CHAIRMAN, GLOBAL ADVISORY BOARD
A consulting leader with 35+ years of global experience in the professional services industry during which he worked in over 50 countries around the world providing consulting advice to large global companies and, as a senior partner in PwC and Arthur Andersen, holding multiple senior executive and leadership roles at global, regional, and country levels. Between 2004 and 2017, he has served as a member of PwC’s global and US leadership teams. Prior to PwC, he was a partner at Arthur Andersen, where he held numerous leadership roles, including Global Managing Partner of the Strategy, Organization & Change practice. He has served as Global Chairman in the Board of multiple companies and governance bodies around the world (US, Argentina, India). He is a regular keynote speaker and lecturer on global strategy and globalization at numerous global business conferences and academic programs, including Harvard University, the Florida International University Graduate School of Business, the Thunderbird School of Global Management (Arizona), the University of South Carolina’s School of Business, and the IAE Business School (Argentina). He is a member of the MBA Advisory Board and lecturer in Global Political Economy and Global Strategy at Florida International University’s Chapman Graduate School of Business.
A seasoned management consultant with more than 30 years of experience, he was a member of the India leadership team in PwC. He managed a practice of 2000 people in Digital and Analytics with USD 60 million revenue. After PwC, he has been the national consulting leader in KPMG and a part of the leadership team as well. In his professional career, he served global and multinational clients in India and abroad, advising C-level executives in the fields of corporate and business strategy, global business model innovation, business transformation, organizational strategy and governance, change management and organizational dynamics, business performance improvement, and leadership development. Currently he is serving in the Board of few companies. He is also associated as an advisor with few companies. He is serving as a Member of the Strategic planning and program implementation board of the West Bengal Government and appointed as the Principal Advisor to the State Government Department of IT and Technology.
DR. SAMBIT BASU
Sambit is a Power Sector Policy & Regulatory Specialist and an Energy Economist with more than two decades of experience engaging with Regulators, Government, Private Sector, Development Banks and Communities, in various professional capacities. Sambit, in an individual capacity, is presently engaged by Asian Development Bank on several power sector assignments in India and abroad. Prior to this he was with IDFC asDirector – Policy Research, with IDFC Foundation as Director Policy Research, Advocacy & Programs and with IDFC Bank as Director – Economics Research. In IDFC Group, in various roles, he led Research & Advocacy in infrastructure policy & regulatory space, mainly on power and sustainable energy. He managed IDFC Energy Advisory Board (EAB), designed & managed rural initiatives that improved access to infrastructure & sustainable livelihood, led publications of India Infrastructure Reports, managed IDFC Rural Development Network supported by the Ministry of Rural Development and led the publication – India Rural Development Report. Sambit also represented IDFC as a Nominee Director on the Boards of Delhi Integrated Multi-modal Transit System Ltd. (DIMTS), Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Limited (iDeck), Uttarakhand Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (U-Dec). Sambit represented IDFC on various external High-Level Committees on power sector, environment, and social infrastructure, constituted by the Government, Development Banks, and Industry Federations.Before joining IDFC, Sambit was associated with Rio Tinto Coal Australia as a market analyst and Rio Tinto India Economist; with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Crisil Advisory Services providing power sector advisory services to Regulators, Government & Private Sector, several of which were funded by ADB, World Bank & DfID; and as an Economist with ICRA Ltd. Sambit was also associated for a year with Administrative Staff College of India on a key World Bank Project on Power & Environment. Sambit after graduating from Presidency College, Kolkata, completed his MA, MPhil and PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His PhD Thesis was on Environmental Issues in the Planning for Power System for a Region in India and for MPhil dissertation he analysed Demand for Electricity in India.
Partha Kundu specializes in the areas of Technology & Management Consulting and Large-scale Project/ Program Management and comes with an experience over 30 years+ in the industry. He has worked both in the IT and Engineering & Manufacturing sector, travelled widely across the globe and interacted with International and Domestic clients.
