Governing Council at GBS
A visionary leader gives direction to an organization and paves the path for its success. Globsyn Business School is fortunate to have stalwarts from diverse industries and academia as part of our Governing Council – the apex decision making body of the B-School.
Mr. Bikram Dasgupta
Chairman, Governing Council, Globsyn Business School; Founder & Chairman, Globsyn Group
An alumnus of Harvard Business School and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Bikram Dasgupta is among the early pioneers of the Indian Information Technology Industry and has witnessed the emergence of the Indian IT Industry from garage start-ups to billion-dollar behemoths. A technologist, innovator, visionary and a passionate speaker, Bikram was among the core group of professionals who joined HCL in its infancy and his contributions have gone a long way in establishing the market presence that HCL commands today. An out-of-the-box thinker, who strongly believes in ‘ordinary people can do extraordinary things…’whetted his formative entrepreneurial zeal by helping build Pertech Computers Limited (PCL). As the Promoter-Director, he elevated the company to the position of No.1 PC manufacturer in India and single-handedly won the single largest (US$ 50 million) export manufacturing contract from Dell Computer, USA, for computer motherboards, which is still rated as the largest single contract in the computer hardware industry. With the fast-changing IT landscape Bikram foresaw the need for a business model built around the fundamental concepts of Infrastructure and Institution to service the knowledge economy and in 1997 conceptualised Globsyn as a group of companies, which embodied that vision. To realise his vision of building an IT infrastructure of global standards in India, Bikram conceptualized and implemented, India’s first truly intelligent ‘Plug n Play’ infrastructure – ‘Infinity’, the model around which Software Parks have been developed in the country. He conceptualised and pioneered the Knowledge Finishing SchoolTM (KFS) System, which bridges the growing gap between academics and industry through industry relevant programs in a world class infrastructural setting. This, early innovator approach and concept, found expression through Software Finishing School programs at TECHNOCAMPUS in 1997, the then IBM Centre for Excellence. Over the years, 180000+ engineers have been trained in high-demand technology domains through the Software Finishing School programs. Today under Bikram’s tutelage Globsyn 3rd.Life has grown to be one of the largest IT companies set up in Bengal, with over 1000+ executives working in the domains of FinTech and Artificial Intelligence. Bikram’s venture into management education saw him setup Globsyn Business School (GBS) as India’s First Corporate B-School. Driven by Bikram’s vision of continuous innovation in management education for more than two decades, the 3500+ alumni of GBS are currently working in mid to senior management roles in organizations across the globe.
Mr. Arjun Malhotra
Chairman, Evolko Inc., USA
An Alumnus of IIT – Kharagpur and Havard Business School, Arjun Malhotra was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Headstrong’s Board of Directors. He founded and built HCL from a six-person ‘garage operation’ in 1975 to one of India’s largest Information Technology corporations. Malhotra founded the Prof. G.S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications at IIT Kharagpur and is also one of the founding members of SPIC-MACAY – Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth. The Jerusalem Fund of AishHaTorah has honored Arjun Malhotra with the coveted Albert Einstein Technology Medal in 2001.
Prof. Tridib Mazumdar
Howard R. Gendal Professor of Marketing; Associate Dean, Faculty Development & Research; Director, Earl V. Snyder Center for Innovation Management, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
The Howard Gendal Professor of Marketing and Director, Earl V. Snyder Center for Innovation Management, Syracuse University, Prof. Tridib Mazumdar is an internationally recognized scholar in management studies. With over three decades of teaching experience in renowned academic institutions along with a distinguished career in the banking sector, Prof. Mazumdar earned his MBA and Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, his PGCGM from IIM and his B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur.
Dr. Mary Gentile
Creator/Director, Giving Voice to Values; Richard M. Waitzer Bicentennial Professor of Ethics, The University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, USA
Mary C. Gentile, PhD, is the Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Value; Professor of Practice at University of Virginia Darden School of Business; Senior Advisor, Aspen Institute Business & Society Program; and independent consultant. Previously Gentile was a faculty member and manager of case research at Harvard Business School. While at Harvard Business School (1985-95), Gentile was one of the principal architects of the innovative educational program, Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. Gentile co-authored Can Ethics Be Taught? Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches at Harvard Business School (HBS Press, 1993). A recipient of numerous awards, Gentile was inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame, 2021; she was also short-listed for 2017 Thinkers50 “Ideas Into Practice” Award.; named a ComplianceWeek “Top Mind 2017”; and received “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Trust Across America. The book won Axiom Business Book 2011 Gold Medal in Business Ethics.
