Ghosh
Bhaskar Ghosh

Bhaskar Ghosh is group chief executive of Accenture Technology Services with overall responsibility for the Accenture Application Services business, spanning systems integration and application outsourcing. Additionally, he leads platforms, products and global technology delivery. He is a member of the Accenture Global Management Committee.
Previously, Dr. Ghosh led the Accenture Delivery Centers for Technology in India, and he was the gl ...


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Gulzar Azad
Gulzar Azad

Gulzar is Country Head - Connectivity, driving Google's initiatives for Internet access and broadband in India.

He joined Google India in 2006, with responsibility for launching a range of mobile products and partnerships including Search and Android in emerging markets.

In 2013, Gulzar began working on RailWire WiFi, a partnership initiative between Google and Indian Railways to bring high speed public Internet access to milli ...


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Vivek N. Joshi
Vivek N. Joshi

Vivek Joshi has more than 22 years of global multifunctional work experience. He joined the Kotak Private Equity team in 2007.

In a 12-year stint with Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), a subsidiary of Unilever Plc, Vivek worked in business management, innovation management and supply chain management projects. He was a member and leader of international teams, turned around a loss-making business, managed international innovation projects ...


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Amit Bakshi
Amit Bakshi

Amit Bakshi, a new age entrepreneur, is the Founder and Managing Director of Eris Lifesciences. Amit left his job at an established Ahmedabad based pharmaceuticals firm with a belief in the potential of the industry and a strong conviction the next phase of growth for the industry will come from increased medical awareness. He started Eris Lifesciences in 2007.

With an invaluable experience of over two decades wit ...


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Dr Seema Singh
Dr Seema Singh

Dr Seema Singh has over 11 years of experience as a Doctor | Surgeon | Health care manager | Assistant Professor | Researcher | Author | Medical Journal Editor with expertise in Unit operations, optimal deployment of resources and handling of highly skilled team under stressful situations. After 11 years of active clinical practice she decided to take up new challenges and make a switch from Healthcare ...


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Vijaya Sherry Chand
Vijaya Sherry Chand

After obtaining a postgraduate diploma from the IIMA in 1982, Prof Vijaya Sherry Chand worked for eleven years in social development. He joined the Ravi J Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation (RJMCEI) at the IIMA as Fellow in 1993, obtained a PhD in Education (educational philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi) from Gujarat University in 1997, and was appointed to a faculty position the same year.  Areas of specialization are innovation i ...


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Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam
Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam

Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam (Balu) is a development scholar, author,[1] public policy advocate, leadership trainer and activist,known for his pioneering development work with rural and tribal people in Saragur of Heggadadevana kote taluk, near Mysore in Karnataka, India. He founded Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a development organization based in Saragur when he was 19. After spending 26 years in development work among rural and t ...


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Sriram Vishwanathan
Sriram Vishwanathan

Sriram Vishwanathan is presently working in the field of Energy and Environment and responsible for incubating and growing a new business for Thermax Onsite Energy Solutions Ltd as CEO. He has 11 years IT experience encompassing Delivery Management, Account Management and Business Development and 6 years of manufacturing experience delivering productivity and quality programs on the shop floor. Prior to Thermax, he had been working for SAP as ...


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Sudarshan Jain
Sudarshan Jain

Mr. Sudarshan Jain has over 35 years track record in building businesses, brands and teams across pharmaceuticals, Over the Counter (OTC) products, hospital care, diagnostics and nutrition space. Facilitated building of over 30 brands which are amongst top 300 in the Indian pharma industry. Active role in shaping the healthcare policy and improving access to healthcare in India. Guest speaker at leading management institutes such as IIM ...


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Milind Shahane
Milind Shahane

Mr. Shahane is responsible for new projects, ventures and M&A for TIL in the areas of manufacturing, automation, robotics, engineering technology. Handling assignment as Director for Tata Advance Materials Ltd. for manufacture of Composites and other materials for applications in Aerospace, Defense, Medical and Industry.

Prior to that, he was the MD and CEO of Drive India Enterprise Solutions Ltd.(DIESL). He has had a ...


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Karthik Rapaka
Karthik Rapaka

Karthik strongly believes in the power and potential of an excellent education for all children, schools, families and the future of India. He is currently serving as the City Director, India Operations, Teach for India.
Prior to his 2-year fellowship of being a class teacher for 44 students at an affordable private school in the old city Karwan area of Hyderabad, Karthik was on a fast-track management consulting career path with the Delo ...


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Ankur Kanaglekar
Ankur Kanaglekar

Ankur Kanaglekar is the Country Manager (India) - Industrial Participation & Strategic Partnerships at Boeing since July 2011. He has 14 plus years of industry and consulting experience in Industrial, Automotive and Aerospace Sector with a focus on product / operations innovation and business development (alliances, mergers and acquisitions and sales) across geographies (US, India, Europe & Middle East). Mr. Kanaglekar leads teams  ...


