1. A. P. Parigi (Preetham) – President
  2. RajKamal Sharma – Vice President
  3. Ashwin Malik – Secretary
  4. Kamal Oberoi – Treasurer
  5. Sandip Das – Immediate Past President
  6. Sunder Hemrajani – Founder Member & Past President
  7. Rajesh Sud – Founder Member & Past President
  8. Sudhir Nayar – Founder Member
  9. Alok Brara – Member
  10. Naveen Kapur – Member
  11. Hiroo Mirchandani – Member (Chairperson Women’s Leadership Wing)
  12. Puneet Wadhwa – Member
Chapter Heads
  1. Mumbai – Gurmit Singh
  2. Delhi – Puneet Wadhwa

A.P. Parigi (Preetham)

Batch – 1975–78

President, The FMS Forum

Member – Board of Directors – Bennett Institute of Higher Education. {Bennett University}, Member Advisory Board, Global Risk Management Institute, Gurugram.

  1. Preetham Parigi has over 45 years of experience spanning several sectors including Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment. He is a Co-founder of ENIL – Radio Mirchi and Times Out of Home (OOH Media). Prior to joining TOI, Parigi was the CEO of BPL Mobile Communications, Mumbai. Parigi was also a Member of the Business Advisory council, The Said Business School, Oxford University, UK; Member Board of Overseers Fordham Graduate School of Business, New York.
  2. Parigi is a former Member of the Board of Directors of Bennett, Coleman Co. Ltd. (The Times of India). Since 2016, Parigi serves as a chief mentor to start-ups in the field of AI/Fintech/digital media. He served as a Senior Advisor – Education to Yash Raj Films; Former Member Board of Directors – Times Innovative Media Ltd.
  3. Parigi is a recipient of several accolades including “Rensselaer’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2009; the first non-American to receive this award.
  4. He holds a bachelors in Economics (Hons.) from Hansraj College, and a Masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He graduated from FMS with an MBA.

Rajkamal Sharma

Batch – 1977-79

Vice President, The FMS Forum

Country Manager – Global Appetite Inc., Canada
International Business Consultant

  1. Rajkamal Sharma, Batch of 79, is an International Business Consultant. He has had a distinguished career in the FMCG industry with stints in Unilever and Nestle. He retired a couple of years ago from Nestle, where as the Head of Exports, he was part of the Management Committee.
  2. He has had exposure in Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and other functions, but his core competence has been Sales & Marketing. Currently, as Country Manager of Global Appetite Inc., a Canadian company, he is helping them develop their International Business. As a Business Consultant, he has been utilising his years of experience in mentoring various start-ups. He advises several small and medium-sized companies on product & packaging development, communication strategy, channel development and other aspects, towards the objective of enabling business development both in India and abroad.
  3. An alumnus of Modern School and St. Stephen’s College, Raj is also involved in social work and community development.

Ashwin Malik

Batch – 1978-80

Past Vice President – The FMS Forum
  1. Ashwin Malik is a strategist, business conceptualizer and implementer with over 35 years of Corporate Experience including leadership experience across geographies in India and overseas. He has worked in domains including paints, alcoholic beverages, organised retail and hospitality. He has over the course of his career handled assignments in Marketing, Sales and General Management.
  2. Ashwin has worked in different assignments including as the Managing Director of Whyte and Mackay as also United Spirits (USL’s) Regional CEO – North. He has also worked extensively in the Travel Retail and Hospitality Sectors in India.  In his last professional stint, he worked as the Director General of the Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC), a Delhi based Association which had among its members, the leading ‘Branded Spirits’ Companies operating in India.  Ashwin currently offers advisory services from time to time in the Beverage Alcohol & Travel Retail Sectors.
  3. Ashwin is a graduate in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi. He completed his Management from FMS Delhi in 1980. He has also attended the Advance Management Program at Harvard in 2002.

