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Dr. Kumendra Raheja

He has total experience of over 22 years with a mix of academics, sales & training. He currently heads the PGDM Program vertical at Indira School of Business Studies.

He is formally educated in Marketing & Human Resource Management and has worked across various Indian and International organizations including academics like Mattel Toys (I) ltd, Indira Group of Institutes, Bharti Cellular, NIS Sparta, Jazan University (Saudi Arabia).

He is an academician with Ph.D. in Marketing, Certified Digital Marketing Trainer, Certified Entrepreneurship Educator, on-the field training & performance coaching expert and a corporate trainer in behavioural & leadership domain.

His training experience emanates from his association with the leading telecom company where he has delivered training & performance coaching at multiple levels and for multiple roles.

He has expertise in Behavioural & Soft Skills Training, Supervisory & Managerial Talent Development Training, Outdoor team building programs, Leadership Development interventions, Goal setting & Target fulfilment, Sales management, and performance coaching et al.

He has, to his credit, setting up of the Entrepreneurship Curriculum and end-to-end entrepreneurship development processes at a leading International Baccalaureate school. Additionally, he was enrolled with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) for their Campus Induction Program under which he had delivered programs at leading B-Schools in Pune.

Dr. Shikha Sindhu

Ph.D. in OB, Certified MBTI Coach, certified TIFF Provider (International Certification), Enneagram Coach, Motivational Speaker, Leadership Coach, Organizational Culture Consultant, Corporate Trainer and Consultant.

Shikha is an academician, trainer and a consultant. The award of “Best Faculty on Human Resource” was conferred upon her in Pune Education Leadership Awards 2019. She provides HR consultation to organizations and also provides training on Behavioural Skills. She has been involved as Assessor in Development centre and Assessment centres for various renowned MNCs. She has set up HR processes for start-ups.

She has established HR processes of various companies, aligned and integrated all the business processes with Vision and Mission of organizations. Uncovered training needs at organization, departmental and individual level by conducting training need analysis. Provide regular consultation to the organization and help in taking strategic decisions.

She has conducted several training and development programs on Team Building, Personal Effectiveness, Departmental and Organizations’ Performance for Excellence, Business Communication, Presentation Skills, Stress management, Leadership, Motivation and Body Language for Maharashtra Police, Tokri.com, ACG Pharmaceuticals, Velociter, Lupin pharma, Jabil, MeccAlte India Pvt Ltd etc.

She is internationally certified MBTI and TIFF Trainer. These tools help and individual and teams uncover their strengths and potential pitfalls thus provide a road map for growth.

She has conducted various workshops for many MNCs and B Schools on topics such as Employability Skills, Personality Development, Be the Best version of Yourself, know your Potential, Explore the “real you”. She has been invited as a guest speaker in many national and state level conferences.

She has conducted Developmental Centre for established pharma companies. The assignments involved: Assessing employees’ competencies on prescribed tool matrix; giving feedback; Consolidation of observations, interpretation and preparation of reports and developing Individual Development Plans.

Dr. Mangesh Dande

Dr. Mangesh P Dande - DME, DSM,DBM, MMS ( Production Management ) , SAP ( PP) , UGC NET , PhD. Experience 33 years in Industry and Academics.

He has worked in Industry for 25 years in MNC’s and Private organisations and has a rich cross functional experience of Operations, Supply Chain Management, Projects and Marketing. Last 8 years he is associated with academics. He is passionate about teaching and training. He is Executive Professor with Indira school of Business Studies teaching various management subjects to PGDM and MBA students. He is the Faculty in Charge for the CSR activities at ISBS.

He is invited by many colleges for taking special value added sessions on different topics of Operations, Marketing and Supply Chain Management. He takes need based training sessions for workers, supervisors and managers from Industry. He does consulting assignments aimed at process improvements and cost reduction. He has also conducted workshops for Police Department at their training centre in Aundh at Pune.

Ms. Punam Aswani

Punam Aswani holds an MBA from Pune University and is currently pursuing her Phd.

She has been trained and certified in the following:

- AMT- Accredited Management Trainer (by AIMA)

- TIFF- Temple Index of Functional Fluency (Licensed Practitioner)

- Transactional Analysis (TA-101)

- Art of Enneagram – Basic (Pursuing Practitioner)

- Finishing and Etiquette from “The English Manner” Academy, UK.

Professionally she has handled multiple profiles like heading Profit Centres, training, consultancy, and coaching in various organisations in her experience that spans more than 20 + years in the service industry. Having worked in different cities and people has given her an exposure and experience to handle different working cultures and personalities.

She has worked with leading organizations like Birla AT&T, Wipro, Hotel Leela Kempinsiki, NIIT, Hit Bullseye, (Edutech) and leading B- Schools in India. Presently, she is working as a consultant and coach. She works with individuals to enhance their interpersonal skills and confidence to move up the corporate ladder. She mentors buddying managers to middle and senior leaders through her coaching and training interventions, individually as well as in groups.

Mr. Vivek Mehrotra

He is an author, a passionate L&D professional, an HR generalist, and a Coach with a rare combination of experience spanning over four decades and exposure to six different industries, namely Pharmaceutical, Telecom, Retail, E-commerce, BFSI, and Consumer Services.

He has worked with Zomato as Head of Learning & Development, Jana Small Finance Bank as Head L&D Deployment, Flipkart as Head Academy for Supply Chain, and Head HR for Last Mile, Reliance Retail as Head of Operations Training Academy, Reliance Infocomm as Circle Performance Head, and as Head of in-house training departments of Torrent Pharma, and Cadila Pharma. He had also worked as Head of PAN India Sales with Torrent Pharma and as Regional Sales Manager for Tamil Nadu and UP with Lupin Labs.

