Advisors

Dr.Sajeet Pradhan

PhD (IIT Kharagpur),MBA

Sajeet has done his MBA from Kiit University and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is also UGC-NET qualified.
Dr. Sajeet has eleven years of experience in teaching, training and consulting. He has been associated with ORG MARG AC NIELSEN, DAV schools, and CRR in various consulting capacities. He is a well-known soft skillstrainer in the state of Odisha having experience of more than 2000 training hours in various engineering colleges and b-schools.He is a regular resource person to several MDPsat IIT Kharagpur and CRRI, Odisha. Before joining IMI Delhi, he was a faculty in the Department of Business Administration, Ravenshaw University, Odisha. He has authored several articles accepted (few of them are in press) and published in various national and international journals like World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (Elsevier),International Journal of Strategic Business Alliance (ABDC), Journal of Human Values (Sage), Vision – The Journal of Business Perspective (Sage), and Global Business Review (Sage). In addition, he has two book chapters to his credit andhas presented research papers in several conferences in India, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. His paper has recently bagged best paper award in the area ofOB in“The International conference on Organization & Management (ICOM 2015), Abu Dhabi, organized by Academy of Management, Asia. His research areas include dark side of OB, toxic leadership, deviant workplace behaviors, and harassment at workplace.He has also won Rotary Youth Leadership Award in the year 2000 and a certificate of recognition from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for creative writing on AIDS awareness. He is passionate about football (die hard fan of Bayern Munich), loves to watch Hollywood movies and read novels (mostly thrillers).

Saumyajit Guha

Market Research & Analysis,
Process Migration, Operations,
Business Analysis

Saumyajit Guha has 15 years of experience with recognized proficiency in: Business Incubation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development, Market Research & Analysis, Process Migration, Operations, Business Analysis.
Saumyajit has worked with the Start Up Incubator at IIT Kharagpur as the Head, Business Development. He has also worked with Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) and was instrumental in establishing a DST (Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India) approved incubator – IIM Calcutta Innovation Park. In both the incubators he was the main project lead and liaison for the incubator with different stakeholders like VCs, Corporate, other academic institutes, Govt bodies and entrepreneurs as well.
Previous to IIT Kharagpur Saumyajit lived in UK for 5 years and have worked for Chartered Developments (a marketing consulting firm for Solicitors and Accountants) as IT Project Campaign Manager and Secure Source (an HR consulting firm for Network Information Security Systems) as Business Analyst.
Currently he is leading the Calcutta Angels Network (an Angel investment network in Kolkata) as the COO.
Being born in Kolkata he completed his schooling from St. Lawrence High School. Saumayjit completed his Bachelors (B.Sc) from Calcutta University in 2001 and holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Exeter University, UK (2008).