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The lecture series by industry experts is organized to expose students to a practical world-view, to real experiences, to challenges and reinventions, and to inside industry knowledge, for learning and inspiration.

Executive Guest Lecture 2019-20

Company Name of the executive Designation Topic
Credit Suisse Jithendra Gohil Director – Equity Research Topic – Techniques for valuing financial institutions” & “Techniques for valuing technology firms or start-ups
Microland Siddharth Patnaik & Mr. Sujithesh Das VP HR  Digital Agility in HR
Motilal Oswal Private Wealth Mukti Seth VP – Investment Products Financial Advising 
Edelweiss Vaibav Jain Partner-Investments Weath & Tax Management
Talent Acquisition John Sebastian Mathew Manager – HR Immersion workshop for HR Students
Reliance Industries Limited  Arvind Subramaniam Vice President – Human Resources All About Reliance Industries Limited 
Volvo Financial Services India  Seeja Sreedharan Head HR  Personal branding and it’s importance
Volvo Group Amit Sharma,  CHRO Leadership and Corporate Expectations
SOAIS,IT Solutions, India  Prashant Shetty Vice President  Digital Transformation: What impact does Process Automation have on enterprise; Industry Examples and Use Cases
Landmark Group  Navneeth Sulakhe Head – Talent Management  Business Partnering & Employee well being 
WNS Global Services  Suman Choudhury Group Manager (Analytics) Immersion Workshop
Connect Quotient  Kalpesh Raichura Co-Founder Sales Excellence
Penna Cement Sachin Mathur Head HR & OD Generation Sensitivity Workshop
Hafele Manish Mahajan Business Head – Trade, Franchisee & Distribution Transitional Leadership 
Barclays Kavendra Daga Vice President Global Market Business – Lesser known part of Investment Banking
[24]7.ai Prashant Michael Assistant Vice President & Head – Learning & Organization Development, India and Americas “Relevance of L&D considering the free availability of Learning sources and today’s business challenges”+ hands-on workshop.
Fidelity Investments Dilip Jain  VP – Investment Research workshop on portfolio management with the Samnidhy analyst team
Landmark Group Co Deepali Ghosh  Head – L&D – SPAR India,  The EQ Factor
Sula Vines Cheryl Nirmal Training and Tasting guest lecture combined with a wine tasting workshop
Coca-Cola India & South West Asia Chandrasekar Radhakrishnan Vice President – Strategy & Insights Leadership for 21st century
Inzing Fairfield (Ireland and Switzerland)  Supreeth Shankarghal CA and Fund Manager Guest lecture for Investment Banking students
Morgan Stanley  Anukool Vyas,  Senior Manager Transitional Leadership 
stuMagz Sri Charan Lakkaraju  CEO Innovation is the key to entrepreneurship
KPMG India Merril Cherian Partner, IT-Advisory Data Privacy Awareness Session
Swiss Re Global Business Solutions                                                      Amit Mehra  Senior Vice President, Head P&C Underwriting Bangalore Hub Demystifying Insurance
CFA Institute India Private Limited Vidhu Shekhar CFA, CIPM, Country Head, India GL for Corporate Governance and Business Ethics students
AON Consulting Private Limited Mohan Prabhu CFA, FRM, Director, Investment Consulting  GL for Corporate Governance and Business Ethics students
Air Asia Group Suresh Nair General Manager, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal Growth in the Aviation Sector
Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund KS Rao Head – Investor Education & Distribution Development Opportunities in the Financial Services
Goibibo Asha Subramanian Sr Director – Human Resources Work Culture 2030
Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Abhishek Gupta CMO Maximum impact in minimum budgets
YES BANK Utpal Chakraborty Head of Artificial Intelligence How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Banking and Finance
Piramal Group Vikram Bector Group CHRO How can businesses manage skills and technology when adopting constant innovation strategy?
TechTree IT Sanat Kagwad Business Head 1.Success of internet business models in today’s world (subscription, affiliation, advertising, merchant, etc.)
