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Armed Forces Programme

Executive Course in Business Management

Class of 2016

Destiny is not a matter of


chance, but of choice.
Not something to wish
for, but to attain.
-William Jennings Bryan

CONTENT
From the Director & Programme Co-Chairs................................................................................ 04
About AFP & Course Curriculum...................................................................................................

06

Faculty Profiles................................................................................................................................

08

What Faculty Say About Us.............................................................................................................

10

Batch Profile Statistics...................................................................................................................

12

Index of Participants.........................................................................................................................

14

Profile of Participants....................................................................................................................

18

From Alumni.....................................................................................................................................

50

Previous Recruiters.......................................................................................................................

52

Placement Committee & Contact details...................................................................................... 54

Director`s
Message
Dear Recruiters,
It gives me immense pleasure to introduce the eleventh batch of IIMAs Armed Forces Programme (AFP).
Participants are undergoing a six month fully residential course in Business Management at IIM Ahmedabad.
The programme is designed to facilitate transition of these experienced and talented leaders from uniformed
service into senior and mid-level positions in business. The current batch of 56 Officers is a mix of serving and
retired Officers of significant experience in diverse fields. These Officers have outstanding career records in fields
ranging from general administration to technical roles and operational responsibilities. They bring onboard
proven leadership experience, consistent track records, enviable dedication and loyalty to their organisation.
They possess competence in the domains of operations, administration and human resource management
which have been acquired, tested, and proven under demanding conditions and challenging circumstances.

The current course, AFP15, is the first batch which has been inducted after clearing a
competitive selection examination conducted by IIMA.

The core areas of management covered in the course include Corporate Finance, Business Analytics, Economics,
Strategy, Operations and Project Management, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resources, and
Communication. The programme has further honed their skills in corporate management and transformed
this treasure house of experience into a set of managers well equipped to add value to the organisations they
will join in the near future. I am certain that they will be invaluable assets to their respective organisations due
to their capabilities, commitment, and self-motivation.
I would urge you as recruiters to collaborate with us at IIM Ahmedabad to harness the skills of the talented
participants in the AFP programme and help in their smooth transition to the corporate world. I wish the
participants tremendous success in the years to come and look forward to seeing them as active contributors to
the organizations they join.
Ashish Nanda
Director, IIM Ahmedabad

IIM-Ahmedabad
4 AFP-2016

From Programme
Co-Chairs

We are pleased to present


the eleventh batch of 56
participants from the Armed
Forces Programme (AFP)
undergoing a rigorous, sixmonths, fully residential
programme in Business
Management. This batch
of AFP is unique as, for
the first time, they have
been selected into this
programme through
a competitive process
conducted by IIMA

AFP at IIM Ahmedabad is specially designed for Officers of the Armed Forces. The
programme reorients and prepares these military leaders to add value to organizations
in an increasingly complex and demanding corporate environment. This education and
training sharpens their skills and equips them further to take on challenges of business
and non-military organizations. Each Officer participating in this programme has rich
experience and possesses proven expertise in specific areas. Across the batch, these areas
range from Project Management, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Finance,
Accounting, Information Technology, Law, Human Resource Management and Security.
Through a series of the foundation and specialized courses in management, the programme
curriculum has provided detailed exposure to the current business environment; and
strong conceptual and analytical abilities to complement the participants knowledge
and expertise. The pedagogy at IIMA, primarily using case studies, enhances domain
knowledge of management, and knowledge about the corporate world and industry.
Exposure to nuances of management has been further bolstered through projects,
assignments, industry visits and interactions with guest speakers from industry.
Participants from recent batches of AFP have repeatedly surpassed expectations of
recruiters in knowledge, ability, and on the job performance. We are certain that the
corporate sector would gain immensely from the rich and diverse experience of these
participants, and they will be a great asset to any organization that they work for. We wish
them the very best in their future careers.

Prof. Pradyumana Khokle


Faculty Co-Chair AFP
IIM-Ahmedabad
5 AFP-2016

Prof. Shailesh Gandhi


Faculty Co-Chair AFP

About
AFP & Course Curriculum

THE SOLDIER PERPETUAL


Another day of mine begins, in rays lent by the Sun,
A new challenge awaits - I arise to the mission.
The weather is quite harsh and the terrain utterly mean,
I plan for the predicted, provide for the unforeseen.
I have ventured uncharted waters, crossed unforgiving straits,
I relentlessly hone my skills and imbibe impeccable traits.
My strategy prevails over odds, uncertainty it survives,
I cannot afford to err, I am entrusted with lives!

In the face of dreaded risks and dauntless under fire,


I step to the forefront - I shall lead, I shall inspire.
With my heart and soul ablaze, spirit flaring bright,
I shall neither rest, nor seek respite.
With renewed vigour I emerge, against all the winds might,
I am poised to set sail, primed to take the flight!

IIM-Ahmedabad
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TERM-I

Financial Reporting and


Analysis

Economic Analysis and


Policy

Strategic Cost Management


Marketing
Managerial Computing
Organizational Behaviour
Communication for
Managers

Decision Modelling
TERM-II

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
AFP is a six months full time residential
programme in Business Management for
experienced professionals of the Armed
Forces.
The design of the programme has been developed by IIM-A
through their time tested experience of industrys present and future
requirements. The renowned case based pedagogy and rigorous
academic curriculum of IIM-A ensures that AFP students are
adequately equipped and empowered with the requisite knowledge
and skill-sets to add substantial value to any organisation. The
Unequaled combination of rich experience, proven leadership and
IIM-As academic rigour results in a resource that shifts paradigm
in todays complex business environment.

IIM-Ahmedabad
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Financial Management
Economic Environment
Business Research Methods
Operations Management

Strategic Management
Marketing - Communicating
and Delivering Customer
Value
Management Information
Systems
Human Resource
Management
Legal Aspects of Business
Infrastructure Management

TERM-III
Capital Markets and
Portfolio Theory
Performance and
Compensation Management
Training and Development
Project Management

Supply Chain Management


Customer Relationship and
Retail Management

Organizational Performance
Measurement

Health Services Management


Business Dispute Resolution
Entrepreneurship
E-Marketing
Managing Country Risk and
Political Risk

Financial Risk Management


Management Consulting
Skills

Strategic Thinking and


Decision Making

How the Armed Forces officers have been metamorphosed


into their new role as corporate warriors by IIMA
A balanced mix of faculty comprising academicians, researchers and professionals drawn from the public/
private sector represent the right enablers for the best minds in the country. Following the case study method
of interactive pedagogy, the learning is virtually experiential. In areas where new skills are imparted to
participants, classroom discussions are aided by simulating techniques and real life scenarios.
The programme is unique in terms of building upon the existing diverse experiences of the participants
while providing strategic learning inputs in areas where individual experience is limited. Through all this, the
programme seeks to tune and contemporize the managerial competencies of the Armed Forces Officers so as
to leverage their experience and skills to meet the requirements of the corporate world.

Faculty
Profile

IF YOUR ACTIONS
INSPIRE OTHERS
TO DREAM MORE,
LEARN MORE, DO
MORE AND BECOME
MORE, YOU ARE A
LEADER.
-John Quincy Adams

IIM Ahmedabad has exceptional faculty who


have repeatedly distinguished themselves as
teachers, researchers and consultants. The

presence of brilliant academicians, successful entrepreneurs &


experienced consultants is an invaluable source of inspiration.
These legendary gurus who blend academic expertise with
credibility gained from current business, professional &
consultancy activities have transformed these Officers into
'Corporate Warriors'.

Their involvement with each and every


student has been commendable. This is what
differentiates IIMA from other B-Schools.

IIM-Ahmedabad
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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

COMPUTERS & INFORMATION SYSTEM

Prof. S K Barua, M.Tech. (Ind. Engg.), Fellow (IIMA)


Prof. Mukund R. Dixit, Ph.D., IIT Kanpur

Prof. V Venkat Rao, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Prof. Biju Varkkey, Masters (HRM), MG University, Kerala, Fellow- NIBM, Pune
Prof. Rajesh Chandwani, MBBS, MD, FPM, IIM BANGALORE

Prof. Chetan Soman, Ph.D., Groningen, The Netherlands


Prof. Diptesh Ghosh, Fellow - IIM Calcutta, B Tech (Mech), IIT Kharagpur
COMMUNICATION

Prof. Meenakshi Sharma, Ph.D. University of Queensland, Australia


ECONOMICS & POLICY

HR MANAGEMENT

BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS

Prof. T Bandopadhay, Ph.D., University of Calcutta.


Prof. Ernesto Noronha, Ph.D., Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Prof. Apratim Guha, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Errol D'Souza, Ph.D. (JNU)


Prof. Satish Deodhar, Ph.D. (Ohio State University)

INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

MARKETING

Prof. Sanjay Verma, Fellow-IIM Calcutta, MBA Marketing

Prof. Piyush Kumar Sinha, Ph.D., SPU


Prof. Dheeraj Sharma, Ph.D., Lousiana Tech University, USA
Prof. Sanjeev Tripathi, Fellow, IIM Ahmedabad

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

Prof. Shailesh Gandhi, Fellow, IIMA, B.E. (Chemical)


Prof. Rajendra D Patel, PGDM, IIMA, ACA, AICWA
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

Prof. Pradyumana Khokle, B.Tech, IIT Kanpur, Fellow, IIM Ahmedabad


Prof. Neharika Vohra, Ph.D. (Social Psychology), University of Manitoba, Canada

IIM-Ahmedabad
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Prof. G Raghuram, Ph.D., Northwestern University, USA

LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS

Prof. Akhileshwar Pathak, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, UK


FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Prof. Premchander, FPM, IIM, Ahmedabad

What Faculty
Say About Us

If passion drives you,


let reason hold the reins.
- Benjamin Franklin
It has been a pleasure to interact with
the AFP15 participants both during the
course on Economic Policy where I was
the Instructor as well as in conversations
outside the class. I found them to be
enthusiastic and quick learners. They
quickly disproved a hypothesis I had at
the beginning of the course that those
with some years in the Armed Forces
will be accustomed to following orders
and will be weak on initiative. At the
end of each session an assignment was
declared and the participants had to
make a presentation on that in the next
session - the range of logical arguments
offered by them on the path of Exchange
Rates, Interest Rates, and Budgetary
& Monetary Policy showed a deep
interaction with foundational issues
within a short span of time. These hardworking, sharp, flexible, and committed
participants will be a valuable resource
to the organization they work for.

Prof. Errol DSouza

Economics Area, I.I.M Ahmedabad

IIM-Ahmedabad
10 AFP-2016

Operations Planning and Execution


has always been a forte of Officers of
the Armed Forces. The adaptability of
these Officers in handling the complex
and challenging situations on and off
the field makes them ideally suited
for managing most of the business
situations at ease. Their conventional
strengths in managing teams, logical
ability, and conclusive deductionshave been further honed with business
acumen by the courses at IIMA. I
am sure that these Officers would be
appreciable assets for the organizations
in the field of Operations, Logistics,
Supply Chain Management and Project
Management.

Prof. Chetan Soman

Production & Quantitative Methods Area, I.I.M


Ahmedabad

As a faculty for Marketing course for


this batch, I facilitated the participants
in learning basic principles of
marketing. In the marketing course,
the participants analysed more than 20
different marketing case studies that has
helped in developing their marketing
acumen, analytical capabilities and has
exposed them to marketing issues in

a variety of industry contexts. Based


on my observation, I can vouch that
a number of participants will excel at
marketing roles in the companies. Given
their background which inculcates hard
work and discipline, the participants
have gained adequate knowledge, skills
and techniques across different areas
of marketing and management in a
quick time. They have also been able
to develop their conceptual, analytical
and execution skills in this domain. I
am convinced that they have necessary
abilities to deliver winning results as
middle and senior level managers.
I find this AFP group to be interactive
and willing to engage and seek
knowledge. I wish them all the best in
their placement endeavours.

Prof. Sanjeev Tripathi


Marketing Area, I.I.M Ahmedabad

Participants of IIMAs Armed Forces


Programme are disciplined, dedicated,
goal driven, and team leaders. When
laced with corporate management
principles & tools and the knowledge
of the market economy, they transform
themselves into rightful aspirants for
medium to top management positions
in the corporate world. While teaching
the course Economic Analysis and
Policy, it had become abundantly clear
to me that these men and women have
the abilities, drive, and the passion to be
successful corporate warriors. I wish
them the very best.

