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Shri. R K Chandra
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Dr. (CA) Prakash Valecha
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Shri. R K Chandra has done his M.Sc. Chemistry, Patna University 1966, C.A.I.I.B., SAP-Fico, Ex-in house Trainer at SBLC-Ranchi & Deoghar, under Patna Circle. After serving 38 years with SBI, he had superannuated in the month of January 2006. Afterwards, he was associated as Executive Director, NMA and NIESBUD as Advisor on Project Virtual Cluster. A member of screening team of NITI AAYOG scheme of Atal Innovation Mission, (AIM) on selection of eligible Incubators, for grant of Rs. 100 Million of financial support, under NSTEDB, Govt of India, New Delhi.

He was Mentor, Trainer & Senior Advisor for spreading Financial Literacy, for success of PM Mudra Yojana, (Stand up India), Start-up India, etc. amongst Entrepreneurs at NIESBUD, for Enterprise Creation, Business Incubation, and Capacity building and worked with NIESBUD till Dec'2019.

Life Member: AIMA, ISTD, ISABS, NHRD-N, EPSI, New Delhi, NMA, Noida, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Noida & ISKCON, Patna, Bhavan's Gandhi Vidyashram, Mumbai.

Dr. P Valecha is a PhD. in Management, Chartered Accountant, Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce with experience of over 25 years in Strategic Management and Marketing.

He has participated in International Trade Fairs, Bilateral Trade Fairs in 17 countries held by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Exporters Organization (FIEO) and Plastics Export Promotion Council (Government of India promoted bodies for enhancing Trade from India). He has interacted with various dignitaries including the President and Prime Ministers during Bilateral Trade fairs organized by Government of India.

Since past seven years he is a visiting faculty with NSE, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, NIMSME and various Management Institutes in India.

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Dr. T N Venkata Reddy
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Dr. T N Reddy is a retired professor from UASB, GKVK, Bangalore and presently associated with the same institute as a visiting professor. He is also a visiting faculty with Manage - Hyderabad, IIHR - Bangalore, ICAR – Bangalore, NIAM, Jaipur and Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Anand, Gujarat.

He has served as a member of the 12th plan Evaluation Team of the Indian Coffee Board, G O I. And member of many boards and committees set up by the state and central government. He is a life member of Indian Society of Agriculture Marketing , Agricultural Economics Research Association, Indian Economic Association, Indian Society of Agribusiness Management and Indian Society of Seed Technology.

He was born in an Agricultural Family in Thoopalli Village, Srinivasapura Taluk, Kolar District and pursued his whole education in Government Institutions only. He is a donating figure throughout his life in many lakhs even from his retirement benefits.

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Dr. V P Sharma
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Dr. V P Sharma is a triple post-graduate, MA in Economics, MSc Statistics and MBA Operations followed by PhD in Development Studies in Water-shed Management. He has 40 years of Experience, Started Career as Systems Analyst in 1979, Joined Indian Statistical Service (ISS) in 1982 and worked there till 1987, Served in various capacities mainly in IT area for last 37 years, as Systems Analyst, Systems Manager, Information System Specialist and then Deputy Director (IT) at MANAGE since 1989.

Served as Director and Chairman, MANAGE Centre for Agricultural Knowledge Management, ICTs and Mass Media; and MANAGE Centre for Agrarian Studies and Natural Resources Management at National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad till December 2017.

He has Published over 50 Technical Papers in National and International Journals and has travelled all over the globe. His core competency is in the domain of Agricultural Knowledge Management, Natural Resources Management, Climate Change Information Services, Sustainable Agriculture, Monitoring and Evaluation.

He is presently associated with the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India as Technical Consultant (Water-shed Development) at National Rain-fed Area Authority (NRAA).

