LEADERSHIP

CO CHAIRS :

Dr. Sandip Anand

Professor, Xavier Institute of Management
Founding Associate Dean, Doctoral Programs
Xavier University Bubaneswar

Dr. Sandip Anand is a professor of marketing at the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India. As Associate Dean of Doctoral programs at Xavier’s University Bhubaneshwar, he was instrumental in designing different doctoral-level programs and related policies for various schools of XUB. Other than XIMB, he has taught marketing courses at Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), IIM Ranchi, Shiv Nadar University, and Ravenshaw University India. He has provided training to executives from JK paper, Infosys, Mahindra FES, Paradeep Phosphates, SBI, etc. He has shared his research at various institutions/forums such as Guttmacher Institute, New York, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Saint Louis University Madrid, Villanova University, etc. In 2015, he was a co-chair of TCR track on poverty. In 2014, he was conferred with the K. Srinivasan Award by Indian association for the study of population (IASP) for his published work on public-private partnerships in India. Sandip’s articles have appeared in refereed journals such as Journal of Marketing Communications, Journal of Food Products Marketing, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, IIMB Management Review, International Journal of Rural Management, Demography India, Journal of Health Management, PAA proceedings (Princeton University), proceedings of World Marketing Congress etc. He has authored/co-authored three books.

Dr. Sapna Narula

Associate Professor & Head
Deptt of Business and Sustainability
TERI School of Advanced Studies

Dr. Sapna Narula is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Business Sustainability at the TERI School of Advanced Studies. With over 18 years’ experience in teaching and research in the fields of business strategy, sustainability, CSR and marketing, Dr. Narula has been a part of several of India’s sustainability drives, and is currently working with Coal India Lt.d on Eco restoration and livelihood generation activities in Jharia Coal Mines.
Dr. Narula is an extraordinary scholar, with a gold medal from Delhi University and awards from the top international organizations including the UN and the German Ministry. She also has to her name several publications in the top journals across the globe.

Dr. Preeti Tiwari

Assistant Professor (Strategy)
T A PAI Management Institute

Preeti Tiwari is an Associate Professor of Strategy at T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal Karnataka.  She teaches courses on Sustainability responsibility and ethics, Business Leadership and New Venture Challenge. Prior to joining T. A. Pai Management Institute, she did her PhD from BITS Pilani in the area of Social Entrepreneurship.
Her current research focuses on how individual-level helpful in developing intentions toward social entrepreneurship. She has published in top-tier management journals like Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, The Journal of Social Entrepreneurship etc.

PANELISTS :

Prof. D. P. Shah

Adjunct Professor
Xavier Institute of Management
Bhubaneshwar, India

Professor D. P. Dash has three decades of professional and academic experience in India, the United Kingdom, and Malaysia. As a professor of management, he teaches subjects related to leadership, strategy, and innovation. His approach tends to be interdisciplinary, informed by his studies in engineering, social science, behavioural science, and higher education policy. Professor Dash is the founding editor of the Journal of Research Practice, an indexed journal focusing on developing the practice of research in various domains. He is also the founding editor of Research World, a graduate journal meant to support students in developing as researchers. Supporting research students has been a key mission for Professor Dash. He has set up and strengthened research degree programs, established support networks for research students, directed research training events, and mentored research students and early-career researchers, while maintaining a regular schedule of writing and speaking on related topics. Professor Dash is known to the members of the “doctoral_education” electronic forum by his nickname, DP.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER :

Dr. Ambika Zutshi

Associate Professor & HDR Director, Department of Management
Deakin University, Melbourne

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