Advisory Board

Prof. M Rammohan Rao

Prof. M Rammohan Rao

Former Dean
Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

Prof. Mendu Rammohan Rao is an erudite scholar and visionary who rendered significant contributions to mould various higher educational institutions into centres of excellence. He is renowned as the Dean Emeritus of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Prof. Rao has taught at various reputed institutions like the Stern School of Business, New York University; Graduate School of Management, University of Rochester; and the University of Tennessee, to name a few. Before commencing the journey with ISB as Dean, he was a Professor Emeritus at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

An eminent academic acclaimed worldwide for his excellence in research and teaching, Professor Rao has published over 85 articles in various professional journals. He has a PhD in industrial administration from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University. He holds two Masters degrees – A Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master of Engineering (Industrial) from Cornell University.

As an honor for his remarkable contributions to academia, he was laurelled with several awards. He was conferred with The Award for Excellence as Top Management Educator by the Institute of Marketing and Management; Grid Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement in Management Education, and Bharat Asmita Acharya Shrestha Award for his contribution to the field of Management Education instituted by the MIT School of Management, Pune to name a few.

EThames College, Hyderabad is extremely delighted to have Prof. Mendu Rammohan Rao as the Advisory Board Member. We are enthusiastic to be a promising institution, acclaimed across the world under the great visionary’s expert guidance.

Arindam Banerrji

Arindam Banerrji

Executive Vice President and Managing Director
Wells Fargo India and Philippines


Mr. Arindam Banerrji, the Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Wells Fargo India and Philippines, is renowned as an epitome of an efficient leader. In addition to Wells Fargo, he has rendered his valuable service to JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and EY, to name a few. Mr Banerrji has a proven record for efficiently handling various leadership roles during his stint at JP Morgan Chase.

Mr. Banerrji is a qualified Charted Accountant with a career span of over three decades. He has a deep understanding of the banking (in particular commercial and investment banking) infrastructure and its functioning in finance, technology, mid-office and operations areas.

EThames College, Hyderabad is fortunate to have an incredible leader like Mr. Banerrji on our Advisory Board. We are committed to be a centre of excellence under his efficient guidance.

Ajit Rangnekar

Ajit Rangnekar

Director General
Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH), Hyderabad


Prof. Ajit Rangnekar is the former Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. As an honour for his indomitable spirit in leading one of the world’s leading business schools, he was fortunate to be appointed as the Director of the Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™).

Prof. Rangnekar, before his stint at Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad was the Country Head at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Consulting in Hong Kong and the Philippines. He was head of the #telecom and #entertainment industry consulting practice for PwC in East Asia (China to Indonesia). At present, he is the Director-General at the Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH), an initiative of Telangana Government to take innovation to the market.

He completed his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Post-Graduation in Management from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

EThames College, Hyderabad is grateful to have Prof. Rangnekar on our Advisory Board and receive his valuable guidance for soaring to the greater heights.

Manek Nariman Daruvala

Manek Nariman Daruvala

Founder Director
T.I.M.E. (Triumphant Institute of Management Education), Hyderabad

Mr. Manek Nariman Daruvala (alias Manek Daruvala), Founder Director of T.I.M.E. (Triumphant Institute of Managment Education) is renowned as an epitome of a successful entrepreneur and an efficient leader. T.I.M.E has an exemplary journey over the years and its contribution to the field of education is commendable.

Before his entrepreneurial venture, Mr. Daruvala rendered his service for GODREJ AND BOYCE MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED and VJ Infosystems Ltd. Mr. Daruvala’s alma mater is the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad where he completed his PGDM in Marketing.

EThames College, Hyderabad is delighted to have Mr. Manek Daruvala, an efficient leader, as our Advisory Board member. His expert guidance will definitely lead EThames to greater heights.

Dr. N S Ranjan

Dr NS Rajan

Former CEO
IDFC Foundation, Mumbai

Dr NS Rajan, widely acclaimed as the Alchemist of Happiness, is the former CEO of IDFC Foundation. Before his stint in IDFC, he rendered his service as the Group CHRO and member of the Group Executive Council for Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group. He was the Global Leader of the People Advisory consulting worldwide at Ernst & Young (EY).

In addition to all these enviable positions, Dr. Rajan is a Director on the board of Dalmia Bharat Limited and has served on the boards of XLRI Jamshedpur, Tata Consultancy Services and Taj Group Of Hotels/Indian Hotels Company Limited. He was the former National President of the NHRD Network and has also served on the national committees of CII. He has been a member of the governing council of CDC, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Dr. Rajan has PhD in Leadership from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He completed his BA in Economics from Loyola College, Chennai and PGDBM in Marketing and Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur.

Dr. Rajan has received a national award as Chairman of Group Affirmative Action of the Tata Group for the Group’s contributions to the cause of the under-served and the underprivileged.

