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Senior Industry Professionals who have advised the Council during the last three years on Curriculum & Pedagogy

Alok A. Dimri: Joint Secretary (Multilateral Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs. Mr. Dimri heads MER Division of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. He has worked for nearly a decade in China, Taipei and Mongolia and has also worked at India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.

Aman Attree: Aman Attree heads the Corporate HR Function for Hindustan Power Projects. He has nearly three decades of experience across FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Utilities and Infrastructure sector and has worked with leading organization like Gillette, FHL, Reliance and DLF, among others.

Anil Sachdeva: He is the Head Corporate Relations at Reliance Communications for the last 16 years after serving the Indian Army for 24 years.

Bhagirathi Dhal:  He is the senior advisor at KPMG India and a distinguished HR Professional with 38 years of experience in the area of Human Resources Management and Human Resources Development.  Earlier he was the Executive Director (Personal & Administration) for Steel Authority of India limited.

Bharat Singh Mehta: He is an HR Consultant and Trainer in New Delhi. Earlier, he was the VP & CHRO at Triveni Engineering and Industries Ltd, and Head HR of DCM Shriram Industries Ltd.

CP Gurnani: He is the CEO  & MD of Tech Mahindra and heads Global Operations, Sales, Marketing, Competency and Solution Businesses for Tech Mahindra. He was the Founder & CEO for Perot Systems Pvt. Ltd from 1986 to 2004.   Mr. Gurnani has led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey - the acquisition and merger of Satyam.

Dhananjay Singh: Dr Singh is the Director General of National HRD Network and was earlier the Executive Director at National HRD Network. Prior to this, he worked in senior positions with AIMA.

Dong Sung Pak: He is the MD & CEO, Hyosung Communications, Korea.

Gagan Bhargava:  He is the Vice President & Secretary Group  HR Committee, Schneider Electric and was earlier the Group Chief Human Resource Officer with NDTV.

John Matha:  He is the Additional General Manager at NTPC since October, 2010.

K. Chandiramani:  He is the Co-founder and Director of Rubicon Learning Systems Private Limited. He was the International Business Partner for Business Today International and the Executive Director HR & Quality at Xerox India Limited. Prior to that, he was the National Training & Development Manager of Motorola India Pvt. Ltd and the General Manager (HR) for Modi Xerox Ltd.

K. K. Mittal:  He has been the Head North Zone STCI Finance Ltd. Earlier, he was with the Bank of India for more than 20 years.  Currently, he is Advisor for STCI Finance ltd.

K.S. Bakshi: He is the Group Head, Human Resource at Oberoi Group of Hotels and was earlier the Vice President HR with IndiGo Airlines. He was awarded National HRD Network “Trailblazer Award” for his HR practices. Prior to joining IndiGo, he was the HR Head for Bharti Airtel.

Kamal Singh: He is the Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact Network India and was earlier the Director General, National HRD Network (Delhi and NCR Chapter). He was the Director CME with AIMA for several years.

Narendra Kaul: He is the Director, Acceleration Lab, Faridabad and was earlier the General Manager HR & Admin, Modipon Fibres.

Naveen Garg:   He is the Head of Finance & Control, Nokia Solutions. Earlier, he was the VP Finance at Mascon Global, VP Business Strategy for Interglobe Technology Quotient, Head Finance with Sapient and VP, Finance, Wool Top Designs Pvt. Ltd.

Nilanjana Paul: She is the Vice President at Wipro Ltd., Bangalore.

Pamela Harding: She is the CEO, Metzano, USA. She is also the owner of “Pamela’s Needle Arts”. She was the Chief Human Resource Officer of Next Dimension Media.

Prabash Chandra: He is the Chief Marketing Officer with Escorts Asset Management Ltd and has been the National Sales Head with Escorts Asset Management.

Prateek Dubey:  He is Director HR at IDFC Bank and is skilled in People’s Management, Employee Engagement, ER, HR Consulting, External Affairs, CSR, Shared Services and HR Policies.

R S Sharma: He is the Principal Advisor, Ivy Search Consultants Private Limited, Delhi and was earlier the Managing Director of Hella India Lighting Ltd and Birla Yamaha Ltd. He had been the Associate Vice President of Escorts Limited and started his career among the first batch of managers at Maruti Suzuki.

Rajiv Kapoor:  He is the Executive Director- Group HRM at UNO Minda, N.K Minda Group (Japan) and the non-Executive Director of Ecom Express Pvt. Ltd. Earlier he was the Chief People’s Officer, Fortis Health Care and the Executive Vice President, HR & Legal with JCB India.

