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Visiting Faculty

JSB’s Core Faculty Team is complemented by Visiting Faculty Members who are business experts, leading consultants and senior managers in various industries. They are a powerful teaching force from whom our students learn and grow.

Mr. Sumant Bakshi

Completed his MBA with specialization in Marketing in 1968 from MONIRBA, Allahabad (India) University. He has a corporate experience of over 32 Years. He has been with Multinational corporations- Proctor & Gamble, Glaxo, and Brooke Bond in positions of Managerial responsibility in fields such as Marketing, General Management and Exports Management. Mr. Sumant was involved with the setting-up of a joint venture between Guinness Plc London, and the UB Group, Bangalore, India. He was appointed the First CEO of this joint venture, with the responsibility for all Federal government clearances to ensure start-up of its commercial operations. Since 2013, Mr. Sumant has been sharing his corporate experience and body of knowledge with students studying at Business Schools, for their Masters and similar training programmes. Areas of interest are Marketing and Career Management. Some of these schools include The Management University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, and the Royal Institute of Management, at Thimpu, Bhutan. He is also a Consultant to Danfoss (India) – a Danish engineering company headquartered in Chennai.

Mr. Sivarajah Ramanathan

He is currently the JMD of Winways Systems Private Limted. Mr. Sivarajah Ramanathan is the Founder & President of Nativelead Foundation and its investing off shoot Native Angels Network (NAN). He started his entrepreneurial journey in the year 1991 at the age of 22 along with his friends in the IT industry, distrubuting computers. His company introduced many first time technology advancements like MNC PCs, Fax machines, X.400 based email, Internet, Mobile phones and Open Source Software to Madurai by partnering with appropriate principle companies. Later, Mr. Sivarajah founded APR Bristol, a CRM product development company which was later acquired by a large Chennai based software house. In 2003, driven by the interest for the Open Source Philosophy, he co-founded Winways, an open source focused software company and worked on a product to create the world’s first customizable online printing services in association with a leading Sivakasi based printing house. Later, he founded Nativelead, a platform to bring in powerful resources like mentors, investors and other relevant entities to help young entrepreneurs establish meaningful ventures in small towns.

Mr C.V. Lakshmi Narayanan

Born in Coimbatore, and a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Govt College of Technology, Coimbatore in 1984. Currently, the Vice President of the GCT Alumni Association and a Member of the Board of Governors – GCT, Coimbatore. Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan is a first generation Entrepreneur, and took the plunge immediately after college. Managed a service centre for TATA passenger cars in Coimbatore since 1985, till 2015. Was involved in servicing products of Rane TRW power steering systems and Knorr Bremse Air brake systems for Commercial Vehicles. Currently involved in a manufacturing unit, exporting marine accessories. He likes to get involved in mentoring students and startup teams.

Ms. CA Neha Jain

Completed CA in 2012, and B.Com from T.S.R. & T.B.K. College of Commerce and Management, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in 2009. Ms Neha Jain secured 2nd rank in Andhra University in B.Com. She qualified in the CA (final) examination in the First attempt. She is a Practising Chartered Accountant and Consultant at A.C. Jain & Co., Coimbatore, and also a Faculty for Direct Taxes at Coimbatore Branch of ICAI. She was practising in Rao and Shyam Chartered Accountants, Vizag, from October 2012 and June 2016. She is a regular speaker at Chartered Accountants Seminars, and Study Circle Meetings.

Mr. K. Venkatramanan

An alumnus of IIM Calcutta with rich experience in consulting and industry. Had worked with different companies including Aditya Birla Retail Limited, Pantaloon Retail Limited, Infosys Technologies, Tata Strategic Management Group and Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited. Headed functions and managed critical roles that have significant impact on bottomline, long-term competitiveness and growth. Areas of expertise include Supply Chain Management, Retail Management, Strategic Development, Order Management, 3rd Party Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Operations Scale-up, Cost Reduction and Change Management. Built high performance teams, has appetite for learning, and believe in Team Work. Currently, working as independent management consultant and also associated as visiting faculty with IIFMT, IMT and symbiosis.

Dr. A. Venkata Ramana Acharyulu

He has over 25 years of experience in industry and academics. He has held important positions in development and corporate in NDDB, Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF), Hyderabad, NTGCF (now FES), Anand and Maxwoth Orchards India Ltd., A.P. He has served as Associate Professor in Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore and XIMB, Bhubaneswar, served as Head-Education & Research at CII Institute of Logistics, Chennai, and as Director, Pioneer School of Management, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has taught at KIIT School of Rural Management, TAPMI and XIME.

Mr. P. Mohan

Mr. P. Mohan Principal, Staff Training College, LVB Ltd., Karur. Started his career in Syndicate Bank as probationary officer at Mumbai branch during 1971. He worked as Assistant Manager and incharge of Forex wing of Mumbai and Chennai Main Branch until 1980. Took the responsibility as branch head at Puri (Orissa), Salem, Tirunelveli and Chennai city – 1980 – 82, 83 – 96. Worked as Principal, Staff Training College at Bangalore from 1996 – 98. Promoted as Divisional Manager and placed as Head of HRDD at Bank’s Head office, Manipal – 1998. Elevated as Asst. General Manager (AGM) – 1999 and continued as chief of HRDD. Posted to Bank’s Inspection wing at Meerut to look after the audit & inspection of UP zone. Retired under VRS scheme from the Syndicate bank and joined in the LVB Ltd. He has 38 years of service in Banking sector.