Prof. Satish Y Deodhar


Economics Area, I.I.M Ahmedabad

IIM-Ahmedabad
11 AFP-2016

The participants of AFP15 course were


provided opportunities to take charge
and lead complex organizations as a part
of the module on Strategic Management.
They took charge of diverse and complex
situations ranging from managing
entrepreneurial ventures to examining
the implications of innovations in
large,
established
multinational
companies. Their active involvement
in case comprehension, analysis and
decision making in these situations
has enabled them to comprehend the
nuances of alternative approaches
to formulation and implementation
of strategies in changing contexts.
They have become adept in sizing up
strategic situations, identifying decision
questions and developing complete,

concrete and consistent solutions. This


unique capability would enable them to
contribute meaningfully and strengthen
the performance of the organizations
they would be a part of. It would also
help them to promote entrepreneurial
ventures independently and manage
them successfully. I wish them all the
best in their careers.

Prof. Mukund R. Dixit

Business Policy Area, I.I.M Ahmedabad

The Class has


become adept in
sizing up strategic
situations, identifying
decision questions
and developing
complete, concrete and
consistent solutions.

Batch Profile
Statistics

EDUCATION
DOCTORATE

03

POST GRADUATE

OPERATIONS

13
HUMAN
RESOURCE

GRADUATE
PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

06

09

OPERATIONS

SECURITY

10

01

PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

FUNCTIONAL
EXPERIENCE

11

1-17(yrs)

SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGEMENT
& LOGISTICS

IT / CYBER
SECURITY

04

07

HUMAN
RESOURCE

SECURITY

01

09
IT / CYBER
SECURITY

CONSULTING &
PRODUCT
DEVELOPMENT

05

03
HEALTH CARE

02

GENERAL
MANAGEMENT

13

SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGEMENT
& LOGISTICS

FUNCTIONAL
EXPERIENCE
20-30(yrs)

03
GENERAL
MANAGEMENT

13

29
24

GENERAL
MANAGEMENT

OPERATIONS

04
HUMAN
RESOURCE

08

PLACEMENT
PREFERENCES

PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

08

03

CONSULTING &
PRODUCT
DEVELOPMENT

SECURITY

03

Human Resource Mgmt

04

Administration/ Security

HEALTH CARE

01

SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGEMENT
& LOGISTICS

Marketing

FUNCTIONAL
EXPERIENCE

Operations/ SCM

30(yrs)

02

Training/ Academia

46

GENDER
DIVERSITY
G

I
EW

SE DISTRIBUT

48
Yrs
12

IO

IT/ Cyber Security

10

35
Yrs

35 to 48
Yrs
23

21

Project Management
Business Development

34
26
12
47
14
08
24
13

Index Of Participants
Placement Preferences

Sl Service

Rank

FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST

Name

Work
Exp
(Yrs)

Age
(Yrs)

Ambika Vasishth

29

19

Admin/
Operations/ Training/ IT/ Cyber Project
HRM
Marketing
Security
SCM
Academia Security Mgmt

Business
Development

Page
No.

AIR FORCE

ARMY

Capt

Meenakshi Gupta

31

19

AIR FORCE

Flt Lt

Aditya Raj Gupta

30

20

ARMY

Maj

Syeda
Firasatunnisa
Begum

31

20

AIR FORCE

Sqn Ldr G Greeshma

10

32

21

AIR FORCE

Sqn Ldr K Madhan Kumar 10

31

21

NAVY

Lt Cdr

10

32

22

AIR FORCE

Sqn Ldr Dayanand K

10

32

22

ARMY

Maj

Deepshikha Singh 10

31

23

10 ARMY

Maj

Salvia N Pillai

10

32

23

11 AIR FORCE

Sqn Ldr Sonal N Akkara

10

33

24

12 AIR FORCE

Sqn Ldr Tanvi Marwaha

10

33

24

13 NAVY

Lt Cdr

Sumit Agarwal

10

32

25

14 AIR FORCE

Flt Lt

S Muruga
Bharathi

11

33

25

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Arun R Sankaran

Work
Exp
(Yrs)

FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST


Age
(Yrs)

Page
No.

Sl Service

Rank

Name

15 NAVY

Lt Cdr

Manish Agnihotri 11

35

26

16 NAVY

Lt Cdr

Nishanth N

12

34

26

17 ARMY

Lt Col

PA
Vednarayanan

12

35

27

18 NAVY

Lt Cdr

Vinod S

12

34

27

19 NAVY

Lt Cdr

Naveen Abhishek

13

34

28

20 NAVY

Lt Cdr

Manish Kumar

13

33

28

21 ARMY

Lt Col

Dr. Shikha Garg

14

39

29

22 NAVY

Lt Cdr

Sunaina Mariam
Augustine

14

35

29

23 ARMY

Lt Col

Dr. Jaikishan KP

17

45

31

24 NAVY

Cdr

Sumeet Kapahi

20

43

31

25 NAVY

Cdr

Naveen Kundra

20

42

32

26 NAVY

Cdr

PR Prasad

20

42

32

27 NAVY

Cdr

Gurkeerat Singh
Sekhon

20

41

33

28 NAVY

Cdr

Amol Ashok
Wadikar

21

43

33

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Admin/
Operations/ Training/ IT/ Cyber Project
HRM
Marketing
Security
SCM
Academia Security Mgmt

Business
Development

FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST

Sl Service

Rank

Name

Work
Exp
(Yrs)

29 NAVY

Cdr

Dave Joseph Jose

21

43

34

30 AIR FORCE

Wg Cdr PK Singh

22

44

34

31 AIR FORCE

Wg Cdr VP Singh

22

43

35

32 AIR FORCE

Wg Cdr Hemanth KP Nair 22

46

35

33 NAVY

Cdr

22

44

36

34 AIR FORCE

Wg Cdr PK Dey

22

46

36

35 NAVY

Cdr

Ram Prasad
Gurung

22

44

37

36 NAVY

Cdr

Vikas Sharma

22

43

37

37 NAVY

Cdr

Ranjan
Bhattacharya

23

44

38

38 ARMY

Lt Col

Mahesh Gupte

23

45

38

39 ARMY

Lt Col

P Kandasamy

23

53

39

40 AIR FORCE

Wg Cdr

P
23
Madhusoodhanan

45

39

41 NAVY

Cdr

Pratik Sinha

23

46

40

42 AIR FORCE

Gp Capt JS Gavankar

24

45

40

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NSS Sreenivas

Age
(Yrs)

Admin/
Operations/ Training/ IT/ Cyber Project
HRM
Marketing
Security
SCM
Academia Security Mgmt

Business
Development

Page
No.

FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST

Sl Service

Rank

Name

Work
Exp
(Yrs)

43 ARMY

Lt col

Shobhit Rai

24

45

41

44 NAVY

Cdr

Narendra Kumar

25

45

41

45 AIR FORCE

Gp Capt

Desikan
Srinivasan

26

46

42

46 NAVY

Cdr

Rahul Raje

27

50

42

47 ARMY

Col

Jagpal Singh Gill

29

53

44

48 ARMY

Col

AK Pandey

30

53

44

49 ARMY

Col

Jagdish Rai Shahi

30

57

45

50 ARMY

Col

Jagmohan
Durgapal

31

53

45

51 ARMY

Col

BB Pandey

32

53

46

52 ARMY

Col

M P singh

32

54

46

53 ARMY

Col

Ravi Kumar

32

53

47

54 ARMY

Col

Vijay Kumar Dake 32

53

47

55 ARMY

Col

Vivek Davar

32

53

48

56 ARMY

Brig

Sanjiv Kumar

36

56

48

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Age
(Yrs)

Admin/
Operations/ Training/ IT/ Cyber Project
HRM
Marketing
Security
SCM
Academia Security Mgmt

Business
Development

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No.

Profile of Participants
AFP Class of 2016

Victorious warriors win first


and then go to war,
while defeated warriors go to
war first and then seek to win.
- Sun Tzu

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Ambika
Vasishth

Meenakshi
Gupta

B.Tech (Electronics and Communication)

M.Sc (Organic Chemistry),

Singhania University
Basic Flying Course (Aeronautics)
Air Force Academy

Shri Guru Ram Rai PG College

B.Sc (Chemistry, Botany & Zoology)


DAV PG College

Diploma in Materials Managment

afp15ambikap@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 783 943 1711

afp15meenakshig@iimahd.ernet.in , +91 904 933 7230

https://in.linkedin.com/in/ambika-palaria-a1770410b

https://www.linkedin.com/in/meenakshi-gupta-13147862

2 Years of Experience in the Indian Air Force in the Flying


Branch, 6 Months experience as an Academic Coordinator
at Alpine Institute Of Aeronautical Engineering and Event
Management

5 years of experience in Logistics and Human Resource


Management. Proven track record of employing best practices
for improving efficiency, reducing operating costs while increasing
performance, within constrained time scales and budget.

Operations
Flown three types of fixed and rotary wing aircraft with 100 Hrs of flying experience
Planned and monitored flight scheduling activities for 30 aircraft as operations cadet
Officer at the Air Force Academy (AFA)

Handled an independent sub depot with a manpower of 400 & an inventory of 40 Cr

Training & HRM

Led a team of 10 instructors at Aeronautical Engineering College and coached

students for 6 months


Trained 500 students on Personality and Skill Development for 6 months
Academic Coordinator of the college-successfully pursued companies to visit for
recruitment and successfully placed 50% of eligible candidates
Structured and streamlined admission processes resulting in 25% student intake
increase
Conducted personality development and career orientation seminars for skill
enhancement
Event Management

Successfully coordinated major social events at AFA for 600+ average guest count
Organized 6 annual school events over 2 years
Organised inter-college sporting events at dispersed locations & managed event finances.
Coordinated 10 events at AFA and Engineering college as Event Manager
IIM-Ahmedabad
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Handled in and out movement of more than 100 vehicles in a day along with issue
and receipt of stores like arms and ammunition, battery, clothing, paints ,general
stores.

Led a workforce to manage end to end supply chain operations


Ensured personal safety and a safe working environment of staff
Evaluated efficiency and effectiveness of training programs
Communicated needs to key personnel in logistics & distribution
An effective communicator with strong analytical, planning and people management
skills

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Aditya Raj
Gupta

Syeda Firasatunnisa
Begum

BSc (Computer Science), JNU


National Defence Academy

B.E (Elec and Comn),Government

Engineering College, Aurangabad

Diploma in Electronics Production and


Maintenance, DOEACC

Certificate course in Electronic Warfare


Certified SCRUM Master
afp15adityar@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 735 377 0562

afp15syedab@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 735 927 9761

https://in.linkedin.com/in/aditya-raj-gupta-54367b109

http://in.linkedin.com/in/syeda-firasat-06b93516

7 years of leadership experience in IAF as a MiG-21


pilot in flying operations and Admin Duties, 1 year of
entrepreneurship experience

8 years of experience in Corp of Signals, specialized


in Telecom, Operations Mgmt and Project Mgmt. Multidisciplinary leadership experience in HRM, Training, Crisis
Control and Disaster Management.

MiG21 Pilot
Flew over 350 Hrs of fighter aircraft and trained well to ensure of being a strong
asset for the IAF

Operation Management
As Communication Officer handled the Div Signal Centre and deployed Mobile and
Static Telecom resources in desert.
Deployed three layered network of HF/VHF, landline and satellite overlay in snow
region.
Monitored laying of OFC in forward tactical region.

Flying Operations

Controlled and co-ordinated heavy flying operations and their armament


requirements at 2 fighter bases.

Actively involved in planning and execution of various AF exercises.


Admin Duties

As Officer-in-charge of the cinema hall, single handedly installed UFO system and

exhibited shows of all movies on the day of release and recovered the costs within 3
months with minimal subscription from personnel.

Entrepreneur

Revived a dead firm and increased the revenue 5 times in 9 months of operations
establishing credibility and reliability with the customers and the manufacturers

Project Management

Planned installation of 12X DSPT for Project Himank in coordination with BSNL.
Induction and installation of 75 x exchanges, 8x tactical video streaming system,
ethernet radio for Southern Command.

Designed layout of 8x ALS based communication vehicles with enhanced equipment


layout and operator efficiency.

HR /Training

Trained 150+ staff to achieve minimum down time,reduce handling damages and
incorporated procedures for effective working.

Handled routine administration, leave, remuneration and appraisal of 800 + combatants.


Monitored various aspects of Security Management, Crisis Control and Disaster
Management.

Organized events for 500+ people.