Prof. Shekhar ChaudhurI (Retd.)
Former Director and Professor of Strategic Management, IIM Calcutta; Former Professor of Business Policy, IIM Ahmedabad; Former Dean, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Shekhar Chaudhuri taught at IIMA from March 1981 till November 2002. From May 2000 till December 2001, he was the Dean of the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur. He was the Director of IIM Calcutta for two consecutive terms from November 2002 till April 2013. From May 2013 till April 2015 period, he worked to set up the School of Management & Entrepreneurship at the Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida in the founding director’s capacity. During his tenure at IIMC, he played the role of a change agent. He was instrumental in bringing about a significant transformation of the Institute involving envisioning a new vision and mission, launching innovative post-graduate academic programs, doubling the number of students in the MBA program, and a 50 percent increase in the faculty strength. During his tenure, efforts were initiated to get IIMC accredited by the world’s top international accreditation agencies, which ultimately led to the Institute getting the coveted AACSB accreditation and later accreditation by AMBA and EQUIS also. In 2009 he received MIT, Pune-MAEER’S Bharat Asmita Acharya Shreshtha Award (Best Teacher in Management) from the then Vice-President of India, and in 2012 he received the Ravi J Mathai National Fellowship Award from the Association of Indian Management Schools.
Prof. Swagata Sen
Acting Vice Chancellor, Gour Banga University
With over 30 years of academic experience, Dr. Swagata Sen holds core competency in key areas related to Commerce, i.e. Accounting, Finance and Control. His strong practical background in fostering research-based education in the Indian diaspora has been an immense contribution for learners pursuing Doctorate studies. Present Vice Chancellor, University of Gour Banga, and former Professor of Commerce, Calcutta University, Dr. Sen has been an intensive contributor in some notable academic publications as well. He has chaired sessions at eminent International Conferences, and led a pivotal role of an evaluator in Major research projects under UGC. Apart from being an active member of several academic bodies in recognized Indian universities, Dr. Sen also holds membership of the Editorial Board of National and International Research Journals.
Mr. Samir Ghosh
Ex-Vice Chairman, ITC Group
A Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and an associate of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Samir Ghosh is an industry professional with work experience spanning over 40 years in India and overseas. He set up ITC’s Corporate Planning & Diversification division and headed it as Director, Corporate Strategy until his retirement as Vice Chairman, ITC. His experience includes business reconstruction, startups and management of change. He has been associated in advisory roles with Bank of America’s Local Advisory Board, Employers Federation of India, Tyre Manufacturers Association and has been a past President of Bengal Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Aloke Mookherjea
Former Senior Advisor, Ernst & Young LLP; Former Chairman – Flakt (India) Limited
A Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a Chartered Engineer, Aloke Mookherjea brings along a vast and rich corporate experience spanning across many decades. Currently serving as Advisor, Ernst & Young LLP, Mookherjea is involved deeply, as chairman/member of various boards, in the industrial activities in the state and the nation. In the past he has held top management positions, overseeing entire operations and functions. He has had country-wide responsibility for marketing, technology, R&D, Corporate Planning and Communication, Information Technology, HR, Quality Control, Process Improvement, Internal Consulting, etc.
Mr. Sandipan Chakravorty
Chairman, Mjunction Services Limited
Sandipan Chakravortty is the Chairman, Mjunction Services Limited. A B.Tech & M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur, he completed his management course from Case Western Reserve University, USA. He held the post of President of The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and was also Chairman of various national and international organizations/associations. He is a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Kharagpur and is on the Advisory Council of many other Institutions.
Prof. Damodar Acharya
Former Director, IIT Kharagpur; Former Chairman, AICTE
Professor Damodar Acharya, an alumnus of IIT Khargpur held many academic positions in his long career. He was the honorable Chairman of AICTE and has also served his alma mater IIT Kharagpur as its Director. Prof. Acharya earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Rourkela, Masters and Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur. He has more than thirty years of diversified experience in teaching, research and academic administration in various institutions of repute in India.
Prof. Acharya has successfully handled his responsibilities as an able administrator as Chairman of Vinod Gupta School of Management and as Vice Chancellor, Biju Patnaik University of Technology. An active involvement in the logistics has earned the institutions a distinct place in the eyes of the students and the employers. His unique ability to combine academics with the industry oriented research and development has earned him both accolades and awards worldwide. He has been conferred with Fellowship of both Indian National Academy of Engineering and The National Academy of Sciences. Prof. Acharya’s lifetime contribution to Industrial Engineering has been recognized with the prestigious Lillian Gilbreth Prize, Viswesharaya Samman and Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society, USA award.
