Sunder Ram Korivi
Sunder Ram Korivi possess MA (Economics and Political Science) degree and is PhD from the University of Mumbai. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of India and the Insurance Institute of India.
Korivi was a full-time faculty member at SP Jain Institute of Management, and later, a Professor and Dean at NMIMS University. He has conducted policy-oriented research for the Central and State Governments. An adjunct faculty at IIM Kozhikode, he has also lectured at IIT Bombay, NIBM, NIA, NITIE, BSE and other institutes. He has guided two PhDs, and also refereed PhD studies of several universities all over India. He has prior work experience with Business India as a Corporate Researcher, Tata Industrial Finance Corporation as a Merchant Banker.
Kavita Lakhani is part of the Leadership Team at GolinOpinion & Co-Chair, India, IPG Women’s Leadership Network. She is a core team member of Lintas India’s Sexual Harassment Committee and Crisis Response Team. Named ‘Leading Woman in Media’ by Women in Leadership Forum India, 2011, awarded the ‘Women Leadership Award’ by World Women Leadership Congress, 2014, Kavita is ranked among the top 16 Women in Indian PR ConsultingKavita has been a profit centre head since 2003. Since then, the firm’s PR business has more than quadrupled in size and retained a significant double-digit margin. Recruiting and career development for the firm’s greatest asset, its talent, are among Kavita’s chief responsibilities. Kavita’s analytical ability to use research to uncover key audience motivators/barriers, gives her insight into framing effective campaign strategies. Her expertise in brand building, message development, public education, crisis management and public affairs using social/traditional media, make her a sought-after senior counselor.
Kavita worked at Ogilvy PR and Weber Shandwick. Her brand experience includes Philips, Britannia-Danone, Kodak, Cadbury’s, World Gold Council, McDonald’s, Unilever (Domex), Emirates Airline, Starbucks, Starwood Hotels, Wartsila, Sony, Tourism Victoria, Etihad Airways, Principal Financial Services, Siemens, Porsche, Lamborghini.
Kavita is visiting faculty at leading institutes. She has done her Post Graduation in Financial Management. Kavita topped her batch in Advanced Program in Strategic Management, IIM Calcutta and has done an Advanced Program in Digital Marketing, IAMAI.
Pradeep Mukerjee works on enhancing organizational and leadership effectiveness. Given his strong business orientation, his specialty is to identify and help build organizational capabilities and supportive organization structures and systems for effective organizational performance; define and implement people strategies that enable business success and develop leadership talent through coaching. Currently, he runs his own firm Confluence Coaching & Consulting and is also a partner at Global HR Lead Partners LLP.
Pradeep has over 31 years of rich corporate experience in India and overseas, having managed an organization as a CEO and having led the human resources function for many years. Pradeep’s experience includes defining and driving a business strategy, enhancing profitability of consulting business, defining organization structures, defining and driving the human resource and people agenda in corporations in the IT and financial services sectors for 19 years, in-depth assessment and development of leadership talent, executive coaching and career counseling, enabling creation of high performing work organizations, facilitating visioning for organizations, re-engineering HR processes, and introducing and managing appropriate interventions for enhancing organizational effectiveness. He has a number of achievements to his credit including pioneering introduction of cafeteria approach to compensation in 1991 in India and introducing sales incentives in the banking industry in the country in 2000.
Pradeep has worked in the Middle East and United States during the course of his career. His last corporate assignment was as CEO of Mercer India Pvt.Ltd., part of the largest global HR Consulting firm. From 2000 to 2007, he headed Human Resource function for all of Citigroup’s different businesses in South Asia covering banking, consumer finance, BPO, KPO, brokerage and technology infrastructure space in ten different legal vehicles. He is also regularly invited to the Indian School of Business (ISB) as an Executive Coach on their leadership program for top managers. He has also designed and developed programs for HR professionals on behalf of Society for Human Resources Management, India. Client Results:
- Defined vision, mission, values for an infrastructure company
- Facilitated change in leadership and redesigning structure
- Defined roles & responsibilities for professional managers and owners in an owner managed logistics firm
- Facilitated institution of business planning process
- Defined HR Road map for a bank
- Designed grade structure in a bank and defined generic roles & competencies at various levels.
- Designed Performance Management process
- Evaluated Job Evaluation exercise done in an educational institute
- Coached over 125 Executives to help them realize their potential
Rajib Chakravorty has more than 25 plus years of experience in Financial Services Business, Risk Management, Target Operating Model, Data Management, Data Strategy, Data Governance, Business Architecture, BI, Analytics, Project Management, Implementation, Design, Development of Data Warehouses. He has successfully consulted and implemented the data strategy and data governance framework for the Global Risk Functions of leading Global banks in line with regulatory requirements/priorities. His assignments involve handholding country teams comprising of CDO (Global Chief Data Officer) and Programme Managers for data definitions, governance, data lineage and other standards to comply BCBS239 requirements. His achievements include the successful launch of first ever Temenos Data warehouse Module for Management Information which is now subscribed by a host of top banks around the world. He has developed the OFSAA (formerly Reveleus) Basel II solution framework, Credit Risk and Transfer Pricing solutions which have become an accepted solution globally for large Tier 1 banks like Citibank, Lloyds Banking Group, Wells Fargo and Indian Banks like Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank. His clients include some of the largest global and regional banks like HSBC, Lloyds Banking
The group, RBS, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital, Nationwide – UK, African Banking Corporation – Zimbabwe, ICICI Bank-India, OCBC Bank -Singapore and Malaysia, Woori Banking Group- South Korea, Bank Islam – Malaysia, Citi Group, GE Consumer Finance – UK. Rajib is a prominent speaker on BCBS239 Data Management & Liquidity Risk Data.
