Shobha holds a PhD degree from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, a PGDM from IIM Calcutta, and a BA (Honours) in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. She worked as a Management Consultant in TCS after graduating from IIMC. After her PhD, Shobha has worked at the Nanyang Business School of NTU Singapore from 1994 to 2009, and at Qatar University from 2009 to 2019.
Trained in the case method at the Harvard Business School (PCMPCL program), Shobha teaches undergraduate, masters, doctoral and executive courses in Strategy, Technology & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, CSR & Ethics, International Business and Organization Theory. She pioneered the use of simulation software in teaching Strategic Management in Singapore and Qatar.
Shobha has published her research in top journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal. She presents her research regularly at international conferences.
A practitioner of performance / process management, Prof Suresh Venkatraman comes with first-hand experience in establishing new facilities, running delivery organizations, and implementing 5S, Kanban, BSC, CMMI, ISO 9000, TOC, TQM and TS 16949.
A doctoral scholar from IIM Bangalore, his doctoral dissertation on the ‘Adoption of ISO 9000’, earned him the Citibank Award for Excellence in Research. Prof Suresh also has more than 20 years of industry experience across roles in Business Planning, Operations, Projects, PMO, SBU head, and, Supply Chain in the Auto, BPO, Construction, Engineering, and FMCG sector. Most of his industry experience was with the top business groups of South India – Murugappa, TVS and Rane. His stint at Rane NSK exposed him to Japanese Management practices. He has been trained by NSK at their plant in Thailand.
At IFMR, Prof Suresh has taught Probability & Statistics, Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, and Contemporary Practices in Operations for PGDM students. He has also handled courses on Lean Management and Business Modelling for VIT BS – Vellore and Chennai campus.
Prof Suresh has been teaching full time at IFMR since 2014, handling core courses in Quantitative Sciences, Operations Management, and electives on Business Process Management. He has designed and developed an elective course titled ‘Operations & Technology’ in the Insurance space. His research and consultancy interests are in the areas of Process Migration, Process Performance and Productivity.
Vijaya C Subramanian has a PhD in Operations Research from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station and a MS from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Formerly a faculty member at the Madras School of Economics and a Research Associate at the HEC School of Business, Paris, her research interests are in the areas of Quantitative methods, Analytics, Supply chain, Healthcare, Food safety and security.
She has also led Product Development at Aggrigator, a Stanford incubated B2B Agri e-commerce start up and worked at the United Nations, New York in the area of Humanitarian Logistics.
She consults on Healthcare projects to support policy making with organizations such as the Foundation for Medical Research. She has published in the European Journal of Operational Research and IEEE.
A senior analytics professional with strong, multi-faceted experience, Prof Amar Saxena has consulted and worked with leading banks and financial institutions – partnering in designing effective analytic solutions. He brings a unique blend of strong technical skills with excellent leadership abilities. A hands-on leader with an analytical edge, Prof Saxena was earlier head, Global Accounts Analytics at TCS eServe.
Prof Amar Saxena is an MBA from IIFM, Bhopal and a Fellow from IIM Ahmedabad. He has proven experience in setting up strong offshore analytic teams – completely integrated with host organizations, across the entire spectrum of functions such as developing new business, creating new capabilities for showcasing to clients, designing efficient analytic solutions, transitioning & redesigning processes and managing strong delivery teams. These teams have been across all the analytic functions – from Risk Management, Customer & Marketing Analytics to Fraud Analytics.
He has around 20 years of experience in Industry which includes ADP India, RBS Business Services, TCS etc.
Prof Vijayalakshmi’s teaching career has been enriched by her research expertise and interest in organizational transformations in public sector organizations and her corporate experience in senior management positions and as a consultant. An expert in Organizational Behaviour and a Fellow from MDI, Gurgaon, she has a Master’s degree in Agriculture with specialization in Plant Breeding and Agriculture and a PG Diploma in Rural Management from IRMA.