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Shri. T Rama Rao
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Shri. Rao is M. Pharma and M.Sc. and has a total 31 years of experience in Pharma Formulation manufacturing Industry, out of which 20 years of experience in leadership responsibilities in the areas of projects, technology transfer, pharmaceutical manufacturing, plant operations management, quality assurance, quality management, audits & compliance, and quality system automation. He also has three years of consulting experience with Multiple roles as a Project Consultant, Visiting Professor/Faculty, Auditor, Corporate trainer in the fields of GMP, Quality Management Systems, Audits & Regulatory Compliance, Validations, Six Sigma, Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Management System Standards, and Industry best practices.

He has carried out more than 300 Certification audits as an Auditor for different standards including and Vender assessment and Audit on behalf of the different Certification Bodies in India and more than 30 GMP audits as a Principal Auditor for different Pharmaceutical Companies on behalf of Sai Pharma Consultancy in India and Also led more than 26 numbers of Regulatory audits as a prime lead in different Pharmaceutical Companies during my industrial on roll service. He has conducted more than 3500+ hours of CGMP Training courses and facilitated grooming of more than 1000 + Pharma professionals as Lead Faculty across many Indian Metros and Cities.

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Shri. Sudhir Gupta
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Dr. J C Pande
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Shri. Hardeep Singh Arora
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Dr. Satarupa B. Kapoor
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Dr. Kapileswar Mishra
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Dr. Harsh V. Kothari
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Shri. Sudhir Gupta has extensive professional experience of over 40 years. He completed his Electrical Engineering degree from MS University Baroda and started his career as at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

 

Later he moved to industry and has held senior positions in leading organizations like DCM Data Systems, Uptron, Honeywell and Airtel.

Subsequently he was Director Software Development Engineering at Comverse.

 

Currently he is associated with Management Associates and supporting social sector organizations and startups.

Dr. J C Pande has done his PGDPM from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University and CAIIB(I) from Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai. His PhD is in Management from Bhagwant University, Ajmer, Rajasthan. Dr. Pande had taken voluntary retirement as Chief Manager from Allahabad Bank; a leading Nationalized Bank of the country; wef 01.10.2014 in Senior Management Grade. His experience as Bank officer for over 30 years, ranges in the fields of Bank Management, Marketing; Human Resources; Administration; Faculty in Bank’s Staff Colleges- for conducting programmes organized for Managers/ Officers of the Bank. Earlier, he had served as Officer in the Indian Army from May ‘78 to Apr ’84, and gained varied experience & exposure needed for overall development in one’s personality.

His specialization has been Marketing Strategies, Sales & Services Excellence; Decision Making, Problem Solving & Interpersonal Relationship; Motivation for Excellence and Team Building; Transformation-Management & Leadership Excellence; Retail Banking; Communication & Soft Skills; Bank Management and Management of Financial Services.

Mr. Hardeep Singh Arora is an expert on Technology Consulting and Auto Component Industry. He carries more than 35 years of experience in Manufacturing Industry, out of which, his association of more than 30 years has been with Minda Group of Industries, primarily Spark Minda Group. During his tenure, he has held positions like Group Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Engineering (Mechatronics). He has spearheaded the New Technology Introduction, New Product Development, Automation, IPR management, Cost reduction drives etc. at the Group Level. He was also responsible for evaluating M&A and JV opportunities for the Group which included Technical Due Diligence, Project Feasibility etc with the JV Partners.

He has travelled extensively to International Automotive Hubs like Japan, Europe, UK, Australia etc. for Business Development and Technical Discussions with Global Automotive vehicle Manufacturers – be it Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Two Wheelers, Tractors & Off-Road Vehicles.

Dr. Satarupa Bhattacharjee Kapoor is working with Trimble’s Emerging Markets & Funded (EMFP) Projects Division, heading the division in South Asia and driving Trimble’s development initiatives in this region. She works closely with the Implementing agencies and the funding agencies to develop more awareness of new technologies and its importance & how it can contribute to attain Bank’s objectives towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and priorities.