Mr. Dhruba Mukherjee
CEO, ABP Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Dhruba Mukherjee joined ABP in 1997 and currently is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. He joined as a management trainee and during his career in ABP spanning over two decades he has handled responsibilities in brand management, audience development, advertisement sales and production functions before taking over as CEO. Born and brought up in Calcutta and a die hard Calcuttan at heart, he is a B.Com (Hons) from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta; MBA from IISW&BM under Calcutta University and an alumnus of London School of Economics & Political Science. He has also graduated from the Senior Executive Leadership Program of the Harvard Business School. Travel, food and sports are some of the things that excites him beyond his interest areas in work.
Prof. R. C. Bhattacharya
Vice Chairman, Governing Council, Globsyn Business School
Prof. Bhattacharya is a Metallurgist by profession and an MBA from Cranfield Business School, UK. Prof. Bhattacharya has also completed a programme on ‘Strategic Thinking and Management’ from Wharton Business School, U.S. Prof. Bhattacharya joined Indian Oxygen Ltd. (now BOC India Ltd.) initially as General Manager-Operations and finally rose to the level of Chief Executive, Eastern Region. He was also the Senior Vice President-Marketing, with one of the Aditya Birla Group Companies before switching over to Academics and Consultancy. He carries more than 30 years of industrial management experience in Operations, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Strategy and General Management. Prof. Bhattacharya has been teaching Marketing, Industrial Marketing, Marketing of Services, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Management and other topics as visiting Professor in many renowned business schools. He has been a visiting professor at IIM-Calcutta for about 20 years. He has conducted more than 30 Management Development Programmes and has published and presented a number of papers in India and abroad. He has first hand experience in Strategic Alliances, Brand Building in Industrial Markets, Corporate Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Loyalty Building etc. He has been a Consultant in the area of Strategic Management with both national and international assignments.
Mr. Rahul Dasgupta
Director & Trustee, Globsyn Business School
A second generation entrepreneur, with over 18 years of global corporate experience, Mr. Rahul Dasgupta, Director, Globsyn Group and Trustee, Globsyn Business School (GBS), leads the education and vocational training vertical of the Group. An alumnus of Durham Business School, UK, and a graduate of the accelerated development programs from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, and Wharton Business School, USA, Rahul heads the marketing, business development, and new strategic initiatives of the Group.
With a passion for education, innovation, and technology in the country, Rahul has contributed significantly in guiding and growing GBS as India’s only ‘Corporate B-School’. Following the footsteps of his father, Mr. Bikram Dasgupta, Founder & Executive Chairman of Globsyn Group, Rahul believes that technology always needs to be supported with knowledge and thereby academics. He stepped into this business a decade back, and has already become instrumental in creating a niche for GBS on the global industry-academia map.
He is the chief architect behind the digitalization of Globsyn’s academic initiatives – from a ‘Brick Model’ to a ‘Click Model – across all organizational verticals. Under Rahul’s stimulating leadership, and in keeping with the needs of the time, GBS has worked tirelessly to become Eastern India’s No. 1 Business School with 3000+ alumni globally. The B-School has forged many global partnerships, integrating various academic practices and high-end technologies into its delivery through these collaborations.
As an avid technophile, Rahul also drove Globsyn Finishing School (GFS) that was started by his father. GFS has trained over 1,95,000 engineering students through the years in various emerging technology tracks like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Augmented Reality among others. GFS annually trains nearly 5,000 engineering graduates from 150+ colleges across India to equip them with necessary skills to join the Indian IT industry.
During the pandemic, GBS has launched GBS Online – a global platform of digital learning, to create a community of like-minded learners around the world who are able to gain access to online learning resources and complete coursework at their own time, while completing assignments of international standards. GBS Online has already enabled nearly 38,000 minds globally in a short span of time. Rahul’s team plans to digitize the entire curriculum of GBS to make it available to students across the globe through the GBS Online platform, at an affordable cost.
It is his able guidance that has helped GBS stay relevant as a specialized postgraduate education system, remaining ahead of the growth curve in terms of learning and development for the youngsters, with appropriate use of technology, pertinent to the needs of time.