Kamal Oberoi

Batch – 1976-78

Treasurer, The FMS Forum

Chairman- QUO, India
EX CMD – M & C Saatchi, India
Ex. President: JWT, India

  1. Kamal Oberoi is one of India’s most respected names in the communications industry. He is currently the Chairman of QUO India – a specialist agency for the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Kamal is on the Board of Quo Asia, Singapore; Quo Maldives; and Mark Exhaust Systems Ltd.
  2. In 2005, Kamal founded M&C Saatchi in India. In just two years’ time, M&C Saatchi achieved the unique distinction of being ranked among the top 20 most respected advertising agencies in India by the Economic Times.
  3. Prior to M&C Saatchi, Kamal spent over 20 years with India’s leading ad agency J. Walter Thompson (now called Wunderman Thompson), rising to the role of President. During his tenure there, he successfully headed JWT’s offices in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. Under his leadership each operation grew in profitability, client profile and employee morale.
  4. However, the real foundation for Kamal’s remarkable career in communications was laid by his 6 years in sales at Nerolac Paints. His exposure to ‘real India’ at Nerolac, started as an Assistant Sales Manager for Delhi, J&K, Haryana, before he grew to be Area Sales Manager for Rajasthan.
  5. In his long, illustrious career, Kamal has stewarded brands such as Pepsi, ITC, Hero cycles and motorcycles, Maruti Suzuki, Nestle, Ford, Levi’s, FritoLay, Apollo Tyres, Unilever’s tea brands, Ponds, Kingfisher, Pizza Hut, Bajaj Allianz, Jet Airways and Yakult, among many others.
  6. He has also been a member of the Executive Committee of the National Culture Fund (Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India).
  7. Kamal brings as much passion to the creative process of brand communications, as he does to his life’s passion – golf.

Sandip Das

Batch – 1984-86

Immediate Past President, The FMS Forum

Acclaimed International Chief Executive

  1. Sandip Das is one of Asia’s most respected telecommunications professionals and an acclaimed International Chief Executive.
  2. He was MD, CEO & Board Director of Reliance Jio, Group CEO & Executive Director of Maxis Communications Berhad, Malaysia and CEO of Hutchison Essar Telecom, now Vodafone (launched Orange and Hutch brands in India). He was one of the founding members of private telephony in India and was part of the group of individuals that founded Hutchison Max Telecom in 1994. He also led one of the world’s largest telecom IPOs, raising $3.5 billion for Maxis in 2009.
  3. He was listed among the top 100 Most Powerful Global Telecom people for four years by Global Telecom magazine and voted Best Malaysian CEO 2012 by Finance Asia. He has also been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to India Telecom by Voice & Data magazine, Cyber Media Publications.
  4. Currently, Sandip is Board Director & Advisor with Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL); Board Director Greenlam Industries; Member, National Council for Nomination & Remuneration Committee (Russell Reynolds); Board Advisor or reputation management firm Astrum, besides consulting for International banks and Investment firms. He is also a Mentor, Writer & Public Speaker.
  5. Sandip is an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi, holds a BE (Mechanical Engineering), degree from NIT, Rourkela and an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) Graduate from Harvard Business School, Boston.

Sunder Hemrajani

Batch – 1977-79

Founder member & Past President, The FMS Forum

Cofounder & CEO Incon Strategy Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

  1. Sunder Hemrajani has a 35 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing and General Management functions in leading Companies like Hindustan Unilever, Whirlpool, PepsiCo, Reliance Capital and Times.
  2. He had a 14-year stint with Hindustan Unilever Ltd. where he handled senior assignments in HPC (Home & Personal Care) and Foods businesses. Sunder moved to Whirlpool in 1995 as Vice President-Sales, where he was involved in successful integration of the Refrigerator and Washer businesses and the launch of Whirlpool brand in India.
  3. In 1999, he joined PepsiCo to lead the company-owned bottling operation in North and East and subsequently moved to corporate office where he was Executive Director-Sales for South Asia Business Unit. He retired as Managing Director of Times Innovative Media Ltd. a subsidiary of Bennett Coleman Company Ltd. (Times Group) in 2014. He is the CEO & Co-founder of Incon Strategy Advisors Pvt Ltd.
  4. Sunder is a Guest Faculty at Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi where he is teaching marketing subjects as a part of MBA (Full Time) Program since 2006.
  5. Sunder is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He did his MBA from FMS in 1979 and Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) in 1977.He completed his high school education from Modern School, New Delhi in 1972.

