Dr. K. Thomas Chandy brings to the table a unique combination of industrial and scholarly experience. Trained as a chemical engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering, Dr. Chandy also received his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. He spent 30 years in industry, primarily in manufacturing and R&D, but also managing the design and construction of large chemical plants, and the development and marketing of miniaturized sensors and electronic process control systems. He has held management positions at large multinationals, such as Hindustan Lever Ltd. (a subsidiary of Unilever), Monsanto, and Allied-Signal (now known as Honeywell), as well as at a couple of small start-ups. Returning to UCLA, he earned his Ph.D. in Management, and has been on the faculty at several universities in the United States, such as Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY_ and Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). He is now a Professor of Practice at Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA) located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Saintgits Institute of Management . Dr. Chandy's research explores issues in technology and innovation management, business strategy, management cognition, and business history. He has presented his research at leading academic conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and Costa Rica. He teaches courses in strategic management, international business, technology management, organizational theory, entrepreneurship and business ethics. He has also served as a consultant to firms in the chemical, pharmaceutical, electronics, and banking industries.
A post graduate in Management, SR Nair is a professional turned entrepreneur with 33 years of experience in Information Technology. His core competencies lie in Technology, Marketing & Entrepreneurship. SR Nair's setup 4 companies in IT. He is the founder and Managing Director of Team Frontline Limited and Team e-Biz Limited, Director of Stallion Systems and solutions in Limited, which dwells in the niche of barcode and RFID and Alltime Power Technologies Limited. For 6 years, SR Nair was sat the board of Kerala Venture capital Fund, founded by the Govt. of Kerala. He now sits on the board of Manappuram Comptech Limited, Trichur.SR Nair had chaired Kerala Management Association twice. He co-founded TiE:Kerala in the year 2002 and was its second President. For two years he had chaired Indian Society of Training & development (ISTD), Kochi chapter where he is a National Council member now. SR Nair is a visiting faculty of Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK). He is a public speaker, thought leader. He is also adjunct Faculty of the Saintgits Institute of Management .He is a Rotarian from 1997 and had chartered Rotary club of Cochin International which conducts Bhavana, a Youth Festival for differently abled children every year by inviting more than 750 students of about 40 such schools from Central Kerala. A well-known career counselor, he continuously lectures in Schools and colleges on the same. He sits on the Academic Council of many Business Schools. He writes columns in many leading dailies & periodicals on Management, Technology & Life in General. He had published several papers on management in leading journals. His book in Malayalam titled 'Shubha Yatra' is being brought out by Mathrubhuimi Books. He is regularly featured on TV channels on management and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Rajesh Nair is the Vice President - Head Markets and Pursuits at Ernst & Young, Cochin, a multinational consulting firm. He holds a PGDBM in Manufacturing Management at S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research with a degree in Engineering. Mr. Rajesh has associated with Accenture, ECS Ltd (JV of Eicher Ltd & SDG Inc) and Tata Motors, earlier in his career. Industries that he has worked in include Paper, Textile, Steel, Banking and Financial Services, Agrochemicals, Cement, CD/DVD manufacturing, White goods, Pharmaceutical, Metal Castings, Real Estate, Hospitality and Knowledge Services (Analytics). Mr. Rajesh had been the resource person / key note speaker at TiE sessions, IEEMA, Global Seafarers conference, World Total Quality Congress etc.
Dr. K.K. John is an adjunct Professor of Saintgits Institute of Management. Prior to joining Saintgits Group of Institutions, he was HOD of the Post Graduate Department of Economics, St Thomas College, Pala. He has more than 32 years of teaching experience in his credit. He received his doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Kerala and his doctoral thesis was published by a German publisher and was translated in to seven European languages. He was a member of the PG Board of Studies, MG University and expert member for the preparation of the CBCSS UG program. He is a resource person in various national and International seminars in Economics in various parts of the country. His project work in Kerala Research Program for Local Level Development of Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum is referred by Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) for their case study. A well known analyst in economic issues, especially Union and Kerala State budgets in AIR and Doordarshan, he was also an expert member of the Government of Kerala for preparing the memorandum for the XIV Finance Commission.
He is a Mechanical Engineer from Kerala University, a Post Graduate in Armament & Instrumentation Technology from MS University, Baroda & MBA from Hyderabad. While in Technical Branch of Indian Army, he has held many executive and administrative appointments at Senior Management level. He was on deputation to Royal Govt of Bhutan as their Technical Advisor. He was instrumental in promoting and implementing Quality Circle Concept in many industrial establishments under Min of Defence. He was the Guest Speaker for Dubai Quality Group, Dubai and had been a regular columnist on management topics for Khaleej Times and Gulf News, prominent dailies published in UAE.
Ms. Shanta Mathai comes with decades of experience in teaching Business Communication. She has served as the Dean of Academics and Principal of several educational institutions prior to joining SIM. She is also the co ordinator of mentoring at SIM.
Mr. Lal Varghese, Life Coach and National Trainer of Indian Junior Chamber is a Prime Graduate from JCI University Florida, USA. He has piloted more than 2000 Training Workshops on areas such as Motivation ,Team Building, Leadership Skills, Effective Communication, Assertiveness, Customer Relations ,Human Relations, Effective Public Speaking, Presentation Skills, Change Management ,Time Management, Train The Trainer and Selling Skills . Motivate people to perform is the USP of this international trainer. He is Manager - Training, in India's largest tyre manufacturer, MRF Tyres. A post graduate in English Literature and MBA holder in Human Relations, he has also secured diploma in T A from ICTA , Cochin, TCI Concept from Ruth Cone Institute, Germany and PG Diploma in Labor law & Administration from Annamalai University. Mob ; 9447598920 Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org.
With 16 years of corporate experience with MRF Ltd., Kottayam and serving as Welfare Officer, she brings hands-on HR expertise to class. A protagonist of women empowerment activities, she is very much active in social service too.
Ms.Anu Zacharia holds M.A TESOL from Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom as well as a M.A in English Literature from CIEFL, Hyderabad. She is a Certified Trainer of the Business English Certificate Course (BEC) conducted by the British Council & Cambridge University. She has a varied experience in teaching and has also worked as an Instructor in the Communication and Languages Division (CLD) in Bahrain Training Institute (BTI), Ministry of Education, Bahrain..