Dean & Faculty of Commerce & Management
Dr. Indu Shahani, Founding Dean of ISME, is the driving force behind the institution’s energy and excellence. Along with four decades in Academics she has been Sheriff of Mumbai, Member of the University Grants Commission, Principal of HR College of Commerce & Economics, Vice-Chair on the Board of Governors of the International Baccalaureate. She currently sits on corporate boards of Colgate, Bajaj Electricals, United Spirits, BNP, Franklin among others. In her current role as President & Chair, Dr. Shahani’s responsibilities include establishing the institutions, academic and administrative leadership and oversight across multidisciplinary programs.
Vice Dean & Faculty of Accounting & Financial Management
With teaching experience of 35 years, Prof. Heena Thakkar has been an academic and administrator par excellence. She holds a Master’s degree in Financial Accounting & Management from University of Mumbai and an Advanced Diploma in Computer Technology from Tata Unisys Ltd.. Prof. Thakkar was the Vice Principal at H. R. College of Commerce & Economics, where she was instrumental in introducing four new degree programs in Finance and Accounting, Banking, Financial Markets, and Media Studies. Prof. Thakkar has successfully spearheaded three cycles of the NAAC accreditation as the NAAC Coordinator and consistently received the highest grade in the country for HR College of Commerce & Economics, a leading college in Mumbai.
Senior Associate Dean & Faculty of Marketing & Strategy
An academic with over sixteen years of experience in teaching, Dr. Sonia completed her Ph.D. in Business Administration from AIMA-AMU, New Delhi-Aligarh, India. She received an MBA in International Business from Manchester Business School in the U.K., and she was also an MBA Exchange Student at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, North Carolina, USA. Her core strengths lie in student engagement through the use of active and collaborative learning pedagogies. She has published over 15 International Publications in areas of Hospitality Management, Education and Tourism.
Director, IRIS (Institute of Research for Innovative Strategies)
She has been the Head of Department of Journalism at Mt.Carmel College Banglore for 6 years.
Dr. Shefalika Narain has a wide teaching experience having served as Asst. Professor, Bachelor of Mass Media, Jai Hind College, Mumbai and Master’s of Public Policy, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
With over 15 years of teaching experience, she has handled various subjects in the Social Sciences.
PhD, University of Ranchi, in Political Science in field of Changing Patterns of Indo-Bhutan Relations-1998
Masters in Political Science 1989
She has authored several papers such as ‘A study on the Mid-day Meal’,
‘Questioning the legitimacy of Public Interest Litigation’ and ‘Women’s movement and other forms of protest as tools to realize women’s rights in India’
She has conducted a Social Impact Study for Eureka Forbes and spearheaded the advocacy program.
Currently undertaking a project on: The key social concerns that banks could support as part of their CSR obligations.
Professor for Finance
Prof. Dr. Sapna Malya is a Chartered Accountant and a doctorate in Finance.
She has a teaching experience of more than 18 years in subjects of Accounting and Finance from undergraduate to postgraduate level.
Currently she is a visiting faculty at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research along with teaching at ISME.
Currently she is a visiting faculty at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research along with teaching at ISME.
PhD in the field of Finance (2014)
Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (1995)
M.Com, from Madurai Kamaraj University
Research Papers on:
Debt and Finance in companies
Policy changes for Retail Investors by SEBI
Frauds in the Indian Corporate Arena
Emerging Trends in Capital Markets
Valuation of Mergers and Acquisitions
Professor for Innovation
CEO of The Innovation Workgroup, working with leading Indian and multinational corporations to increase revenues and cut costs by hundreds of millions of dollars through a world-class innovation process.
He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker on innovation and other relevant business subjects.
A versatile, creative business leader with over 35 years of consulting, entrepreneurial, marketing and management experience in a broad range of industries.
Thunderbird School of Global Management
MBA, International Management, 1992 – 1993
The Executive’s Guide to Innovation 2008: Delhi, Cresthaven.
Prof. Wittenberg is also a prolific writer and consistently writes and maintains two blogs.
Innovation blog: theinnovationworkgroup. wordpress.com
With a teaching experience of over 15 years, Meena is widely loved by her students and is a passionate teacher at heart.
Her areas of interest include Business Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour and Entrepreneurship.
In 2016, Meena was awarded the “Emerging Woman Leader” by the Higher Education Forum.
