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  • PGPX Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives CLASS OF 2010
  • PGPX-Multiplying Experience Early this year 80 professionals came together at IIM Ahmedabad in a challenging business environment; some to be part of India's growth story, some to expand their sphere of responsibilities, some to start entrepreneurial ventures; all in a common desire to enhance their repertoire of skills. When this group, armed with deep industry experience across sectors and continents, brainstorms with India’s best management faculty in the PGPX programme, it doesn't just result in an invigorating outcome, but creates a very stimulating learning process. The first three batches of PGPX created new benchmarks with companies selecting participants for top leadership roles. The PGPX Class of 2010 promises to exceed expectations in its quest to build and transform Indian and global businesses.
  • Message From the Director Established in 1961, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is recognized globally for excellence in education and research in management. It is the first and the only EQUIS accredited management school in India. The alumni of IIMA occupy key positions in a variety of organizations. The continued demand for its graduates by the corporate as well as the non-corporate sector is evidence of the quality of the broad based management education IIMA continues to impart. Recognizing the need for managerial skills at mid and senior levels in organizations, the Institute launched the one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) in 2006-07. The graduates from the first three batches have been recruited enthusiastically by domestic and international organizations for key senior managerial positions. The Institute is proud to present the fourth batch of PGPX to the recruiters. The batch consists of 80 participants with diverse academic background and significant work experience in the global context. The profile of the batch is comparable to those of the best business schools in the world. I am certain that with their extensive cross-cultural work experience and the knowledge and skills in management acquired through the rigorous academic process at IIMA, they would add immense value to any organization they choose to serve. Professor Samir Barua
  • Message From the Programme Chair I am pleased to introduce to you the Class of 2010 of the Post-Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPX). To meet the industry need for global executives with substantial work experience, IIMA designed and launched this one-year, full time residential programme in the year 2005-06 with an objective “to develop bright, enthusiastic and aspirational executives as management leaders and change agents in the global arena.” The participants of the previous three batches were success- fully placed in various organizations in the roles ranging from senior managers to CXO's and they are doing very well. The 80 participants of the Class of 2010 have been carefully selected from large national and international applicant pools based on their academic profile, analytical ability and significant work experience. The average GMAT score of this Batch is 722 and average work experience is of 10 years, of which, five years is international work-experience in 13 diverse indus- tries, including Banking, Consulting, Information Technology, Pharmaceuticals and Telecom, and their roles in General Management, Project Management, HR, Finance, Marketing and Operations. This programme is very rigorous and aims at developing general management capabilities of practicing executives, with a focus on change management and on managing across borders and cultures. This unique programme involves more than 650 class hours spread across 50-60 courses. The pedagogy involves case discussions within and across learning groups, customized function-oriented segments, industry leader interactions, the International Immersion Programme and an Industry Project. This is facilitated by excellent learning resources of IIMA. As chairperson of the programme, I am proud of the progress made by the Class of 2010 with support and commitment from my faculty colleagues. I am certain that organizations would gain immensely from utilizing their rich experience, commitment, integrity and knowledge in management acquired through the rigorous programme at IIMA. I wish them the very best in their careers. Professor Shailesh Gandhi
  • Message From the Placement Chairperson The Class of 2010 PGPX is a talented community of 80 carefully selected managers from diverse industries. The participants' extensive real-world experience complemented with business learning from IIM-A has made them high-quality executives who can be readily absorbed into senior managerial to CXO positions in the corporate world. The IIMA pedagogy focused on ethical and socially responsible leadership has strengthened their existing managerial capabilities, enabling them to aspire for the leadership positions in Indian and global firms. This brochure gives you a glimpse of the breadth of talent within the Class of 2010 and provides concise information about the program and contact details. Recruitment at IIM Ahmedabad offers you the choice of a variety of programmes to search for your firm's talent needs. If your firm needs bright young management graduates you would meet some of the finest in our PGP students. If your firm needs seasoned campaigners ready to take on roles in middle, senior and top management in a variety of roles and industries and hit the ground running, you would find them in our PGPX students. If your firm needs sector specific talent in agribusiness, our PGP-ABM students would be the first place to consider. If your firm needs a senior level professional with years of experience in Government, Defence and public sector, look no further than our PGP-PMP students. And if you are looking for analytical researchers focusing on a specific functional domain, you might find the perfect match in our doctoral students. This breadth of talent is perhaps unparalleled in India, making it the first stop in your recruitment process. We are confident that you would not need to look any further. As Chairperson of the placement committee, it is my privilege to invite you for placements at IIM Ahmedabad. Professor Saral Mukherjee
  • Content Programme Structure 07 Projects 09 Placement Track Record 11 Class Profile 14 Student Profiles 16 Faculty 57 Placement Process & Policies 59
  • 6 EXPOSURE Wide Range. High Speed.
  • The PGPX programme combines rigorous case-based courses, electives, individual research projects and industry sponsored projects to enable the students to absorb and apply Programme management concepts in a business environment. 18 courses spread over 260 sessions lay the building blocks and crystallize the conceptual and Structure analytical knowledge of the students for managerial effectiveness. Another 11 courses, spread over 145 sessions, prepare the students for top management in leadership and change agent roles. 120 sessions of elective courses allow students to explore specific areas of interest more deeply. Marketing Business Strategy • Assessing and Creating Customer Value • Modeling for Decisions • Delivering and Managing Customer Value • Analysis of Data • Strategic Business to Business Market Management • Competitive Strategy • Brand Management • Strategies for Corporate Growth • Brand and Communication • International Business • Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing • Historical and Contemporary Perspectives in • Intercultural Marketing Management International Business • Media and Society • Entrepreneurship • Technology Ventures Finance and Economics • Competitive Advantage through Design • Financial Reporting and Analysis • Strategic Planning for Information Systems • Corporate Finance • Understanding and Assessing Risk • Strategic Cost Management • International Business Law • Financial Markets • Country Environments and Multinational Strategy • Mergers and Acquisitions Leadership and Management • Firms and Markets • Leadership: Meshing Theory and Practice • Open Economy Macroeconomics • Leadership, Values and Ethics • International Economic and Political Environment • Role of a General Manager • Management Control Systems • Building and Managing Corporate Reputation • Fixed Income Markets • Corporate Governance • Investments and Portfolio Management • Management Communication • Securities Regulation • Organizational Behavior • Computational Finance • Tracking Organization Performance • Understanding Micro Finance • Strategic Human Resources Management • Economics of Organizations • Managing Negotiations Operations • Managing Leadership in Context of Organizational • Designing Operations to Meet Demand Growth • Setting and Delivering Service Levels • Managing and Creating Creativity • Quality Management • Understanding Creativity and Innovation • IT for Organizational Performance • Supply Chain and Logistics Management • Legal and Regulatory Issues in Infrastructure • Manufacturing and Service Operations Strategy • Environment Management • Retail Management • Core Courses • Managing Telecom Enterprises • Elective Courses
  • 8 EXPLORE Expanding Options. Bettering Choices.
  • Projects The PGPX programme includes application of academic learning through three projects across 135 sessions – a faculty-guided Individual Research Project (IRP), an industry sponsored International Immersion Programme (IIP), and a simulation-based Capstone Project. Individual Research Project Under guidance of a faculty, participants study an industry or a company, using the Institute’s resources and interactions with stakeholders. Upon completion, the participants deliver a business plan, a study paper, or an industry note for evaluation by a faculty panel. International Immersion Programme This enables participants to apply their learning in a different environment from their “home culture”, and to take effective business decisions in a multi-cultural context. Participants attend a week long programme at international business schools in Europe, US, China and Africa. In the four weeks following that, participants pursue sponsored consulting projects in the areas including M&A, revenue models, financial product development and balanced score-cards across the globe. Some of our past sponsors have been Unilever, IBM, Microsoft, NCDEX, Delta Lloyd, Cognizant Solutions, Intel Capital and Yes Bank. Capstone Project This is the culmination of the programme. During this period, participants are asked to resolve difficult business situations, working in large multidisciplinary teams against tough timelines, in a simulated business environment. This helps test and develop skills in the rational, individual and social dimensions of leadership. Some of the projects executed by PGPX students of earlier batches are: • Developing strategy and a complete revenue model for a mobile remittance service in the US-Mexico corridor • Feasibility study for an international company to enter Indian markets • Developing a framework for a company to evaluate its acquisition successes • Devising a methodology for the implementation of activity based costing at a firm in the Middle East • Developing a new product offering and market expansion for a financial services company
  • 10 EXPERIENCE Hands On. Minds On.
  • Placement Track Record A few companies that participated in past PGPX placements Accenture Consulting Deloitte IBM Nokia Siemens Adani Group DLF ICICI Bank Polaris Aditya Birla Group Dr. Reddy's Labs ICRA PricewaterhouseCoopers Alcatel Lucent Edelweiss Capital Infosys Technologies Prime Focus Amazon eInfochips Intas PRTM Arcelor Mittal Eli Lilly IRL Research Reliance ADAG Arshiya International Emergent Ventures I-Runway Reliance Industries Arthur D Little Inc. Ericsson ITC Group RPG Group Bharti Group Essar Group ITC Infotech Siemens Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Feedback Ventures KPIT Cummins Sundaram BNP Paribas Cairn India FINO Larsen & Toubro Suzlon Ceat Tyres Genpact International Mahindra & Mahindra Syntel Citigroup Inc. Geometric Mastek Ltd Tata Group Cognizant Google Marg Group Tech Mahindra Computer Associates HCL Mckinsey & Company VSNL Copal Partners Hero Honda Media Contacts Wipro Covansys Hewitt Associates Microsoft WNS Cypress Semiconductors Honeywell Mindtree Consulting YES Bank Dell HSBC NISG Salary statistics PGPX 2006-07 PGPX 2007-08 PGPX 2008-09 Average Domestic Salary INR 24.6 Lac INR 26.8 Lac INR 20.1 Lac Average Overseas Salary USD 135,000 USD 145,000 USD 125,000 Number of Domestic Placements 46 62 75 Number of Overseas Placements 14 7 2
  • 12 PGPX Class of 2009: Industry Placement Sector Percentage ITES & IT 29% Consulting 20% Manufacturing/Operations/Logistics 13% Telecommunication 11% Energy/Infrastructure 11% Finance 7% Healthcare 4% Others (Media, Edu) 5% PGPX Class of 2009: Functional Break-up Sector Percentage General Management 29% Consulting 24% Business Development 22% Operations 11% Strategy & Planning 7% Project Management 5% HR 2%
  • EXCEPTIONAL Best Inputs. Best Outputs.