Team Lead of Endurance Car Rally from Delhi to Leh.
IIM-Ahmedabad
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G Greeshma

K Madhan
Kumar

B Sc Mathematics Kerala University


Course on Fire and Explosives Safety

MBA (Manufacturing Management), BITS


Pilani, (Completion by Jun 2016)

B.E (Aeronautical Engineering), Anna

CFEES New Delhi

afp15ggreeshma@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 829 507 6294

University Chennai

afp15kmadhank@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 944 260 9479


http://in.linkedin.com/in/kmadhankumar

10 years of diverse experience as an IAF Officer with


specialisation in Administration, Aerospace Safety and Risk
Management

9+ Years of experience in techno-managerial roles in


Operations Management of Indian Air Force, with significant
knowledge in Quality Control and Lean Management

Ensured correct and timely promulgation of occurrences and updated documentation


of 800 personnel. Undertook budgeting and procurement for various non profitable
funds of IAF along with boosting of investment upto Rs. 2 Cr.

Operations Management
Light Utility Helicopters
Planned, scheduled and maintained 30+ helicopters located at three geographically
dispersed areas
Headed a multifunctional team of 80+ personnel in Jammu & Kashmir and
sustained 3600+ hrs of flying operations under harsh climatic conditions
Formulated training programme for skill improvement of workers resulting in 20%
reduction of critical maintenance issues
Implemented Quality Circle at workplace for improved and efficient processes
Collaborated across different functional levels for smooth execution of activities
resulting in 10% reduction of maintenance activities duration
Designed maintenance scheduling software for effective utilization of available
resources, resulting in pull processes for single line maintenance of helicopters

Actively involved in the testing and implementation of state of the art network control
system at select airbases of IAF. Became proficient in the newly inducted air defence
systems and conducted continuity training on the same for air defence operators of
IAF. Carried out effective coordination with Air Force Movement Liaison Units for
timely issuance of clearances especially for civil flights.
Planned and orchestrated air defence exercises in the sensitive Jammu and Kashmir
region. High degree of professionalism and resource management exhibited while
conducting air defence operations, resulting in incident free surveillance. Motivated
and led air warriors during extensive air defence operations where continuous
manning exceeds beyond 48 hrs without shift system.

Aircraft Support Vehicles (ASV)


Formulated maintenance schedules to standardise procedures resulting in 20%
reduction of maintenance activities
Quality Control

Headed Quality Control (QC) section for testing and delivery of quality aviation
fuel to aircraft

Undergone QC course in BPCL Kochi


IIM-Ahmedabad
21 AFP-2016

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Arun
Ramnath

Dayanand K

MBA (International Business), ICFAI


M.Tech (Electronics & Communication),

B.E (Mechanical)
Specialisation in Marine Engineering
PGD Supply chain Management
Six Sigma Green belt
Lean Six Sigma Green belt

GGSIPU

B.E (Electronics & Communication), VTU

afp15arunrs@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 898 509 7886

afp15kdayanand@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 965 092 2985

https://in.linkedin.com/in/arun-ramnath-0042167

https://in.linkedin.com/in/dayanandk

10 years of experience in Inventory and supply chain


management, Project Management, Operations and cross
functional coordination

10 years of leadership experience in IAF in planning and


execution of complex Operations and Projects-Radars &
Communications

Inventory Planning Manager


Inventory planning of 55000 types of equipment spares, Inventory analysis
of Equipment spares and supply chain effectiveness to meet far reaching and
stringent timeline requirements of Indian naval ships and submarines
Expertise in Periodic review system, statistical base forecasting, scheduling, coordination with various stakeholders
Systematic and structured approach with stringent focus in process and procedural
effectiveness
Evaluation of vendors for ascertaining capabilities required for execution of
specialized contracts
Supplier performance analysis with impetus to Supplier relationship management
Integration of internal process requirement with suppliers constraints for effective
supplier relationship management

Senior Operations Manager


Headed a team of 100 technicians and managed operations of Radars and
Communications with a serviceability rate of 95%
Led a team of 40 signal operators and coordinated among geographically dispersed
teams to act promptly to obtain Signal-Intelligence data, so as to extract usable
intelligence by performing critical analysis on it
Innovated and implemented modifications on a Russian Radar to provide extra cooling,
that led to a reduced downtime by 85% and improved operational efficiency by 40%, in a
harsh desert terrain
Project Management
Conceptualized the Sig-Int Simulator ($13 mn) and formulated its technical and
operational specifications
Facilitated the transition of two, satellite based communication projects from project to
operational status in 6 months
Was involved in critical negotiations at HQs with domestic and international vendors for
three Sig-Int projects

Project Manager-Submarine construction

Management of specialized contractors for working on the various equipment


during the construction and commissioning of the submarine

Planned and executed commissioning activities of equipments in the critical path


of submarine construction

IIM-Ahmedabad
22 AFP-2016

Chief Instructor

Coached and certified 160 Officers and 3000 Personnel on Sig-Int in 4 years
Implemented a self-developed concept of a Real-Time Communication Battlefield
Simulation

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Deepshikha
Singh

Salvia N
Pillai

B.Sc. Physics (Hons.), Hindu College, Delhi

B Tech (Civil Engineering), Govt Engg

University
Diploma in Geographical Information
System, CME Pune

College, Kottayam, Kerala

afp15deepshikhas@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 959 696 4446

afp15salvianp@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 829 744 8777

http://in.linkedin.com/in/Deepshikha01

http://in.linkedin.com/in/salvianpillai

Managed Geographical Information Systems (GIS), IT


procurement & training in highly volatile sectors. 10 years
of experience in administrative & leadership role in warlike environment in varied terrain. Passionate for aerial
adventure activities.
IT Procurement Officer
Managed projects worth Rs 10 Cr+.
Initiated processes like paperless office & successfully implemented 3 projects.
Geographical Information System (GIS) Officer

Introduced 3 new training module with 3 different GIS softwares.


Developed 2 office automation tools and trained 120+ men.
HR & Administration

As first lady Officer in unit led a team of 150+ men towards better hygiene &
sanitation practices apart from sustained operations.

Achieved best maintained living standards awards consistently for 7 years at places
with extreme climates like Leh (J&K), Suratgarh (Rajasthan).

Managed office procedures, training & operational task of 700+ men for 5 yrs with
focus on crisis & disaster management during 2 major flood relief & 3 real time
internal security duties.

Adventure Sports

Army Adventure Wing sponsored Microlight Flying with 40+ Hours experience.
Pursued scuba diving and para-gliding at amateur level.
IIM-Ahmedabad
23 AFP-2016

10 years of multitasking experience in Military Engineering


Service as Executive Engineer & Staff Officer (Planning) and in
Engr Regt as HR & Logistic Officer

Project Management

Executive Engineer (GE, Ahmedabad Military Station) for planning and execution

of infrastructure projects and maintenance of buildings, installations, civil and


electrical services for 2 years.
Functioned independently as Contract and Budget Officer and Vendor manager in a
multi-cultural and multi-functional team.
Liaison with civil authorities both within Govt as well as Private Firms for external
service administration.
Staff Officer Planning (CE, Navy, Vizag) for Pre/Post sanctioning of high value
strategic projects under Govt of India for 1 year.
Asst Executive Engineer (Naval Projects,Mumbai) for planning and execution of
multi crore Naval infrastructural projects for 2 years.
HR & Logistic Management

Management and administration of 300+personnel including training, career


planning, logistics, performance assessment and strategic HR.

Management of engineering equipment, water & electric resource and stores in

adverse desert and high altitude conditions for unit strength of 1000+personnel.

Survey and extensive studies of the topographical data for EGIS system in Rajasthan

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Sonal N
Akkara

Tanvi
Marwaha

Bachelor of Engineering (E & C), VTU


Certificate Course: Centre for Leadership

BSc Economics Honours, Calcutta


University

and Behavioural Sciences

sonalakkara@gmail.com, +91 956 037 4999

afp15tanvim@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 829 728 6677

http://in.linkedin.com/in/sonalakkara

http://in.linkedin.com/in/tanvi-marwaha-1062243a

Fixed wing Transport Pilot in IAF having flown An32 and


Dornier Aircraft, Adjutant, Station Aerospace Safety and
Inspection Officer

10+ years of helicopter aviation experience in


complex flying environments. Extensive experience in
Communication, Administration and Human Resource
Management.

Flying
Operated the AN32 aircraft as a fully operational pilot including evacuation of
numerous casualties and conducting air maintenance missions in all possible
weather conditions, covering all sectors of the Indian Airspace including the valleys
of North East, the mountainous terrain of the Siachen Glaciar & the far reaches of
the Himalayas.
Converted to Dornier (DO-228) aircraft. Achieved fully operations status on
the new aircraft and contributed towards communication flying across country
conveying the senior brass of all three services.

Aviation
Over 1600 hours of helicopter flying in IAF. Undertook planning and execution of
missions in treacherous terrain demanding logical decision making in high stress
situations. Mitigated the associated risk of such missions with objective risk assessment
and resource management. Undertook various humanitarian missions without
emotional prejudice. Operated independently as Detachment Commander at remote
locations with men and machine under my direct charge.

Adjutant

Administration
Operated as Adjutant of various Units, each comprising of manpower in excess of 500
personnel. Supervised streamlined conduct of administrative activities. Coordinated
conduct of large scale events viz. Golden Jubilee Celebration, professional seminars
and social events.

Performed in parallel the duties of the Squadron Adjutant. This envisaged the
administrative management of the entire unit comprising 400 personnel

Organised various events to improve team building and camaraderie


Station Aerospace Safety and Inspection Officer

Implemented various measures towards maintaining and sustaining aerospace

safety at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi which is a base operating five types
of aircraft fleet in mixed environment of both civil and military traffic along with
international traffic.

IIM-Ahmedabad
24 AFP-2016

Training
Extensively involved in the flying training of trainees poised to join IAF.

Communication and creative skills


Instrumental in planning and designing of Unit Museum and Motivation Hall from
blueprint stage to installation stage. Conceptualised and designed the Coffee Table
Book of Helicopter Training School to mark the Schools Golden Jubilee.

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Sumit
Agarwal

S Muruga
Bharathi

MS Cyber Law and Cyber Security, NLU,

Graduate, Air Force Academy (2004)


BSc Computer Science MKU Madurai (2002)
Information Security Certification, IIT-

Jodhpur
B.E (Hons.) Information Technology,
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Certificate course in Advanced Networking
& Security, IIT Kharagpur

Kharagpur (2007)

Diplomas: Computer Hardware, Computer


Applications & InfoTech

afp15sumita@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 997 190 9508

afp15smbharathi@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 759 802 8033

http://in.linkedin.com/in/sumitagy

https://in.linkedin.com/in/smbharathi

9+ years of experience in managing information systems


security at Indian Navy.
IRCA ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor, ITIL Foundation, CISSP,
CISM, CISA, GCIH, CHFI, EnCE, ACE, ECSA, CEH

A Fighter Pilot & Administrator with expertise in Operations &


Strategic Management. 11 years of experience in managing
complex projects with infrastructure, finance & HR functions

Deputy Director, CIRT (Computer Incident Response Team)-Indian Navy


Provided subject matter expertise and advised senior management in governance and
strategic alignment of security
Collaborated with stakeholders for formulation and revision of information security
policy and designing of security program
Led a team of 15 members for managing DFIR (Digital Forensics and Incident
Response) function
Approved release of security advisories for proactive mitigation of risks arising from
potential threats
Spearheaded a team of 10 members for planning and conduct of Vulnerability
Assessment and Penetration Testing campaigns
Interacted with government bodies and industry counterparts to enhance capability
building in terms of technology, research, training, and awareness

Leadership
Commanded an Air Defence Detachment at an Atomic Power Station. In-Charge of
assets, manpower & combat readiness
Strategic Projects: Lead for Design & Development of airbases in hostile & remote
frontier regions
Operations Officer of a major airbase: Aviation Ops & Safety, Emergency & Crisis
Response, Search & Rescue
Disaster Relief Ops Mgmt. Member - Crisis Mgmt & Resource Distribution Centre'

Achievements
Published an ISMS risk management and audit framework for Indian Navy for
standardization of audit process and prioritization of resources
Enhanced Incident Response efficiency by setting up triage facilities
Member of GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) Advisory Board
IIM-Ahmedabad
25 AFP-2016

Competencies

Combat Military Aviator; decision-making & performance in high stress situations


Strategic Planning & Asset Management; Contingency forecast & response
Operations Management, Audit & Inspection. Extensive HR & people mgmt skills
Strong Information Security, Computing & numerical knowledge
Accomplishments

Long Service Medal, 2013; Special Service Medal, 2010; Sainya Seva Medal, 2008.
Youth Parliamentarian Award from President of India. National Rank: UPSC-CDSE.
Scholarship, International Partnership for Service & Learning, USA.
Award for distinguished service to Tribals; Best outgoing student- Kodaikanal
Christian College (2002)

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Manish
Agnihotri

Nishanth N

PG (Applied Mechanics), IIT Delhi


B.E (Mechanical)
Assessor, Defence Institute Of Psychological

MBA (Operation Management), Sikkim


Manipal University

MSc (Telecom), Cochin University


B.E (Mechanical), Vishweshwaraya

Research

Technological University

afp15magnihotri@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 886 161 8740

afp15nishanthn@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 949 388 7565

https://in.linkedin.com/in/manish-agnihotri-2a041a38

http://in.linkedin.com/in/nishanth81

11 years experience in technology intensive leadership


roles in industrial environment with contracts, vendor
selection, project implementation, operations &
maintenance.

