WDC Leadership School

A full member of Woolf, a Higher Education Institution in Europe.

Accreditation:

Degrees

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Dean

Zeeshaan Pathan

Group MD & CEO - World Development Corporation | Top 20 Changemaker by TOI | TEDx Speaker |Featured by "Inspiring India 2023" | Artificial Intelligence Expert | UK Certified NED | Certified Independent Director.



Renowned industry veteran and technology visionary Zeeshaan Pathan is changing the landscape of business profitability through his groundbreaking leadership and strategic insight. As the current Group Managing Director and CEO of the World Development Corporation, Pathan is infusing his unique blend of business acumen and technical prowess into creating purpose-driven organizations that are not only profitable but also uphold the highest standards of ethics and values.



Zeeshaan's illustrious career spans multiple sectors, including technology, banking, and education, as well as executive search. He has a proven track record of building multi-million dollar businesses and driving corporate growth, making him a force to be reckoned with in the business world.

One of his key strengths is his adept use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in strategic corporate governance and digital transformation. His innovative application of these cutting-edge technologies has resulted in accelerated growth and stability for organizations, putting them on a fast track to profitability.



In addition to his role at World Development Corporation, where he leads three major divisions, Zeeshaan has made significant contributions to the field of corporate governance as a Certified Independent Director and a Board Member at the Directors' Institute - World Council of Directors. He is also recently appointed as the Chairman of Global Association for ESG, UK, a standard setting global association for ESG initiatives. His forward-thinking approach and strategic insights continue to enrich the boardroom.



Previously, as an Executive Director at RightSource-Global, and in senior roles at Sapphire Human Solutions and Largent Fortune Institutions, Pathan's leadership and commitment to digital transformation and innovation have been instrumental in driving these organizations forward.

Zeeshaan’s banking experience is no less impressive. As a former Cluster Manager at ICICI Bank, he managed general banking functions, coordinated internal and external departments for smooth operations, and successfully drove high-ticket business growth.



Equipped with an MS in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from Liverpool John Moores University, PG Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning from Interational Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore and a PG in Banking and Finance from ICICI Manipal Academy, Pathan's academic qualifications further underscore his professional expertise.



Zeeshaan Pathan is not just a leader; he is a visionary who has demonstrated an enlightened approach to business profitability. His profound understanding of technology, coupled with his robust business acumen, is setting new standards for corporate success. As he continues to shape and influence the industry, his name is bound to become synonymous with innovation and profitability.



LinkedIn Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zeeshaanpathan/





Academic board members

Syed Anwar Kabir Syed

S. Syed Anwar Kabir (1960), has about four decades of rich experience in

teaching, mentoring, training and academic and institutional administration and

stakeholders’ management in Business Schools and Engineering Colleges

across India, specializing in Business Ethics, CSR, Business Communication,

HRM and OB. His research interests include ESG, Ethical Leadership and

Corporate Governance.

Prateek Jain

Dr. Kyla L. Tennin

Dr. Tennin is an industry practitioner and DM in Management and Organizational Leadership. She focuses on Change Management and mixed methods empirical research for continuous improvement, business transformation, and recovery during and after internal/external crisis to nations, institutions, and individual’s lives. She is a leader in various roles at investment forums where she works with Presidents of Nations, Heads of Banks, Prime Ministers, High Commissioners, and Chambers of Commerce and other business leaders to strategize and make business decisions to help businesses start-up, advance, and/or scale to improve economic development, promote social justice, and create jobs in various nations. At the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), this vision is to promote social justice, create jobs, financial inclusion, and innovative financial instruments for innovators, startups, and SMEs, helping them to scale. Dr. Tennin is also affiliated with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, and Parliamentary Network to enhance economies and various forms of businesses.

She is an OB/GYN MD track turned DM (doctor) with background in biology, biotechnology, and organic and biochemistry, with major emphasis in women and gender studies, has project management and lean six sigma certifications, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and is a Ph.D. Fellow at the Global Peace Institute, headquartered in the United Kingdom. She contributed to the accreditation process at the University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies and completed additional studies (to launch and scale corporations) at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, University of Cape Town, Cornell University - The Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell (certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurship – sponsored by Bank of America), and University of Glasgow to name a few. She has personally written approximately 18 books, 3 book chapters with colleagues, 3 patents, several other intellectual properties, and nearly 85 research reports, later conceptualized into products and services for global businesses. Dr. Tennin has presented research and posters in practitioner and academic conferences, workshops, and international webinars. She has professional experience in the financial services and investments, hospitality, restaurant, consumer products/beauty, and healthcare industries, with 95% of her experience spent in financial services and higher education.

