Industry Interface

Over the years, Amrita School of Business has undertaken an extensive continuum of Industry Interface activities like Management Colloquia, Management Development Programmes, Consultancy and Customized In-Company Programmes.

We have industry experts coming to ASB every year not only from India, but also from the world bringing with them immense valuable information in the form of their experience from the industry they worked in, the culture of their country and the learning's which give our students an edge over those from most other reputed institutions.

Management Colloquia

Industry professionals over the years have been visiting Amrita School of Business and sharing their valuable knowledge which they have gained over the years. They act as a colossal source of knowledge. This way the students get an industry exposure through the speaker's experience.

2019 - 2020 Academic Year

Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mr. Sourabh Deshpande
Project Manager Microsoft 
Project Management September 25, 2019
Ms. Alison Richards
Sr. Director,
Strategy and Communications,
Internet of Things Intel Corporation USA
Management and Artificial Intelligence August 17, 2019
Dr.Alexia Mary Tzortzaki
Asst. Professor,
School of Management and Economics,
Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
How to Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market and Land Your Dream Job July 29, 2019
Mr. Jens Jorgen Aakard
Project Manager, The TDC Group, Denmark
Data Privacy & Law June 17, 2019
Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Dr. Bhavani Rao R.
Director, Ammachi Lab,
Amritapuri UNESCO Chair in Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality,
Amritapuri Chairperson, Department of Social Work,
Amritapuri Associate Professor,
Department of Social Work, Amritapuri
Realizing the Rights of Women and Reinvigorating the Movement for Gender Equality- Reflection on International Women’s Day March 7, 2020
Mr. Subramaniam Krishnan
Reliability Engineer, Engineering Company operating Ammunition Plant for the US Army.
Global Marketing Advisor in the Industrial Lubricants business
Workshop on Concepts Essential for the Placement Process and Future Career February 22, 2020
Mr. Paul Mathew
Founder-Facilitator “Corporate Theatre”
Theatre-based Experiential Learning for Leadership & Team Effectiveness December 11, 2019
Mr. Swapnil Tahmankar
Deputy General Manager Personnel, RITES Ltd.
Generalist HR role in the corporate world November 04, 2019
Ms. Pooja Vinod Kumar
Associate Consultant iSmart Communication Pte Ltd.(Alumni of Amrita School of Business Amritapuri 2016-18 batch)
How Digital Marketing works in a Global scenario August 16, 2019
Mr. Sandeep Rambhatla and Team
CEO ProcessBee Technologies Pvt Ltd.
Management concepts through exciting serious games July 08, 2019

2018 - 2019 Academic Year

Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Dr. Dorothy M.
Siaw-Asamoah, Faculty Director of Global Programs,
UB School of Management SUNY Buffalo, USA
Unleashing Your Potential: Leading with your Unique Strengths February 18, 2019
Mr. Narayan Subramanian
IT Program Manager, USA
Session on Artificial Intelligence & its Effect on Management Practices November 19, 2018
Ms. Aditi Gupta
Ex Consultant PwC, Italy
Financial Valuation October 08, 2018
Ms. Ameya Ananth,
Corporate Lawyer United States, USA, A11
Session on Corporate Law in the United States - An Overview October 03, 2018
Dr. Andreas Toupadakis
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry University of California, Davis, USA
Success without Stress September 17, 2018
Sri. Bansal Kumar Gupta,
Former Ambassador of India to Italy
Session on Universal Message of Indian Spiritual Traditions July 25, 2018
Ms. Aditi Gupta
Ex Consultant PwC, Italy
Personal Finance and Investment Management June 18, 2018
Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Ms. Jayashree Gangaiah,
Manager-Risk, Audit and Compliance, ANZ Operations and Technology Ltd., India
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace March 18, 2019
Sri. Ranganathan N. S.,
CIR Amritapuri, India
The Essence of MBA February 04, 2019
Br. Yogamrita Chaithanya,
Mata Amritanandamayi Math, India
How to push ourselves out of our comfort zone October 15, 2018
Mr. Roopak N.
Founder Director of Marketing Vidya, India
Tips on Placements September 18, 2018
Mr. Raney P. O.
State Head @ Cavinkare Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Insights into the Distribution Strategies for FMCG Products August 8, 2018
Mr. Suresh Kumar,
Regional Manager at Airtel Payments Bank Chennai Area, India
Airtel Payments Bank: The Story of its Launch and Implementation August 8, 2018
Mr. Babu K. J.
CEO of FORSIGHT group, India
Employee Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 August 3, 2018
Sri. Kochat Narendaran
Managing Director of Nikkos Logistics Pvt Ltd., India
Logistics and Supply Chain Industry and its Prospects July 03, 2018