2. New models adopted for customer retention and engagement.
Indian Oil Corporation limited Raj Dubey Chief General Manager – Retail Academy Constant Innovation : Looking for innovation outside your industry?
Dabur Debargha Deb HR – East What is the best way to manage an innovation portfolio?
And how students who join or will join Dabur can bring innovation portfolio to such organizations
Star Cement Debalina Roy Corporate HR Innovations and POCs in Logistics
Business Standard Tamal Bandopadya Consulting Editor How an individual can disrupt to do well with respect to technology
ValueLabs Mahesh Deshpande Associate Director – Sales How can an emerging business overcome or adapt to a disruption/disruptor?
Ather Energy Vijay Nair Head – People Operations and Strategy Constant Innovation and its importance
IMS India Ltd. Sumeet Verlekar Chief Business Officer Emerging Business Models : Success of business models in today’s world (subscription, affiliation, advertising, merchant, etc.)
Reliance Industries Limited Vishnu Charan Velagapudi Manager – Marketing & Alliances Need for India centric Business Models – Element of culture driving the Indian Economy + Role of Reliance in shaping consumer Technology
Fenoplast Limited Sagar Amlani Vice President Only Career Counselling
Muthoot Fincorp Tojo Jose CHRO Breaking Pyramids – New Paradigms : Is there any such thing as “The Successful Business Model?
Infinity Group Ravee Shanker Chief Marketing Officer Emerging Business Models : Grabbing attention in 5 seconds, marketing in the internet age
Global Consumer Products Limited Nishtha Saxena Head HR Disruptions and Learning : How disruptive has the FMCG industry been to the traditional advertising and distribution channels?
Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Pvt. Ltd Tapaswi PVN India Head Logistics Beyond Boundaries : Significance and implementation of logistics in modern era
IndusInd Bank Pramod Kasat Country Head – Investment Banking Advisory Only Career Counselling
Aditya Birla Finance Limited Sajjad Noorani National Risk Head How should aspiring managers prepare in an age of disruption
Brag (Ragtagger Lifestyle) Simeran Bhasin Co-founder GL- Breaking Pyramids, new paradigm. Will tomorrow’s business change the traditional models of business?
InMobi Nikhil Kumar Director – Brand Strategy and Industry Head How is machine learning/AI shaping the future of Enterprise industry like Inmobi?
Wave Group Rashmi Mansharamani CHRO Growing in the adjacent space
Money Maxx Finance Services M K Verma Founder How can firm focus on new challenges & evolve beyond  set boundaries
DHL Logistics Sunil Naik Director HR- India & South Asia How is the future shaping up for Virtual Supply Chains?
Sterlite Power Vithal Acharya Chief People Officer The evolution of infrastructure/power industry and the future of business/work/workplace in the power sector
Mercedes Benz India Umesh Deshpande General Manager – Operations Disruptions and Learning
Cigniti Technologies Ltd. Subhendu Pattnaik Global Head Marketing How is machine learning/AI shaping the future products of IT industry?
Inspirage Software Consulting Private Limited Nadeem Pasha Talent Acquisition Head Driving employee retention in the Digital Age.
Netmeds.com Dewansh Zanwar Vice President Success of internet business models in today’s world in pharmaceutical companies.
Societe Generale Global Solution Centre Sai Chandrasekhar Head Operational Risk IoT in retail: Operational transformation for greater efficiency and profitability and lower operational risk
Jyothy Laboratories Ltd Ullas Kamath Joint MD Disruptions & Learning
Ericsson India Suraj Singh HR – Business Partner Customer centricity or product centricity.’ What is the new business world revolving around?
Vedantu Siddharth Naga CHRO Digital learning and how it brings about change
Rubix Data Sciences Mohan Ramaswamy Cofounder & Ceo Startups and Corporations – Partnership and Collaboration
Virtusa Meka Venkata Chalapathy Senior Director and Head HR Hyderabad New models adopted for customer retention and engagement.
