Our Gurus

Our Gurus

Acclaimed leaders from the corporate and academic worlds

Our gurus are industry veterans who drive our corporate philosophy, helping us build the guiding principles for our business vision and strategy. We draw upon their immense experience to set the direction of our organisation. Some of our Gurus also participate in our flagship events and programs.

A renowned scholar and internationally recognised thought leader,Jagdish is known for his contributions in consumer psychology, relationship marketing, competitive strategy, and geopolitical analysis. He is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University whose clients includes AT&T, Bell South, Ford, GE, Motorola, Whirlpool and Sprint. Amongst his award winning studies, he is also a member of the American Psychological Association.

Ratan Tata is an industrialist, investor, philanthropist, and former chairman of Tata Sons. He was the former chairman of Tata Group, Mumbai, Maharashtra based global business conglomerate from 1991 till 2012 and again from 24 October 2016 for an interim term, and continues as the head of its charitable trusts. He is the recipient of two of the highest civilian awards of India–Padma Vibhushan (2008) and Padma Bhushan (2000).

Reputed corporate leader, author and speaker, RG brings immense experience from his stint as Executive director of Tata Sons. He has also held leadership roles as CEO of Unilever Arabia, MD of Brooke Bon and Lipton, Vice Chairman of Hindustan Unilever. He has published over 6 books on various aspects of leadership.

Currently the Chairman of Syndicate Bank he was earlier the MD of 3M India. Ajay brings with him 35+ years of experience across geographies and industries. Business World nominated him as the top 10 most valuable CEO’s for mid size companies in 2013.

Ashok is a management consultant based in Pune. His passion is to help SMEs grow to the next level. His focus is in the IT and engineering industries.Ashok was strategic advisor to the Chairman of Polaris Software where he was actively engaged in strategic initiatives. He was also a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where he has served as Chairman of the PGP, the MEP and the International Management Group.

Prashant is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Jessie H. Jones School of Business, Rice University. Prior to Rice he was faculty at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and he has also been visiting faculty at the Wharton School, the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and the Indian School of Business. Prashant’s research and teaching focus on Corporate Strategy, Growth Strategies, Strategic Alliances and Mergers and Acquisitions and he has written on these topics in reputed international journals.

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Gagandeep works in the realm of Organization Development and focuses on Transformation, Alignment and Optimization. As a facilitator, he works with senior management teams on interventions such as strategizing, goal alignment and conflict resolution.

Founder and managing consultant at Unleash, a certified NLP practitioner and a certified Corporate Director from the Institute of Directors, Usha has held leadership roles across functions and businesses in both a B2B and B2C environment.

A PhD in Management and Associate Professor of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), his areas of expertise are Strategic Management, Marketing Strategies, Marketing and Retail Shopper behavior. Srini has authored several books in these domains based on over 18 years of corporate and academic experience.

Sonali is an internationally certified coach and a Global HR practitioner. She works with corporates, NGOs and individuals in the areas of Coaching, Leadership Development, Assessment Centres, POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment at workplace), Global Culture Training for Expats and complex change management initiatives including M&A Integration. Sonali has held several leadership roles in India and USA during her corporate career spanning over 15 years.

A certified management consultant with over 30 years experience, he is an Executive Coach for senior business leaders and United Nations officials. After corporate roles within Tata, he founded Empowered Learning System.

Smita is an Educational & Media Consultant, Communication Skills trainer, Motivational speaker, Content writer, and a Voice-over artist. She has over 13 years experience working with corporate manages and college students in developing and assessing their communication skills.

Semira is a Communications, Sales & Soft Skills Trainer, Licensed NLP Practitioner (Society of Neuro Linguistic Programming), Certified DISC Trainer ( Strengthscape – Wiley USA) and Certified Image Management Specialist (Image Consulting Business Institute) with 22 years experience in hospitality marketing, sales, and consulting with India’s blue chip hotel brands.

Kanti Kiran has over 14 years of diverse global corporate exposure in IT and Telecom organizations as a Trainer, Facilitator and L&D professional. Apart from training and facilitation, he has worked extensively in creating Leadership Development competencies , Managerial Capability Development, Skill Academies and critical Functional interventions.