FOUNDERS AND BOARD

Mr. P. K. Mohapatra(late)

Mr. Pradipta K. Mohapatra served for USD 2 Billion RPG Group as a Director on the Main Board.Mr. Mohapatra lectured in a number of Business schools in India and abroad.

He also represented in the Governing Councils of three Business Schools and Board of Studies of two prominent universities. He held the Co-Chair of National Committee on Higher and Technical Education for CII. He studied Engineering and Management at Jamnalal Bajaj and Harvard Business School. He was also invited to be a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK. Several parts of his professional work have been converted to case studies at IMD Lausanne, HBS Boston and IIM, Ahmedabad. He used to be the chairman of CII Southern Region.

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Mr. K. Krishnan

Mr. K. Krishnan was the Joint President in charge of Broadband and Telephone Services of AirTel.

Prior to joining Airtel, Mr.Krishnan worked for the RPG Group in various capacities for 10 years including: CEO of the Cellular business and as the Managing Director of their Entertainment business. A Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by profession, Mr. Krishnan has experience in various industries including Management Consulting, Fertilizers, Cement, IT, Telecom services and Entertainment. He is a certified member of the Institute of Quality Ltd. He is also a certified assessor on competency-based recruitments and development based on the SHL model.

He is currently running his own organisation called ThinksynQ Consulting engaged in Management Consulting, Technology and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.

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Mr. J. N. Amrolia

For over a decade as Executive Director, HR, he headed the Human Resources function of the Commercial Vehicle major with a turnover of USD 2 Billion.

He then transitioned to a Business Head role with responsibility for setting up and developing the Construction Equipment Business for the Company. He holds a Hons. Degree in Economics from Bombay University, a Master’s Degree in Personnel Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay and a Diploma in Systems Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Bombay University. For more than three decades he has been an active contributor to the development of the HR function in the country.

He is a Senior Executive Coach and a Strategy Advisor to a number of organizations. He is a ‘Lead Assessor’ for the EFQM-Business Excellence Model for CII and the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) model for the Aditya Birla Group. He is actively associated with a number of industry and professional bodies as well as Academic Institutions. To mention just a few:

•    Past President – Employers’ Federation of Southern India (EFSI)
•    Fellow and former National President of the Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD)
•    Member – Southern Regional Council – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
•    Member – Advisory Council – Modine Thermal Systems Pvt. Ltd.
•    Chairman – Sub – Committees on International Business Promotion, Employee Relation, Corporate Governance etc-CII
•    Member – Working Group on HRD of the Planning Commission, Government of India.

Mr. Amrolia is the Chairman Governing Council and CEO of Chennai Business School

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Mr. Mohan Menon

He is a former Member of the Board of Ogilvy & Mather.

Majoring in Science from Bombay University, he has obtained a PG qualification in Advertising & Public Relations. He has been trained in Toronto and New York and has extensive experience in multifaceted roles: creative, brand management and running offices and regions. Mr. Menon has lectured widely and was for sometime a visiting faculty at the IIM, Ahmedabad. He consults in the area of advertising, branding and change management.

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Mr. N. Sathasivam

A Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience, Mr. N. Sathasivam worked at senior levels in large corporates such as Dunlop, Fujitsu ICIM, RPG Cellular, Saregama India & RPG Retail.

He held the position of CFO for over 10 years and was Head- Music World (leading music retail stores chain in India). Mr. Sathasivam has extensively dealt with global investing community and Financial Institutions.Currently, he is self employed, heading a Consulting/KPO (ThinksynQ Consulting LLP).

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Management Profile

The Management of Chennai Business School comprises the Board of Advisors, the Advisory Council and the Governing Council. The Management  is the core of this prestigious institution leading it to be the most preferred Business school by both the Industry and the Academia.

Board of Advisors

Chennai Business School has an Advisory Board comprising some of the most distinguished members from industry and academic institutions who provide necessary counselling and guidance to the management of the institution.

The Chairman of the Advisory Board is Mr R J Shahaney, Chairman Emeritus of Ashok Leyland Ltd. Some of the other members are:

  • Prof Abraham Koshy, Professor, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Mr Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds
  • Mr Bhaskar Bhatt, Managing Director, Titan Industries
  • Mr R. Ramraj, Senior Advisor, Sequioia Capital
  • Mr C R Swaminathan, Chief Executive, PSG Industrial Institute
  • Mr Piyush Pandey, Executive Director and National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather
  • Mr Srinivasan K Swamy, Chairman, R K Swamy bbdo
  • C K Ranganathan, Founder Chairman, Cavin Kare
  • Mr N Venkatramani, Chairman and Managing Director, India Pistons Ltd.

All the Governing Council Members are also members of the Advisory Board.

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Advisory Council

Each Varsity has an Advisory Council, the role of which is to provide inputs on the relevance and currency of the syllabus.

The Advisory Council for each of the Varsities is listed separately in the Courses page for each Varsity.

  • Reviewing the course delivery
  • Mentoring students
  • Assisting in the placement efforts

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Governing Council

CBS has a Governing Council comprising some of the most-renowned industry captains across several growth-oriented Industries.

Each Governing Council Member is the Chairman of one of the “Knowledge Varsities”, and plays an important role in the development of the respective Programs and their acceptability by Industry. The Governing Council plays an active role in the administration of the School and is involved in:

  • Development of course content
  • Identification of industry experts who could take specialization classes
  • Identification of Industry Speakers who could address students on current areas of business interest
  • Reviewing the course delivery
  • Mentoring students
  • Assisting in the placement efforts

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