An entrepreneur by heart, she is the founder of Pristdel Private Limited an IT based company and drove it for 4 years before joining Trimble Inc. Her corporate journey started in the year 2007 and she has worked with companies like Rolta India Ltd, RMSI Pvt. Ltd., Geospatial Media & Communication (now Geospatial World) and deputed as consultant to various organisations like World Bank, UN-GGIM.

She was also associated with Petroleum Engineering Department of MIT college, Pune; Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay for various research work. She has a doctoral degree in Geology, obtained from Pune University. She has more than 15 publications in her research field. A managemnet professional, certified from Fore School of Mangement, Delhi and a certified SixSigma (Black Belt) expert.

Dr. Kapileswar Mishra has done his doctorate in Civil Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He is recipient of National Scholarship, Gold Medal from IE (I), National Doctoral Fellowship from All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi. Union Ministry of Water Resources Irrigation Prize at 31st Indian Engineering Congress. Prakruti Bandu Award from Environment and Forest Dept. Govt. of Odisha, Aryabhat Gourav Sanman, Kalinga Gourav Award 2017.

 

He has over 30 years of experience in teaching, training and industry. For 12 years, he has worked as Director/ Principal in various universities/ engineering colleges of Orissa, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.

He had also been associated with AGRAGAMEE a leading NGO of Odisha, Aakash Group Singapore, iWatch,  Madhukar Livelihood Foundation, Subudhi Technoengineers Pvt Ltd, Adarsh Noble Corporation ltd, BORMANN labs, i2K solutions and Berto Business Advisory Services Pvt Ltd.

Dr. Harsh V. Kothari is an Entrepreneurs’ Mentor, Trainer and Business Coach. He is currently Professor at DIAS, Rohini, Delhi, and Visiting Faculty at FMS(DU). He has done Master of Management Studies from BITS, Pilani, and Ph.D.  from ICFAI University, Dehradun, and is a fellow in the field of Entrepreneurship with Educational Wing of National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), Bengaluru.

 

He has specialization in HR, Operations, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Soft Skills. He has 28 years corporate experience in Manufacturing Industry as part of ownership and 17 years in Academics. He is a certified mentor of Entrepreneurs, HR Consultant, Leadership Trainer, and Business Coach. Recently he is also certified as Innovation Ambassador by MOE’s Innovation Cell AICTE, New Delhi and President of Institution’s Innovation Council. He is also mentor to Wadhwani Foundation’s Ventures.

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Shri. Chetan Kumar
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Shri. Nirmal B. Lal
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Dr. P. C. Sikligar
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Dr. S R Sharma
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Ms. Seema Dholi
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Ms. Pooja Goel
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Ms. Garima Singhal
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Mr. Saurabh Khare
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Shri. Yashu Goyal
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Dr. Vijay D. Joshi
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Shri. Chetan Kumar is an IPR Expert, associated with Management Associates.

 

He has expert knowledge domain on Patents, Designs, Copyrights and Trademarks.

 

He was associated with Intellectual Property Management Division of ‘Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi. He has served CSIR as Scientist for more than 20 years and was in the first pioneer team, inducted IPR Policy and Structure in India.

Mr. N B Lal, a 1985 batch MBA from Lucknow University spent many years of his career as a retail industry professional, prior to taking up teaching and training assignment at FDDI, Noida.

 

He has had the unique opportunity to witness the transition of retail industry from traditional retail formats to its modern form in India by working with retail giants like Singer India Ltd., Woodland shoes and apparels, Westside, as well as government emporia at senior management positions.

 

Mr. Lal has been teaching many topics related to retail management at both undergraduate and post graduate level and mentoring students for their dissertation projects. He has also authored a book on retail merchandising, useful for post graduate students as well as practicing retail managers.

Dr. P. C. Sikligar obtained Master in Sociology in 1979 from Rajasthan University and Ph.D. from Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Rajasthan) in 1992.