  • 14 Profile of the Class of 2010 Age Profile Work Experience 27-31 yrs 24% Up to 7 yrs 14% 31-35 yrs 54% 7 to 10 yrs 38% Age Work 35-39 yrs 11% 10 to 13 yrs 34% Experience Profile 39-43 yrs 9% 13 to 16 yrs 6% Over 43 yrs 3% Over 16 yrs 9% Industry Experience Participants with Experience in* IT Product and Services 51% 60% Manufacturing/FMCG 24% 50% Telecom 20% 40% Banking and Financial Services 16% Automotive, Aviation, Shipping 10% 30% Government/Defence 8% 20% Health Care, Biotech, Pharma 8% 10% Infrastructure, Hospitality 6% Others (BOP, NGO, Education) 5% 0% *Total exceeds 100% because each participant has worked in multiple areas, industries and continents
  • Functional Experience Participants with Experience in* Project Management 56% Business Development 45% 60% Product Design & Development 43% 50% Relationship Management 40% 40% SCM, Operations 33% Sales and Marketing 18% 30% Corporate Strategy 10% 20% Research and Academia 9% Finance and Audit 6% 10% Others (HR, Medicine, Engineering) 5% 0% Geographical Exposure 80% 70% Participants with Experience in* 60% North and South America 71% South Asia 66% 50% Europe 34% 40% Southeast Asia and ANZ 34% 30% Middle East and Africa 19% China and Japan 16% 20% 10% 0% Areas of Interest** Areas of Interest General Management 45% Corporate Strategy 35% 50% Consulting 35% Sales and Marketing 23% 40% Business Development 21% 30% Product Design, Development 20% 20% Operations 19% Program Management 16% 10% Finance and Accounting 9% 0%
  • 16 Abhishek Kumar Amlan Manna MS, Aerospace Engineering, MS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA University of Nebraska- Lincoln, USA BTech, Aerospace Engineering, BTech, Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India IIT Kharagpur, India 8.5 years of experience in Business Planning and Supply 4 years of international experience in Engineering Consulting Chain Management in Transportation / Infrastructure Industry Integration Lead and Business Planning Manager, Transportation Engineer, Olsson Associates, USA ON Semiconductor, USA — Spearheaded various transportation engineering design, — Managed people and process integration for planning group of an compliance and site execution activities for projects ranging from acquired company. Led change management for teams in US and the $100,000 to $2.4mn Philippines — Engaged with a wide range of private and public sector clients — Managed planning processes (forecasting, new product launch ranging from Wal-Mart Corporation to Nebraska Department of planing, inventory management, sales and operations) for multiple Roads and Federal Highway Administration businesses with annual revenue ranging from $60mn to $200mn — Collaborated with engineers, city officials, and regulatory agencies — Led the plan for delivering $15mn worth of key ONSemi to provide customized solutions for improving traffic flow and components for the launch of Xbox-360 (Microsoft’s game box) reducing vehicle emissions in the Kansas City area — Coordinated capacity allocation plan across multiple business units — Provided engineering consulting services to a client city on urban for a revenue of $19mn revitalization issues in a $275mn infrastructure development project Senior Consultant, i2 Technologies, USA — Created new design standards to reduce production time of the — Led process improvement in supply chain tools for 3M traffic team by 15% — Modeled business requirements using i2’s SCM solutions at Current Activities: Consulting Club and Greentech Club Toshiba Semiconductors, Japan Areas of Interest: General Management and Consulting Current Activities: Member, Placement Committee Area of Interest: Consulting, Sales and Marketing, Business Development
  • Anil Kumar Anirudh Gupta BSc, Nautical Sciences, BE, Electronics and T.S.Chanakya, India Communications Engineering, Certificate of Competency Delhi Institute of Technology, (First Mate), University of Delhi, India Ministry of Surface Transport, India 10 years of experience in Operations and General 13 years of experience in IT/Semiconductors Industry, Management in the Shipping Industry managing global, cross-functional teams for Product Design Chief Officer, Anglo-Eastern Group, Hong-Kong Engineering Manager, Cadence Design Systems, USA & India — Managed end to end cargo planning and operations for diversified — Globalization of R&D team across US, India and China centres for cargo worth $300mn annually. Also managed dry-dock and ship delivering $300mn product-line repair project worth $1.5mn+ at Gdansk, Poland Engineering Lead, Sun Microsystems, USA — Instrumental in saving over $1mn annually due to fast turnaround — Deployed lead user initiative in teams designing UltraSPARC family of achieved through coordinated scheduling, route optimization & microprocessors cargo operation’s sequence optimization — Planned and implemented Inventory Control measures and Software Engineer, Intel, USA achieved cost reduction by 20% — Collaborated with Israel team on advanced modeling technologies for — As 2nd in command, implemented Quality Management system Itanium processor design (ISO 9001:2000) and Environment Protection Policy (ISO 14001) IT Consultant, PeopleSoft, USA on 3 ships — Established centre of excellence for mobile web technologies — Led multinational teams of 20-25 professionals for shipping Team Lead, Motorola, India & Israel operations and trained & mentored over 100 subordinates. Also — Established technical collaboration between newly acquired entity in liaised with international clients, regulatory agencies and port India and product teams in Israel authorities in 30+ countries Achievements Area of Interest: General Management, Supply Chain Management — Organizational and Divisional Level Awards at Cadence — 3 "Team Awards" at Sun — Intel Project Recognition Award Current Activities: Greentech Club, PE/VC Club Areas of Interest: Strategy Management for IT/Electronics Industry, Integration of Global teams
  • This PGPX group is reflective, engaged, and has demonstrated a high degree of autonomy in the way it has taken responsibility for its own learning by constantly seeking the interconnectedness between theory and practice -Errol D'Souza, Professor, Economics Area, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Anurag Bhushan Anurag Choudhury BTech, Chemical Engineering, MBA, International Business, IIT Kanpur, India George Washington University, USA MA, International Trade and Investment Policy, George Washington University, USA 14 years of experience in Indian Foreign Service 9 years of experience in Consulting, IT Startups and Represented India in: Japan, Germany, Bangladesh Manufacturing Foreign Languages known: Japanese, German Treasury Head & Deputy General Manager, Rain CII Carbon, India Counsellor, Embassy of India, Berlin (Germany) (World's largest CPC manufacturer) — Contributed towards for managing bilateral political and economic — Set up treasury infrastructure, capabilities, methodologies & issues between India and Germany. Represented India’s interest in relationships various negotiations fora and meetings — Responsible for forex and interest rate risk management — Developed wide understanding of global and regional in the context — Ran derivatives book of $148mn of German presidency of the G7 and of the EU Business Analyst, Tecra Systems Inc., USA — Anchored Indian Prime Minister’s 2007 visit to Germany for the G8 — Led business process re-engineering and corporate strategy summit in Heiligendamm — Managed engagement with client Boards/Senior Management First Secretary, High Commission of India, Dhaka (Bangladesh) VP, Business Development, Globalpundits Inc., USA — Contributed towards policy making and implementation on India- — Developed business and delivery models Bangladesh bilateral economic and investment relations — Generated new business — Participated in negotiations on bilateral trade, road-rail transport, Associate Production Consultant, MicroStrategy, USA shipping, energy, political risks to investments, border management, etc. — Analyzed client businesses and applied MicroStrategy framework — Coordinated Prime Minister’s visit for SAARC Achievements Current Activities: Operations Club, Greentech Club Trustee, Vikash Educational Charitable Trust (VECT), India Areas of Interest: Consultancy, General Management, Public-Private — Built and led VECT since 1992. We provide scholarships, advocacy, Partnership, International Trade collaboration, adopt schools and set up IT centres — Presidential Management Fellow, GWU Areas of Interest: General Management, Corporate Strategy
  • Ayan Sengupta Bhaswar Goswami BE, Production Engineering, BTech, Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, India REC Calicut, India 9.5 years of experience in Business Development and 10 years of experience in Product Development and ITES Relationship Management in IT Services Business Transformation Senior Delivery Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions, USA and India Senior Manager, Process Re-engineering, IBM Daksh — Delivered multi-million dollar portfolio growth of Cognizant’s — Achieved 20% productivity gain leading to $1.2 mn annualized Customer Solutions Practice (CSP) in USA and Canada savings for 14 customer accounts across Bangalore (India), Krakow — Anchored relationship with 7 Fortune-500 customers and 2 (Poland) and Rochester (US) technology partners — Pioneered application of industrial engineering concepts to improve — Managed Business Process Management (BPM) SBU in USA directing productivity of BPO processes activities of a cross-cultural team of 100+ people towards achieving — Retained two critical accounts by turning around their delivery unit goals of revenue/profits, pre-sales activities, engagement and capabilities within 4 weeks – received corporate award for the performance management contribution — Spearheaded first BPM Consulting engagement for largest Canadian Design Analyst, Satyam Computer Services bank - helped securing long-term strategic deal in a new geography — Generated $1.3mn in savings for GE Appliance by identifying and — Successfully led a team of 70+ people for first-of-a-kind engagement leading process and product reengineering projects to develop end-to-end Credit Card Fraud/Dispute Management — Designed product module for a new type of GE refrigerator process for a global banking major Engineer (Design), Motor Industries Co. Ltd. Achievements — Member of core team responsible for introducing a new fuel injection — 7 major awards (including Associate of the Year) at Cognizant pump in India Area of Interest: General Management, IT, Consulting Areas of Interest: Operations, Cost Management
  • 20 Debottam Chakrabarti Debraj Kumar BE, Electronics Engineering, BTech, Electronics Engineering, Nagpur University, India IT BHU, India 9 years of cross-functional global experience in IT Project 9.5 years of experience in Consulting and Project Management and Consulting Management in Software and Telecommunication Industry Project Manager, IBM Global Services, India Project Manager, MindTree Ltd., India — Managed and executed a 18-member project for the Application — Led globally distributed teams for planning and executing technology Innovations Group to develop the next generation cargo-delivery implementation projects. Managed logistics, customer relationship solution for a Danish Shipping company and project financials Senior Consultant, Capgemini Inc, United States (Chicago) — Facilitated establishment of 'Testing Center of Excellence' in — Managed the B2C financial applications portfolio for two business- partnership with HP units for a US client(Bank), co-ordinating with distributed clients and — Supported pre-sales engagements with four key accounts in telecom delivery teams business unit with collective revenue exceeding $1mn — Setup of an 20-member offshore-based 24X7 IT delivery support unit Software Engineer, Cisco Systems, USA from scratch, enabled six sigma based quality management — Managed enterprise and service provider customers from three — Recipient of the organization’s "Key Contributor Award" in 2004 continents in multiple roles Senior Software Engineer, Selectica India Pvt Ltd, India — Coordinated cross-functional liaison activities in the Midrange Routing — Worked in six client-site projects in US and Japan to design and division to achieve fastest $1bn revenue in Cisco deliver software applications — Received "Cisco Achievement Program Award" — Recipient of "Certification of Appreciation" from a US client Software Engineer, Hammerhead Networks, USA Areas of Interest: General Management, Business Development, — Spearheaded qualification initiatives for a hi-tech product realization IT Consulting project that led up to $73mn acquisition by Cisco Systems Areas of Interest: General Management, Corporate Strategy
  • Deepak Iyer Dheeraj Chopra BA, Economics & Military Strategy BE, Electronics and Electrical NDA, Khadakwasla, India Communication, Black Belt in Six Sigma and Lean Punjab Engineering College, ISI, Bangalore, India Chandigarh, India Certificate courses in Financial PMP, Project Management and Derivatives Markets, NSE, Institute (PMI), USA Mumbai, India Prince2 Registered Practitioner, UK ITIL Foundation Certified, UK 10 years of experience in Strategy, Leadership and 12 years of multinational experience in IT Service and Management Consulting Project Management in diverse sectors such as Financial Senior Consultant, Seven Hat Consulting, India Services, Utilities and Energy — Set up firm from scratch, spearheaded business development Lead Technical Project Manager, Steria, India — Facilitated business transformation in a telecom BPO and a — Responsible for service delivery of cross-functional, multi-location teams hospitality company across BPO and IT for a leading financial institution in UK — Helped organizational re-structuring of a leading law firm — Set up and managed a Business Analyst team (onsite/offshore) for — Identified $1.5mn annual operational savings for an ITES company HR functions of a leading financial institution in UK — Facilitated post-paid customer churn reduction for circle of a leading — Successfully managed offshore transition and delivery for multi- mobility player platform business critical applications for a leading UK Energy Company Army Officer (Major), Indian Army, Special-Forces, India — Instrumental in setting the first offshore 24*7 application support service — Planned and directed operations of a 650-member Senior Software Engineer, Tata Infotech Limited, India Special-Forces organization — Migrated and successful implemented a complex application for a — Managed $5mn logistics project for UN Mission in Eritrea (Africa) leading provider of electronic payment, authorization and settlement — Negotiated and procured military equipment worth $20mn from services for major credit cards global suppliers Area of Interest: General Management, Business Development, — Set up strategic cross-border intelligence infrastructure for an Army Corps IT Consulting Achievements — Helped battalion set records in organizational performance in 2001, 2003, 2005 Areas of Interest: Private Equity, Corporate Strategy
