Twenty years in the industry (leadership positions) and  Eight years in academia (teaching , research & executive education)

Focus areas: Corporate sustainability & Innovation, Project Management, Product Development, Leading & Managing, Training & Development



2013 -2020 PhD (Sustainability & Governance), Industrial Engineering & Business Information Systems, Behavioural Management & Social Sciences, University of Twente, Netherlands

(Thesis on Strategic CSR & Corporate Sustainability)

2017 – 2018 PhD Industrial & Systems Engineering, King’s International University, Kingdom of Tonga, Oceania, South Pacific under Tonga National Qualifications & Accreditation Board (Thesis on Systems Requirements Engineering & Systems Design)
2015–2016 Master´s Degree in Engineering (Environmental Technology), Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK), Finland   85.71%

Major course: Systems Thinking & Sustainability

2011–2012 Systems Engineering Management Programme; UCL Centre for Systems Engineering, University College London (Full time)
2008–2011 Doctoral Research Scholar in Technology Management at Birla Institute of Technology- India  (All But Defence)
2007 ITM-BIT Collaborative Research Programme in Technology Management (Pre-PhD Level); Birla Institute of Technology- India; 67%
2004–2005 One-year Postgraduate Programme in International Business (IBP);

Indian Institute of Management -Calcutta; A grade overall

Theme- Doing Business in Foreign Markets with immersion in China

2000–2001 Diploma in Training & Development (Postgraduate Level);

Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi;   66%

1994–1996 Master of Business Administration;

Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi; 71.40%

1982–1985 BSc (Physics); University of Kerala, Trivandrum; 62.5%


Certifications Certificate in Battery Technology (21 courses) from GS Yuasa Academy, U.K

Certificate courses on Life Cycle Initiative from UN Environmental Programme: Introduction to Life Cycle Thinking, Life Cycle Thinking in Policy Making, and Life Cycle Thinking in Business Decision Making

E-learning certificate course from The World Bank Group: Smart city,

Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool for Sustainable Land Management,

5G and Emerging Technologies for Public Service Delivery and Digital Economy Operations

Railway Financing

2020 Medical Technology Summer School from FHWN, Austria

Design and Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Off-Grid and On-grid from National Institute of Wind Energy, India

Design, Installation & Maintenance of Small Wind Turbine from National Institute of Wind Energy, India

2016 Intensive Course on International Geoparks with focus on Sustainability & Geological values by the Aegean University, GGN & Lesvos Petrified Forests, Greece

Project Management Programme from PM Study & PMI

Training on SAP ERP & CRM from Tespa Technologies, Chennai

Total Quality Management Training Programme,

Product Management Management Development programmes from the industry


Research Topic:

“A comparative study of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and its influence on Circular Economy in manufacturing industries among developed (Europe), developing (India) and least developed (Ethiopia) nations during the post crisis period”

Host University: University of Catania, Italy

Research Advisor: