Faculty Profile

Prof. Dr. C. R. Sasidaran Pillai, Director, PHiMSR

M.Com., LLB, A.C.S., Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. C. R. Sasidaran Pillai, Director, Pillai HOC Institute of Management Studies and Research, is a Post Graduate in Commerce with Ph.D. He has a degree in Law and is also qualified as Associate Company Secretary. He has rich industrial experience of almost 10 years and has been into academics for over 19 years. His area of Interest is Finance.

Prof. Dr. Pradip P Chatterjjee, A. Director, PHiMSR

B.Sc., D.C.P., MMS (SPJIMR)., M.B.A.(Fin)., PGP Ex-(IIM-C)., Ph.D.

Dr. Pradip P Chatterjjee, A. Director, Pillai HOC Institute of Management Studies and Research, is an alumni of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, (IIM - C) and S.P Jain Institute of Management Studies and Research (SPJIMR).

He has held the positions of President and CEO of MNC conglomerates and Indian Organisations for 23 years. In his last assignment, he was the CEO - South East Asia Pacific, for a Fortune 50 conglomerate company. Prior to that assignment, he was the President of Prabhudas Liladher (PL) Group and Senior Vice President and Retail Head (Angel Broking) apart from other senior and Board level positions. He has travelled widely and has dabbled in handling business generation, strategy formulation and implementing control mechanisms across the globe. He has a passion for teaching and has been a faculty for the past 20 years in various management Institutes.

Dr. Pradip P Chatterjjee is also an International Consultant for Gerson Lehrman Group, Worldwide and advises clients such as Prudential, Nikko Tokyo and other International clients.

Dr. Pradip P Chatterjjee has received the "Outstanding Research Paper" award from Mumbai University in 2014 and he is a regular speaker at National and International Forums.

Mr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma

MSc. in Physics, CAIIB

Mr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma was Deputy Managing Director, State Bank of India, and has 42 years of diversified experience in banking and financial sector with the premier and the largest commercial bank of India. He has also represented the bank in India as well as overseas and has led different verticals including Information Technology, Corporate Governance and Management, International Banking, Financial Control, Treasury Management, Foreign Branch Banking, Medium and Large Corporate Credit, Agricultural Banking, Branch Banking, Marketing of banking products and planning strategies for business development and HR Policies.

He has held Board position in Organisations like:

National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), IL&FS, HDFC Venture Capital Ltd.,

SBI Caps Venture Ltd., Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX)

Mr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma is now a faculty at PHiMSR and teaches Banking and Financial Markets to the management students.

Prof. Manubhai Parekh

Mr. Manubhai Parekh has held various top level positions within the Bank of Baroda (BOB) group.

He was:

  • Managing Director of BOB, Asset Management Company
  • Chairman / Managing Director, BOB Kenya Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Managing Director of BOB, Capital Markets Limited.
  • Director, Association of Mutual funds of India (AMFI).
  • Director, Primary Dealers Association of India (PDAOI).
  • Director, Kenya Bankers Association Nairobi Kenya (KIB).
  • In 2008, Mr. Parekh joined KJMC Asset Management Company as Chief Executive Officer where he was responsible for launch and smooth operations of the AMC.
  • Mr. Parekh was on the board of a MNC conglomerate which was in collaboration with a Fortune 50 company.
  • Mr Parekh joined as Director, with I.S.E. Securities Ltd. in 2009.
  • Director, India Bright steels Ltd.

Mr. Manubhai Parekh is now a faculty at PHiMSR and currently teaching Banking and Finance related subjects

Prof. Sanjiv Vaidya

B.Tech.(Hons) in Electrical Eng. IIT Kharagpur/PGDM-IIM (C)

Prof. Sanjiv Vaidya has completed his B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur, he has successfully completed his PGDM (MBA) from IIM Calcutta. He has worked for over 25 years in various industries across diverse geographies in India and abroad with leading Indian and Multinational Corporates. Worked in senior and board level positions with companies such as Godrej, Tatas, Tektronix, Shapoorji Pallonji, Haworth and in varied verticals ranging from Engineering, Consumer Durables to Consulting. Currently associated with PHiMSR as a faculty and teaches MMS & PGDM students.

Prof. Ajay Savant (Head of Reliance Industries Ltd.)

Mr. Ajay Savant currently works as the head H.R and V.P. for patalganga unit of Reliance Industries Ltd. He has a vast experience of 30 years and has worked for various companies like Parle group of companies, International best food Ltd., Philips India Ltd., Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Ltd. and Reliance. He has been catalyst in implementing business strategic decisions performed as changed manager and transformed organizations and has a nack of identifying high potential employees and scaling H.R. function.

Currently he teaches H.R. and Industrial Relation subject to PHiMSR students.

