Board Of Governors

Dr. Sanjiv Goenka

Dr. Sanjiv Goenka

Chairman, RP Sanjiv Goenka Group and Chairman, IMI Board of Governors

Dr. Sanjiv Goenka, is the Chairman of the 7 billion dollar RP Sanjiv Goenka Group. The Group has more than 45,000 employees worldwide and over five hundred thousand shareholders.

The Group's businesses span several sectors like Power and Natural Resources, Carbon Black, Information Technology, Retail, FMCG, Education, Media, Entertainment and Sports.

RPSG Group's pure play Business Process Outsourcing firm Firstsource Solutions employs more than 10,000 people in the United States of America and United Kingdom making it one of the largest employers from India. In the Power segment, 120 year old company CESC serves more than 3.4 million consumers in Kolkata. Phillips Carbon Black is the largest carbon black manufacturer in India and seventh largest in the world.

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Shri P.K. Khaitan

Senior Advocate & Senior Partner, Khaitan & Co.

Mr Pradip Kumar Khaitan son of Late Bhagwati Prasad Khaitan, aged 80 years is a B.Com, LL.B. and Attorney- at-law (Bell Chambers Gold Medalist). Mr. Khaitan is the Senior Partner of Khaitan & Co. and Senior Mentor of the Firm. He ranks amongst influential legal practitioners in India.

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Shri Sunil Mitra

Shri Sunil Mitra

Independent Director of Public Companies

Sunil Mitra retired in June 2011 from the office of Revenue & Finance Secretary, Government of India. Over a 36-year public service career, he is credited with spearheading several policy initiatives at both national and State levels. Thereafter, he has chaired a Committee in the Planning Commission, led consultancies for the British Government and World Bank and serves presently, as an Independent Director on the Boards of a number of Public Companies

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Smt. Savitri Kunadi

Former Indian Ambassador

Ambassador Savitri Kunadi holds a B.A (Hons.) degree from Bombay University in History and Political Science and a master’s Degree from University of Rajasthan. Shen then joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1967. During her 37 year career in the IFS, she held several important positions in Indian missions abroad and in the Ministry of External Affairs such as the first Secretary (Commercial) in the Indian embassy at Warsaw, Minister Counsellor in Permanent Mission of India, New York, Ambassador of India to Peru, Bolivia and France, Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO in Paris, Ambassador/PR of India to the UN and Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, among others. For her contribution to Indo-Frence relations, she was conferred the prestigious Award Commandeur de L’Ordre Nationale du Merite (ONM) by the French government.

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Dr. Harsh Pati Singhania

Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, J K Paper Ltd.

Dr. Harsh Pati Singhania is an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and an alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA. He was conferred an honorary doctoral degree by the Board of Governors of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar at its convocation ceremony in August 2021. He belongs to one of India’s largest industrial groups – J.K. Organisation. The group’s businesses include Paper & Boards, Cement, Automobile Tyres, Engineering products (V-Belts, Oil Seals etc.), Hybrid Seeds, Dairy & Food products, Defence, Aerospace & Security, Textiles and operations in Clinical Research, Insurance Brokerage, Health Care, Education, etc with a turnover of around USD 4.0 billion. Dr. Singhania is responsible for the Paper, Dairy & Defence businesses.

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Shri V.C. Agrawal

Shri V.C. Agrawal

President- Corporate HR, RPSG Group

V C Agrawal brings over 40 years of professional work experience which includes long stints in large diversified conglomerates in the public and private sectors. He has the experience of working in line functions and HR.

At RPSG Group, V C Agrawal has taken several initiatives to align the People Process with the dynamic growth plans of the Group and businesses.

Before joining the Group, he was Director-HR and Board Member of IOCL. During the tenure, he was also the Managing Director of IBP, a subsidiary of IOCL and Board Member of Chennai Petroleum. V C Agrawal is a Fellow Member of AIMA and a certified CEO Coach. He is a Member of the Board of Governors of IMI, New Delhi, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar.

Shri V.C. Agrawal
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Shri Harshavardhan Neotia

Chairman, Ambuja Realty

A Padma Shri awardee, an entrepreneur, a connoisseur of the arts, an enthusiast of Indian heritage — Harshavardhan Neotia is the Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group, which operates across Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare and Education.

An alumnus of La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and Harvard Business School, USA, he is a pioneer in India’s social housing sector for which he was conferred with Padma Shri in 1999

Shri V K Sharma

Shri V K Sharma

Executive Director (Retired), RBI

A career central banker and a former Member of the Markets Committee of the Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland, Mr. Sharma retired as Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on 31st December, 2012. As Executive Director, Mr. Sharma was responsible for 11 mission critical and sensitive Departments covering such diverse areas as Financial Markets, Foreign Exchange Reserves Management, Internal Debt Management, Human Resources, Administration, Currency Management, Rural Planning and Credit, Financial Inclusion, Customer Service, Premises and Regulation and Supervision of Urban Co-operative Banks.

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Shri Sunil Bhandari

Executive Director- Corporate Finance RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group- Special Invitee

Mr Sunil Bhandari is Executive Director - Corporate in RP Sanjiv Goenka Group. He has been with the RPG/RPSG Group for three decades and has worked in CESC, PCBL, Saregama, RPG Netcom, Etc. He is a Chartered accountant. At present he looks after
Group Finance and Cross Synergy. He is also a published poet and a podcaster. He is married with one son.

Dr. Himadri Das

Dr. Himadri Das

Director General, IMI

Dr. Himadri Das is the Director General of IMI since October 2018. Prior to that he spent six years in Business School Director roles at Great Lakes Institute of Management Gurgaon and MDI Gurgaon. He worked in the technology industry in the US and India for thirteen years before moving into academics in 2002. He has a B.Tech. and MBA from IIT Delhi and an M.S.and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, USA.

Dr. Himadri Das
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Prof. Ramesh Behl

Director, IMI Bhubaneswar

Prof. RAMESH BEHL is the Director and Professor at International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar and a full Professor at IMI Delhi. Prof. Ramesh Behl is credited with building and transforming IMI Bhubaneswar to an institution of National importance. Prof. Behl is a United Nations fellow on Information Systems and International Operations and an SAP Certified Consultant.

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Prof. Mohua Banerjee

Director, IMI Kolkata – Special Invitee

Professor Mohua Banerjee, Director, IMI Kolkata is a Professor of Marketing with over sixteen years of teaching experience. Having completed her PhD in Commerce from the University of Calcutta, she has taught in India and as a Visiting Professor in foreign universities. She is an Independent Director in manufacturing companies. Professor Banerjee has been involved in Retail Management curriculum development for National Skill Development Mission, NITTTR, Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

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Group Captain Vivek Dubey (Veteran)

Registrar & Secretary to BoG & Society, IMI New Delhi

Gp. Capt. Vivek Dubey (Retd.) is a veteran of the Indian Air Force with 27 years of service as a Commissioned Officer. He sought premature release from IAF as a Group Captain in 2013 to join Indian Institute of Management Raipur as the Chief Administrative Officer and the Secretary to BOG of the Institute where he served for three years before joining IMI Delhi. He also did a short stint as the Registrar of a Central University. He holds a M.Tech. degree in Applied Geology from Dr H S Gaur Central University, Sagar and have also undergone a number of in-service courses in General Administration, Security, Vigilance and Law.

Shri S.Y. Siddiqui

Shri S.Y. Siddiqui

Chief Mentor, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd,
Nominee of AICTE

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