Tim Gore
is Director, Education for the British Council in India. Tim has worked closely with educationalists, institutions and governments to improve bilateral and multilateral educational links in Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Jordan over a 23 year career. He has led the development of programmes on creativity for professionals with the Singapore Government (CREST); established e-learning and blended learning programmes for Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai; led the establishment of the British University in Dubai; and helped Jordan establish an evaluation framework for its ICT led Jordan Education Initiative.

In his current role he is responsible for increasing the quality and quantity of educational relationships between India and UK. There are currently 20,000 Indian students in the UK – with up to 700 on scholarships, over 100 higher educational institutional relationships and 90 school links. In addition, Tim is India Project Manager for the UK India Education and Research Initiative which has ₤16 million funding from the UK government and sponsors over a 5 year period.
Tim first qualified as an archaeologist with a specialization in non-destructive testing, and also holds two masters as an applied linguist and in business administration. He is also a Chartered Marketer. He speaks Arabic and French.

  Dr. Vinayshil Gautam has experience of working in the industry and academia, both in India and abroad.A widely respected consultant and practitioner of Management, he is currently a Professor of Management at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

He has been on Board of Organizations such as Hindustan Zinc, UTI AMC; UTI International Ltd., Exim Bank, PCPL, IFTDO, PGR Trade, ARTDO International, JK Industries BAG films; Save the Children, India etc. He has served as Member of the Selection Committee of Executive Directors of Public Sector Commercial Banks and has been associated with National Institute of Bank Management. He has been on the selection committee of board level appointments.
Dr.Gautam’s various professional assignments have included that of serving as the team leader for Consultants for 7th IIM projected in Shillong; the Consultant Incharge, Project Director and the Founder Director of the Fifth Indian Institute of Management Khozikode (Calicut). He was the first head of the Management Department of IIT(D) and the Founder Coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Programme in the Institute. He was also the Founder Coordinator of an Industry sponsored programme on “ Management in Asia” .He was one of the key movers in the setting up of the Bharti School of Telecom Engineering and Management at IIT(D).He has conducted Management Interventions in telecom organizations such as: CDot, ITI, Airtel, Telecom Officers Association.His books such as `Understanding Telecom Management`;`Diigital Imperatives` are widely used.

He has been a Member of various significant committees of Government of India including the Committee appointed to develop the terms of reference of this Administrative Reforms Commission; review the performance management processes of All India Cadre and Group A officers.He is a Past president of ARTDO International and a past Director IFTDO.He is also a member of the committee appointed by the Indian Prime Minister`s Office on mid-career training of civil servants. He has been on the Search Committee of Vice-Chancellors of various Universities. He has also been a Member of Quinquinnial Review Team of CIFE, CMFRI, NAARM and the Committee appointed to review the working of NSTEDB etc. A former Chairman of All India Board of Management Education, he has represented India in activities of Asian Productivity Organization, UNESCO etc.

Dr.Gautam has been a visitor to the University of Cambridge, Sussex, Brunnel,Dominican, Manchester, Hull, London etc. and has delivered talks from Chicago to Shanghai and Mexico to Melbourne.

He has been extended various prestigious international invitation including that of delivering the 7th Penang Productivity Lecture.

An author of several award-winning texts, Dr.Gautam has been conferred ,The Bharat Gaurav Award, the Honorary Fellowship of All India Management Association, Delhi, ISTD Delhi, ARTDO International, Manila, Royal Asiatic Society, London. He has a plaque of appreciation from the Gulf Institute of Management and been bestowed the ARTDO International Award of Management and HRD (2002-2003).


Lueny Morell, Director of University Relations for Latin America for Hewlett Packard is responsible for developing and strengthening HP's ties to a select number of institutions in Latin America. Her job entails working with the higher education community and leading academic institutions on everything from research and student recruitment to customer and government relations and policy advocacy. Before joining HP in 2002, Professor Morell had a 24-year career as Chemical Engineering professor at the University of Puerto Rico,where she held various academic and administrative positions, both at the Mayaguez Campus and the system level.
 A licensed professional engineer and certified US accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology evaluator, she has over 45 scientific and education papers, and has received various honors during her professional career, including the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering Bernard M. Gordon Prize for innovation in engineering education in 2006, and elected member of the Pan-American Academy of Engineering.


Rishikesha T. Krishnan is a Professor in the Corporate Strategy & Policy Area at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), India. His research interests are in the areas of strategy, innovation and competitiveness. At IIMB, he is currently the Chairperson of Research & Publications. He was earlier the Chairperson of the Postgraduate Programme in Management (PGP) at IIMB.

Prof. Krishnan has been a consultant to, or conducted management development programmes for, British Telecom, Daimler Chrysler, Wipro, Siemens, Sasken Communication Technologies, the Murugappa Group, the Aditya Birla Group, Kochi Refineries and the Governments of India and Karnataka.
Prof. Krishnan obtained the M.Sc. degree in Physics (5-year integrated programme) from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and the M.S. degree in Engineering-Economic Systems (now Management Science & Engineering) from Stanford University. His doctoral qualification was obtained from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad, where his thesis proposal won the outstanding thesis proposal award instituted by the Industrial Finance Corporation of India.

Prof. Krishnan has been a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Panel on Intellectual Property, R&D, Technology and Innovation, and a member of the executive committee of the Strategic Management Forum of India. He is currently on the board of the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur. He is an independent director on the board of D-Link (India) Ltd.

Prof. Krishnan is an active member of Globelics and Asialics, international fora that focus on the understanding of innovation systems and competitiveness. He is on the editorial advisory boards of the International Journal of Management & Entrepreneurship, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, Science, Technology & Society, Real CIO World, and Management Next.

Apart from papers published in academic journals, Prof. Krishnan’s articles have appeared in the Economic Times, Business Line and the Financial Express. He has presented his research at seminars at a number of reputed institutions such as Stanford University, London Business School, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.


Dr. Amee Yajnik holds a Doctorate in Science of Law from Stanford University and a Masters degree in Law from Stanford University and a Masters in Ecology and Environment from Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi. She is currently the Central Government Standing Counsel for Gujarat High Court and Senior Standing Counsel for the Official Liquidator, High Court of Gujarat, Ministry of Company Affairs, Union of India. She is a practicing Lawyer and has represented organizations such as Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, and United India Insurance Company. She has also served as Assistant Government Pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor in the High Court of Gujarat.
She is the Member of Global Action Committee for Elimination of Family Violence, State Ethical Committee on AIDS, Bar Council of India Trust, Lady Advocates Wing, Ahmedabad, “Mahila Samakhya”, State Program Committee, and Resource Person for several Social and Charitable Organizations including Gender Resource Center, State of Gujarat

Dr. Yajnik has been a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Nirma Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA), Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Ahmedabad, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration, Mussoorie, Sardar Patel Institute for Public Administration (SPIPA), Ahmedabad.

Dr. Yajnik has presented a number of papers at national and international conferences and has been invited as speaker at many international forums. She has published extensively and is an active member of a number of social organizations.

As a Lawyer she has to her credit an unmatched record and today is one of most well known lawyers in the country.


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