Prof Vijayalakshmi’s research and consulting interests include design and delivery of indigenous psychometric tests in vernacular languages, competency mapping and assessment processes, utilization of existing psychometrics for HR processes, Evaluation of HR processes of both for profit and development sector organizations.
Prof Vijayalakshmi has conducted several workshops in Qualitative research and trained hundreds of executives in interpersonal skills and team work. She has also facilitated workshops using modified T-lab for students titled Journey to Self for understanding one’s behaviour and the impact on others. Her research methods expertise is in the area of Qualitative research methods including ethnography and participatory appraisals, and she has conducted large scale surveys using quantitative methodologies. Prof Vijayalakshmi was part of a DFID funded project on Market-linked rural development approaches. Her current engagement includes working with not-for-profit organizations for enhancing sustainable livelihoods among farm families using technological approaches and Farmer Producer organizations.
Also a member of the Ethics Committee of the Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, Prof Vijayalakshmi lends support to high quality research in the area of mental health and homelessness.
rof Nagarani handles Organizational Behaviour, Communication, Learning & Development, Human Resource Management and Cross Cultural Management courses at IFMR GSB. Her research interests are in the areas of Women in Management and Cross Cultural Management.
A post-graduate in English literature from Ethiraj College, Chennai and an MBA from Bharatidasan Institute of Management, Trichy, Prof Nagarani comes with about 33 years of teaching, training and consultancy experience. She started her teaching career in School of Management, Central University, Pondicherry in 1986 and headed the student initiatives for the entire university, before moving on to Bharathidasan Institute of Management in 1990. Prof Nagarani headed the Human resources from 1990 to 2000 at BIM and spearheaded the placements. She was selected by the US Government to represent India in their Young Leaders Program in 1996.
From 2000 to 2007, she was responsible for the Human resources area and placements at IFMR, before moving back to BIM Trichy to head Human Resources and the MDP Areas.
Prof Nagarani has designed and conducted more than 300 Management Development Programmes for organizations like WHO, JIPMER, BHEL, CTS, ABN AMRO, Education Department – Govt. of India, NLC, TNPL, TAFE etc.
Prof Madhuri Saripalle has a doctorate in Economics from the University of Connecticut, USA. Before joining IFMR, she was a faculty at the Madras School of Economics and has also worked with leading business houses in Chennai such as TVS Logistics and the Murugappa group of Industries.
Her research interests are on the contemporary issues in growth and profitability in both industry and agri-business from the lens of applied industrial organization. She has published her work in various national and international journals such as World Development Perspectives, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, and Economic and Political Weekly. She has also conducted research projects on topics related to employment in the manufacturing sector, environment friendly industrial policies, sustainable farming practices and value chain in the horticulture industry.
Venkateswaran comes with 24 years of work experience in the HRM and Corporate Planning functions in Engineering, Logistics, Pharma and Financial Services Sectors.
Venkatesh Bangaruswamy is an adjunct faculty of Quantitative Finance. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets, working in India and Canada. He is the founder and Managing Principal of Navera Consulting, a firm that offers Wealth Mapping and Investor Learning solutions. Mr. Venkatesh is in the business of creating investment ideas that enable individuals achieve financial freedom. He is a well-known columnist for the Hindu Business Line. His research interests include Behavioral Finance, Derivatives, Portfolio Management and Fixed Income Securities. He holds a CFA Charter and the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) designation from the CFA Institute, US. Besides, he is a Certified Financial Risk Manager from GARP, US and Certified Professional Risk Manager from PRMIA, US. He is also a Fellow Member of the ICAI and a Graduate Member of ICWAI.
Krishna Kumar Balaraman received the bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Madras, Chennai, India, in 1992, the postgraduate Diploma in intellectual property rights from the NLSIU, Bangalore, India, in 2006, and the postgraduate Diploma in management from IIM Bangalore, Bengaluru, India, in 2012. He has submitted his doctoral thesis at IIT Madras, Chennai, India, in the area of behavioral strategy and strategic management.