A submariner with 12 yrs of varied experience in the


field of operations, tactics, general management, Project
Management and human resource management. Appointed
as second-in-command of a submarine.

Manager (Syncrolift Shiplift Rolls Royce) Indian Navy leading 350 members at
all levels such as foremen, supervisors, and leaders, across various departments
including Construction, Shipwright, Electrical, and Mechanical. In charge of
frontline maintenance and operation of shiplift systems such as Synchrolift Inc.
of M/s Rolls Royce for safe docking and undocking of Naval ships. Experience in
Change Management and procurement of equipment, Vendor valuation. Engaged in
successful execution and monitoring of annual maintenance contracts .

Achievements
Junior most Officer to assume responsibilities as second in command of a submarine.
Instrumental in completing dry dock period of a refit submarine in record time (2.5 yrs)
with a skeletal crew of 40.
Coordinated and planned limited resources to achieve operational tasks.
Responsible for training, mentoring and operational readiness of 100 multi-skilled
uniformed personnel.
Conceptualized, designed and executed an electronic warfare centre for a Submarine.
Served as specialist advisor to the Command Team and collaborating units in deriving
optimum value from EW assets in a dynamic environment.
As Head of Department managed employee unions and co-op societies to promote
defence civilian welfare measures.
Ensured high standards of safety and awareness in the unit by implementing safety
management programs and procedures.
Carried out timely training, leave planning, documentation, welfare, grievance
management aspects of individuals and their annual performance appraisals.
Coordinated and conducted International Coastal clean ship day with people from
diverse background.

Officer-in-Charge , Hull & Outfitting Major refit projects by leading industrial


workforce in blasting and painting underwater hull, fabrication, repair and outfitting
of ship structures.
Talent Acquisition Specialist for induction of potential leaders. Psychological
profiling for hiring of candidates meant for leadership roles within Armed Forces.
Delivered assessment of behaviour manifestation, identification and development of
leadership traits and outbound group development.

IIM-Ahmedabad
26 AFP-2016

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PA Vednarayanan

Vinod S

B.E. (INDUSTRIAL ENGG),

MBA (HRM), Pondicherry university


MSc (Telecom), Cochin University
B Tech (Mechanical), Kerala University
Diploma in Security & Banking
Diploma in Leadership & Management

NAGPUR UNIV 2002

afp15pavedanarayanan@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 926 058 0634

afp15vinods@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 944 193 1159

https://in.linkedin.com/in/vedu-iyer-49608a53

http://in.linkedin.com/in/svinod

12 yrs experience in Indian Army (Corps of EME) in


maintenance management of equipment including tanks,
vehicles & helicopters, administration and planning &
coordination
Manager Maintenance
Led a team of 80 technicians to steer equipment management over inhospitable
terrain over expanse of 300 kms at tactical level leadership
Enterprise Resource Planning: Conceived and implemented strategy to ensure
uptime of near 99% for systems/equipment to achieve organizational objectives
Handling forecasting, budgeting, procurement, monitoring estate and facility
management as part of administrative duties.
HR management of human resource under command to include conflict resolution
and HR administration
Engineering Officer: Helicopter Maintenance

Led a team of technicians involving cross functional technical leadership involving


maintenance of Cheetah & Chetak Helicopters of Army Aviation

12 years of experience in Project Management, Administration,


HRM, Telecommunication, Training and Development and Cross
functional Coordination

Project Development, Communication & Planning

Key member(Office-in-Charge Datacenter) of ongoing Defence project DCN


(Defence Communication Network) worth INR 8 billion

Spearheaded Upgradation of Navy Enterprise Wide Area Network in Eastern Naval


Command as Officer-in-charge(NEWN)

Planned and executed redundancy trials for Satellite Direction Finding System
SAMUDRA

As Executive Officer, planned and coordinated Ships refit in record time in the
history of Naval Ship Repair Yard

Led a team of 75 highly-skilled professionals from cross-functional groups and


executed the Induction & Acceptance of New Mine Sweeping Equipment

Operations / Administration and HRM

Identify training needs and curriculum design for on job training of newly inducted

As Officer-in-Charge, Indian Navys Primary Satellite hub RUKMANI, enhanced

OIC Planning: EME Bn

As Officer-in-Charge Telecom and Staff Officer (Civilian) handled Employee

technician of Army Aviation Maintenance wing

As OIC planning in Secunderabad, was part of core team responsible for

conceptualizing first Amphibious Workshop in support of Amphibious Brigade


of Indian Army to include human resource, equipment profile and organizational
structure

IIM-Ahmedabad
27 AFP-2016

communication capability of Ships/Establishments

Unions and Cooperative Societies to promote defence civilian welfare measures

Ensured training continuity, discipline, task allocation, leave planning,

documentation, welfare, grievance management and annual performance appraisals


for a team of 100+ personnel

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Naveen
Abhishek

Manish
Kumar

M.Sc (Telecommunications), Cochin

M.B.A. (Operations Management), SMUDE


BSc Chemistry, Delhi University

University
B.Tech (Marine Engineering), BITS Pilani

naveen_abhishek@yahoo.com, +91 996 985 8861

afp15manishk@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 953 563 2040

https://in.linkedin.com/in/naveenabhishek

http://in.linkedin.com/in/manish-kumar-1ba98844

11 years as an Officer in the Indian Navy to command, lead


and inspire service personnel, 2 years served as Marine
Engineer on merchant vessels

13 Yrs of leadership experience focused towards Defence


Infrastructure Projects/Operations, Land Acquisition,
Logistics & Supply Chain Management and Administration

Strategic planning and operations


Second in-command of a submarine - Leadership role by commanding and
managing a team, developing their skills to a high level of competence and
readiness.
Senior Operations/ Administrative Officer - conceptualised, lead and directed a
team of highly skilled personnel from cross functional groups for security of Indian
Nuclear Submarine.
Specialist advisor to the Command Team and Collaborating units in deriving
optimum value from EW assets in a dynamic environment.
Responsibility for the welfare, morale and motivation of subordinates on the
submarine in difficult and dangerous conditions.
Conceptualized, designed and executed an electronic warfare centre for a
Submarine as Operations Manager
Responsible for training, mentoring and operational readiness of multi-skilled
uniformed personnel, both sailors and new Officers.

Projects/Operations Management including Land, Facilities and Assets Management


Spearheaded the Defence Infrastructure Projects worth Rs 800 Cr+
Led a Team of representatives of Area Headquarters for planning and execution of
Project Seabird worth Rs 13000 Cr and negotiations for acquisition of 500 Acres land of
strategic importance for Indian Navy
Planned project and maintenance of facilities and assets including schedules,
forecasts,sanctions,monitoring and control for an annual budget of Rs 10 Cr+
Conceptualised the DPRs for modernisation plan and Smart Armed Forces Station for
Large Naval Bases
Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Handled all Logistical functions ,procurements and vendor management related to


Projects and Maintenance through a vendor base of 200+

Managed the overall functioning of Canteen Stores Department having annual turnover
of 2 Cr+ including all logistical functions at Area Headquarters level.

Administration

Managed all Infrastructure and land assets spread across 11500 acres
Commanded a team of trainers for training of 900+ trainees
IIM-Ahmedabad
28 AFP-2016

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dr. Shikha
Garg

Sunaina Mariam
Augustine

MBBS
MBA (Health Care Services), SMU
PG Certificate course (Health & Family

MBA (Logistics Management), Goa


University

B.Com, MG University, Kochi

Welfare Mgmt), National Institute of


Health & Family Welfare

afp15shikhag@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 814 666 8442

afp15sunainama@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 986 942 4880

https://in.linkedin.com/in/shikha-garg-41121910b

http://in.linkedin.com/in/sunaina-augustine-66a644108

An Army medical professional with 14 years of clinical


experience in bedside patient care, emergency care and
family medicine

Operations
As in-charge of Trauma & Accident subunit at Base Hospital, headed an Emergency
Response Services (team of 20) for 2 years at the rate of 2000 patients annually
Ensured smooth supply of medicines among geographically distributed subunits by
critical planning and forecasting for 2 years
Planned and executed maintenance schedules for electro-medical equipment (worth
50 Cr) by liaising with cross functional teams to achieve serviceability status of 95%
Training
Trained and certified 600 non-medical personnel in 5 years on War-time First-aid
Formulated new training programmes for 3 courses for medical personnel
Administration
As the Deputy In-charge of a hospital for 4 years, led a team of 250 personnel with a
patient footfall of 400 per day
During the flood relief operations in the Kashmir Valley (2014), headed 5
multifunctional teams that consisted of 25 personnel, 5 ambulances and medicines
worth 3 lakhs and handled casualties at the rate of 100 per day for 20 days
Handled an annual budget of 20 lakhs for purchase of medicines for 3 years at a field
unit hospital
IIM-Ahmedabad
29 AFP-2016

14 years of leadership and managerial experience in


Procurement, Administration & Running of Service Centres and
Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Head - Logistics & Finance (2 yrs)

Experience in Audit and expenditure of `4.5Cr (budget allocation).


100% payment of dues (` 231Cr) towards Pay & Allowances i.r.o. retiring sailors for
two consecutive years.

Undertook multiple event management in Mumbai as part of Navy week


celebrations for over 1000 service and civilian population.

Dy. Base Victualling/ Logistics Officer & Dy. Logistics & Finance (12 yrs)

Prompt execution of contracts for supply of rations for troops worth ` 24Cr with a
saving of 22% per contract impacting over 1100 families.

Led the project team for implementing LAN and IVMS in the unit resulting in
accurate accounting, better forecasting and cost saving.

Independently administered and revitalised Navy petrol pump, ration stand,

Officers & sailors mess and aviation store with minimal escalations upto 6000+
beneficiaries.
Supported 25 Naval & CG ships, 10 + Naval, Army & Air force units and 9+
remotely located units for issue of rations, clothing and pay & allowances by
coordinating with multiple stakeholders in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kochi.

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The winner's edge is not in a


gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent.
The winner's edge is all in the
attitude. Attitude is the criterion
for success.
-Dennis Waitley

IIM-Ahmedabad
30 AFP-2016

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Dr. Jaikishan KP

Sumeet
Kapahi

MBBS, Govt Medical College,

Master of Engg(Mech, Guided Missiles)


Pune University

Thrissur (1998)
Emergency Medicine short course & Update
(2003)
PGDCA, NIIT (2009)
PGDHHM, Symbiosis Pune (2015)

B. Tech (Electrical), JNU


PGDMM (Marketing), IMT Ghaziabad
PGDMS, JBIMS Mumbai,
PMI, EMI/EMC

afp15jaikishankp@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 887 992 6288

afp15sumeetk@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 981 855 8573

https://in.linkedin.com/in/jai-kishan-a567a39b

http://in.linkedin.com/in/sumeet-kapahi-40760252

17 years of experience in Patient Care and Medical


Services. Combined multi-disciplinary experience in
supervising and managing across whole gamut of functions
of Hospital Operations.

20 yrs Leadership Level experience of Operations/IT


Projects/System Integration/Ship Building/ Procurement,
Contract management & new equipment commissioning/
maintenance.

Hospital Management
Expertise in managing clinical and supportive services of Hospital. Coordinated
hospital departments for efficient and quality patient care, Regulatory affairs,
Liaisons, Purchases, Inventory mgmt and Medical Auditing skills.
Training and development: Conducted training programs in Basic Life Support,
Combat Survival and Battlefield Medical Procedures for Army and Force One
Mumbai (Police ATS).
Knowledge about Hospital Accreditation standards and Insurance Mgmt.
Implementation of Disaster Management Plans and Bio-Medical Waste Mgmt.
HR Mgmt and Recruitment.
Counselling for Stress mgmt.

