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Dr K Thomas Chandy (PhD, MBA, B Tech (Hons) (IIT, Kgp))

Designation: Professor & Academic Advisor
Education: PhD, MBA, B Tech (Hons) (IIT, Kgp)
Professional Experience: 30 years

Overview
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 Tandon School of Engineering, Dr Chandy also received his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He spent 30 years in the industry, primarily in manufacturing and R&D. He has held management positions at large multinationals, such as Hindustan Lever Ltd. (now known as Hindustan 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 PhD in Management and has a faculty member working at several universities in the United States. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Saintgits Institute of Management.

Educational Qualifications
• PhD (Management), 1998, UCLA, Anderson School of Management
• MBA (Management), 1986, UCLA, Anderson School of Management
• MS (Chem Eng), 1966, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering (previously known as Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn)
• B Tech (Hons) (Chem Eng), 1962, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Work Experience
Business & Consulting Experience
• Allied Signal Company (now known as Honeywell), 1980-1992
  – Endevco Corp (San Juan Capistrano, CA), a Division of Allied Signal
  – Marketing Manager (Worldwide), Accelerometer Systems & Services, 1989-1992
 – Strategic Planning Manager (Worldwide), 1986-1992
   – M W Kellogg Co (El Monte, CA), a Division of Allied Signal
  – Principal Engineer, Instrumentation and Process Control, 1980-1986
• Centaur Research Pvt Ltd (Chennai), 1972-1980
  – Technical Director
• C G Systems (Chennai), 1970-1972
  – Managing Partner
• Monsanto Co (Springfield, MA), 1965-1970
  – Senior Engineer (Research & Development)
• Hindustan Lever Ltd (now known as Hindustan Unilever Ltd) (Mumbai), 1962-1964
  – Management Trainee

Consulting Clients (various years)
• Western Digital (Irvine, CA)
• Vector Electronic (Sylmar, CA)
• Indian Petrochemical Corp Ltd (Baroda)
• Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Rishikesh)
• Southern Petrochemical Industries Corp Ltd (Chennai)
• United Nations Industrial Development Organization (New York, NY)

Contact Details
Email: kthomas_chandy@localhost

Prof SR Nair (MBA)

Designation: Industry Resource Person
Area: Human Resource & Law
Education: MBA

Overview
A post graduate in Management, S R Nair is a professional turned entrepreneur with 33 years of experience in Information Technology. His core competencies lie in Technology, Marketing & Entrepreneurship. S R Nair 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, S R Nair was a board member at Kerala Venture Capital Fund, founded by the Govt of Kerala. He is presently the board member of Manappuram Comptech Limited, Trichur. S R 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 and is now a National Council member. S R Nair is a visiting faculty of Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK). He is a public speaker, thought leader. He is also an Adjunct Faculty at 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 is a member of the Academic Council for many of the Business Schools. He writes columns in many leading dailies & periodicals on Management, Technology & Life in General. He had published several papers in 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 (PGDBM)

Designation: Industry Resource Person
Education: PGDBM

Overview
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 KK John (Ph D)

Designation: Professor
Education: PhD

Overview
Dr KK 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 into seven European languages. He was a member of the PG Board of Studies, MG University and an 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.

Col (Retd) Jagan Jacob (B Tech, MBA)

Designation: Industry Resource Person
Education: B Tech, MBA

 

Overview
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 the 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 Ministry 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 (MA, BEd)

Designation: Resource Person
Education: MA, B Ed

 

Overview
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 Saintgits Institute of Management. She is also the co-ordinator of the mentoring team at Saintgits Institute of Management.

Mr Lal Varghese (Training, MRF Tyres)

Designation: Industry Resource Person
Education: Training, MRF tyres

Overview
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. Mobile: +91 9447598920 Mail: laledethara@yahoo.co.in

Asst Prof Jeena Kruvila (MBA)

Designation: Industry Resource Person
Education: MBA

Overview
After her early education and childhood in Germany, Jeena completed her MBA in Marketing and then worked as a marketing Manager. Now settled as an entrepreneur cum teacher, she brings to the class entrepreneurial exposure and management acumen.

 

Contact Details
Email: jeejame@rediffmail.com

Ms Prameela P Scaria (MSW, LLB)

Designation: Industry Resource Person
Education: MSW, LLB

Overview
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.

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