Mentors Board

Pankaj Jain 

Pankaj Jain is a accomplished CMA, CS and alumnus of IIM, Calcutta with vibrant spirit of entrepreneurship, having over 30 years of diversified experience across wide spectrum of industries while working at India and overseas with proven track record of aligning strategies with business and building trust based relationships globally. While working at top corporate level positions like VP, CFO, CEO, Director, he has successfully managed the reputed business houses such as Super Seals, IAP, ERA Infra, Logix and has been instrumental in raising funds for projects (including megha infrastructure projects under Public Private Partnership) having cost of over Rs. 15,000 crores.

He has managed numerous strategic business initiatives involving Venture Formation, Business Modelling, Strategic Financial Planning, Corporate Alliances, Demergers, Divestments, Cost Optimization, Business Restructuring, Capital Structuring, Corporate Governance and Corporate Financing for successful businesses with global foot prints and hold distinction of turning around the financial position of several companies through dynamic initiatives.

He is associated with many socio-economic initiatives in various capacities and is mentor to many startups with the objective of helping them to achieve sustainability and scalability of their businesses. He is post graduate in commerce from CCS University with affiliations of leading professional bodies such as ICAI-CMA, ICSI, IOD, IIM Calcutta, AIMA, IIA, CSI and is faculty to leading business schools, professional bodies, industry associations.

Prof. (Dr.) Paresh Shah 

Prof. (Dr.) Paresh Shah PhD, FCMA, FDP (IIM, Ahmedabad); in addition also holds graduate and post graduate degrees from university. Paresh Shah holds industrial experience of nearly decade with TATA group, and post doctorate experience of more than 21 years. His doctorate study was undertaken under the direct supervision and guidance of Prof. (Dr.) I. M. Pandey, Professor of Finance, and then Dean of Indian Institute of Management. The doctorate study was empirical study on Indian Electronics Industry with respect to Telecommunication and Computer Sector.

Paresh Shah is an Industry Academia and a Freelance Visiting Professor at several reputed institutions in state of Gujarat, Maharashtra etc. The area of interest is teaching, research and writing in finance and accounts area. He has published 28 research papers in international and national journals. Research papers five international researcher papers, three national level research papers and 20 research papers published peer reviewed journals. He has also authored elevan books, out of that five books are highly accepted at global market. The international publishers include Biztantra- Wiley India,Oxford University Press, and Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. Paresh is recipient of thirteen awards at national and international level. The memorable major awards include: Very recently he has been declared as an awardee “Outstanding Management Teacher – Global by Management Teachers Consortium – Global”.

Salil Agrawal 

Salil has over 33 years of diverse experience spanning both industry and consulting in leadership roles with P&L responsibility. He brings with him an effective blend of technical and management knowledge acquired during his career in India and overseas. He has worked with the C-suite across businesses and industry verticals and developed a holistic perspective and the width and the depth to help unlock value in businesses. He is excited about creating new businesses and driving growth through appropriate strategy.

He has 17 years of consulting experience in business strategy, post-merger integration and process reengineering. He has helped clients in deriving sustainable value through acquisitions and in enhancing performance by integrating people, process and technology and adopting quality tools like Six Sigma, LEAN and Business Process Management. He has managed large programs and has helped organizations create value through higher productivity, faster service and lower costs.

His experience spans across manufacturing and service organizations and he has done projects across industry verticals namely – IT, ITES, telecom, retail, infrastructure, entertainment and media, hospitality, healthcare, consumer goods, logistics, cement, heavy engineering etc. He has also worked with the government and with development organizations in a consulting role. He has led and driven new initiatives and successfully been involved in creating new businesses. In these roles he provided the leadership for institution building and leveraged his techno-commercial capabilities. He has wide domain knowledge across operations, human resources, information technology, finance & accounts and marketing.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar 

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar obtained degrees of M.Com. L.L.B. PGDIPRL and Ph.D. He did General Management from Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston (USA) and Cobol Programming from IIT, Kanpur

He is a Fellow Member of the “Institute of Cost Accountants of India” (FCMA) and the “Institute of Company Secretaries of India” (FCS).