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Narayanan Van De Graaff
MD, Advanced HR Solutions, Australia
Workshop on Leadership & Managing Performance January 16-17, 2018
Ms.Alison Richards
Director of Marketing, Intel Corporation’s Global Marketing Communications
The Transformation to a Smart and Connected World June 22, 2017
Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mahesh Nair
Manager at Flipkart Global Product Initiatives
Digital Marketing- Emerging Trends February 23, 2018

2016 - 2017 Academic Year

Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mr. Wolfgang Aris Bumm
Finance Director MAN Truck &Bus Switzerland
Truck and Bus Industry, Strategic Management and Business steering and controlling December 7, 2016
Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mr. Ajit K. Nair and Mr. Vinod T .
Digital Transformation & Marketing- Are You Future Ready March 10, 2017
Mr. Jacob Parambi
Partner at EY
​Taking on Challenges that Cross our Paths in Your Career and Life March 4, 2017
Symposium NGOS & Governance of CSR January 5, 2017
Workshop Recruitment Simulation December 7, 2016
Workshop Introduction to Tools on Business Analytics - Tableau & R Programming December 1, 2016
Mr. Suresh K. Aravind
Worldwide Vice President Johnson &Johnson
Leadership Traits and Skills for Global Organizations September 5, 2016
Mr. Madhu Mohan M2N Training Training Program for Placement Preparation August 26, 2016
Mr. Sanjeev Thomas
Zen Mentors LLP
Grooming and Mentoring Session for Placement Preparation August 26, 2016
Dr. Sanjeev Vasudevan and Dr. Ajitha Sanjeev
Amrita Kripa Hospital, Kynatti, Wayanad
​Talk on Tribal Communities in Wayanad August 26, 2016
Sri Ashutosh Chadha
VP and Head-Corporate Affairs, Wipro Ltd
Session on Ethics and Teamwork in Managerial Success July 12, 2016

2014 - 2015 Academic Year

Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Dr. Bhoomika
Associate Professor,
Telecom School of Management, France
Dual Degree program with France August 12 2014
Dr. Anantha Sethuraman
President and CEO,
DFMSim Inc. US
Strategy and Tactics March 02, 2014
Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Dr. Manikutty
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
The Process of Learning August 13 & 14, 2014
Mr. Chandrashekhar
Brand Consultant, Founder and Director,
MUSpace Private India Limited
Why MBA? August 11, 2014
Mr. Sreeram
Managing Trustee, Samridhi Foundation
Sustainability Solutions July 23, 2014