Valuvox Business Solutions Arun Prabhu Founder & Director Can big corporations adopt a start-up like strategy by going beyond the boundaries of functions?
Tonetag Vinay Trivedi Head HR  How do we plan accelerated career journey.
Honeywell Aerospace Niranjan Kalyandurg Senior Director New Paradigms to sustain the modern business world
Helix Infrastructure Consultants Jagadishwaran Guruswamy Founder & MD Overcoming Disruptions and dealing with its aftermath
L&T R Govindan Executive Vice President Risks involved when an organization adapts/overcomes a disruption/disruptor
General Mills Ashutosh Phadke HR Director – IMEA & Asia Snacks Can a multidisciplinary approach towards business blur the boundaries between functions?
AGS Transact Technologies Ltd Capt. Parth Samai Group Head – HR Pragmatic shift in the modern HR tools
Safari Industries Indranil Roy Sr. Vice President – Sales Automation / Innovation in Business processes
IndusInd Bank Pramod Kasat Country Head – Investment Banking Advisory Global challenges in banking in 2020
361 Degree Minds Shweta Tanwar Head – Immersive Learning Solutions Technology, People and Design Thinking
Jambotail Prajwal Shetty Category Manager Disruption in traditional FMCG distribution and staples supply chain
 DHL Logistics,  Reliance Industried Limited, Fenoplast Limited, Rubix Data Sciences Sunil Naik , Vishnu Charan Velagapudi,
Sagar Amlani, Mohan Ramaswamy,
Director HR- India & South Asia, Manager – Marketing & Alliances, Vice President, Cofounder & Ceo What leaders of tomorow can learn from leaders of today (Panel Discussion)
Credit Suisse Securities(India) Private Limited Jitendra Gohil Director- Head of Equity research Emerging Business Models in Equity Research and how it is helping organizations + What is the best way to manage an innovation portfolio?
Tata Capital Pramod Shah DVP -HR How should aspiring managers prepare in an age of disruption + agile methodology of working and the fact that everybody does not fit in a box
Fenoplast Limited Sagar Amlani Vice President Ask Me Anything
Emami Ltd. Sudhanshu Kumar DGM Purchase Supply Chain & Purchasing Management in FMCG
Crompton Greaves Lingaraj Mohanty HR Manager Re-inventing Office Spaces (sharing vs conventional)
Microland Sujitesh Das Senior Vice President and Global Head – HR Strategy Will future workplaces have a people driven approach rather than process driven approach?
IHRD Siraj Rahman Director Will future workplaces have a people driven approach rather than process driven approach?
Grant Thornton Siddharth Chandra Associate Director Constant Innovation : People and Innovation – Symbiotic or Parasitic
Grant Thornton Anil Padaki Head – Innovations & Business Consulting Constant Innovation : Looking for innovation outside your industry
JK Lakshmi Cement Santosh Ojha National Head – Logistics Cement Industry Scenario, marketing and logistics role in commodity market
Finatwork Wealth Services Pvt. Ltd. Saurabh Bansal Founder and CEO Financial Advisory in a nutshell
Oracle Shubhadeep B Director and Group head Customer centricity or product centricity.’ What is the new business world revolving around?
Mirae Asset Global Investment Swarup Mohanty CEO Disruptions in mutual fund industries
Edelweiss Private Wealth Vaibhav Jain Partner Investments – Private Wealth Management Advising on Wealth management and portfolio management
Bloomberg LP Rajeev Mohta Head – Market Specialists & Global Markets Group – South Asia Digital learning and how it brings about change
BNY Mellon Technology Baliram Mutgekar Vice President – HR Industry expectations in the VUCA world
Frost & Sullivan Anup Kumar Director – Business Development Emerging Business Models
Emami Ltd. Aditya Verma VP Procurement Supplier Matters
Inspirage Software Consulting Private Limited Nadeem Pasha Talent Acquisition Head Disruptions and Learning & Future Workplaces
AGS Transact Technologies Ltd Capt. Parth Samai Group Head – HR Constant Innovation
Netmeds.com Dewansh Zanwar Vice President Emerging Business Models
Apna Haat Retail Pvt Ltd Sanjeev Kumar COO & CoFounder Financial Intelligence
Asahi India Glass Limited Ashish Goyal Business Head Disruptions, Learning And How To Deal With It With Examples From My Industry Including Both Challenges And Our Response.
