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Umesh Dhand

Adjunct Faculty, Marketing

Umesh Dhand is an adjunct faculty in the area of Marketing at SPJIMR. He has completed a master’s in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, with a major in Marketing. He has a total professional experience of 27 years.

In his 16 years stint as an industry professional, he has worked with leading retail companies executing critical roles and responsibilities. To deepen his interest in learning and teaching, he pursued the full-time Faculty Development Program at IIM – Ahmedabad.

He has been associated with SPJIMR since 2010. He has passionately pursued several Management Development Programmes for senior industry executives and working professionals. Additionally, he is an independent business consultant.

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Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

MBA, 1995
Major: Marketing

University of Pune

BCom, 1993
Focus: Law & Marketing


    Dhand, U. (2018). Circular Economy – An Imperative. Annual Report of Indian Specialty Chemical Manufacturers Association (ISCMA) of India.


    Excellence Award, IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award. (February 2017).

    Excellence Award, IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award. (February 2016).

    Excellence Award, IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award. (February 2015).

    Excellence Award, IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award. (February 2014).


    Marketing Management

    Retail Management

    Leadership & OB


    S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai (Dec 2010 – now)

    Adjunct Professor

    Pepper Solutions, a consulting & training concern (2010 – now)

    Founder & Owner

    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

    Visiting Faculty, SIBM, Sydenham. (2006 – 2010)

    Visiting Faculty, SIBM, Pune. (2010 – 2011)

    Aditya Birla Retail (2006 – 2009)

    General Manager Merchandising, Aditya Birla Retail. (2006 – 2009)

    Shoppers Stop Ltd. (2000 – 2006)

    Category Head Luxury Products & Non-Apparels

    Mafatlal Burlington (1995 – 2000)

    Regional Manager (1995 – 2000)


    For-profit Organisation, TSSPL. (2016 – Present).

    For-profit Organisation, TIPL. (2014 – Present).

    For-profit Organisation, Shopper Stop Ltd. / Hypercity. (2016 – 2017).

    For-profit Organisation, Engro Group, Bangkok, Thailand. (2013).

    Several engagements with mid to senior executives at Hindustan Unilever, ITC Ltd. Perfetti Van Melle, Reliance Retail, Aditya Birla Retail, Nielsen and several companies across Singapore, Jakarta, Cairo, KL.


    PwC, Bajaj Finance, Yes Bank, Marsh McLennan, Huntsman Corporation, Siemens, Merck Millipore, Vodafone.


    Facilitated many yoga programs as part of community service in the last 10 years.


    Management Committee for the National Quality Awards at IMC RBNQA (2016 to date)

    Jury Panel, Making Quality Happen – Best Practices Competition. (2015 – Present)

    Jury Panel, Qimpro Awards. (2017)

    Jury Panel, eCell, IIT – B, Bangalore. (2015)

    Jury Panel, Ideathon. (2015)

    Jury Panel, Techhunt. (2014)


    Assessor for the Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Assurance (RBNQA) awards, Indian Merchant Chambers. (2012 – Present)

    Facilitator, Retailer Association of India. (2009 – Present)

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