Dr. Tennin has 23 years of experience in higher education and 17 years owning her own global conglomerate corporation, which she built while homeless, to recover for self-sufficiency, to recover financially, and create jobs for people. Operating in 31 countries, with 24 locations, on 6 continents, and 2 world headquarters. She was awarded over 30 corporate awards, mentored entrepreneurs for 22 years with global organizations and world-renowned corporations and banks as sponsors, and currently owns a business academy, women’s entrepreneurship academy, and women’s entrepreneurship bootcamp program where entrepreneurship, resilience, finance, pricing and tax strategy, research methodology and data analysis for consultants, digital transformation, property ownership, and other courses are taught. Her areas of expertise and research interests are strategy, entrepreneurship, cosmeceuticals, economic development, emerging markets, multinationals, board governance, corporate governance, well-being/burnout, and women’s empowerment.



Corporate website: www.LadyMirageGlobal.com

Personal website: www.DrKylaLatrice.com

LinkedIn: https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/KLTennin

Faculty, Instructors and Professional Experts

Narendra Kumar Natarajan

Vaibhav Jain

Saurabh Mehta

Devaprakash G

Sanjay Sinha

Prabal Sarma

Vela Sivasankaran

With over two decades of experience, Vela Sivasankaran possesses a wealth of expertise in global technology leadership, innovation, and corporate governance. Vela has had an extensive career spanning various industries in both India and the USA for 25 years.



Vela is an esteemed alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Additionally, she pursued her passion for global management by completing an MBA program at the University of Phoenix. Vela also enriched her academic journey by studying at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA.



Throughout her illustrious career, Vela has received high accolades and recognition for her contributions to society. One of the most notable honors she has received is the "Albert Nelson Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award" in the USA. This prestigious award stands as a testament to her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on society throughout her career.











Reema Jain

Reema Jain is a seasoned legal professional with over a decade of experience in diverse legal domains. She is the Founder of Dugain Legal, Advocates & Solicitors, managing cases before the National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal.Currently serving as an External Member on the Internal Complaints Committee at Prognosis Laboratories, she brings her expertise in POSH law to address workplace issues. As the Legal Partner at Fin Verve Business Solutions, Reema specializes in corporate lending, cross-border financings, and insolvency cases.



Reema has been an Independent Director at listed as well unlisted entities chairing their committees and also being a member and also contributing to CSR initiatives. Her extensive experience also includes teaching roles at renowned institutions like Birla Institute of Management Technology, BML Munjal University, ICMAI and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India among others.



Reema is recognized for her contributions to corporate governance, having presented several papers on allied topics at various conferences PAN india. With a rich background encompassing legal practice, corporate leadership, and academia, Reema is a dynamic professional making a significant impact in the legal and business landscape.

Sagar Deshmukh

He is an Assistant Director at the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management

(MANAGE) an organisation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW),



Government of India (GoI). His previous work experience includes, Business Manager at ICAR-

National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, Senior Research Fellow



at ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, Product Executive at Ayurvet India

(Dabur Group), New Delhi and Assistant Professor at K. K. W. College of Agriculture Business

Management, Nashik affiliated to Mahatma Phule Krushi Vidyapeeth (MPKV), Rahuri,

Maharashtra.

He has done PhD in Agribusiness Management from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, MBA in Agribusiness Management from Institute of Agribusiness

Management, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat and B. V. Sc. & A.H from

Nagpur Veterinary College, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur,

Maharashtra.

