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Mr. J. B. Patel

B.Sc. (Chem.); B.Sc. (Tech.)

Over three decades of experience in the areas of business opportunity identification, project formulation, project appraisal, counselling and guiding entrepreneurs. Conducted more than 10 international programmes and worked as an expert in a number of developing countries in the above-mentioned fields. He is also the Local Representative for the Netherlands Senior Experts Organisation.

 

Mr. Bhasker Jani

B.E. (EC)

A practitioner with over 34 years of experience in initiating and successfully managing various industries, including that in manufacturing of mechanical and electro-mechanical components and sub-assemblies, industrial valves, fabrication shop, foundry, etc. He is also involved in mentoring potential and existing entrepreneurs. Holds position as Director, M/s. Odhav Estate Infrastructure Development Ltd.

 

Mr. Chandan Chatterjee

Ph.D in Technology (Textile), Bombay University

A Chartered Engineer with over 40 years of professional experience in the industry which includes operations, project planning, R&D, cluster development, industry-responsive skill and entrepreneurship, business counselling and formulation of industrial policy for the state of Gujarat. He has held senior positions with industries like Bowreah Cotton Mills, Kolkata; Kohinoor Mills, Mumbai; Empress Mills (Tata Textiles), Nagpur; Devgiri Textile Mills, Aurangabad and also with the Government of Gujarat in the capacity of General Manager (Technical) at iNDEXTb, Chief Technical Advisor (Chemical) at Industries Commissionerate (Gujarat) and Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Gujarat. He is a member of several Expert Committees with the Government of India and state Government of Gujarat. Has published over 200 articles and reports on technology, industries and business in many industrial and educational journals.

 

Mr. Padmin Buch

B Pharm, MBA, CMC, PG Diploma (Patents Law)

A senior project and management consultant as also an IPR domain expert, he holds about 30 years of combined experience of project management, corporate industry, consultancy, entrepreneurship, IPR and academics. He was Managing Director, GITCO before associating with EDII. New project identification and selection, project formulation and feasibility, market research, project appraisal are some of his expertise areas. He is one of the national experts in the IPR domain. He is on the Boards of Troikaa Pharmaceuticals and Bhagwati Autocast Ltd. Associated with apex business and management institutes being Member, Governing Council, AMA; Chairman, USIIC Council on IPR; Co-chairman, Foreign Trade Committee, GCCI and Member, MSME Core Group, CII. Has traveled widely on official assignments, which includes his travels to USA, France, China, South-East Asia and all India.