MA, M.Phil, PhD Managing Trustee
Mohanakrishnan Raman (Mohan) is an Industrial & Organizational Psychologist (IOP) with Ph. D qualification. He has 25 years of wide-ranging experience in research, teaching, consulting, institution building projects and enjoys deep corporate exposure. He is passionate to contribute to higher education in Family Business, Management, Social Sciences and Organization Development Subjects.
He is currently holding positions as
• Managing Director – Stepup Strategic Consulting Services Pvt Ltd (India)
• Managing Trustee – Foundation for Research, Education and Development (FRED)
He was a Professor and Head of HRD and OD department from SDM – IMD, Mysore from 2003 until 2008. He started an Educational Trust called Foundation for Research, Education and Development (FRED), to offer courses on Social & Behavioural Sciences including OD, OB and Leadership. He had worked in Telecom, IT and Banking sectors. His corporate consulting areas are Family Business, OD Consulting, Innovation, Coaching and Organization Strategy. Training and Development being his forte, he has enormous interest in OD, and behavioural
science- based training and interventions. He had done Competency Mapping through the Development Centre process for more than 1500 managers in a large private bank, as a part of a major change management project in India. His strategy and OD consulting assignments include organizations in Construction, FMCG, Manufacturing, Education, Banking and IT sectors. He has been an invited speaker
in various forums like CII, NIPM, IFTDO, ATDO, ISODC and IODA.
He has done more than 250 development workshops for various clients. He also has designed and offered open programs in the areas of Talent Management, Performance & Career Management Systems & Process and Personal Transformation Clinic to say a few. He was instrumental and offered leadership in organizing Global Organization Development Summit (GODS) in the year 2006, and as a result he was instrumental in Founding Asia OD Network (AODN), along with
other notable OD leaders. He was also a Founder President of AODN for three years from 2007 to 2009. He had spearheaded and offered his leadership to the GODS in China in 2007 and 2008 in Thailand. Under his leadership GODS was organized again in 2009 and 2016 in India.
He has written a book on “Family Business – Methods and Essentials of Building Business Families”. He has published a paper in the well reputed European journal “Challenging Organizations and Society” 2014, Volume 3, Issue 2, titled “The Caste
System in India – its Power in Organizations and Politics”. He also contributed articles / chapters in edited books.
He had served as the Vice President – Conferences and Events (2016-19) for International Organization Development Association (IODA). He served as an
Executive Board Member of IODA since 2007 to help the conference organizing teams in IODA across the world.
He was consultant with Integrated Consulting Group (ICG) Austria and involved in
“Innovation Boot Camp” creating an innovation culture at the various ministerial departments of the countries of Finland and Estonia. He was invited to give a motivational and directional speech in the area of “Smart Specialization” (Innovation project) for the Government of Slovenia.
He was a visiting professor at the School of Psychology in Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW), Switzerland for the last few years from 2015. He is recognized as an Erasmus Professor to teach in Slovenia by the Education Ministry
of Education, Slovenia. He has guided, coached and mentored many European Business Consultants and Executives. He has also delivered keynote speeches and workshops in China. His specialization in coaching is cross-national consonance.
His other interests are Travel, Wildlife and Environment Conservation. He was a Dean – Academics & OD for a large Educational institution in Mysore, India from 2016-2018. He is a Charter Member of TiE Mysore Chapter
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M.Sc (Statistics), MBA
Prof. P Renukadevi is a Post-Graduate in Statistics and Management. She hasa total experience of 5 years, of which 3 years are in teaching and research. She is currently pursuing Chartered Accountancy Program. Prof. Renukadevi is SLET and UGC NET qualified. Her areas of specialisation include Quantitative Methods, Operations Research, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, and Strategic Financial Management.
PGDOR, M.Sc (Statistics), M.Phil, MBA, PhD (Statistics), PhD (Management)
Dr. R Palaniswamy comes with rich experience more than 43 years in teaching students and executives. He has worked as Professor with Jansons School of Management, Coimbatore and PSG School of Arts and Science, Coimbatore. He holds two PhD qualifications in Statistics and Management field from Bharathiar University. Dr. Palaniswamy holds five master degrees to his credit – MSc, MPhil, MBA, PGDOR and PGD in Six Sigma. He has presented high quality research papers in national and international conferences. His papers are published in high impact international journals. He is an active resource person for various workshops on Research Methods, Data Analysis, Statistics and Operations Research.
