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Guest Speakers at Aegis

Dr. Leslie Barratt, Professor of Linguistics
Indiana State University, US
Delivering lecture on "How to write a research Paper"

Mr. Vijay K. Aggarwal
Whole Time Director and CEO Reliance Infratel
Delivering lecture on Telecom Infrastructure

Randy Green, Indiana State University, US

Balaji Venkitaramasubramanian

Director - HR, HCL Technologies (Financial Services Line of Business) 

Mr. Matt Symonds

Director at Thinkers50, Writer at Business Education, Management and Careers, Founder at Symonds GSB
Co-Founder and Former Director at QS, Ltd., Managing Director at Kaplan Test Prep - W. Europe, Founder at Kaplan France

Prof Frits & Krista from Maastricht Uni addressing at Aegis 

Mr. Sandip Biswas

Sr. VP Reliance Communications
Delivering lecture on managed services business model  

Mr. Birjoo Mehta

Vice President Tata communication
Delivering lecture on eTOM 

Dr. Emandi Sankara Rao
President Corporate Finance GTL Ltd
Delivering Lecture on Overview of Different Business Models in Telecom Industry
Ph.D, IIT, Bombay.
M.Tech IIT, Kharagpur


Faculty and Mentors x

At Aegis experienced faculty members, including industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs, share their insights with you. They also work as mentors in shaping up your career and dreams.


Dr. Abhijit Gangopadhyay
Dean and Prof. Human Resource, Organizational Behaviour, Aegis
Prof. & Dean, School of Management & Labour Studies,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS).
Founding Dean, Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM Indore)
Director, Central Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour, DGFASLI, Mumbai
Prof. in Behavioural Sciences, SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad Scientist, Defence Research & Development(DRDO), Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
Worked as the national expert with International Labour Organization(ILO) and Asian Productivity Organization(APO), Tokyo.
PhD (Kolkata), PG Dip (IIT, Kharagpur), MA ;
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V. P. Chandan
Director, Aegis
Director, Punjab Communications
Consultant, World Bank
Former President, Qualcomm India
Additional member (Telecom), Railway
Board Director, PCL & GCEL
Vice Chairman, Indo- French Technical Association
Member, Governing Council, ERDCI, Ministry of IT
Member, SACFA, Minister of Communications
Bachelor of Technology Banaras Hindu University Varanasi (BHU) India
Masters of Technology Indian Institute of Technology Delhi ( IIT) India
S. Eng & EIEE (UK), FIRSE (UK), Sr. MIEEE (USA),
FIRT, FIRSTE, FCIL & T ( India), FAIMA, FIETE & FIE ( India)
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Ewout van der Schaft
Dean Executive Education, Aegis School Business
Before joining Aegis Mumbai, he served as one of the Deans at the CEU Business School in Budapest.
From 1994 till 2008, Ewout worked as a Senior Executive in various positions for two leading European Telecommunications incumbents, Czech Telecom and Bulgarian Telecom. After having started in the field of Human Resources, he led the transformation of Czech Telecom and the start-up of their B2B electronic marketplace.  In his last position, as Executive Director Business Development, he was responsible for partner management, strategic alliances and acquisitions. As Head of the PMO in Bulgarian Telecom, he prepared the company for their sell off by leading 24 key transformation projects.
Ewout holds an MBA of the Katz Graduate school of Business Pittsburgh, and graduated as a Master of Public Administration at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.
Contact at: [email protected]


Satya N. Gupta
Adjunct Faculty for Next Generation Networks, Aegis
Author of book "Everything over IP(EOIP): All you wanted to know about NGN"
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Govt. of India "IPv6 Task force Oversight Committee"
Govt. of India "Action Plan Committee for WSIS-2011" ;
Expert, ITU, NGN Group,
chairman, Broadband working group, ASSOCHAM;
President, ACTO
VP, ISPAI; VP & Trustee, PTCIF
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V.K Aggrawal
Adjunct Faculty for Telecom Infrastructure, Aegis
Former CEO & whole time director, Reliance Infratel
MBA, FMS Delhi
BSc.(Engg.), DCE Delhi
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Vivek Kapoor
Adjunct Faculty for  Project Management, Aegis
CEO, Crest IT Consulting
Former Lead B2B - Wireless Business at Reliance Communications
Former Head Programme Management-3G rollout at Reliance
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Vivekanand V. Kulkarni
Adjunct Faculty for Corporate Governance and Economics, Aegis
Professor, Corporate Finance, Accounting and Law
Former Head Corporate Banking, Deutsche Bank (AG), Mumbai
Former CEO, Abhnav Co-op Bank, Mumbai
Management Consultant to Govt. of Gujrat, Gandhinagar
Former Head of Profit Centre (Export Oriented Units) at SBI Mumbai
LLB, PGDM (MBA) IIM Ahmedabad
B.Tech (Hons.) IIT Kharagpur
Contact at: [email protected]


