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Faculty Profile

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Sridhar Vishwanath

Primary Areagroup(s):

Strategic Management

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Current Areas of Interest:

Strategy & Capability Development, Supply Management in Agribusiness

sridhar@irma.ac.in

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Profile Summary
  • Career Brief

    • Faculty in Strategy & Policy Area
    • Management Development Program Chair
    • Proven experience of 18 years in industry via Dabur, ITC, YES Bank, SCA Technologies, Technopak Advisors, Mondelez International (Cadbury) and Prabhat Dairy
    • Worked in leadership roles at global and national levels in Supply Management, B2B Sales and Business Consulting in Food and Agribusiness sector
    • Educational Qualifications in Agribusiness Management (MANAGE, Hyderabad) & Agriculture Sciences (Institute of Agricultural Science, BHU)

    Current Work Areas:

    • Consultant to the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development, India on a 2-year project related to performance assessment and handholding of Farmer Producer Organizations
      Mentor to 2 Ag-Start Ups in Ag-tech space
    • Agribusiness management Expert in the Foundation for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (FIED) at Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur, India
    • Trainer to several Government entities, Industry and Social Enterprises on:
      • Negotiations
      • Leadership and Organizational Development
      • Agri-Value Chains
      • Strategic Sourcing and Partner Relationship Management in B2B Situations
      • Entrepreneurship Development
      • Dual purpose Organisations
        Thesis in the area of Dual-Purpose Organizations and Farmer Producer Organizations
        Teaching engagements to Executive and Regular Course Management students on: Strategic Management, Dual Purpose Organizations, Entrepreneurship Development, Agribusiness management and Strategic Commodity Sourcing
        Publications:

    Book Chapter on “Towards developing Procurement as a competitive advantage for Agribusiness firms” in “Emerging Global Economic Situation: Impact on trade and agribusiness in India” Kalamkar, S.S. and Sharma, H. (2019), Allied Publishers, India.
    IRMA Case (2019) on strategic sourcing: “Project Ensemble”
    Conferences/Keynote Speaking:

    Invited as a Keynote speaker in “Capacitating the PRIs, Officers and Functionaries of RD&PR towards rural transformation – Vision 2030”, Govt of Tamil Nadu, India, 3rd  January, 2020
    Presented paper in 7th PAN IIM World Conference IIM Rohtak, 12th to 14th December, 2019
    Invited as a Keynote speaker at conference on “Developing New Insights for the Development of Gramin Bharat (Rural India)” on “Role of Technology in the Agriculture and Rural Development”, 19 September 2019, Nagpur. 
    Presented on "Sustainable Technology Driven Agriculture for New India", 20th Jan'2019, under aegis of Vibrant Gujarat, Ahmedabad
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker at International Conference on “Emerging Global Economic Situation: Impact on Trade and Agribusiness in India”, September 28-29, 2018, Anand
    Interests:

    Leadership
    Managing Hybrid (Dual-Purpose) Organizations
    Negotiations
    Entrepreneurship Development
    Relationship Management in B2B Situations
    Strategic Sourcing
    Agribusiness Management
    Awards & Recognition:

    Awarded Global Procurement Gold Medal by Chief Procurement Officer for outstanding work in the area of Sustainability in 2015
    Got selected and trained in Leadership for selective group of High Potentials (Leadership for Performance Program) for 9 months by Bridge International, Singapore in 2015
    Recognized for collaboration amongst all spend towers for driving change and contributing to Productivity in 2016
    Got selected by the Global Raw Material Leadership into the Governing body for Risk Mitigation and Compliance for Global Raw Materials in 2016
    Awarded Global Procurement Gold Medal by Chief Procurement Officer for outstanding achievement in Quality upgradation of suppliers in 2013
    Received Award for Values in Action (Individual) twice at National and Asia Pacific amongst entire Integrated Supply Chain in 2011
    Award of distinction from the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU for work done in Extension Education, 2003

    Trainings:
    Case Method Teaching Harvard Business School-IIM Ahmedabad, 2018
    Leadership Training from Dale Carnegie, USA, 2009
    Attended Potato Processing Workshop in Simplot’s Plant in Portage, Canada, 2008

MDP-Coordinated

  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme for SC/ST Entrepreneurs (Batch-1), (March 2 - 7, 2020)
  • Value Chain Financing in Agriculture and Allied Commodities for National Bank Staff College, (February 10 - 11, 2020)
  • Strategic Management and Customer Relationship Management for Indian Oil Corporation Limited, (January 27 - 29, 2020)
  • Essentials of Agribusiness and Finance, (January 23 - 24, 2020)
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme for SC/ST Entrepreneurs, (December 9 - 14, 2019)
  • Handholding of Farmer Producer Organizations for NCDEX, (December 2 - 5, 2019)
  • Essentials of Finance and Agribusiness for Farmer Producer Organizations, (November 26 - 30, 2019)
  • Training of DEOs and YPs (Term-1), (October 14 - 18, 2019)
  • Essentials of Finance and Agribusiness for Farmer Producer Organizations, (September 23 - 24, 2019)
  • Handholding of Farmer Producer Organizations for NCDEX, (August 27 - 30, 2019)
  • Strategic Sourcing for Executives: A Hands-On Approach to Sourcing and Generating Savings, (November 13 - 15, 2018)
  • Transforming B2B Sales for a Global Edible Oils Major, (October 12 - 12, 2018)
  • Strategic Sourcing, (September 18 - 19, 2018)

MDP-Instructed

  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme for SC/ST Entrepreneurs (Batch-2), (March 2 - 7, 2020)
  • Human Capital Management in Development Organizations, (January 9 - 10, 2020)
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme for SC/ST Entrepreneurs, (December 17 - 22, 2019)
  • Building a People Centric Organization, (December 16 - 17, 2019)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (September 2 - 21, 2019)
  • Sales Effectiveness and Leadership Skills, (August 28 - 30, 2019)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (July 22 - August 10, 2019)
  • Marketing of Milk and Milk Products in Turbulent Times for NCDFI, (March 6 - 9, 2019)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (October 8 - 27, 2018)
  • Understanding Spot Markets, Market Reforms and e-National Agriculture Markets for Senior Policy Makers in State and Central Governments, (September 4 - 6, 2018)