The Edu- Leaders of Crescent School of Business are experts in their respective fields. Our Chief mentors are leaders of management who lures the student’s attention through their scholastic thoughts. The Advisory Committee plays an important role in advising and setting institution policies, in approving new programs, ensuring quality and in taking strategic decisions which are important for the future growth of CSB.

Our Chief mentor is an international expert in leadership who brings out the leadership talent in students and provides scholarly-cum-entrepreneurial guidance to the school .

Chief Mentor

Datuk Dr Vaseehar Hassan

Executive Coach – INSEAD Global Leadership Center,
Senior Associate – Kets De Vries Institute


Dr. K. Srinivasan

Crescent School of Business

Advisory Board

Dr. Anthony Paulraj

Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Information Systems and Operations Management,
Nottingham University Business School, China

Dr. V.Prasanna Bhat

PhD. in Finance Management
Two time national award winner from Pranab Mukherjee and P.V. Narasimha Rao. Has more than 45 Years of experience in corporate management

Mr. M Elango

Vice President, FCB Interface.

An seasoned Advertising professional with 27 years of experience in being part of building big brands.

His previous assignments include Senior Brand Strategy Director-R K SWAMY BBDO, Account Director – Rediffusion Y& R and Account Director – J. Walter Thompson Worldwide.

Mr.Elango is an MBA from Madurai Kamaraj University and a graduate of English Literature from Loyola College, Chennai.

He has been invited to deliver lectures at many renowned B-Schools.

Mr. Baburaj Nair

Chief Human Resources Officer,
The Hindu Group

Mr. S.Ramachandran

Managing Director
Renold Chain India Private Limited

Padmini Sharathkumar

Executive VP & Head of Business – Enablement Group, Intellect Design Arena Ltd

Rajeev Gopalakrishnan

Strategic HR & OD Consultant, Former Group HR Head, The Indian Express

Sandeep Dutta

Global Head – Campus Hiring & Talent Acquisition Marketing, Wipro

Rajeev Bhadauria

Director – Group HR, Jindal Steel & Power

Council of Mentors

Mr. Rajesh Gopal

Mr.Rajesh is a Business leader with a strong background in Strategy Development & Operations, with over 25 years of experience across Retail, Consumer Durables, Telecom, Lifestyle, Education and other sectors. He has had strong exposure to Growth Strategy, Branding, Marketing and Profit Centre Management, both in large matrix organizations and start-ups.
In his current role as President, Corporate Gurukul Learning Pvt Ltd (, Rajesh is spearheading the next phase of growth for the organization.
Before this, Rajesh held senior positions in Business development, Education consulting, Sales, Marketing and Operations at Vertebrand, Technopak advisors, MeriTrac, Reliance Infocomm, Tanishq and Titan Industries Limited.
Rajesh is an Alumnus of INSEAD, France; he also has an MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal.

Mr. Santhosh Devarajan

Santhosh Devarajan is working as Strategic Marketing & Planning Manager at Otis elevators, the world’s largest manufacturer of vertical transportation systems. Based in Tokyo, Japan his focus areas are Mergers & Acquisitions, Program Management and Strategic Planning.
Before joining Otis, Santhosh worked with Toshiba Corporation in Japan in their Power Transmission and Distribution division where his roles spanned across Design & Development, Systems Engineering and Bid & Proposals management.
Over the years, he has focused on both technical and commercial aspects of businesses and has embraced a global perspective towards business management & leadership.
Santhosh graduated top of the class in his Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) degree from National Institute of Technology(NIT), Tiruchirappalli and he also holds an MBA from INSEAD, France.

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