Professor, S.P. Jain Institute
for Management & Research
An economist by training and profession, Ajit has worked as a consultant to the Bureau of Industrail Costs and Prices of the Government of India and then subsequently to the State Bank of India in their international Banking division. He is a published author, including the best selling "Dictionary of Strategic Management" and writes extensively in academic journals both in India and abroad.
Ajit is extremely passionate about teaching & has been teaching at IIMs, IIFT, SP Jain and has taught extensively abroad at premier institutions like Maastricht School of Management, ESCP-EAP, Paris and London, and the University of Greenwich, UK. Ajit is also the program director of the Global Leadership Program, an AMP now in its 8th year. Ajit divides his time between London and Delhi.
Ajit will be teaching the modules on New Venture Planning during the YWLP.
Co-Founder & COO
A Graduate of Northwestern University, Akhil is now pursuing his dream of revolutionizing the education space in India as the Co-Founder & COO at OnCourse Vantage. He is also part of the Alumni Admissions Council of Northwestern University. He studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School and then moved to the US to complete his formal education. Akhil worked at Goldman Sachs in Chicago with the Investment Management Division, before moving back to India.
With an affinity for sport, Akhil can be found at the squash courts, football field, or running marathons through the city when he's not in office.
He will be teaching some modules on Entrepreneurship during the YWLP.
Wines – North India & Nepal
Pernod Ricard India
Wine Appreciation & Food Pairing
Isheeta is a passionate and innovative Certified Wine Professional, with extensive sales and marketing experience gained in the premium drinks industry. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Wine and Spirits from WSET, UK.
She is currently managing the Pernod Ricard wine portfolio in North India and Nepal, with brands including Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, GH Mumm and Nine Hills.
In the past, she has also worked with PwC and Philip Morris India, where she was a part of the Marlboro team. She also founded Swirl Consulting, where she was conducting wine trainings, offering wine advisory services to importers and restaurants, and writing to create awareness and knowledge about wines.
CFO, Asia Pacific EC GROUPON Inc.
Sumeet is a finance professional with close to 12 years of experience. He started his career with KPMG. After a successful six year stint with both the audit & the M&A division of KPMG, Sumeet turned entrepreneur and started an Education &Learning company. He thereafter resumed his Corporate Career with the start of the India operations of Groupon Inc. He helped in the entire setting up, operations and the compliances related to the start of the operations for Groupon.
After two years as the CFO of Groupon he is now heading the overall finance team and legal matters for four countries in Groupon's Asia Pacific Region.
Sumeet is going to deliver the Financial Management Module at YWLP.
Author – A Chance at Happiness
Literature & Communication
Aseem started writing at the age of 12, choosing to pen his fervent thoughts as poetry and prose on many a surface, including the walls of his bedroom. Aseem continued to write as he collected various degrees at several institutions (NIFT, Bhagat Singh and Central St. Martins) but his most memorable time, although short, was a semester at the College of William and Mary in Spring 1997.
After a brief stint as a costume designer, followed by a year of study in London, he joined his family business of construction and interior contracting at the age of 22.
Writing, learning, running, and these days playing the cello, are his passions. His first book, a collection of stories titled 'A Chance at Happiness’, was released in 2012.
Professor IIM’s, XLRI, MDI-Gurgaon
FPM( Equivalent of a Doctorate), IIM-Ahmedabad
Prof Dhillon has been involved with leading Academic institutions as a faculty and a Director for various Management Development Programs. His consulting work has covered various organizations in the areas of Financial Analysis, restructuring and Decision Making. He has been a Corporate Trainer with leading Indian and Multinational firms that include Wipro, GE amongst others.
Director & Co-Founder, OnCourse Vantage
University of Virginia
Valuation & Stock Investing
Abhishek worked with Andor Capital Management in Manhattan where he covered tech-companies before moving to Hong Kong to start their office and investment in Asian companies. In 2009, he joined White Elm Capital, New Delhi to manage a $80M- India focused portfolio. At STEP, he is responsible for due diligence, research and valuation, which is also his expert area.
CEO-Pan Foods India
BA-Eco, Harvard University, MBA, ISB Hyderabad
Introduction to Marketing
Kunal graduated from the prestigious Harvard University with a Major in Economics . He worked in USA with MBI Inc before moving back to India in 2001. Later, he completed his MBA from ISB, Hyderabad. He is founder of two leading companies in the Diet Foods and Snacks space.He is currently CEO of Pan Foods Ltd., a market leader in food ingredients manufactured via extrusion technology and dehydration technology in India.
Creative Director-Pure Design Solution
Graphic Design, Ohlone College, California
Social Media Engagements
A highly creative communication designer, Suchi is involved in conceptualizing, creating and communicating strategic marketing solutions. She studied and worked in USA for ten years in the functional area of Online Marketing, Graphic Design and User inter-face. She is also actively involved with Astra Women’s Alliance and We Connect India. Suchi was awarded a ‘Done Deals’ award by Astra WBA in 2011.
