Anand, the Management Guru

Management Studies

He joined Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur for M Tech but had to give it up as the family faced financial crisis and took up jobs in Mumbai. After saving some money, he went to Indian Institute of management, Ahmedabad (at the time India’s best Business School) where he got his MBA. He took up a job in an oil company and simultaneously enrolled in Bombay University for Ph. D. in Management and completed it 1995. He worked on the problem of modeling social systems using principles of Cybernetics, Information Theory and Game Theory, devising a novel methodology.

Select Corporate Positions Held

  • Managing Director and CEO - Petronet India Limited

  • Managing Director and COO - National Oil & Chemicals Marketing, Nigeria

  • Executive Director / General Manager - Bharat Petroleum

  • General Manager - Information Systems - Bharat Petroleum

  • Chief Engineering Manager (Southern Region) - Bharat Petroleum

  • Senior Engineer - Indian Oil Corporation

Prestigious Positions Held​

  • Member of Strategy Council, Executive Council, IT Strategy Council and Retail Council in a Fortune 500 company (BPCL) for 12 years

  • Worked on the editorial board of International Journals; currently on the board of International journal of HRD and Management (Taylor & Francis).

  • Invited on the Board of International Scholars, International Foundation of Production Research.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Ranked among the top 20 people who influenced IT in India by DataQuest for consecutive three years (1999 to 2001).

  • Recipient of top award for ‘Outstanding CIO’, a citation by the CIOs’ Club, Bombay for the significant contributions to spread of IT. Also received ‘CIO of the Year’, ‘IT-Man of the Year’ and many such awards.

  • Was conferred a Doctor of Literature (D Litt) (honouris causa) by Karnataka State University, Mysore in 2014.

Academic Contributions​

  • Worked as examiner for PG and Doctoral levels in professional institutes and universities.

  • Chaired many sessions in international conferences, such as ICPR, Limerick, Ireland; and IEC, Tampere, Finland.

  • Spoke in many professional conferences as invitee/keynote speaker and participated in many panel discussions.

  • Published more than 20 research papers in International journals/conferences of repute.

  • Presented papers in many International conferences abroad in the area of Ergonomics, Production Research, Project Management, Information Technology, and Strategic Management.

  • Worked as referee for many international journals –IJH&M, IJPE, etc.

  • Visiting/ guest faculty at IIM, Ahmedabad and ITM, Mumbai, TISS, Future Institutes, etc. and Adjunct faculty, University of Mumbai. Worked as Trainer in MDPs of many companies.

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