Management at conferences across the globe.
Sid Banerjee has over 28 years of experience in investment banking, technology, and offshoring industry.
Till June 2018, Sid held the position of Managing Director with Credit Suisse Group in India. He led the global Control & Reporting team for the CFO function and was a board member of CS Indian entity.
Previously, he has held many senior positions namely MD, Deutsche Bank Group; CEO, IHS Markit and VP, HP Global. As global banking product sales head for Polaris Software he was the key architect in setting up the banking product business.
Sid is a structured thinker with a big picture perspective. Building high-performance teams, creating an innovative mindset in people and challenging status quo are some of the key legacies he has left with his teams. A big believer in the coaching system he has been able to transform many individual careers with both hard and soft skill interventions. His skill lies in running large-scale global programs, driving innovation and process efficiency without compromising on risk and control.
His ability in setting the course with a commercial bent of mind earned him Outstanding MD at Deutsche Bank group during Leadership capability Assessment. He also championed Eur 1bn complexity reduction programme for the same bank and was a recipient of the global CFO award in 2012.
Sid has driven global locational strategy by helping set up near shore centers in Birmingham and Jacksonville while driving efficiency and process optimization. He was instrumental in setting up Analytics and Global valuations COE based out of India for a global bank.
During his first 12 years of his career, Sid has extensive front office investment banking experience having worked with Kotak / Goldman Sachs JV and IL&FS.
He had an unsuccessful 3 years’ stint as an entrepreneur. He had set up an IT Infrastructure managed services company much ahead of its time, albeit he considers that to be a huge learning experience.
Sid has been a regular speaker and panel member in various forums. He is very passionate about gender diversity and CSR activities, especially around primary education and child health care. During his Markit stint, he was instrumental in adopting a government school that led to complete transformation of the school both on education and infrastructure front.
He is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by profession.
Sid is married to a fellow CA Lalita and now lives in Bangalore
Nandip Vaidya is B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) from IIT, Mumbai and PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad. He is member of the CFA Institute, USA (and its Indian counter-part) and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), USA.
After over 25 years of work experience in financial services and management consulting in India, Prof Vaidya has found his calling in academics. He teaches courses in business analytics and quantitative techniques in Finance at Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce, NMIMS. These courses are part of the NMIMS under-graduate programs of BBA and B.Sc. (Finance) and post-graduate program of M.Sc.(Finance).
Prof Vaidya is the program chair for M.Sc. (Finance) and is also actively involved in curriculum design for all the three programs. While at the NMIMS, he has acquired certification and teaching accreditation from the SAS Institute Inc., USA for Predictive Modelling and Visual Analytics. Data analytics is becoming the backbone for various business decisions including in the domain of Finance and hence the students across the programs ie BBA, B.Sc. (Finance) and M.Sc.(Finance) are exposed to the techniques for data analytics at NMIMS. Prof Vaidya has played an active role in evolving and in consistently delivering this part of the academic curriculum.
A firm believer in experiential and application based learning, Prof Vaidya has found his varied financial services (including consumer lending, life insurance as well as capital markets) and management consulting experience extremely useful in improvising the pedagogy for the courses he teaches.
A research paper by Prof Vaidya on an Empirical Study of Market Timing Abilities of Mutual Fund Managers in India using the Treynor-Mazuy (TM) and Henriksson-Merton (HM) models has been accepted by Finance India for publishing in a forthcoming issue of the journal. He has also presented a paper on examining hypothesized performance of select Indian equity funds by constructing their portfolio using Markowitz mean variance optimization model without changing the underlying securities.
Rajan Krishnan is an Industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in senior management and leadership positions across different sectors. He started his career in Advertising with stints at Lintas, O&M and other reputed agencies. He then moved to the Asset Management Industry. With close to 2 decades of experience in the Asset Management industry and stints with Kothari Pioneer AMC, Zurich India AMC, Principal Pnb AMC etc Rajan is amongst the first few business leaders who helped shape the industry during its formative years. Rajan was also the MD of the Baroda Pioneer AMC where he helped set up the AMC business
Rajan is currently the Founder & Director in a web based startup – Retyrsmart Advisory and Support Services (India) Pvt Ltd. The startup is focused on building an online community of older Indians through its portal Retyrsmart.com. This for-profit business is working towards helping older people enrich their retired life.
In an independent capacity, he is also currently in the process of building a practice focused on HR Development through Executive Coaching and Mentoring, especially in the Financial Services space. Rajan is formally qualified as PCC (Professionally Certified Coach) from ICF (International Coach Federation)
Rajan is a graduate from SRCC, Delhi and a PGDBM from XLRI, Jamshedpur
Lalit Vij is C’ level business leader with over 30 years of experience in delivering, global strategic mandates across the Financial Services and Insurance sectors using experience backed judgement, strong work ethics and impeccable integrity. Hands on experience of working with global executive leadership, advising global & regional boards, driving organisation integrations & building CoE’s for global companies. As a board member and frontline leader, he led the efforts to deliver on stakeholders strategic and operational expectations of creating sustainable best in class Global Capability Centre for Principal Financial Group and later on leading the Principal Mutual Fund – India, business. Other leadership engagements include leading start-up efforts and managing interdisciplinary & complex change management efforts with industry leaders such as ExlService and American Express.