Dr Navneet Bhatnagar

Senior Researcher 

Navneet provides research assistance to the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise. He undertakes research and analysis for journal articles and white papers and develops business case studies under the guidance of the Executive Director, Professor Ramachandran. Navneet is the recipient of the FFI GEN de Visscher & Co Scholarship 2018. He has a PhD from Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras; MBA from IMS, Indore, and Masters in Economics from Barkatullah University, Bhopal.   Prior to joining the ISB, Navneet was a faculty member at the Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal. He has 18 years of academic and corporate experience. He has been with the ISB for the past eleven years.

Dr Nupur Pavan Bang

Associate Director 

Dr. Nupur Pavan Bang is the Associate Director at the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise. She has close to 14 years of teaching and research experience. She has worked as the Head of Analytics at the Insurance Information Bureau of India (IIB), Hyderabad. She played a pivotal role in setting up best practices for Analytics and Research at the Bureau, apart from managing key projects/reports/collaborations for all stakeholders, including the Regulator (IRDAI) and the Government. She started the quarterly IIB Bulletin and successfully published six Issues during her tenure at IIB at its Editor. She has also worked with Centre for Investment at ISB as a Senior Researcher, as an Associate Professor at IBS, Hyderabad and as an Auditor with Natarajan & Swaminathan, CPAs, Singapore. Nupur has many research papers and cases to her credit and contributes regularly to leading business dailies. She has conducted various management development programs and taught at various B-schools. Nupur holds a PhD in the area of Derivatives, was a Post-Doc Fellow at the Indian School of Business and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) of UK. 



Sushma manage all the Centre's activities, works closely with  Executive Director and leads coordination for conferences, short duration training programmes, outreach activities and any other events organized by the Centre including secondary research support and dissemination. 

Yashodhara Basuthakur

Research Associate

 Yashodhara provides research assistance to the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise.  She has 14 years of corporate experience working primarily in the silicon valley for hi-tech and consumer products industry. She holds a Post Graduate degree in Management (Strategy & Entrepreneurship) from the Indian School of Business and a Bachelors in Engineering (Computer Science).

Nandil Bhatia

Research Associate

Nandil is working as a Research Associate with the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise. He has completed his Post Graduate Degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelors degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He has worked in the Management Consulting space for ~1.5 years on projects spanning across New Product Development and Long term growth strategies for firms in the financial services and corporate advisory domain.

Bharagavi Mantravadi

Research Associate

Bharagavi provides research assistance to the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise. She has 7 years of experience in IT consulting. She has MBA in Sustainable Innovation from University of Vermont, USA and  Bachelors in Technology (Mechanical Engineering). Her areas of Interests include Sustainable Business Strategies, Family Businesses and Emerging markets.