Faculty
Dr. R.S. Chalapathi
Dr. R.S. Chalapathi is an expert in Six Sigma, TQM, Lean Management and Kaizen. He is also a renowned speaker and author.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Quality from IIT, Kharagpur
  • M.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  • Certified Lean Master Black Belt
  • Certified DFSS Master Black Belt
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Certified Trainer from CBI, Netherlands
  • Certified Lead Auditor ISO-9000

Papers Presented at Conferences

  • Presented a paper at 8th World Congress for Total Quality Management, Dubai in 2003.
  • Invited speaker at World Congress on Total Quality Management, Bangalore, Organized by Institute of Directors, 2004.
  • Invited speaker at Six Sigma Conference 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Invited speaker at 2nd Six Sigma National Conference 2005, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Invited speaker at 4th Six Sigma National Conference 2007, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Invited speaker at 3rd National HR Meet 2010, Nepal.

Dr. Farrukh Kidwai

Dr. Farrukh Kidwai is a doctorate from Washington International University, in Industrial Engineering Management, and holds a master’s degree from Arizona State University in Industrial Engineering, and bachelors from Northern Arizona University in Industrial Management.

He has been a distinguished speaker at several national professional association conferences, bringing a sense of passion and energy to his speaking engagements. A Six-Sigma Master Black Belt and certified JONAH, Farrukh draws upon his 20+ years of experience to educate others on the business benefits and opportunities that come from increased attention to Lean and other continuous improvement models.

Dr. Farrukh is on the Advisory Boards of the University of Delaware’s Engineering Technology program and the Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DEMEP), a state-wide resource for manufacturing businesses. He has served as Quality Examiner for Dubai Economic Department, Government of Dubai, UAE, and American Society of Quality, Delaware, U.S.A. Dr. Farrukh served as Resident Vice President for Citibank N.A. at their Dubai, UAE office.

Sathya Menon

Sathya Menon has over 20 years of experience (including consulting and training) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing.

He has worked with various MNCs like Ericsson, Compaq and large conglomerates like Samtel, Al Futtaim helping them to expand their Supply Chain operations. His training programs are rated par excellent by all the participants across the world.

Currently he is the Executive Director – Academics, Blue Ocean Management Training and Consultancy. He is the driving force behind Blue Ocean in delivering quality training programs and a very popular Logistics and Supply Chain trainer.

Qualifications

  • MBA in Supply Chain Management.
  • MBA in Materials Management.
  • Certified SAP Consultant for Supply Chain Management from SAP, Germany.
  • Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) from Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) , USA.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from UK.
  • Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA.
  • Certified International Professional Training Consultant (CIPTC) from American Certification Institute (ACI), USA.
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) from American Purchasing Society (APS), USA.
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) from American Purchasing Society.

Percy Engineer

Percy passionately believes that training sessions should be participative, challenging, thought-provoking, intensive and enjoyable.
Using a participatory approach and consultative training style, he puts students at ease while honing their skills and teaching them to put their learning to practical use.

Achievements

  • Winner of ‘TOP GUN’ from BEST BUY Canada for continued excellence in driving and maintaining business process while leveraging sales in all categories.
  • 7 Times Award Winner as World’s “Best Sales Performance” from RICOH Japan and RICOH Europe (1991‐1999 ).

Experience

  • More than 3 years of experience in training professionals from varied fields and industries in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Retail Sales & Customer Service
  • Over 9 years of experience in Retail Operations with multinational companies in Middle East & Canada
  • 13 years of experience in Institutional Sales form the Office Automation industry

Rajesh Bhandari

Rajesh Bhandari has over 23 years of decisive executive leadership in diverse industry verticals. A seasoned result- oriented professional with demonstrated abilities in Strategic Planning, Operations Management, Sales and Marketing, Project Management, Contract Management, Supply Chain Management, Purchase & Procurement, Warehouse and Distribution, Inventory management, Business Expansion and Resource Management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • MBA in Finance and Marketing
  • Certified International Supply Chain Manager, USA
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, USA
  • Certified International Supply Chain Consultant, USA
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager, USA
  • Certified International Purchasing Consultant, USA

Captain Mohammed Haleem

Captain Haleem is a Master Mariner Class -1 with a B. Tech in Maritime Navigation Technology. He is a trilingual (Arabic, French, English) with commercial shipping, shipbuilding and chartering experience. He is an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School.

