Dr Rajat Baisya

Chief Academic Mentor

Dr Rajat Baisya served as President and CEO of Emami Group and Professor and Dean of Dept of Management Education, IIT Delhi. He was instrumental in bringing Booker Group to India, UK’s largest food wholesale operator and earlier sponsor of famous Booker prize. He too served as Senior Vice President (Business Development) of Reckitt Benckiser, General Manager (Projects) of Escorts, General Manager-Corporate Planning at United Breweries Group, Project Engineering Manager – Best Foods International and Development Engineer at Bisleri India Pvt Ltd. He has written over 350 research articles and six books and supervised seven PhD thesis in the areas of supply chain management, marketing management, strategic management and international business. He also served as Professor and Dean of the Business School at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has served on the board of many Public and Private companies and Govt bodies and committees. He is a Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Woxsen School of Business and recipient of many industry awards. He is a Fellow of Institute of Engineers (India) and Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI) and also the Founder President of Project & Technology Management Foundation (www.ptmfonline.com). He is the Chairman of Institute of Management Consultants of India Delhi. And a core Group Member and promoter of KM- FEST–a global professional association on knowledge management headquartered in Europe.

Mr Joseph Thachil

A master’s degree rank-holder from Calicut University in Economics and an LLB degree from Delhi University,Mr Joseph Thachil began his career as a researcher at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP). He researched in the area of fiscal policy for the ministry of finance, Government of India. He joined Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) IN 1977 and then worked as an advisor to Secretary General and the President. He is actively associated with several national associations like FICCI, CII, Indo- American chamber of commerce and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Electronics and Computer. Authored books and launched a host of magazines including a leading aviation niche monthly Skyflier, Mr Joseph Thachil also has taught at several premium B Schools including BIMTECH (Birla Institute of Management and Technology).

Mr Gaurav Ashesh

He has been a consultant and trainer in the domain of Marketing and Strategic Management with the Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute (ETIDI) as deputed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). As an Associate Professor and Head (CC), Department of FMS, he has taught various modules on Marketing and Brand Management, and Strategic Management, among others. He has designed and delivered dedicated training
He has been a Professor at the International School of Business & Media (ISB&M), Noida where he taught modules on Services Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications and Marketing Research over the years at regular as well as Executive Development Programmes. He has also held the position of the Associate Dean, International Programmes, at AsiaPacific Institute of Management (AIM), Delhi. Prior to joining AIM, he was the Vice President, International Affairs, at the Amity Group of institutions. As a faculty member at the Amity Business School (ABS), Noida, he taught for the joint Post Graduate Programme of the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and ABS – a partnership programme pact that his team inked and executed at the Amity Group.
MmrAshesh has an industry experience with the marketing department of the GEC Alsthom T&D Protection et Contrôle, France clubbed with in-house training programmes at the GEC units at Lattes, France and Staffordshire, UK. He has presented research papers in international seminars at Paris, India and Bangkok and published articles in leading journals.

Mr Dipankar Roy

Mr Dipankar Roy has over three decades of experience dealing with policy makers and decision shapers at India’s central and state governments to execute corporate agenda and programs both in areas of public policy development and policy advocacy. He worked closely to plan and facilitate in executing programs as an extended arm of the Gujarat Government when India’s incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the then chief minister of Gujarat State. He was a part of the core team to plan and execute Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor’s Summit. Roy led some of the key verticals of two of India’s apex industry bodies – served as director both at CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) — in the areas of operations, policy and regulatory issues. As an alumnus of Bishop Cotton School of Shimla and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kolkata, Roy holds an MA in Economics from Allahabad University as a merit scholar. Well-travelled in Hong Kong and mainland China, Dipankar Roy has an insight into business and economy in China and India. Roy earlier had conceptualised and executed investors summit and industry seminars at the highest level. Dipankar Roy taught at IIM – Ahmedabad and Management Institute at Nirma University as a visiting faculty.

Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) Faculty

CMU sets out rigorous standards in teaching and research at all its affiliate centres which include DIIS. Being a member of CABS (Chartered Association of Business School) and EFMD, a world class catalyst to enhance excellence in management education and development, the university maintains world-class standards of teaching and research.The CMU maintains academic quality that is concerned with how well the learning opportunities made available to students, thus enabling them to achieve their award. The CMU duly meets the Quality Code sets out by UK quality control body ‘QAA’ which lays down the expectations that higher education providers are required to meet to ensure: that appropriate and effective teaching, support, assessment and learning resources are provided for students; that the learning opportunities provided are monitored; and that the provider considers how to improve them.
Teaching of MBA (top up) programme is directly under the control of Dr Mukul Madahar, who is the programme director of MBA at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Dr Mukul Madahar

Programme Director for MBA
Department: Marketing and Strategy

Before joining Cardiff Metropolitan University in February 2003, Dr Mukul Madaharworked in industry as a recruitment consultant and on consultancy projects with various organisations. He has been involved with a number of modules on the MBA programme (such as Strategic Management and People and Organisations). He was responsible for managing the dissertation process as the MBA Dissertation Convener for over two years. Currently he is the module leader for International Management, which is one of the optional modules on the programme but his key responsibility is welfare of the MBA students as the Programme Director for MBA.

Dr Madaharis a member of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences), EuSpRIG (European Spreadsheets Risk Interest Group) and AIS (Academy of Information Systems). He is also a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy) and a member of the Special Interest Group on ‘Internationalisation’.

Academic Qualifications:

B. Tech. (Electronics and Communication Engineering with Honours), MBA, MSc (Information Systems). His PhD is in the field of Spreadsheets and Risk Management.