 

He was associated with the National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad from 1984 to 2014, and 2015 to 2018 as a faculty with the Centre for Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, and as a consultant with the Centre for Panchayati Raj. He was also posted at Northeast Regional Centre, Guwahati between 2008 and 2011.

 

He is an expert in handholding social startups specially pertaining to rural development, social security, GPDP, employment etc.

Dr S R Sharma is a Sr. Academician having over 28 years of work experience in academics as well as academic administration in India and abroad. He has served as Professor & Head of Management Department in an African University under the UNDP scheme for two years (2002-2004). Dr Sharma is the recipient of Shiksha Bharti Puraskar-2010 presented by All India Achievers Foundation, New Delhi.

 

His areas of interest are Financial Management, Risk Management, Business Ethics and Business Communication and Human Values. Dr. Sharma has published over two dozen research papers in different national and international journals.  Dr Sharma is the former director of Doon Business School, Mahadevi Institute of Technology, Dehradun and presently working as Director (Academics) at NIMBUS Academy of Management, Dehradun.

Seema Dholi is a Co-founder of Farm2Kitchen Foods Private Ltd., started her company in 2014 with a vision of making Organic food available and affordable in every part of the country. Healthy food for every one being the mantra. Seema enjoys being part of Farmers community and work with them and grow with them. She has passion for her work and also practice Life Coaching to people.

 

Seema is a Certified Professional Life Coach with The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology, USA. She creates an open and safe space for you to clarify intentions, explore possibilities and clear obstacles to make “impossible” dreams a reality. Her coaching sessions are often described as inspiring, energetic and transformative. Life coaching fulfills Seema’s purpose – to help others become empowered in their lives, to see their own radiance and hear their own inner guidance.

Pooja Goel is the Founder of 'Pink Collar Professionals', a social entrepreneurship initiative to help women-led Small Businesses with digital marketing.

 

Pooja is also featured by  Forbes India and YourStory Media and Honored as Best Social Entrepreneur, 2020 by The Crazy Tales.

She has delivered umpteen guest sessions on marketing and Business strategy at many institutes and incubation centers. She is a Podcaster @ Marketing Minions - A Spotify talk show for Marketing Strategy & SMEs.

Ms Garima Singhal is a Patent Professional having skills in Patent law, Patent search, patent drafting, and patent analysis. Garima is M.Tech. (Bio Chemical Engineering) from IIT BHU, Varanasi and M.Sc (Microbiology) from CCS University, Meerut. She is a qualified Patent Agent and has done various courses in IPR and related subjects from IIT Madras and WIPO Academy. She has also pursued training program in IPR and related matters under WOS-C (KIRAN-IPR) from CSIR (IPU) (through a National level competition). She has done 'Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research & Medical Writing' from the James Lind Institute, Singapore and Training Course in
Science Journalism from Indian scientific Communication Society, Lucknow.

 

She has experience of more than 10 years in various fields that inter-alia include Patent search and analysis, Patent Application filing, Patent drafting, Patent prosecution. Earlier she had worked as ‘Scientific Content Manager /Desk Editor’ in an MNC and as ‘Product Manager Trainer’ in a reputed Pharmaceutical company.

Saurabh Khare is an adaptable, resourceful and enthusiastic management professional with over 16 years of diverse experience in business management & marketing. He has done MBA & B.E. (Mechanical) and also got advance diploma in Management from AIMA. He is an entrepreneurial, self-driven individual with exceptional multi-tasking and organizational skills. Having extensive experience of start-up as well as corporate sector with renowned MNCs like Bosch & Saint Gobain group. Established & running a company from a simple idea to a fast growing multi-million ‘Office Supplies’ DIPP Start-up Offiworld Venture (P) Ltd. It has got various accolades from by IIT-Kharagpur, The CEO Story & Silicon India startup city magazine.