He has more than two decades of international leadership experience having led teams in developing products and solutions in leading edge communication and IT technologies. He advises start-ups on business models and strategies. He has taught Brand Management as a Visiting Faculty at IIM Shillong, India. He has co-authored a chapter on born-globals in International Business Strategy (Palgrave Macmillan) and has published in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. His research interests include the areas of strategic alliances, behavioral strategy, strategic foresight, microfoundations of strategic capabilities, international business, entrepreneurship, and healthcare.
He regularly presents papers in international conferences such as Strategic Management Society (SMS) and Academy of International Business (AIB) conferences. He is an invited reviewer for journals such as the IEEE Engineering Management Review and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He has received AOM 2019 Best Reviewer recognition by Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Division of Academy of Management (AOM) and the only one from India to have been recognized so.
Praveen Bhagawan’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of Corporate Finance (more specifically Currency Risk Management), International Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis, and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Prof Bhagawan has presented his research at top academic conferences including the European Financial Management Association, Applied Financial Modelling Conference, India Finance Conference (held at IIM-A, IIM-B, and IIM-C), COSMAR (held at Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore), and International Conference on Financial Markets & Corporate Finance (held at IIT Madras and IIT Kanpur). He has been awarded Best Paper Award in the area of Corporate Finance for the research papers which he presented at IISc Bangalore in 2013, at IIT Madras in 2016, and at IIT Kanpur in 2018. He also attended the American Finance Association Meetings in 2015. He has published some of his research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Praveen holds a PhD from IFMR GSB and Madras University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore, and a Masters’ Degree from Bangalore University.
Prof Bhatla has more than 30 years of experience in education, marketing and P&L at Fortune 500 companies, management consulting and international development. He has managed key growth markets at the LTV Corporation, the Progressive Corporation, the Auto Club Group and Farmers Insurance Group.
He has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University and IFMR.
Prof Bhatla’s topics of interest are online education, management communication, critical analytic thinking, lean startup, monetization of business models, customer acquisition, decision analysis and decision quality, digital fluency and personal branding.
A senior banking professional with specialization in Credit and Enterprise Risk Management, C Krishnan joined IFMR in 2013 as ‘Advisor and Consultant – Banking & Financial Services’. He initiated and headed the BFSI initiative, besides teaching ‘Modern Bank Management’ for the 2nd year MBA students and handling sessions at Management Development Programmes for Banks, Financial Institutions and Corporates.
C Krishnan had previously spent 23 years with the ANZ Banking Group in Corporate and SME lending, Risk Management and was also the Country Head of the Bank’s Retail Lending Operations in India. He has also held senior management positions in various banks in India, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. The last full time position that he held until 2013 was ‘General Manager & Senior Head-Enterprise Risk Management’, Gulf Bank, Kuwait. He also held brief stints as ‘Head – Risk Management’ in the Banking & Financial Services Industry (BFSI) vertical at Tata Consultancy Services and Principal Consultant at Aptivaa Consulting Company, a specialized banking risk management company.
Currently he is the Director, Financial Aid and Senior Advisor, IFMR GSB at Krea University. C Krishnan has also been on the Indian Bank’s Apex Training Advisory Committee for a number of years.
Former Dean of IFMR, Prof G Balasubramanian has more than three decades of experience in executive training, teaching, consulting and research in Accounting, Finance and Information Technology.
He has trained more than 1000 executives across multiple organization covering both private and public sector. Some of his most sought after courses are Finance for Managers and Financial Modeling.
Currently a visiting faculty to several African countries in Finance and Information Technology, under the sponsorship of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Prof G Balasubramanian has also engaged with Indian Institute of Management, Indore, IIM Trichy, Great Lakes Institute of Management and LIBA. An approved PhD guide at Madras University, Prof G Balasubramanian is also a member of the doctoral committee at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
He has designed and implemented Decision Support Systems for major organizations, and published papers on capital markets, accounting, information technology, and knowledge management. A resource person in a study of disinvestments of public sector enterprises sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Prof G Balasubramanian has also co-authored a book titled “Brain Re-engineering”, published by Sage Publications.
