Corporate Chanakya

We at DMS, IIT Delhi organize Corporate Chanakya, an online guest lecture series, establishing interaction between business leaders from different domains in the industry and the students of our institute to develop pragmatic business acumen with enriching industry insights. In this guest lecture series, the leaders share their insights on different topics related to various domains, which are focused on the interest of students’ careers. This provides an opportunity for our students to directly interact with the eminent leaders from esteemed organizations and get a flavor of practical implementation of their knowledge and understanding the minute things that are needed to be taken care of, post their MBA.


Mr. Ankit Jhamb, CLO, Grant Thornton Bharat LL

DMS, IIT Delhi, took immense pride in hosting a distinguished guest, Mr. Ankit Jhamb, Chief Learning Officer at Grant Thornton Bharat LLP. This event was part of our esteemed Corporate Chanakya Leadership Seminar Series, which is designed to provide our students with insights from some of the brightest minds in the corporate world. Mr. Jhamb’s session, centered around the intriguing theme of “Careers in Consulting,” has been a remarkable addition to our seminar series.


Mr. Ankit Jhamb brought to the table a wealth of experience spanning over 15 years in the financial and professional services sector. With a career that includes stints at renowned organizations such as American Express and KPMG, he has consistently demonstrated his prowess as an accomplished HR leader. His journey in the industry has seen him evolve into a highly effective Learning and Development (L&D) business partner, known for delivering results that create a substantial impact.


A testament to his excellence, Mr. Jhamb earned accolades and recognition throughout his career. Notably, he was named one of the “Top 100 Young HR Leaders under 40” in 2020. His exceptional achievements continued to shine, and in 2022, he was bestowed with the prestigious title of “India’s Young Mind.”


However, Mr. Jhamb’s influence doesn’t remain confined to the corporate world. He is the visionary founder behind the notable social initiative, “AAO KHILAYEIN,” which was established in 2016. This impactful initiative has since expanded its footprint, establishing five chapters across Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Jaipur, and Lucknow. Through AAO KHILAYEIN, Mr. Jhamb and his team have made a tangible difference in these communities, showcasing their commitment to giving back to society.


Mr. Jhamb’s contributions extend even further, as he is a prolific author. Over the past three years, he has authored an impressive collection of 10 books. Among his literary achievements, his third book, “Chasing Fireflies,” stands out. It propelled him to be recognized among the “Top 50 Authors in India” in 2021.


The students of DMS IIT Delhi appreciated the enriching and enlightening learning experience that Mr. Ankit Jhamb provided during his seminar. His journey, marked by professional accomplishments, social impact, and literary achievements, served as an inspiration for the future leaders in the making at DMS IIT Delhi. We are confident that his insights into “Careers in Consulting” would be invaluable for our students as they embarked on their paths to success in the corporate world.


Mr. Garvit Jain and Mr. Soham D’Souza, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

DMS, IIT Delhi was delighted to host Mr. Garvit Jain and Mr. Soham D’Souza of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories at our Corporate Chanakya Leadership Seminar. Their extensive industry knowledge and invaluable insights have made an indelible mark on all of us, and we are truly grateful for the time and expertise they generously shared.

A special commendation goes to Ms. Ranjeeta Bhat for her unwavering support and exceptional coordination of this seminar. Her dedication and hard work were instrumental in making this event an outstanding success, and we owe her a debt of gratitude.

The seminar proved to be an enlightening and enriching experience, contributing significantly to the academic excellence of our institution and providing us with invaluable learning opportunities. As students, we walked away with a multitude of key takeaways that are certain to influence and shape our leadership journeys for years to come.

As we continue our MBA journey, we carry the profound insights from this seminar. The wisdom and knowledge imparted by our esteemed guests will undoubtedly serve as a guiding light, steering us in the right direction as we embark on our future endeavours.

We are thankful for the impact this event has had on us and the enduring value it brings to our educational and professional pursuits. The wisdom shared by Mr. Jain and Mr. D’Souza will remain a source of inspiration as we navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in our careers.

We extend our deepest thanks to them and Ms. Bhat for their vital contributions to our growth and development.


Mr. Gaurav Kejriwal, Vice President, EXL

The Department of Management Studies at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, had the honor of hosting Mr. Gaurav Kejriwal, Vice President at EXL Analytics, as a distinguished guest for its Corporate Chanakya Leadership Seminar. With a remarkable background in Analytics and Data Science, Mr. Kejriwal has over nine years of experience in strategic consulting, statistical modelling, and machine learning to the table.

In his latest role, Mr. Kejriwal is at the helm of multiple client engagements, demonstrating his proficiency in managing a team of over fifty business analysts, consultants, and data scientists across various projects within the banking and financial services sector. This wealth of experience has been further underscored by his status as an alumnus of the esteemed Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, a testament to his deep-rooted knowledge and dedication to his field.