Boehringer Ingelheim Sanjay Srivastava Director – HR Future Workplace
Britannia Deepak Parmeshwaran Regional HR Manager Everybody Doesn’t fit in a box – An employee isn’t a resource but an Individual
Carl ZEISS India Pvt. Ltd. Sudipto Mandal Group HR Head (CHRO India) What Are The New Business Models Towards Customer Acquisition And Customer Retention?
Collins Aerospace Veena Narsimhan Head- Talent, Diversity, Learning How Can The Firm’S On New Challanges And Evolve Beyond Set Boundaries
Dr. Reddy’s Labs Kaushik Ray VP & Head – HRD Can Big Corporations Adopt A Start-Up Like Strategy By Going Beyond The Boundaries Of Functions? How Can Firms Focus On New Challenges And Evolve Beyond The Set Boundaries?
Can A Multidisciplinary Approach Towards Business Blur The Boundaries Between Functions?
Dreamworx Nandhakumar Vasathasekar CX Director & CEO Emerging Business Models (Customer Acquisition And Retention By Design)
Globelink WestStar Shipping Ramesh Kamath Kundapur General Manager – Airfreight Air Freight
HMD Global Gaurav Saini HR Director Micromanagement at workplace – How to deal with it?
Johnson & Johnson Nikhil Kehair Regional Sales Manager Emerging Business Models
Kurlon Enterprise Limited Ashutosh Vaidya Chief Marketing Officer Beyond The Boundaries
LatentView Analytics Sivasubramani S Asst. Manager Impact of AI & Data Science on Business Analytics
Mahindra Comviva Amit Sanyal Chief Operating Officer Digital Presence & Advanced Analytics For Constant Innovation In The Global Telecom Domain
Nagarro Software Mansi Gupta Associate Director People Analytics And The Role Of Data In Hrm
Natural Ice Cream Hemant S. Naik Independent Consultant (SCM) At Which Stage In A Business Is It Safe To Go Beyond The Boundaries Of Functions
People Business Dr Sandeep Krishnan Senior Partner HR Consulting
PeopleStrong Amit Jain Associate VP – HR & Training How can lateral hierarchy influence business dimensions? Is adhocracy the new norm in firms?
PeopleStrong Subhagi Arora Senior Manager – Human Resources Workshop : How can lateral hierarchy influence business dimensions? Is adhocracy the new norm in firms?
PepsiCo Dola Halder Senior Brand Manager Gl – Current Trends In Fmcg Hiring And The Gap Between The Process For Fmcg And Start-Ups.
Cc – What Can Students Expect Hiring Managers/Hrs To Expect And What To Learn And Un-Learn To Crack The Biggies.
PPG Asain Paints Kanchan Tomar Deputy Manager – Human Resource How is human behavior driving organizational change?
PPG Asain Paints Sourav Patro CHRO How is human behavior driving organizational change?
Relaxo Footwears Limited Vijay Wadhwani Head – SCM Logistics Disruptions And Learning
Salesforce Jithendra Koduru Manager , Product Management 4th Industrial Revolution
Salesforce Rakesh Kumar Das University Recruiter 4th Industrial Revolution
Salesforce Rakhi Jhamb Engineering Manager 4th Industrial Revolution
Sitel Group Kalpak Huddar Head of HR Driving employee retention in the Digital Age through data Driven Decision Making
Sitel Group Lakshmipati Hari Director Intrapreneurship: Giving The Steering To The Employees
Sonata Software Ltd. Amit Tyagi Chief Marketing Officer Does an organization ecosystem depend on the product or service extended by the organization?