His key skills are extensive cross-functional management experience, comprising of Entrepreneurship and Startups functions, Business Development, Key Account Management (KAM), Sales Operations (Channel/ Institutional & Project), Brand Promotion, Merchandising, Marketing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Digital Marketing, Ecommerce, General Management & Administrative Operations, Strategy formulation. Procurement & Vendor Management.

Yashu Goyal is currently the Founder CEO of YogaDESK, an online D2C startup promoting making in India for the world.
 
Qualification wise he is B.Tech (DCE), MBA (Gold Medalist), PGD Environmental Law (NLU). Having spent 18 yrs with TOP Global MNCs in Senior Leadership role managing Global Business & large Corporate Clients. He spent 11 years in Renewable Energy domain (Vestas, GE) & 7 years in Car industry (M&M, Honda Cars, Hyuindai).

He has rich experience in International Sales & Marketing, negotiating & closing multi-million dollar corporate deals, Risk Management & Project Financing across Asia, Europe & USA markets.

Dr. Vijay D. Joshi is a Gold medalist of International business (PGDIT) from Bhavan's College of Management Mumbai, he has obtained his MBA (Marketing) from Yashwantrao Chavan Open University, M. Phil (Sociology) from Madurai Kamraj University. He has more than 20 years of corporate experience of senior managerial positions. He has been associated with the academic field over past twelve years and contributed more than 40 National and international research papers in various referred magazines and journals and presented several papers in national and international conferences.

Dr. Joshi is honored by several prestigious awards which include ILDC (International Leadership Development Council) appointed as Chairman of Maharashtra state. Received 'Best Professor in Entrepreneurship Development' ICBM - AMP Academic Excellence Awards 2018. ICBM Hyderabad, recently he is honored by International Research Award (INSO Award- Chennai) in management domain for his research work.

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Dr. Vaibhav Tripathi
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Shri. Gagan Mohan
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Ms. Riti Srivanstava
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Dr. Vaibhav Tripathi has been working on the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the last 10 years, Currently he is associated with Gopal Narayan Singh University, Rohtas as Associate Professor and Head of Narayan Incubation Centre.  He is involved in teaching; mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs and startups; and entrepreneurial research. 

 

He has conducted various seminars, workshops and sponsored and unsponsored capacity building programs in the entrepreneurial field. He has been continuously working on establishment and execution of e-cell/pre-incubation/incubation centres and government funded programs.  

 

He is mentoring a few startups and representing them through their advisory board. 

Gagan Mohan is presently working at International Testing Centre, MSME Technology Development Centre, Process Cum Product Development Centre, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India.

 

Previously he has worked with Spectro Analytical Labs and Modi Arc Electrodes Co. Qualification wise, he is double M.Sc. in Total Quality Management and Inorganic Chemistry.

 

He is also expert in Chemical Testing and Analysis and also worked as an accessor and auditor.

His core area lies in Production & Operations and provide advisories for startups in manufacturing.

Riti Srivastava has done PG Diploma in International Trade from Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune, M.A in Economics, Pune University, B.A (Honors) in Economics, Patna Women’s College and Diploma in Financial Analysis and Tax Planning from Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune. Presently, Riti is pursuing her PhD in Economics from Banasthali Vidyapeeth. She has presented papers in national and international conferences organized by IIM and Bradford University UK.

She has 20+ years of experience in various fields on Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Trainings and Program Management. She had been associated with NIESBUD and organized workshop on entrepreneurial skills in foreign trades.

She has also worked with National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI as Consultant (Faculty Associate) for PGD-ABM and Bhartiya Skill Development University, Jaipur as a Senior Trainer.

She had been associated with IIM, Lucknow (Noida Campus) as Research Associate and International School of Business & Media, Noida as Faculty and Chairperson (Academics). Presently she is working with Management Associates as Head T & D and conducted/ organized several workshops in the domain of ‘Entrepreneurship, Startups and Business Development’.