Innovation & Communications Expert
Innovation for Success
A seasoned innovation consultant and communications expert with a career spanning over 18 years across media, research, manufacturing, communications and technology industries. Her areas of expertise include Innovation, Business Strategy, and Leadership. She has worked with 9.9 Mediaworx, Erehwon Innovation Consulting, Microsoft Corporation, NASSCOM, EIU India (The Economist Group), Sony, etc.
Operating Partner – GSF India
University of Texas, INSEAD
New Venture Planning, Angel Investing
Rishab is an Operating Partner at GSF, India’s most successful tech accelerator to date. He started his first enterprise at 19 and after completing his undergraduate studies, went on to work for FLAG Telecom, a telecom-infrastructure company in London. In 2010, he co-founded Figr, one of Singapore’s first paperless receipt POS software and data analytics startups . He is a Founding Member of The HUB Singapore Rishab has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Texas and an MBA from INSEAD. Rishab is an avid golfer and a keen bridge player.
Amit has a Masters in Computer Application from IMT, India. His business interests have been in Art, Interior Design and Fashion for many years. While Amit started his career with at Vadehra Furniture, he subsequently started the Crayon Art Fund in India before launching Designdeal, an e-commerce venture.
Former Director HTA India
FMS, Delhi University
Advertising & Mass-Communication
Sunil's 25 years in advertising have resulted in a wide range of experience across diverse brands, consumers and markets, from local Indian companies such as the Hero Group, Godrej and Emami; to multinationals such as Nestle, the Swatch group and SmithKline Beecham; and NGO's such as Unicef. Sunil also follows his passion of being a commentator covering international cricket matches.SUNI
Head-Innovation KFC, Yum Brands
Buzz Marketing & PR
Nitish is a marketing professional with close to a decade of experience in building brands (new and existing) across more than 20 countries for categories like beauty care, foods and beverages. He has worked with organizations such as Heinz, P&G, Coca Cola India and Pepsi Foods. Nitish is also a published author and speaker across B-schools on Marketing.
CEO, Asia Pacific EC GROUPON Inc.
Post his academic stint with Michigan University & ISB, Hyderabad, Ankur was a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney for 3 years during which he worked in Delhi, Dubai and New York. He then turned entrepreneur by launching a few new ventures, thereafter working with Rocket Internet before assuming the current role at Groupon Inc.
Co-Founder Roads Ahead Consulting
Consumer Behaviour Insights
A marketer and consultant, Rima is pedantically inclined with over 25 years of industry experience with corporates such as Proctor & Gamble, AF Ferguson, WPP Group before recently turning entrepreneur.
Chairman & Co-Founder OnCourse Vantage
Branding, Globonomics, Wealth Management
Neeraj developed and delivers the Proprietary Personality Evolution Perspective(PEP) and the Wealth Management Module. Has over two decades of industry experience prior to turning Edupreneur across corporates such as Bank of America, Amas Group (Geneva). He also founded a boutique investment/consulting firm called Start Up Equity Partners (STEP) earlier this year.
Young Women's Leadership Program is a simplistic yet holistic modular program for Women who are aiming to push the envelop and tap in to their entrepreneurial side. The program dynamics are cutting edge, relevant and a representation of the modern times. As a result of that, our faculty too has been carefully selected from leading institutes and companies with several years of experience. The pedagogy requires a progressive, contemporary and versatile manner of delivery and we're happy to have these individuals be a part of the course.
Co-Founder & Partner, Lollapallooza Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Principal & Director KNS Capital Services LLP
After graduating from college, Tarbir joined Edelweiss in its formative stage as one of its first employees. He went on to head three of their flagship funds at 25, becoming one of the youngest fund managers in India. After leaving Edelweiss, he worked at Ramesh S Damani Finance Pvt. Ltd. as a Global Strategist for two years before floating his own long-term focused fund in 2010. His knowledge of finance across sectors, combined with his fascinating personal journey, adds tremendous value to our program.
Tarbir will be teaching the modules on Financial Management during the YWLP.
Director, Business Strategy, WWI Neeta Lulla School of Fashion
Director Retail, NSL Fashion Pvt. Ltd.
A graduate of ISB, with a year at the Walter A. Hass School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, Siddharth Lulla has gone on to do great things in the field of retail. After gaining experience at Geetanjali Lifestyle and Universal Consultancy, he started his own fashion retail brand know as Nautankii, for which the manufacturing base has been set up in Surat, Gujarat. Nautankii is being retailed pan India, and in the UAE, Bangladesh, UK and USA.
Additionally, he is heading and managing the WWI Neeta Lulla School of Fashion that teaches the intricacies of the fashion and retail industry to its students.
Siddharth will be teaching the modules on Marketing during the YWLP
Co-Founder & Director
As a former professor of BMM at KC College, Binit's core passion is Marketing & Branding. He has also lectured at the Mumbai chapter for the Paris based Visual Communication School, where his subjects have included branding, data visualization and design thinking.
After gaining experience at various digital and marketing agencies, the most prominent of which being Triature, where he was the Founding Partner & Chief Detail Officer, he is currently heading Zaariya Consultancy, a Branding and Digital Product Development Consultancy that he founded. His client base, which includes Flipkart and Reliance, depend on him to build structured digital offerings and to seamlessly integrate their Branding in the Digital Construct.
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