Coaches

Shantanu Brajesh

Domain/Industry: Oil & Gas

Shantanu is a Senior Reservoir Engineer with more than a decade of national and international work experience in the oil and gas domain. He worked with ReservOil as a technical & marketing strategist for KAPPA Engineering Software and Upstream Consultancy Services for the Indian market. He graduated in Applied Earth Science with a specialization in petroleum engineering (reservoir engineering, drilling, and production engineering) from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).

Devender Gupta

Domain/Industry: SEZ Setup and Compliance/Space Management/Preventive Maintenance Management

Devender has diverse experience working with agro, food, pharmaceuticals, IT/ITES, and the construction industry. His expertise lies in green & sustainable developments/operations, design management, engaging architects / consultants / PMCs, space management, SEZ setup & compliances. Indoor air quality, energy efficiency, cost optimization, innovation, value engineering, and training & development are his major focus areas.

Henry Scriven

Domain/Industry: Filmmaking

Henry is a highly experienced creative filmmaker with experience of over two decades. He has worked for organizations including Coca-Cola, Barclays, Boeing, Glenfiddich, Harley Davidson, and WWF. He shot his first debut feature film, ‘How to Become a Criminal Mastermind’ at the age of 25, which won the Best Director award at the Green Bay Film Festival & the Best Low Budget Film Award at the London Independent Film Festival. His latest short film, ‘The Fox’ was funded by Film Earls Court and screened at Vue Cinemas in association with the BFI & Film London.

Capt. Nand Kishor Sah

Domain/Industry: Port Operations, Logistics, and Infrastructure

Capt. Nand has a total work experience of 4 decades in port operations, ship agency, logistics, infrastructure, marketing & business development of various shipping and allied activities. He is currently the President of Dufferin Rajendra Chanakya Ex Cadets Association (DRACEA), an alumni body having over 7500 merchant navy captains with its members spread globally. He has been associated with several fraternal bodies like the Company of Master Mariners of India, DRACEA, Royal Bombay Seamen's Club, and others since 1994.

George Sebastian

Domain: Media Advertising

George has a career spanning over 4 decades in media marketing, starting from 1980 in Times of India. He was the in-charge of national teams servicing markets on a pan India level for over 23 years. With knowledge of all three modes of television delivery platforms (terrestrial, cable, and satellite), he has worked with Plus Channel as a Vice President of marketing, a senior Vice President (Marketing) in the Hinduja Group, and as a Director (Ad Sales) with MTV. He has been associated with leading print brands like The Times of India, India Today, Gujarat Samachar, Business Standard, and Mathrubhumi.

Supratik Mukherjee

Domain: Investment Banking and Corporate Finance

Supratik is a dynamic Corporate Finance Professional who brings on board his diverse work experience from investment banking and management consulting. Currently, he is associated with a management consulting firm that covers sectors like artificial intelligence /machine learning, food beverage, housing finance, automotive retail, manufacturing, and solar projects. He has worked in multiple geographies, focusing mainly on emerging markets such as India, Kenya & Ethiopia. He is an entrepreneur and is the co-founder of IPIX Movies (Mumbai) and Procon Operating Partners (Kenya).

Pradeep Dikshit

Domain: Finance

Pradeep has expertise in financial monitoring, productivity, profitability, budgeting, and planning, through which he has driven timely completion and increased profitability of projects. He has a B. Tech from IIT Kanpur and a specialization in Finance from IIM Calcutta. He marks his strong presence in the field of finance, IT operations, consulting, and infrastructure and has been associated with organizations like Velocis Systems, SmartAnalyst, Steria, Genpact, Escorts Finance Limited & SRF Finance Ltd. since 1982.

Prabhat Khare

Domain: Energy Audit and the Green Energy field

Prabhat is an industry veteran from a leadership position with 4 decades of experience in leading plant O&M, planning & execution of large-scale green-field engineering projects, capital purchasing & environment/ energy management. He is an electrical engineer gold medalist from IIT, Roorkee (1982), and a PG Diploma holder in Management. He is BEE Certified Energy Manager & BSI Certified Lead Assessor for ISO 9001;2018, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 & ISO:50001:2015 Management Systems.

Praveen Chaudhary

Domain: Oil and Gas

Praveen is an innovative professional with over 2 decades of experience in progressive management. He is an expert in diverse marketing arenas and supply chain solutions, including sourcing, pricing, and logistics. He is a proactive, multilingual manager with experience in multi-cultural and global environments. With his leadership skills gained from managing both a large Trading Centre and a multimillion-dollar business and developing commercial spaces, he is highly successful in building relations, resolving critical problem areas, and delivering on client commitments.

P.K. Jain

Domain: Oil & Gas

P.K Jain is a veteran with over 3 decades of experience in the Oil & Gas sector, working with the Indian Oil Corporation at various refineries. He has handled responsibilities of mega refinery projects from inception to commissioning, including detail engineering, contracting & procurement, construction/ execution, quality & safety, project monitoring/expediting, startup, commissioning & test running of refinery plants, and facilities. He has successfully executed and commissioned various refinery projects/ facilities, complying with requisite statutory rules & regulations, quality & safety standards, internal & external quality & safety audits.

Chesler Thomas

Domain: Space Technology, Innovation, and Business

Chesler has co-authored 10+ research papers in the space sector. He won the Best Space Mission in 2011 during his training in the U.S. Space and Rocket Research Centre at Huntsville, Alabama. He also co-discovered a Provisional Asteroid out of 17 total worldwide discoveries in Pann-Starrs IASC 2017, being the only Indian team to discover a Provisional Asteroid. He has led his team to win Rank 2 in Singapore Space Challenge 2018 country-wise, was selected and trained by COSPAR with 35 other experts worldwide for capacity building in Nanosatellite technology in 2019, and was the youngest analyst to join Skyroot Aerospace, India's leading rocket company.

Sonal Shukla 

Domain: Information Technology

Sonal is a lecturer at Mody University, Laxmangarh, Rajasthan, with 5+ years of teaching experience in the IT/CS field. With command over computer proficiency in C, C++, JAVA, Python, and so forth, she aspires to pivot her journey in machine learning and AI to transform the field as we know it today. In her academic career, she has published various papers such as ‘A Comparative Analysis of Various Search Engines Present Today,’ ‘Security Challenges in Cloud,’ ‘Public Auditing Services in Cloud Networks for Data Sharing Including Privacy Preserving’ and proudly awaits a patent in Blockchain Technology.

C.M. Khurana

Domain: Banking & Finance 

C.M. Khurana has over 4 decades of experience in Banking and Finance. With diversified expertise, he reached the position of Chief General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of a nationalized bank. He was also Head of credit at a leading infrastructure finance organization. In addition, he has been associated with policymaking and development schemes across various industrial sectors. He was a member of the selection committee for the appointment of executives in the banking industry and is associated with coaching, training, and skill development for leading B schools & training institutions.

Rajesh Ahuja

Domain: Oil and Gas

Rajesh has over 3 decades of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He has worked in 4 refineries at the head office and corporate office in different verticals i.e.project execution, planning, maintenance & inspection, business development, exploration & production etc., of Fortune 500 companies. He had a 3 years stint in the marketing of petroleum products overseas as well. He has widely traveled internationally for seminars, training, conferences and business meetings, etc. and has won many awards in-house and national & international forums.