Prashanth Ramagiri

Senior Manager

Prashanth is an Entrepreneur, Autodidact, and a Philomath. He designed, curated and delivered offline and online learning experiences for adult and adolescent learners in domains ranging across Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Career, Technology and Business over the last 10 years. Prashanth has founded a profitable social enterprise that improved autodidactic capabilities for over 1 million students across Government Institutions in rural India. Prashanth currently heads the centre operations – design, delivery and partnerships/collaborations for all research and academic projects at CBI. 

Ramesh Kotnana

Senior Manager

Ramesh Kotnana, an MLISC graduate from Andhra University has 17+ years of rich experience in information services, and knowledge management domain at Eenadu, ISB and ICRISAT. Since 2019, he has been working as a Sr. Manager (Competitive Analysis & Strategy) at ISB. After working in the Dean’s Office for nearly 2 years, Mr. Ramesh is currently working at the Center for Business Innovation at ISB. He is responsible for gathering data, analysis, providing actionable insights and perspectives related to various research areas that are relevant to the ISB Centre of Business Innovation .

Diti Joshi


Diti Joshi is an M.Phil. from TISS Mumbai with over 5 years of experience in project management, research, monitoring and evaluation of developmental projects. She is currently pursuing her PhD.

At ISB, Diti acts as Manager for the project funded by Intel company which is aimed at accelerating adoption of emerging technologies in governance.

Rajani Akkinepally

Senior Associate

Rajani has an MBA in Finance & Marketing. Having 10 years of experience in Infosys, she handled day-to-day operational functions along with employee engagement activities. Expert in multitasking and has good knowledge of budgeting and interpretation. At ISB, she is responsible for administrative activities and finance-related functions.


Sreenath Kanugovi

Senior Researcher

Sreenath Kanugovi has over 26 years of Industry & Academic Experience, serving ISB in various capacities since 2007.  Adept with best pedagogical practices learnt over a period by assisting leading faculty of the world, he has acquired abilities in content design & development suiting varied learning cohorts across PGP, PGP Pro, PGP Max, EFPM, Executive Education. He is passionate about Business Model Innovation and Digital Transformation domains.

Vijay Shankar Somasundaram  

Research Associate

Vijay is an Engineering Management graduate passionate about building a career in academics and research. He completed his MBA from LM Thapar School of Management. Before his post-graduation, He had worked with BestDoc technologies (Tech startup company) as a Business Development Executive for 15 months. At ISB, his work revolves around academic research related to FinTech. 

Mamidi Rithica 

Research Associate

Rithica is a research enthusiast specializing in business analytics (ML) and statistical modeling tools. She graduated from Christ University, India & Virginia Commonwealth University, US with an integrated Master's degree in MBA and MS in Business majoring in International Marketing. She completed internships in the field of business with ITC Limited, KMF India, ICICI PRUAMC Limited At ISB, she is currently supporting the centre with a core focus on Innovation and Tech trends in Pharma and Boardroom Innovation as well. 

Aman Rajeev Kulkarni 

Research Associate

Aman graduated with a Masters in Finance from ESSEC Business School, France. His last work stint was at Melanion Capital, a Hedge Fund in Paris. He is a Computer Science undergraduate from VIT, Vellore.

At CBI, he is working on bridging the research gap among Finance, Marketing and Accounting (MFAX); financial inclusion of MSMEs; writing about India's growth story and applying business-innovation thinking to firms to address corporate challenges.


Saketh Varma 

Research Associate  

Saketh completed his Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Science and Master's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Saketh has a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence and its various applications. His research interests lie in the fields of natural language processing and generative algorithms. He is passionate about exploring new and innovative ways to apply AI to solve real-world problems.

Manchiraju Lalitha Namrata

Research Assistant

Namrata holds an MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Analytics from GITAM University. She is interested in applying analytical tools to support and drive marketing decisions. At CBI, she is working on quantitative analysis in the context of omnichannel retail and mixed-method research in product returns management. 

Shivani Pillala Marri

Research Associate

Shivani is a researcher, educator, and data analyst with a Master's degree in Economics. She brings a diverse range of expertise in teaching Economics, Statistics, and Data Analytics. Her current research at Centre for Business Innovation centers around the intricate dynamics between humans and digital products, with a specific emphasis on devising effective solutions for various business challenges.