Rajesh Sud

Batch – 1976-78

Founder member & Past President, The FMS Forum

Managing Director – Financial Services, Bharati Enterprises

  1. Rajesh Sud is a seasoned Indian banking and Insurance industry leader, with nearly three decades of experience in marquee organisations. He currently serves as the Managing Director for Bharti Enterprises Financial Services, overseeing Bharti AXA Life Insurance and Bharti AXA General Insurance businesses and is on the board of Airtel Payments Bank. Prior to this, Rajesh had a 19 year long stint with the Max group, starting as a founder team member of Max Life Insurance in 2000 and then leading it as its Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director for 10 years, in which time Max Life grew to be India’s 4th largest private life insurer known for its quality of talent and processes. Rajesh also served as Chairman for 5 years of Max Bupa Health Insurance, one of India’s leading health insurance companies and of Max SkillFirst, a specialised training and skilling company.
  2. Prior to Max Life Insurance, Rajesh was Managing Director & CEO of Esanda Finance India, a subsidiary finance company of ANZ Grindlays Bank. Rajesh started his career at Bank of America and over the years, created a very successful consumer franchise for the bank in India.
  3. He has held the position of Co-Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Committee on Insurance and Pensions for 2015, 2016 & 2018. He has also been the Chairman, Life Council Committee on Awareness and Consumer Education (2014 and 2018).
  4. Rajesh is post graduate in Marketing and Finance from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University and a commerce graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. He also did his Advanced Management Programme (AMP 2006) from Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, USA.
  5. Rajesh mentors select start up CEOs and a technology focused Venture Capital fund and is also the founding member and past President of The FMS Forum, a not-for-profit Organisation dedicated towards improving management education.

Sudhir Nayar

Batch – 1972-74

Founder Member, The FMS Forum
  1. Sudhir Nayar spent over 30 years with two of the most respected and dynamic Companies in India – TATAs and Hindustan Lever Ltd. (Now HUL).
  2. Sudhir began his career in 1974 with TATA Oil Mills Ltd and worked through till 1993 in Sales & Marketing function.  He continued to focus on Sales & Marketing until 2002 at HUL and then went on to Head Corporate Affairs.  He represented HUL as a member of Industry/ Govt Committee to frame the Food laws in India in line with International Standards and best practices.
  3. A member of CII in the Eastern Region, he also served as a Director with Modern Foods & Industries Ltd. after the acquisition by HUL and was Chairman of KSIL – a joint sector co of HUL and WBIDC.
  4. Since 2004, Sudhir has been a visiting faculty with various business colleges – FMS Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad & Ambedkar University – teaching full semester course in Marketing, distribution & retail management.
  5. Sudhir now serves as an independent Director on several company boards including SML Isuzu.  He has served on the Board of PNB as a shareholder Director.