Meena has been the recipient of a fully paid Capacity Building Scholarship for a Masters in Human Resource Management at the University of Westminster, London (2007-2008). She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education Management from NMIMS University, Mumbai. Currently she is pursuing her PhD from the University of Mumbai in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Prior to joining ISME, Meena was a full time faculty and Coordinator of the Unaided Programs at the prestigious H.R. College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai.
Omkar is a serial entrepreneur who has founded GoCollab and SkillStreet.
He has also been the Head of Marketing at Desi Hangover and a Marketing Associate at the Consulate General of Netherlands in Mumbai.
Additionally, he was a Marketing Associate at the Ministry of Tourism & Youth Romania and a Management Trainee in Linde India.
He is a Holistically trained professional in the domain of marketing, people skills and entrepreneurship.
He is well researched in the fields of social learning, collaborative
consumption & skill sharing.
He is also an orator, startup enthusiast and a creative problem solver.
Fellow, Start-up Leadership Program, India, Chapter
Entrepreneurship Graduate, TechMinsk, Belarus
Master’s in Business Law, National Law School, India University
Bachelors, Economics, NMIMS University, Mumbai
Shreya has over a decade of entrepreneurial experience in the Securities
Markets, spearheading all the operations at her family business. Her
passion to share real time experience with students in classrooms got her to start
her education career a few years ago.
She was previously working with the BMS section at R. A Podar College of
Commerce & Economics, Mumbai.
She has been training for finance curriculum at undergraduate programs.
Shreya has pursued her PGDM at FLAME University & is SET Qualified.
Adjunct Professor Entrepreneurship
Ameya Ambulkar, is associated with ISME as an adjunct professor and is a NET (India rank 7) & SET (State rank 1) certified professor in management, marketing, business ethics, and corporate governance.He has over half a decade of experience in teaching at institutes like H.R. College of Commerce, Amity global business school, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of technology and united business institute. Social Entrepreneurship is his focal interest and is involved in mentoring students and budding social entrepreneurs.
He currently works as a core team member in ‘Leap For Word’ a social enterprise dedicated to improving the English language learning landscape of rural India.
Ph.D. in Management, M.F.M, SET Qualified, M.Com, LL.B, BMS
At an age of 28 years, Dr. Malcolm F. Homavazir has more than half a decade of teaching and research experience with premier Management Institutions across South Mumbai. He believes in imparting theoretical knowledge coupled with practical examples and case studies, thereby honing the student’s skills of application of knowledge in real-life situations.
Backed by strong educational qualifications, he has an expertise in more than 15 subjects and has been inspiring students at the graduate & post graduate level through his teaching dynamics.
Being an eminent speaker, he has taught at several Management Institutions namely HR College of Commerce & Economics, Jai Hind College, Wilson College, Sydenham College and H. Somani College. Before joining ISME, he has served as a full-time faculty at Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management (LLIM) for 3 years.
He has been the Chairperson for Faculty Development Program (FDP) 2015 at LLIM and has also been an Interviewer to recruit Mentors for less privileged children under the Green Batti Project
Ph.D. from D.Y. Patil Deemed to be University’s School of Management.
Ph.D. Topic – “Impact of Digitalization of Higher Education on Teaching, Student Learning, Assessment & Employability with special reference to Mumbai & Pune Institutes”
Secured First Rank – Masters in Financial Management (MFM) from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research & Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) – University of Mumbai.
State Eligibility Test (SET) for Lectureship in Commerce – University of Pune
Masters of Commerce (M.Com) – University of Mumbai
Bachelor in Law (LL.B) from K.C Law College – University of Mumbai
Secured First Rank – Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) from Wilson College – University of Mumbai
Dr. Malcolm F. Homavazir has been bestowed with “Award for Outstanding Research Paper” at the International Commerce & Management Conference (2018) organized by Department of Commerce, University of Mumbai.
He has presented research papers in 5 International Conferences and 6 National Conferences.
His research papers has also been published in various ISBN/ISSN journals.
NYU Stern Subject – Finance
David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business. He serves as Chairman of the Finance Department and Director of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business. Professor Yermack teaches joint MBA – Law School courses in Restructuring Firms & Industries and Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, as well as PhD research courses in corporate governance, executive compensation, and distress and restructuring.
Director - Enterprise & Outreach
Sonali leads the industry connections between the school and corporate players. She also heads our outreach programs ensuring frequent Boot Camps for students across different Schools and colleges.