  • Our recruiting experience at PGPX IIM-Ahmedabad was very positive again in 2008-09. PGPX students not only receive world-class management education, but also demonstrate excellent real world business maturity and cross- cultural work capability based on their global work experience. We are confident that this program will continue to give us access to a high potential talent base as we further build PRTM as the leading operational strategy consulting firm in the Asia/Middle-East region. -Mahesh Singh, Managing Director, PRTM Management Consultants (India) Pvt. Ltd. Dinesh Rathi Esmail Samiwala BTech, Computer Science and PhD, Molecular Biology, Engineering, Mumbai University, India IT-BHU Varanasi, India MSc, Microbiology, Mumbai University, India BSc, Microbiology, Mumbai University, India 13 years of International experience in the IT Services and Biotechnologist with 22 years of experience in Telecommunications Industry in Europe and India Manufacturing, R&D & Business Development Lead Consultant – Strategic Solutions, Wipro, India Wockhardt Limited, India — Developed and owned Strategic Solutions delivering quantum Cost Factory Manager and KPI benefits to Telecom Operators — Overall responsibility of manufacturing site, directing activities of — Successfully managed annual revenue targets of $10mn per solution 130+ employees Solutions Lead, Wipro, UK — Annual site budgeting for Revenue, Expense, Production, R&D, — Solutions Lead for Large Deals with end-to-end responsibility for pro- CAPEX, Admin and Manpower active and reactive opportunities — Site goal setting and annual performance review — Successfully managed multiple $100mn complex transformation — Coordinated regulatory and customer audits and filing for proposals encompassing business processes, operations, international markets infrastructure and IT — Integrated manufacturing with internal stakeholders (Finance and Marketing) and external Government stakeholders (DSIR, DISH, Delivery Manager, Wipro, India MPCB and FDA) — Managed Central Program Governance and IT & Physical Infrastructure for $30mn outsourcing contract with Tier-1 European Telco R&D Chief — Successfully delivered $8mn NextGen OSS solution for leading Nordic — Responsible for process development in upstream and downstream Telco in Systems Integration delivery model of fermentation and analytical development Areas of Interest: Strategy Consulting, Business Development, and Business Development General Management — Critical areas of high technology, new processes, products & countries — Evaluation, market forecasting, negotiation, final recommendation Achievements — 4-fold increase in capacity delivering volumetric and technological improvements — 3 new products developed Areas of Interest: Manufacturing, Consulting, Business Development, R&D
  • Ganesh Jayaraman Ganesh Kumar Mahalingam BTech, Computer Science and MS, Software Systems, BITS Engineering, Pilani, India Pondicherry University, India MTech, Manufacturing Systems, IIT Kharagpur, India AMIE, Mechanical Engineering, The Institution of Engineers, India 11.5 years of experience in IT Delivery, Relationship 12+ years of experience in IT Delivery, Account Management Management and ITIL Process Consulting and Solution Sale in India/US/MEA, 4.5 years experience in Portfolio Director, Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore, India Auto Manufacturing — Instituted $4.5mn portfolio, exceeded profitability target and achieved Group Project Manager (Banking & Capital Markets), Infosys, India additional sales of $1mn within the first year — Managed delivery and P&L for $25mn delivery unit and anchored a — Successfully set up the delivery teams across US, Latin America and large bid ($200mn deal size) four locations in India — Program managed Charles River equity and Blackrock fixed income Operations Manager, Travel and Card Payments Co, Phoenix, trading implementation ($30mn budget) for a US Fortune 500 asset Arizona, USA manager — Entrusted by the client to lead a multi-vendor team and manage Client Relationship Manager (Banking & Capital Markets), Infosys, USA $11mn budget p.a. — Managed Infosys relationship worth $20mn for a US Broker/Dealer — Led multi-vendor cross-functional teams which identified and and led Infosys’ trade exception and regression testing solutions sale implemented strategies to achieve High Availability for a mission Project Leader (System Integration), CMC, India critical security application — Provided techno-commercial support for solutions sale in MEA region — Achieved 99.9% availability for the application by reducing — Played technical lead role in Railways’ largest turnkey SI program turnaround time for crisis resolution — Identified key risk areas and implemented platform uplift to achieve Automobile Manufacturing, India 99.99% availability — Worked as Senior Engineer, Tata Motors, Plant Executive, Ashok Leyland and Supervisor, Hindustan Motors Areas of Interest: General Management and Client Relationship Management Areas of Interest: Technology Delivery, Client Relationship Management, Planning and Strategy
  • 24 Gautam Naidu Gurumurthy Thiagarajan BTech, Aerospace Engineering, MS, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay, India University of Maryland at College Park, USA BTech, Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, India 10 years of IT experience in Infrastructure/Information 9.5 years in Business Intelligence with roles in Program Services and Project Management. 2 years of experience in Management and Enterprise Software Development Oil Field Services Engineering Manager, MicroStrategy, USA Manager – IT/Applications, Credit Capital Research, India — Led a team of 10 engineers in US and China; developed software with — Led the Applications group in developing Credit Capital’s internal license revenues of $70mn p.a. financial research delivery platform — Generated revenues of $5mn while serving as technical advisor for — Led the IT group in the deployment, administration and maintenance product sales of infrastructure in the US and India offices — Managed engineering operations for a major product release with a CTO & Co-founder, PBS Pvt. Ltd., India three year development cycle — Undertook business development and led my team in designing and — Serviced customers like American Express, Intel, eBay by managing developing custom Open Source-based server solutions for SMEs all technical issues escalated by the support, sales and consulting with a need to outsource the IT function. Peak turnover achieved organizations was $200,000 — Won 'Employee of the month' award in 2006 Wireline Engineer, Schlumberger OFS, India Program Manager, MicroStrategy, USA — Led my crew in undertaking exploratory and production operations in — Managed development of a financial portal that offered portfolio and the Bombay Offshore Oil Field, with average fixed assets worth more market analysis services to a subscriber base of 3 million users than $1mn — Won 'Award of Excellence' for developing and delivering a 'University Week' course Areas of Interest: Consulting, Business Development in the technology domain Areas of Interest: Product Management, Business Development & Marketing, Consulting
  • Harsh Goyal Harsh Kumar Johari BE, Electronics & Communications, BSc, Nautical Sciences, Punjab Engineering College, University of Mumbai, India Chandigarh, India Certificate of Competency (Master), PMP, Project Management Institute, Ministry of Surface Transport, India USA Certificate in General Insurance, AICPCU, USA 11 years of experience in IT Project Management, Product 15 years of international experience in Operations and Development, Consulting and Pre-Sales in BFSI, ERP verticals General Management in Shipping Industry, including Crisis Senior Project Manager, Computer Sciences Corporation, USA & India Management at sea — Started insurance services outsourcing vertical in 2003. Led cross Captain, Anglo Eastern Ship Management Ltd, Hong Kong functional team of 100 technicians & business analysts. Generated — Led cross-functional and multi-national teams (25-30 members) in $4m revenues in 2008-09 end-to-end ship operations across geographies. Average AUM — Managed policy administration, billing & underwriting systems US$100mn on each ship implementation for four US insurance companies — Planned and executed 2 "Dry-dock" projects of US$ 2mn each on 2 — Managed Level-1 production support for 40+ US insurance containerships at shipyards in Germany and Italy, achieving total cost companies. Achieved SLA compliance of 98% savings of approx $500,000 Project Leader, Interra IT, USA & India — Implemented Quality , Health , Safety & Environment Management — Consultant for ERP migration of Universal Studios, Hollywood. Project Systems on 3 ships under ISO 9001 : 2000 size $30m over 18 months. Received "Achiever of the Year" award — Led ship’s staff in extinguishing a major fire in the engine-room of a — Managed critical Sarbanes-Oxley IT implementation for Countrywide container ship in 2006 , savings machinery worth US$ 2.5mn Home Loans, USA Areas of Interest: General Management, Consulting, Operations and Systems Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services, India Supply Chain Management — Systems development for General Electric and Coca-Cola Areas of Interest: General Management, Business Development, Finance and Consulting
  • I think PGPX has been one of the most impactful years of my life post graduation. It allowed me to mature as a leader & innovator. All the case studies, talks by the professors, batchmates and the industry leaders provided enough catalysis to open the mind to all possibilities. I wish success and greater heights to this program and my Alma-mater - Diwakar Puri (PGPX Class of 2009) (AGM) Head Of Manufacturing, Expansion Plant, Daruhera, Hero Honda Motors, India Hemant Tirthani Hrishikesh Tinaikar BBA, MS, Electrical Engineering, CCS University, Meerut, India NC State University, USA Diploma in Advertising and PR, BE, Electronics Engineering, Welingkar College, Mumbai University of Mumbai, India Open Learning – Business PMP, Project Management Institute Entrepreneurship, EDI, Ahmedabad (PMI), USA 10 years of experience in Sales and Brand Management in FMCG 7 years of Product Management experience in Financial Kimberly Clark Lever Ltd. (50:50 JV of Unilever and Kimberly Clark), India Services Industry — Managed 'Huggies', largest diaper brand having turnover of Rs. Product Manager, Merchant Link (subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase), USA 1.35bn & Marketing budget of Rs. 200mn — Planned and managed product roadmaps through the life-cycle with — Increased Market Share of 'Huggies' from 48% to 52% and weighted cross-functional teams value distribution from 91% to 95% within 8 months — Initiated and implemented automation of business processes that Assistant Brand Manager, Emami Limited, India enhanced customer service productivity by 20% and reduced costs by — Conceptualized & designed New Brand for Men’s Range of products more than $120,000/year at Emami Ltd Senior Consultant (Chase Card Services), Abacus Consultancy — Designed marketing strategy involving new age media like Mobile Services, USA Marketing, Web-based promotions, Social Networking sites etc. — Performed data analysis to audit Credit-card policy decisions. — Awarded out of turn promotion within 8 months of joining Implemented post-implementation audit procedures that saved the Achievements company over $1mn — Team Leader with NGO-'Vatavaran' and conducted numerous — Led the testing team for the project to merge legacy Chase acquisition cleanliness drives policies with Bank One policies within the underwriting platform Current Activities: Convener, Marketing Club; Media Representative Current Activities: Sports Representative, Marketing Club Areas of Interest: Branding and General Management in Consumer Areas of Interest: General Management, Product Management, Products arena Corporate Strategy
  • Kapil Goyal Lalit Dash BTech, Textile Technology, BE, Computer Science and IIT, Delhi, India Engineering, National institute of Technology, Rourkela, India 11 years of experience leading and managing teams in 13 years of global experience in IT Services/Products Industry Software Product Development Industry Senior Consultant, Securities and Capital Markets, Wipro Technologies Development Manager, Oracle Inc, USA — Led pre-sales function of two large (1500+ FTEs) accounts. — Addressed design, implementation and scheduling issues while Successfully managed a US$ 150+ million multi-year multi- managing cross-cultural development teams in ERP products division disciplinary bid — Defined product roadmap working closely with customers and — Extensive experience in managing IT BPO integration, pricing product strategy models, contracts, business plan, competitor and market analysis and — Led development of Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting ERP collaterals product generating $3mn in revenue annually — Strong domain knowledge in capital market operations. — Managed reengineering effort for Oracle Human Capital Management Program/Product Manager, Tata Consultancy Services Budgeting, a product with 200+ customers worldwide — Headed pre-sales for a leading product in securities clearing and Senior Engineer, Oracle Inc, USA. settlement — Successfully led teams that conceived and developed software to — Managed the implementation of clearing and settlement system for automate tasks, leading to cost savings of over $500K annually Debt instruments in Philippines and for Equities in Kuwait, Canada — Developed replacement software, saving $600K annually in third-party and South Africa licensing fees — Led product development of Payment Clearance, Cross Border Software Engineer, eBusiness Design, USA Settlement and Corporate Actions components — Led a team of 8+ engineers to deliver a $2mn provisioning software — Was involved in content management, product branding, professional services and alliance management Areas of Interest: General Management, Corporate and IT Strategy, Business Development Areas of Interest: IT, Financial Services, General Management, Consulting