His marine experience spans from Chief Mate on Aframax Tankers, Panamax Bulkers, MPP, RORO PAX to Master onboard Cargo and Handy Size tankers including Chemicals since 1994.

He has been working as Maritime Lecturer in AAST in 2003 onboard the Academic training vessel AIDA IV. He is well experienced in Agency appointments and negotiating D/A with agents. He has completed a Certificate in Chartering Course from Lloyds Maritime Academy – London.

Ridhima Goswami

Ridhima Goswami has more than 12 years of experience in providing specialized skill and behavioural training solutions. She has catered to a diversified audience spanning the US, UK, India and UAE markets.

Qualifications

  • A certified Situational Frontline Leadership (SFL) trainer from Ken Blanchard, US.
  • MBA in Human Resources Management from Symbiosis, India.
  • A certified Train the Trainer facilitator from India.

As a Senior Consultant, her main focus is on management development programs. Her strength lies in understanding client’s requirements through various Training Need Analysis (TNA) strategies and establishing various tools/ techniques for robust follow up mechanisms. She has developed and imparted training programs from Front line till Senior Management level.

She has trained in verticals across industries including Banking, Media, Retail, Manufacturing, Information Technology (IT), Software, Telecom & ITES.

Jane Stobie

She is an expert in Strategic Management and Setting Smart Objectives for Senior Management for any medium to large sized corporation.

She is a Certified Toastmaster and professional speaker who has a rich experience in training in the GCC. She is also a published author who appeared on national radio
and television in the US many times. Her training programs are rated par excellent by all the
participants across the world. She is considered to be a regional expert in Strategic Management. Another feather in the cap is the Mind Mapping techniques which have been
successfully delivered by her to Oman Tel, DWTC, NBAD Oman and Dubai Properties. This technique has been used in other UAE National’s development programs and how senior management deals with change.

Qualifications

  • MA in Computer Resource Management
  • BA in Economics/Management

Key Programs

  • University of Michigan School of Executive Management for Strategic Planning
  • Jack Welch “Winning” Seminar – Dubai 2008
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Problem Solving Technique

V.P. Menon

VP Menon has been in the corporate world for last 20+ years and has worked with various multinational organizations in the fields of Retailing, Supply Chain Management, International trade & business development, Operations Management, Quality Management & Training. He believes in an engaging, lively and practical approach to training and has a proven track record as an effective leader & communicator.

Qualifications

  • Six Sigma Green Belt from International Quality Federation, USA (2012).
  • Masters in Business Administration from Griggs University, USA.
  • Graduation from Bombay University, India.
  • Basics of Supply Chain Management from APICS/USA.
  • CISCP (Certified International Supply Chain Professional) from IPSCMI/USA.
  • CISCM (Certified International Supply Chain Manager) from IPSCMI/USA.
  • CPP (Certified Purchasing Professional) from American Purchasing Society.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Export-Import Management from K.C. College of Management Studies Mumbai, India.

T. Chendil Kumar

T. Chendil Kumar is a Civil Engineer by training and a trainer by choice. With over 18 years of experience in sales and marketing of industrial consumables, he is now a full-fledged corporate trainer with Blue Ocean.

Qualifications

  • Trained at the Harvard Law School on ‘ Teaching Negotiation in Organizations’.
  • Trained under Dr. Robert Cialdini on the ‘Principles of Persuasion’ in Phoenix AZ.
  • Guest Faculty at IIM Bangalore since 2005 focusing on Influencing Skills, Negotiation Skills and Managerial Communication.
  • He is an avid Toastmaster and has sponsored more than 12 Toastmasters clubs in India.
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