Sriram Subramanian

Sriram Subramanian graduated from IIT Roorkee with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in the year 1994. Subsequently he graduated with a PGDM from IIM Calcutta in1996. He was a top-10 ranked student at both institutes.

He worked for 8 years as a management consultant with Accenture, based in Bombay. During this period, he managed projects for clients in the textiles, chemicals, FMCG and Pharmaceutical sectors. His projects spanned multiple functions - manufacturing, supply chain logistics, distribution and marketing.

In 2003, Sriram moved to corporate industry as VP - Strategic Planning in Piramal Healthcare Ltd., initially as part of the Chairman's Office, thereafter as Head of Strategic Marketing & Sales Training Depts.

Sriram founded Mind Matters in 2006, and has trained over 5000 personnel in consulting firms and in corporates.

His interests include reading, writing, music, photography, hiking and parenting.

Email: sriram.subramanian@mindmatters.co.in

Rekha Koita

Rekha Koita did her Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Mumbai in 1992. She then went on to complete her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (USA) in 1994. She is the recipient of the Institute Medal at IIT-Mumbai for graduating at the top of her class. She also received the Vidya Bharathi award from the Indian Institute of Metals in 1993 for her academic record at IIT. Rekha also stood first in her graduating class at Carnegie Mellon.

On returning to Mumbai in 1995, Rekha worked for Accenture as a management consultant for 8 years. During this tenure, she managed projects for over a dozen clients in consumer goods, automotives, shipping as well as Accenture's India Delivery Centre. Her key focus areas included operations (business process re-engineering, ERP design and implementation, performance/profitability enhancement), and human resources (corporate governance, recruitment and training).

She then moved on to the social sector for a few years. She was involved with GiveIndia, a leading Indian online charity portal based in Mumbai. She helped them re-engineer their sales processes and implement Salesforce, a package software to enhance the sales process. She also created a strategy for them to reach out to high value clients by evaluating various sales channels. In addition, Rekha was responsible for establishing certain key alliances with Indian corporate for Internet Marketing and sales of large projects.

Email: rekha.koita@mindmatters.co.in

Mainak Maheshwari

Developing, coaching and grooming people are an area of passion for Mainak. His basic guiding principle is - "Quot Rami Tot Arbores" - as many branches, so many trees.

Mainak's people strengths have been fine-tuned working across locations, cultures and domains. He is recognized as a powerful coach and guideto people across teams - enabling them towards high performance.He has been facilitating various capability development sessions at Accenture. As a facilitator, Mainak is known for connecting with the audience across levels and working towards the desired outcomes.

Mainak has 18 years of work experience, including with Accenture, Hewitt Associates and Heidrick & Struggles, in addition to having an entrepreneurial stint. Mainak has had the opportunity to work with clients as well as internal organizations in helping them design, build and run strategic HR programs covering a wide spectrum, including human capital strategy, talent management, capability development, HR transformation and talent acquisition.He has also filed for a patent in the area of HR talent management and capability development.

Mainak holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Email: mainak.maheshwari@mindmatters.co.in

Ravishankar Iyer

Ravishankar Iyer

Ravishankar is a Chartered Accountant (2001) and subsequently did his PGDM from IIM-Ahmedabad in 2005.

As a management consultant with Feedback Ventures (later called Feedback Infra), Ravi mainly worked in the healthcare delivery and logistics industries. He grew to lead a team of 11 consultants/analysts in the Healthcare Advisory Practice across various assignments, including - commercial due-diligence and valuation for private equity, entry and growth strategy and performance improvement projects. Clients included leading private equity firms and corporates.

After 7 years in consulting, Ravi joined B-ABLE - a social enterprise working in the area of skill-development for the less-educated. At B-ABLE, he led the strategy, fund-raising and student-placement functions.

In 2015, Ravi decided to follow an old passion - history - and launched CaptivaTour, a startup with a couple of batch-mates. CaptivaTour provides mobile audio-visual guides for historical monuments, and brings out the fascinating stories of our monuments in an engaging, user-friendly manner. Currently he heads content development and partner-relations for CaptivaTour.

Ravi loves Old Hindi film music, reading history/other non-fiction, and listening to podcasts.

Email: ravishankar.iyer@mindmatters.co.in

Rajesh Panchanathan

Rajesh Panchanathan

Rajesh is an Engineer from IIT Madras and Caltech, and an MBA from IIM Lucknow.

Rajesh worked for nearly two decades with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) in business consulting – across strategy/ operations, for a range of clients across industry sectors.

Rajesh also spent 5 years in line HR roles in Accenture, at the end of which he was responsible for HR for all of Accenture’s technology delivery centres in Asia-Pacific (nearly 120,000 employees at the time).

Rajesh quit Accenture as a Managing Director, and is now an independent consultant, supporting SMEs get closer to their vision.

Rajesh’s main interests include physical computing (working on hobby projects with his 10-year old), Carnatic music, Bridge, as also being part of a small band in Chennai, doing covers of western pop/ rock songs from 50 years ago.

Email: rajesh.panchanathan@mindmatters.co.in

Hormuzd Madan

Hormuzd Madan

Hormuzd Madan is a Chartered Accountant (rank holder) and a Cost and Management Accountant. He has trained with Wharton (Strategy—Development to Execution) and with MIT Sloan (Innovation and Design Thinking).

Hormuzd is an experienced professional with three rich perspectives—an Outside-in view as a Consultant with Accenture Consulting (10 years), C-level Operations Leader with Accenture Technology India (13 years) and an Owner mindset with a C-level role at Monjin Interviews, a startup (4 years).

Hormuzd worked for 23 years with Accenture where he was an MD for 10 years. From 1994-2003 Hormuzd worked in Accenture’s Performance Improvement and Strategy practice where he reduced enterprise cost, process cycle times and headcount by implementing and managing change. He worked for 30+ diverse clients and across multple industries and most enterprise functions.

From 2004-2016 he managed Operations for Accenture Technology while the business grew from 4500 to 90,000 people. He managed a budget of US$2+billion, led a remote-working team of 150+ people across 7 locations.

From 2016 Hormuzd became a co-promoter of a tech startup, Monjin where he set up and headed Monjin delivery for 100+ clients, oversaw Finance, raised $3+million funds and managed investor relations.

Hormuzd has delivered 2500+ presentations and 75+ trainings on multiple topics / areas over his 30 years. He has developed trainings including 2 courses for the Accenture-ISB joint programme, a day-long, simulation-based, ‘Building Business Acumen’ course for Accenture India Managers (jointly with BTS), and a ‘Manage My Money’ course for kids and lay people.

Email: Hormuzd.madan@mindmatters.co.in