A. K. Sengupta
PhD (Calcutta University), Adjunct Professor

Has fiftytwo years of combined teaching, research and consulting experience. After about eight years of stint as a researcher in Planning Commission, Central Social Welfare Board and Office of the Registrar General of India and as a trainer in Ministry of Community Development, he joined IIM-Calcutta and taught and also did consulting work for nearly 30 years until his retirement as Professor of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. .After this, he held the Chair in HRM in Amrita for a few years. He was in Manchester Business School for about a year for training and research under Professor Tom Lupton. He has international research experience with ICPE ,Yugoslavia and ISS, Holland. His publications include two books and a few research monographs and a large number of papers both in national and international journals and also in books published from both India and abroad. Currently he is a visiting professor in a couple of management institutes and is also associated with an on-going research project on Empowerment of Rural and Tribal Poor in Jharkhand.

E-mail:- ak_sengupta@ettimadai.amrita.edu

Interest Areas : Human Resources Management.

Anju Bist
MBA, MS (Information Systems), University of Maryland at College Park

Ms. Anju Bist is currently pursuing her PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Amritapuri. As a key member of the University’s Green Campuses Initiative, she is involved in many student and administrative projects to help usher in sustainability in all aspects of the University’s operations. The Initiative seeks to share ideas and learnings with similarly-minded people from other colleges over an e-learning network. Ms. Bist is in charge of web communications of all constituent schools and campuses of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She also leads meditation classes for Amrita students. Prior to joining Amrita nearly ten years ago, Ms. Bist worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United States, with diverse clients such as Compaq, JC Penney, US Department of Defense and North Carolina School District, designing, developing and implementing large-scale IT systems. She obtained an MS in Information Systems and an MBA from the University of Maryland at College Park and was a gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in India. Her earlier studies were supported by the prestigious National Talent Search Scholarship in India.

E-mail:- anjubist@amrita.edu

Interest Areas : Environmental Management and Sustainable Development.

B. Ananth Narayan 
BSc (Engg. , REC), DMS (Bom.), MIMA, MIIPE

Presently a practicing management consultant for various corporates. Has over 35 years of corporate industrial exposure in Chemical/Pharmaceutical MNC's such as Burmah Shell Refineries Ltd, Burroughs Wellcome (I) Ltd & Bayer (I) Ltd in the fields of Plant Engg / Project / General Management both in India and abroad viz:Germany/U.K. His last assignment for over a decade was as Chief Executive in SIV Industries Ltd Group at Coimbatore having successfully turned around sick industrial undertakings. Visiting faculty in various fanagement Institutes.

E-mail:- ananth_mag@yahoo.com

Interest Areas: General Production, Operations and Marketing Turnaround Management.

Antii J. Wihuri
LLM, LL.Lic (University of Helsinki), LLM (University of London)

Senior Consultant, Leadership and Organizational Development. Member of the board, In Innotiimi Oy, Vantaa, Finland. Director, Talentum Media Oy, Helsinki, Finland.

G. Venugopal
BE (Mech., REC-Jaipur), PGDM (S.P. Jain)

Working as Senior Consultant in Manufacturing and SCM. Started career with the ITW-Signode, handling Planning and Scheduling, Vendor Development and MRP Implementation. Was Senior Executive-Manufacturing, in ITW.

E-mail :- venusaleena@rediffmail.com

Interest Areas: Business Consulting, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management.

Hari Goyal
BSc (Dairy Technolgy), PGDRM (IRMA)

A rural marketing consultant. Founder Director of Rural Track, an organization in the area of Rural Marketing. Worked in Dairy sector for sixteen years at various managerial positions in RCDF Ltd, Jaipur and GCMMF Ltd., Anand (AMUL).

E-mail:- harigoyal@ruraltrack.com

Interest Areas: Rural Marketing training, Market Research and distribution network.

K. Ramesh
MA (Phil, Chennai University), Three months specialization in media from Mudra institute of communication Ahmedabad (MICA)

Nineteen years of experience in advertising and media. Has worked in various advertising and media firms like Media Direction � Mumbai, Ogilvy Rural � Mumbai, McCann Erickson- Bengaluru, R K SWAMY / BBDO � Chennai, Mudra Communications � Chennai. Currently with Madison Communications Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, as General Manager.

Visiting faculty at Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore and Guest lecturer at BIM (since last one year)

L. N. Krishnan

Thirty six years of experience spanning Automotive Consumer Products and Foods, Chemicals, Engineering and textiles which include 18 years with reputed MNCs. Currently working with Thomas Cook India Pvt. Ltd., as VP Sourcing.

Interest Areas: Purchasing and Supply Management, General Operations Management and Commodity Buying.