He has over 35 years’ rich experience in the field of corporate, business and economic laws, company law, indirect tax, corporate finance, accounts, costing, budgeting, MIS, systems, corporate affairs, merchant banking, capital market, mutual funds etc.

He is currently Managing Director of BPA Advisory Limited. He was Formerly Executive Director-Corporate and Legal Affairs with Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar Ltd., the largest manufacturers of sugar and ethanol in the country (4th largest in the world) as In-charge of Group’s Corporate And Legal Affairs for more than 12 years. He is also Founder and Chairman of BPA Foundation and President of the India Economic Foundation.

He has authored/edited about 30 books in Law out of which his work on Ramaiya’s Companies Act, 2013 (17th and 18th Edn.) is remarkable, besides his maiden book on Corporate Criminology.

He has assisted former Chief Justice of India in editing Civil Law Manual. He has also written the Mercantile Law Section of the Annual Survey of Indian Laws published by the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. He is prolific Writer for legal and research journals and newspapers, viz. Chartered Secretary, Corporate Law, Advisor, SEBI and Corporate Laws, Tax and Corporate Referencer, Hindusthan Times etc. from time to time.

He is a vivid Speaker and Member of Various Committees and Core Groups in the ICSI, ASSOCHAM and PHDCCI etc.

Jyoti Kumar Jain 

Jyoti Kumar Jain, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, having 33 years of corporate experience in leadership position in diverse private sector industries such as Paper, Distillery and Brewery, FMCG, Logistics and Metal Industry in India and abroad in the areas of Corporate Financing and Commercial Matters.

He has worked as Director in PVK Distillery Ltd in Modi Group in India and has held positions of GFC in Tower Aluminum Plc, Unit of Comcraft Group; UK

He holds distinction and experience of turning around the financial position of company through initiatives like budgeting, cost control and cost reduction. He specializes in preparation of business plan and detailed project report for financing the existing and new projects, working capital management, internal audit, forensic audit, taxation and legal matters

Dr. Amita Srivastava 

Dr. Amita Srivastava is presently holding position of the Director at Brencis Centre for Research Training and Consultancy (BCRTC.) Ghaziabad, India. She is throughout gold medalist and is a well-known expert in Management Philosophy, Strategic Management, Human Resource Development, Quality Systems and Human Values. She has worked for 24+years in areas of Research, Training, Consultancy, Teaching and Administration in Management.

She had conducted many FDPs and MDPs. She had done assignments for some leading Institutions of National and International repute like, IIM-(Lko), Nuvia (U.K), UNIDO, Central Defense Academy, Syndicate Bank, IBA, Semi-Conductor Complex Ltd, ABCL, Kirloskar Brothers, WPIL Ltd, Jaipur Stock Exchange etc. She was chief editor for Management journal- Attitude. . She has organized many National and international conferences, Seminars, Conclaves and workshops.

She has widely experimented with new approaches to learning and creativity. She helped many SMEs to organize the structure and processes of the organization, institutionalize innovative methods of work and inculcate healthy organizational Culture. She was instrumental in turnaround of many SMEs. She had successfully experimented in using Indian thoughts in management policies. She has held many responsible positions in leading Management Institutions. She is also holding honorary position as Prime Facilitator at Spandan- Foundation for Human Values in Management and Society. She has received many awards and accolades for her work in management Science. She had been jury member of various academic competitions conducted by management Schools. She is involved in board of studies of leading management Institutions and Universities.

Dr. Amita is in advisory panel of prestigious The Center for Applied Social Sciences Research (CASSR). She is an active member and office bearer of various professional groups like Ghaziabad Management Association, Higher Education Management Forum, Management Teachers Consortium, Punjab Management and Commerce Education, World Wide Management Consultants, Professors in Management Studies, H.R and Talent Management Executives and Harvard Business Review. .