He was honoured with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by XLRI Jamshedpur, Outstanding HR Leadership Award by Hindustan Times, HR Professional of the Year by National HRD Network, and has also been recognised by SHRM as one of the top ten social media influencers. He rendered his valuable service as a part of the think tank of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi to re-articulate its vision in spearheading management education.

Dr. Rajan has a keen interest in writing as well. He is renowned as the author of ‘Quote Me If You Can’, a compilation of his thoughts on business.

EThames College, Hyderabad feels privileged to have a versatile person like Dr NS Rajan on our Advisory Board. We are soaring heights in the field of education through his expert guidance.

Guru Malladi

Guru Malladi

Managing Partner (Sales & Innovation)
EY India

Mr. Guru Malladi is well-known as a partner at EY who leads Sales and Innovation for the India region. He has rendered his service to clients in Government, Banking, Energy and Developmental Finance around strategy, technology, and innovation across the world. Renowned as a dynamic leader, he efficiently handled various leadership roles within EY to create/scale new businesses with P&L responsibility.

Mr. Malladi has contributed significantly at EY on initiatives such as Aadhaar (Unique ID), Financial Intelligence Unit, modernization of tax administration, and banking technologies, to name a few. Prior to his stint in EY, he rendered his service as a Project Coordinator at Standard Chartered Bank, London, for a couple of years.

Mr. Malladi has graduated from Andhra Loyola College in BSc Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. He holds M.Sc in Business Information Technology from Middlesex University, London.

EThames College, Hyderabad is privileged to have an exemplary leader like Mr. Guru Malladi on our Advisory Board. We are confident that his proficient mentoring will transform EThames College into a centre of excellence.

Ramesh Loganathan

Ramesh Loganathan

Professor of Co-Innovation and Head Research/Innovation outreach
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad

Prof. Ramesh Loganathan, Professor of Co-Innovation and Head Research/Innovation outreach at International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, is well-known as an exemplary leader. Before commencing his journey with IIIT Hyderabad, Prof. Loganathan rendered his service for HeadStart Network Foundation, State Innovation Cell, Progress Software India, Pramati Technologies, Informix Software, Shell & Compaq- Houston, to name a few. He was a visiting faculty at IIT Hyderabad and a member of the governing board of incubators at IIIT-Hyderabad, IIT Hyderabad, IIIT-Delhi and BITS.

Before switching to the field of education, Prof. Loganathan worked in the product R&D space for 25 years. In 2017, he was elected the Interim Chief Innovation Officer of Telangana state. He contributed as one of the founders of HeadStart Network (StartupSaturday), the president of HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Industry Association) and a Regional council member at NASSCOM.

Prof. Loganathan is a much sought-after guest at tech workshops and seminars in India. He has a co-authored book on SOA approach to Integration, published by Packt Publishers to his credit.

EThames College, Hyderabad is honoured to have Prof. Ramesh Loganathan on the Advisory Board. Under his efficient guidance, we are confident to be a promising educational institution.

Shailendra Tipparaju

Shailendra Tipparaju

Colosseum Group, City of Chicago, United States

Mr. Shailendra Tipparaju (alias Shailu Tipparaju) is a well-known entrepreneur with a zeal for the education industry, technology and executive coaching. As a reward for his diligence, he was able to form a cross-industry global footprint spanning over two decades. He has played a significant role as the founding member of several Education Technology companies.

Mr. Tipparaju is the Chief Innovation Officer at Examity, one of the world’s leading Online Proctoring organizations. He also serves as the Chairman of Chicago-based Colosseum Group, a global brand of companies that focus on investments, incubation, research, engineering, education, and creative brand communications. He has rendered his valuable services in fostering entrepreneurship being the CIO at Examity, Venture Partner at Dallas Venture Capital, and Vice-Chairman of Atal Balachandran Great Lakes Incubation (AGBI).

Before his stint in the current roles, he has been a founding member of EdAssist by Bright Horizons and Strateology. He also led the Technology Innovation program at CVS Pharmacy, a Global Fortune 10 enterprise, heading implementations of shared services platforms.

Mr. Tipparaju started as an intern in 1999 at Xerox innovation group (then part of the Motorola division) and led several successful global engineering initiatives at Motorola Mobility (a Lenovo Company), Delta Air Lines, and GSK. He was honoured as Xerox’s top-performing employee worldwide in 2005.

Mr. Tipparaju is a celebrated author and speaker. He is acclaimed as one of the top 100 Education pioneers in 2020. He is an active contributor to various standardized and certification global councils in the edtech domain.

Mr. Tipparaju has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Loyola University Chicago.

EThames College, Hyderabad is much privileged to have Mr. Shailendra Tipparaju on our Advisory Board. We are confident that his expert guidance will definitely add momentum to our journey towards success.

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