Prof. Dr. A. B. Rao

M.A., L.L.B., Ph.D., M.I.M.A

Few people can hold a candle to Dr. Aditham Bhujanga Rao in the field of Education and Research. After obtaining M.A., L.L.B., Ph.D., he started his praise worthy career and has now over 37 years of experience in teaching graduate and post graduate students for B.Com., M.B.A., M.M.S., D.B.M., M.P.M., M.Phil. etc. Moreover so far, as many as 50 students secured their 'Doctorate' degrees under his research guidance. He is the member of many Institutes / bodies / committees in the field of education and enjoys excellent reputation. Apart from many articles for various journals, he has authored as many as 15 books, some of which have been recommended as textbooks in Universities and has been associated with PHiMSR as a faculty, imparting quality research based inputs to students.

Prof. Ulhas Joshi

B.A. (Gold Medalist) PGDM – IIM (A)

Prof. Ulhas Joshi has graduated from Mumbai University in 1975 (University 1st rank-holder) and thereafter, he successfully completed his PGDM (MBA) from IIM Ahmedabad (1977). During his 37 years of experience, he has held various Marketing & Sales Head positions, as well as SBU-Head responsibilities, at both MNC and Indian companies such as P&G, Colgate Palmolive, International Best Foods, Piramal Enterprises Limited, Unichem Laboratories, Micro-Labs Limited and so on. He was involved with both hands-on operations and related roles. Currently he is involved as Core member of Special Interest Group at IIM Ahmedabad for a Healthcare related academic-cum-industry project. He is also working as consultant for e-commerce and business development at Micro Labs Ltd. one of Top 20 pharma companies in India.

He is also associated with PHiMSR teaching Marketing and Strategic Management subject.

Prof. Amit Kumar Ghosh

B.Sc., MBA-Finance, MBA-Marketing, Dip in IPR

Prof. A. K. Ghosh, is working as General Manager - Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and is a faculty at PHiMSR.

Mr. Ghosh has completed his MBA (Finance) and MBA (Marketing) from SIESCOMS, Mumbai and also Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) from Institute of Pharmaceuticals Management (IPM) Mumbai, coupled with Post Graduate Diploma in Drug Regulatory Affairs from IPM. With enriched experience of nearly 28 years he had been managing entire Manufacturing Operation, Profit Centre Operations, General Administration and Team Management at various Pharmceutical Organisations and currently at Elder Pharma, a public limited company.

Prof. Erik Budlong

BS-Bryant University, USA

Prof. Erik graduated from Bryant University where he studied International Business, Finance, and Spanish. He studied Japanese Language and Business in Sophia University. He also studied Spanish Language and Social Sciences in Universidad Pablo de Olavide. He has international experience. Previously he was working as International Research Consultant at Ultra Scientific (Privately held Chemicals Industry), as Portfolio Manager at Archway Investment Fund (Educational Institution), as Chapter President in Delta Pi (an NGO), as Inventory Manager in Hoch Rare Antiques (Family Owned business). Currently he is working with Hanna Instruments as International Sales Manager. He is a professor at PHiMSR, and teaching various marketing, International marketing and sales related subjects.

Mr. Charudatta Sitaram Malvankar

B.E.(Mech), PGD-IE, PGD-OR.

Mr. C. S. Malvankar has handled top class projects in Distribution, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and has till date installed 6 Green field projects including one in Malaysia. He has 20 years experience in M/s. TechNova Imaging Systems Pvt. Ltd. in the field of Projects and Supply Chain Management with special emphasis on outbound logistics where he took different initiative like implementation of Kaizen Technique in supply chain optimization.

He has completed his B.E. (Mechanical) and Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering twice from Bombay University and has also completed his Post Graduation Diploma in Operation Research. He was also involved in setting up the Distribution Network across the country. He has also worked for other companies like M/s Advani Oerlikon Ltd., M/s Rallis India Ltd., M/s ASEA Brown Boweri Ltd., M/s New Standard Engineering.

He is now a faculty at PHiMSR teaching Distribution, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Prof. Aditya Sontakke

M.Com; MBA; M.Phil; A.C.A; DFM

Prof. Aditya Sontakke is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India by profession and has rich industrial and academic experience. He handles subjects like Advanced Financial Management, Cost Management, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Accounting etc. As a researcher, he has published and presented research papers in various national and international conferences. He is a faculty at PHiMSR and teaches Finance related subjects

Prof. Raju Chettiyar

B.Tech. (NIT,Trichy)/MMS (NMIMS)

Prof. Raju Chettiyar has done his B.Tech from premium institutes NIT, Trichy and MMS from NMIMS. He has rich industrial experience of more than 12 years working with leading MNC and Indian companies like Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Iflex Solutions, HCL Technologies and Siemens IT Solutions. He has carried out consulting assignments in a management consultancy firm for companies like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank. His area of specialisation is in fields of Marketing, Operations and General Management. As a researcher he has published and presented research papers in national journals and currently teaches at PHiMSR.

Prof. Dr. Celina Joy

M.Com, A.C.A., Ph.D.