TVS Logistics Services Ltd Jayshankar A V COO – Telecom & Techology Logistics Digital supply chains drive disruption, innovation, and profit
United Breweries Ltd Deepak Mishra Head Corporate HR Can Big Corporations Adopt A Start-Up Like Strategy By Going Beyond The Boundaries Of Functions? + How Can Firms Focus On New Challenges And Evolve Beyond The Set Boundaries? +Can A Multidisciplinary Approach Towards Business Blur The Boundaries Between Functions?
United Breweries Ltd Manmohan S Kalsy CHRO Can The Concept Of Constant Innovation Be Applied To Various Aspects Of A Business (Functions/Departments)? + How Can Businesses Manage Skills And Technology When Adopting Constant Innovation Strategy?
United Breweries Ltd Shweta P Talent Head Acquisition Only Career Counselling
Ashok Leyland Uma Rao Vice President – HR How Can Firms Focus On New Challenges And Evolve Beyond The Set Boundaries? (PD)
Boeing Akhil Prasad Director – Counselling India How Should Aspiring Managers Prepare In An Age Of Disruption? (GL+CC)
Cavinkare Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan CEO Building innovations and managing disruptions (GL+CC)
Clarion Technologies Vinod Kumar M VP & Head of Marketing 10 Marketing Trends To Watch For In 2019 (GL+CC)
Cleartrip.com Divya Anand Director – HR How Much Will AI Affect Our Future Workplace? (GL+CC)
Disruppt Thinking Lokesh Nathani Founder Disruptions & Learning & future workplace (GL+CC)
eko India Financial Services Pvt. Ltd Abhinav Sinha Head – People Operations How Can An Emerging Business Overcome Or Adapt To A Disruption/Disruptor? (GL+CC)
eko India Financial Services Pvt. Ltd Pooja Goswami Head – People Operations Can Big Corporations Adopt A Start-Up Like Strategy By Going Beyond The Boundaries Of Functions? 
GirnarSoft Gaurav Mehta Chief Marketing Officer How does collaboration across boundaries help in a better relationship?
Helix Investments Ankit Srivastava Vice President What is the best way to manage an innovation portfolio? (GL+CC)
Hiranandani Group Shridhar Narayan Group Director – CEO & CISO Disruptions And Learning (GL+CC)
ICICI Prudential Vinod H Executive Vice President The world is shifting from vertical to horizontal career growth (GL+CC)
Indian Oil Corporation Limited Nagarajan T G GM Vigilence How to identify job prospects in an uncertain market (GL+CC)
IndusInd Bank Sukesh Talwar Vice President Are people within an organization ready to take full advantage of new waves of automation and innovation? (GL+CC)
Johnson & Johnson Neeraj Jain VP Finance / CFO Changing business models to stay relevant (GL+CC)
Littler Associates Nidhin Chandran A K Management Consultant Inter-functional Coordination and its influence on customer Satisfaction (GL+CC)
Mercedes-Benz India Mahesh Medhekar Vice President – HR What Are The New Business Models Towards Customer Acquisition And Customer Retention? (GL+CC)
Merck Group Arun Babu Talent Branding (Employer Branding) & Talent Acquisition Lead Only Career Counselling – How To Make The Most Out Of An Mba?
