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"All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power; The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small; The bee fertilizes the flower it robs; When it is dark enough, you can see the stars"

..... Charles A. Beard
Mr. Shirish B. Joshi

The Academy is privileged to receive the contribution and support of several distinguished members on its Advisory Board. These scholars also participate in the Academy's programs as Visiting Faculty.

The Board presently comprises of the following members:

Mr. Shirish B. Joshi

Shirish B. Joshi is a freelance HR and OD consultant to leading corporate and social organizations in India and abroad. He is presently retained by a large number of leading companies as an HR generalist, as an expert in the areas of managerial compensation and knowledge worker productivity, and as a facilitator for organizational change. Shirish also consults with government, leading NGOs and international donor agencies towards facilitating social and institutional development.

His expertise in human and organization development as well as employee relations has been developed in the course of extensive corporate experience as a Human Resource Manager. He has worked with the ONGC (1983 – 91), and at the Thermax Group (1991 – 2000) where he was a member of the Group Executive Committee.

Shirish completed B.Com (1980) from Pune, followed by an MBA (1983) from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Subsequently, he acquired specialized training in personality inventories (like MBTI and workplace Big Five), process work, large-scale system change, entrepreneurship development and industrial economics from leading institutions across the world.

Shirish is a visiting faculty at the Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, and also the Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC), Institute of Management Development and Research (IMDR) as well as the Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), all at Pune.