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.
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
Past activities with IIT Roorkee
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.
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?
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
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.
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.