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Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Vice Chairman & CEO of Zensar Technologies, a Global firm that transforms Technology and Processes for Fortune 500 companies. He is also President of the IT Sector and a member of the Management Board of the 3.25 billion USD RPG Group.

An alumnus of BIT Ranchi, NITIE, IIT Bombay and the Harvard Business School, Ganesh is a member of the Chairmen’s Council of NASSCOM and Co-Chairs the National Knowledge Council for the Confederation of Indian Industry. A member of the Board of NITIE, Global Talent Track and the Europe Asia Business School, he is spearheading a Skills Transformation initiative across Asia. Ganesh was conferred the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Award by Enterprise Asia in Nov 2010.

Ganesh is the author of four McGraw Hill Books on Business Process Reengineering and Knowledge Management and other publications on the IT industry and inspired leadership. He has been recognized by Ernst & Young for exceptional entrepreneurship and elected Fellow of the Computer Society of India. Read more…



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Dr. Bakul Dholakia is currently the Director General of International Management Institute, Delhi. Prior to joining IMI, he was the Director of Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management & Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhuj. Earlier, he was the Director of IIM, Ahmedabad. Dr. Dholakia is a Gold Medalist from Baroda University and holds a Doctorate in Economics. He has 46 years of professional experience including 33 years at IIM, Ahmedabad. During the course of his long tenure at IIM Ahmedabad, Dr. Dholakia occupied the Reserve Bank of India Chair from 1992 to 1999, served as the Dean from 1998 to 2001 and as the Director of the Institute from 2002 to 2007. He had received Best Professor Award for his teaching in Postgraduate Programme at IIMA. He has guided 20 Ph.D. students specializing in Economics, Finance, Business Policy and Public Systems at IIMA. He has been a consultant to various national and international organizations. In 2007, Dr. Dholakia was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in recognition of his distinguished services in the field of education. In 2006, Global Foundation for Management Education (GFME), jointly formed by the Associations of American and European Business Schools, had nominated Dr. Bakul Dholakia as a Member of the Board of GFME representing Asia. In 2008, Dr. Dholakia was conferred the coveted Bharat Asmita National Award for his contribution to management education and teaching by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India. Dr. Dholakia has been a major guiding force behind the numerous initiatives and expansion of activities at IIMA contributing to its enhanced international image and global recognition. His achievements in institution building have been nationally and internationally acclaimed. Dr. Dholakia had been a Board Member of Reserve Bank of India Western Area Board from 1993 to 2001. In recognition of his efforts to improve the quality of management education, the Government of India had appointed Dr. Dholakia as the Chairman of the National Board of Accreditation for Technical Education in India (2005¬ to 2008). He has also served as External Director on the Board of several public & private sector companies. He has an extensive experience of conducting executive development programmes for top management of leading companies and also for senior bureaucrats in India and abroad. He has also served as a member of the Jury for various Corporate Excellence Awards and Selection Committees for CEOs. Over the last two decades, Dr. Dholakia has worked on numerous government committees, the recent ones being the Rangarajan Committee on Pricing and Taxation of Petroleum Products (2006) and the Expert Group on Pension Fund constituted by the Government of India (2009). The Competition Commission of India has appointed Dr. Bakul Dholakia as a Member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group (EPAG), which serves as a think tank to give broad inputs and advice on larger issues impacting markets and competition. Dr. Dholakia is the author of 12 books, 28 monographs and more than 50 research papers published in professional journals in India and abroad.
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Lt General (Retd) Davinder Kumar is a scholar, soldier and a thinker. He retired as the Signal Officer-in-Chief of the Indian Army in September, 2006, after rendering 41 years of distinguished service. Thereafter, he was the CEO & Managing Director of Tata Advanced Systems Ltd, the Tata’s lead vehicle in defence, aerospace, and homeland security till September, 2011.He has been on the Board of Directors of both Public and Private sector companies.

An Expert in the Net Work Centric, Information and Cyber Warfare, he was instrumental for the approval and setting up of the Army Cyber Group and the First Information Warfare Brigade of the Indian Army. He was the Project Director of Army Strategic Communication Network (ASCON) and is the author of the Defence Communication Network (1995), Tactical Communication System (1996), and ASTROIDS besides a number of regional optical fibre and satellite based networks in some of the most inhospitable terrains in the North and East India. He headed the national study on Cryptography, was a member of the National Committee on spectrum management and Adviser on IT to the state of Madhya Pradesh.

He has worked with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Oil India, and the Planning Commission. He has been an Examiner for the University Grants Commission, on the Court of The Indraprasatha University, member of the Hardware and Human Resource Groups of the IT Task Force and the Advisory Committee of National Disaster Management Authority appointed by the Prime Minister. He was one of the eight members of the committee which formulated the I T Act; 2000.He is a recipient of five National Awards including the highest for Distinguished Service of the Most Exceptional Order.

He also got the Best Engineer Award in 2005 and is the only serving officer to have been awarded the Fellowship of Indian National Academy of Engineering. He has over 400 papers to his credit and has also been
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Mr. K. Ramkumar, Executive Director on the Board of ICICI Bank and is the President of ICICI Foundation.

Mr. Ramkumar has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from Madras School of Social Work in 1984. He has joined the Board of Directors with effect from February 1, 2009.

Prior to joining ICICI Bank in 2001, Mr. Ramkumar has served companies such as Hindustan Aeronautics, Brookebond Lipton India Limited (now Hindustan Unilever Limited) and ICI India Ltd. His work in these companies has mainly been in the areas of Human Resources Management and Manufacturing.

Leadership Development, Succession Management, building a supply chain for the Bank’s human resources requirements, leveraging technology to innovate, and driving operational excellence for world class service quality, are his passion.

Institute for Finance, Banking & Insurance and ICICI Manipal Academy for Banking & Insurance were conceived and nurtured by him. The partnership Initiatives with SEBI – National Institute for securities management and with NIIT – the NIIT University, were also nurtured by him. He led the CSR project of ICICI Foundation on skilling youth and promoting livelihood. This is done under the ICICI Academy for Skills, which has 21 centers offering 13 skills to 25000 youth per year. Out of 21 centers, 10 centers are exclusively for women.

He writes extensively on a range of topics on his blog www.theotherview.in He invites you all to be active contributing member of this blog.

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