Dr. D P Goyal, Director, IIM Shillong, is an internationally acclaimed academician and researcher. He carries over thirty-five years of rich experience in teaching, research and various leadership roles in few of India’s finest institutions including MDI Gurgaon, IMT Ghaziabad and Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He is also a visiting Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. Prof Goyal has already supervised fifteen PhD research scholars; published over 60 research papers and has been principal investigator of several sponsored research projects. He has more than a dozen books to his credit which includes three highly popular text books in Information Systems area. He has also been the editor of a couple of research journals and is on the Editorial Board of several national and international journals.
Prof Goyal has been on the expert/assessment/selection committees of various National bodies and is also on the Board of Governor/Governing Council; Academic Advisory Board; Academic Council; Board of Studies of a large number of business schools and universities.
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
Shri. Ashutosh Dikshit has over 16 years of professional experience in the roles of Presales, Innovation Consulting, Marketing and Program Management. During his career, he has worked across organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, Wipro Technologies, Birlasoft and University College London. In his current role, Ashutosh leads the CxO and Executive Briefing Program for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is based in London. He is an alumnus of IIM Shillong (PGP 2008-10) and is one of the winners of the prestigious Global Peter Drucker Challenge (2015).
CxO Advocacy and Executive Marketing - Senior Manager EMEA,
Amazon Web Services & Alumnus, IIMS
Dr. Paula Sengupta is an artist, academic and curator resident in Kolkata. She graduated in Painting from the College of Art, New Delhi, followed by an MFA and PhD in Printmaking from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan. She is currently Professor at the Department of Printmaking at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
She is author of The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking published by DAG, New Delhi and Foreign & Indigenous Influences in Indian Printmaking with LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany.
Her curatorial projects include a soul (un)gendered: Anupam Sud – A Retrospective for DAG MODERN & KNMA, Delhi in 2019-20; Ghare Baire at the Old Currency Building, Kolkata for DAG MODERN and the Archaeological Survey of India in 2019; Popular Prints and the Freedom Struggle at the Drishyakala Museum, Red Fort, Delhi for DAG MODERN and the Archaeological Survey of India in 2019; the landmark exhibition Trajectories: 19th-21st Century Printmaking from India and Pakistan for the Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE in 2014; and six editions of The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking for DAG MODERN, India from 2012-18.
Ravindra Bharati University
Shri Atul Chandrakant Kulkarni is an Independent Management and Strategy Consultant in Infrastructure domain with special focus on Maritime Industry.
He has been advising various domestic and international clients on Feasibility Study, Project Master Plan, Business Plan, Operations and Strategy. He serves as Director on the boards of Eurasia Special Technologies Pvt Ltd. (Defense Equipment), Varti Agro Pvt Ltd. (Exports of Fresh Fruits), 3.Yuva Vikas Society (Skill Development), etc. He is also associated in the advisory committees and governing councils/boards of SNDT University, Mumbai, Adi Sankara Group of Institutions, Kerala, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, among others.
He had earlier been associated in various roles including ‘C Level’ position with Chowgule Ports & Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., V R Marine Services Pte Ltd, Singapore, Indian Ports Association, Gas Authority of India Limited, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd, Ministry of Shipping, GoI, Camlin Ltd. and many others over his 3-decade professional career.
He is also Chairman of a Public Charitable Trust SEIL (Students’ Experience in Inter-state Living) focusing on National Integration.
Director Eurasia Special Technologies Ltd
Shri Shishir Bajoria is a well-known Industrialist and the head of S K Bajoria Group – manufacturing ceramics for the steel industry in India, UK, USA, Germany, China. His businesses also include insurance services involving health and travel insurance administration, claim settlement, insurance and re-insurance broking; as well as an Art Gallery.
He has been the President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce- Kolkata, Honorary Vice Counsel for Denmark in Eastern India and has also been a Director of the State Industrial Development Corporations of Orissa (IPICOL) and West Bengal (WBIDC). He has been Knighted by the Governments of Denmark in 1998 and Italy in 2006.
Chairman Board of Governors, IIM-S
Head of S K Bajoria Group