Anirban Bhaumik
Associate Dean & Professor, Technology Management, Aegis
Head Aegis Incubator Center for Technology ventures.
Founder and Managing Director of Aspirtek Technology Pvt. Ltd An IT services and consulting organization based out of Mumbai and Kolkata.
Worked in the US for over 8 years, where he worked in the financial services industry both as an analyst as well as a technology manager.
He has worked with leading companies like J P Morgan Chase and Cambridge Technology Partners.
MBA in Finance and Marketing from the New York University – Stern School of Business
Masters in Computer Science & Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology
BS from National Institute of Technology Durgapur
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Bhupesh Daheria
CEO and Faculty for Telecom Management & Entrepreneurship, Aegis
Founder- Aegis School of Business & Telecommunication
Founder- mUniversity, world's first Mobile University
Chief Organizer: Aegis Graham Bell Awards
Contact at: [email protected]


Santhosh Laxmana
Adjunct Faculty for Telecom Regulations and Assurance, Aegis
Former Group Controller-Revenue Assurance, Reliance Communications
Expertise in International Telecommunication operations, particularly Billing, Settlement and Least cost routing processes.
MBA IIM (Lucknow), B.Tech with 15 years experience
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SBS Dr. B. Saha
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Pofessor, Decision & Risk Analysis and Operations Management
M.Sc (Gold Medalist), Ph.D, MBA. He did his post-doctoral
research with Nobel Laureate Professor Derek Barton.
He has been awarded Homi Bhabha Gold Medal, S. N. Bhattacharya Medal and various other awards.
He has more than 20 years experience in highly reputed
Multinational and Indian companies including Pfizer,
Monsanto, Gharda Chemicals and Lalbhai Group in senior
  Srinivasan Iyer
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Adjunct Pofessor, Telecom Systems and Mobile Communication
Vice President ( Wireless and Networking ) with Telexcell Information Systems
He has several years experience in telecom technology and business mainly in wireless area. He also worked with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as Senior Scientist.
Elmar  Kutsch Dipl Kauf (FH)
Lecturer in Programme and Project Management at Cranfield
Elmar Kutsch completed his BSc at Aachen University of Applied Science (Germany) in 1997 followed by his Master's degree at Staffordshire University in 1998. Elmar held a variety of commercial and senior management positions within the IT industry from starting work for M+S Elektronik AG (Germany) in 1998.  He served as a Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Surrey.

Dr. Dilip Pandit
MS (Physics), MBA (IIFT- Delhi), AMP (IIM-A), Ph. D. (USA)
Conceptual outline of areas being pursued at the doctoral/post-doctoral level and with corporates:
a) Strategy:
1. Scenario Planning with portfolio optimization. 2. As a portfolio of real options. 3. Game Theoretical Perspective on Strategy.
b) Financial Services:
1. Alternative Risk Transfer:
2. Stochastic optimization for corporate cash flows as inventory models. Liquidity Management: Concurrent refinancing under a step-down securities portfolio to enhance returns, basing upon a mix of primary investments/futures options: dynamically optimized.
3. Mortgage Mathematics – game theory inference affecting debt markets.
c) Market Research:
  1. Bayesian Analysis using conditional probabilities, to help structure product - launch mechanics.
  2. Entropy–a statistical thermodynamics concept that measures system disorder, is likened to brand-switching behavior of consumers. This is then modeled to predict market-share.
  3. Dynamic Goal Programming model to throw up optimal choices in the media buying function (TV/online delivery).
  4. Services: (Studied as a science). A key area having attained pre-eminence in the national/international trade basket. Comprehensive analysis of value-chain/cost-chain sequencing synergies there under. We study processual integrity, replicability and addressability, to ensure appropriation of value created.
    This is closely interlinked with knowledge management practices; firms need insight into pricing sensitivity, latitude, elasticity, dispersion and latency.

Visiting Faculty to well-known business schools like IIFT –Delhi, Jamnalal Bajaj, BITS- Pilani, etc., at the Masters’, Doctoral and Post-doctoral levels.