Awarded Chief of Naval Staff Gold Medal & Commander-in-Chief Commendation for
project/operations management. Last 10 yrs highlights as follows

Achievements

International Peace Keeping Experience: served with United Nations in South

Sudan. Provided Triage; strategized treatment and evacuation during mass casualty
occurrences in extreme volatile conditions.
Experience in managing Health projects of UN with support from MSF and PHCs
of South Sudan.
Served in Rashtriya Rifles, J & K, in Active Counter Insurgency Operations:
appreciated with Chief of Army Staff Commendation for motivation & dedication.
IIM-Ahmedabad
31 AFP-2016

Joint Director: Project Management Group- CMS at IHQ MoD(Navy),Delhi (Apr


14-To date
Undertaking Project /Contract Management to ensure timely development /
procurement & induction of software intrinsic Systems worth over Rs 1000 Cr on
new ships.
Head: Ship Building / Electrical Dept at Mazagon Dock / INS Betwa, Mumbai (Apr
12-Apr 14)
Commissioning of Electronic Systems on new ships valued at approx Rs 11500
Crores, Chosen amongst many for HOD post on frontline warship Betwa. Awarded
Best Department trophy amongst Fleet of ships
Senior Manager at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai (Apr 09-Apr 12)

Ensured record performance towards Refit (maintenance) of 31 ships with Before


Time delivery of 24 ships. Awarded best Manager trophy.

Sr System Manager WESEE at Delhi (Aug 05-Apr 09) Successful Integration


of Weapons and Sensors (Electronic equipment) with OEMs including with
International Organisations

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Naveen
Kundra

PR Prasad

M Engg (Mech)(Marine),

MBL, NLSIU, Bengaluru


ME, Pune University
Advanced Marine Engineering Course
B Tech, JNU
BSc, Goa University

University of Pune
B Tech (Mech), Jawaharlal Nehru
University,
PGDMS, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute

afp15naveenk@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 985 096 2266

afp15prprasad@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 882 622 4394

https://in.linkedin.com/in/naveen-kundra-4335b0b8

http://in.linkedin.com/in/prp1973

Strategy and Operations professional with 20 years


experience. Integrity, passion, energy,communication and
interpersonal skills are my key strengths.

20 years of experience in management of strategy,


technology, finances, processes and people by leadership in
uniquely challenging environments. Looking for opportunities in
the field of Strategy, Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Combat Leadership
Head of Engineering dept onboard frontline warships of the Navy incl Destroyer and
Missile Corvette: 24x7 ops, planning, HR, logistics and morale. Commendation for
operational excellence

Shipbuilding project Drove the propulsion plant project for a multi-billion dollar
strategic submarine to completion within stringent timelines

Operational Expertise

Production Manager at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and Fleet support unit, Vizag, led
civilian workforce strength of over 300

Support to visiting ships at Port Victoria, Seychelles

Commercial Management End to end management of procurement (Rs 400 Cr),


Strategy, tendering, financial and statutory clearances, post contract issue resolution,
quality & environment standards. Reduced turnaround times (30%) through improved
processes. Implemented financial management system in Naval Dockyard, Mumbai
Operations Management

Planning and Strategy


As Naval Adviser to Govt of Seychelles, progressed defence cooperation and
presented perspective plan for integrated Engineering facility
Strategy for indigenisation in defence industry

Life extension of 03 warships through cost-effective upgrades and maintenance

Design and Creativity


Design of software and databases. Awarded commendation
Innovative warship design & Knowledge management systems
IT networks,n-computing , RFID, VC

Improved shop floor efficiencies and innovated equipment utility for overhaul of

Project and Technical Management

Management of warship construction project using PERT/CPM


Directing staff at prestigious Naval War College
IIM-Ahmedabad
32 AFP-2016

receiving Commendation from Commander in Chief

Increased operational efficiencies by 15% through effective forecast planning, man


and inventory management of ships at sea and in refit
steam turbines with a workforce of 250 technical staff

Major infrastructural renovations; proactive interactions with Unions to ensure a


happy workforce

Training
Intensive training of 200 Officer cadets to face challenging mental & physical situations

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GURKEERAT SINGH
SEKHON

Amol Ashok
Wadikar

M.E. (Mechanical Engg)


B.Tech (Mechanical Engg)
B.Sc. (Physics)

Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing


Management

B.Sc (Naval Academy)


pursuing PGD in International Business
(Symbiosis) and Shipping Management
(NMISM)

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https://in.linkedin.com/in/amolwadikar

Senior operations & project manager with 20 years of


experience seeking a role in marketing strategies

Leadership in Combat Role


Served as Chief Engineer of warships. Performed diverse roles including
management of men & material to ensure battle readiness. Adjudged Best Ship
Participated in Operation Parakram
Operations
Headed Trials Centre for trials of engineering equipment of nuclear submarines
Managed operations involving 380 men, 32 test-beds, high value inventory such as
fuel (1100 tons/month), steam boilers etc. for trials of equipment
Project Management
Mentored 10 designers for technical design of engineering systems of advanced
nuclear submarines
Managed end-to-end system integration from conceptualising to trials onboard 1st
indigenous nuclear submarine Arihant
Commended by Vice Chief of Naval Staff for professional excellence
Analytics & Problem Solving
Implemented innovative solutions, undertook risk analysis & resolved operational
bottlenecks meeting stringent time, cost & quality parameters
Marine Engineering
Expertise in selection, installation, operation & maintenance of diesel engines,
steam machinery & propulsion equipment
IIM-Ahmedabad
33 AFP-2016

Led from the front for 21 years in fields of Planning,


Operations, Project & Resource handling, Training and
Transition Management

Project & Transition Management

Last 05 years have handled Civil Projects (Works/ Land) from conceptualisation, to
budgeting & control, till implementation, amounting to `500 Cr.

Conceptualised, planned and executed civil works for use of 250 acres land in role
change from Naval Academy to a training base with training units having widely
diverse roles (Academic Excellence to Combat training)
Commissioning of ship post-preservation (long lay-off) Involves planning,
internal/ external coordination, meeting deadlines, laying standards, anticipating
and resolving problems/ bottlenecks
Planning/ Operations/ Resources Handling

10 years sea going ship management experience (self-independent & self-sustaining


entity) Planning and executing operations including co-operation exercises with
other countries
05 years experience as Executive Officer of war vessels, encompassing planning,
executing complex operations to daily running issues pertaining to men, material
and technology
Training

Two training tenures, one academic oriented and other as a on-field auditor aimed
at standardization & excellence

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Dave Joseph
Jose

Pavan Kumar
Singh

B.A (Economics),National Defence

B. E. (Electronics), MSRIT, Bengaluru


Aeronautical Engg Course, Air Force Tech.

Academy (JNU)
LLMC (Long Logistics & Management
Course) Naval Logistics & Management
School Equivalent to MBA in Logistics &
SCM, Goa University

College, Bengaluru

afp15davejj@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 944 110 1389

afp15pksingh@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 957 429 3675

https://in.linkedin.com/in/davejose

http://in.linkedin.com/in/pavansingh1

21 Years experience in Logistics specialising in Supply


Chain, Materials, Procurement, Operations, Vendor Relations,
HR, Budgeting & Cost Control, Infrastructure, Disaster Relief,
Cross Functional Coordination and Resource Optimization
Material & Supply Chain
Managed inventory of >2 lakh equipment/spares sourced from >300 OEMs
Maintained supply chain of >900 customers & suppliers through Integrated
Computerised System with Total Asset Visibility
Developed procurement strategies at optimum costs within time, budget and quality
norms
Rationalised spares & stores reducing Inventory holding costs
Managed Material Budget of Rs 1000 Cr p.a
Skilled in negotiating with vendors on quality, timely supply and credit terms
Logistics, Operations & HR

Advised on Project Management, Contract Administration & Logistics Ops


Ensured seamless and cost effective movement of consignments
Designed contingency plans against impact of disaster to contain losses
Oversaw HR processes - Career Planning, Promotions, Training & Welfare
Managed planning and budgeting of diverse fund accounts
Contributed towards enhancing quality of life and morale on operational ships
Ability to work in diverse environs with people from varied backgrounds
Adept at performing under pressure and meet deadlines
Commended twice for Professionalism and Devotion to Duty
IIM-Ahmedabad
34 AFP-2016

21 Years of leadership experience in Air Force including


Maintenance and operations of Radar and Weapon System.
Procurement of missiles and weapon system from Indian and
foreign vendors till induction.
Joint Director Air Staff Requirement, Air HQ, New Delhi

Starting from making the ASQR to Tech Evaluation and Field Trials to Contract

negotiations, finalised the contracts with Indian and Foreign Vendors which were
ranging to the tune of few thousand crores each.
Managed these projects from planning to procurement and finally induction in IAF.
Command Guided Weapon Maintenance Officer

As Command Maint. Officer, supervised the maintenance of all guided weapons in


the various units which include the mgmt of man and material both. I coordinated
maximum missile firing of one type of missiles in IAF for a given year.
Conceptualised and implemented various maint practices which contributed to
achieve better serviceability of the systems.
Senior Technical Officer at Field Units

Headed a team of 250 personnel and 15 officers to accomplish various technical and
operational activities. My unit was adjudged best in Air Force.

Participated in Kargil war and was deployed very close to border. After Parliament
attack, was deployed in Op-Parakram.

Good exposure of Radars, Missile and electronic warfare.

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Vijay Pratap
Singh

Hemanth KP
Nair

M Tech (Power Electronics), IIT, Bombay


B.E. (Electrical and Electronics ), NIT

B Sc (Physics) University of Calicut,


Kerala, India

Certificate(s) in UN Peace Keeping

Karnataka, Surathkal
PMP Certified

Operations. UN

afp15vpsingh@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 931 262 3598

afp15hkpnair@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 830 185 1069

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http://in.linkedin.com/in/hemanth-kp-nair

21 years of leadership experience in Air Force in Project


Management, Installation, Maintenance and Operation of
Radar & Communication Systems, Training & Development.

Operations & Product Support


Ensured high degree of equipment readiness through forward planning, Quality
Control and efficient inventory management.
As Chief of Production and Chief of Plans, provided O, I and D level maintenance
assistance to field units operating Electronic Warfare Systems, Radars &
Communication Equipment.
Project Management & Planning

Strategic planning of repairs of Radars & Electronic Equipment.


Successfully exploited tools viz. PERT & Quality Control towards timely installation
of Radar and Communication Equipment in field units.

Planned Commissioning, Field Testing, Evaluation and Acceptance of state-of-theart Medium Power Radar with Captive Power Supply.

Team Building & Leadership


Successfully formed & led technical teams in challenging conditions in Induction,
Commissioning, Maintenance & Operation of Radars & Communication System.
Employed innovative management techniques towards team building and culture
setting.
Ensured manpower development through Strategic HR Planning.
Led a team of 150 skilled industrial workforce at a premier Base Report Depot.
IIM-Ahmedabad
35 AFP-2016

22 yrs of Leadership experience in IAF blended


with varied operating geographies and High Velocity
environments. High value product deliverance

Leadership Roles

As COO of a Rs 1000 Crore Joint Civil/ Military Airbase facilitated accident-free

Air Operations for two years by seamlessly bringing together the verticals of Air
Traffic Services, Meteorology, Air Defence, Flight Safety and Radio Navigational
Aids. Operating on an Annual budget of Rs 100 Lakhs, collecting monthly landing
and parking charges of Rs 25 Lakhs. Pursued and cleared backlog of Rs 100 Lakhs
from Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher.
Commanded a medium lift Helicopter unit with assets worth Rs 700 Crore
and accident-free flying operations of 7500 sorties for two years at Mumbai
International Airport. Maintained 100% aircraft serviceability for more than 11
months.
Varied geographical and High-Velocity Environments.

Operated pan India and UN mission in Sudan. Performed successfully in high-

velocity changes in terms of rapid IT proliferation and upgraded weapon platforms


induction.

High-Value Product Delivery.

Provided leadership to various Disaster Relief and Aid to Civil Power operations,
optimising air effort, for quick and timely delivery across geographies.

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NSS Sreenivas

Pradeep Kumar
Dey

Post Graduate in Management

M Tech (Reliability Engineering) IIT

Studies,
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute
Post Graduate Diploma in Human
Resources Management, Symbiosis
Master in Science, Goa University

Khargpur

BE (Mech) Karnataka University


PMP PMI

afp15nsssreenivas@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 942 022 1665

afp15pradeepkd@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 948 163 1873

https://in.linkedin.com/in/nsshydro

http://in.linkedin.com/in/pradeep-kumar-dey-b357642a

Executive branch Officer with 22+ years in Indian Navy.


Over 10 years in Senior Management with emphasis on
Operations, QA/QC, Leadership and Mentoring.

Operational
Vast sea experience in operational units involving planning, execution and workup
readiness. Undertaken roles in extreme challenging situations, disaster management
assistance in India and abroad during Tsunami. Ship refit utilising latest project
management tools achieving high degree of readiness in time bound manner and
considerable cost savings to Navy.

