Dr. Mahendra Mehta

Dr. Mehta is the CMD of Neural Technologies and Software (www.neuraltechsoft.com), a Mumbai-based business & technology advisory firm practising in the areas of treasury, risk management, BASEL II systems and automated trading systems.

Dr. Mehta is a known figure in his areas of expertise and has some of the best known Indian & MNC banks as his clients. Dr. Mehta also provides executive education in these areas around the world. He has given more than 120 seminars in various countries like Spain, UAE, England, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, Bahrain, Egypt, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Previously, Dr. Mehta was Head of Analytics at Citibank, NA ,where he was involved in the development and implementation of Market Risk Management practices within Citibank for CEEMEA countries. Prior to that, Dr. Mehta spent 15 years with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL), at Hyderabad, as a research scientist responsible for the development of avionics systems for various defence and aerospace programmes. Dr. Mehta holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur.

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Vijay Mahajan

Vijay is a seasoned corporate professional with over 35 years of experience in Operations & Human Resources Management. He began his career in 1974 with Escorts and spent 8 years in the Operations function. He then moved to L&T in 1982 and spent 14 years making significant contributions in the areas of operations and then working his way to head the corporate HR function. Thereafter, Vijay worked with AFL Group (formerly Air Freight Ltd.) for 5 years as Group Head – HR. Since 2002, Vijay has been an independent advisor to a number of SMEs in diverse sectors from the old economy such as steel to new era companies in services sector such as logistics, travel, health care, education as well as consulting.

Vijay brings a unique expertise of creating value in SME companies through introduction of processes & systems, succession planning, organization restructuring, mentoring and coaching of entrepreneurs and setting up management review systems. Vijay also serves as an Independent Director on company boards and was a founder partner of the CXO level search company, Hunt Partners.

Vijay holds an Engineering degree from Punjab University. He has been a member of the Executive Board of the National HRD Network and is a member of the National Council of the Indian Society for Training & Development for over 15 years. He is also an invitee, as a specialist, on the selection/promotion panel for senior management positions in universities & government enterprises as well as a guest lecturer with premier management institutions.

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