Rajeev Sood

Rajeev is the TMT consulting practice Subject Matter Expert in India. He has worked with major firms in the domain of Telecoms, Media, Technology, etc. in configuring and managing their Network methodology & operational performance.

He is an acknowledged Expert in the domain of Telecom  Rollout, Service Delivery and Managed  Capacity & Operations. He was involved in setting up of Tata Communication Limited (Formerly VSN Ltd), with respect to the following elements end-to-end: International Networking, Data/Voice/Managed leased Services.He was also involved in the Implementation of Reliance call centre routing for circle wise traffic all over India, 2002


Dr. Robert Emmerling
A leading expert in the assessment and development of emotional intelligence competencies in the workplace, and has spent his career as a consultant, researcher and lecturer specializing in this area.  Since 1997 he has been working on the cutting-edge of EI-based assessment and training with premier thought leaders in the field, such as Daniel Goleman. Robert currently serves on the editorial board of the EI Consortium’s journal Issues and Recent Developments in Emotional Intelligence and is co-editor of the upcoming book Emotional Intelligence: Theoretical and Cultural Perspectives to be published in 2007. 
Anuj Bhargav
President IMCI
Anuj Bhargava is the founder CEO of A.B. Associates a premier consulting firm. He has been active as a consultant and line manager in the IT and Management space for over 25 years. He is currently driving the set-up of a leading IT and Network Security Services Solutions provider and he remains focused on using the Mobile for Payment Applications for enterprises/Banks. He also facilitates the   restructuring of corporations which includes the financing and operations of firms. He has had the unique distinction of leading the Finance, Marketing and Technology functions of leading organizations.
He worked as CIO (Chief Information Officer) of HSBC and a Senior Industry Practice Lead in the Banking and Financial Service and Insurance (BFSI) Practice with TCS.

  • M.M S. University of Bombay, Major in Finance, with honours
  • C.M.C  Institute of Management Consultants of India
  • Grad. C.W.A. Inst. Of Cost & Works Accountants of India
Bhoopesh Raghav
Prof. Telecom Business
Partner Aegis Research and Consulting
Currently providing consultancy support to state utility company in forays into telecom using OPGW network.  Developing network business for growing companies in India and Africa.
Earlier worked on international business in Reliance Communication, Tata Communications; developed ILD business for Idea Cellular and pan India network for Loop Telecom. He has rich experience of working in Africa and in management of submarine projects.
Chief Technical Officer, Glo Gateway, Globacom, Nigeria
Head NLD/ILD at Essar/ Loop
Advisor ILD at Idea Cellular
ILD at Reliance Infocomm

PGDM (MBA),  Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, India
M.Tech (Computer Sc.), School of Computer Sc, JNU, New Delhi                    
B.Tech  (Electronics Engg), Institute of Tech.[IT, BHU], Varanasi, India                     

Haresh Kodnani
e-mail: [email protected]
Prof. Marketing
He is also Client services Director for Targetrix Consulting He is marketing cosultant with multi-faceted exposure ranging from search engine marketing, marketing research, marketing analytics and communications to integrated strategy.
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) . State University of New York, Binghamton, United States Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, University of Bombay, India.
Air Commodore S. K. Soni (retd)
e-mail: [email protected]
Professor Telecom Management
Former Projects Controller & Head Quality, Tellabs, India.
Former Chief of Technical Training, Indian Air Force
Former Chief of Master Control Center controlling the Backbone telecom network


Sangeeth Varghese
e-mail: [email protected]
Program Director for Business Consulting Programs
he is a globally recognized leadership thinker, and the founder of LeadCap, a movement with a vision to build India as a nation of leaders. He is the author of the bestseller 'Decide to Lead – Eight decisions that can make you a leader'. He has appeared in several television and print media including BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes and Times as an authority on the topic. Varghese was chosen to guest edit the 2008 New Year edition of Times of India as a “Young Star Making a Difference to India’s Future”.
Varghese has done his research and masters at the London School of Economics with a scholarship. He has also done his MBA and Bachelor's in Economics with gold medals.
Abhay Kumar Sinha
Professor Strategy
Business Head, Banking & Financial Services, 3i Infotech
MBA Nanyang Business School, Singapore
BA Economics
Former Senior Consultant Ernst & Young

Rakesh Sarin
e-mail: [email protected]
Senior telecom professional with 35 year experience
Former Vice president Shyam Telecom he was responsible for creation of Rajestahan CDMA network rollout,  Director Shyam Internet
Advisor and business head, Asper Tele services MP, Chattishgrah and Gujrat

Dr. M. G. Sharma
e-mail: [email protected]
Dean Telecom Studies, Phd IIT Kharagpur.