Professor Shroff has been a Program Manager at the Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship (ISME) since October,2015.
From October 2014 to September 2015, he was an analyst at Nliten Consulting.
Prior to that, he worked as an executive at Deloitte Haskins and Sells, in the Enterprise Risk Services Department &Business Consultancy Team.
He has extensive academic experience, having taught Managerial Economics and Service Sector Management at H.R.College of Commerce and Economics.
He also taught the subjects of Business Law and Financial Accounts to the BMS Course.
He is currently pursuing his PhD in Finance.
Master’s in Commerce, H.R. College, Mumbai University topper
Bachelor in Management Studies, H.R. College, Mumbai University
Cleared International CFA Level II Examinations
University of Westminster Subject - Business Strategy
Mr. Mathews has had 20 years of experience as a business school teacher, researcher, and manager in Britain and France. His research interests include Small business management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Networks, E-business, Trust in industrial districts and clusters and reciprocity.He completed his thesis at the University of Chester on the subject of Trust in Industrial Districts. Martin joined WBS from France where he was an export manager for two SMEs and more recently, a consultant for the Lyon Chamber of Commerce (working on cluster policies and governance) and Renault Trucks (developing their strategic 5-year plan with senior executives).He has also held senior management positions in two French business schools.
Anindya Ghose is the Heinz Riehl Chair Professor of Business at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business where he holds a joint appointment in the IOMS and Marketingdepartments. He is the author of TAP: Unlocking The Mobile Economy, which is a double winner in the 2018 Axiom Business Book Awards and has been translated into multiple languages. He is the Director of the Masters of Business Analytics Programat NYU Stern. He is a Leonard Stern Faculty Scholar with an MBA scholarship (the Ghose Scholarship) named after him. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Wharton School of Business. In 2014, he was named by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Professors Under 40 Worldwide and by Analytics Week as one the “Top 200 Thought Leaders in Big Data and Business Analytics”. He is the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious INFORMS ISS Distinguished Fellow Award, given to recognize individuals who (i) have made outstanding intellectual contributions to the discipline with publications that have made a significant impact on theory, research, and practice and (ii) intellectual stewardship of the field as reflected in the mentoring of doctoral students and young researchers. In 2017 he was recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the Top 30 Management Thinkers globally most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led in the next generation. Thinkers50 also bestowed the Distinguished Achievement Award Nomination for ‘Digital Thinking’ in 2017. His rise from assistant to full professor in 8.5 years at NYU Stern is widely regarded as one of the fastest in the history of several disciplines in business schools globally.
Professor Mukesh Patel is a serial entrepreneur with experience in private equity, angel investments, business law, and education. He teaches in both the Rutgers Business School Executive Education and Executive MBA programs. As an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Business School, Professor Patel has designed and teaches a groundbreaking, experiential and inter-disciplinary course titled Digital Transformation, Disruption & Design Thinking: D3 for the Executive MBA program. This unique course delivers interdisciplinary perspectives on breakthrough ideas, innovation concepts, and the phenomena of creativity. It is a visual experience of entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial insights through engaging case studies. Through design-thinking, we explore and analyze entrepreneurial mindsets, game-changers, technology trends, social networks, disruption, innovation for corporate enterprises, and “future-casting”.
A lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester, Mr. Hindle teaches subjects such as Micro and Macro Economics, Marketing, Strategic Management and Leadership. He has previously done some consultancy work and was also the Head of Humanities at the Oberoi International School, Mumbai. He led a strategic review of undergraduate higher education provision in partnership on equality and diversity at Preston’s College, as the Academic Project Manager. He was also the Assistant Principal at the Boxton Sixth Form College, Bolton, UK. Here, he managed a team of Heads of Department and Pastoral Managers [Senior Tutors] and led on teaching and learning and on equality and diversity.
Business School Subject - Entrepreneurial Marketing
Dr Zubin Sethna is a Principal Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Entrepreneurial Marketing at Regent’s Business School. Previously he has worked in a variety of universities in the UK and as an Associate Professor of Marketing. He has previously taught Innovation and Entrepreneurship on an AMBA accredited MBA programme.Dr Sethna is a qualified marketing practitioner as well as an entrepreneur. He has successfully launched five businesses (one of which won a UK National Award).