4 years as Reliability Engineer and Senior Project Engineer


for Aircraft Technical Documentation and Publication, 10 years
of Aviation Operations/ Maintenance Management, 4 years of
Training and Development, Leadership in Indian Air Force
Reliability Engineering and Quality Assurance

Reliability analysis projects completed for 2 fighter aircraft fleets and advised on

reliability improvement. Optimization of aircraft preventive maintenance schedules.

Internal Quality Audit of aircraft maintenance documentation and publications


development for ISO 9001 QMS compliance

Quality Audit of aircraft repair and overhaul facility

Training
Undertaken Instructor and Chief Instructor duties at Internationally Recognised
CATA training Institute mentoring many Naval Officers,Government officials from
over 30 countries from India and abroad.

Project Management
Successfully completed 7 projects on maintenance documentation and publications for
a fighter aircraft fleet as Senior Project Engineer. Certified PMP

Administration
Implementation of new high end spatial database infrastructure solutions for better
data utilisation thereby reducing time and costs. Planned, implemented stringent
QA/QC policy in Navy.
Carried out Recruitment of Service and Civilian Defence personnel.

Led 16 aircraft fleet first and second line maintenance and operations
Recovery of 8 prolonged unserviceable aircraft under severe time and resource

Commanding Officer
Command of Naval warship for over 37 Months with emphasis on safety, high
resolution data collection, effective equipment deployment, engineering and electrical
performance, helicopter operations, training & mentoring over 20 Officers & 175 Men.
IIM-Ahmedabad
36 AFP-2016

Operations/Maintenance Management

constraints, Set up aircraft repair and servicing facilities

Training and Development

Senior Instructor at Faculty of Management at Air Force Technical College for post
graduate engineers

Successfully coordinated 3 Management Development Programs for senior

engineers of 16-18 years experience. Led a team of 50 plus technical training


instructors at aircraft technical trade training school

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Ram Prasad
Gurung

Vikas
Sharma

MBA (Executive), FMS, University of Delhi


ME (Electronics and Telecommunication),

MSc (Under Water Systems) equivalent CUSAT


B Sc, JNU
Nuclear Biological Chemical Defence Course
Networks Managers Course

Pune University

B.Tech (Electrical Engineering), JNU, New


Delhi

afp15ramprasadg@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 882 661 8710

afp15vikass@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 971 123 4853

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rpgurungsubmariner

http://in.linkedin.com/in/vikas722003

22 years of experience in a variety of roles and


responsibilities in operations & maintenance of electrical/
electronic systems, training, contract management and
project management onboard submarine /HQs.

An Executive Officer of weapons stream with over 22 years


of experience onboard ships, submarines, Operations Centre
with proven and demonstrative experience in conceptualizing,
delivery critical projects net centric operations

Project management & planning


As team member conducted requirement analysis, evaluated technical
specifications, formulated and negotiated contracts worth Rs 5000 Cr for nuclear
submarine program.
Member of many Indo-Russian teams for acceptance/ commissioning of equipment
worth 2000 Cr.

Core Competencies
A team player with excellent knowledge of working with central government
ministries/departments, state boards, DRDO along with Indian and Foreign firms.
Domain specialist in system integration, developing integrated solution for NCO
systems and government/ defence procurement procedures. Commended twice for
professional competence and time bound delivery of critical projects.

Operations and Maintenance

Led team of three Officers & 50 technicians to provide maintenance, shore support,
spares management, contingencies handling and coordinated with multiple
stakeholders to reduce turnaround time for submarines by 20%.

Training & IT infrastructure management

Led first major drive in 30 years to revise training curriculum/content and

development of electronic training manual at submarine training institution.


Trained 600 personnel in 6 years.
Conceptualised & executed installation of multiple IT networks costing Rs 2 Cr.
Achievements
First naval Officer to be Conferred with prestigious IETE Award for contribution
to R&D( 2003-04) at a national level.
Represented Navy in Laser National Sailing Championship (2008 and 09).
IIM-Ahmedabad
37 AFP-2016

Projects
Ongoing: Specified System Requirements for National Maritime Domain Awareness
project and submitted Detailed Project Report for approval (value 1500cr). Progressed
CCS approval in coordination with several Central ministries/department and states.
Completed: Specified System Requirements and implemented under mentioned
projects in 3 years undertaking complete process of induction under DPP/
Government route followed by integrated system acceptance after delivery

Coastal Surveillance and Decision Support Software and Information Management


and Analysis Centre (Gurgaon) as part of NC3I project (value 453 cr).

National Automatic Identification System Project with Ministry of Shipping (value 163 cr).

Pilot Project for Proprietary Fishing Vessel Tracking Transponder System (1.6 cr).
Coastal Surveillance Systems for India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Seychelles, Vietnam(Total 1400cr).

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Ranjan
Bhattacharya

Mahesh
Gupte

M.Sc (Def and Strat Studies), Madras

PGDHRM (IMT Ghaziabad )


Certificate in Disaster Management

University
M.Sc (Naval Weapon System) equivalent,
CUSAT
B.Sc, JNU

(IGNOU)

B.A. (Bombay University)

afp15ranjanb@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 882 688 4441

afp15maheshg@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 946 984 8768

https://in.linkedin.com/in/ranjan-bhattacharya-2b278497

https://in.linkedin.com/in/mahesh-gupte-476139109

22+ years of experience in the Executive Branch of


the Indian Navy with result oriented focus in the field
of Operations with the last 8 years in Senior General
Management and Leadership Role.

23 years of experience, global exposure in UN, expertise in


man management, recruitment by psychological assessment
and diverse organisational functions.

Joint Director Integrated Headquarters, MoD (Navy)


Planned submarine operations, including multinational exercises and interactions.
Involved in force level and manpower planning, training, development and evaluation
of tactics and SOPs. Oversaw induction of critical technologies like Satellite-Based
Communications.

Selection, Recruitment & Man Management


Trained in projective technique of psychological assessment and Worked as military
psychologist in Services Selection Board. Carried out screening and psychological
assessment of approximately 1500 candidates. Worked as Officer in charge of
Recruitment

Commanding Officer of Two Indian Naval Submarines.


Overall responsible for safe operations, tactics, weapon employment, engineering
performance; training and mentoring of the crew.
Staff Officer Planning at Submarine Squadrons.
Responsible for training and evaluation of crew, workup of submarines, collation
and management of operational data, analysis of weapon firings. Commended by
Commander in Chief for planning and management of events during Presidential
Fleet Review.
Extracurricular Activities.
Authored a book on history and growth of Indian Navys Submarine Arm. Edited a
Monthly Newsletter on Contract Bridge.
Prize winner at Summer Nationals Bridge tournament.
Planned and executed a solar lighting project in a remote and inaccessible village of
Uttaranchal.
IIM-Ahmedabad
38 AFP-2016

Directly responsible for all HRM functions of 120 Infantry personnel. Held
appointments of Principal Staff Officer in various capacities. Commanded a NCC
battalion of 1600 cadets and 35 personnel. Led the sub units in number of combat
operations
Training & Development
Trained & motivated 120 persons for combat operations. Carried out training of
army recruits and short courses on training and personality development. Held the
appointment of Additional Director Training NCC J & K and Trained & led NCC
cadets Republic Day contingent at Delhi.
Foreign Mission
Dealt with a number of foreign nationals while working as military observer with UN
in Congo also carried out negotiations and disarmament.

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P Kandasamy

P Madhusoodhanan

MBA, NIBM, Chennai


MSc Weapon Technology, Pune University
BA, JNU, New Delhi
Diploma in Psychological Counselling,

M Tech (Comn Engg), IIT Bombay


BE (Elec &Comn); Govt College of Tech,
Coimbatore

PG Cert in Proj Mgmt, IGNOU


Aeronautical Engineers Course, Air Force

Nizam College, Hyderabad

Tech College

afp15pkandasamy@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 949 422 8149

afp15pmadhusoodhanan@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 805 624 3852

https://in.linkedin.com/in/p-kandasamy-mudaliar-871151109

http://in.linkedin.com/in/pmadhusoodhanan

23 years of hands on experience in Operations, Training,


Logistics, Security and Administration in Army

23 years of experience in the IAF spanning Project and


Operations Management in the ICT, RF and Aeronautical
domains, Network Security, PKI, HRM

Operations / Training
Second In Command of a major unit with 550 personnel was responsible for their training,
field operations, administration, welfare and logistics involving a distance of over 1000 KM
Staff Officer for Operations of a Brigade responsible for the operations, training, security,
communication and operational logistics of 5 major units with each unit having a strength
of 500 personnel.
Battery Commander in commanding a Company responsible for their training and
operations for 150 personnel
Involved in Junior Level Management to include Training/ Operations for 150 personnel

Project Management
Key player in the Design and Implementation Team of Project AFNET, the pan-India
network centric platform connecting 240 IAF sites.

Logistics
At various appointments as Staff Officer involved in monitoring the movement of more than
100 vehicles and personnel over a distance of 1000 KM
Administration
As Staff Officer executed duties of Administrative, discipline, legal and ceremonial aspects of
four Brigades comprising of 8000+ personnel
Security
Did a Staff tenure for two years as Intelligence Officer in a Brigade responsible for Intelligence
collation, analysis and security related aspects of the six major units with each unit of 400
personnel
IIM-Ahmedabad
39 AFP-2016

Planned and executed Security mechanisms in IAFs network, Certifying Authority


of IAF, Migration of the legacy radar data processing equipment to an integrated, data
processing system, e-learning platform at Air Force Technical College, Conceptualized
IAF Security Operation Centre, Formulated RFP for various networking elements of
IAF
Operations Management
Headed data centres, hosted services and security operations vertical of IAF. Headed
and been part of communications and Air Defence operations and maintenance teams.
Planned and implemented the manpower needs for operation of IAFs ICT network
HR
Executed career enhancement evaluations of more than 6000 IAF personnel. Imparted
technical skills in ICT domain to over 1000 engineers at Air Force Technical College
Misc
Core member of the drafting team of the ICT Vision and the Information Security
Policy of IAF. Evaluated networking, network security, power generation products

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Pratik
Sinha

J S Gavankar

M Tech (Aeronautical Engineering-

MS (Software Systems), BITS Pilani


PGDHRM, IGNOU
Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force

Electrical), Cochin University of Science


and Technology (Kochi)
Member of The Aeronautical Society of
India

Technical College

B Tech (CS&E), Amravati University

afp15pratiks@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 964 589 4405

afp15jsgavankar@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 949 398 2100

http://in.linkedin.com/in/pratik-sinha-ba93b080

http://in.linkedin.com/in/jsgavankar

18 years of experience in Operations/ Project Management,


Product Support, Team-building, Training & Leadership in
Naval Aviation

Project Management & Planning


Strategically planned/ coordinated aircraft overhaul/ repair/ modernisation
programmes in an extremely dynamic/ demanding environment while maintaining
sustained frontline force levels
Re-engineered organisational design and structure for increased motivation,
productivity, efficiency and effectiveness across all departments
Successfully monitored/ implemented training as Head of Faculty(Electrical) on
11 different types of aircraft spanning nearly 400 courses per year for all aviation
technical personnel
Operations & Product Support

Ensured high degree of role-worthiness and operational availability of $160 mn V/

STOL fighter aircraft assets through forward planning, stringent scheduling, quality
control, system modifications, effective defect rectification and efficient inventory
management

Team Building & Leadership

Successfully led multi-million dollar V/STOL fighter aircraft maintenance and


production teams
Effectively implemented HRD initiatives through training of personnel for
sustenance of all Naval V/STOL fighter aircraft assets
IIM-Ahmedabad
40 AFP-2016

24 years with IAF and DRDO:


Aerospace - Project Management, Strategic Planning,
Negotiations Avionics Upgrade, System Integration, Software
and Product Development
Project Management

Deputy Director, Project ASTRA(955 Cr)Development, Integration and Flight

Testing of Indias first Air-to-Air Missile. Managed 22 geographically distributed


cross-functional teams
Program Manager, Avionics Upgrade(100Cr)-Program and Contract management
of an advanced fighter upgrade program involving seven nations
Chief Engineer-Lead 1100 personnel. Task and resource planning for Maintenance
Operations and Supply Chain Management of large IAF base.
Nav and Comm Manager(30 Cr)Technology and Contract management of
seven concurrent time critical projects for resurrection of Airport, ATC and
Communication services
System Integration, Software and Product Development

Defined Architecture, Specs and Interfaces for avionics upgrade programs


Designed and developed avionics platform and application software
Integrated and flight tested avionics systems and weapons
Conceptualised, designed and developed indigenous solutions viz Weapon &