Kimbo Bernhardt
e-mail: [email protected]
For the last ten years, Kimbo has worked and volunteered as a Counsellor, EI coach, trainer and human rights activist.  Kimbo focuses her attention on empowering others to be a master observer of their internal experience on an emotional level.   Kimbo has studied Social Science concentrating on psychotherapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural, Gestalt, Dialectical Behavioural and Schema.

Dr. Major General V. S. Karnik (Retd.)
e-mail: [email protected]
PhD in Management
MBA, M Phil, MSc
Former Chief Instructor, Indian Military Academy (IMA)
Rich military experience with blend of academic and corporate training

V. K. Bhalla
e-mail: [email protected]
Former COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Airtel and TouchTel. He was also key person in setting up Beetel and has also worked with ISRO.

Venkatramanan Krishnamurthy
e-mail: [email protected]
Strategic Management
MBA from IIM Calcutta, having experience in consulting and industry. He held important positions in different companies including Aditya Birla Retail Limited, Pantaloon Retail Limited, Infosys Technologies, Tata Strategic Management Group and Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited.
Dr. Sadhana S. Phadnis
Prof. Economics
Phd. Economics SNDT University Mumbai India
M. Phil, MA
BA Pune University

Ashok Thapar
[email protected]
Adjunct Professor of Marketing
He has over 30 years experience in domestic and International Marketing. He was Managing Director of Biogen Nigeria Ltd and worked at senior management positions with Wockhardt and Alembic. He is an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management.
Rajib Lochan Mahalik
Vice President, Technical, Projects, & New Initiatives; Wire and Wireless (I) Ltd., India
Former Director; Zentek Technology Singapore
Responsible for rollout of multimillion dollar first IPTV project in Singapore
Extensively involved in IPTV, Cable TV, DTH, HITS, Digital TV; DVB, ATSC, ARIB/ISDB-T, iTV, HDTV, Middleware; MHP, OpenTV, NDS, Seachange, Mobile phones; satellite, GSM/GPRS, DVB-H, DMB, mobile TV; DMB & DVB-H, VSAT, VoIP, Broadband / ISP; DOCSIS / Cable modem & Wireless Broadband, wireless; WiFi / Wimax, terrestrial & satellite two-way systems; DVB-RCS, DVB-RCT, DVB-S-W-CDMA, Set top Boxes; DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-RCT, ATSC, ISDB-T / ARIB, IP STB, FTA, CI, CAS; Nagravision, Conax, NDS, Powerkey & others, DRM; Verimatrix, Widevine, MSDRM7/9/10, EPG, invisible dot codes.
Suhas Chavan
e-mail: [email protected]
Associate Prof. Finance and Management
MBA(Finance)(Master Degree in finance)
Lecturer-Finance,Management & Law-College Of banking & Financial Studies. Muscat,Oman
Vice president-Finance in Savani financials Ltd.,
General Manager-Finance And Accounts in CMS computer,
Teaching experience for international universities such as University of Bradford , UK, University of Strathclyde, The Canadian Bankers.

Dr. Derek Mowbray
e-mail: [email protected]
BA, MSc, MSc(Econ), PhD, DipPsych, CPsychol, CSci, FIHM
Derek Mowbray, Psychology Director of Organisation Health and leading authority on preventing stress in the workplace, has a unique combination of management and academic credentials with a special interest in organisation health psychology which aims to harmonise the relationship between organisations and their workforce

Luca Giustiniano
Associate Professor of Management
Luiss Guido Carli, Italy

Prof. Ernesto Tavoletti
Professor of Economics and Management of Enterprises
University of Macerata

Sanjiv Patki
[email protected]
President, Career Management Center Aegis
Former Vice President Amdocs India Former Vice President EDS Corporation Accomplished Software, Infrastructure and Business Management Professional with 25+ years of broad based experience spanning across product management, program & project management and Business Development in large organizations. Distinctive abilities in managing and guiding project teams to deliver projects within pre-set budgets and schedules

Saroj Mukhopadhyay
Professor Managed Services and Network Management System
Former Senior Director, Ericsson
A dyanamic techno management professional with technical background
and a vivid experience of over 24 years in telecom, including 17 years of exposure to GSM industry since its inception