The Advisory Board comprised of eminent personalities supports IMTD by acting as a think tank on different strategic issues. Roles of the Advisory Board inter alia are as follows:
Senior Professor & Director, BITS-Pilani Dubai Campus
Brief Profile : Professor Srinivasan Madapusi obtained his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at the University of Madras and his MS and PhD degrees (chemical engineering) from the University of California, Davis. After a stint at CTC Technologies, he returned to academia to University of Texas, El Paso, and then as faculty in chemical engineering at the National University of Singapore. Prior to joining BITS-Pilani, Dubai, he was Professor of chemical engineering and Associate Dean in the School of Engineering at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. read more..
Professor of Management, College of Business,
& Head Engagement and Corporate Relations, Abu Dhabi University
Brief Profile : Dr. Fauzia Jabeen is a Professor of Management in the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University and a Visiting Professor at Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France. In addition, she serves as Chapter Advisor for the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society at Abu Dhabi University. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, consulting, and research in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, telecoms, education, utilities, and healthcare.
Founder of Prodigi Connect
Head HR @ GMG
Senior Director Human Capital @ Dubai Holdings
Brief Profile : Jiten is a commercially aligned business leader with 25 years’ experience across 7 industries in MNCs as well as local conglomerates. Jiten is very passionate about “Life-Long learning”. During his functional exposure in Sales, Customer Services and Human Capital roles, Jiten has acquired many skills through action learning projects and is qualified as CPLP by ATD, BPS- level A & B, MBTI, NLP Coaching and as an assessor of DHDA along with being a judge for some of the award categories. Jiten continues to share his knowledge with the younger generation and would like them to learn and grow to create a BETTER world tomorrow.
Chief Operating Officer, Alamar Foods
Brief Profile : Mr. Shobhit Tandon is currently associated with Alamar Foods as the company’s chief operating officer. Prior experience includes organizational commitments with Jubilant Foodworks, Sodexo Hospitality, and Pizza Hut. Mr. Tandon prides himself in setting up new businesses, formulating turnaround strategies, managing diversified territories, and building a solid organizational culture. Statistics and analytics are his forte, and he has used his analytical skills in a successful career in digital marketing. Mr. Tandon has completed his master of strategic management from ISB Hyderabad. In addition, he has an Executive MBA degree from IMT Ghaziabad. Other qualifications and merits include a Master’s Diploma of Business Administration from Symbiosis Pune and a Bachelor’s in Arts from Delhi University. Mr. Tandon is passionate about his work and loves to spend time outdoors with his family. His fitness mantra includes yoga and playing squash. In his illustrative career so far, Mr. Tandon has received many accolades, including; Digital Champion of the Year by Brand Leadership, CMO Asia, Gold Effie’s in Direct Marketing, Silver Effie’s in Digital Marketing, E.Retail Congress Award, Gold in ‘Indian Digital Media Awards, 10 Gold Franny Awards from Domino’s International and more than 50 Rolex Challenge Award. Mr. Tandon champions teamwork and believes in the motto “I will make you a better person than we first met”
Chief Executive Officer @ Fincasa Capital
Brief Profile :
Varis Sayed is an Entrepreneur, Investor and Founder of multiple business including Fincasa Capital, Fincasa Ventures, Medley Capital, Finco Private Wealth, Emerging African Investment, JMSI, Key Investments and many more. He has more than 17 years of global experience from startups to private equity. He promotes Startups, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Investment migration and Cross Border Investments. Specialized in meticulously handling cross border international business investments.
He is a qualified Masters in Commerce and Business Administration, proficient in developing and executing strategies in financial services, investments and asset management, mining, Real Estate, Varis demonstrates abilities in business development and management and strong skillset for investment banking, asset management, Insurance, product management & team management. He is a (CFP) Certified Financial Planner, and a International Certified Wealth Manager.
Varis Sayed is a CISI certified person in UAE for rules & regulations for emirates securities & commodities authority, ad a Certified Investment Analysis & Portfolio Manager for more than 15 years.