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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. V. N. Bhattacharya

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:

V. N. Bhattacharya

Mr. V. N. Bhattacharya is a business strategy consultant. He advises and works with senior management teams to help make businesses competitive, grow rapidly and profitably in a sustained manner.

A seasoned business leader, Mr. Bhattacharya has over 35 years' business experience in diverse industries in India and abroad. He started his career in Hindustan Unilever Ltd, and subsequently executed national responsibilities in sales, marketing and customer service in several other firms. VN was the Chief Executive at BPL Telecom Ltd. before setting up his own consulting practice.

V. N. Bhattacharya blends rich managerial experience with good academic credentials. He is a chemical engineer from the IIT, Kanpur and a post-graduate in business management from IIM, Calcutta, Presently, he teaches Strategic Thinking and Game Theory at IIM, Ahmedabad as well as IIM, Bangalore. Previously, he has also taught Strategic Management at the Mudra Institute of Communication and Advertising, Ahmedabad and Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune.

Besides consulting, Mr. Bhattacharya also trains managers to develop strategic thinking and leadership capabilities. He has addressed large audiences and conducted workshops for numerous corporations in India and abroad, as also for industry bodies such as NASSCOM, CII, and the management associations of Bangalore, Madras, and Hyderabad.