Ajit Rangnekar, is the former Dean of the Indian School of Business (currently ranked by Financial Times as 34 in its annual ranking of the world's leading business schools). He was the Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB) from January 2009 to December 31, 2015. Recently, he was appointed as a director of GMAC. He is the sole Indian on the GMAC team.
Anand Kumar is an Indian mathematician and a columnist for various national and international mathematical journals and magazines. He is best known for his Super 30 programme, which he started in Patna, Bihar in 2002, and which coaches economically backward students for IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). By 2017, 396 out of the 450 had made it to IITs and Discovery Channel showcased his work in a documentary. He has been invited by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to speak on his globally acclaimed effort to mentor students from the underprivileged sections for admission to IIT
Prof. Dishan Kamdar, Professor, Deputy Dean, Academic Programmes, ISB, joined Indian School of Business (ISB) in 2004. He is now Deputy Dean for Academic Programmes and a senior faculty in ISB’s Organizational Behaviour department He specializes in teaching Negotiation Analysis & Decision Making. His hands-on teaching style & well-crafted course content has won him an award for the “Best Professor of the Year for 2008-2009 (PGP Programme) and 2015-2016 (Family Business Programme)” at ISB He has trained employees from organizations within & outside India. He is cited as one of India’s top researchers & has made tenure far earlier than most people in the academia. He has published several papers in top tier international journals and has presented papers at a number of major conferences. He has also co-authored a book chapter in a Handbook on Organisational Citizenship Behaviour titled ‘A review of Good Soldier Activity in Organisations
Dr. Rajdeep Manwani, Coordinator, Department Of Commerce at Jain University, Bangalore, is an academician, trainer, motivational speaker, life coach, counselor & quiz-master. He is a triple post graduate and a PHD having completed his M.com, M.B.A and M.Phil & also a doctorate in commerce. He holds the record of being adjudged the best impromptu speaker for five years. He has been awarded the Distinguished Toastmaster the highest award in Toastmasters International. He is the recipient of the National award as role model for empowerment of persons with disability from the honorable President of India in December 2013. He is also the recipient of the special award given by the chief minister of Karnataka in 2011 & the State award for excellence given by the Government of Karnataka in 2015. He has been a featured TEDx and has hosted several training programs, given motivational speeches & management talk shows on radio. He has trained, motivated and mentored over 17,500 students and executives over a span of eighteen years and received excellent ratings from his corporate and educational clients which include Britannia, State Bank of India, Pantaloon retail, WIPRO and Kotak life, among others. He firmly believes in the motto of his life “Touching lives, making a difference”
Raghu Raman has possibly one of the most unique career profiles spanning over 25 years. He has spent eleven years as an officer in the Indian Armed Forces , followed by another eleven years in the corporate sector before joining the Government as CEO of the National Intelligence Grid. Raghu started his career with the Indian Army. During his stint, he was in active combat in Punjab battling terrorists and in Siachen Glacier facing Pakistani troops. He has served as a UN peacekeeper, as well as been an instructor teaching leadership and strategy to officers at the prestigious School of Armoured Warfare. After leaving the Indian Army, Raghu joined the Mahindra Group in 1998 and helped set up Mahindra United World College. Over the next ten years he led various companies, including First Choice, Mahindra SSG and finally DLSI, a Mahindra joint venture with British Aerospace before being handpicked to create and head the National Intelligence Grid, Ministry of Home Affairs in the Government of India. After his five year stint as the founding CEO of NATGRID, Raman joined Reliance Industries as Group President, Risk, Security & New Ventures. Raghu is a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, a frequent guest faculty in business schools, keynote speaker and columnist on National Security Strategy and Leadership in leading publications. He is also the author of “Everyman’s War” - a book published by Random House.
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