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Manish Chawla
Manish Chawla

Manish Chawla is the GM, Global Industrial Products at IBM since January 2016. He has been instrumental in leading IBM's global business for Resources (metals, mining, paper, etc.), Construction and Industrial Machinery. This includes shaping the portfolio of solutions, services and products to dovetail with key market trends, client needs and the IBM corporate strategy including a sharp focus on Cognitive Internet of Things. He has built a gl ...


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Ajay Khandelwal
Ajay Khandelwal

Ajay Khandelwal is the President (E&P) of Reliance since August 2013. He is responsible for all conventional E&P business and domestic CBM business and represents RIL in various Industry forums such as CII, FICCI, Association of Oil & Gas Operators (AOGO), etc. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Jubilant Energy N.V. He had started off his career in PowerGen India Pvt. Ltd. He had a stint as a Finance and Governanc ...


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Arvind Mahajan
Arvind Mahajan

Mr. Arvind Mahajan has 38 years experience in management consulting & industry, including more than 22 years at partner level with AF Ferguson & Co, Price WaterhouseCoopers, IBM Global Business Services and most recently KPMG.Mr. Mahajan's specialisation is in advising CEOs & Boards in area of business strategy & helping "make strategy happen" through strategic growth & transformation initiatives. He has been part of KPMG's ...


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Rishi Gupta
Rishi Gupta

A founding member of FINO PayTech Limited, Rishi brings over two decades of diverse experience across verticals like manufacturing, banking and international institutions. He began his career with Maruti Udyog Limited and then joined ICICI Bank, from where he advanced to senior roles. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Rishi was awarded the "CFO100 Roll of Honour". He also bagged the "The Indian CFO Award for Excellence in Finance in a Start-up" by ...


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Shailesh Gandhi
Shailesh Gandhi

Professor Shailesh Gandhi offers courses in Accounting, Costing, Management Control and Organisational Performance Management System in all long duration programmes of IIM, Ahmedabad. He has designed and conducted customised Executive Education Programmes in various countries like China, Dubai, Egypt, Kenya, Kuwait, South Africa, and Thailand apart from India.

 He is a member of the Cost Accounting Standards Board of Institute of ...


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Rajesh Chandwani
Rajesh Chandwani

Rajesh Chandwani joined the Institute on March 18, 2014 as Assistant Professor in the Personnel and Industrial Relations Area. Before joining IIM Ahmedabad, he was working with NTPC Ramagundam as a Paediatrician. He is a Fellow of IIM Bangalore with specialization in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management. His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of human resource management practices in Indian organizations, mindf ...


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Ankur Sarin
Ankur Sarin

Ankur Sarin is an Assistant Professor in the Public Systems Group and Ravi J Mathai Center for Innovation in Education at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His past works include investigations of the effects of social and economic inequality on welfare outcomes of children and understanding the influence of technology on the social and economic life of the marginalised. Recently, he has been working on making the Right to E ...


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Jayanth R Varma
Jayanth R Varma

PROF. JAYANTH VARMA did his post-graduation in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), where he was awarded a Gold Medal for scholastic performance. Subsequently, he obtained his doctorate in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also a qualified cost accountant.
He is currently a Professor in the Finance and Accounting Area at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad where ...


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Amit Garg
Amit Garg

Professor Garg is the recepient of the following awards:

Recipient of “Distinguished Young Professor Award for Excellence in Research” at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (2010)

Member of the UN body Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2007)

Commemoration by the Prime Minister of India for outstanding contributions to climate change research (2007)


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G Raghuram
G Raghuram

Professor Raghuram has a BTech degree from IIT, Madras; a postgraduate diploma in management from IIM, Ahmedabad; and a PhD from Northwestern University, USA.He has been a faculty at IIM Ahmedabad since 1985. He is Dean (Faculty), IIMA from September, 2013. He was the Vice Chancellor of the Indian Maritime University from July 2012 to March 2013. He was the Indian Railways Chair Professor from January 2008 to August 2010. 
He s ...


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Arvind Sahay
Arvind Sahay

In addition to being an outstanding teacher, researcher and consultant with extensive experience in industry as a manager and as a consultant and corporate trainer, Professor Arvind Sahay has held leadership positions in academia as Dean (Alumni & External Relations) and Chairperson (PGPX). Also, appointed as Head, India Gold Policy Center@IIMA from March 2016.

He has written more than 50 cases, numerous articles and has a book to ...


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Sunil Sharma
Sunil Sharma

Prof. Sunil Sharma is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has a rich corporate experience of 16 years. Prior to IIM-A, Prof. Sunil Sharma was a consultant with McKinsey & Company where he was involved in projects on strategic planning, leadership development, organization restructuring and cost optimization,for both Indian and multinational comp ...


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