Rajiv Guha 

Rajiv Guha, is an Associate Member of Institute Cost Accountants of India. He has diverse experience in Telecom, Leather Export & Engineering Consultancy Companies and has been associated with Companies like Bharti, SIEMENS, BPL Telecom & Toshiba Water with more than 25 years of experience.

He has involved in Drawing up Annual Operating Plans, Monitoring Revenue gaps & Margins, Worked with Bidding team for Business Proposals, Reporting Key Business indicators to Management. Lead team for Marketing Accounts setups, Auditing of Project Sites.

As a seasoned professional, he has been associated with key Business negotiations with Business Partners such as Motorola USA, Polycom USA, SIEMENS Germany. Successfully completed Commercial Closure of EPC Projects with Public Sector Companies & Refineries. He has also worked closely with Project execution team for accelerating Revenue, additional claims from clients, mitigating risk. He has interacted with Banks on Credit Lines, Letter of Credits & Bank Guarantees.

Pramod Kumar Narula  

Pramod Kumar Narula is fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants with over 27 years of experience in Audit, Income Tax, Company law, Project Financing. He has wide exposure in conducting audit of banks, manufacturing companies, IT companies, NBFC companies, Trading companies and Infrastructure companies. Currently, he is engaged as Managing Partner of C.A. firm P.K. Narula & Co. based at Noida. He has made many other achievements as below:

  • Vice President of Company Law Division of Bhartiya Vitta Salahkar Samiti
  • Chartered President of Bhart Vikas Parishad, Greater Mayur Vihar.
  • Chartered Secretary of Bhart Vikas Parishad, Mayur Vihar.
  • Ex-President of Lions club (2003-04).
  • Certification Course of ICAI of Independent Directors
  • Member of Research Information Technology Study Group of NIRC in 2013
  • Nominated member of Research Information Technology Study Group of NIRC in 2014
  • Member of committee of Guidance note on accounting of CSR

  • Dr. Amarendra Kumar 

    Amarendra Kumar is a Fellow Member of Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of India, Qualified CMA in year 1997, Completed Doctorate in Project Finance & Appraisal in year 1998 , Six Months Executive Program in Strategic Management from Indian Institute of Science ( 2017 ) , Attended MDP of IIM Bangalore , also Graduated & Post graduated in commerce with specialization in Accounts and Finance.

    He has over 23 years’ Post Doctorate and professional experience to his credit and a very successful track record in his Academic and professional career. He is currently working as a Finance Advisor in DXC Technology, Bangalore, holding honorary position of President of Indian Society of Management Accountants ( ISMA ) and also in mentor board of Young Entrepreneurs Network-India . In past he has served several academic Institutions as well various positions in Corporate.

    In Academic he served Indian Institute of Finance , SriSIM , BIMTECH , ITS , DBS and also in ICMAI in capacity of Lecturer , Professor , guest faculty and as an assistant director. In the Corporate he has worked in Indian Oil Corp ( 98-99 ), Associate General Manager in HCL Technologies Ltd ( 2006 – 2013 ) , General Manager in Pyramid IT Consulting Inc, Noida ( 2014-2016) and Master Financial Analyst in Hewlet Packard Enterprise

    He has written several articles and research papers and has delivered guest talks / invited for presentations in several leading Business Schools. His Interview was published in News Papers and Magazines. He has participated and conducted various MDPs & workshops .

    He is recipient of year 2014 “CMA Young Achiever Award “ of ( ICAI –CMA ) honored by Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (I/C), Prime Minister Office. He also hold Board Member of Management Education Editorial Advisory council of Magazines i.e. Civil Services Chronicle and Business & Management. He is member of National HRD Network / AIMA / DMA and Association for Finance Professionals, USA and was also holding honorary Secretary of Global Network of Doctorates (Noida Region) for the year 2013-14, ICMAI Screening Committee member for 13th National Awards for Excellence in Cost Management, 2015.

