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Our Academic Board

The Academic Board has Three members currently.


Goals

The Board has three purposes:

  • to set the strategic direction for the school;
  • to ensure financial, legal and ethical probity; and
  • when necessary to appoint and provide guidance to the School Principal and oversee his/her performance

The leadership and management of the school is the responsibility of The School Principal, as is all staffing matters including hiring and dismissals. The Principal reports to the Board but is given delegated authority by the Board for all managerial matters.


BOARD MEMBERS PROFILE

PROF. ASHOK CHRISTOPHER ABRAHAM

Currently is a Professor and Sr.Vice President-Business Development at one of Asia’s top ranked Business Schools, with campuses in Dubai, Mumbai and Singapore.


His current responsibilities include heading the Center for Executive Education, and also looking after admissions, new alliances, new programs etc


Was responsible for the following activities:


  • Establishment of the Institution and overall project management.
  • Marketing and business development to ensure adequate student enrolments.
  • Has also been instrumental in establishing the state of the art Center for Executive Education and has developed strong industry linkages.
  • Has successfully established Centers of excellence in Human Resources Management and International Project Management.
Specialties

Innovation,Trends and Futures,Positive Organizational Behavior,Positive Psychology,Leadership,Institution Building,Science of Happiness.


Was Head of XLRI (Dubai) from 2001 – 2004 (3 years)


Was responsible for the following functions:


  • Business strategy and planning
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • New Strategic initiatives
  • International Alliances
  • Business Development / Student Admissions
  • Course Design, development and evaluation
Education

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
MBA, Marketing
1984 – 1986
Activities and Societies: University rank holder with a CGPA OF 3.9 / 4


Interests

Corporate Strategy, Creativity and Innovation, Trends and Futures, Positive Organizational Behavior, Organizational Diagnosis, Organizational Development, Leadership, Marketing


Groups and Associations:

Member - Academy of Management


  • India Leadership Network
  • Marketing enablers
  • Behavioral Economics Group
  • CEO Crossing
  • Dubai Business Network
  • Friends of Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education
  • Happiness@work
  • Harvard Business Review
  • IIM IIT XLRI XIMB XISS JBIMS FMS IIFT TISS IIIT SCMHRD DCE NIT and others - an IImNet initiative
  • IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association)
  • Open Spaces
  • Positive Organizational Scholarship Community
  • Positive Psychology Professionals
  • S.P. Jain Center of Management, Dubai Singapore
Honors and Awards:

Twice winner of the “Outstanding Professional of the Year Award “conferred by Junior Chamber International.

Has been adjudged the “Best Faculty” and “Star Professor” many times in different teaching and training assignments at different institutions/corporations across the globe.


RANJITH J DEVADOSS

  • Founder & Managing Director at Victacruz Entreventures Pvt. Ltd.
  • Head - Business Excellence at Caterpillar Inc.- Asia Pacific (Dejit's)
  • 6 Sigma & Lean Deployment Champion cum Master Black Belt at Caterpillar Inc. - Asia Pacific
  • Category Sourcing Manager / 6 Sigma Black Belt at Caterpillar Inc. - India
  • Commodity Team Lead / Team Member - Supplier Development at Hindustan Motors - Earthmoving Equipment Division

Education

BE (Mech Engg), MS (Opns Mgmt), MBB (6 Sigma & Lean Mfg)

  • NIT, Trichy and BITS, Pilani
  • 1991 – 1995
  • Certified MBB from Caterpillar University, USA

Ranjith has 13 years of core experience in developing and executing Company-wide Business Transformation roadmaps through the deployment of 6 Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and Strategic Sourcing initiatives both within Caterpillar Asia and to 30+ mid market and large-strategic Supply Chain partners across South Asia. He has also trained and coached a 300+ mix of Deployment Champions, Black Belts, Sourcing Professionals and Executive Leaders in the process of doing so.


Certifications:

- Certified 6 Sigma Champion and Master Black Belt (Caterpillar Inc.)
- Qualified Lean Champion and Black Belt (Caterpillar Inc.)
- Certified 6 Sigma Black Belt - DMAIC and DMEDI
- Strategic Sourcing Specialist

DR. DAFFINE JOSEPH

Profession

Human Resources Professional with Multinational organisations like FORD India Pvt Ltd (Visteon) and Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd

Educational Qualification

PhD (HRM)
PGDHRM
M.A Public Administration

Social Activities:

Chief Counsellor at the Gethsemane Counselling Centre associated with JR Ministries

Achievements:

Gold medallist - Anna Adharsh (2000)
State Rank Holder- Madras University
Proficiency Award in 8 Subjects
“Leading the Way” Award at Visteon Automotive Pvt. Ltd
Certified 6 sigma Green belt champion.
Integrated Management System (ISO 9001 and 14001) Certified (2012)
Doctorate in HRM (Employee Competency Building) - Madras University

Additional:

Winner of the “Rapunzel Award”
Singer of South Chennai (Ist Runners Up)
Singer of devotional songs with 18 albums to her credit

Responsibilities:

Training Design and Development
Soft skills Trainer
Talent Management
Performance Management System
Head of Internal Communications at the
Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd.

Dr. Daffine Joseph is a Human Resource Manager who completed her doctorate in the broader field of human resources with the Madras University researching Employee competency building in organizations. She has delivered products in training which was benchmarked in the Renault Nissan Regional Management. She heads the Internal Communications in the OEM and closely works with the corporate communications.


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