Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker: 

Peter Ronald deSouza

Peter Ronald deSouza

Peter Ronald deSouza is a professor at CSDS and holds the Dr S.Radhakrishnan Chair of Rajya Sabha till April 2017. He was director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, where he served two terms from 2007 till 2013. He then, as Interim director, set up the International Center for Human Development (IC4HD) between 2013-14. He was co-director of the Lokniti Programme at CSDS till 2007 and was at the Goa University department of Political Science from 1987-2003.

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Conference Symposium Speakers:

Prof. T. T. Ram Mohan
Prof. T. T. Ram Mohan

Prof. Ram Mohan worked extensively in consultancy and in the financial sector before entering academics. He has been Divisional Manager with Tata Economic Consultancy Services, where he advised firms in the private sector on expansion, diversification and market entry strategies, and carried out policy studies for government and international agencies, including the World Bank, CIDA and the Ministry of Industry, Government of India. He has carried out consulting assignments in India as well as in the Gulf and the Middle East.

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Mr. N K Jain

Mr. N K Jain

Director of Personnel, Air India Limited.

Shri Nikhil Kumar Jain has done his B.E. (Industrial Engineering) from IIT Roorkee in 1985 and LL.B from Delhi University in 2010.  He joined the Indian Railways as an Indian Railways Personnel Services Officer in 1988 through Civil Service Exam of 1986 batch. He has worked at different levels in the Railways and as GGM HR in the IRCTC and as Executive Director (Joint Secretary) in the Ministry of Railways. At present he is working in the capacity of Director Personnel (Board Member) of Air India Ltd. since 2012.

Dr. Ashish Sen

Dr. Ashish Sen

Head Capability Building, Hindustan Petroleum Corp Limited

Mr. Ashis Sen is working as Dy. General Manager (Training & Balanced Scorecard) at HPCL and is the Vice Chairman of Forum for Emotional Intelligence Learning (www.ifeil.org). Mr Sen is the India Coordinator for Society for Organizational Learning (SOL) and one of the first members at Execution Premium Council at Palladium for Balanced Scorecard Implementation.

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Kapil Bijani

Kapil Bijani

Vice President & HR Head – Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt. Ltd. (a 100% subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.)

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René (M.) B.M. de Koster

René (M.) B.M. de Koster

René (M.) B.M. de Koster is a professor of Logistics and Operations Management at  Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University since 1995. He also is “Port  Professor” on behalf of SmartPort and founder of the Material Handling Forum. He  holds a PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology (1988). Currently he holds  guest lecturing positions at 4 other universities. His research interests are  warehousing, material handling, behavioural operations, city distribution, and  retail operations. He is  author / editor of 8 books and over 140 papers in books and  academic journals. He is on the editorial boards of 11 journals.

Ramesh Subramoniam

Ramesh Subramoniam

Ramesh Subramoniam is a Managing Director in FTI’s Performance Improvement practice and is based in Dallas. He is responsible for the implementation of performance improvement and enterprise value realization engagements. Prior to FTI Consulting, he served as the Associate Director of Reverse Supply Chain Repair Operations for Verizon. Earlier in his career, he served as the Supply Chain Head for the Industrial Category at Amazon.com, and as a divisional lean change agent and led the global aftermarket program management office for Delphi Corporation. He holds a PhD in strategic planning for remanufacturing from Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Rajiv Mongia

Rajiv Mongia

Rajiv Mongia is the director of Green Earth Translogistics Pvt. Ltd., which he co-founded in 2009. Green Earth has a revenues of near INR 40.0 Crore with fleet strength of 150+ Commercial Vehicles. They primarily works with clients in the Oil Industry where safety is accorded the highest priority. His areas of Interest include logistics management, operations and supply chain management, procurement and trading and road safety.

K.Shanker

K. Shanker a professional with an experience of 25 years in sales, Marketing , Logistics and safety. His contributions in the sphere of road safety within his operations and beyond at BP is well recognized. His efforts in standardization of process, in training and development, Route assessment and planning, application of technology and improving the vehicle standards is widely acknowledged.

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Radhabinod Barman

Radhabinod Barman

Dr. Radhabinod Barman is the Chairman, National Statistical Commission enjoying the status of Minister of State, Government of India. Dr. Barman is a Former Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India, Former President, The Indian Econometric Society, Vice Chairman, Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics, BIS, Switzerland. His areas of interest include Applied Econometrics, Payment System and Business IT.

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Shubhabrata Das

Shubhabrata Das

Prof. Shubhabrata Das received his B.Stat (1987) and M.Stat (1989) degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. (1993) degrees in Statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).  He has held visiting faculty positions at various institutes/universities of international repute, including ESSEC Business School, Indian Statistical Institute Calcutta, University of Nebraska.

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Jayanth R Varma

Jayanth R Varma

Prof. Jayanth Varma did his post-graduation in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), where he was awarded a Gold Medal for scholastic performance. Subsequently, he obtained his doctorate in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also a qualified cost accountant.

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A. Balasubramanian

He is a legal counsel at J. Sagar Associates, Chennai. He focuses on infrastructure, covering legal due diligence and advising the investors and the Government on PPP policy, law, regulation and project contracts.

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Malay Mahadevia

He is Group HR Director and Whole Time Director (WTD), Adani Ports and SEZ Limited (APSEZ), Adani Group, Ahmedabad. He has been working with the Adani Group since 1992 and is involved in Ports & Logistics, Railways, Healthcare & Medical Education, Infrastructure Engineering & Management Education and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the group.

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G. Raghuram

He is Professor and Chairperson at the Public Systems Group Area, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). He specializes in infrastructure and transport systems, and logistics and supply chain management. He conducts research on the railway, port, shipping, aviation and road sectors.

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V. Ranganathan

He is Adjunct Professor at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, IIM Visakhapatnam and Mentor Professor at IIM Kashipur. He also serves on the board of Indraprastha Gas Ltd., New Delhi. He retired as RBI Chair Professor and Professor of Economics and Energy from IIM Bangalore. He has given invited lectures to Consulting firms (eg. E&Y) and has also written on PPPs, besides teaching PPP as part of a course on “Infrastructure Financing, PPP and Regulation” to PGP students at IIMs. He is also an academic activist, pointing out the asymmetric capacities of Government and private sector in handling PPP through his writings. He has served on the boards of Rural Electrification Corporation and Borukha Power Ltd. and was also a member, TRAI.

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Satyam Shivam Sundaram

He is Director, Government & Transaction Advisory Services at Ernst & Young LLP (EY), New Delhi.  His current responsibilities include policy and investment advisory to Government clients across sectors. Prior to EY, he has worked with Indian Institute of Management, Indore (Assistant Professor, Finance & Accounting Area), IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation, and L&T Ramboll Consulting Engineers Ltd, Chennai. He has also been a guest facility at various institutions for MBA and doctoral programs.

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