    He visited USA (Michigan , New York , New Jersey ) to fulfill his corporate assignment.

    Anupam Sharma 

    Anupam Sharma, Chief Learning Officer of CFO4SME is a qualified Management professional from I.M.T Ghaziabad and also completed his LL.B for value addition needed in corporate world. He has diversified & multi industry mix experience of 25 years with varied product & market mix , holding profile of senior management like Vice-president & COO @ Hero Motors, Finlace, Unnati fortune holdings ltd etc. He had been passionate throughout his career & so being offered more challenges to overcome as opportunities

    His philosophy of people management is fabulous & truly driven by leadership skills and passion. He set examples in changing trends in market, operations & resource optimization through corporate innovations

    Anupam believes in “Life is a learning process… “& so adopted the latest art & science of transformation, globally accepted i.e. “Life Coaching”. He has done course from “Grow More “which is I.C.F (U.S.A) Certified institution. Now his Focus & Endeavour is on helping people, to bring out their best for success & fulfillment in life as “Success Coach”.

    Hitesh Chandel 

    Hitesh Chandel is the Managing Director and Chief Mentor of Defined Values Consultants Pvt Ltd. Before entering into his entrepreneurial journey in year 2013, he worked with leading organizations like Prime Group, Maharishi Group, Perot Systems, MindTree Consulting, GlobalLogic and AON Hewitt on various technical and managerial roles for 14 years. He is also Founder and Managing Editor of Defined Values Publishers Pvt. Ltd and Advisor – Human Resources of Etre Luxe India Pvt. Ltd. He is also associated with as a Member – Mentor Board and is also the Delhi State Vice President of Social Life Services Organization (NGO).

    There was something buried deep in his heart to channelize his energies towards organizing his country and re-establish its status as Sone Ki Chidiya (Golden Bird) and Vishwaguru (mentor of the world). This inspired him to do a deep research on the ancient Vedic philosophy and contemporary western organizational development philosophies to create a blended human and organizational development framework, Self-Actualized Leadership Development Program (SALDP), which has best of both worlds integrated into the same. He published his extensive research outcome in the form of a book titled, “Code of Citizen’s Conduct (Rashtradharma)” for which he was conferred with Pride of India Award by Pratima Raksha Samman Samiti (a National NGO working for the cause of Martyrs). He has codenamed the scope of work of his mission as Project YugParivartan.

    He has organized and spoken in more than 25 public events and is also the Founder and Moderator of Self-Actualized Leadership Network, Self-Realized Mentorship Network, DVC-Business-Network and DVC-Trainers-Network. His company, Defined Values Consultants Pvt Ltd, achieved the 2015 Leaders Award by 24MRC Network under the category “Fastest Growing Consultancy Brand in Human Resources in Delhi/NCR”, under his leadership. To summarize, he is an Author, Serial Entrepreneur, Spiritual Revolutionary, Leadership Coach and a visionary thought leader.

    Prof (Dr.) Bindu Agrawal 

    Dr. Bindu Agrawal is the Professor of Entrepreneurship, business mentor for startups at IILM Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation and Mentor for Change (MoC- NITI Aayog). Passion for entrepreneurship and social cause keeps her motivated to contribute towards the development of entrepreneurial eco system in the country. She mentored many student’s startups at Manav Rachna Business Incubator and for Manav Rachna New Gen IEDC funded by Department of Science and Technology (NESTEDB), Government of India.

    After doing her graduation from the Delhi University and post-graduation from Agra University she started her career with Taj Hotels. She carries the academic experience of 19 years with various academic institutions of Delhi NCR; like Managalmay Institute of Management and Technology, Rai Business School, ABES-IT, Manav Rachna University and IILM University. She was invited by the University of Tennessee, USA for mentoring projects on Social Entrepreneurship in April 2015. She got her certification for The Experiential Classroom- Becoming a great Entrepreneurship Educator at Gainesville, University of Florida in April 2015 and as Entrepreneurship Educator by National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) in 2011.