Additional qualification includes

• Capstone Project from University of California, Irvine, California, United States

• Certificate Course from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

• Course on Intellectual Property from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Academy, Geneva, Switzerland

• Diploma in Office Automation and Financial Accounting from Centre for Development

of Advanced Computing (C-DAC, GIST PACE), Pune

• Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s All India Competitive Examination for Senior

Research Fellowship (Post Graduate Studies) – 2014 [ICAR’s AICE-SRF(PGS)-2014]

qualified in the discipline Agricultural Business Management

• University Grand Commission’s National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) qualified in the

subject of Management in October, 2013 and September, 2012

He has handed several projects in different capacities,

1. Agri Clinics and Agribusiness Centre (AC&ABC) Scheme, Ministry of Agriculture and

Farmers Welfare, Government of India as an In-charge of the scheme,

2. Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied

Sector Rejuvenation (RKVY – RAFTAAR) from Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers

Welfare, Government of India as a Co-Principal Investigator,



3. National Entrepreneurship Awards from Ministry of Skill Development and

Entrepreneurship, Gol as Principal Coordinator

4. Aqua Clinics and Aquapreneurship Development Program from Ministry of Fisheries,

Animal Husbandry and Dairying, GOI as a coordinator.



He is founding member and instrumental in establishment of Centre for Innovation and

Agripreneurship (Agribusiness Incubation centre) which is a Section 8 company registered at

MANAGE. Within a span of 4 years, it has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence in

Agribusiness Incubation and Knowledge Partner to Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers

Welfare, GoI.

He has evaluated 2200+ startups, trained and supported 350+ startups, facilitated grant in

aid of ₹16 Cr to 60 startups. He is also supporting several Agribusiness Incubators in India.

He has 6 books, 20 research articles, 10 popular articles as publications of national and

international repute. He has organised 40+ training programs 60+ Webinars for National and

International Participants. He has delivered 150+ sessions as an invited speaker.

He has 10+ years of experience in Academia, Industry, Training and Research.

His areas of interest are Agribusiness Management, Agribusiness Incubation, Entrepreneurship

Development, Livestock Business Management, Marketing Management and Supply Chain

Management.

Currently he is placed in the School of Agribusiness Management at MANAGE as a faculty in

the area of Agribusiness Management and Agri Entrepreneurship.

Ankit Kotecha

Ankit, a Chartered Accountant accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), holds the distinction of having successfully completed CFA Level II from the CFA Institute in the USA. His professional journey has been marked by a diverse range of experiences, including expertise in Statutory Audit, Investments, and Strategy.



Over the course of his career, Ankit has contributed his skills and knowledge to renowned firms such as Mazars, Raintree Ventures, and Qube Health during his previous tenures. His educational achievements and practical experiences in finance and auditing make him a valuable asset in the field

Dharmesh Kharwar

Mr. Dharmesh Kharwar is an accomplished entrepreneur, independent director, and life sciences advisor with a distinguished career spanning over 28 years. He possesses a wide-ranging skill set, including expertise in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business development, legal matters, manufacturing, procurement, compliance, and commercial operations. His legal acumen extends to patent protection and pricing under various statutes. Notably, he has played a pivotal role in the successful defense of a US patent. Mr. Kharwar's leadership roles and affiliations with prestigious industry organizations underline his commitment to shaping the future of the life sciences domain. His profound experience, strategic thinking, and effective communication skills make him an invaluable figure in the industry.

Syed Anwar Kabir Syed

S. Syed Anwar Kabir (1960), has about four decades of rich experience in

teaching, mentoring, training and academic and institutional administration and

stakeholders’ management in Business Schools and Engineering Colleges

across India, specializing in Business Ethics, CSR, Business Communication,

HRM and OB. His research interests include ESG, Ethical Leadership and

Corporate Governance.

Sudhir Ahluwalia

Sudhir is a business professional with forty-six of experience. He began his career in the Indian Forest Service and transitioned into the corporate world after spending 23 years with the government. He spent the next twenty years in business consulting at Tata Consultancy Services and other tech companies.

Sudhir is the author of multiple books, one of which became a bestseller. He is certified in strategy, business model innovation, digital marketing, marketing strategy, climate change investing, and prompt engineering for ChatGpt. He is a lifelong learner and continues to add to his skill base. He has consulted for States, Fortune 500 companies, and startups. His focus areas are tech, business, health, and the environment.

