Ubs Senate – 30 Corporate Leaders

Towards ensuring that the Universal Business School has a strong interface with Industry, we have established ‘The UBS Senate’, with a membership of fifty CEOs, Directors and Vice Presidents / Functional Heads. The Senate will meet two times every year, to review our academic processes and teaching pedagogy. The object is to ensure that the curriculum adopted for our Courses, meets the requirements of Industry. This will ensure that the competencies imparted by us to our students, have complete relevance to the needs of the prospective employers. This will also help our students to better succeed in their assignments, which they will get after the completion of their academic year. Many of our students will showcase their competencies during these interactions, with these captain’s of industry. This will facilitate summer placements, as well as, final placements after the completion of the academic year.


UBS’s Senate and Members will guide us toward aligning our programs so that we impart learning to our students, which is relevant to the need of the co-operate world.


President - Vedanta Resources PLC

Master’s Degree in Social Work Loyola College.25 years of experience in HR at Hindustan Lever,English Electric,TVS-Electronics,Awarded Indira Super Achiever,MOst Powerful HR Professional of india,30 Most Talented Global HR leaders in Asia among others.

Abhay Gupte

Senior Director Dilote

Over 26 years of advisory,auditing and consulting experience.As an expert in IT risk he was appointed as a member of RBI’s Working Group on information Security , Electronic Banking ,Technology risk management and cyber frauds.

Akhilesh Thakur

Director at Protiviti Consulting

He started career with Aneja Associates as Assitant Manager,then as a consultant in Ernst & Young and joined Protiviti as Senior Manager followed by Associate Director & presently holding as Director

Alok Ranjan

HR Director at SABMiller

Masters in Human Resource Management,PM & IR from Xavier Institute of Social Service.Over 16 years of experience in HR including previous roles as Head Organisation Development & Head HR Operations at SABMiller.

Amisha Vora

Joint MD-PrabhudasLilladhar Group

Over 27 years of experience in financial services.Awarded “The 10 powerful women rising star” by Business Today.Conferred the “Best Sales Person from India” by Asia Money for 3 years.Members of CII National Committee on Capital Markets for 2015-2016.

Anil Jayaraj

EVP at StarTV

MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Management.Over 15 year of experience in Marketing in several industries at Pidlite Industries,BP-Marine & Energy Lubricants and Castrol.

Anil Joshi

Sr.VP HR - Shree Renuka Sugars

Executives Development Programme in Personnel Management & Financial Management from JBIMS.Over 15 year of experience in HR with KEC international LTD.Volts Limited,DOW Chemical International Pvt.Ltd.

Antony Parokaran

CEO - SchindlerIndia Pvt.Ltd.

Mechanical Engineer from MIT and Masters in Financial Management from NMIMS.He has 25 years of experience on the Elevator & Escalator Industry and has held several key roles in Field operations ,Planning ,Contract Control,Logistics & Supply chain management.

Ashish Musaddi

Regional HR Head-LyondellBasell

Graduated from International School of Business & Media.Over 10 years human resources experience at Novartis Consumer Health,Baush & Lomb,among others.

Balasubramanian Jayam

Marketing & Communication Head-Hikvision India

PGPM from INternational School of Management Excellence.Previous experience at VproV Pvt Ltd,Hikvision India,and AM-Marcom.Awarded Best Ad Film in 2011,Silver Award-Bare Sace-Exhibitor Category IISE Expo 2013,Secutech India 2013 and Best Innovative Booth Design 2015.

Chandrashekhar Mukherjee

Chief People Officer-National Stock Exchange

Masters degree in HR Institute of Engineering & Rural Technology.More than 25 years of experience as an HR professional in different sectors such as FMCC,Media ,Financial Institution,Chemical,Manufacturing & Public Sector & International assignments in Malaysia & Nepal.Some of his recent include Best HR & Talent Practice in the NBFC Category from Banking Frontiers ,Exim Bank CII Business Excellence Prize.

Chintan Thakkar

Director-India Operations /OSTC Group

MS in International Business & Finance from De Montfront University.He holds Senior Operations Manager position in (OSTC India)/Director ( Estire Research & Analytics,WoS of OSTC Group) with over 7 years of experience in trading financial futures markets,operations and management.