2013 - 2014 Academic Year

Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Ms. Laetitia Fremont Knowledge Management February 14, 2014
Mr. Michael Barton US taxation November, 2013
Mr. Sunny Kumar
Sales Director, Accenture
Sales and Distribution Management September 07, 2013
Mr. Harish Sharma
Product Manager,
Fundamentals of Info Tech September 06, 2013
Ms. Devashree Saha
Senior Policy Analyst and Associate Fellow
Brookings Institution
Metropolitan Policy Program
Microeconomics August 31, 2013
Dr. Anantha Sethuraman
President and CEO
Technology Marketing-Case Studies August 30, 2013
Prof. Swaminathan Natarajan
ED, Chase Wealth Management Technology Group JP Morgan
Excel VBA August 24, 2013
Mr. Santhosh S. Nair
Strategic Vendor Manager and Mobile Operations Manager,
Corporate Engineering, Google Inc
Negotiations August 24, 2013
Dr. Diana Wais
Executive Leadership Consultant
Factors that Predict Success in Business August 23, 2013
Dr. Anantha Sethuraman
President and CEO,
Four Horseman Theory August 23, 2013
Dr. Anantha Sethuraman
President and CEO,
Introduction to product marketing August 16, 2013
Mr. Gopi Kallayil
Chief Evangelist,
Brand Marketing, Google Inc
Innovations at Google August 11, 2013
Mr. Nand Kumar Kurup
Businessman, Italy
Retail and Fashion Industry in Italy July 15, 2013
Mr. Lokesh
Regional Quality Launch Manager, GM
Quality Leadership July 12, 2013
Prof. Anand Patwardhan
Professor, School of Public Policy,
University of Maryland
Sustainable Development February 12, 2013
Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mr. Subramanium Krishnan (Rajan) Strategic Pricing Concepts January 29, 2014
Dr. Biju Jacob
Accounts General, Kerala
How to be Successful in Life July 5, 2013

2011 - 2012 Academic Year

Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mr. Lakshmanan H
Khimji Ramdas LLC, Muscat
The Corporate Life February 3, 2012
Mr. Sindhu Cauveriappa
Global CSR Manager, VeriSign Inc.USA.
Corporate Social Responsibility December 2, 2011
Mr. Subramaniam Krishnan Overview of Strategic Pricing Concepts October 25, 2011
Dr. Diana Wais
Entrepreneur and Executive Leadership Consultant
Teaches at London Business School
Social Entrepreneurship & The Factor that Predicts Success in Business September 5-6, 2011
Pradeep Menon
Executive Vice President and Director
Quadrant Risk Management Middle East FZE, Dubai
MBA Systems : Job Prospect and Challenges August 5, 2011
Dr. Rich Schuttler
Professor and Ex-Dean
School of Advanced Studies University of Phoenix, USA.
Innovation August 2, 2011
Mr. Hindrik Ounpuu
Faculty-Business Coaching
IHM Business School, Sweden
Process leader and Faculty Leadership Programs.
Leadership August 1, 2011
Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mr. Suhas Gopinath Entrepreneurship and Innovation November 2, 2011
Prof. Karmeshu
Dean JNU, New Delhi
Recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Sciences
Modelling Innovation Diffusion and Its Applications August 25, 2011
Mr. T. C. Purushothaman
Manager, SBI Kollam
Role of the Banking Industry in the Financial Structure of India August 22, 2011
Sath Krishna Rao
VP Amrita Technologies,
Strategic Accounts
Management Information Systems August 19, 2011