Alok Brara

Batch – 1978-80

Member, The FMS Forum

CEO – India Infrastructure Publishing

  1. Alok K Brara is the founder and CEO of India Infrastructure Publishing, a leading provider of information, analysis and insight on infrastructure sectors – through magazines, websites, conferences and research reports. The company’s brands include Power Line, Indian Infrastructure, tele.net, Renewable Watch, Smart Utilities, Global Transmission, Global Mass Transit, Southeast Asia Infrastructure and REGlobal.
  2. Before founding India Infrastructure Publishing, he ran a consulting practice in New York from 1989 to 1996. Prior to that, he worked for six years in advertising at JWT New York, where he was a Vice-President.
  3. He has been a member of several industry groups including Niti Aayog’s Working Group for Infrastructure for Vision -2035, CII National Council on Infrastructure and FICCI Communication and Digital Economy committee.
  4. He has master’s degrees in business and marketing from University of Delhi and from Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois.
  1. Naveen Kapur is an International Marketing professional with more than 40 years’ experience in merchant exports of a wide range of projects, products and equipment across geographies.
  2. He has been the Whole Time Director and President of International Business Division with the Apollo Tyres Group for the last two decades. His professional career had taken him to more than 100 countries.
  3. He is a former Director on the Board of Artemis Hospital, Gurugram and has actively promoted medical tourism from Africa, Middle East and South Asia on a sustained basis.
  4. Naveen is the Sherpa to the Chairman of the BRICS Business Council and also the Chairman of the Working Group for manufacturing and exports for India in the BRICS.
  5. He has been a guest faculty in Management Development Institute, Gurugram, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) on International Marketing. Being an economics graduate during his student days at FMS he had been invited to take classes in Managerial Economics.
  6. Naveen is an Economics graduate from St Stephen’s College, LLB from Law Faculty (Delhi University), International Marketing (IIFT) and MBA from FMS Delhi.

Hiroo Mirchandani

Batch – 1982–1984

Chairperson – Women’s Leadership Wing

Independent Director on diverse Corporate Boards
Former Business Unit Director at Pfizer

  1. Hiroo Mirchandani serves as an Independent Director on the boards of Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd, Nilkamal Ltd., MedPlus Health Services Ltd. and Piem Hotels Ltd. She chairs the Non-Executive Director network of Winmark’s first India chapter.
  2. Hiroo has board experience of ten companies primarily in consumer goods, financial services, healthcare and hospitality sectors. She currently chairs the Audit Committee of Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd. and the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of an omni-channel pharmacy chain – MedPlus Health Services Ltd. She has also played a key role on the Risk Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Stakeholders Relationship and other board committees she has served on.
  3. Prior to her seven-year career as an independent director, Hiroo held customer-facing roles for over thirty years in P&L, Marketing and Sales primarily in the consumer goods and healthcare sectors. She advanced from being Branch Manager at Asian Paints to Business Unit Director & Executive Committee member at Pfizer. She has also held leadership positions at the World Gold Council and Dabur.
  4. Ms. Mirchandani is a Chevening Gurukul Scholar from the London School of Economics, an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Faculty of Management Studies and a graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi.

Puneet Wadhwa

Batch – 2020-22

Delhi Chapter Head, The FMS Forum

Regional IT Head – Hatch

  1. Puneet Wadhwa is the Head, IT (Regional Manager) for Hatch, a large global multi-disciplinary Engineering firm, and has a rich background working in the past for several global Bioinformatics, IT, and Oil & Gas multinational companies over the last 20 years. Prior to joining Hatch, Puneet was leading Area IT Operations for McDermott, a global on-shore and off-shore Oil & Gas Engineering firm, and held responsibilities spanning several functions including IT Finance, L&D, Recruitments, and Strategy.
  2. Puneet has been a recipient of several accolades including the IT Next’s “Next-100 CIOs of India” award; and the prestigious “Who’s Who among Students in American Universities” award which was conferred on him by University of Alabama in Huntsville and the Who’s Who organization, USA.
  3. Puneet is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken at many events and workshops for both non-profits and corporate multinationals on a range of topics. He takes active interest in volunteering, and also led CSR and Community Relations efforts for McDermott’s India office.
  4. He has a Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA, and is currently an Executive MBA student at Faculty of Management Studies, FMS, New Delhi.

Mr. Gurmit Singh

Batch – 1991–93

Chapter Head – Mumbai, The FMS Forum

General Manager – APAC, Quora

  1. Currently Gurmit is the APAC GM of Quora. Prior to that he was the India VP & Managing director of Yahoo. He has 10+ years of experience as a CEO / MD, which includes an Online Video Startup as well.Known for his Leadership in the Internet – Mobile – Video space, he has first hand experience, significant achievements and vast functional knowledge in Advertising Sales, Advertising Technology, Consumer Marketing, User Acquisition, Consumer Sales, Subscriptions and Product Management.
  2. He has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate for his outstanding contribution in the Internet + Media & Entertainment space.