Industry Advisory Group
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Noida is a premier Business Management institute established in the National Capital Region in 2023. The institution believes in the philosophy of educating students to become industry-ready professionals. We are all functioning in a very dynamic world and in this era of evolving IT and business practices, Industry leaders need to play a very important role in mentoring Business Schools. With their input, Business Schools will be able to ensure that students pass out from the institutions after being equipped with the requisite skills and competencies required by the corporate sector. In this context, SIBM, Noida has constituted an Advisory Committee comprising Industry stalwarts who can help the institution in moving ahead and planning for the future.
The industry advisory committee at SIBM, Noida
includes the following members
Mr. Dharm Rakshit, Plant HR head & Lead Employee Relations-HR, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
Prior to that, he was working with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) as Head of Employee Relations, where he was leading Employee Relations for the L&T Construction Division and supporting six SBUs of the Division in terms of shaping agile ER framework.
He has also worked with Godrej Industries and associate companies, Mondelez International, Coca Cola Beverages and Tata Steel.Read more
Mr. Abhishek Singh: Head – Regional Purchase, Britannia Industries Ltd.
He is passionate about Industry-Academic Interface, Research and Application Based Learning.Read more
Mr. Kulpreett Singh Sawhney, Talent Director - IMEA (South West Asia, Middle East & Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts.
His domain Specialties include Human Capital and Strategy, HR & Talent Transformation Projects, Business Partnering, Talent Management , Leadership & Organizational Development, Performance Management , Organizational Culture, Change Management, HR analytics, Employee engagement, Diversity and Inclusion within different span of industries that include Professional Services & Consulting, ICT , Information Technology, ITES & Hospitality sectors and Leading the HR function across multiple geographies within Asia Pacific.Read more
Mr. Premjeet Sodhi, Chief Strategy Officer - Wavemaker
Since 2002, Mr. Sodhi has been actively involved in the media industry, primarily focusing on strategy. He held leadership positions for Initiative (IPG Mediabrands) in Mumbai and Delhi, serving as the business lead. Over his 15-year tenure with IPG Mediabrands, the second-largest media group in India, Mr. Sodhi worked with renowned brands such as Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, Sony, Amazon, ITC, Reckitt, Heinz, and Infoedge.
In 2018, he joined GroupM, the largest media group in India, where he took charge of leading the media business for Hindustan Unilever, the country’s largest FMCG account. Currently, as the Chief Strategy Officer for Wavemaker, the second-largest agency in India, Mr. Sodhi plays a vital role in shaping the agency’s strategic direction. Wavemaker’s key clients, including Mondelez, Perfetti, ITC, Vodafone, and Netflix, benefit from his expertise.Read more
Ms. Aarti Gulati, Managing Director and Head Enterprise Transformation - APAC, CITI
Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a proven track record of successfully setting up and executing critical projects that are pivotal to the success of the franchise. Her keen eye for detail, combined with her visionary leadership, has earned her accolades in the industry.
As the Managing Director and Head of Enterprise Transformation for the Asia-Pacific region at CITI, she plays a pivotal role in driving innovation and progress within the organization. Her commitment to excellence, passion for transformation, and strategic mindset have propelled her to the forefront of her field.Read more
Mr. A.V. Surya, CEO and Co-Founder - Convergent
The project, which has a mix of qualitative and ethnographic techniques such as Human Centered Designs, was expected to throw light on the barriers for the behaviour change among parents related to the immunization compliances for their children. Surya also has significantly contributed to the family planning and sanitation campaigns through research projects funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and Government of India.
Mr. Surya has extensive experience of also working with various corporate clients such as Pepsi, Nestle, Honda R&D, EID Parry on various research projects that influenced their communication, product and distribution decisions. Mr.Surya worked as MLE head of Safal Shuruat Project funded by GAVI in partnership with Group-M. The project has been a landmark in changing the behaviours related immunization and handwashing in India with innovative research & implementation methods. The role that was played by Mr.Surya in terms of designing and implementing actionable research was widely acknowledged by various stakeholders.
Mr. Surya has been working with many government organizations and their partners including Government of India (Ministry of HRD, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) along with development sector organizations like BMGF, Packard Foundation etc.
Mr.Surya also has played key research and advisory role for clients in the corporate sector (Pepsi, Unilever, Marico, Nestle, Honda R&D and Airtel).
Mr.Surya worked with leading multinational organizations like Nielsen and Kantar. He was working as CEO-South Asia at Kantar when he decided to set-up Convergent, his current organization.
Mr. Manish Nigam, CEO - Vytals
Mr. Nigam’s expertise spans a wide range of domains, including e-commerce, digital marketing, business strategy, financial management, business partnerships, change management, and corporate governance. This diverse skill set has equipped him with the tools to navigate the evolving healthcare landscape and identify innovative solutions that create a positive impact on the lives of individuals.