Prateek Jain

Aasmina Sheikh

With a decade of extensive legal practice experience in various district courts and the Delhi court, Aasmina Sheikh brings a wealth of real-world knowledge and expertise to the field of legal education. As an accomplished lawyer, she has successfully represented clients across a diverse range of cases, showcasing her deep understanding of the legal system.



Aasminas commitment to the law and dedication to justice make her a valuable asset in the realm of legal education. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with aspiring professionals, equipping them with the skills and insights needed to excel in the field of law and management.

Sterling Ferreira

John Poulose

• Entrepreneurial leader, strategic planner and business executive skilled in implementing viable business solutions.

• Focused on increasing the bottom-line of companies centred on driving aggressive, profitable and sustainable growth.

• Alumnus of Harvard Business School with over 22 years of hands-on experience and palpable success in building and scaling businesses seamlessly.

• In the course of professional experience thus far, have spearheaded cross-functional and culturally diverse teams, in multi-billion dollar businesses across 7 distinct industry sectors.

• The industry verticals include Computer Hardware, Courier, Logistics, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Staffing & Payroll Management, Training Solutions and EdTech.

• Successfully managed large, mid-sized and small high-performing teams, and led them to success.

• Led high performance Indian and International teams representing 9 functional domains encompassing Sales & Marketing, Finance & Accounts, Operations, Human Resources, Administration & Procurement, IT, Legal & Compliance, Customer Service and Training & Development.

• Been able to hone leadership skills and process improvement initiatives to minimise complexity and increase efficiency, and looking forward to utilising these qualities to effect change as a business leader.

Dr. Kyla L. Tennin

Dr. Tennin is an industry practitioner and DM in Management and Organizational Leadership. She focuses on Change Management and mixed methods empirical research for continuous improvement, business transformation, and recovery during and after internal/external crisis to nations, institutions, and individual’s lives. She is a leader in various roles at investment forums where she works with Presidents of Nations, Heads of Banks, Prime Ministers, High Commissioners, and Chambers of Commerce and other business leaders to strategize and make business decisions to help businesses start-up, advance, and/or scale to improve economic development, promote social justice, and create jobs in various nations. At the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), this vision is to promote social justice, create jobs, financial inclusion, and innovative financial instruments for innovators, startups, and SMEs, helping them to scale. Dr. Tennin is also affiliated with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, and Parliamentary Network to enhance economies and various forms of businesses.

She is an OB/GYN MD track turned DM (doctor) with background in biology, biotechnology, and organic and biochemistry, with major emphasis in women and gender studies, has project management and lean six sigma certifications, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and is a Ph.D. Fellow at the Global Peace Institute, headquartered in the United Kingdom. She contributed to the accreditation process at the University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies and completed additional studies (to launch and scale corporations) at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, University of Cape Town, Cornell University - The Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell (certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurship – sponsored by Bank of America), and University of Glasgow to name a few. She has personally written approximately 18 books, 3 book chapters with colleagues, 3 patents, several other intellectual properties, and nearly 85 research reports, later conceptualized into products and services for global businesses. Dr. Tennin has presented research and posters in practitioner and academic conferences, workshops, and international webinars. She has professional experience in the financial services and investments, hospitality, restaurant, consumer products/beauty, and healthcare industries, with 95% of her experience spent in financial services and higher education.

Dr. Tennin has 23 years of experience in higher education and 17 years owning her own global conglomerate corporation, which she built while homeless, to recover for self-sufficiency, to recover financially, and create jobs for people. Operating in 31 countries, with 24 locations, on 6 continents, and 2 world headquarters. She was awarded over 30 corporate awards, mentored entrepreneurs for 22 years with global organizations and world-renowned corporations and banks as sponsors, and currently owns a business academy, women’s entrepreneurship academy, and women’s entrepreneurship bootcamp program where entrepreneurship, resilience, finance, pricing and tax strategy, research methodology and data analysis for consultants, digital transformation, property ownership, and other courses are taught. Her areas of expertise and research interests are strategy, entrepreneurship, cosmeceuticals, economic development, emerging markets, multinationals, board governance, corporate governance, well-being/burnout, and women’s empowerment.



Corporate website: www.LadyMirageGlobal.com

Personal website: www.DrKylaLatrice.com

LinkedIn: https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/KLTennin