NYU Stern Subject - Marketing
Russell S. Winer is the William Joyce Professor of Marketing at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He received a B.A. in Economics from Union College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been on the faculties of Columbia and Vanderbilt universities and the University of California at Berkeley. He has written three books, Marketing Management, Analysis for Marketing Planning and Product Management, a research monograph, Pricing, and is the co-editor of The History of Marketing Science. He has authored over 70 papers in marketing on a variety of topics including consumer choice, marketing research methodology, marketing planning, advertising, and pricing.
Assistant Program Manager
Krish is a student of Masters in Commerce with experience in the field of research. He has also served as a teaching assistant previously.
Anchal has a double Masters in Marketing. She champions our admissions procedures and additionally looks after lectures in her free time.
Rutgers Business School Subject - Economics
A professor in the Finance and Economics Department at Rutgers Business School, Dr. Langdana is also director of the globally ranked and highly regarded Rutgers Executive MBA Program. Dr. Langdana was recently interviewed by The Wall Street Journal where he discusses how the Rutgers EMBA program evolves constantly to meet the changing needs and demands of the global executive workplace. He has been director since 1997. Dr. Langdana is the recipient of the Horace dePodwin Research Award and more than 30 teaching awards, including the highest possible teaching award at Rutgers University — the Warren I. Susman Award. He also has received Rutgers Business School’s Paul Nadler Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Associate Director - Public Relations
Specialising in Event Management, she is an alumna from the University of Westminster. She ensures that all the occasions at ISME are conducted without a hitch.
A Master’s in Commerce, Kunal looks after the social media content of the School. He also organises events and mentors students who wish to represent ISME at inter collegiate events.
Assistant Program Manager
Manthan Gala doubles as a Professor in Business Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning along with performing his Managerial duties for the School. He is also our institution's Award Leader for The International Award For Young People (IAYP).
Previously he worked in the Development Sector while completing a 2-year Fellowship with 'Teach For India', one of the leading Educational NGO's in India. During his fellowship he had the responsibility of managing a classroom at a Government school in Dharavi while working on projects leading to Educational Equity for all students in India.
Manthan also has briefly worked in Consulting (Ernst & Young), Advertising (Leo Burnett), Public Relations & Event Management organizations before his graduation with HR College.
National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Commerce.
Master of Commerce, University of Mumbai.
Bachelor of Commerce, HR College.
University of East London Subject - Entrepreneurship
Andre Mostert is an academic practitioner who has expertise in entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, financial management, Islamic Finance and African Languages. Andre led the team on the development of the BA entrepreneurship and supports students to develop business ideas and opportunities. Andre has conceptualised various education development projects and managed diverse programmes for different agencies, including, USAID, TDA, BECTA, British Council, DFID, DANIDA and Asia-Invest. Andre supports a number of clients to expand their activities and penetrate new markets. Andre is responsible for the BA Entrepreneurship and the MOBIvation Intraprenuers Nexus (MIN).
New Jersey City University Subject - Finance
Bernard McSherry, an Assistant Professor of Finance at New Jersey City University, New Jersey is also the founding Dean of the University’s Business School. He holds an MBA degree in Finance and International Business from New York University and a Doctorate in International Economics and Management. An Entrepreneur himself, he has started McSherry and co. in 1988 eventually growing it into one of the largest independent brokerage firms on the NYSE. He was the Governer of the New York Stock Exchange for 21 years from 1985-2006 along with being the Managing Director- Head of Sales Trading at the Prudential Equity Group. Dr. McSherry has regularly appeared as a market commentator on CNBC, FOXBusiness, Bloomberg, and CBS and has offered periodic commentary on ABC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, NPR, Reuters, and AP.
She comes from a diverse background with a Bachelors’ degree in Computers and an MBA in Human Resources and Marketing. She is currently pursuing a PhD. in Management.
Professor in Marketing
Associate Director - International Initiatives
She heads international connections with other universities and is currently pursuing her PhD in Marketing. She also teaches marketing to the undergraduate students.
Head- Center for Business Analytics
He calls himself “A lifetime student of data science”. A researcher by nature, he loves to play around with data and derives insights from it. With more than half a decade of experience in teaching and research, he loves to connect with his students to create interesting algorithms. His areas of expertise and interests are in the space of developing recommendation engines, data mining and data architecture for research-based models.
He has been a Speaker and Faculty Trainer in academic conferences as well as a Corporate Trainer in the domain of Data Science.