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Dr. GIBSON G. VEDAMANI-Trustee & Director

Dr. GIBSON G. VEDAMANI

Trustee & Director

(Director, Aachi Institute of Management and Entrepreneurial Development, Chennai)

Dr. Gibson G. Vedamani is an MA in English, MBA in Marketing (Department of Management Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University) and a PhD in Retail Management (Symbiosis international University, Pune). He played a key role in establishing Retailers Association of India (RAI) in Mumbai being its founding CEO. With an industry experience of over 25 years he served in leadership positions organizations like Piramyd Retail (Vice President), Reliance Webstore (Director, Retail Operations), Shoppers' Stop (Head, Retail Operations) and Bata India (Brand Head – Power Apparel) and in FMCG organizations - Aurofood Ltd. (Sales Manager) & Godrej Soaps Ltd. Dr. Gibson currently serves on the Boards of Retailers’ Association of India and Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (A Nominee of NSDC, Ministry of HRD, Government of India).

Dr. Gibson G. Vedamani authored the first textbook in Retail Management written in an Indian perspective, published by Jaico Books, Mumbai. He has also published a book on retailing translated into in Tamil, "Sillarai Vanigam Sirakka 7 Vazhigal", published by Sixthsense Publications, Chennai. A writer on topical retailing, he has also published many articles in reputed newspapers, journals and magazines. Dr. Gibson has been a guest faculty at the Welingkar Institute of Management & Research and at the Jamnalal Bajaj institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He is a recipient of the Dewang Mehta Award for the Best Teacher in Retail Management, FICCI’s Retailers' Retailer Award and IBS Award for Best Contribution to the Retail Sector in India.

Dr. K. P. Malathi Shiri-Collegiate Education, AERF

Dr. K. P. Malathi Shiri M.Com, MBA, MHRM, M.Phil, Ph.D, (D.Litt) Principal, Collegiate Education, AERF

Dr. Malathi is a doctorate in Commerce from the University of Madras and is awaiting her D.Litt with 30 years of teaching experience at UG and PG levels, besides guiding Ph.D scholars. She was a Senate Member of the University of Madras. Her administrative experience as a founder Principal for five years gave her the scope to organise several Conferences, Workshops and Seminars for students and faculty. Her penchant for Research has resulted in publishing 70 + research articles in leading journals, besides being a resource person for Corporate programmes. She was a member of several Inspection Commissions and Principals Selection Committees. She has a quest for counselling students and incorporating deep rooted value systems among them.