    Her zeal for innovative pedagogy inspired her to be a Business Coach for Business Simulation Games and adopt the Simulation Games pedagogy for teaching business. She got her first certification as a Business Coach in March 2014 at EDI Ahmadabad with Market Place Simulation, USA and she got upgraded for the certification of Master Business Coach at Tennessee, USA, in April 2017. She has been working on national and international projects of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

    As a researcher, she carried experience of 16 years had guided 2 scholars (degree awarded) and currently co-supervising 3 PhD scholars of Manav Rachna University. She has 14 publications in reputed journals and doing research work with Southern Georgia University and Tennessee University professors on Supply Chain Resource Orchestration, for Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) and social entrepreneurship.

    Durgesh Garg 

    Durgesh Garg with almost 20 years of experience, is presently working with Impact Research & Measurement Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading media intelligence company, as General Manager heading Operations, HR and CRM functions. He holds PG Diplomas in IT & Management as well as Marketing Management. He also holds International Cerificate in Measurement and Evaluation with distinction from AMEC, UK. He has been with the company since its inception and actively grew the company from 7 people team to present 130+ team. The operations also grew under him from just one office in Delhi to 6 cities with partners in more than 50 cities in India. He was also instrumental in setting up Indian office of US based CARMA International. At CARMA, he managed media analysis programs of several Fortune 500 companies in different sectors. He built his foundation in media research and analysis with UK’s Media Measurement Ltd. in their erstwhile JV with an Indian company. Following this, he joined media research division of Perfect Relations, India’s leading PR firm, working on media analysis for leading Indian Corporates

    Durgesh is an active member of several professional bodies including All Indian Management Association (AIMA), Delhi Management Association (DMA) and Noida Management Association (NMA). He has been a member of Executive Committee of NMA for several terms. He has served as Honorary Secretary and Joint Secretary of NMA in the past. Currently he holds the position of Chairman – Publications & Media Committee with NMA and also edits its quarterly newsletter “Management Paradigms”.

    Sunil K. Wadhwa 

    Sunil K. Wadhwa is a B. Tech from Y.M.C.A University of Science & Technology, Faridabad; Member of Institution of Engineers (IEI), and certified EPLM from Indian Institute of Management (IIMC). He also holds various technical certificates from Industrial IT & world renowned industrial institutions. After graduation, Sunil Wadhwa has gained rich experience of more than 25 years in Industrial Automation Domain while working for big corporations like Rockwell Automation, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Group, Fives Group in India and United States in various capacities

    He has been involved in various roles in Industrial Automation such as Controls Engineering, System Integration, Program Management, Projects, Sales, Business Development, Safety Practices, Consulting, Training and P&L functions of working in India, USA and Middle East Regions. During his work, he has contributed significantly in various Industry Verticals including Automotive Manufacturing (Power Train, BIW, Paint & Final Assembly, and Foundry), Tire, Food & Beverages, Oil & Gas, Utilities and Chemicals.

    His understanding of various subject such as Manufacturing & Process Industry as Automation Specialist, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Business Sustainability, Competitive Strategy, Organizational behavior, Asset Performance Management and Profit maximization using latest automation technologies makes him extremely valuable for various business stake holders. With his background and as a Team Head, he mentored and deputed many engineers for overseas Controls On-site project assignments successfully. The memorable major awards include: ‘Rockwell Automation Chairman Team Award’ 1998 and ‘Business Drive Award’ 2012 at Sarla Technologies for multifold Global Business growth.

    Dr. Gaurav sharma 

    Dr Gaurav sharma, is a neuroscientist ,student psychologist, career mentor and a renowned faculty for chemistry and biology. He is presently training IIT -JEE aspirants at Vidyamandir classes, a pioneer in the industry.He is a alumni of National Brain Research Centre, Manesar the only institute in India devoted to study of Human brain.

    A medical background combined with profound knowledge, Dr Gaurav Sharma is mentoring hundreds of students and organising workshops to build a better foundation for a promising future of students .