Kavindra Mishra

MD & CEO - Pepe Jeans

PGDM from indian Institute of Management.Over 15 years of experience in apparel & fashion industry including Tommy Hilfiger,United Colors of Benetton & presently Pepe Jeans.In 2011 he started his own venyure

Minakshi Samant

Chief People Officer-National Stock Exchange

MDBA, Personal Management from Symbiosis of Management.Over 15 years of experience in HumanResource Managementat huntsman, Lokhandwala Infrastructure and Edwards Lifescience. Successful track record from end to end in HR Management.

Murli Sundrani

Business Director-Becton Dickinson India Pvt Ltd

Pharmacy Graduate with MBA in marketing from Mumbai University ,Pursuing PhD in Management Studies from NMIMS.Part of the India & Greater Asia Leadership Team and Member of Global Business Extended Leadership Team.Certified in Six Sigma Black Belt from Du Point University.

Pramod Sant

VP Exports-Imports-Siemens

Masters in Management Science.30 years of experience in Purchasing,Material management,import exports,logistic and Supply chain Management.Started his career with Siemens in 1989 as Sr.Manager. Presently is Vice President,Supply chain Management at Siemens.

Rajesh Seshadri

Dy.Managing Director & CFO- DSV Air and Sea

post-graduate in HRM from Tata Institute of social Sciences.He has been with Essel as Director,Human Capital(Global) since October 2009.Over 23 years of prior experience,having held senior management positions in HR with Essar Group,Piramal Group and ICI India Ltd.

Ramesh Swaminathan

CFO - Lupin India Ltd

Chartered Accountant.Over 20 of experience with companies such as VST Industries, the SPIC group and Standard Chartered Bank. Mr.Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants, UK and the Institute of Company Secretaries in India.

Ridham Desai

MD-Morgan Stanley

MBA in Finance from the University of Mumbai.Head of India Research,and Equity Straight for India of Morgan Stanley,Research Division.Over 18 years of experience including Co-Head of JM Morgan Stanley Securities and Analyst of UBS Investment Bank.

Rishikesh Deshpande

Ceo-Avalon Global Research

Master in Business Management from Sydenham.Close to 20 years of multi-industry experience in business development and project execution in the outsourcing,research and consulting industry at Nirvana,The Times of India and Avalon Consulting.

Sudeep Kolte

VP- Decorative Sales ar Marketing -Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd

PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. Over 15 yeaxs ox experience in sales and Marketing of Consumer Goods with Colgate Palmolive,Pennzoil Quaker State and Shell where he was the Portfolio Manager of Asia Pacific & Middle East.

Surendra Goyal

CFO- Birla Carbon, Aditya Birla Group

Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants.Awarded “The CNBC Best CFO Award” in 2011. Over 20 years of experience including Alexandria Carbon Black Co. SAE. Egypt and Business Development for the unit and Grasim Indiatrie Ltd.

Tanya Mishra

Senior Vice-President HR at JSW

PhD. in Manpower Planning. Post Graduate in Personnel Management. Dr. Tanaya has won a number of awards including Leadership at work 2012 at world HRD Congress and most recently awarded by IPE -World Congress as the 30Women Achievers Award 2013.

V Sai

Partner and Head at KPMG

Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Alumni of Harvard Business School. Over 18 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services at KPMG Grant Thronton,Exnst & Young and Arthur Andersen.

Coumara Radja

President-Global Business-ZCL Chemicals Ltd.

Master in Science, Business Management and M.B.A. from International Management Institute.Gold Medalist in MIM(Masters in International Marketing).Over 25 years of experience in diverse functions and industries providing strategic and marketing leadership.

Dharmesh Joshi

Sr.VP-Supply Chain Management-Pidilite

Post graduate from NITIE Mumbai.Over 25 years of experience in FMCG Business at Cadbury.Specialist in Strategic planning,End to End supply chain,Industrial relations,among others.

Dileep Joshi

Director-Global HR-Essel Proack

Post-Graduate in HRM from Tata Institute of social Sciences.He has been with Essel as Director,Human Capital(Global) since October 2009.Over 23 years of prior experience,having held senior management positions in HR with Essar Group,Piramal Group and ICI india Ltd.

Jaideep Pandit

Director(Consulting and valnatinn) - CBRE- South Asia

Masters in MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausees.Certified MRICS from Royal Institute of Chatered Surveyors.Over 15 years of experience in real estate consulting and valuation services at CBRE and Colliers International.