2010 - 2011 Academic Year

Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mr. Richard Barron
Central Wholesales, Inc, Washington DC, USA
Management Information Systems February 28, 2011
Mr. Marc Pelletier
Market Development Consultant
Montreal, Canada
General Marketing Issues January 27, 2011
Dr. Soumya Sivakumar
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Marymount University, Virginia, USA
Global Marketing December 23, 2010
Mrs. Sudha Jagannathan
Regional Director
AT&T, San Francisco,USA
AT&T’s Global Business December 13, 2010
Dr. Krishnan Ramayyah
Dean, School of Public Policy
Case Western Reserve University, USA
Networking for Business December 13, 2010
Dr. Nava Subramaniam
Professor of Accounting
Deakin University, Australia
Enterprise Risk Management December 10, 2010
Mr. Santhosh Nair
Strategic Vendor Manager
Google, USA
Business Negotiations December 9-10, 2010
Mr. Sumeet Bahl
Director of E-Commerce Strategy
Symantec, USA
Opportunities for MBAs September 29, 2010
Mr. Sudheer Kumar Shetty
Global Operations, UAE Exchange
UAE Exchange operations, Values in business September 20, 2010
Mr. John Scade
Managing Director
Grupo MAS, Spain
Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Business Ethics September 3-6, 2010
Mr. John Scade
Managing Director
Grupo MAS, Spain
Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Business Ethics August 30, 2010
Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mr. Sudeep P.
Registrar, CESS and VP
NIPM, Southern Region
Personal Grooming March 12, 2011
Mr. Nitin Prabhakar
Artin Dynamics, Technopark, Trivandrum
Artificial Intelligence March 11, 2011
Mr. Ajish M.
Associate Manager
Tata Elixir, Technopark, Trivandrum
Human Resources Management March 9, 2011
Dr. Mohan Nair
Nair's Hospital, Kollam, Kerala
Hospital Management March 9, 2011
Mr. KSK Mohammed
Chief Consultant/Trainer
Quality Management Systems, Trivandrum
Quality Enhancement March 7, 2011
Mr. Venkatesh Iyer
Goli Vada Pav, Mumbai
Entrepreneurship March 6, 2011
Mr. M. K. Chandrashekar
Thoughtworks Inc., Bangalore
Entrepreneurship February 1-2, 2011
Mr. Savyasachi Panikkassery
MSME-Development Institute, Thrissur
Entrepreneurship December 18, 2010
Mr. Manoj Murali
Airtel, Kerala
Competition in the Telecommunication Industry December 18, 2010
Professor Deepak Bhatnagar
Center for International Trade in Technology, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
Innovation and technology for competitive advantage December 17, 2010
Ms. Susheela Venkatraman
Internet Business Solutions, Cisco India
Cisco India Operations September 8, 2010
Mr. Jay Misra
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham International Affairs
Video Case on Taj Hotels September 6 & 9, 2010

2009 - 2010 Academic Year

Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mr. Scott Rice
Owner, Rice Studio Supply
Innovation in Web Marketing Strategies and Encouraging for New Business Opportunity in the Market February 08, 2010
Mr. Bardo Fraunholz
Senior Lecturer, Keakin University
School of Information Systems
Mrs. Chandana Unnithan
Faculty of Business Law
Melbourne, Australia
Research in Information Systems, International Opportunities, Interface between Business and IT Profession December 18, 2009
Prof. Michael Danino Extensive Knowledge in the Mythology of India November 05, 2009
Name of the Person and Organization Topic Date
Mr. Pratyush Prasana
Open Innovation Manager
Xerox Corporation, Chennai
Innovation in Product Management, Marketing, Sales and About the Ample of Opportunity in the Field of Product Management March 20, 2010
Mr. G. Viswanathan
GM Systems (Retired)
M/S Howard Finley Consultants,UAE
Innovation in the Fundamental Principles of Supply Chain Management March 06, 2010
Mr. Johnson Mathew
Deputy GM ( HR)
Popular Vehicles
Innovation in Challenges Faced by HR as well as the Employees February 13, 2010
Mr. Gopi Kallayil
Group Product Marketing Manager
Innovation in Google Search Engine and Your Organization December 31, 2009
Mr. Sreeranga P. Rajan
Senior Research Staff
Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Innovation Applied to Web Security and Upcoming Projects December 31, 2009
Dr. Raman
Professor, Information Systems
KBSCMR, Khandala
How Business Use Information Systems to Create Competitive Advantages December 30, 2009
Dr. Srikant Kulkarni Valuable Knowledge Regarding Marketing and Marketing Research December 04, 2009
Padma Bhushan Prof. M. S. Ramaswamy
Founder, Director of IIM Bangalore
Valuable Knowledge Regarding Marketing and Marketing Research December 04, 2009
Dr. S. R. Ganesh Strategic Management; Qualities that Make an Organization Successful November 13, 2009
Dr. Bipin G. Nair
Professor and Dean
Amrita School of Biotechnology
Challenges in Pharmaceutical Industry; Opportunities and Threats October 24, 2009
Dr. Bill Silvera
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
" Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley “ Lessons Learnt August 26, 2009
Sri. V. Raghunandan
Director, Indian Telecom Service
Ministry of Communication and IT
Government of India
Building Private and Public Partnership as Managers July 27, 2009
Sri. Ram Mohan
Director of Research
Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Coimbatore
Challenges in Research and Industrialization of Traditional Medicine July 23, 2009