Rama Bijapurkar is arguably India’s most respected thought leader on market strategy and India’s consumer economy. She has an independent consulting practice and works across sectors and organization types, describing her mission as “bringing market and customer focus to business strategy”. In addition to her consulting practice, she is on Boards of several blue-chip companies. She is a regular visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, her alma mater, and is a member of its Board of Governors..
Rama has published several books - “We are like that only”, “Understanding the logic of Consumer India”, “Winning in the Indian Market”, "A Never Before world: Tracking the evolution of Consumer India” and “Customer in the Boardroom: Crafting Customer based Business Strategy."
Rama has published several books - “We are like that only”, “Understanding the logic of Consumer India”, “Winning in the Indian Market”, "A Never Before world: Tracking the evolution of Consumer India” and “Customer in the Boardroom: Crafting Customer based Business Strategy.”
Vinay Hebbar is SVP - International at Harvard Business Publishing (HBP). He leads HBP’s growth in International markets (i.e outside North America) across its three divisions, viz Higher Education, Corporate Learning and Harvard Business Review Group.
Prior to this role, Hebbar held regional roles with HBP as the Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region and before that the Managing Director for HBP India. In his role as the Managing Director for India, he led the commencement of the Indian operations of HBP, building its local team across the various business units in India, and venturing into new business models. He is also a member of the Managing Committee of Harvard Business School’s India Research Center.
Hebbar is rank holding Chartered Accountant, and holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management. He has also completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. He started his career with Arthur Andersen in India and served in senior roles with Arthur D. Little’s strategy consulting team in Singapore and Wolters Kluwer in Asia before joining HBP in 2007.