As a leader, Mr. Nigam has proven his ability to effectively manage cross-functional teams, encompassing sales and marketing, research and development, manufacturing, finance, human resources, and supply chain. His unwavering focus on continuous improvement has resulted in streamlined systems and processes, heightened employee engagement, and a culture of purpose and collaborative teamwork.
With his deep industry knowledge, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to excellence, Mr. Nigam has become a driving force in shaping the future of healthcare businesses.Read more
Mr. Sumeet Soni, CEO - Blue Ocean Consulting
His deep understanding of consumer segmentation coupled with a strong knowledge of the brand and product/merchandising management has helped in creating disruptive but successful business strategies for like Raymond.Read more
Mr. Mukesh Guraiya: CMO - Modi Naturals:
He has been recognized as the ’Under40 Best Marketing Professional’ by Agency Reporter 2022, he has also been featured in the Asia’s 100 power leaders in Marketing & communication 2022 by White Page International. Mr. Mukesh holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and MBA – Marketing from MICA, Ahmedabad.Read more
Mr. Priyaranjan Kumar, CEO - Springwell Mattresses, GurdianPharmecy, BellaVita
well as startups starting from Aditya Birla Group, Ranbaxy Consumer Healthcare, United Breweries, Mars Chocolates, Nivea India, Iconic Fashion, Snapdeal and Ananta Capital. After 18 Years+ of diverse experience & having led large teams as well small teams he understands the nuances of India. He is currently the CEO of Retail Businesses of Ananta Capital namely Guardian pharmacy, Bella Vita and Springwell Mattress. He has built his career on pillars of simplicity, speed, scale and sustainability and believes that there is always a solution because our situation is like the flow of water. The beauty of water is you can’t stop it; it will always find a way out.Read more
Dr. Srikanth Dahagam, CHRO - Tirupati Group
He has built strong teams, meaningful partnerships across levels, and mentored managers for improved effectiveness. He believes that everyone is good and one needs to have the vision to see it. He is an awardee from the World HRD Congress, a prestigious recognition for HR professionals who have made significant contributions to the field. He is a thought leader in the field of HRM and is passionate about helping organizations achieve their business goals through their people.Read more
Mr. Suvodeep Mukherjee, Sr. General Manager - TUV SUD South Asia Pvt Ltd
Mr. Mukherjee is a dedicated advocate for various important topics. He regularly shares his expertise as a speaker at prominent institutions such as NIFT, Amity School of Fashion, and Nirma Institute of Management. His topics of interest span a wide spectrum, encompassing sustainability, leadership, and human resource management.Read more
Mr. Mahim Mongia, Practice Leader- Kognoz Consulting
He is playing a crucial role in building Konverz.AI, an innovative conversational-based interviewing platform designed to mitigate hiring bias. His expertise extends across a multitude of areas, including Strategic HR, Organization Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Learning & Development, Change Management, Organization Design, Workforce Planning & Analytics, HR Transformation, Digital Talent Transformation, Diversity & Inclusion, and Rewards & Recognition, among others. His extensive experience spans a wide range of sectors, including IT/ITES, Retail, Metals & Mining, Financial Services, Telecom, Energy, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Public Sector, and FMCG. Moreover, he has worked in various geographies, including India, South-East Asia, the US, UK, EMEA, Japan, APAC, and the Middle East, demonstrating his global perspective. He has received recognition as one of the “HR 100 Under 40” professionals, underscoring his exceptional contributions to the HR domain. Mr. Mongia’s educational journey includes an MBA in Human Resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, where he was not only a topper but also actively engaged in extracurricular activities, including student clubs and volunteer work. Currently, he serves as the HR Consulting Practice Leader at Kognoz, where he plays a pivotal role in enabling organizations to optimize their human resources strategies. Prior to his current roles, he was the Organization Development & Talent Management Global Leader at Birlasoft, where he drove transformative initiatives that impacted over 13,000 employees worldwide. He has also held key positions at Kognoz Research & Consulting Private Limited and Jumbo Electronics Company Limited (LLC).Read more
Mr. Amit Mishra, DGM- Landis + Gyr
He holds a Master of Management Science (HR) degree from the University of Lucknow, and a PGP in Labour Law from the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. He is an avid learner and has acquired certifications in Talent Management, Talent Analytics and Behavioral Testing and Training. Mr. Amit has extensive experience in defining, developing, and implementing large-scale HR Strategies and Frameworks. His domain expertise lies in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Total Rewards, OD and Change Management, Leadership Development, HRIS, and Talent Analytics.He is a great promoter of industry-academia knowledge sharing and is associated with various educational institutions as a guest lecturer and panelist. Read more
Mr. Pratyush Raj, Sr. Director - Pine Labs:
Apart from work, Marathon and Trekking is what excites him.Read more