Systems Integration Rig, Mission Card Reader, Airborne Camera Pod, and Cockpit
Simulator
Member of DRDL Tech Review Board and IAF Evaluation Teams

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Shobhit
Rai

Narendra
Kumar

M Tech (Bio Medical Engineering),

MBA (HR),
MBA(Ops Mgt),
MSc (Defence Strategic Studies),
UGC-NET Qualified,
Qualified Interviewing Officer for Staff

IIT Madras
Diploma (Senior Level Defence
Management), Army War College, Mhow
B Tech (Mechanical Engineering), Military
College of EME, Secunderabad, JNU

selection,

Certificate in Supply Chain Management,

afp15shobhitr@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 958 220 4768

afp15narendrak@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 986 874 3816

https://in.linkedin.com/in/raishobhit

http://in.linkedin.com/in/submarinernarendrakumar

22 years of experience in Operations, Training and


General Management in Diverse Technologies such as
Automotive and Bio Medical Equipment in Army and 2
years in Manufacturing in Pvt Sector
General Manager (Pvt Sector) 2013-15
Established a TS 16949 certified Die Casting/Machining Plant, manufacturing auto
components processing 150 Tonnes alloy monthly with annual turnover of Rs 30 Cr.
Operations/Training/General & Technical Management Roles (Defence)
Chief Maintainability Engineer at DGAFMS, MoD. Evaluated Medical Equipment
being procured. Organized and conducted training on medical equipment.
CEO - Army Workshop, Chennai. Team leader of 180 technicians for repairs,
servicing and calibration of medical equipments in South India and repairs to all
equipments, vehicles. Controlled assets worth Rs 100 Cr.
GM - Army Workshop at Field Area, led a team of 220+ technicians. Responsible for
repairs, servicing and calibration of Vehicles, Weapon systems, IT, Counter IED and
Communication Equipment. Controlled assets worth Rs 100 Cr.
In-charge of specialized Technical Unit at AFMSD, Pune. Provided repairs,
calibration and service to referred Medical Equipment & assets worth 20 Cr.
Various roles in technical capacity across country managing teams with expertise on
equipment support.

IIM-Ahmedabad
41 AFP-2016

Certificate in Training & Development

Submariner with 20 years of experience including


Commanding Officer with expertise in Planning, Operations,
Project Management, Procurement, Indigenisation, Risk
management, Training and Leadership
Planning and Project Management

Augmented High-Tech Security at Shipyard at cost exceeding `150 Cr.


Planned and Supervised Sea Trials of `6000 Crores Submarine.
Coordinated design and manufacture of 120 m long floating shelter at cost of `12 Cr.
Reviewed indigenization of Torpedo Tubes (`200 Cr), Weapon Control Systems
(`250Cr), Motion Control System and Position Indicator Buoy.

Coordinated preparation of more than 500 technical documents.


HRM (Leadership, Training and Development)

Led a multi ethnic team of 120 in high risk environment.


Selected (as Interviewing Officer) future Naval Officers.
Inducted manpower for security of Shipyard employing more than 4500 personnel.
Restructured training curriculum and evaluation methods for submarine school.
Coordinated technical training and outdoor camps for 150 trainees.
Logistics and Facility Management

Handled contracts exceeding `50 Lakhs for support facilities of Shipyard.


Coordinated logistics and maintenance for submarine operations and sea trials.
Executed relocation of 70 personnel to abroad location.
Audited security and firefighting facilities.

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Desikan
Srinivasan

Rahul
Raje

M Tech (Maintenance Engineering and

B.Sc (Chem), Mumbai University


Disaster Management Course- NDRF, CME

Management) IIT Madras


BE (Mechanical Engineering) Bharathiar
University

Pune

Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters)


Qualified Multi-Engine Helicopter Pilot

afp15dsrinivasan@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 948 299 1524

afp15rahulr@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 986 978 5313

https://in.linkedin.com/in/srinivasan-desikan-b938aaaa

http://in.linkedin.com/in/rahul-raje-690646108

13 years as Flight Test Engineer. 11 years as Maintenance


Engineer An-32 - I, II Line, Overhaul and Repairs, Fleet and
Upgrade Programme Management

An Operations and HR Manager with a systematic and rational


outlook having 27 years of experience in Training and
Personnel & Asset Management

Flight Test Engineer (Fixed Wing)


Carried out flight testing on engine related problems on Basic Trainer, Involved in
performance evaluation for Modification of Transport Aircraft, Field evaluation of
Executive Jets for GoI, over 10 years of experience in instructional duties as Test
Engineering Instructor, including four years as Chief Engineering Instructor at Air
Force Test Pilots School, Aircrafts and Systems Testing Establishment Bangalore.

A Naval Helicopter Pilot with 3000+ hrs of flying including joint operations at sea with
US UK and Russian Navies and a recipient of Commander-in-Chief 's Commendation
for rescue ops in an inaccessible terrain. In possession of Commercial Pilot Licence
(Helicopter)

Maintenance Engineer (An-32 Transport Aircraft)


First line and second line experience at two operational squadrons, Senior
Engineering Officer of an operational squadron managing and supervising all
technical and management issues of the squadron
Senior Instructor at Technical type Training School for An-32 aircraft
Chief of Aircraft at Base Repair Depot planning, managing and controlling overhaul,
production and repair of An-32 aircraft
Director Engineering at Air HQ managing the complete fleet of An-32 aircraft of the
IAF, programme manager of the >470 MUSD upgrade project with M/s Spets Techo
Export, Ukraine from Air HQ

IIM-Ahmedabad
42 AFP-2016

Senior HR Manager

As Station Commander of an Air Base was responsible for administration,


operations, training and welfare of 500+ personnel

Coordinated with district administration and provided employment to 200+ local


residents

Executed three Infrastructure projects worth 25 crores in 2 yrs


Operations

As Chief Ops Officer, led a team of 400+ Aviation and Air Traffic Control personnel
Coordinated 7000+ military and civil helicopter flights annually in liaison with
Airports Authority of India- Mumbai

Planned and deployed 20 helicopters of the base for operations ashore and on board
ships on a daily basis
Examiner
As a Senior Naval Aircrew Examiner certified Naval pilots on Helicopters
Carried out Safety audits of 5 Naval Air bases and ensured stringent safety and
maintenance standards

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The future belongs to those who see


possibilities before they become obvious.
- John Scully

IIM-Ahmedabad
43 AFP-2016

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Jagpal Singh
Gill

Anand Kumar
Pandey

M Sc (Tech Weapon Systems)


PGD (HRM)
PGD (Hospital Administration)

PhD(Mech Engg),COE, Pune University


MTech(Mech), JNU, New Delhi
AMAeSI/BTech(Aero)
MDBA (HR)(Symbiosis)
ISO-9000,Lean Six Sigma,C++,Visual
Basic,NIIT

afp15jagpalsg@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 987 666 3632

afp15akpandey@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 942 254 4775


http://in.linkedin.com/in/anandpandey62

29 years of leadership experience in Indian Army, focused


towards HR Management, OSCM. International exposure in
Israel.

30 years of experience in Defence Production and QC/


Infrastructure/DRDO Project Management/ Equipment
Product Support /Training /Unit Head in Defence

Commanding Officer, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Unit


Conceptualised and implemented a gap free, round the clock, surveillance grid over a
highly sensitive frontage of 100 Km.
Implemented the concept of collecting and collating surveillance inputs from all sensors
deployed in the area of responsibility and sharing the collated picture, horizontally and
vertically.

Academic
Strive for Academic excellence and technical innovation., Defence Training at PG level.
16 International papers/Journal in SAE(USA)/ASME(USA),01 book Publication., 01
Patent, Member of SAE(USA),ASME(USA),AeSI (India)

Mission Commander, Unmanned Air Vehicle System (UAV)


Instrumental in inducting, coordination of training of crew with the OEM and effective
operational exploitation of the UAV system in Counter Insurgency operations and
war-like situations.
Additional Officer, Army HQs
Instrumental in implementing major reorganisation of existing units and raising of
new units.
Procurement ex import and upgrading of high tech systems.
Coordinating and conducting field trials of systems developed by the DRDO.
Operational Logistics
Control and execution of Finance, Stores & Purchase and Establishment of an
operational logistic base in the High Altitude Area.
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R&D And Project Management

Performed as Project member and Trail leader in 105 Projects at Army/DRDO.


Research on Biodiesel(Bio Fuel) as alternative Fuel for Military Engine
Member Project Management of Army ARJUN MK-II MBT Project.
Defence Production

Lead a team of 1500 members including Industrial personal as GM (Production/


Work/Admin/Material Management) in Army Base Workshop at Calcutta/
Allahabad, An ISO-9000 cert Unit.
Overhauling of Defence Tank and TATRA Heavy vehicles.
Spare Inventory Management upto 45000.

Quality Control
Head Quality Control, Army Base Workshop at Pune, An ISO-9000 cert Unit.
Unit Head And Product Support Management
Head of 06 Army/DG Border Roads Establishments upto 1000 Technical/Combatant
members.

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JAGDISH RAI
SHAHI

Jagmohan
Durgapal

MBBS, GMC Patiala, 1975-80


PGC Health Management, PGC Hospital

PGDM(Operations)
PG Diploma in PR
MSc (Defence Studies)
MSc (Physics)

Management - NIH, New Delhi

PGD Maternal & Child Health, PGD

Geriatric Medicine, CMC, Ludhiana

PG Trg in General Medicine & Neurology,


GMC Patiala

afp15jagdishrs@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 942 881 2500

afp15jagamohand@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 959 635 7744

https://in.linkedin.com/in/colonel-dr-jagdish-shahi-55468010a

https://in.linkedin.com/in/jagmohan-durgapal-937b0344

Hospital Management/ Administration/Operations, Hospital


Logistics &HRM, Crisis Management

Provided 31 years of innovative leadership, initiated changes,


developed useful products and improved services and
processes. Interests: R&D, Operations, Project, Admin, HR, PR,
CSR and Security

Over 30 years in the Army Medical Corps. Senior Executive Command

Commanded Telecom and Electronics Unit of NSG (800 persons),Telecom unit

Appointments as Commanding Officer of Military Hospitals in the rank of Colonel


Commanded a 2000 Bedded Ambulance Train Hospital equipped with ultra
modern diagnostic equipments , intensive care units , operation theatres and
specialized wards deployed in the war zone
Registrar of a 2000 Bedded Tertiary care Super specialist Govt Medical college
Hospital
500 Bedded - Military Hospital Amritsar,300 Bedded - Military Hospital Bhuj
(Kutch),300 Bedded - Military Hospital Leimakhong (Manipur/Imphal), 300
Bedded - General Hospital Patiala (Punjab)
200 Bedded - Field Hospital in Arunachal Pradeshl, 200 Bedded - Border Roads
Hospital, Tuensang (Nagaland), 200 Bedded - Border Roads Hospital, Mon
(Nagaland)
Organisational Head as Senior Executive Medical Officer in the rank of Colonel of
Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme for over 12 years in various parts of the
country.
Commendation of the GOC-in-C Northern Command, GOC-in-C Eastern
Command
Publications: In Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology and Co-authored several
chapters of Neurology in the Text Book of Geriatrics
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in Army (800 persons),Military Police Units, NSG Commando Squadron (150


persons),Head of Logistics and Admin of a brigade in Army
Head of Telecom of Andaman & Nicobar Command
Designed a large number of new and innovative products and two patents are
published.
Transformed, reorganized, automated and created a new efficient work culture in the
units commanded by me.
Carried out a number of telecom and IT projects.
Introduced Fencing, Archery and Karate in my unit in NSG. In two years unit teams
in all three games won state and regional competitions and participated at national
levels.
Possesses a Karate Black belt.
Researched and suggested a plan to Delhi Government in 2006 on Clean Yamuna
along with perennial water.
Suggested a plan to HRD Ministry-1996 on Introduction of Sports in School
Curriculum.
Started and coined the word Cleanlipline (the discipline of cleanliness).
Visited almost all states in the country and ten other countries.

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Bharat Bhushan
Pandey

Mainpal
Singh

PhD (Defence & Strategic Studies),

PhD, Sociology 2011,


MA Development Communication 2007,
MA Sociology 2005,
MSc Defence and Strategic Studies 1995,
PGDBA 2004

Lucknow University
MSc (Defence & Strategic Studies),
Chennai University

afp15bbpandey@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 942 921 9062

afp15mpsingh@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 915 826 8490

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bharatbpandey

http://in.linkedin.com/in/mainpal-singh-39432732

32 years of varied experience as an Army Officer in


operation and logistics planning, man , material and
equipment management, HR development including
training and recruitment.