  • 28 Lokesh Chawla Mandeep Singh BTech , Metallurgical Engineering, BE (Electronics & Communication), IT BHU, India NIT Jaipur, India PMP, Project Management Institute (PMI), USA Six-Sigma Green Belt 9 years of experience in IT Program Management in US, UK, 9.5 years of experience in Consulting and Management of China and India Global Software Projects in Telecommunication Industry Program and Project Manager, Infosys Technologies Limited Engineering Project Manager, Aricent Technologies — Set-up and managed the offshore development center in China for — Established and led a 20-member cross-cultural team spread across service delivery portfolio for Ameriprise Financials Inc. Belgium, India and UK — Created business framework to institutionalize Mainframe Center of — Led design and development of Alcatel-Lucent SRB platform, Excellence in Infosys China subscribed by more than 520,000 telecom customers in UK — Led the recovery of delayed Customer-Administration program of — Acted as consultant to 3 new ventures for a European customer Nationwide Building Society leading to a saving of $3mn including one on application layer traffic optimization — Conceptualized and implemented fast-track training program to — Increased business from existing European customer four-fold to achieve 50% improvement in induction time for American Express € 2.4mn Achievements — Worked extensively with clients in different geographies like US, UK, — Published papers on SOA related implementations in BFSI in Set-labs France, Germany, Belgium, Japan Briefing journal Research Engineer, C-DoT, India — Annual Award for Excellence in project execution for Money — Led design and development billing solution for C-DoT’s telecom Movement program solutions — Customer Delight and Branding and Prima award for quality — Successfully deployed C-DoT’s GSM solution in 2 telecom circles in management for Ameriprise Engagement India Areas of Interest: Business Development, General Management, Current Activities: Cultural Representative, Telecom Club Financial services Areas of Interest: Business Development, General Management, Consulting, Product Management
  • Manish Jobanputra Manish Sharma MS, Material Science & Engineering, Integrated MTech (Dual degree), University of Cincinnati, USA Biochemical Engineering and BE, Polymer Engineering, BioTechnology, MIT-Pune, India IIT Delhi, India Six-Sigma Green Belt – GE CFA Level 1 8 years of experience in R&D and Techno-commercial roles 13 years of IT experience in the Financial Services and Technical Pole Leader, GE Plastics, India Technology sectors — Designed product-certification guideline in co-ordination with UL Technology Director, Online Trading Platform, Charles Schwab, USA which ensured >$1mn savings/year — Technology owner of Schwab.com’s online trading platform used — Developed processes for handling projects, resulting in 33% decrease daily by 1.5mn users generating revenue $2mn everyday in time enabling faster commercialization of products — Successfully delivered $12mn Greenfield project resulting in — Led a timely recovery of a engineering process centre of excellence technology standardization, user experience enhancement and which accelerated the commercialization of 25 products with revenue annual maintenance cost savings of $3mn potential of $10mn/year — Led initiatives on identifying key technology investment opportunities to Research Scientist, Brewer Science, USA implement senior management’s vision of unified client experience — Led development of company’s first anti-reflective coatings capable of — Managed evaluation of hardware, software products, vendors and sub-90 nm feature size (20% improvement over competition) with "managed services partners" completely new technology Chief Technology Officer, pTouchUp.com, USA Achievements — Founded a hi-tech startup to organize and refine digital photos — Led team of 10 to Silver Product Team Award in GE Plastics for the — Played a key role in successful exit of pTouch by leading sales of year 2007 technology and client-base to Simplecenter.com — Recipient of multiple quarterly analytical and commercial team awards Areas of Interest: IT Strategy, IT Consulting, General Management, at GE Plastics Green Technology Areas of Interest: Finance, Product Management, General Management
  • It adds to pleasure, excitement and learning when you a get chance to interact with the batch of experienced professionals in PGPX course , as an instructor for some of the compulsory courses in the area of strategic management --Atanu Ghosh, Visiting Professor Business Policy AreaIndian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Manoj Khare Mayank Kumar MS (Design), BTech, Mechanical Engineering, BITS, Pilani, India IIT Kanpur, India 18 years of experience managing operations in Consulting, 16 years of experience as Senior Manager in Indirect Tax BPO’s & Railways, including Start-ups and Turnarounds Administration and Narcotics Control Vice President, Derrick Petroleum, Pune — Headed the Group dealing with assessment and clearance of — Managed the late-stage startup for expansion imported consignment at Calcutta Port — Headed the Anti-Smuggling Division (team of 250 persons) General Manager, Firstsource, Bangalore & Mumbai responsible for prevention of smuggling in and around city of — Led service and financial recovery of a $13mn all-services for a Calcutta upto Bangladesh land border FTSE 250 telco — Headed a regional unit for collecting intelligence , planning search — Spearheaded corporate operational excellence function operations and investigating cases of excise duty evasion in the state Center Head, Satyam BPO, Bangalore of Uttar Pradesh — Transformed the delivery center into a profit center, and returned it — Headed Rajasthan Unit of Central Bureau of Narcotics (a team of 500 to black persons). Unit was responsible for supervision of licit opium — Inside sales increased same-client and new-client revenues ($2.2mn) cultivation, planning operations for interdiction of illicit drug traffic — Led three strategic bids and client satisfaction assurance for the — Headed Regional Training Centre for imparting training to customs company and excise officers Senior Operations Manager, Convergys, Delhi & Bangalore Areas of Interest: General Management, Finance — Led 2 large $6mn service and sales operations, for Fortune 500 US telcos Earlier positions in Indian Railways Current Activities : Responsible Leaders Group, Marketing Club Areas of Interest : Leadership roles in mid/large companies, new ventures
  • Minesh Sheth Mohit Kumar Mathur MS, Electrical and BSc, Hospitality Management, Telecommunications, Institute of Catering and Hotel Rutgers University, USA Management, New Delhi, India BE, Electronics Engineering, University of Mumbai, India 9 years of experience in Leadership, Technology, and 9 years of experience in Launching and Managing Hospitality Operations in Telecommunications Industry Projects in UK, UAE and India Program Manager, Sasken, India General Manager, Avni Hotels, London, UK — Led multiple programs such as Cellular network Operations, Network — Led rebranding and launch of 3 hotel projects Benchmarking, and Remote Delivery services with annual revenues of $2mn — Managed four hotels with 51 employees and annual sales of — Set up and managed cross-functional, multi-location team of 50 engineers £3.86mn — Played a key role in project budgeting, project evaluation and business — Improved the average rates by 25% and sales by 20% development activities for Network Engineering business division Product Manager, Prologic First, New Delhi, India Terminal Performance Engineer, Samsung, USA — Led a cross functional team to develop F & B retail system which — Instrumental in handset compliance process improvement for increased sales by 300% in 2 years successful launch of Samsung handsets on Verizon network — Provided trade insight to the system which critically enhanced — Managed handset laboratory and led engineers in analysis and functionality troubleshooting of handset performance — Coordinated advertising and trade show participation RF Engineer, Sprint Corporation, USA Earlier positions with Radisson, Hyatt Regency, Leela, Holiday — Performed RF Planning and Optimization on Sprint’s 2G and International UAE and Grand Hyatt New Delhi 3G/EVDO network Achievements — Undertook various JIT initiatives and developed tools that led to capex — Involved in the launch of 7 hotels and 6 restaurants savings of $0.5mn — Founded an equipment franchisee with sales of £800,000 Area of Interest: General Management, Telecom Consulting, Areas of Interest: General Management, Retail, Infrastructure and Corporate Strategy Consulting
  • 32 Mukesh Chauhan Nagasiva Kumara Swamy M MTech, Engineering System, MBA, Banking & Finance, DEI Agra (U.P.) India IGNOU-IIBF, India BE, Electronics, BSc, Maths, REC Surat (Gujarat) India Nagarjuna University, India CCNP (Apr’ 2006), ITIL foundation V.3 Certified Financial Risk Manager GARP, USA i) CAIIB, ii) DTIRM and iii) DIBF Indian Institute of Banking & Finance, India 12 years of experience in General Management, Customer 10.5 years of experience in Banking Service and Network Operations in Telecommunication Assistant General Manager, Corporate Banking, IDBI Bank, India Service Industry — As Relationship Manager, managed a portfolio of Rs. 800 crore Deputy General Manager, Tata Communications Lanka Ltd., Colombo — Acted as Credit Coordinator for South India with a business of — Part of three member team that successfully set up Tata Rs. 6000 crore Communications’ subsidiary in Sri Lanka — Managed a team of credit analysts, relationship officers — Handled various aspects of management at project stage Probationary Officer, Canara Bank, India — Headed Network Operation of the company supporting business of — Key member: Infrastructure Project Finance Group and Prime Corporate Rs. 100 crore Group with a business of Rs. 2000 crore — Handled vendor development and procurement function — Managed global business (trade finance) with an yearly turnover of — Set up the channel sales and finance function of the company Rs. 1500 crore — Launched 'Tata Indicom' Global Calling Card in Sri Lankan market — Managed a group of Export-SME clients with a business size of Rs. 150 crore Manager (Engineering), State Bank of Hyderabad VSNL (renamed as Tata Communications Ltd.), Delhi — Rural Banking and Micro Finance — Involved in setting up of Satellite Access Node (SAN) for ICO Global Achievements Communication, U.K. for GMPCS service (>$25mn project) — Winner McKinsey-IDBI 'Project Lakshya' contest for generating fee Areas of Interest: Business Development and Strategy income deals Current Activities: Private Equity Club, Finance Club Areas of Interest: Finance, General Management, Strategy
  • Naveen Krishna Nigam Nayak MSc, Statistics, MS, Industrial Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India Lamar University, TX, USA PMP, Project Management Institute BE, Production Engineering, (PMI) USA N.I.T. Surat, Gujarat, India 9 years of global experience in IT, Program Management, 7 years of experience in Operations, Quality Assurance and Pre-Sales and Vendor Management Manufacturing Senior Project Manager, Infosys Technologies Limited Quality Leader, Avery Dennison, India — Delivered key KPIs of revenue, profit, customer satisfaction, and — Achieved savings of $150K by deploying raw material non- performance management for a portfolio of size $5mn and 40 people conformance process in EAI space — Realized annual savings of $20K by revamping the COA system — Managed clients and cross-cultural teams across geographies and — Instituted quality assurance improvements resulting in 45% lower domains including retail, aerospace, telecom, energies, and utilities customer complaints — Contributed to cross-functional activities like recruitment, training, — Motivated 127 colleagues to participate in and complete the 2007 knowledge management, and business development winning deals Delhi Half Marathon worth over $10mn Quality Engineer, Avery Dennison, USA — Involved in R&D work on software sizing, published a paper on — Achieved annual savings of $120K by negotiating with Distribution Cosmic FFP estimation Centers IT Manager, Agilent Technologies Limited — Resolved more than 60% complaints amongst the coating sites and — Managed relationship with multiple vendor partners Distribution centers — Anchored unit level IT roadmap planning and release management Quality Manager, Spartech Polycom, USA Achievements — Streamlined implementation of ExxonMobil Global Enterprise — Gold medals from IITK for academic excellence and overall all-round Management System performance — Launched a new warehouse layout, enhancing space utilization by 30% Areas of Interest: IT, General Management, Consulting, Strategy, Current Activities: Responsible Leaders Group, Marketing Club Business Development Areas of Interest: CSR, General Management, HR