Prof. Celina Joy is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She has completed her Ph.D. in Management from Mumbai University, M.Com. from Mumbai University and MBA from Bharatiar University. She has 18 years of industry experience in the field of accounts, finance, and operations in the hotel industry.

She is the Chairperson of Mahatma Education Society's Research Forum and President - Elect (2014-16) of Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur, an organization that works for the welfare of women. She is the co-ordinator of the Pillai-Saint Mary's College of California student and faculty exchange programme. She teaches accounts and finance subjects in PHiMSR.

Prof. Dhananjay Mallya

B.Com, C.A.

Prof. Mallya is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years post qualification experience. He has also completed diploma in Financial Engineering and Risk Management from UTI Institute of Capital Markets. He has worked in the finance department of Public and Private sector companies in India and the Gulf region. He has been associated with PHiMSR as a faculty teaching finance subjects.

Prof. Ajay Raghav Iyengar

MBA-SITM/B.E – Mumbai University

Prof. Ajay Raghav has done his engineering degree from Mumbai University, he also has completed MBA from Symbiosis International University. He has worked for companies like Reliance Communications, Siemens Enterprise Communications, Ernst & Young. He is an academic faculty specializing in Digital Marketing, Social Media, Search Engine Advertising etc. He is a faculty at PHiMSR, teaching Market Applications practices / Marketing Research and Research Methadology.

Prof. Ms. Priyanka Luthra

B.E. Computer; CPL (U.S.A)

Captain Priyanka Luthra is a computer engineering graduate who has successfully managed lateral movements through various career profiles.

She began her journey as a programmer in the IT industry and moved on to being an air hostess with a leading airline. En route, she acquired the skills for a soft skills trainer, coached many aspiring young women into following their dreams. The movement from the cabin to the cockpit was only obvious, since flying a plane was what she always wanted to do. She trained to be a pilot in California and Philippines and that too with an immaculate record of fastest flying hours. Her penchant for coaching got her to ground training of pilots. She continued to achieve a hundred per cent pass rate of students trained by her all the while she flew as a first officer.

She is now an accomplished author with a two book deal with Rupa Publications, India. Her first book "Simple Plane Love" is scheduled for a spring 2014 release. Currently, her passion to teach, has made her associate with PHiMSR, as a faculty, and teaches communications and other management subjects.

Prof. Wilson David

B.Com., PGDMS/DPM&IR/MBA-HR

Prof. Wilson is post graduate in Management, having specialized in Human Resources Development and has over 20 years of experience in Human Resource, Personnel Management, General Administration, with reputed organizations in both manufacturing and corporations. Successfully led teams of HR personnel who instituted best HR practices on recruitment techniques, cost effective training and development, performance management, training and development, organization development, etc. Well conversant with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, etc. initiatives. Have been teaching at Pillai HOC Institute of Management Studies and Research, subjects like Human Resource and Industrial Relations.

Prof. Swati Ghosh

Prof. Swati Ghosh is a bridge between industry and institution. She being a staff and faculty to explore ways to increase intercultural competency across the curriculum and to develop creative ways to acquire the knowledge and skills and put them into practice. She continually challenges her students and sets high expectations for them. She stands as an example of integrity to her students - intellectually, academically, and interpersonally and teaches communication and grooming to our PHiMSR students.

Prof. Sheeba S Rajan

LLM/M.Phil/PGDBM

She is a Post Graduate in International Business, LLM in International Law and holding an M.Phil. Degree from S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai. She has practiced as an Advocate in Mumbai and Kerala High Court and is associated with our institute in areas like Corporate Law, Labour Laws, Industrial Relation and Labour Welfare. As a researcher she has presented research papers in International Conference.

Prof. Vaibhav Vardhan

B.Tech. IET, Kanpur/MBA-IMT, Ghaziabad

Prof. Vaibhav has completed his B.Tech. from Institute of Information and Technology, Kanpur. He has also completed Masters in Business Administration from Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad with corporate experience mainly in IT sector. He was working for Infosys Tech Ltd., HCL Tech Ltd., MAQ Software as Associate Project Manager and currently working in Idea Cellular Ltd. and is a faculty teaching Marketing subjects at PHiMSR.

Prof. Shreeja Joji

M.Com. / PGDBA (HR)

She is a Post Graduate in Commerce with specialization in Business Administration and has 8 years of Industrial experience with leading MNC for Logistics and Insurance sectors. Her areas of interest are in Human Resource Development. Mentoring has always been her passion. she has presented and published research papers in national journals.

Prof. C. A. Nipun Dangaich

A.C.A., LLB-Gen, B.Com.

She is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has also completed her LLB.(Gen) and B.Com. from Mumbai University. She has an industry experience in Direct and Indirect Taxation, Financial Reporting, Government Audits and Internal Audits. As a researcher, she has presented papers on Nexus between Recession and Black money and Percussion of Ind AS and Indian Inc. She is now associated with PHiMSR as faculty and her area of interest is Taxation, Financial Reporting and Audits.