VP Running mate Sanjay Keswani


Sanjay Keswani






Short Bio

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I graduated from IIT Roorkee with a BE in Mechanical Engineering in 1987.   After completing my MS in Manufacturing Engineering from Utah State University, Logan, UT, I moved to San Francisco Bay Area in 1990.  I have spent most of my last 20 years as a management consultant and have worked in large companies (Oracle, Dassault Systemes) and smaller organizations (WinWire Technologies, MatrixOne, Inc.).  Currently, I lead a consulting services organization for Dassault Systemes, a French software company in the product lifecycle management domain, focusing on high technology and industrial equipment industries in North America.

Over the years I have gathered a strong appreciation and expertise for building and leading global teams, mentoring, operations, customer success, and sales.  I intend to bring my experiences and learning from corporate successes to our alumni association and take it to the next level of growth and professionalism.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife of 20 years, Tanaaz, and three children, Arnosh, Cherag, and Leah ages 16, 10, and 7 respectively.  I enjoy playing squash, table tennis, golf and take an active interest in local community happenings.

Past activities with IIT Roorkee

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Since graduating from Roorkee, I have maintained and cultivated relationships with several IIT Roorkee alumni over the years.  While I have not held an office at a chapter level, I am in the know of happenings across several chapters/cities due to my network of friends.

At IIT Roorkee, I was very active in the sports and cultural scene.  I was a member of the university squash and table tennis teams, was the Vice President of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Students Society (MIESS).  I was on the organizing committee of  Thomso 87, our cultural festival which attracted college teams from all over India.

What would you like to do in your 2 year tenure?

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Anoop Verma (candidate for IIT RAANA President) and I are seeking your support to lead IIT RAANA.  Anoop and I share a common vision of our association and intend to focus on the following initiatives.

1.       Setup open and frequent communication forums among chapters for alumni activities

2.       Make networking easy among IIT RAANA alumni in good and tough times

3.       Publish a directory of regional, national and international events to increase inter-chapter participation

4.       Giving back to alma matter and fueling future

5.       Improve visibility of Leadership opportunities such as PAN IIT Leadership Circle (PLC) that have inadequate representation of IIT Roorkee, for our alumni so that they can participate, if they choose so.

6.       Formation of IIT RAANA Board of Directors (from across professions, tenure, seniority, geographies) while leveraging the strength of autonomous local chapters.

7.    Welcome and provide for easy transition of alumni arriving in North America either for higher studies or professional ventures.