  • The one year at IIMA helped me widen my horizons, develop an understanding of business from multiple dimensions and hone leadership skills - all of which are essential to succeed in today's dynamic global organizations operating under complex business environments. - Manav Yagnik (PGPX Class 2008) Assistant Vice President - Project Finance, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. Nikhil Gore Nishant Singh PGDST, Software Engineering, BTech, Mining Engineering, NCST, India Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, BTech, Mechanical Engineering, India HBTI Kanpur, India Six Sigma Green Belt certified 13 years of experience in Business Analysis, Project 11 years of SAP Consulting & Project Management Management & Consulting in IT Multinationals, and in Project Manager, SAP India Pvt. Ltd., India Engineering Start-up — Managed SAP upgrade projects employing teams from China, Area Co-ordinator, Patni Computer Systems, UK Romania, Argentina, and India resulting in $1.1mn in direct and — Coordinated with sales team on development of $3mn p.a. account $4.3mn in downstream revenue for SAP — Improved offshore leverage to 90% while complying with data — Initiated and implemented upgrade assessment process protection and enabling offline maintenance capability improvements that increased productivity by 15% — Led migration of legacy pension admin system to SOA Senior Project Manager and SAP Senior Consultant at Infosys Assistant Manager, Moulding/Design, ASB International, India/Japan Technologies Ltd., India and USA — Spearheaded implementation of $1mn HVAC and Fire Fighting — Managed large 24x7 SAP support operation ($4mn/yr) employing 65 contracts and related regulatory approvals for the start up consultants across multiple locations worldwide — Collaborated with Japanese colleagues over customization of — Defined global SAP support processes for customers production processes at Indian plant — Streamlined revenue recognition for customer to reduce manual revenue accounting transactions by 70% Achievements — Led team to achieve the first ISO9001:2000 certified SAP project at — GE’s annual award for the patented invoice verification system Infosys — Chairman's special award for setup of ASB's India operations Areas of Interest: Corporate Strategy, Business Development, General Areas of Interest: General Management, Consulting, Strategy, Management Business Development
  • Nitin Sharma Pankaj Sachdev BE, Electrical and PGD, Software Engineering, Electronics Engineering, MISEM, Mumbai, India NIT Surathkal, India BE, Production Engineering, PMP, Project Management Institute Mumbai University, India (PMI) USA 10.5 years of experience in IT Program Management and 9 years of experience in delivering Payments and Cash Business Development Management Solutions in EMEA region Senior Project Manager, Infosys, USA Senior Manager, Royal Bank of Scotland (formerly ABN AMRO – — Won first prize for outstanding contribution towards the acquisition of ACES), India/Netherlands a $20mn strategic publishing account — Designed and delivered E-Business Banking solution to support — Won Transition Star award for stabilizing $5mn corporate portfolio and dynamic pricing initiatives for mid-market corporate segment on the establishing global processes and service levels for the publishing client SAP banking platform; conferred with “Employee of the Quarter” — Guided a multi-national team to achieve highest customer satisfaction award ratings — Delivered business solutions in Liquidity Management for Transaction — Spearheaded rebranding effort of the not-for-profit newspaper fund Banking IT initiatives for the publishing client Senior Project Lead, Polaris Software Lab Ltd. (formerly Citicorp Project Manager, Infosys, USA and India Overseas Software Ltd.), India/EMEA — Awarded customer appreciation for process improvement and — Led the integration of Cash Management systems for Citigroup’s implementation of warehouse management system for a corporate banking implementations (Flexcube CBS rollout) in Russia, transportation customer Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey and Tunisia — Successfully led 70+ people team for US Education and Media — Designed and implemented Payments and Receivables business customer against backdrop of previous failures solution processing over 4.5M transactions annually for Citibank Current Activities: Founder, Greentech Club, Marketing Club Hungary — Delivered the core technology platform for setting up a new Citigroup Area of Interest: Corporate Strategy, Sustainable Environmental franchise in Kuwait Initiatives, and Green Consulting Areas of Interest: Financial Services, IT, Product Management
  • 36 Parag Prasad Pavan Rangachar BTech (Met Engg.) Chartered Accountant, BHU, Varanasi, India Associate member of ICAI, India PMP, Project Management BCom , Institute (PMI), USA University of Madras, India Diploma in Financial Services, CIOBS, Scotland, UK Investment Administration Qualification, SII, UK 13 years of experience in BFSI Account and Delivery 9.5 years of experience in Financial Planning & Analysis and Management in IT Services Business Development Group Project Manager, Infosys Technologies, USA, Europe and India Financial Analysis Manager, Tata Communications, Singapore — Managed relationships with large BFSI customer accounts of $60+mn — Led FP&A function for Global Wholesale Telecom Services and APAC employing 450 people & Middle-East sales regions — Defined roadmap for two organization-wide initiatives — Initiated capital expenditure tracking for review and control over — Led vendor teams for technology integration in two mergers in $70mn of projects banking industry — Awarded 'Certificate of Excellence' in 2008 — Execution experience includes managing financial and operational Manager, Tionale Enterprises, Singapore KPIs through focus on customer delight, productivity improvement, — Generated new business in Japan, Europe and Middle-East worth $10mn process compliance and employee satisfaction — Formed and managed strategic partnerships to source branded — Managed a $400mn outsourcing prospect fashion accessories from Europe — Transitioned customer staff to Infosys in UK under TUPE regulations — Spearheaded Oracle ERP development for trading, warehouse, and Achievements commercial functions — Won The Banker Award 2008 in Capital Markets category Senior Executive–Planning & Budgeting, Sify, India — Won CNET Technology Award 2007 for Best Technology Project — Developed MIS tools for reporting earnings and consolidated financials — Won Infosys Excellence Award 2006 for Program Management — Prepared complex business models for new projects Current Activities: Media Representative, IT Club, Music Club, — Specially selected by CFO for fast track career growth plan Finance Club Executive-Audit, Ernst & Young, India Area of Interest: General Management, IT, Financial Services — Conducted statutory audits and financial due-diligence review Areas of Interest: Corporate Strategy, Business Finance, M & A
  • Peyush Agarwal P Arun Kumar MArch, Sustainable Architecture BSc, National Defence Academy and Design Communication Jawaharlal Nehru University, India The University of Arizona, USA BArch, Architecture Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India 12 years of experience creating and managing successful 10 years of experience in the Indian Air Force User Experiences (UX) for complex Product, Systems, and Ex Air Force Officer Service challenges in ERP, Health-care, Law-enforcement, — Served in key position of Flight Director in setting up and operating and Education domains world’s largest Aerostat System (project business case of Rs. 4.5B) Principal Interaction Designer, Oracle/PeopleSoft, USA — Managed relationship with key international partners from Israel and — Led creation of UX strategy for 'Fusion' - Oracle's next generation USA for setting up Aerostat system ERP suite — Officer-in-charge of flight safety at prominent Indian forward air bases — Demonstrated value of superior UX as a source of sustainable — Closely supervised and directed mission critical activities of over 40 competitive advantage to the executive team people during operations in flight safety and Aerostat systems — Created UI Standards and design patterns to improve usability of — Significant experience and contribution towards strategic and combat Oracle’s legacy applications used by thousands of customers planning in IAF — Extensive flying experience of over 800 hrs in fighter jets UX Manager, TouchScape, USA — Conducted ethnographic studies to discover target segment; created Achievements user profiles, storyboards, design concepts, and prototypes — Youngest Flight Director in the Indian Air Force — Designed GUI customization system that positioned TouchScape as — Best Air Force Officer of the 1998 NDA Batch easy-to-use, instant-on CRM implementation Area of interest: General Management, Aviation, Project Management, Achievements Consulting — Filed patent on algorithm for generating a modified color wheel Areas of Interest: Corporate and Competitive Strategy, Product Design and Development, Design Consulting
  • I am extremely impressed with the PGPX and have been personally involved in recruiting from this programme. IIM Ahmedabad selects candidates with rich experience through rigorous selection criteria and the candidates have walked away from successful careers to receive this enriching management education PGPX provides the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group a ready talent pool of highly motivated recruits who seamlessly fit into senior and middle management positions and have the potential to be business leaders in the future. -Rajeev Bhadauria President, Group HR, Reliance ADA Group Prasanna Boni Pravin Bhandarkar BTech, Metallurgy, MS, Electrical and Computer Indian Institute of Technology, Engineering, Madras, India Rutgers University, NJ, USA BE, Electronics and Telecommunications, Pune University, India 13 years of experience in General Management, Technology 11.5 years of experience in Network and Software Product Management Development Co-founder/Managing Director/VP Operations, YASU Technologies Engineering Manager, Juniper Networks, India Private Limited — Led a team to plan, conceptualize and deliver Mobile IPv4 software — YASU was a leading Business Rules Management Systems Vendor on two Juniper edge routing platforms, with a $2mn budget founded in 1999 — Engaged with product management, sales and system engineering to — YASU got acquired by SAP, represented YASU in the acquisition process identify IP Mobility features for deployment in converged access — Managed YASU’s global Insurance customer portfolio, responsible for networks, leading to new features on routers for wireless networks new insurance solutions for P&C, Life and Health insurance Software Engineer, Tellium Inc, USA — Managed YASU’s APAC sales — Led a multifunctional team to develop and deliver data and — Played the role of solution architect for solutions based on YASU’s products synchronization software on a line module — Managed YASU’s HR, Finance functions — Played the roles of senior IT consultant, product specialist at various Software Engineer, Cisco Systems, USA stages of the company — Worked on software module design and development on VPN Solutions Center to enable pioneering MPLS-VPN provisioning Systems Analyst, Infosys Technologies capability. This product was deployed in top tier service provider networks — Implemented internet based insurance product — Implemented Portfolio Management Solution for Goldman Sachs Areas of Interest: General Management, Product Marketing, Business Development Areas of Interest: Technology Management, General Management
  • Prithvish Chatterjee Rachana Salgia BE, Mechanical Engineering, BE, Computer Science, Delhi College of Engineering, India SGSITS, Indore, India 8.5 years of experience in Technology and Operations 15 years of experience in growing a Software Product Consulting Across Diverse Business Domains Startup to 1000+Impetus Technologies, India Program Manager, Infosys, USA Core management committee member — Strategized and managed implementation of process efficiency — Incubated mobile and wireless business division, 100+ members, solutions for Sears; savings worth $60mn $2mn in a year — Developed Business in Sears e-commerce; grew Infosys revenues by — Product and technology management of pharma POS system and 2000% to $8mn/year in two years award winner advisory services for farmers on mobile Lead Architect, Birlasoft, India — Organization restructuring for a division based structure — Implemented Revenue Intelligence Solution for Indian Finance — Led an initiative to improve resource billability by 10% in 4 months Minister’s flagship project, generating revenues worth $60mn/year VP Engineering R&D and Innovation — Designed hugely successful strategic cost management product — Spearheaded the innovation group and created High Performance (Activity-Based-Costing) for QPR, Netherlands Computing, Web2.0 practices — IP development management: ROR Application server, Performance Lead Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services, India Testing and capacity planning tool — Led 10-member client engagement teams as a business analyst for — Owned all the RFP responses and pre-sales for business development P&O(UK) and Eli Lilly(US) team in USA Achievements — Consulted critical customer initiatives: Performance improvement of — "MVP"–Infosys – and "Star Award–Love the Customer"–Sears- DNS server handling 40% of world’s DNS resolution requests Creating value for Sears and becoming Most Preferred Partner Areas of Interest: Corporate Strategy, General Management — Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence– Mission-critical implementation for Indian Dept of Revenue Areas of Interest: Consulting & General Management, Emerging Technologies
