Faculty

A rich and lively student-teacher interaction is at the heart of SPJIMR's success. Our faculty members are known to be great teachers, who can bring alive the subject, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider, holistic perspective that is critical in today's complex business environment.

Our faculty members are drawn from academia, industry, government sector and non-profits. Collectively, they bring in a wide range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to prepare participants for leadership roles.

The teaching-learning process at SPJIMR is vastly enriched by a series of non-classroom initiatives through which our faculty help build among participants the right attitudes to enable them lead with purpose, meaning and with an idea of service to society.

We have more than 53 full time faculty members, of which 36 are PhDs. The average experience of the core faculty is over 18 years, with several who have come to academics after years of experience as practitioners. In addition, we have around 20 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.

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Prof. Abbasali Gabula

Associate Director, External Relations

abbas@spjimr.org

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • MBA from IMD, Geneva
  • B E ( Mech) from VJTI, Mumbai

Areas of Competence and Interest

  • Marketing

Academic Courses taught

  • ADM
Experience

Prof. Abbasali Gabula

Associate Director, External Relations

abbas@spjimr.org

Curriculum Vitae

SPJIMR | Mumbai | January 2018- Present

Associate Director, External Relations

SPJIMR | Mumbai | October 2010 - December 2018

Deputy Director, External Relations

  • Looking after corporate relations, alumni relations and media relations.
  • Heading the administration function of the Institute.

Barodawala Properties Private Limited | Mumbai |1981 - Present

Director

Zenith Tins Private Limited | Mumbai | July 1979 - Present

Director

  • Successfully brought in new customers and increased sales to existing customers.
  • Developed markets for Indian Food Products in Japan.
  • Initiated and implemented computerisation program for Payroll, Inventory Control, and Bookkeeping Systems.
  • Organised and motivated staff in collecting $1m in a week (normal $250k) to retire bank documents on time, saving heavy demurrage charges.

SPJIMR | Mumbai | July 2001 – September 2010

    Chairperson, External Relations Establishing and maintaining relationships with corporate, media and alumni

      Visu Consultants Ltd | April 1998 – May 2001

      Vice-President

      • Successfully launched operations in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi
      • Signed MOU with SAIF Zone for 450 + companies for web development
      • Bagged prestigious contracts for E Commerce enabled sites

      Sultanallys |1988- 1998

      CEO

      • Successfully started the company and arranged for partnering with top market leaders in the IT Industry such as Motorola, HCL, Tata, Godrej, etc
      • Increased turnover from $1m in 1989 to $3.5m in 1995

      Sultanallys Solutions Limited | April 1988 – March 1998

      Chairman and CEO

      • First distributor appointed by Hutchitson Max Telecom for cellular phones and Page point services for pagers.
      • Stood First in performance for Hutchitson Max Telecom and Motorola and won performance awards.
      • Successfully downsized the operations from over 200 people to less than 20 and from 11 branches to 2, when the business environment took a downturn.
        Research & Publications

        Prof. Abbasali Gabula

        Associate Director, External Relations

        abbas@spjimr.org

        Curriculum Vitae

        Research and Publications

        • Challenges in B school Curricula Vol No. 2 May 2012 of the Journal of Applied Management and Investments.
        • B School Blues Jan 1, 2013  publication description Journal of Applied Management and Investments
        • Attitude Building in Management Education Dec 2012  publication description Journal of Applied Management and Investments (JAMI)
        • Experiential Learning in Management Education Oct 2012  publication description Journal of Applied Management and Investments (JAMI)
        • Challenges with Curricula in Management Education May 2012  publication description Journal of Applied Management and Investments (JAMI)
        • Industry Support to Academia Vol. No.1 January 2012 of the Journal of Applied Management and Investments
        Additional Information

        Prof. Abbasali Gabula

        Associate Director, External Relations

        abbas@spjimr.org

        Curriculum Vitae

        Memberships (of professional and academic bodies/forums)

        • Member of NHRDN
        • Member of Indo German Chamber of Commerce
        • Director in Zenith Tins Private Limited
        • Director of Barodawala Properties Private Limited
        • Trustee in Barodawala Charitable Trust
        • Trustee in Huseinabai Charitable Trust which runs Zenith High School
        Blogs

        Prof. Abbasali Gabula

        Associate Director, External Relations

        abbas@spjimr.org

        Curriculum Vitae
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        Prof. Abbasali Gabula

        Associate Director, External Relations

        abbas@spjimr.org

        Curriculum Vitae

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        Andheri West | Mumbai - 400 058, India
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        Fax:+91-22-26237042
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