He has a proven track record of success in Sales & Marketing, Learning & Development including Leadership development, and the rollout of Assessment Centres, spearheading the launch of large-scale training and coaching rollouts, targeted Performance Coaching, and creating App-based eLearning induction training modules.

He has authored books on various topics such as Human Psyche, Motivation, Customer Service, Communications, Pharmaceutical Selling, and Pharmaceutical Sales Management.

He has delivered guest lectures at various academic institutes including, the Delhi School of Economics and the Indian Institute of Management, just to name a few. Apart from it, He has been speaking at national and international events on topics including latest practices in the field of HR, L&D, Leadership Development, and Succession Planning.

His specialities include:

  • Succession Planning (Hi POs Identification and Development)
  • Organizing Assessment & Development Centres
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching for Performance enhancement
  • Curation and creation of training content for Online and Offline delivery

Dr. Srinivas Chunduru

Dr Srinivas an executive semi "serial entrepreneur" is a business leader with over 23 years of experience across diverse functions such as P&L Management, Business Development, Corporate Strategy, M&A, Sustainability, Investor Relations and Strategic HR.

He is the founder and Member of the Board at the VANS Group, VANS Group comprising of Vmentor.ai VANS Investments and VANS Foundation.

Vmentor.ai is a platform for mentorship ("Mentorship" that delivers results). This is carefully crafted with decades of experience and for Corporates and College that are looking at exponential growth

Since its inception in 2019, Srini has been instrumental in strategic scaleup of Vmentor and is also on the board of several new age internet and fin-tech companies including a Unicorn.

Dr Srini till April 2018, was Executive Director and CXO at Piramal Housing Finance. At the Piramal group for over a decade, he played key roles such as President -Strategy, group CHRO, and as V.P- M&A &IR (PGL).

Srini is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad and Goa Institute of Management and Doctorate in Excellence by UCT Delaware - a renowned university in the USA.

Mr. Shantanu Sen Sharma

An engineer from prestigious Indian Institute of Technology and a British Chevening Scholar from the Leeds’s University UK, he brings in range of experience in Managing P&L, designing customer centricity journey, Managing and scaling key accounts using scientific tools and mentoring teams towards high performance.

He has a career spanning more than 25 years where he managed high performing teams and businesses leading their P&L and Sales Transformation cycles with organizations such as Tech Mahindra, Bahwan Cyber Tech, HCL Infosystems etc.

Has facilitated similar exercises in his consulting career of last 11 years working with host of organizations in BFSI, IT, Pharma and product based organizations

Experienced Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and Mentor with a demonstrated history of working in the "Knowledge, Skill and Attitude Building" space. Experienced and Licenced to debrief and coach on Harrison Assessment tool across range of their reports.

In his consulting career, he has supported Sales transformation, Account Mapping and Customer Centricity journey’s of organisations such as HGS Global, IMCD Group, Genpact, Mphasis etc.

Ms. Rohini D'souza

Rohini is an Industrial & Organizational Psychologist with 17+ years of experience in the field of Talent Development and Operations.

She is a SME with VMentor.ai and looks after design, delivery, curation and post program effectiveness.

She brings in deep expertise in designing leadership journey and building high performance teams.

She has designed, developed and delivered training programs across all levels and executed several leadership interventions. Have assessed individuals through assessment centers and psychometric testing and provided coaching to help mentor and develop individuals. Consulted with organizations to design & implement/ enhance talent development processes.

She has worked with multiple organizations such as Deloitte, JLT, HUL, Raymonds, TOI etc in the areas of Customer Centricity, Problem solving, Performance Management, Coaching and Leadership etc.

Ms. Rubina Khajurwala

A dynamic professional with experience of over 18 years in Designing & Managing Processes in HR to Developing Leadership Capabilities, from Planning Communication and Project Management Strategies to Implementing Change and Organization Development Programs.

She is adept at partnering with organizations to reinvent their people management and development strategy. Her corporate experience of more than 15 years includes assignments in the Manufacturing, BFSI and IT industry.

Throughout her career she has conducted workshops at all levels, from skill building to enhancing efficiency, results & relationship at executive and mid- management level as well as interventions for building leadership competencies.

As an OD practitioner her expertise lies in planning culture transformation journeys, building learning organizations, developing next gen leaders etc.

Her clientele includes organizations in BFSI, Manufacturing, IT led services and FMCG industries.

Dr. Kasturi Naik

She is an experienced Professor with a history of working in the Human Resources industry and has 12+ years of experience.

She has conducted various workshops on One-Minute Managing for companies like TCS, Lufthansa Airlines and Taj Wellington, Mews Luxury Residency.

She is a strong educational professional with a Certified Practitioner of Emotional Intelligence focused in Psychology.

Her research capabilities are self-proven through the 30+ research papers that she has published nationally and internationally.

She has done her Doctorate in Management Studies, and has trained mid to senior level professionals in companies like Reliance, Tata Group, Novartis, SME chamber of India etc in the areas of Leadership, Personality and branding, Emotional Resilience etc.

Ms. Meenu Bhatia

She has 10 years of experience in Human Resources Management, Learning & Development, Organizational Development, General HR Management and Employee Engagement. Managed 3 start up roles involving defining, designing, implementation, sustaining and enhancing the HR practices.

She has excellent people management skills with an ability to gather trust and respect from Business managers and fellow HR colleagues. Adept at thinking strategic and long term for various processes and being operational and hands on at the same time. Passionate about bringing structure and creating processes for various employee initiatives.

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