Sudhir Soundalgekar: He is the Director - Projects at Raymond, Mumbai. Earlier, he had been the Head, Projects at Shoppers Stop Limited and was AVP - Projects & Facilities, Tata AIG Life Insurance.

Sunita Singhal:  She is a Director with Global Logic, New Delhi, and was earlier the Group Manager HCL Perot Systems, Noida, prior to which she was Manager at Dell.

Tushar Pandey:  Mr. Pandey heads the North East Region Initiatives at YES Bank and YES Institute. He has over 20 years of professional expertise in Public Policy, Governance & Institutional Reforms and Public Private Partnerships. He is an executive alumnus of Kennedy School of Governance of Harvard University and an Indo-US Cochran Fellow on Agricultural Policy from US Department of Agriculture.

Upkar Joshi:   He is the Founding Partner of Ascent Capital, Delhi, from 2011. His rich experiences include Cornerstone Wealth Management, Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC.

Vijay Sethi: He is the Chief Information Officer and Head Corporate Social Responsibility at Hero MotoCorp Ltd. Earlier he has been the Director, Business Solutions at Ranbaxy.

Vishal Dembla: He is the Director Investor Relations at Lets Venture, Bangalore. Earlier he was the Head - Recruitment Consulting & Advisory at ABC Consultants, New Delhi.

Vivek Nanda:  He is the National Manager Direct Sales, at Sharp Business Systems, New Delhi, since 2000. His earlier experiences include Ricoh India Limited, Bank of America, and Modi Business Machines & Modi GCBC.

 Senior Corporate and Entrepreneurship who have advised the Council during the last three years on Curriculum & Pedagogy

Aarti Bhargava:  She is Senior General Manager at AIMIL Ltd with roles of coordinating sales and marketing activities, with product positioning and strategic planning for their product line.

Aditya Sambhy: He works as a private banker. Earlier he was the Vice President IIFL, Assistant Vice President with BNP Paribas Asia, and a senior manager with HDFC Bank.

Amit Tandon:   He is a Professional Standup Comedian and Founder at Grandmasters of Comedy; Managing Director & CEO - Empyrean Partners. He is also a Partner at Mind Cafe.

Anant Agarwal:  He is Service Delivery Head with Accenture. Earlier, he was the AVP & Director, Customer Operations and Client Services with Tele performance and was the Regional Lead for Vendor Operations Management in Bharti Airtel Limited.

Anil Kumar Sekhri: He has been the Senior Project Manager and Head IT Infrastructure with NIIT Technologies. Earlier, he was the Manager, IT Infrastructure with GE Money, prior to which he was Deputy Manager with the Hindustan Times.

Anil Sharma: He is Sales Account Manager at Marriott Hotels India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon. He had also been associated with ITC Hotels and Oberoi Hotels & Resorts before joining Marriott Hotels Pvt. Ltd.

Anjali Sachdeva: Head-HR & Admin, Groupe SEB India Ltd. She is an HR professional with more than 20 years of experience.  She led HR functions of large Indian companies in Consumer Durables, Telecom and Manufacturing.

Anubhav Rakheja: He is a popular name among children and young adults today as a motivational speaker and a career guidance expert. He is known for his 500+ impactful and high voltage sessions, which are a rage with the youth. 

Arun Bhati: Founder & COO at Orahi, India's most trusted Carpool App since January, 2016. Earlier, he was the Director Industry & Society at Ericsson Global Services India Pvt. Ltd.

Arun Rawal: VP -Corporate HR, Reliance Industries. He is MBA in Marketing and Finance & M.Sc in Chemistry having years of experience in Marketing, Business Development, Strategy Planning, Business Operations, Key Account Management and Channel Management mainly in the Chemicals/Industry.

Arun Taneja: Head Talent Development - Tata Consultancy Services, North India He has over of versatile experience of the IT industry in generating business and executing projects in Software Development, Cluster Computing, Networking, Geomatics, e-Governance, Healthcare Solutions, and on emerging new opportunities.

Ashutosh Chadha: He is Group Director Government Affairs & Public Policy Microsoft India.

Binu Nair:  He is the Director of Human Resources of Taj Mahal Hotel for the last 3 years and was earlier the Director Human Resources at Claridges Hotels & Resorts.

Brijesh Agrawal:  He is the Co- founder and owner of India Mart Intermesh Limited Noida for more than 21 years.

Deepak Adhar: He is the lead partner with Pegasus Institute for Excellence, New Delhi. Earlier, he was at Greenlam Industries Ltd, New Delhi; General Manager, Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd. and was the Business Head, HR Consulting for Ma Foi Randstad, Chennai.