Mr. K. Ravishankar

B.Sc. (Hon) from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta and with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Calcutta, has 30+ years of experience in Sales and Marketing (domestic and international markets). Resource mobilization in ‘for-profit’ and ‘not for profit’ organizations in various industries – Pharmaceuticals, Industrial, Office Automation, IT, Higher Education and Social Sector.

Dr. Magimai Pragasam

Did his studies in Communication at the University of Leeds, Intercultural Communication at Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham and Television Production at NCRTC, London. He completed his Social Communication studies at Centre for Research in Communication, Lyon, France, Journalism in Mysore and Film Technology in Mumbai besides obtaining his doctorate from the University of Madras. Dr. Pragasam has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of Communication, Media and Training both in India and abroad.

Mr. S. Kalyanaraman

An Electronics Engineer with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Calcutta (a.k.a Kolkatta) has 28+ years of experience in the Information Technology and Financial Services space, predominantly with the Tata Group. Has managed multiple roles and responsibilities in the Delivery, Marketing, Consulting, Sales and Corporate strategy functions. Currently pursuing a teaching career and a Doctoral Programme in Management.

Mr. T. R. Rajan

A Postgraduate in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, has been a management consultant for more than three decades. After twelve years with the consultancy division of the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, joined the consultancy division of A.F.Ferguson & Co (AFF). Resigning from the position of a Director in AFF in 1989, set up Top Management Consultancy Services (TMCS) specialising in strategic planning and top management counseling.

Dr. K. S. Malathi

Dr. K. S. Malathi Dr. K. S. Malathi, Assistant Professor, Doctorate in Sociology with specialization in Social Network Analysis. Has served in an International Training Institute and Confederation of Indian Industry-Institute of Logistics. Prime interest in designing and conducting Organizational Development processes apart from organizing and conducting training, research, documentation and consultancy. Have publication and research projects to her credit. A certified assessor for CII EXIM Award Assessment for Business Excellence. Completed a macro survey on role of microfinance on family empowerment and its sustainability. Currently is a Senior Officer for Research and Documentation at Karl Kubel Institute for Development.

Mr. Vivek Paranjpe

PGDIR&W(XLRI, Jamshedpur). Has More than 30 years of experience in all facets of HR Management in International environment. Has worked with HP, ICIM, Hotel Corporation of India, Johnson & Johnson and HLL.

Mr. Sunder Rajan

PGDPM, LLB, PGDT&D, Director HR of Flextronics software Solutions, Bangalore. Has over 20 years of experience in mining, Manufacturing, chemical Industries, Hitech Engineering MNC’s and IT covering Large Indian Corporations like Tata, SKF Bearing, M&M and start-up IT Companies.

Mr. M. Siddharthan

MBA (ITM, Mumbai), Head Operations of HyperCity Retail (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai. Has Worked with Shopper’s Stop for more than five years in Corporate Human Resources. Has diverse experience across various industries, such as manufacturing, service and hospitality.

Mr. Satheesh Krishnamurthy

an MBA from Temple University Philadelphia is an independent Brand Consultant offering Strategic Marketing & Communication advice to small and medium enterprise. His clients include Rubeaon Communications, CavinKare, Hygrevar Home and Hearth, K7 Computing and New Horizon Media among others.

Mr. Narayanan Sivakumar

is the founder of 3SA Consulting specializing in the fields of executive Training and IT Strategy & Implementation. Mr. Narayanan does consulting for reputed companies in the areas of IT/Business interface and business enhancement Custom made training programs for varied clients.

Mr. V. Muralidharan

Armed with 40 years of Working experience, V Muralidharan is now Principal Consultant and Founder, MaPS Retail Resources. He has been in the Retail Industry for the past 20 years holding various senior positions including Head – Splash Dubai and VP India Operations Lifestyle International (Landmark Group) Head Mall Business, Future Group, Advisor – Retails Reliance ADAG, Advisor-Retails, Everonn Education, SMD Dubai. He has been listed as one of the 100 Top Retail Minds (India) awarded by Asia Africa GCC Retail and Shopping Congress and endorsed by CMO Asia and World Federation of Marketing Professionals.

Mr. P.K. Gopalakrishnan

Head-HR, IndusInd Bank has more than 30 years of corporate experience in auditing, finance, business and HR.

Mr. K.L. Bhaskaran

B Sc, B Tech, PGDPM (IIM-C), CIPM, CSCP, has over 36 years of management experience in Supply Chain functions like Procurements, Logistics etc. Mr. Bhaskaran is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CIPM). Certified in Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and internationally certified instructor for CSCP and basics of Supply Chain Management courses of APICS USA.

Mr. Baskar S Iyer

a master in management studies from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani is a well known qualitative researcher. Baskar runs his own MR agency called MINDSCAN Marketing and Consultancy Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. at Chennai. Mindscan has done work for TVS, Kotak Mahindra, Asian Paints, Philips. Samsung, PEPSI, Blowplast, ACC etc.

Dr. Banikanta Mishra

M.A.(Eco) from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from Stern School, New York University. Has more than 20 years of academic and corporate experience in U.S., Germany and India.