1. Mr. Rakesh Jain
Mr. Rakesh is the CMD of Prime Indian Agro Foods P Ltd. group. In the past he has served as the Director of Nice College, Chairman of IMA national management convention, Vice president of Indore Management Association, President of Rotary, Chairman of CII, Secretary of Soyabean Processors Association of India, Vice President of Pithampur Industries organization, and Executive-director and CEO of Prestige Group (a multi-product, multi location, multi million industry group). He is also the co-founder of Prestige Institute of Management.
He has an illustrious career spanning over 39 years in various businesses , industries and academics incl. Textiles, Compound feeds, Soya processing, Edible oil refining, Vanaspati, Food processing, International business (agri-business), Packaging, LPG Cylinders ( light engineering), Steels, Electronics, Management Education Institute, International Education, Management consulting, Capital Markets, Real Estate Development.
He has authored a series of 10 books on “Managing for Success” and has also published research work on “Managing Competition – Successful Strategies”
2. Professor D. L. Sunder
Qualification: B.E. (Mysore Uni.), M.B.A. (Bangalore Uni.), M.S. (BITS, Pilani), Ph.D (IIT Madras)
Brief Profile: Dr. D.L. Sunder is a Professor in the area of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship.
He has 19 years of Industrial, Teaching and Consulting experience. He has worked in various organizations like HMT Ltd., Indian Carburettors Ltd etc., before moving to teaching. He served as faculty at Hindustan College of Engineering, and Sathyabama Engineering College before joining Regional Engineering College Tiruchirappalli, as Professor in the Department of Management Studies. He was the Director, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad before joining IIM Indore. He was also a visiting faculty at BIM, Tiruchirappalli and guest faculty at IIT Madras.
Dr. Sunder has a number of publications to his credit in national and international journals. His areas of interest are Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Mathematical modeling, Business forecasting and Scenario planning. He has offered consultancy to various SMEs in the area of New Product Development & Growth Strategies.
Dr. Sunder mentors the Neetishastra event and also the consultancy solutions provided to the different SME’s who are associated via the Consult Clinic initiative of the Club.
Latest Publications: Sunder D.L. and Anshul G (2012) Managing Innovation for Competitive advantage. In Patel R., Tanted N., Phatak Y., and Sharma R K. (Eds.) Business Innovations and Entrepreneurship: Transforming World Economy, (pp. 30 -39). New Delhi, Excel Books.
Brief Profile: Prof. Srinivas Gunta has been a faculty member in the Strategic Management area at the Indian Institute of Management Indore since mid-2010.He is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
His research work is in the domain of resource-based view where he focuses on how firms build and develop their capabilities to overcome constraints, exploit opportunities and continue growing. His research settings span Indian IT industry, e-business and social entrepreneurship.
He was the recipient of the Infosys Fellowship for research in Information Technology at IIM Bangalore during the period 2003-2006. A paper co-authored by him was selected for the Best Paper Proceedings and nominated for the Carolyn Dexter Award at the 2008 Annual Academy of Management Conference. He has also won several best teacher awards. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Professor Gunta is the industry point of contact for the Consulting Club and facilitates all the club activities with the industry.
Latest Publications: “A Note on RBV and Related Approaches” Working paper series, Indian Institute of Management Indore.