Mr. Kejriwal’s expertise extends across a wide spectrum of analytical challenges, encompassing marketing, risk assessment, and product analytics. His proficiency includes intricate tasks such as Campaign ROI Measurement, Customer 360 strategies, Customer engagement and retention initiatives, Salesforce Optimization, Recommender systems, and the sophisticated process of Multi-Touch Attribution. His ability to transform analytical solutions into tangible, market-ready products speaks volumes about his innovative approach to problem-solving.

During the seminar, Mr. Kejriwal enlightened the eager audience of students with his insights on “Data-Driven Success: Empowering Sales and Marketing with Analytics.” His presentation illuminated the power of data-driven decision-making, a critical skill in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape. His wisdom and foresight were poised to carve a path for the upcoming generation of marketers, equipping them with the tools needed for triumph in an ever-changing industry.

For the students in attendance, the session proved to be a treasure trove of invaluable lessons. The knowledge imparted by Mr. Kejriwal served as a guiding beacon, illuminating the path to success in their future endeavors. His practical experiences and strategic mindset have undoubtedly left an indelible mark, offering a blueprint for excellence in the realms of sales, marketing, and analytics. The Department of Management Studies at IIT Delhi takes pride in hosting such an influential figure, and the students have embarked on their journeys with newfound confidence and a clear vision for success.


Nalin Bansal, Senior Business and Product Strategy Professional, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)


The Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi had the privilege of hosting Mr. Nalin Bansal, Senior Business and Product Strategy Professional, and Ms. Sarika Maniyar, Lead Campus Recruitment, at National Payments Corporation of India(NPCI) as distinguished guests for their Corporate Chanakya Leadership Seminar.

The theme of “Shaping the Future of Payment Globally” was a captivating focal point for the event. Participants delved deeper into the fascinating and ever-evolving world of global payment trends during this gathering. The discussions were nothing short of captivating, offering a holistic view of the innovative technologies and changing landscape that are reshaping the realm of digital transactions.

One of the key highlights of this event was the exploration of blockchain technology and its transformative potential. Blockchain, with its decentralized ledger system, not only promises enhanced security but also holds the potential to revolutionize the way we transfer value across borders. This technology is increasingly recognized as a game-changer in the global payment landscape.

Digital wallets were another hot topic of discussion. These digital repositories for payment methods have become more than just a convenience; they are now at the forefront of the payment revolution.

This event served as a remarkable platform for those passionate about the future of payments to collaborate, share knowledge, and collectively chart the course toward a more efficient, secure, and inclusive global payment ecosystem.


Sankalp Shrivastava, Vice President of IT, Production CapEx, and Projects Buying at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd.


The Department of Management Studies (DMS) at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi welcomed Mr. Sankalp Shrivastava, the Vice President of IT, Production CapEx, and Projects Buying at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd., to be a part of their esteemed Corporate Chanakya Leadership Seminar Series. The seminar enriched students’ knowledge through the insights shared by industry veterans. Mr. Shrivastava, an alumnus of both IIT Kanpur and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, was invited to share his wisdom on the topic “Developing an agile and adaptable supply chain management system.”


With a remarkable career spanning over 27 years, Mr. Sankalp has demonstrated exceptional acumen in the field of Global Procurement and Supply Chain Management. His extensive experience encompasses a wide array of strategic and operational roles. He has honed his expertise in various realms including Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Contract Manufacturing, Materials Management, Vendor Development, Cost Optimization & Control, Product Costing, Project Management, and Profit & Loss (P&L) Management.


Mr. Sankalp’s vast experience has been accrued while serving industry behemoths like Marico, Coca-Cola, and The Times of India Group (BCCL). His tenure at these organizations has equipped him with a deep understanding and practical knowledge, which he shared with the aspiring managers and leaders at IIT Delhi. The students garnered real-world insights that could significantly enhance their academic and future professional journeys.


The session by Mr. Sankalp delved into the intricacies of creating a supply chain system that is both agile and adaptable, a necessity in today’s fast-paced business environment. His insights on supply chain optimization and adaptability were invaluable in helping the students understand the dynamic nature of modern supply chain systems, and how they can be optimized to ensure operational efficiency and business success.


This initiative by DMS IIT Delhi provided a testament to the institute’s commitment to providing its students with a holistic and pragmatic learning experience, by interfacing with industry stalwarts who bring a wealth of practical knowledge and industry insights. Through the Corporate Chanakya Leadership Seminar Series, DMS aims to bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world business challenges, preparing its students to excel in the competitive business landscape.


Vivek Raina, CEO and Co-founder, Excitel Broadband

The Department of Management Studies at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi had the privilege of hosting Mr. Vivek Raina, the CEO and Co-founder of Excitel Broadband, as a distinguished guest for their Corporate Chanakya Leadership Seminar. This event was an opportunity for the students and faculty to gain insights from a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the broadband and business development sector.

