We have a pool of well experienced and talented faculty members from the financial sector. In addition, we have industry experts, practitioners & academicians.
Faculty team for the BFA is as follows (in alphabetical order of family name)
Sankarshan Basu is an Associate Professor in the Finance and Control Area at the Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru (IIMB). He is currently the Chairperson of Career Development Services at IIMB. His research and teaching interests are in quantitative finance, particularly derivatives and fixed income securities and insurance and pension issues.
Prior to joining IIMB, Sankarshan has also worked with ICICI Ltd. (now ICICI Bank Ltd.), as well as been a teaching faculty at London School of Economics and Political Science and Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K. Sankarshan has also been a Visiting Professor at University of Twente, Netherlands and Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Sankarshan is very well travelled and has presented his works at a number of international conferences. He also has to his credit a number of papers in various international journals.
At IIM Bengaluru, Sankarshan is involved in teaching (both regular programs and executive development programs) consulting assignments as well as in a host of administrative activities, as mentioned above.
A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Certified Public Accountant from the Colorado Board of Accountancy, Bhaswati Biswas has over 20 years of industry experience in Finance and Accounting. Having worked with MNCs of repute like IBM, Coca-Cola, GEC Alsthom, she held positions of Finance Director in Jones Lang LaSalle and AVP-Finance in Vedanta.
Her interest lies in Accounting, Corporate Finance, Taxation, Audit, Risk Management, Business Process,Company Law and Corporate Governance.
Prof. Vivek Kulkarni has over 25 years of experience in managing different verticals of academic, business and government departments. He holds an MBA from the Wharton. He has taught at IIM, Boston, U Mass universities MBA and executive MBA programs. He is a visiting professor at IISc at present.
He was the IT & BT Secretary, Bengaluru. He has done extensive work in marketing Bengaluru at the International level. During his tenure as IT secretary, every week, Bengaluru had seen one new 100% foreign equity firm setting up their office.
Prior to this, he was the Finance Secretary (Resources) of Karnataka. He was Division Chief, SEBI and Head of Advisory Services in CRISIL, where he developed the first risk assessment model for Indian mutual funds. He is also an active member of The Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions, Bengaluru.
He also served as Director and Chairman of the Technology Committee on the Board of the Bombay Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in India. He has been widely quoted in New York Times best sellers like The World is Flat, The 4 Hour Work-Week, etc. He was an adjunct faculty in finance with the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru. Presently he is a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Prof.Vivek Kulkarni is a gold medalist in Bachelor of Engineering from Karnatak University, Dharwad and has a Masters in Business Administration (Finance & Information Systems) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
M S R Manjunatha is a Post Graduate in Science from the University of Mysore, and Graduate in Law from the Bengaluru University. He is a professional banker with 40 years of experience, in India and abroad. He started his career at Canara Bank, where he specialised in industrial credit and rehabilitation of sick units. He was instrumental in starting Canbank Factors Ltd., a Factoring Services company, and held the position of Executive Vice President. He later worked in Jakarta, Indonesia, in Factoring and domestic banking business.
In his 13 years of service at ING Vysya Bank Ltd., he was involved in all aspects of credit risk management function, for 10 years. This included regulatory & credit policy matters, credit appraisal of wholesale and retail borrowers, delinquency management, and portfolio reviews.
The last position held by him was as Chief Audit Executive, responsible for the Internal Audit function of the Bank. Presently, he is Director – Ratings at Brickwork Ratings India Pvt Ltd., and based in Bengaluru.
Prof. Ravishankar is a finance professional with a rich experience of over 25 years in the BFSI segment. Until Dec '07, he was Managing Director of Asia-Pacific Risk Solutions’ business of Standard and Poor's and was simultaneously heading the India Risk Solutions’ business as Executive Director, CRISIL Limited.
As Asia-Pacific Regional Head, he was responsible for providing risk solution services to banks in countries implementing Basel II standardized and IRB (foundation and advanced) approaches. In his role at CRISIL, he introduced a number of investment & risk management tools for use at banks and financial institutions.
Prof. Ravishankar takes an active role in conducting seminars in Risk Management - Basel II. As a visiting faculty at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, he conducts Advanced Risk Management courses for the business program. Mr. Ravishankar has held several assignments in the past: President & CEO, Polaris Retail Infotech Ltd.; CEO of Cholamandalam Cazenove Mutual Fund; Fund Manager & Vice President at Reliance Mutual Fund; Chief Investment Officer of GIC Mutual Fund, etc.
Prof. Sethu Gururajan is B.Tech (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras and Fellow in Management (with specialization in Finance) from IIM Ahmedabad.
He has served in the IAAS & IAS and has been a faculty member at XLRI Jamshedpur, UTI Institute of Capital Markets and IIM Trichy. He has taught finance and capital markets as visiting professor at IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Indore for many years. He has about forty years of experience.
He was Officer on Special Duty at the National Institute of Securities Markets, Mumbai. He has served on many committees in the Indian capital markets. He has been a member of board of directors of many companies in India.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the Kautilya Entrepreneurship and Management Institute, Jain University Bangalore and a Professor at the Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai.
Dr. Sunil K. Parameswaran is a Visiting Faculty at some of the leading business schools in India, including IIM Bengaluru, where he anchors courses in the area of Finance. His primary areas of interest are Securities Markets; Financial Derivatives; Fixed Income Securities; and International Finance. For the past ten years Dr. Parameswaran has been active as a corporate trainer and management consultant.
He has delivered training programs on Global Securities Markets and Global Banking to some of the multinational IT firms located in India. His prominent current and past clients include: WIPRO Technologies, HCL Technologies, MINDTREE Consulting; JP Morgan Chase, Societe Generale, ANZ Information Technology, and Kanbay (now a part of Cap Gemini). Dr Parameswaran also has several years of teaching experience and has taught at leading business schools in the U.S., Singapore, Australia, and India.
Dr. Parameswaran obtained his Ph.D in Finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina U.S.A. He obtained his M.B.A from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, and holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi.
A prolific writer, he has published several books, primarily in the field of Financial Derivatives, with McGraw-Hill in India and in Singapore, and John Wiley in Singapore and in India.
Guest faculty includes industry experts, renowned academicians of international repute and successful leaders in the field of finance. Senior decision makers in government and business in the field of taxation, transfer pricing, banking, fiscal deficits, fiscal federalism etc. come to lecture regularly at Brickwork Ratings campus.