Prof. Willie Marais is an expert consultant in Industrial Psychology and founder and owner of OrgDev, a Cape Town, South Africa based Organisational Development Consultancy and I/O Psychology Practice. He is graduated in M.Soc.Sc. from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. He is a member of the International Organisation Development Network, South African Assessment Centre Study Group, Psychological Society of South Africa, Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology, South Africa. In his learned career, he has held positions of Former Vice-Chairman of the Western Cape Society of Industrial Psychologists, Former Executive Member of the IPM Western Cape, Past Chairperson of the South African Assessment Centre Group and Guest lecturer and external examiner at postgraduate level at several Universities in South Africa. He has also addressed international conferences held at Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, India, USA, Thailand, and several professional conferences in South Africa.
M.Sc. (Occupational Psychology)
Noble is a psychologist with a post-graduate specialization as an Organization Development (OD) Consultant. He divides his time between Africa, the USA, and Europe, undertaking relevant organizational Development (OD) & Management Development Consultancy, Training and Research assignments, or strengthening the capacity of local consultants to do so. In addition to this active consultancy and training responsibilities, he is the Chief Executive of OCIC International. He is also the Coordinator of the OCIC-UCC OD Consultancy Skills Training Programme.
M.Sc (Economics), Ph.D
Dr. Swarnalakshmi Umamaheshwaran holds an M.Sc in Economics and Quantitative techniques (Avinashilingam Deemed University) and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. (TERI School of Advanced Studies). Swarna has over 13 years of experience across industry and research. She has worked as a consultant in MNCs such as Amex, GE, Genpact and Scholastic Inc, and TERI, New Delhi. In her role as a consultant, she specialized in building a data-driven business strategy using descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. She is currently a professor in Business analytics at the International School of Management Excellence and excels in a wide variety of analytical tools such as Excel, SAS, SPSS, Python, R, and Tableau. Swarna has delivered workshops in analytical tools such as SPSS, R & Python. During her tenure as faculty, she has also taken courses and workshops on Machine Learning and AI. She is well-published in national and international journals. Recently she has presented her research work in IIM-Bangalore Conference. Swarna is passionate about data science, analytics, and problem-solving. She believes that analytics and research is for anybody with logical reasoning and a natural curiosity about the world. As analytics and research faculty and trainer, her approach is to deliver analytics education in a simple and approachable way.
PGDBA, M.Com, CAIIB Program Director
Mr. Kiran Kumar K V holds master graduation in commerce and also in business management. He has attended various workshops and FDPs, especially in the areas of learning analytical tools like MS-Excel and R, including a weeklong workshop at NIT, Calicut. He has also conducted workshops on Research Methods, MS-Excel, R, and Business Analytics for corporate, academicians, and students. He has a total experience of 15 years in corporate, teaching, research, and consulting. His research areas include corporate finance practices, capital market analytics, behavioural finance, and consumer behaviour studies. He has published more than 6 research papers in national and international journals including one in a Scopus indexed journal.
M.Com, M.Phil, PhD Trustee
Dr. Bhavani M has M.Com, M.Phil and PhD in Commerce. She is currently working as an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Commerce at Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana PG Centre, Mysore. She has 14 years of teaching and 8 years of research experience. Her research areas are Human Resource Development and Entrepreneurship. Recently she has submitted her research project to UGC on “Problems and Challenges of Women Entrepreneurs in Mysore District”. Presently she is involving in research on Financial Literacy of women at various levels. She has published book on “Goods and Services tax with customs Duty”. She is also a chief editor of a Book on Crisis in the Indian Banking Sector-Issues and Concerns”
She got her Life membership in Indian Council for Business Education (ICBE) also Membership of International Organization Development Association (IODA) – USA. She was the Organizing member of IODA August 2016 conference held at Mysore where practitioners, researchers, academicians from more than 30 countries have participated. She has visited South Africa – Cape Town to present her research paper on Entrepreneurship and Sustainability during September 2017 which was organized by International Organization Development Association (IODA). She has published research articles in various national and international journals. She has organized many workshops, seminars, conferences and takes special interest in student development activities.