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Directors

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Dr. V. S. Pai

Director - KIAMS, Harihar

With over 32 years of experience, Dr. Pai holds expertise in various areas of management teaching like Corporate Strategy, Business Strategy, and International Business.
Besides KIAMS, he has worked with T. A. Pai Management Institute - Manipal, ICFAI Business School - Hyderabad, and the Royal Government of Bhutan.
His publications, which number around 80, have been published in reputed journals in the US, Canada, UK, Singapore, and other countries. Dr. Pai has also been actively involved in delivering executive education programmes for many organizations. Also, he has held academic and administrative positions such as Associate Dean and Dean, before taking over the Directorship of KIAMS, Harihar.
Dr. Pai has visited various countries including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia to present his research papers and for academic tie-ups.
Dr. Pai has a Ph.D in Bank Management from the Guwahati University, Assam (1987) and Masters in Business Studies from Sri Sathya Sai University, Andhra Pradesh (1984).

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Prof. Pankaj Roy Gupta

Officiating Head - KIAMS, Pune

Prof. Roygupta has over 30 years of cross functional professional experience in Industry, Academia, Training and Consulting domains. He has conducted applied research and implemented systems in the areas of Enterprise Systems design, ERP, BPR, CRM, SCM, BI, Data and Business Analytics, IT and IS strategy formulation for various industry domains, i.e. oil & gas, renewable energy, power, steel, aluminum, electronics products manufacturing, port & shipping, healthcare, hospitality, banking and other services industries. He has published papers in national and International conferences and journals. He has presented papers in International Conferences at IIT Kharagpur, IIIT Allahabad, LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur, NIT Durgapur etc institutes. He has published research paper on “Education Analytics – Reporting Students Growth using SGP Mode”, published in International Journal of Computer Applications, Foundation of Computer Science, USA.
Prof Roygupta has taught various IT and Management subjects at University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, TAPMI, International Institute of Information Technology, Pune, National Institution of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR), Pune, IISWBM, Calcutta University, Jadavpur University, ICFAI Business Schools at Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad, Institute of Engineers and Management, Kolkata, ECIT (a division of Electronics Corporation of India Ltd) etc.
Prof Roygupta has taught international students and also trained professionals on various subject and functional areas from Russia, Israel, Thailand, China, Korea, Sudan, and Iran etc. countries. He has delivered lectures at Moscow State University, Gubkin Russian State University and Russian New University (RosNOU) at Moscow, St Petersburg State University at St Petersburg and Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai at Thailand. He has trained senior IT professional of Russian software companies like Auriga, Meridian Technologies, RICCR etc. at Moscow.
Prof Roygupta has implemented International academic collaborations with various Universities for student and faculty exchange programs in IT and Management areas, some of them are, Moscow State University, GUBKIN Russian State University of Oil & Gas, Moscow, Russian New University, ROSNOU, Moscow, Laurence Technological University, USA, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand, Dominican University, Chicago, USA, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China, China Jiangsu, Changzhou College of Information Technology, China, Information and Communications University Daejon, Korea, Kore
a University, Seoul, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan.
Prof Roygupta has worked with many software tools, products and applications, few of them are: ERPs - SAP, ORACLE APP, NAVISION, RDBMS – ORACLE, SYBASE, PROGRESS, ADBS, ACCESS, OS – Windows, UNIX, LINUX, DG-UX, AOS, ACOS-6, NOS etc., Data Warehousing Tools : Informatica, COGNOS, Analytics Software Tools : SAS, SPSS, R & Advanced Excel. He has worked, implemented and practiced ISO 9000, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, ISO 27000, SEI CMM, TPM, Balance Score Card, Malcolm Baldridge Business Excellence Model, Six Sigma Processes, Theory of Constraints, Benchmarking and Change Management Processes.

Prof Roygupta is currently associated with Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies as Program Director (Business Analytics and Corporate Relations). He has worked with University of Petroleum & Energy Studies as Vice President (Institutional Affairs) and Director- Western Region, International Institute of Information Technology Pune as Vice President (International Relations and Special Projects), Chief Operating Officer, Dean (Russia Programs) and Faculty, ICFAI Business School as Faculty. He has worked with companies’ i.e. Vice President (Operations & Business Development) with RDL Infotech Ltd (Research & Development Laboratories, USA), Head Systems with Tata Metaliks Ltd., PCS, National Informatics Centre etc. and also worked for Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Lok Sabha & Rajjya Sabha Secretaries.

Prof Roygupta has executed software development projects on MPEG-3 hardware based on ActivX controls for Optibase Ltd., Israel, ELTA Electronics, IAI, Israel through Enosh Project Management and Consultants Ltd, Israel. He has promoted Parardha Infotech Pvt Ltd, a Data and Business Analytics products and consulting company and International Institute of Analytics & Computing, as Co-founder and President. He was associated as a Consultant with E&Y, Chief Technology Advisor of Paarijat Software Pvt Ltd, Pune, an IT product and consulting company and also with Gold Leaf Corporation, Pune, a consulting company for the core sector industries.

Prof Roygupta has designed, coordinated and conducted various MDP and training programs for a number of companies, i.e. HPCL, BPCL, Oil India Ltd, ONGC, Tata Power, Exide, British Gas, Century Extrusion, TML, TISCO, NML, Indian Aluminum, IEL, ITC, CCL, SBI, Bata, Gallagher, Finolex, SAIL, HCL, PCS etc.

Prof Roygupta’s research interests are in Data and Business Analytics solutions, BI, AI, ML, IoT etc on various functional areas for various industry domains and sectors.

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Prof. Somashekhar Krishnamani

Director - SLKCEE

Mr. Somashekhar Krishnamani is the Director of S. L. Kirloskar Center for Executive Education in Pune. He is a Learning and Development professional, academician and research scholar who has 28 years of work experience. A decade and half of his experience has been devoted to consulting and providing Leadership Development solutions. His clients include some of the top multinational companies and Indian companies across telecom, manufacturing, technology, e-commerce, and food businesses.

In his earlier assignment with Indian School of Business, he was the Key Account Manager for international relationship with Global Schools like Kellogg School of Management (USA), NUS (Singapore), Macquarie University (Australia), Strathmore University (Kenya) and Coursera. His expertise includes designing programmes for independent and whole-time members of the Board and C-suite level leaders on corporate governance, triple bottom line, and compliance.

Somashekhar has an MBA and M. Phil in Management and has authored two business cases and three articles in Scopus rated Journals. He is also currently completing his doctorate.

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