Pradeep Menon 
BE (ECE), PGDBM (Systems and HRM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

More than eleven years of progressive and diversified experience in Information System Governance, Risk and Compliance consulting for organizations across USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has worked for varied industry domains such as Telecom, Banking, Retail, Airlines, Engineering and Construction, Manufacturing, Insurance, Government Agencies, and BPOs. Some of the major organizations for whom he has consulted include the World Bank in Washington DC, Cigna in Hartford-Connecticut, Etihad Airways in UAE, Saudi Telecom and Mobily in Saudi Arabia, RAK BANK, First Gulf Bank and Dubai Bank in UAE etc., He has an outstanding record of successfully establishing and managing business units and practices. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA) USA. Prior to establishing Quadrant's operation in Middle East, he was the General Manager for Sify - Middle East.

Interest Areas: IT Governance and Strategy Development, IT Management policies and procedures development, Information Security Management Strategy and Governance Structures Design, Operational Risk Management policies and procedures design, IT Service Management Policies and Procedures Development, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery, Information System Auditing.

Ramesh Gopalaswamy 
BE (Electronics and Communication Engg., IISc, Bengaluru), MS (Computer Science, IIT, Madras) and MS (Engineering Management, Stanford University, California)

Has thirty years of international experience. His vast industry experience covers both India and abroad. He played a key role in the establishment of Oracle India Development Center, built it from zero to about 500 people as a center of excellence and was its former Senior Director. He is currently an independent consultant and Adjunct Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology Bengaluru (IIIT-B), Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore and SSN School of Management, Chennai. He is the author of the National Award�winning book Managing Global Software Projects, The ACE of Soft Skills � Attitude, Communication and Etiquette for Success, Software Testing Principles and Practices and Software Maintenance. Two of these books have also been translated into Chinese. He is one of the handful of authors to be picked up worldwide for contribution to a IEEE book on Global Software Engineering practices. He currently offers consultancy services in the areas of project management and soft skills to several top companies in India and abroad. He has been the chairperson and invited speaker in a number of national and international conferences. He is in the Academic Advisory Board of Project Management Institute, India. He holds an MS in engineering management from Stanford University, California, MS in computer science from IIT Madras and BE from IISc Bengaluru.

Dr. Ramesh S. 
BE (Computer Science and Automation), PhD (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)

Over 17 years of professional experience. He has been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation Award (1992-95), IBM Graduate Research Fellowship (1990-91), First Rank, Indian Institute of Science Entrance Exams (1984).

Interest Areas: Quantitative Modelling, Computer Programming, Trading & Finance.

Sateesh Krishnamoorthy
MCom, MBA (Temple Univ, Philadelphia, USA) Is a Brand Consultant, based in Madras. His interest areas include Brand Management, Marketing Strategies and Brand Communications. He has had long stints in Marketing and Advertising, having served MNC and Indian companies viz., Cavinkare, McCann Erickson, Cricinfo, Reliance etc. Currently, he dons the role of a brand consultant providing strategic and communication counsel to prominent companies in Tamil Nadu. Apart from consulting assignments, he teaches advanced marketing courses in prestigious B-Schools in Tamil Nadu. He also conducts marketing workshops in B-Schools, Companies, Banks and Business associations.
He also runs a blog � http://www.marketingmaayaajaalam.blogspot.com � an interactive web forum for marketing and advertising professionals.

E-mail:- satheeshkrishnamoorthy@hotmail.com)

Interest Areas: Brand Management, Marketing Strategies and Brand Communications.

Adv. Sheela Prasad 
LLB (Calicut University)

Fourteen years of experience in practicing in the civil and criminal courts in the district head quarters, Palakkad. Has wide range of experience in different aspects of legal issues related to corporate management and nationalized banks. Five years of teaching experience in reputed educational institutions.

E-mail:- adv_sheelaprasad@yahoo.com

Interest Areas: Business and corporate laws.

Dr. Shyam Nath 
MA (Economics), PhD (Economics, Public Finance), PDF (Syracuse University, USA)

Over 30 years of teaching experience at University level. 20 years of active participation in consultancy and research for national and regional governments and international agencies (UNDP, UNCDF, The World Bank, UNU/WIDER, USAID, UNRISD, ECA, AERC, Commonwealth Secretariat). Has authored a number of international and national consultancy reports which includes reports for Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

Interest Areas: : Public Finance, Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics.

Adv. V. S. Ganeshan 
MA Economics, MA Social Works, LLB, LLM (University of Madras)

Seventeen plus years of experience in banking industry ( Vijaya Bank, Union Bank of India, Nedungadi Bank (currently PNB), Corporation Bank), over twelve years of experience as a lawyer (civil, criminal and labour side) and currently doing chamber practice. More than twenty years of teaching experience.