He serves as the Managing Editor of “Journal of Emerging Market Finance”, IFMR GSB’s Journal, published by Sage Publications.
Currently a Professor in the area of Data Science, Prof Chandrashekhar has over two decades of experience in industry and academia.
His industry stints span Consulting and Business Development activities in India, GCC Countries, Europe and USA – in new product and new business launches, setting up and running overseas offices, and assisting start-ups in building their client base, amongst others. His Consulting stints include efficiency improvement, profitability improvement, valuation of firms, and creation of roadmaps, amongst others.
Prof Chandrashekhar has been an academic for more than a decade as a faculty at XLRI, IIM Indore, and IIM Ranchi before joining IFMR.
His research interest spans investigating strategic actions, unravelling complexity, and data-based exploration. He has so far spear-headed the data science initiative at the IFMR GSB for MBA and working executive audiences. This initiative also includes an Analytics Hub that is now engaging with institutions and industry for analytics assignments. He has published in international journals and presented in international conferences.
He holds a B.E. in Electronics & Communication Engineering from University College of Engineering Osmania, a PGDM from IIM Bangalore, and an FPM from IIM Lucknow.
Prof. Ashay Kadam got his PhD from the Stern School of Business, New York University. He has held academic positions at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, City University London, and the National University of Singapore before relocating to India. Just before joining IFMR-GSB at Krea university he was the Research Director of the Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI) at the Indian School of Business (ISB). His past research and teaching spans finance, statistics and operations research. His current work focus is on financial inclusion in India, especially where the solutions are facilitated by fintech.
Prof. Lakshmi Kumar handles Macro Economics, Managerial Economics, International Business and Micro Finance for Management students at IFMR. She is passionate about understanding the savings behaviour of low income households, rural livelihoods and analysis of Government-provided basic services. Prof Lakshmi has also participated in various field based studies in Tamil Nadu, including projects sponsored by Harvard University, University of California, Irvine and NABARD, India.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (1984) and a Master’s in Econometrics (1987) from University of Madras and PhD from IIT Madras in 2008.
Sumit Mishra is an Assistant Professor of Economics at IFMR, Sri City.
His research interest lies in development economics focusing on issues of public goods and caste diversity, and structural transformation in India.
He holds a PhD in Development Studies from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay.
An alumnus of IFMR, Chennai, Chandrasekaran has a PhD in Economics and Financial Management from University of Madras. He is also a certified Supply Chain Management Professional of APICS – American Association of Operations Management, USA. Chandrasekaran has been part of a leadership team setting up Centres of Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Backed by over twenty-five years of experience with corporates, Chandrasekaran has worked in Information Technology, Venture Capital, and Knowledge Processing sectors. Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Human Resources, Leadership Development and Investor Relationship management are his areas of expertise. His consulting, research, corporate training and teaching experience extends across Supply Chain Management, Operations Strategy, Logistics Infrastructure and Management, Service Operations, Strategy and Analytics.
Chandrasekaran is also an independent director, mentor and management consultant with several leading companies and start-ups. He also serves as a research guide to scholars pursuing PhD degree in management in the area of Strategy and Supply Chain Management.
An Assistant Professor at IFMR GSB, Prof Lakshmi’s research interests include Asset pricing, volatility estimation, risk management, corporate governance and firm valuation. At IFMR, she handles subjects like Foundations of Finance, Corporate Finance etc., and has conducted lectures in accounting and derivatives and risk management.
Prof Lakshmi has a Masters in Commerce (Finance) and Bachelors in Commerce (Taxation Law & Practice) from the University of Kerala, and a PGDBA with finance as specialization from Symbiosis Institute, Pune. She was awarded Ph.D. in Finance in 2018, for her dissertation on Asset Pricing and Volatility Estimation.
Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics (University of Delhi) and a PhD in Economics from IFMR Graduate School of Business (formerly IFMR) and University of Madras. Prior to his PhD, Jyoti worked with Centre for Micro Finance (CMF) at IFMR as a Research Associate and also with The World Bank as a Short-term Consultant (STC) on an impact evaluation study in Chhattisgarh. Jyoti has participated and presented research papers in various academic conferences in India and abroad.
Jyoti has published research papers in peer reviewed journals such as Development Policy Review, Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Developing Areas, Studies in Microeconomics, etc.
Jyoti is also a co-PI on an impact evaluation study titled “Randomized Evaluation of the Government Implemented Targeting Hard Core Poor Program in Bihar, India” along with Abhijit Banerjee (MIT), Esther Duflo (MIT), and Shagun Sabarwal (JPAL SA). His broad research areas include development economics, applied econometrics and behavioral economics.
A practicing cost and management accountant, Dr. Jayaram R has been associated with IFMR since 2008, and is currently an adjunct faculty. He teaches Cost & Management Accounting, Strategic Cost Management and Financial Accounting in full time and part time Programmes. He has a PhD in Cost Management and is a Qualified Management Accountant from CIMA UK. Dr. Jayaram comes with more than a decade and half of experience in Cost & Management Accounting, Financial Accounting and Internal Audit Fields, and is a Fellow Member of Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of India.
He has also served as faculty at SIRC of ICAI, RKM Vivekananda College (Madras University) and as a visiting faculty at IIM Trichy.
Apart from teaching in the PGDM program, Prof Jayaram is also actively involved with IFMR’s Management Development Programmes for working executives.
Sathyanarayanan has twenty years of industry and academic experience, having worked in Organizations like BIM, CII, CBS and also in European Union’s Global projects like Economic Cross-Cultural Programme (ECCP). Sathya Considers himself a motivator and enjoys the role of being a catalyst to vibrant, young minds and motivating them towards excellence in their areas of strength.
Before joining IFMR GSB, Sathya served as the Head of Education Initiatives in the Confederation of Indian Industry and was actively involved in setting up an Education Practice within CII to promote enhanced industry-institute interaction. He was also involved in the conceptual foundation for a government-backed Incubator in Chennai. Sathya has extensive experience in PG-level teaching in Marketing courses and in corporate training through MDPs and consulting assignments in India and abroad – especially Finland, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. He has trained executives from various companies like Toshiba, L&T, FLEX, CEAT, Escorts, GATI, BHEL, Sutherland, Indian Railways, India Post, LIC etc. He was also running a consulting practice under the brand Purple Ring.
He has an M.S. in Mathematical Finance from Columbia University, New York, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A. and is also a recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship (NET) from the University Grants Commission which he received soon after his master’s in Physics from the University of Delhi. He has a bachelor’s in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
Dr. Ranjan has over ten years of experience in the financial industry and three years in the area of Decision Sciences in the U.S. Before joining the IFMR Graduate School of Business, Dr. Ranjan was the Dean (Academics) at the IFIM Business School, Bangalore. Earlier he was a faculty at the O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat where he designed the five-year Integrated BBA-MBA Program from scratch and launched and managed all operational aspects for three years while the Program evolved and matured.
Dr. Ranjan is well known and sought after for his expertise in his niche area of Mathematical Finance. He was invited by CRISIL in early 2018 for a three-month consultancy, where he worked with a team engaged in Quantitative Research, providing them valuable guidance and leadership.
Sunanda Sangwan is Professor of Marketing at IFMR-GSB. Her research focus is on marketing and technology intersection. Her current teaching for the MBA classes involves foundation courses in Marketing Management; Artificial Intelligence and Business Models; and Philosophy of Science for doctoral students.
Sunanda has published her research work in well-known International Journals, and has presented her research in international conferences including INFORMS Marketing Science, ACR (American Chapter), IEEE chapters among others.
Sunanda obtained her PhD degree from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands.
Prof. Muneer Shaik handles courses in the area of finance and data science for MBA students and is actively involved in training corporate clients. He holds a PhD in Finance from Madras University, a Masters in Economics, and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani, with over 5 years of financial industry experience with JPMorgan in a managerial position in the equity and fixed income department.