Deepak Gupta: National Sales Manager at Dun & Bradstreet India, New Delhi

Esha Ghosh:  She is the Manager Business Development with Chainalytics India and was the Regional Manager with CRISIL Research and Associate Consultant with Frost and Sullivan, Mumbai.

Gagan Adlakha:   He is Leadership Coach & Partner with Vyaktitva, New Delhi, since 2004. Earlier he was the Director HR of V Customer and Regional Manager NIIT, Limited.

Harkawar Bawa: He is with IBM Global Services, Consulting and Operations. He has long experience in Business Development/and Supply Chain Management at AT&T, and IBM.

Ibad Hanif: He was the Director Contract Logistics Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon and was the General Manager CL India with UTI Worldwide. He was also the Regional Manager- Lee & Murihead Pvt. Ltd. He is now an entrepreneur and setting up businesses in the field of Supply Chain Management.

Jatin Sabharwal: Manager, KPMG He is attached with start-up education venture in India as its Business Head. He specialized in Alliances, Business Development, People Management, Product & Brand Management and Key Account Management

Jitender Chaudhary: Senior Advisor, People and Change Advisory, KPMG. He has rich experience in Strategic & Operational HR Roles with corporates of repute including Ford Tractors, Onida, Bilt, Tractors India & CK Birla Group.

Katharine Claytor: Vice President HR Corvesta Companies. She led Organizational Transformations and Change Management Initiatives resulting in improved organizational performance and was selected for “100 Most Talented Global HR Leaders,” a book sponsored by CHRO Asia.

Kumar Deep Banerjee: He is the Head External Communication for Vodafone India. He was the policy editor of Bloomberg TV and was earlier associated with Aaj Tak for 5 years.

Mahaveer Singhvi: Joint Secretary at Ministry of External Affairs of India (Central Europe). He is handling all aspects of India's relationship with 30 countries of Europe. He is also the Director (SAARC, BIMSTEC & Border Connectivity)

Manoj Sood: He is the President HR at Techno Electric & Engineering Co. Ltd, New Delhi.  Earlier was Heading HR of Freight Systems and Intex technologies India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi.

Mazhar Habib Siddiqui General Manager Capricot Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry with track record of managing profiles and roles in Sales & Marketing, New Business Development, Enterprise Sales, Key Account Management, Channels & Vendor Management.

Meenakshi Datta Ghosh: Independent Development ProfessionalCharter Member, Institute of Health SystemsShe carries long professional experience in public management and administration with ADB, FAO, and UNDP and has worked with UNFPA, UNICEF, IPPF the Clinton Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Richard Gere Foundation.

MohdGulfam: He has long experience in recruitment, orientation, induction, compensation, and employee engagement. He had successful career as VP or GM, across locations and companies.

Mukul Jain: He is a consultant and visiting professor with AKGEC Skills Foundation, and also the SEBI faculty for Investment Awareness Seminars.  Mr. Jain was earlier the Head of Training at Bancassurance Channel.

N Suresh Kumar: He is the Business HR Head at Lanco Power Limited, Gurgaon, and was earlier the Senior DGM HR of Jindal Steel & Power Limited.

Neha Mohan: She is a working professional with an extensive hands on experience on benchmarking surveys along with global executive compensation.

P. Dwarkanath: Mr. Dwarakanath was earlier heading the Human Capital function at the erstwhile consolidated Max India Limited as Director, Group Human Capital. He has served as the President, National Human Resources Development Network (NHRDN), President of Delhi Management Association (DMA) and Regional President, Northern Region, AIMA.

Pankaj Mehrotra:  He is the Vice President Sales, Ceasefire Industries. He had been heading HR and Operations for manpower across retail, distribution and manufacturing verticals in several companies.

Paramjit Lamba: He is the Assistant Vice President HR with Orient Craft Ltd and has got vast experience in creation and execution of HR strategies aligned to business goals and organization remodeling. 

Prashant Sharma: Head - Talent Management, Uflex Limited Earlier, he was Head – HR at Vodafone, New Delhi was DGM – HR at Airtel in Jammu.

Preeti Upadhyay : She carries over 18 years of rich experience in the areas of Health, Education, Environment, Sanitation  Management, Brownfield Projects, CSR Projects, Research & Evaluation Studies, Large Scale Data Management, Cross Section and Cohort studies .

Rajeev Bhadauria Director –Mr. Bhadauria has rich and diverse experience as a HR professional in NTPC and Reliance Group as President HR. He has demonstrated competencies of leading acquisitions, demergers, incubations and steady state operations.