Vivek Raina’s professional journey is a testament to his dedication and expertise. He embarked on his career in 2001 as a Business Development Officer at Hathway. His journey from this initial role to his current position as the CEO of Excitel Broadband is a compelling story of perseverance, continuous learning, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Throughout his career, Mr. Raina held notable positions at prominent organizations such as Digicable Network India Pvt Ltd, Hathway, and Reliance Communications. His four-year stint as the Manager of Wireline Broadband Rollout at Reliance Communications highlights his experience in a critical role within a major telecom company. Later, as the Manager of Business Development (North ISP) at Hathway and Regional Head for Digicable Network India, he demonstrated his ability to lead and expand business operations in a highly competitive industry.

During the Corporate Chanakya Leadership Seminar, Mr. Raina graciously shared his remarkable journey and insights into the entrepreneurial path. His narrative of transforming a startup into a thriving venture resonated with the aspiring business leaders in the audience. His experiences and expertise in the entrepreneurial landscape served as a beacon of inspiration for those who are embarking on similar journeys.

Importantly, Mr. Raina’s presentation illuminated several key aspects essential for success in the world of entrepreneurship. His emphasis on perseverance underscored the importance of resilience in the face of challenges and setbacks. Innovation, a crucial element in today’s rapidly evolving business environment, was another significant focus of his talk. Mr. Raina’s story underscored the need for continuous innovation to stay competitive and relevant.

Moreover, he stressed the significance of strategic decision-making, a critical skill for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs must navigate complex and often uncertain situations, and Mr. Raina’s insights into making informed and calculated decisions were invaluable.

The students and faculty in attendance undoubtedly gained invaluable insights from Mr. Raina’s presentation. These insights would not only guide them on their entrepreneurial journeys but also serve as a source of motivation and inspiration.

Mr. Vivek Raina’s visit to the Department of Management Studies at IIT Delhi was a remarkable and inspiring event. His experiences, expertise, and insights have left a lasting impact on the future business leaders of India, equipping them with knowledge and inspiration to embark on their own entrepreneurial journeys.


Rekha Vijayalakshmi, Senior Vice President of Global Client Delivery, Mphasis

The Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi was honored to host Ms. Rekha Vijayalakshmi, the Senior Vice President of Global Client Delivery at Mphasis, as a distinguished guest for our Corporate Chanakya Leadership Webinar.

This webinar offered a unique chance to gain valuable insights from a seasoned professional like Ms. Rekha Vijayalakshmi. While landing one’s dream job is a significant achievement, it marks only the initial step in a thrilling and transformative journey. During this event, she generously drew upon her wealth of experience and knowledge to provide invaluable guidance to our students. She illuminated the path to success and taught us how to make the most of every opportunity that comes our way.

The session took us through a transformative journey of growth, empowerment, and achievement with Ms. Rekha Vijayalakshmi.This webinar equipped us with the essential tools to turn our dream job into a remarkable and fulfilling career.

We delved into the secrets of realizing the potential in the corporate world. This webinar was a source of inspiration and practical wisdom.


Ms. Taranjeet Kaur, Vice President of Media, Digital Marketing, Tata Consumer Products

The Department of Management Studies at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, had the honor of hosting Ms. Taranjeet Kaur, Vice President of Media, Digital Marketing, as a distinguished guest for their Corporate Chanakya Leadership Seminar. As the Vice President of Media, Digital Marketing, and Brand PR at Tata Consumer Products, she brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the virtual stage. Her insights on ‘Navigating Digital Transformation: Harnessing Technology for Marketing Success’ were informative and thought-provoking.

In a world where digital transformation rapidly changes the business landscape, Ms. Kaur’s presentation was a beacon of clarity. She expertly navigated the intricate terrain of digital marketing, shedding light on the latest trends, technologies, and strategies revolutionizing the industry. Her in-depth analysis gave our students a comprehensive understanding of how to harness technology for marketing success.

What made this webinar genuinely exceptional was the way it captivated the audience. Ms. Kaur’s engaging delivery and her passion for the subject matter held our students’ attention from start to finish. The questions she answered, and the discussions she sparked during the Q&A session demonstrated the profound impact of her insights.

Beyond knowledge, Ms. Kaur also instilled a sense of inspiration among our students. Her success story and dedication to staying at the forefront of digital marketing served as a motivating force. The webinar left a renewed drive to excel in the fast-paced digital era, armed with fresh strategies and a deeper understanding of the digital marketing landscape.

Again, we want to thank Ms. Taranjeet Kaur for her invaluable contribution to our webinar. Her presence illuminated the path to success in the digital realm, and her expertise will undoubtedly continue to guide and inspire our students as they embark on their journeys in marketing and leadership.