Prof. Mathew Eipe
Former CEO - Godrej Group

He did his B Tech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT Bombay followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Calcutta. He has also done advanced management programmes of the Indian School of Business, Kelloggs Business School, University of Michigan and Leeds University Business School.

An accomplished CEO with over 35 years of experience with Godrej Group; provided leadership in developing organizational and financial plans and executing strategic plans and promoted active and broad participation by team members in achieving organizational excellence

Prof. Roy P. George
PGDM - IIMA, Former COO of a Multinational in Kuwait

Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Over 35 years of professional practice covered top management positions in India and abroad in international trade, strategic planning and general management. He was also GM /COO of a large Engineering Group with diversified operations in Kuwait.

Prof. Nalayiram Subramanian
Chartered Accountant and Information Systems Auditor

CA Nalayiram Subramanian, MCom, FCA, CISA(USA), is a practicing Chartered Accountant and Information Systems Auditor. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Charted Accounts of India and a member of The Information Systems Audit and Control Association USA.

He possesses more than a quarter of a century experience in Industry /Academics/ Practice and Consulting. He has headed Accounting, Finance, MIS, Business support functions of corporate with stints abroad as well.
 
He has headed the faculty of finance and controls besides conducting management development programmes at St. Francis Institute of Management and Research Mumbai and has been a regular guest faculty and MDP resource person at National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai. He has contributed to the University of Mumbai post graduate financial management programmes as a faculty member and as an author.
 
He has been associated with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as resources person for the certificate course in business valuation. He as a resource person of the Institute of Charted Accounts of India has conducted around 70 Ministry Of Corporate Affairs sponsored programs in B schools and colleges on capital markets 
 
His interests includes Corporate Training ,Management Development Programmes Faculty Development Programmes, Programming In Advanced Excel, Macros And VBA For Excel , Training  in IFRS financial  modeling ,Equity Research And Information Systems And Information Technology Audits .
 
His research areas include Financial Performance Analysis And Information Technology Security And Governance.
 
He  has also been a member of the Information Technology Advisory Committee of the Indian Merchants' Chamber, Mumbai.
 

Prof. Nagendranath Thirukode
Brand Consultant

His experience includes development of marketing and brand positioning strategies, development of corporate positioning and communication and public relations strategies. His expertise and experience also cover profit center management, business development, planning and implementation of brand and marketing strategies and new product launches for consumer goods and services, beverages, personal and lifestyle products, telecom, sports – internet and mobile based products and services, sports sponsorship and events, and banking services. Having worked in India and Nigeria, he also has extensive experience and exposure to working in multi-cultural environment.

Specialties: Strategic Planning, Branding & identity

Skills: Business development, Strategic Planning, Consumer insights, Brand development, Marketing strategy, Coaching, Public Speaking

Education: Education from three countries: Master of International Management, American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A, Master of Business Management University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines and Bachelor of Arts, University of Kerala, India

Prof. Umesh Kamath
Director: HR - UST Global
B. Tech ( Electronics & Communication) ( CET Trivandrum, India), Executive MBA ( Henley Management College UK)

 A technology professional, turned HR leader, with two decades of work experience and has exposure to multiple sectors like Telecomm, IT & ITES.

Was HR Head of Allianz  Insurance Captive in Trivandrum from 2006-20011. During my tenure, the head count grew from 400 to 2000 employees.
Was Sr VP HR for Spanco Technologies (Back-end operation of Airtel) from 2011 to 2013 in Nairobi with Pan African responsibility of 10 geographies and 4500 employees.
From 2014 onwards holding Director HR  in UST Global, responsible for all HR Programmes. 
 
Current Role:
Director: HR  UST Global  www.ust-global.com
 
UST Global is an IT organisation with a head count of 15000 employees with a global spread with head quarter in California. UST has  major delivery centres in Trivandrum , Cochin  Chennai  ,Bangalore, Manila, Shanghai , Singapore, Spain, UK, Denmark , US & Mexico
Following are my Key Achievements in past assignments.
Steered  the organization towards ‘Best Employer’ &  ‘Investor in People’  framework
Lead  the acquisition and merger activities in various geographies (India, Africa, Singapore, US)
Managed global workforce internationally, taking care of their mobility, creating global mobility policies   and shared services for HR   .
Supervised creation of entities in various international locations.
Has exposure to talent management  across geographies and across various cultural and legal entities
Developed  career development framework for the business,  for optimum manpower utilization 
Implemented leadership enhancement systems  ( TLDP, MDP I, II &III)
Part of performance management system review team which introduced behavioural targets in Allianz UK & Germany
Contributed to the development of competency framework in Cabot Corporation , US
Implemented Diversity initiative in Allianz  India & member of  Global Diversity & inclusion council of UST
Designed & driven various employee surveys ( Hewitt & Kanexa)  and steered  the action from the same
Was adjudged Best young Manager by All India Management Association, in their National competition for young managers in 1995  & was sponsored to attend MBA Course  in Henley Management college UK
 

Madhava Chandra Kurup
Segment Leader - IBM
B.Tech, PGSM - IIMB

Madhava Chandra Kurup is a Bachelor of Technology in Applied Electronics from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He did his Post Graduation in Software Enterprise Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Currently he is pursuing his Executive Fellowship from XLRI, Jasmshedpur.

 
Madhava has more than 21 years of experience in establishing, leading and managing high performance teams in the areas of ASIC design and Embedded Software development. Madhava has been involved in different areas of Technology Services like Project Management, Customer Interface and Proposal development, Account Management and Department Manager for the delivery organization. He has provided technical and management leadership in delivering several successful projects in the area of Medical Electronics and Consumer Electronics for external customers and brings to the table vast experience in managing cross-cultural teams distributed across time zones. Madhava has also managed the Business Operations for the Technology Services Division handling responsibilities which included Resource Management, IT Infrastructure planning and management and Business Controls reporting for the division.
 

Prof. Sakeer Hassan
VP - Product Management, Innovation Incubator
PGDM (IIM-A), B.Tech (Kerala University)

Sakeer Hassan did his Post Graduation in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, where he was a university rank holder.

 
In his current role, Sakeer works with the leadership team of Innovation Incubator to nurture product concepts from ideation to beta, and then scale these ideas into profitable product companies.
 
Sakeer has worked in the IT industry for more than 15 years in product management and sales, account management, business development, and program management roles. He has experience working with clients across industry verticals, including Retail and Financial Services. Currently based in India, he has lived and worked in New York, London and Singapore.
 

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