A manager capable of synergizing organizational goals


through communication/marketing strategy/analytics,
learning and development/Corporate Communications/
Relations/HR and admin functions

Commandant, Tank Regiment


Planned & implemented change in equipment profile of an armoured regiment
involving fighting platforms costing in excess of Rs 500 cr.
Planned and organised technical training of all personnel on the new equipment
resulting in above average crew integration including successful firing of main
weapon.
Conceptualised and executed the operational training leading to emergence of a
cohesive war fighting entity. Instrumental in getting the regiment declared Fit for War
with changed equipment profile within 18 months.

Manufacturing Industry experience Managed industrial Security and Relations in a


3000 workers factory for last 2 years. Trained 200 security staff. Scaled up use of ICTs
and surveillance equipment.

Officer Commanding Helicopter Flight

Commanded helicopter flight in glaciated terrain at super high altitude i.e. up to

21000 ft.
Successfully provided airborne logistic support in glacier and always exceeded the
target tonnage.
Director Recruiting

Planned recruitment for Army in North Eastern States and recruited in excess of

2500 recruits . The recruitment was undertaken at far flung locations under adverse
security situation i.e. widespread insurgency with minimal security support.

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Commanding Officer and Training Head in three NCC units. Coached two Gujarat
girl firers adjudged first out of 102 firers ( 2011 and 2012). Coached West Bengal boys
Obstacle Race team which won bronze medal out of 17 teams in Oct 2008
Produced Republic Day media presentation of Gujarat state (2010 and 2011) Maximum
scholarships won by mentees in West Bengal and Gujarat 2007-2012
Variety of line and staff roles in a 32 years army career. Besides operations handled
On boarding training for young executives,civil works management of KLP>100 crore
in 2001. Funding for special school ASHA from Government of India. Interned in the
areas of Safe Motherhood and Disability 2006. Field survey and health analytics for IEC
and BCC in 3 districts.

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Ravi
Kumar

Vijay Kumar
Dake

MBA (HR)
M.Sc (Tech)
PGD Hotel Mgt & Tourism
PGD Computer Application

Masters in Personnel Management (MPM),


University of Pune (2010)

Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Social


Work), Lucknow University (1982)

afp15ravikumar@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 950 357 0719

afp15vijaykd@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 973 066 9695

https://in.linkedin.com/in/ravi-kumar-60ba8b108

https://in.linkedin.com/in/col-vijay-kumar-dake-34270027

32 years experience in HRM and Administration with


emphasis on Team Building, Training & Development,
Logistics & Vendor Mgt and Legal Compliance.

32 years of experience in HRM, Operations, Administration,


Training, Logistics, Facilities, Security Management and
Qualified in Sports and Adventure training.

HRM Functions
Commanded over 600 human assets of varied ethnic/ linguistic backgrounds and
managed inventory worth over 300 mn.
Involved in recruiting staff at Raj Bhawan, NCC Directorate & Central Schools.
Heading NCC units for 4 years, groomed youth, conducted personality
development/ counselling for College faculty/ students.
Experienced in Identifying training needs, planning, organizing and conducting
training.
Instructor under Pune University for over 2 years.
Coached and mentored candidates for Service Selection Board Interviews.
Led a team to analyse viability of 360 Degree Appraisal System in Defence Forces in
2005.
Experienced in handling labor and land law cases in Court/ CIC (State) and Change/
Conflict management.

A successful career in the Indian Army. Awarded GOCs Commendation Card (HQ
8 Mountain Division) for meritorious service and for saving two civilians from River
Indus. Highlights of service as follows
HR, Training and Development (2010-15)
Commanding Officer of NCC Battalion/Unit in Karnataka and Maharashtra and
Training Officer of a NCC Group HQs, in Manipur.
Key Achievements: Trained around 9000 NCC Cadets

Admin, Facility Management & Others


Functioned as Facilities/ Sites / Housekeeping Manager.
Functioned as Editor in Chief of Professional Magazines.
Organised conferences, adventure and outdoor camps, sports and social events.
As Director of Logistics in NCC Directorate, ensured budgeting, tendering,
procurement and provisioning materials worth over 100 mn in a year.

Logistics, Administration and Security


Second-in-Command for an Artillery Regiment of 450 personnel, and commanded
a Battery in operations, with complete accountability towards training, logistics,
administration and welfare aspects.
Key Achievements: Moved entire Regiment with men, materials and equipment over
2000 KM in transport (Rail and Road) to Kargil (J&K).

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Operations, HR and Facilities


Commanded Central Head Quarters Wing of Artillery Centre Nasik and Staff Officer.
Key Achievements: Planned and implemented training, logistics and administrative
support for a size of 2000 including recruitment, induction & training of recruits
and instructor staff.

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Vivek
Davar

Sanjiv
Kumar

M Tech (Electrical Engineering), IIT Kanpur


Command and Leadership Course, Defence

BSc,
BTech (Civil),
MSc (Defence Studies)
Qualified in Advanced Management

Services Staff College, Wellington

M Sc (Defence & Strategic Studies) University

Programme, IIM Indore

of Madras

Management Development Programme, IIM(A),


B Tech (Electrical) College of Military
afp15vivekd@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 987 110 9203
https://in.linkedin.com/in/vivek-davar-1a65005

Engineering (CME), JNU(Gold Medal)

Bachelor of Science, JNU

A highly dynamic professional with over 3 decades (32


years) of rich & diverse experience in the Indian Army.
Key skills: Project Management and Infrastructure
Development, Organizational ability, people related skills.
Chief Engineer of the biggest Project in the country, Project SEABIRD at Karwar
Extensive experience in Engineering and HR Functions
Commanding Officer(CO) of Engineer Regiment, akin to CEO, handled all functions
(1000 soldiers)
Mentored 500 Officers as Chief Instructor.
Spearheaded as Chief Engineer

The complete planning and review of DPR, hiring of consultant, Planning and

preparation of RFP documents of DB contracts for residential facilities(9000 Units)


and other infrastructure which included roads, water, electricity etc and town
planning for Project Seabird Phase IIA, costing Rs 13000 Crores.
Handling all Land issues with Distt Adm, Govt of Karnataka, MOD and Project
Affected Families.
Spearheaded as CO

The construction of operational works and other infrastructure which included

buildings, operational roads, bunkers etc in intense counter insurgency area on the
line of control, with an investment appx Rs. 100 Cr.
Complete planning and execution of locating an Infantry Battalion in Kathiar.
Developed complete cantonment (water supply, sewage, road network, allied services
within six months)
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afp15sanjivk@iimahd.ernet.in, +91 800 378 0000


http://in.linkedin.com/in/sanjiv-kumar-b1719144

35 Years Civil Engineering experience from Execution


to Project Management. Handling agencies like Political,
Administrative, Police and Forest for project completion.

Chief Engineer

Execution of Military Engineering Projects in Sikkim and West Bengal. Variety

of habitat and storage works and maintenance of existing assets. Specialist works
like designing a multi-speciality hospital and planning an airfield with allied
infrastructure.
Managing over 5000 specialised engineering personnel in large scale habitat works in
Rajasthan.
Construction of living shelters using green technologies in Jaisalmer.
Additional General Manager

Project Head of Banihal Office, J&K Rail Project from February 2006 July 2008.
Project consisted of 68 km of railway alignment, 28 tunnels (including Pir Panjal
Tunnel 10.96 km), five station yards and around 150 bridges.

Supervised over 70 full-time engineers and allied staff with turnover of 250 cr.
Team Leader (Commanding Officer)

Led over 1000 engineering personnel to undertake multi-faceted tasks in challenging

terrain of J&K for water, roads and shelter for local population and troops deployed in
insurgency areas.

Instructor in Botswana(Africa)

Training of engineering personnel of the Botswana Defence Force from 1993 to 1996.

I would rather be surrounded


by smart people than have a
huge budget. Smart people
will get you there faster.
- as quoted in The McKinsey Way by Ethan Rasiel

From
Alumni...
AFP batch has been conceptualized & designed in a very apt
manner to accommodate industry requirements at a leadership
role & understanding the body of experience which Armed Forces
people bring on board.
The complete 6 months residential course is equivalent to any other
long term course at IIM institutes & the efforts endeavored by
IIMA faculty to generate the right blend of Attitude & Ability with
ingrained business sense is flawless.
The overall curriculum envisage each and every dimension of
business & associated timely decision making capacity to extract
maximum & optimal results. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience
of learning, unlearning & relearning aspects through a rational &
empirical process.

Vishal Singh Raghuvanshi, AFP 07-08


COO, Globalspace Tech Pvt Ltd

The classroom sessions, management games & other activities


did help in overall understanding of business requirements and
the Corporate world, which each one of us in the AFP batch were
venturing into. Six months course in Business Management at
IIMA provided the much needed grooming and transformation
to enable my smooth transition from Armed Forces to Corporate
environment at a comfortable level, to be recognized in the Cyber
Security arena within the industry.

Murli Menon, AFP Batch 06-07

Director & CSO, CSR (India, Middle East & Africa),


Atos India Pvt Ltd

The AFP course is well structured to complement the on-field


leadership and managerial experiences of an Armed Forces Officer.
The well conceived syllabus along with world class faculty & facility
and IIMAs time tested case study methodology of teaching, enabled
me to prepare well for the transition from the Armed Forces to the
Corporate sector. The intense class room discussions with peers
from diverse experiences, facilitated by an outstanding faculty,
widened my outlook and perspective to view problems in a more
holistic manner. The learnings were immensely helpful in adapting
to the Corporate sector.

Girish Mathew, AFP 11-12,


Operations Manager, Amazon.in
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From
Alumni...
AFP is a really good platform to orient the participants towards real
time business problems and a systematic approach to solve them. The
participants of the course have a very diverse and rich experience
combined with qualities of a Military Leader. The faculty at IIMA has
no parallel and I found the course very helpful in my transition from
an Armed Forces Officer to Corporate leader.

The rigorous curriculum planned at IIMA reorients and


prepares the transitioning Armed Forces Officers to the
challenges they are going to face once they join various business
organisations. Theworld class faculty and theexposure during
the stay at IIMA is unmatched.

Hemant Rajpoot, AFP 13-14

GM (Projects), Elsamex Group of Companies


Subsidiary of IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd

Senior Manager Admin, Infosys Limited

Col Mohit Verma (Retd)

Armed Forces Programme adds amazing value to the post


retirement career of Armed Forces Officers and further enhances
their competency level incredibly - to converge, align and integrate
well with prevailing contemporary trends of the volatile Corporate
world. It empowered me immensely and provided accelerated
growth and desired upheaval to my career path.

Bhagwan Shekhawat, AFP 08-09

General Manager and Head of HR & Admin, URB India

The AFP course is a boon to Armed Forces Officers who are looking
to make a transition from the Armed Forces to the Corporate
world. It opens up our eyes to the real world and makes us aware of
the tremendous opportunities where we can share our expertise in
the Corporate scenarios. Thanks to the well structured course and
various case studies of IIMA, we had an idea of what to expect in
the Board rooms.

AFP programme has enabled me to synchronise my experience of


Armed Forces with the business knowledge required to develop an
acumen for taking long term optimal decisions as a leader in an
organisation

Gaurav Godbole, AFP 14-15

Capt Tarun Singh (Retd)

Marketing Head, Maharashtra state Lawn Tennis Association


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Operations Manager, Amazon.in

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Recruiters

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Placement coordination
AFP Placement team

K Madhan Kumar
Mob.: +91 944 260 9479

P Madhusoodhanan
Mob.: +91 805 624 3852

Deepshikha Singh
Mob.: +91 959 696 4446

Manish Agnihotri
Mob.: +91 886 161 8740
S Muruga Bharathi
Mob.: +91 759 802 8033

www.iimahd.ernet.in/programmes/afp.html

afpplacement@iimahd.ernet.in

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Faculty/ Placement
Office
Prof. Shailesh Gandhi

Faculty Co-Chair, Armed Forces


Programme
Wing 7, IIM Ahmedabad 380015
Ph.: +91 79 6632 4864
Mob.: +91 982 507 4864
shailesh@iimahd.ernet.in

Mr. Girish K Makwana


Programme Secretary
Ph.: +91 79 6632 4078
Mob.: +91 922 779 3144
girish@iimahd.ernet.in

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Prof. Pradyumana Khokle

Faculty Co-Chair, Armed Forces


Programme
Wing 12, IIM Ahmedabad 380015
Ph.: +91 79 6632 4919
Mob.: +91 987 901 0032
khokle@iimahd.ernet.in

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