Partha is an Ex – Partner with the Technology Consulting practice in PwC India and has undertaken complex Transformation and Technology led Consulting assignments across Information Communications & Technology, Process Management, Application Development & Maintenance, IT Governance/ eGovernance, IT Infrastructure, Outsourcing Services, Information Security, Quality Management and Software Testing functions. He has served Corporate and Govt./ PSU clients in India, Bhutan and Bangladesh and has been associated in engagements with other territories like Brunei, Australia, Middle East, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, US and UK.
In the role of leading the Business Development/ Sales & Marketing function in India for a Global OEM in the Air Pollution Control domain. Partha has extensively interacted with Public and Private Power Utilities, Steel Plants, Cement Plants in India and have forged relationships with EPC Companies for collaboration/ consortium work. He has spearheaded discussion sessions on Emerging Technologies in India in the area of Gaseous Emission Control in Thermal Power Plants.
SANJAY KUMAR MANDAL
Sanjay brings more than 30 years experience in Enterprise Risk Management, IT Delivery Risk Management, IT project and process management, Information Security, Business Continuity and Internal controls compliances. across different industry segments. In his 16 years stint with global IT service provider Cognizant, Sanjay was responsible for driving delivery and operations excellence across Indian and global delivery centres in the capacity of Senior Director. He was also active in imparting consultancy on software engineering process streamlining for global clients in Banking, Insurance and Retail Sector.
Prior to joining Cognizant, Sanjay served companies like RS Software as Head of corporate quality , Globsyn as head of emerging technologies delivery , CDAC as deputy director of industrial automations etc. During his tenure in CDAC he led a team to modernise the Kolkata Telephone billing system. An M. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, Sanjay undertook a short research work on a NASA project at Carnegies Mellon University, USA in 1990 as an UNDP fellow from India. He is a six sigma black belt.
Sanjay served as a convener of India mirror committee for ISO 9000 standards in the area of IT Governance during 2009 – 2012. He used to take classes at IIM Kolkata on Project Management as a visiting faculty from Cognizant.
Utkarsh is an MBA in Operations Management and Finance from the Indian School of Business (ISB). He is included in the ISB Dean’s list for academic distinction achieved in the graduating class of 2018. He is a seasoned professional with experience in multiple domains of Oil & Gas and an entrepreneurial venture.
After completing his B. Tech – M. Tech Dual Degree Program at IIT Kanpur, he joined Shell as Process Engineer, where he worked on several capital projects with multinational teams. He was nominated for an international assignment to Amsterdam, where he led an R&D project aiming to optimize the design of the plant. He was also the technical consultant for Shell gas processing facilities in Asia-Pacific.
Anuj Mahajan is an MBA in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and an engineer from Delhi College of Engineering with specialisation in Environment Studies. He experienced on Sustainability Consulting and Policy Research post his engineering degree. Anuj holds the position of finalist in several industry led competition on devising strategy. He was awarded merit scholarship under ‘Central Sector Scholarship Scheme’ by the Ministry of HRD.
Akhil is a Master of Strateic management from HEC Paris and a Bachelor of Mechanical engineering from NIT Warangal. He has 3 years’ experience in operations management in the Automotive industry and 1 year experience in Strategy consulting. He has worked on turnaround projects for Indian companies and is currently specialising in operations and strategy.
Srinjoy holds an MBA (Finance & Strategy) from IIM Ahmedabad and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University. Post-MBA he worked with the global markets division of the Deutsche Bank Group where he got a flavor of how alternative investments work in the listed equities space. The author of 16 international research articles, he has in the past worked as a part-time consultant on a year-long engagement with an internet start-up and has been briefly associated with Goldman Sachs.
Antara is a Post Graduate in Economics from University of Calcutta. She has 5 years of work experience in global macroeconomic research. She has previously worked with Deutsche Bank Group and Crisil Limited. She has also served in the Project Team of The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
A practising attorney advising clients in infrastructure, real estate, utilities, chemicals, engineering, commodities, technology, media and entertainment, finance, and retail. She has an LL.B from University of Calcutta. She is an expert in International Law. She has 15 years of law practice and extensive work experience in commercial and corporate law, capital markets, financing transactions, real estate, infrastructure, trust laws and litigation and has been involved and led numerous transactions involving the above, both domestic and cross-border.