  • 40 Raghunath Ramadasan Rajarshi Chanda BTech, Production Engineering, BE, Electronics & Telecom Engineering, Calicut University, India B E College, Calcutta University, India PMP, Project Management Institute (PMI), USA 11 years of experience in IT Project Management & Client 16 years of experience in Product Engineering, Service Relationship Management across diverse cultures and Delivery, Manufacturing and Sales in IT and Electronics geographies in Europe Industry Onsite Project Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions (London) Senior Engineering Manager, Hewlett Packard, India, USA — Managed the Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solution — Managed a large Business Continuity program; team achieved 50% rollout for a leading pharmaceutical company, for their European and cost reduction and generated 12 patents/papers in 24 months Canadian markets — Led a cross-functional team; conceived and implemented a — Managed development teams and business sponsors located across development program to nurture potential Project Managers India, United States and United Kingdom — Was recognized among top 15 managers and top 50 employees in Onsite Project Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions (Madrid) the 2000 strong organization — Managed the implementation of the European Production Hub for a Group Manager - Development, Computer Associates TCG Software, leading Pharmaceutical Data Services company India, USA — Instrumental in the rollout of the centralized sales data system across — Generated new business (worth 35% of organization revenue) diverse European markets, ranging from Greece to Germany resulting in a 90 member group in 11 months; became the youngest Offshore Project Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions (Chennai) group manager — Managed the development & delivery of a global compound Larsen & Toubro Limited – Production/Sales Executive, India information management system for a leading pharmaceutical company — Exceeded sales target by 25% Areas of Interest: General Management, Business Development and — Improved Production efficiency by 20% Client Relationship Management Areas of Interest: IT Operations, Corporate Strategy, Business Development
  • Rajat Garg Rajesh Sadhwani BE, Electronics and Communication, BTech, Chemical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of IIT Kharagpur, India Technology, Bhopal, India 9.5 years of experience in Telecommunication Project 8.5 years of experience in Product Lifecycle Management Management and Product Development (PLM) and Software Services Development Manager, IntelliNet Technologies Group Leader, Geometric Limited, India and USA — Led geographically distributed team to develop Next Generation — Engaged in PLM implementations at Ford, Honda, BMW, Telecom solution generating revenue of $2mn Rolls-Royce, Magna Corp. and Alcoa Industries — Instrumental in growing Tekelec account and driving TekSCIM — Implemented change management and workflow processes for product strategy Tier-1 automotive suppliers — Spearheaded ISO 9001 certification for IntelliNet India in 2007 — Led competency development program for project teams Project Manager, Wipro Technologies — Received appreciation for championing process and business focus — Managed multiple software projects in VoIP and SS7 domain in quality group at Ford — Architected and led delivery of key components of Nortel’s Media — Built Geometric’s reputation during customer-facing assignments in Gateway Controller the US for 5 years — Led several VoIP competency development initiatives for Wipro — Architected customizations to promote PLM within the user community Senior Engineer, Lucent Technologies Software Engineer, Patni Computer Systems, India — Was chosen for several major product deployments in Taiwan and India — Enhanced SAP programs on sales and distribution for GE Lighting Achievements Current Activities: IT, Consulting and GreenTech Clubs — Team Excellence award and multiple best performance awards in Wipro Area of Interest: General Management, Business Strategy, Consulting, — Best performance award in Lucent and Business Development Current Activities: Students representative-International Immersion Programme Areas of Interest: Corporate Strategy, Business Development, General Management
  • Teaching PGPX participants has been and continues to be a pleasure for the following reasons. With an average of 10 years of experience before coming to PGPX, the participants bring in a lot of perspective into the classroom that is not normally available with a younger audience. They are highly engaged audience; the opportunity cost to them of the program is quite high and so there is a higher desire to extract value from the sessions - which makes life more interesting for me as a teacher. Give me a PGPX audience any day! - Arvind Sahay (Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin) Professor of Marketing and International Business Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Rakesh Raje Ravi Kapoor Master Mariner, Directorate BTech, Civil Engineering General of Shipping, India IT BHU, Varanasi, India BSc, Nautical science, Certified Prince 2 Practitioner Mumbai University, India ISEB Certification in Project Management 18 years of experience in Operations and General Management 13 years of experience in IT Program and Project in Shipping Industry with focus on International Oil Trade Management Captain, Tanker Pacific Management Pte Ltd, Singapore Project and Program manager, RBS–IDC, India — Commanded 7 ships during 5 year tenure in a worldwide trading — Led cross-cultural teams in global development projects handling pattern. Led teams of 3 departments of up to 100 persons belonging annual budget of £3mn and Business-case of upto £40mn to 8-10 nationalities — Deployed zero defect projects within multiple programs while — Managed assets up to $275mn including petroleum cargoes valued at managing diverse stakeholders – Business Partners, Suppliers, IT and $150mn Infrastructure Teams — Carried out optimum route planning and achieved "zero claims" — Pioneered accelerated solutions delivery initiative to achieve against ships under command significantly reduced time-to-market — Redesigned vendor management for TPM ships which reduced — Worked as part of extended leadership team for IDC operating costs by 7% Engineering Manager, Interra IT, USA — Carried out "dry-docking" of 3 ships in Singapore. Achieved zero — Initiated customer engagements, successfully transforming them to accident rate and cost reductions in budgeted repairs long-term relationships with customers across business domains Current Activities: Operations Club (e.g. Intel, Walker, ConAgra, RHB Bank, Univar) Areas of Interest: General Management, Operations and Supply Chain — Led the development and resource management for financial systems Management and distribution control applications Achievements — Awarded RBS Manufacturing Excellence award for Leadership & Engagement Areas of Interest: Strategy, Leadership and General Management, IT, Financial services
  • Ravishankar Savita Rishi Dhariwal BTech, Civil Engineering, BE, Mechanical Engineering IIT Kharagpur, India Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur, India. 9 years of experience in Product, Portfolio and Process 16.5 years of experience in Business Startup and Management in Semiconductors and Telecommunications Management of Stressed Situations / Portfolio in Finance Industry Industry Operation Leader, Agilent Technologies, Bangalore VP, Citicorp Finance India Limited, a Citi India Company — Managed alignment of product management processes of new R&D — Held business wide responsibilities for operational risk, credit risk center with those of existing globally distributed teams management and collections — Managed product portfolio of $5mn product line as product — Profit center responsibility for relationship business in the commercial development champion banking group Process Lead, Philips Semiconductors, Bangalore — Member of the business management committee and Special Project — Managed development and deployment of project pipeline and in-charge during turnaround of the business in 2005 resource management process, improving resource utilization by — Developed the collection strategy that enabled control of 10% and customer satisfaction by 15% delinquencies in the portfolio — Managed program for developing peripheral component interconnect — Experience across a wide geography (North, West and South India) chip generating $2mn revenue Seamlessly managed different functions (Sales, Risk and Collections) Deputy Manager Quality, First Apex Technology, Bangalore Worked with SRF Finance Limited and Ashok Leyland Limited, prior to — Defined top level plan technology platform migration and contributed joining CFIL to Capability maturity model level 4 assessment Current Activities & Areas of Interest: Commercial and Retail Banking, Areas of Interest: Strategy formulation and implementation, Product Microfinance Strategy and Portfolio Management, Strategy Consultancy
  • 44 Rohit Raghav Sachin Ranglani BE, Electronics and BTech, Metallurgical Engineering, Communications Engineering, IT BHU, Varanasi, India Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi University, India 7.5 years of experience in Communication Software R&D and 11 years of experience in Program/Product Management and Technology Outsourcing Consulting in IT Industry Technical Lead, Aricent Technologies, USA; Senior Architect, BPM-EAI Practice, Infosys Technologies Limited Client: Global communications OEM — Managed Presales for deals sizes of $2mn-10mn comprising of end to — Led 8-member multi-location team in performance, capacity and end services, linear/non-linear pricing models and onshore/offshore robustness improvement of cutting-edge wireless solution mix — Collaborated with client’s senior management team on project — Program Managed $5mn BPM scope of work for the Credit Risk planning, test strategy management and quality control Control Division of a Global Investment Bank, London — Contributed significantly towards establishing Aricent as client’s — Led EAI/SOA Consulting Engagements for a large Australian Telecom preferred long-term partner, resulting in project revenues of $2.5mn Service Provider, Melbourne Senior Software Engineer, Aricent Technologies, China & India Product Manager, Fiorano Software Inc. (startup) — Led 6-member Chinese team through SDLC for Aricent’s pilot near- — Managed server side core product development of $5mn/Annum shoring project and created significant client value through product line, Fiorano’s ESB/SOA suite operational excellence — Led Product Consulting Engagements across geographies, for various — Contributed to extensive array of development and testing activities in clients ranging from Korean Steel Manufacturing Major, Spanish CMMi Level5 compliant SDLC for Aricent’s Next-Generation Network Telecom Service Provider to a US Title Insurer products — Converted initial engagements into product licensing and annuity Areas of Interest: Business Strategy, value creation through IT Solutions, support revenues ($250K–$1mn) Client-centric Innovation and Processes Areas of Interest: Business Development, General Management, Corporate Strategy
  • Sachin Sharma Sandeep Desale MDBA (Finance), Symbiosis Center PGD Software Technology, for Distance Learning, Pune, India NCST-CDAC Bombay, India Diploma in Hotel Management, BE, Electronics Engineering, IHM Bhopal, India Bombay University, India Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ) Certificate in French (Alliance Française de Bhopal) 9.5 years experience in Service Operations, Quality and 15 years of experience in Software Product Development Project Management and Solutions Consulting Sr. Manager (Operations) – Genpact International LLC Senior Engineering Manager, TIBCO Software, USA — Managed back office operations (retail banking) for a Fortune 500 US Bank — Led development efforts involving teams based in USA, India and — Responsible for profitability, productivity, resource utilization and cost China for $10mn/Annum Enterprise Application Integration(EAI) control measures product line — Handled hiring, training, development and performance management — Played key role in creating market awareness for Service Oriented of direct reports Architecture(SOA) product line via road-shows, conferences and webinars — Mentored continuous improvement initiatives and gain share projects — Participated in product sales activities as pre-sales solutions architect (~$2mn) on various sales engagements — Supported strategic business assessments and new project migrations Senior Solutions Consultant, Rapidigm Inc, USA Senior Manager (Quality) - IBM Daksh Business Process Services — Assisted Nationwide Insurance and JP Morgan in developing (Pvt) Ltd. enterprise-wide integration software selection and rollout strategy — Led the overall quality organization for in-bound voice technical — Devised content and process integration strategy for Cisco System’s support processes (450-600 FTEs) for US and Canadian business partners Training Division — Successfully led several strategic assessments, transition projects and process quality improvements (QNI ~ CAD 2.5mn) Solutions Consultant, Mastech Inc, Singapore — Assisted Telecom Malaysia in migrating Mainframe based nationwide Achievements Billing systems to multi-tier client-server architecture — "Gold" Leadership Award (Genpact, 2007), Top Talent (IBM, 2007) Areas of Interest: Sales, Business Development and General Areas of Interest: Business Development, Transitions Management
