PROF. SRIDAR NATARAJAN
Dean Chennai Business School
B.Tech (Hons) IIT Kharagpur, PGDBM (Finance & Systems) IIM Bangalore
Prof. Sridar Natarajan is a Metallurgical Engineer from IIT Kharagpur (1977-82). After a two-year stint as a Quality Assurance Engineer in Tata Motors Co. (then TELCO), he resigned to pursue PGDBM at IIM-Bangalore, specializing in Finance and Systems (1984-86).
Most of his post-management career has been at Ernst & Young and member Firms in India and Saudi Arabia (1986-1998) as a management consultant. In E&Y, he has executed a wide range of assignments from developing costing and accounting systems for manufacturing companies and banks to developing business requirements using CASE tools for retail and manufacturing companies. He was involved in a start-up venture in IT-Training for a couple of years before he entered into the teaching profession. He was the Director – MBA of a leading college in Coimbatore for 3 years. Between 2005 and 2007, he has practiced as an independent management consultant – executing assignments on costing and finance and conducting executive development programs for companies in Coimbatore. He has also been a visiting faculty for Finance and Operations in BIM and PSGIM.
Prof. Sridar joined Chennai Business School as Dean in 2007. He handles Quantitative Techniques and Financial Management as part of the General Management course and Derivatives for the BFS varsity.
Prof. Anish K Ravi
Masters in International Business Management
Prof. Anish K. Ravi has over 8 years of experience in the BFSI and in his tenure in the industry; he was engaged in various assignments in Product Development, Sales and Marketing. He joined CBS as a Faculty in Marketing and International Business Management. His interest in marketing was born during his undergraduate days. His initial exposure encouraged him to look at marketing as a career and ultimately took him to pursue International Business Management. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. in management.
He teaches Marketing courses like Rural Marketing, Direct Marketing, Sales & Distribution and HR courses like Training & Development.
Prof. Vijaya C
PG in Financial Management & Commerce
Ms. Vijaya is a Post Graduate in Financial Management as well as in Commerce, with around 15 years of experience in the academic and financial services fields. She has a gold medal in Management education and a University rank in her graduation. She has worked in leading private banks and wealth management companies servicing High networth individuals. In the academic front, she worked with ICFAI Business School, Wigan and Leigh and The Ethiraj College for Women, apart from Chennai Business School, with which she has been associated for nearly a decade. Along with teaching she had written research articles and case studies for management students worldwide. Her case studies have been published in Management books and are also available online at the international portal for case studies – casecentre.org. She has been a panelist at case writing competitions held for faculty members from various B-schools. She has also been a freelance educationist for a period of 4 years teaching management and finance in institutes such as LIBA and MCF.
Prof. A.Panneer Selvam
Prof. A. Panneer Selvam is a PGDBA from St. Josephs and he is currently heading the Corporate Engagement, taking care of the Placements and Executive Education at CBS. He has been with CBS for close to 8 years, almost right from inception. Formerly, he was the Head of the Retail varsity. He has 32 years of Industry experience in product sales, retail marketing, infrastructure project management, managing automobile component manufacturing unit, and education in senior positions.
He worked with Dunlop India Ltd for 14 years in various senior managerial capacities, which includes a three-year stint as the Regional Sales Manager for south region.
Prof. Panner Selvam was a practicing SAP consultant with Pentafour on the sales & distribution module. He was also heading a Malaysian company for their Indian operations for about 6 years which includes 4 years of global exposure in handling their export and import business.
Prof. Arun K Nair
B.E (Honors), PGDM (IIM, Bangalore)
Prof. Nair holds a B.E (Honors) Degree in Production Engineering and a Post Graduate Degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore). He has over 24 years of industry experience with the ITC group in India and with business groups in the Middle East. Prof. Nair has handled Business Development and Client Facing Engagements across Asia, Middle East and Europe. He has worked extensively in the areas of new product development in creating new product lines as part of product portfolio expansion. He has also handled Profit Centre Management Roles with a focus on Productivity Improvement, Business Excellence Models and Process Improvement. His areas of academic interest includes International Marketing, Key Account Management, Operations Management and New Product/Process Development.
Prof. Aravind Narasipur
B.E, PG in Human Resource Management.
Aravind Narasipur is an engineering graduate with a post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management. He switched to teaching and training (data analysis) after a 16 year stint in industry during which he published an article on Peer Reviews (aka Software Inspections) in the Cutter IT Journal (USA). He is currently involved in teaching at MBA programmes (Business Statistics / Quantitative Methods / Marketing Research) and also trains corporates in the area of Data Analysis. He has been actively involved in training for organizations like Ashok Leyland and Infosys BPO. He is also a technical reviewer for the statistics books by the popular authors Anderson/Sweeney/Williams [Cengage] whose books are used widely in MBA programmes in India and abroad.
Prof. T Pattabiraman
M.Tech, M.B.A, M.I.E, Cert of IIFT
Prof. T Pattabiraman has had an outstanding career with Ashok Leyland for more than 24 years and led the export thrust as General Manager, Exports. He also had a stint with Binnys and in the State Trading Corporation of India before his tenure at Ashok Leyland.
Prior to taking up his current role as an educator and consultant he was a Vice President at M. M. Exports. He brings to the learning sessions his rich experience of over 40 years in the private and public sectors. He has visited a number of countries as part of his work in initiating joint ventures, tie ups in various markets and export consulting assignments.
Prof. Pattabiraman is a member of apex committees of CII, FIEO, EEPC, FICCI and other export promotional bodies. He regularly takes part in industry-institutional interactions. He has also been associated with government policy making task forces from the trade and industry. He is a visiting faculty in many institutions like IIFT and IIM.
Prof. A. Venkata Subramanian(Emeritus)
B.Com, PGDM (IIM-B)
Prof. A. Venkata Subramanian has a brilliant academic record to his credit and has over 30 years’ experience in industry, consulting and teaching. He did his B.Com from Loyola College, Chennai and the 2 year full time PGDM from IIM Bangalore, He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
He has been teaching/training for over 6 years – before joining CBS he worked with ICFAI Business School (IBS), Chennai as a Faculty Member. Prior to entering the teaching profession he worked for over 27 years in industry and consultancy with reputed companies in India and abroad. His experience has covered a wide range of areas like Project finance, Joint ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate planning & Strategy, Financial planning, Compliance and Corporate governance, Accounting, MIS and training.
Prof. Venkat worked in senior management positions in India / abroad with leading organizations -Shell Group companies, Essar Oil Ltd, PSEG Group (a Fortune 500 US Based large energy company), Torrent Energy, A.F.Ferguson & Co. etc.
Prof. Venkat teaches subjects like Business Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Management Control systems, Financial Management, Accounting for Managers, Personal Financial Planning etc for MBA / Post Graduate Programme students. He has also participated in conducting Management Development programmes, Faculty Development programmes, Management Seminars and other institution building activities. He received the ‘Best Faculty’ award at IBS Chennai for the year 2008-2009.
Prof. Venkat has published various articles and book reviews in areas of Strategy, M&A management, Collaborative advantage, decision making, change management etc. in reputed management magazines.
Prof. Dr. Mythili Venkateswaran
With 29 years’ experience, including high profile B-Schools like S P Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai and IIM, Ahmedabad, and a variety of organizations across sectors, Mythili has international exposure and experience: UK, India, UAE and Singapore.
In addition to teaching and training, she has been involved in external relations, placement and alumni relations in her earlier roles.