Meredith Corporation Gaurav Kumar Senior Manager – Strategic Sourcing Corporate Insights (GL+CC)
Motilal Oswal Mukti Seth VP – Investment Products Going beyond boundaries through disruption and learning and constant innovation
Nokia India Vijay Sati Head of procurement Beyond The Boundaries (GL+CC)
Rategain Sahil Sharma Vice President- Global Human Capital Can Big Corporations Adopt  A Start-Up Like Strategy By Going Beyond The Boundaries Of Function? (GL+CC)
Raymond Consumer Care Uttara Talapatra Category Head Innovation thinking in dynamic business scenario (GL+CC)
Roca India (RBPPL) Sandeep Abraham Head Sales – Roca Brand How to map the 360 degrees of a consumer? (GL+CC)
RPG Group Syed Azfar Hussain Group Head – Organisation & Talent Development Challenges faced by companies operating in diversified sectors (GL+CC)
Sammati Consulting & Analytics Rajesh Brahmanyapura Co-Founder & Partner Consulting As A Career (GL+CC)
SoftwareOne Ritu Ranade VP – Sales Can The Concept Of Constant Innovation Be Applied To Various Aspects Of A Business
Sony Music Entertainment Bhavna Lalchandani GM – Digital Business & Strategic Partnership Emerging Business Models (GL+CC)
Spar India Solai Sakthivel Senior Vice President – Food & Grocery Business Disruptions & Learning in Retail sector (GL+CC)
Spar India Sutanu Chowdhury Senior Vice President – HR Only Panel Discussion
Steria Sabita Joseph Assistant Vice President – HR Disruptions And Learning – What Is The Role Of Technology In Disruptions?
Verizon Padmanabhan Bakthavathsalam Big Data Architect AI using Big Data, HADOOP & IOT (GL+CC)
Voltas Beko Colin Mendes General manager & Head – HR How is the focus shifting from workstations to workspaces? (GL+CC)
Wipro Limited Pankaj Soni Head – FMCG Procurement Future Workplace (GL+CC)
Yes Bank Sangram Pradhan HR Constant Innovation (GL+CC)
Co-founder/Co-CEO Balesh Lakshminarayanan ABSYZ Inc. How can lateral hierarchy influence business dimensions? is adhocracy the new norm in firms? How can a company deal with disruption and its aftermath? (GL+CC)
Director – Marketing & Portfolio Strategy Rajavelu N K Adama Changing Landscape, Emerging trends,Challenge and new roles in Crop Science and Major firms like ADAMA (GL+CC)
Cluster Manager Philip Franklin Aditya Birla Sunlife Insurance Breaking Pyramids – New Paradigms : Will Businesses Of Tomorrow Break The Traditional Business Models? (GL+CC)
National Head – New Ventures Seenu Kurien Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd Business Models On The Horizon (GL+CC)
Brand strategy consultant Nisha Sampath Bright Angles Consulting LLP Innovation in the context of consumer insights and Branding (GL+CC)
Head Content Social Marketing Amit Kapoor Cigniti Technologies Emerging customer expectations through the digital age (GL+CC)
Chief Operating Officer Ritwik Barman DTDC Express Ltd Beyond The Boundaries (GL+CC)
Head of Brand Strategy Dhruv Talwar Godrej Properties Being a Linchpin in the Shifting Global Arena ‘ including- 1) My learnings as a brand strategist 2) My learnings as a marketer 3) My learnings in the building my personal brand in the corporate world (GL+CC)
Regional Director, Business Development – Goa & South India Vikram Challur MakeMyTrip & GoIbibo Business Challenges In E-Commerce (GL+CC)
CEO Abhay Gupte Manipal Technologies Limited Expanding Horizons: Adapting new corporate cultures (GL+CC)
Head – Modern Trade Aseem Sood Mars Wrigley Breaking Pyramids – New Paradigms (GL+CC)
General Manager – HR Siddhartha Krishna Navneet Education How Can Lateral Hierarchy Influence Business Dimensions? Is Adhocracy The New Norm In Firms? (GL+CC)
Manager, University relations Karthika Sreelatha QuEST Global Future Workspace – Workspaces And Workstations (GL+CC)
Head – Delivery Excellence Madhavi Kuppachi Sonata Software Ltd. Partnering with MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) for employee skill upgrade (GL+CC)
General Manager – Product Management & Marketing Dr. A S Prasad Vertiv How Can Our Country Focus On New Challenges And Evolve Beyond The Set Boundaries (GL+CC)
Group Manager – HR Sushant Kumar WNS Global Services Can Artificial Intelligence Eliminate Bias In Hiring? (GL+CC)
Director – Marketing, Brand Communication & PR Anish Behera Zoomcar Internet Business Model (GL+CC)