  • What IIMA PGPX has done to me is akin to lifting me aloft to get a bird's eye view of business world. It has opened my mind and career to new and unlimited possibilities. - Yogesh Sharda (PGPX Class of 2007) Group Commercial Controller, Argo Manunggal Group, Indonesia Sandeep Gupta Sanjeev Bhalla 3 yr Diploma in Hotel MS, Computer Science Management, IHM Delhi, India University of Connecticut, USA BCom, Delhi University, India BE, Electronics and Electrical Communication MBA Operations, IGNOU, Delhi, Punjab Engineering College, India Chandigarh, India PMP, Project Management Institute (PMI), USA Certificate in Banking, CIOBS, Scotland Certificate in Business Intelligence, IBM 13 years of hands on experience in managing Customer 11.5 years of experience in creating customer success in IT Facing Service Teams Services and Products Head, Administration & Facilities, GMR Hyderabad International Lead Program Manager, Conexant Systems Airport — Management of programs across multiple continents with annual — Led the ramp up of the function from a start up construction project budgets of $2-3mn stage to an operating International Airport of Global Standards — Responsible for end-to-end planning, control, risk management and — Implemented SAP MM Module reporting to Top Management. Received the Team Xtreme award — Realised savings of over a million dollars annually — Organizational KRAs - budgetary control, organization structuring, Manager, Program Execution, Centre for Executive Education, Indian process champion, performance management and employee School of Business, Hyderabad engagement — Responsible for the delivery of the programme support teams Project Manager, Infosys Technologies — Led the efforts for achieving profitability from break-even to 50% — P&L responsibility for 30+ resources for 24x7 support of banking margin level applications. Achieved 10% reduction in sustenance budget, using 6 Hotel Operations Manager, India Tourism Development Corporation, India Sigma, resulting in $100K annual savings — Spearheaded large operational departments and involved in — Achieved strong customer and employee satisfaction ratings turnaround management initiatives Product Management and IT Consulting Current Activities: Consulting Club, Marketing Club, Greentech — Product Management of CRM applications for Quark Areas of Interest: Corporate Strategy, General Management — Performed pre-sales and customer facing roles in technology consulting in US, Canada and Singapore Areas of Interest: Creating Shareholder Value and Customer Delight
  • Seenu Kurien Shanmuga Sundar MS, Construction Management, Lakshmanan Texas A&M University, USA BE, Computer Science & Engineering, BArch, Architecture, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Madurai, India India 5 years of experience in Construction Project Management- 9 years of Business Development and IT Consulting operations experience in Life Sciences domain and EAI practice Construction Manager-Operations, Clark Construction Group LLC, USA Program Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions, USA — Managed subcontractors, suppliers and vendors: resource planning, — Grew portfolio from zero to $7mn annual-revenue material tracking, scheduling operations sequence (Primavera), quality — Recorded over 100% YOY-growth for 3 consecutive years control and procurement — Tilted competitive balance, vying against acquisition-bolstered — Managed contract negotiations, billings/payments, cost engineering competitor, by leveraging global-delivery model; resulted in (JDE), contract execution increased footprint across value-chain — Managed site and material delivery logistics, site operations from — Scaled China and Argentina Development Centers’ capabilities excavation through commissioning — Saved $1.5mn (over 30%) through six-sigma project and operational — Estimation/Budgeting of projects ranging from $10mn - $200mn - excellence initiatives airports, convention centers, hotels, and commercial complexes — Improved 'cost per interface' by 24% in a multi-year complex — Projects – Smithsonian Museum Renovation ($18mn), Onyx integration project Condominium ($54mn), Children’s Hospital ($100mn) funded by Student, PGPX, IIMA Homeland Security USA - won "Best projects of 2006" — Researching Indian Pharmaceutical SMEs under the guidance of Prof. Achievements Rajanish Dass — B. Arch University 3rd rank, Award- National Graduate Student Achievements Competition USA, Scholarships - Construction Advisory Council, — 2-projects in 4-years of program management were Project-of-the- International Education, Mitchell Fellowship Year finalists Current Activities: Operations, Marketing, Media — Won four 'above & beyond' awards — Founded NPO Quest, best outgoing-student, won 'championship- Areas of Interest: Marketing, Operations, General Management gold-medal' in national level technical symposium Areas of Interest: Business Development, Strategy, M&A
  • 48 Siddharthan Sriram Narayanan Panneerselvam Introductory Course in Statistics, BE, Electronics and UC Berkeley Extension, USA Communication, Certificate Course in Instructional Coimbatore Institute of Design, Technology, India SNDT University, India Six-Sigma Green Belt MA, Communication, PSG College of Arts and Science, India BSc, Chemistry, PSG College of Arts and Science, India 8 years of experience in Relationship Management, Project 12 years of experience in Relationship Management, Management and IT Consulting Instructional-design Consulting and Content Development Project Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions Deputy Head (Instructional-Design), Tata Interactive Systems, India and USA — Spearheaded 20 consultants with annual budget of $4mn to develop — Consolidated publishing business by securing and completing and maintain MIS and logistics applications projects from Pearson, McGraw-Hill/Glencoe, and others — Led cross-cultural teams to deploy Inventory Tracking System for John — Established the sales-support team and developed 20 proposals with Deere across 6 countries 75% success rate — Managed customer relationship for Deere transforming the account — Served as a judge for the Brandon-Hall Excellence-in-Learning Awards, from $250,000 revenue to $8mn 2003-2005 — Designed and implemented System Delivery Process to streamline — Served as an assessor for the Tata-Business-Excellence-Model, operations for customer’s new Software Development Centre 2003-2004 — Improved response-time of Business Data Storage applications by — Won ten awards as designer/trainer 25% for Dun & Bradstreet using Six Sigma methodology Executive, Public Relations, Burson-Marsteller, India — Worked with Corporate Marketing Council to develop new customer — Handled media relations during the Palmolive-Femina Miss India accounts contest, 1999-2000 Achievements — Managed press relationship for Colgate-Palmolive during the non- — Cognizant’s 'Above and Beyond' award in multiple years vegetarian toothpaste controversy — Customer award ‘Creativity Works’ for revamping Business Intelligence Achievements systems reducing data management costs by 35% — Completed two half-marathons to raise awareness of learning disabilities — Influenced publishers to distribute learning material to under- Areas of Interest: Strategy, Marketing, Business Development privileged children Current Activities: Academic Representative Areas of Interest: Business Development, Product Management, Public and International Relations
  • Subhankar Chakraborty Suhas More BE, Civil Engineering, MDIT, International Business, Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade, Mumbai University, India Pune, India Diploma in Business Management, BTech, Textile Engineering, Symbiosis Institute of Business VJTI, Mumbai, India Management, Pune University, India 12 years of global experience in Program Management 12 years of experience in managing a Textile Business Unit in IT Services Business Head, Alpha Group of Companies, Thailand Program/ Project Manager, Infosys Technologies Ltd — Managed various aspects of business planning and supply chain — Led global deployment of mission-critical IT programs with multi- planning for multiple businesses with annual revenue ranging from million budgets for Fortune 500 customers $30mn to $50mn — Managed customer relationships across multiple geographies - USA, — Defined strategy for and developed, executed and managed Europe, Japan, Singapore and Australia comprehensive marketing plan encompassing integrated marketing — Managed a 35-member cross-functional team to design, develop and initiatives designed to penetrate and grow targeted markets implement a $2.5mn program for front-office systems in cash equities — Communicated with customers, management, internal departments, division for a leading investment bank and vendors to co-ordinate overall marketing effort in accordance — Contributed significantly in broadening Infosys footprint in wealth with corporate goals management and derivatives division of a leading investment bank in — Played integral role in product development activities Japan ($1mn annual revenue) — Led and directed forward- thinking marketing team — Assisted in business development and created pricing strategies for Regional Marketing Manager, Raymond Ltd, India large outsourcing contracts — Developed and managed a wide range of marketing tools including — Anchored business requirements elicitation and analysis for a large promotional materials legal & compliance program for a global bank — Communicated with customers in Far East Asia Areas of Interest: General Management, IT, Financial Services — Participated in exhibitions overseas Areas of Interest: General Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • For me, PGPX was a life changing experience. It has prepared me for the challenges and responsibilities of general management and the lessons and skills I picked up at IIMA come handy in every situation of my work and life. I now contribute in a gamut of activities - Strategy discussions, Sales calls, Marketing campaigns, IT analysis, HR negotiations and Financial evaluations with a confidence that "Yes, I understand this and I can contribute in every area and at every level". - Vasu Merugu (PGPX Class of 2007) Senior Product Manager, Computer Associates. Tarak Reddy Vaibhav Khandelwal MS, Computer Science and BCom, Engineering, Rajasthan University, India Auburn University, USA BTech, Electronics and Communication Engineering, JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India IBM Certified Rational Software Architect 10 years of experience in Enterprise Architecture and 7 years of Business Development and Client Engagement IT Management experience Principal Consultant, IT Group, Inc., USA Business Development Manager - Global Transaction Banking, — Led a cross-functional team in design, development of a $6.8mn ABN AMRO - Singapore kiosk application; advised senior management on technical direction, — Achieved annual revenue target of $1mn by structuring cross border strategic planning and enterprise architecture at the automotive escrow and trade finance transactions for commodities and division of Cox Enterprises semiconductor clients — Designed services for 3 Screens strategy at AT&T — Managed integration effort for 30,000 ABN AMRO clients post RBS — Managed various aspects of the Line Number Portability project and a acquisition custom Work-Flow-Manger which reduced average order processing- — Organized regional bi-annual trade finance client event in Vietnam time at national call centres from 4 minutes to under a minute at Project Analyst, Holcim & Grameen Bank - Sri Lanka Verizon Wireless — Created business plan to scale a micro-finance project for shop-house Director of Engineering, Intent MediaWorks, USA construction — Managed a team of 19, including an offshore-team in Romania and Vice President – External Relations, AIESEC International, re-engineered the core platform to achieve an 18-fold improvement The Netherlands in system performance — Raised funds in excess of targeted Euro 1mn Led a diverse team of Areas of Interest: General Management, Business Development, IT four direct reports Strategy, Entrepreneurship — Managed relationships with international organizations – (UN Global Compact, PwC, UBS) Areas of Interest: Private Equity, Corporate Banking, Consulting
  • Vijai Rajagopal Dr. Vijay Pahwa Masters of Technological Design, MD, Ophthalmology, Rapid Product Development, AIIMS, New Delhi, India National University of Singapore MBBS, BE, Mechanical Engineering, AIIMS, New Delhi, India Anna University, Chennai, India 6 years of product development experience in Wireless 5 years of experience in Healthcare Industry Telecommunications and Consumer Electronics Consultant, Ophthalmology, Indian Hospital, New Delhi Mechanical Designer, Research in Motion Ltd., Canada — Collaborated with local hospitals and started new healthcare forum — Successfully designed multiple modules for next generation resulting in 50% increase in revenue smartphones including the BlackBerry® StormTM and BlackBerry® Resident Ophthalmologist Surgeon, AIIMS, New Delhi PearlTM series — Responsible for educating and supervising interns and junior — Developed and managed supplier and manufacturing teams across surgeons; unit achieved 25% increase in patient turnover rate three continents enabling production readiness for peak demand of — Pivotal role in cataract screening 'reach-in' programs under WHO 1.5mn devices per month Vision 2020 with an achievement of 95% coverage — Optimized product designs and improved manufacturing processes at — Presented in national and international conferences; acknowledged in vendors resulting in cost savings of approximately $10mn international websites and journals Mechanical Engineer, Motorola, Singapore Achievements — Successfully developed key module designs for the ultra-thin L6 & L2 — First in world: Coordinated research teams across 3 departments for model cell phones multi-centre research trial and initiated the use of stem cells to treat — Led failure analysis and prototype certification activities to improve incurable blinding diseases product reliability — Ranked 24th among 125,000 students in All India Medical Entrance Achievements Examination — Four pending US patents on cell phone module designs Areas of Interest: General Management, Corporate Strategy, Areas of Interest: Product Management, Marketing, Operations, General Consultancy, Business Development Management