HR Consultant/Trainer Paul Mathew

Director, Academy for Transformational Learning Corporate

Worked in Godrej for 21 years from 1981 to 2002, in Sales of Office Automation and Communication Products. From 1994 to 2002, was the Regional Manager (South India) for the Division. Has been involved in theatre for nearly 40 years primarily as an actor, but also as actor-trainer and playwright. Has also done a number of ad films, serials, and feature films. While leading teams in Godrej, was struck by the realization that a theatre group instinctively manifests all the positive dynamics of a powerful, happy team that enjoys change and challenge. Experimented with theatre techniques to develop similar traits among own teams in Godrej. The results were positive and were noticed by other divisions, who also experimented with theatre-based workshops. Corporate Theatre, over the last 5 years has been welcomed across a wide variety of organizations and industries. Participants (around 11,800 over the last 4 years) have ranged from plant workers to CEOs, Directors, and Presidents, of some of India's best known organizations as well as multinationals, including SCOPE International, Airtel, Verizon, HCL and Cognizant.

E- mail:- atlonline@vsnl.net)

Interest Areas : Team Building and Team Dynamic

Sandeep Rambhatla 

Has more than six years of industry experience Insurance, BFSI, ITES industries in the domain of Business Process Management, Process Reengineering & Business Development. Currently working as Assistant General Manager – Business Process Management at Cholamandalam MS handling BPM program office. Responsible for Process Reengineering and implementing solutions to enhance and improve quality and productivity of processes. Worked as Manager Business Development at Tata Consultancy Services - Responsible for implementing Business Process Management solutions for BFSI clients. Worked as Business Consultant at Cisco Systems, Singapore in the Learning and Development Department implementing solutions across Australia, Korea, China & Singapore. 

Founder President of a Registered, Not for Profit NGO "SATHVA", started in 2001 July. The organization is registered under the TN societies act 1975. www.sathva.org(link is external). Conceptualized and designed a Strategic Business Management Simulation game "Chain Reaction". Conceptualized and designed a “Personal Finance Simulation Game”. Developed a model on "Dejection Factor", an expounder on "Why failure is the stepping stone to success". Developed a model on "Experiential Learning".

Featured in Outlook Money June 15th 2011 issue. Preferred Pedagogy Methodology includes Activity Based Learning and Game Based Learning.

Shijith P. M. 

Shijith has over six years of industry and consulting experience. He has been a domain consultant with the management consulting arm of a Tata organization. He has predominantly worked in the areas of strategy, operations & supply chain management, new product development & introduction with most of his focus on the aerospace & defense sector.

Shijith is passionate about teaching. He has been teaching and conducting workshops at B-schools and corporates.  He has also authored and presented papers at various national & international conferences. 

Shijith is an MBA in Operations Management and an engineer with a specialization in Industrial Engineering & Management. He is APICS certified CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management). Shijith is a member of APICS – The Association of Operations Management, USA.

Sunil Kumar P. 

Lawyer by profession, obtained his masters in law with first rank from Calicut University. He started his career as Lecturer in law at Central Law College, Salem and later resumed the legal profession. Specialized in mediation, arbitration and conciliation, he teaches law at various institutions. Currently associated with Jananeethi, a Government accredited NGO; their operational areas include Access to Justice, Clinical Legal Education, Research and Community Development.

Joy Chakrabarti 
MA (Political Science)

Ms. Chakrabarti is a Brand and Marketing Communications Consultant. She has over 20 years of industry experience having first worked with National Agencies like Contract Advertising and TBWA Anthem at senior management levels, and later as a Consultant. Over the years she has worked with a number of leading Brands in India and has been involved in a wide range of activities such as, new product launches, repositioning exercises, brand building / consolidation etc. She has been visiting faculty for over 15 years. Strategic Brand Management, Consumer Behavior, Brand Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, Advertising Strategy and Management, and Business Communication are some of the papers she has handled. The premier Management Institutes that she has taught at are – Symbiosis Institutions in Pune (1997 – 1999 SIBM, SITM, SIMS). Thereafter in Bangalore, she has taught at Symbiosis, the Alliance Business Academy Institutions, TAPMI, NMIMS, IIPM, IBA , Amrita School of Business apart from other business schools.

She is a Soft-Skills Trainer and has conducted several Soft Skills and Intercultural Training Programs for Infosys, Robert Bosch, other IT and non-IT organizations. As well as for the Armed Forces, HAL, and some colleges – T John, Alliance Business Academy, and the Dayanand Sagar Institutions. As a Cross-Cultural trainer she has conducted sessions in Paris for SIETAR, in Stuttgart for Compass International, and for study groups to India - from San Jose, Neu Ulm of Germany, etc.