Prof. Shaik has presented research papers at multiple conferences in India and abroad, and some have even won the best paper awards. His research interests are mainly in the areas of volatility modeling, financial econometrics, market efficiency and applications of data science in the area of finance.
Dr Sathya after Completing MBA from IFMR, have 19 rich years of Work experience of which 10 years he was in the Industry and 9 years in Academia. Initial career started with a Pharmaceutical Company as Sales representative. Later moved to aviation industry and later into banking sector.
Had a vibrant career growth, starting as a Sales Executive to Assistant Vice President. Served and been a part of every marketing department which included Sales, Training, Digital Marketing and Product strategy. Was heading the branches in bank, lead a holistic team of managers who were responsible for revenue and broadening market.
During 2010 moved to Great Lakes Institute of Management as lecturer for marketing as move towards the passion of becoming a teacher.
Dr Sathya, Completed his PhD in Digital Marketing in alliance with search and purchase behaviour of the consumer from the University, SCSVMV – Kanchipuram.
He is associated with than a dozen colleges in Chennai and outer as a visiting prof. and to name a few, IIT- Madras, LIBA and SRM.
He was awarded as the best teacher for the year 2016 by International Business Conference committee, Goa for the contribution towards teaching and research in the area of Marketing.
Been a committee chair in many occasions for to manage an event, conference, department and institution building exercises.
Dr Sathya Saminadan have also published several research papers and some them were widely recognized among the research community, to name a few :
An expert in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour, Prof Raghu has an MBA and PhD from OUBS, UK. He also has a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Forestry Management from IIFM, Bhopal. He was with Worldwide Fund for Nature and Harrisons Malayalam Ltd., before joining IFMR GSB in 1995.
Prof Raghu currently handles MBA and PhD level courses on People and Organizations. He also conceives and anchors multiple Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for Senior and Middle Managers from organizations like Kobelco, L&T, Toshiba, Murugappa Group companies and Real Image Technologies. He has also been a Principal Investigator for various sponsored research projects of international and national agencies such as DFID, UK; IDRC, Canada, USAID and NABARD. He has published articles, case studies and technical reports in international journals and business newspapers.
Dr Anantha-Nageswaran is also a Consultant, Teacher and Writer. He has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1985) and a doctoral degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 for his work on the empirical behaviour of exchange rates.
Between 1994 and 2004, he worked for Union Bank of Switzerland (now UBS) and for Credit Suisse in Switzerland and in Singapore. In July 2006, he joined Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in Singapore as the Head of Research for Asia. In March 2009, he was appointed as the Chief Investment Officer for the bank, and has been consulting, writing and teaching since July 2011.
Dr Anantha-Nageswaran has been an adjunct faculty with the Singapore Management University and with the Wealth Management Institute at the Nanyang Technological University, and is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of NPS International School, Singapore. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several companies in India, including TVS Logistics and Aparajitha Corporate Services (P) Limited.
He helped co-found Aavishkaar Venture Capital (Venture Capital Investor in Social Enterprises) and the Takshashila Institution (a public policy think-tank cum teaching institute). His co-authored books, ‘Economics of Derivatives’ and ‘Derivatives’ were published by the Cambridge University Press in March 2015 and October 2017 respectively. Another co-authored work, ‘Can India grow?’ has been published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in November 2016. His recent book, “The Rise of Finance: Causes, Consequences and Cures” has been published in 2019 by Cambridge University Press.
Dr. T.V. Subramanian, has several years of industry and consulting experience in the domains of production, material planning, and operations. He is a postgraduate in Statistics, and holds a diploma in Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. He obtained his doctoral degree from IIM Ahmedabad. He is an Honorary Fellow Member of Indian Institute of Materials Management. He has handled more than 50 major consultancy assignments for large private and public sector organizations in the areas of inventory management, materials planning, PPC, TQM, Distribution Management, Information systems strategy and Operations Research.