  • 52 Vikram Batra Vinod Kumar Gupta MBA, PGDM-Finance, BTech, Chemical Engineering, IIM Bangalore, India IIT Bombay, India BTech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India 14 years of experience in Financial Management, 18 years work experience in Petrochemical Operations, Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning Project Management and Business Excellence Model Head of Corporate Finance, Meraas Capital, Dubai Assistant Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited, India — Developed and deployed the funding strategy for — Commissioned PVC plant and debottlenecked from 160 KTA to Meraas group of companies 350 KTA — Established a strategic JV with DTZ (asset management company) — Production Incharge - VCM and Naphtha Cracker — Deal structuring, valuation and appraisals for investments in — Executed Butadiene Project and the project won Silver Award from hospitality, real estate and healthcare verticals IPM in 2006 Finance Controller, British American Tobacco, Middle East — Project proposal preparation of projects worth $100mn — Transformed BAT’s strategic planning from the traditional — Worked with Dupont for developing Safety Management Systems 'incremental' process to a 'target based' approach — Senior Examiner for Ram Krishna Bajaj National Quality Award — Re-engineered supply-chain logistics for distribution in the Gulf (6 Award cycles) and Examiner for CII-Exim Bank Business — Awarded the prestigious 'Golden Leaf' award for regional change Excellence Award management initiative — Certified Energy Manager from BEE — Trained in TQM at AOTS, Japan and Core Team member for winning Financial Analyst, Procter & Gamble, India Deming QC Award for RIL, Hazira — Prepared investment plans for brand launches and production plants of key brands Achievements — Awarded "GMs award for excellence" for contribution to the — Charter Secretary Surat Round Table (NGO working in education) competition response plan Areas of Interest: General Management, Operations and Supply Chain Areas of Interest: Asset Management, Corporate Strategy, General Management Management
  • Vinod Kumar Ramachandran Vipin Sharma MS, Electrical Engineering, MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota, USA USA BE, Mechanical Engineering BTech, Instrumentation Engineering, (Gold Medallist), Anna University, India NIT Nagpur, India PMP, Project Management Institute (PMI), USA Advanced Project Management (in progress), Stanford University, USA 7 years of experience in Wireless Communications 8 years of experience in Software Product Development Project Lead – Advanced Technologies and Standards, Motorola, and Consulting India Product Development Manager, Deltek Inc., USA — Represented Motorola in 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) standards — Established frameworks for design and development processes — Developed LTE standards strategy and steered efforts to insert IPRs for a global team across US, India and Philippines, reducing release and preferred system architecture cycle time by 25% — Led discussions with equipment vendors and operators on LTE Systems Integration Manager, CGI, Inc., USA — Designed and analyzed product algorithms in physical, MAC, and — Led consulting teams in US, Canada and India for the largest network layers for fourth-generation technologies public-sector client ($100mn revenue) of CGI-US for its most — Worked on LTE, WiMAX, HSPA, EV-DO, GPRS/EDGE, femtocells, successful ERP product line NETLMM, and ROHC Senior Consultant, Appian Corporation, USA — Proposed a novel business idea for the Indian market — Managed project implementations and facilitated five-fold Research Associate – University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA expansion of product engineering division in 18 months — Researched on collaborative signal processing for wireless — Established performance metrics for the world’s largest intranet sensor networks with 2.5mn users Achievements Consultant, Epic Systems Corporation, USA — 13 filed patents, 25 publications, one IETF draft, Distinguished — Led the largest financial data migration project in company’s history Graduate Fellow at UW-Madison, Narotam Sekhsaria Scholar for 2009, (worth $21mn in revenue) Top inventors list of Motorola India, Corporate standards awards — Awarded "More powerful than a locomotive" Leader Award Areas of Interest: Telecommunications Enterprise Management and Areas of Interest: General management, Corporate Strategy and Consulting Finance
  • Our experience at PGPX has been very positive. The strength of the programme lies in the rich and diversified backgrounds of the students who can almost fit into the middle and senior management roles easily post PGPX. The interactions with the students during lecture(s) and placements were rich and showed their capability and maturity. We, at RPG would like to fill our lateral requirements from the students of PGPX. - Arvind Agrawal President - Corp Dev and HR, RPG Enterprises Viplove Chaturvedi Vishal Doshi B Sc, MPhil University of Lucknow, India University of Cambridge, UK BCom University of Mumbai, India 11 years of Banking experience across various functional 9 year track record of delivery on innovative global IT areas including Corporate Finance, Fixed Income & General Projects in Consulting, R&D, Finance, Consumer Electronics Management and other Industries Assistant Vice President, International Banking (Credit), Assistant Vice President, Barclays Capital, London Axis Bank, Mumbai — As BAU Lead for London and New York, I led implementation of a — Corporate Finance functions including appraisal, sanction system that enabled the exotics business to double volumes and and post sanction monitoring for foreign office reduce staffing costs, thus helping Barclays maintain its technological- — Geography Manager for the Singapore branch leadership Assistant Vice President, State Bank of India, Osaka Project Leader, The Technology Partnership Plc, Cambridge, England — Fixed Income dealer — Generated multiple patentable ideas, including a novel thermal — Loan Syndication printing system and an image enhancement algorithm — Risk Management — Generated >£500k of repeat business, by recommending an — Systems Administrator innovative simulator-based development strategy, enabling a key Assistant Manager, State Bank of Travancore client to attain a market-leading position — Managed all aspects of SME Lending including origination, Founder, Network Genie, Mumbai appraisal and post disbursement monitoring — Linux based web hosting services — Sale of Retail Banking Products both, on assets & liabilities side — Clients included Bajaj, Piramals, Shekhar Kapur Areas of Interest: Corporate Finance, Private Equity — Boughtout by IndiaLinks Areas of Interest: Putting technology to work, Leading innovation, Venture Capital
  • Vishal Zinjuvadia Yogesh Soman MS, Computer Engineering MSc, Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Kansas, USA University of Cambridge, UK BE, Electronics Engineering ME, Metallurgy, M. S. University of Baroda, India Indian Institute of Science, Certified Product Manager & Certified Bangalore, India Product Marketing Manager BE, Metallurgy, Association of International Product College of Engineering Pune, India Marketing and Management 8 years of experience in Product Marketing and Engineering 10 years of experience in Engineering Product Design and roles in the Networking Industry Development Product Line Manager (Marketing), Force10 Networks, USA Asst. General Manager, EWAC Alloys Ltd, an Associate of Larsen & — Managed Force10’s flagship E-Series family of switches across generations Toubro Ltd, India — Provided pre-sales support that helped Force10 acquire and retain — Initiated 'Ready-to-Use Wear Parts' and Nano-Technology based new multi-million dollar data-center business with customers like Google, product developments through Industry Academia partnerships with Yahoo, and Facebook IIT and NCL — Partnered with customers to create 'Trace-Flow' – a technology that — Managed all aspects of product development from concept, design, reduces network downtime by 30% trials, field testing to product launch. Developed 10 new products — Played key role in obtaining the US Army Technology Integration saving $40,000 in technology transfer costs Center (TIC) Certification necessary for Force10 to target annual — Represented organization at various conferences and seminars federal sales of $10mn through paper presentations and invited lectures Member of Technical Staff, Movaz Networks, USA Achievements — Designed and implemented optimizations that improved bandwidth — Filed a patent on high temperature wear resistant alloy utilization by up to 100% — Won the 'Best Technical Paper' award at an International Welding Achievements Conference in 2005 — Filed 8 patents related to computer network design and resiliency — Selected for 'Technology Leadership Program' at Larsen & Toubro — Presentations at various conferences (NANOG, IETF) Areas of Interest: Strategy, Business Development, Operations, General Areas of Interest: General Management, Business Development, Management Corporate Strategy
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  • Computers and Marketing Organizational Information Security Group Bibek Banerjee Behaviour Rekha Rani Jain PhD (Purdue) Deepti Bhatnagar PhD (IIT, Delhi) Fellow (IIMA) Faculty B H Jajoo Abraham Koshy Fellow (IIMA) Parvinder Gupta PhD (IIT, Kanpur) Arvind Sahay PhD (IIT, Kanpur) V Venkata Rao PGDM (IIMA), Pradyumana Khokle PhD (Georgia Institute of Tech) PhD (Texas Uni, Austin) Fellow (IIMA) Piyush Kumar Sinha Neharika Vohra PhD (SP Uni) PhD (Manitoba) Business Policy Economics Anurag K Agarwal Ravindra Dholakia LLM (Harvard), LLD (Lucknow) PhD (MS Uni) Atanu Ghosh Errol D'souza MTech (IIT, Delhi), PGDM (IIMA), PhD (JNU) PhD (IIT, Bombay), G S Gupta Fellow of Institution of Engineers PhD (Johns Hopkins) S Manikutty Sebastian Morris Fellow (IIMA) MSc (IIT, Bombay), Fellow (IIMC) Communications Finance & Accounting Asha Kaul Shailesh Gandhi PhD (IIT, Kanpur) Fellow (IIMA) M M Monippally Ramesh Gupta PhD (Manchester) PGDM (IIMC), AICWA, Meenakshi Sharma PhD (Berkeley) MA, PhD (Queensland Uni) Rajendra Patel AICWA, ACA, PGDM (IIMA) Prem Chander Fellow (IIMA) T T Ram Mohan B Tech (IIT, Bombay), PGDM (IIMC), Ph D (Stern School, NY) Sidharth Sinha PGDM (IIMA), PhD (Uni of California, Berkeley) Jayanth R Varma PGDM (IIMA), AICWA, Fellow (IIMA) N Venkiteswaran ACA
  • 58 Personnel & Industrial Relations Jerome Joseph PhD (Madras Uni) Biju Varkkey Fellow (NIBM, Pune) Manjari Singh Fellow (IIMC) Visiting Faculty Production & Sujata Madan Arun Wakhlu Quantitative Methods Prof Strategy & Consulting, Chairperson at Tathagata Bandyopadhyay McGill University, Canada Pragati Leadeship Institute PhD (Calcutta Uni) Ashok som Jagdeep Chhokar Chetan Soman Co-Chair, Strategy, ESSEC school Ex Dean, IIMA, Association MTech (IIT, Bombay), Amita Batra for Democratic Reform PhD (Groningen) Senior Fellow, Indian Council Sushil Vachani Goutam Dutta for Research on International Professor, Strategy and Innovation, PhD (Northwestern Uni) Economic Relations Boston University A K Laha Krishnesh Mehta Hari Mundra PhD (ISI, Calcutta) MSc (Physics), Ex. Director (Finance), Essar Group National Institute of Design Saral Mukherjee S Malathesh Fellow (IIMC) Sankarshan Basu Former MD, Alytaus Textiles, Lithuania PhD (LSE), N Ravichandran Jean Paul Lemaire Associate Professor, IIMB PhD (IIT, Madras) Professor, ESCP-EAP Deenaz Damania Rajeev Sreenivasan Director, Synergy Consultants & Owner, Questinet, Oklahama Public Systems Group Head qualitative Research, Gallup MBA Indira Parikh Amit Garg Director, Foundation for B B Chakrabarti MTech (IIT, Roorkee), Liberal and Management Education PhD (Jadavpur University, Fellow (IIMA) Arun Duggal Department of Economics), Anil K Gupta Fellow of Indian Institute of Chairman of Board of Directors of Shriram Group PhD (Kurukshetra), Cost and Works Companies. Vice Chairman of IARC. Board of Fellow (NASS) Accountants of India Directors of Jubilant Energy NV., Patni Computers, Fidelity Fund Management, LNG Petronet, Zuari G Raghuram Jerry Rao Industries, Info Edge (India), Mundra Port & SEZ. PhD (Northwestern) Former Citi India head, Advisor to IMA. Indian Rly Chair Mphasis founder Samir K Barua D V R Seshadri MTech (IIT, Kanpur), Fellow (IIMA), Fellow (IIMA) Professor (Marketing), IIMB
  • Placement Process and Policies Guidelines for Recruiting Key Dates Organizations Pre-placement Presentations: The PGPX placement committee and August - October, 2009 relationship managers will work with On-Campus Recruiting: you to streamline placement 14th Dec - 15th March, 2010 processes for recruiters and participants. They will help schedule Recruitment Fee your visits for presentation and There is a fee for participating in the recruitment interviews. recruitment, and a charge per Pre-placement presentations (up to 2 successful hire (amounts will be rounds) - enable you to inform informed by the relationship participants of your organization's manager). Companies headquartered unique opportunities and challenges, in India, with turnover below Rs 1bn and your culture and structure. We and Non-governmental organizations have found a 20-minute presentation (NGOs) are exempt from the and a 20-minute Q&A session most participation fee. effective. Presence of senior executives and alumni help create a Negotiations on compensation and better impact. other terms of employment should be held in strict confidence between you We recommend you plan your first- and the candidate. However, recruiters round recruitment interviews early need to keep the Placement with the support of the Placement Committee informed at the following Committee. Our facilities include: stages to ensure that all recruiters are On-line CV access and search able to hire effectively and efficiently. Tele-conferencing • When a preliminary offer is made Video-conferencing, • When a final offer is made Interview cabins • When a candidate accepts or Reprographics and on-campus rejects a final offer accommodation PGPX participants have substantial work experience and are selected through a rigorous admission process. We therefore do not disclose the class grades and individual GMAT scores.
  • It is absolutely amazing to be at IIM Ahmedabad. True to reputation, the quality of teaching is world class, and the number of contact hours we get with the faculty in PGPX is the highest anywhere. The course-work is very intense but tackling it with committed and accomplished group of peers makes the learning experience quite special. - Peyush Agarwal (PGPX Class of 2010)
  • Student Placement Committee: IIMA Placement Chairperson: Abhishek Kumar Prof. Saral Mukherjee 99099 27820 Phone: +91 079 6632 4929 x09abhishek@iimahd.ernet.in saralm@iimahd.ernet.in Manoj Khare 99099 27822 In-charge, Placement Office: x09manoj@iimahd.ernet.in Mr. Pravin Christian Phone: +91 079 6632 4666 Nigam Nayak Fax: +91 079 6632 4665 99099 27823 placement@iimahd.ernet.in x09nigam@iimahd.ernet.in Peyush Agarwal 99099 27824 x09peyush@iimahd.ernet.in Vikram Batra 99099 27825 x09vikram@iimahd.ernet.in
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