Mentors Board

Mr. Pankaj Jain 

Pankaj Jain is a seasoned CMA with vibrant spirit of entrepreneurship, having over 27 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 manged 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. 15000 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 company 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”.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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. Urvashi Makkar 

Urvashi Makkar, who is currently engaged as Director General of GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Greater Noida, is a seasoned academician with a knack of entrepreneurial spirit and persistent passion for continuous learning. Dr Makkar is Ph.D, EPHRM-IIM Calcutta, MBA, and PGDCA with her strong academic background and ardour for innovative learning; she has created a niche for herself in Education Industry. She carries with herself a rich experience of more than 20 years in academics, research, training & consultancy, with an expertise in transforming educational Institutions by focusing on organisational development.

Her continuous perseverance in improving Academic Quality and Research Orientation, Building Global Interface, Developing Entrepreneurial Culture, Improving Corporate Linkage and Creating Performance Oriented Work Culture has facilitated GLBIMR in reinventing Management Education. She has to her credit more than 76 publications in refereed International/National Journals and has authored/edited 10 books on CRM & Retail with reputed publishers like Tata McGraw Hill. Keeping her journey to contribute in the areas of Research and Consultancy, She has recently successfully completed Certification Course on “Higher Education Leadership Program” from Harvard School of Education, Harvard University, Boston USA in October, 2016.

She is the Founder Chief Editor of International Journal of Customer Relations. She is holding the Chair of Sr. Associate Editor in Editorial Board of IARS, International Research Journal, Malaysia and Member, Board of Editors, International Journal, Environmental and Social Psychology, USA. Dr. Makkar has conducted more than 50 EDPs/MDPs/Workshops and has been associated extensively with Research & Consultancy assignments of reputed companies

Mr. 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

  • Mr. 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”.

    Mr. K.K. Agrawal 

    K.K. Agrawal is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India since 1995. He gained his expertise in the field of Banking, Finance and Restructuring. His core areas of workings are preparation of project reports, CMA Data and financial Analysis of various corporate and Non-corporate clients for submission to financial Institutions and Banks. He smoothly deals with Public and Private Sector Banks for providing his services to the client

    Mr. Agrawal has served clients from various fields and has professionally executed many projects like establishment of Townships, Schools, Industries, Five Star Hotels & Trading Houses etc. He also has a considerable interest in the development of new Entrepreneurial Business, supporting the young talent in Startups and work for enhancing skills to eradicate unemployment in India. His Key areas of interest always remain as Advisor to the Management. He also acted as Registrar to public issues. He has also successfully expanded in the venture of Secondary Education and is promoter of Senior Secondary School at Kundli and Faridabad in the name of “The Modern School” in collaboration with “Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.”

    Mr. Anil Kumar Gupta  

    Anil Kumar Gupta is an engineer by qualification and entrepreneur by passion. He supports ventures from Envisioning to Empowering (e2E) Start-ups by 3Is Inform-Instruct-Inspire founders by sharing 4Is Insights- Intellect-Information-Ideas. He is Strategically-minded executive with ability to visualize the big picture through SWOT analysis. His Ideapreneural capabilities transform the possibilities into reality through LASERing into Problems and finding the Business Efficient Solutions where Consumers and Customers can pay much more for than cost for the value created by the solution.

    He has proven ability to create growth opportunities via intellectually designed business strategies, customer acquisition / retention strategies and strategic partnerships. Enjoy managing the operational aspects of deal process (sales cycle) and has been highly successful at cultivating relationships with Clients, Vendors, Channel partners while working in collaborative cross cultural, cross functional environment, multi time zone, and geographically distributed teams. He develops new companies from concept to revenues; business models, strategies, sales, teams & systems development.

    Mr. 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”.

    Mr. 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.