Rakesh Seth: He is a Senior Director HR Services at Reeoesyys and is also the Director of International Consulting Professional’s Institute, New Delhi.

Ramanan C.V:   He is the Head - Sales & Marketing, Thermax Limited, Pune.

Ratiranjan Mandal: CEO, SREI Dr. Mandal served as the Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure Advisory Group, a subsidiary of SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited. He had earlier served as Executive Director of SREI Capital Markets Ltd. He is at Planning Commission in senior capacities.

Ravish Roshan: He is the Member Secretary of Centre for Education Growth and Research, New Delhi, a Think Tank in the field of higher education. Earlier, he was the Account Manager in Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd. looking after the promotion of e-books, e-journals and other products.

Sameer Khanna: Global HR Business Partner for Managed Services (MS) Networks at Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden. Earlier, he was VP and Head HR for Ericsson in Gurgaon. Prior to this, he was Director and Country Head of Human Resource (HR) for Jones Lang LaSalle - India and Sri Lanka.

Sandeep Kumar: He is the Head, Employee Relations & Compliances at Sodexo Onsite Services, Gurgaon. Earlier he has been the Head, Talent Acquisition & Development, and HCL Info Systems.

Sandeep Mohanty:  He is DGM - Human Capital, Amtek Auto Ltd, New Delhi. Earlier, he was Dy. Manager HR at Moser Baer India Ltd.

Sangeeta Sehgal:  She is the Managing Director of Q Source Consulting Pvt. Ltd since 2011and was earlier the Commercial Manager of IETK Pvt. Ltd for 5 years. 

Sanjay Sen: Group Head, HR, Avantha Mr. Sen has years of HR experience across industries such as Engineering, Hospitality, Consumer Products and Banking and has worked in geographies across Asia, USA and Europe for large companies such as Gillette and Citigroup.

Sanjay Sood: He is the President of Samma Infratech Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, since 2012. He was the CEO of Visnova Interactive Pvt. Ltd and the President- KPO of Visnova Solutions for nearly a decade.

Sanjeev Srivastava: Associate Director KPMG Academy, KPMG India He is a professional in Channel Sales/Distribution, Business Development, and Business strategy for major educational institutions across vertical markets and niche markets.

Seema Bangia: She is the Head - HR at Mahindra Defense Systems Ltd., New DelhiShe was earlier the General Manager HR in ZTE Telecom and Senior Manager with Cannon.

Shailesh Vikram Singh: He is Executive Director, Seed Fund—an early stage VC fund. He is a Charter Member of TiE and a Board member of many dotcom ventures

Simin Askari  Ms. Askari headed the HR for Apollo International Ltd. She has been honoured with the Women Super Achiever Award (2010), Women Leadership Award (2014), and more recently at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the World HRD Congress (2017), cited and honoured as one of India’s most influential HR Professionals.

Sridhar Kuchibhottlla: He is the Founder & CEO of Tanserv, Gurgaon, since May 2012. Earlier, he was the Regional Business Head – Working Capital Solutions GE Capital.

Subhankar Ghose: He is HeadHuman Resources at ABP News Network, Noida.

Sumit Chaudhuri: Chairman and Managing Director, Third Millennium Business Resource Associates Private Limited. He is an experienced Management Consultant in HRD Space and Resource Person with a history of working in giant Indian corporates and the management consulting industry.

Veena Swarup:  Dr. Swarp had been a Director of Human Resources at Engineers India Limited until June 30, 2016. Earlier, Ms. Swarup served as General Manager, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).

Vijay Mehta: Chairman, Mefcom He is the CMD of MEFCOM a leading Stock Broker and Investment Banker. He is also the Chairman of the Capital Market Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce. He is the former Chairman of Jaipur Stock Exchange, a Director of the Delhi Stock Exchange and a Member of the Regional Advisory Board of BSE.

Vikash Chandra Choubey: Vice President and Head –HR, Axis Bank.

Vipul Rathore: Associate Director, KPMG India He is part of the KPMG Learning Academy in India which brings together KPMG's breadth and depth of subject matter expertise with best in class learning design, delivery and technology capabilities. Earlier he was at Accenture's Talent & Organization Consulting practice.

Vishwa Prakash: IBM He is an accomplished HR Leader with around 2 decades of global experience across industries/sectors (Technology, Automobile and Healthcare) and varied  geographies (India, UK, Korea, Australia), working with major companies such as IBM Global, Xansa Plc. and Daewoo Motors.

VP Singh: Dr. Singh is the Advisor- Organizational Development with Patanjali Ayurved Limited. Earlier he was the Executive Director HR & Chief People Officer at Devyani International. He is a Certified Executive & Life Coach.

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