Prof. Vijay Ghei

Design Thinking Practitioner & Expert

25+ years of experience in teaching, consulting through Design thinking


Prof. Vijay Ghei holds the position of Visiting Professor of Design Thinking at the Hult International Business School, with campuses in Boston, San Francisco, New York, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. He is also a visiting professor for Design Thinking, Problem Solving, Consulting Skills, Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking, at universities in India.

He has been working as an independent consultant, mentor and coach in applied design thinking and design strategy, helping companies across sectors in new product and service development, service innovation and change management. He also mentors start-ups in defining viable business models, creating and refining core value propositions, design research and strategy.

Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President at NIIT Technologies Limited. As Senior Vice President, Head of Consulting and Advisory Services, he was responsible for providing consulting and advisory services to customers as well as internal functions, driving internal change initiatives, and running the annual business planning process. 

Dr. Sally J. Fox

Visiting Faculty, Story Telling & Self Expression

Master of Business Administration, Yale University


Sally Fox, Ph.D. is an organizational consultant, facilitator and story-coach who guides leaders and teams to create their desired futures through communication, collaboration and the focused use of stories.

Sally has coached hundreds of professionals to be their passionate best, develop their leadership presence, and put their best story forward. She is known for her deep listening, intuition, sense of strategy and ability to help others discover catalytic new possibilities. She has consulted with organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest and abroad.

She was a Forbes coaches’ council member, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches. 

Dr. Tomoyoshi Noda

Visiting Faculty, Transformational Leadership

Doctorate in Business Administration, Harvard University


Dr. Tomo Noda is the founder of ISL (Institute for Strategic Leadership), a Tokyo-based educational institution dedicated to the development of next-generation leaders with the willpower, character and creativity necessary to catalyze social and business innovation in Japan.

Dr. Noda is an expert in organizational strategy and transformational leadership. Formerly he was a faculty member of the London Business School (1996-1997), INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France (1997-2000), and INSEAD Asia in Singapore (2001-2003), where he taught strategic and international management to MBAs and executives.

His research has appeared in first-class academic and management journals including The Strategic Management Journal, The Academy of Management Journal and The Harvard Business Review. At INSEAD, he received the best teacher award for his MBA course in Strategic Leadership, for three consecutive years between 2001 and 2003. He left academia in December of 2003 to focus exclusively on the management of ISL.

Dr. Noda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Tokyo, a Master’s Degree in Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctorate in Business Administration (Business Policy) from Harvard University. He was born in Kyoto in 1959.


Dr. Bianka Ray Chaudhary

Visiting Professor, Analytics

PhD, MSc., MBA


Bianka possesses academic and research experience of over 14 years. She has worked in reputed B-schools like ICFAI and also worked as a Research Associate in Indian Statistical Institute (ISI, Kolkata).  She has a strong academic background, having secured 3rd position in her Masters in Economics at the University of Calcutta and was awarded the gold-medal from AIMA for securing the 1st position pan India in her MBA course. She has done her Ph.D. in the area of International Business and Trade Analytics. Currently working as an Associate Professor at School of Inspired Leadership, in the area of Analytics and Economics, her area of interest includes Statistics, Research Methodology, Data Mining, Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics and International Business.

Dr. Debabrata Das

Director & Professor of Business Analytics

Ph.D (Mathematical Modeling), Jamia Milia Islamia Central University, New Delhi


Dr. Das is a renowned researcher, academician and leader in the area of Analytics and Data Sciences with a rare distinction of having both corporate and academic leadership experience. He has over 24 years of teaching, training, research, consultancy and academic administration experience in leading Management Institutes such as IMI, IBA, GL Bajaj, Amity University, Great Lake and Vedica in diverse capacities from visiting faculty to full-time Director. He is a passionate educationist who believes in innovative pedagogical techniques.

Dr. Das has also been a consultant, trainer and advisor to various government agencies and management consulting firms like Nomura Research Institute India Pvt. Ltd., ASR Research and Consultancy, Technova India Pvt. Ltd., Tripster Solution, Clear Data Analytics, Global Economic Advantage Pvt. Ltd., Regional Economic Development Program of German Technical Cooperation, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Ministry of Information Technology, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Key areas that Dr. Das teaches in include Business Statistics, Operation Research, Decision Science, Business Research Method, Business Forecasting, Marketing Research, Descriptive Analytics, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Retail Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chain Analytics using software like MS Excel, SPSS, Eviews, SAS, CMMS, TORA, QM, R Programming, etc.

His research and publications in various cross-functional areas of Transportation, Energy, Pollution, Marketing, Socio-economic issues etc. are published in listed referred national and international journals of countries including India, USA, UK, Canada, Russia, China and Gulf.