Former President & Managing Director, Eureka Forbes Limited;
Independent Non-executive Director at Ion Exchange India Ltd;
Director at Win for Life Foundation
Mr. Akhil Marfatia is a Motivational and Management Speaker, Consultant for Business Strategy and Sales/Marketing programs, and mentor to CEOs. Alumni of London School of Economics, he has experience of over five decades in building new consumer products and companies, starting as a fast track management trainee with Hindustan Lever, including consumer and personal products businesses of Johnson & Johnson. Known as pioneer of direct selling in India, and first President and Managing Director of Eureka Forbes, whose vision of being the largest employee based Direct Sales Company in the world was realized in a decade. He is a renowned author of much acclaimed book – Win for Life, published by Tata McGraw-Hill.
Dr. D. M. Mithani
Professor, OYA Business School, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Professor Emeritus, H.K. Institute of Management Studies & Research
Author of books on Business & Economics
Dr. D. M. Mithani has teaching experience of over five decades serving in India at the University of Mumbai and the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). He is currently teaching at OYA Business School at Universiti Utara Malaysia, which is considered Asia’s largest campus. He is also a Visiting Faculty at Prince of Songkhla University, Hatyai, Thailand and Thaksin University, Thailand.
Dr. Mithani is a prolific author of academic books on business & economics and is credited with more than 5o active published works. He has contributed to several research papers in the domain of International Economics published in the National and International Journals.
Former In flight Supervisor, Air India for 38 years
Motivational Speaker, Soft Skills Trainer, Image Management Consultant
Selection Panelist (India) for Anthony Robbins Leadership Foundation Global Youth Summit 2013, San Diego, California
Chief Mentor – Soft Skills Development Centre, H.K.I.M.S.R.
Visiting Faculty at Business Schools
Mr. Shariar Karim was formerly an in flight Supervisor with Air India for 38 years and has to his credits 26 opportunities to operate V.V.I.P. flights. He has conducted several training programme for airline personnel in both public and private sectors at the Air India Staff College and trained cabin crew for 17 years at In flight Training and Development Centre.
Currently, he is a Motivational Speaker, Soft-Skills Trainer and Image Management Consultant for several Multinational companies and corporate honchos. He regularly conducts Soft-Skills Orientation Programme at various management institutes in India. He is also Chief Mentor at Soft Skills Development Centre at HKIMSR and has driven the Soft Skills initiative successfully on the campus for both staff and students.
Shankar N Dutta
Former – Country Manager & Vice President; Kodak India Limited
Former – President; Reliance MediaWorks Limited
Current – Whole Time Director; Jyothy Fabricare Services Limited
Mr. Shankar Dutta has more than three decades of corporate experience covering the functional areas of sales, marketing,general administration across various levels in consumer products, consumer services and entertainment industries. A specialist of consumer attitudes & behaviour, Mr Dutta has been associated with business schools in Mumbai & Hyderabad.
Director HR at GlobeOp Financial Services
Mr. Devarajan R is the Director – Human Resources at one of the world’s topmost hedge funds company GlobeOp Financial Services. He has earlier worked with IDBI Bank and has many accolades to his credit. Recently, he has been selected as one of the top 50 HR Managers in a survey conducted by Great Places to Work magazine.
He is a prolific teacher and a teacher trainer, who teaches regularly at many B-Schools in Mumbai and India and regularly conducts training programme for management teachers to develop teaching style attuned to the needs of 21st century management teaching.
Vidya Dhareshwar, GPHR
India Talent Officer at Cisco Systems
Vidya has over 16 years of enriching experience in the domain of training. She has worked across various industry segments in the training department. Starting with Leela Group, she has worked with, ICICI Prudential Insurance Company Limited, Mphasis, Hewlett Packard, Accenture, Levi Strauss before joining CISCO. At CISCO, she is the Talent Officer for India and is responsible for identifying and nurturing aspiring talents within and outside CISCO, who are eager and capable of contributing to the growth of CISCO India.
She is extremely popular for her uncanny belief in the potential of people and analytical approach to leadership developmental processes.
Shammi ManikFormer Managing Director, Taylor and Francis India
Shammi Manik is a result driven and enterprising Marketing, Sales and Strategy Leader with a proven record for delivering outstanding results by building powerful and agile teams, superior products, strong networks and productive associations. Over 26 years of winning experience with three of the world’s largest Information Services, Education Technology and Publishing companies – Orient Longman (now Orient Blackswan), Oxford University Press, India and Taylor & Francis Group India. Over 4 years of Senior Management experience as a Managing Director and 10+ years of managing Sales and Marketing operations for Oxford University Press – Educational Division in the India-SAARC region.
Shammi Manik is popular as one of the most aggressive Sales Manager in the book publishing world and has many awards to his credits. Recently, he has co-founded Avant Publishing Services Pvt. Ltd., an education solutions providing company to the CBSE, ICSE and International schools.
Director at S-Ancial Advisors Pvt. Ltd.;
Executive Director, Hyphen Inc
Former Vice President – Equity Funds at Kotak Asset Management Limited
Sajit Pisharodi has experience of over two decades in managing funds in the capital market. Starting his career with Stock Holding Corporation Limited, he has managed operations at IDBI Capital Markets, SBI Funds and Kotak Asset Management. Smitten by entrepreneurial endeavour, he founded Hyphen Inc, a financial advisory company that also works in the domain of financial education for B-School students. He is a Visiting Faculty to various management institutions across India and conducts financial trainings on specialized modules critical for capital market operations.
Currently, he is the Executive Director of Hyphen Inc and Director at S-Ancial Advisors Pvt. Ltd.