MC – Interim

Ravi Bhatia  (President)

Ravi is a  B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1970. He is currently the  CEO of Primus Australia, one of the largest telecommunications companies in  Australia.  He was previously the President of Primus USA and of Lingo  Inc., a leader in the VoIP telephony space. Ravi is regarded as one of the  pioneers of telecommunications competition in Australia. He is member of Board  of Directors of Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and national Vice Chairman  of AIBC.

Arun Kumar  (Committee Member)

Arun  obtained his B Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1968, MSCE and PhD in  Highways from Purdue University in the USA in 1973 and 1976 respectively.  He  has over 40 years experience as a civil engineer in construction,  consulting, research and academia. Among other things Arun is a consultant to  the World Bank on infrastructure management, institutional strengthening and  capacity building; and is Emeritus Professor, RMIT University.

Abaran Deep  (Secretary)

Abaran  completed his B. Tech from IIT Delhi in 1990. He has been in working as a  Management Consultant in Australia since 1995. He currently shares the  responsibility of running a consulting firm which helps large businesses  transform existing processes or develop new capabilities. Abaran enjoys cycling,  woodwork and occasionally listening to the rock groups from the IIT days.

Surinder Lamba  (Committee Member)

Surinder Lamba  gained B.Tech. (1972) and M.Tech. (1976) degrees in Chemical Engineering from  IIT/ Kanpur and IIT/ Delhi respectively. He also holds post graduate  qualifications in Business Management and Industrial Relations. He is currently  managing an internet and phone banking integration program at the Bendigo and  Adelaide Bank. Surinder is a Judge of the Australian Business Excellence Awards  Foundation. He enjoys Yoga, reading and music.

Radhey Shyam  Gupta (Committee Member)

Radhey  holds B Tech in Textile Technology from IIT Delhi (1971), MBA from University of  Mumbai (1978) and M Tech in Internet & Web Technology from Royal Melbourne  Institute of Technology (RMIT) University (2001). and now holds position of Sr. Business Analyst at Department of  Justice, Government of Victoria. Radhey is Sangeet Visharad in Indian Classical Music. He plays and  teaches Sitar and Vocal as a hobby.

Ravi Singh  (Committee Member)

Ravi holds a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee  (1983), an M. Tech from IIT Delhi (1988) and also earned his Executive MBA  degree from AGSM. Ravi has over 27 years of business development and general  management experience in the electrical power and industrial automation  industry. He held various senior leadership roles both in India and Australia  with a large multinational company and focused on Energy Management and  sustainability in his current role.

Nalin Sharda  (Committee Member)

Nalin  Sharda gained B.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from IIT  Delhi, in 1974 and 1984 respectively. Presently he teaches and leads research in  innovative applications of computer technologies at the School of Engineering  and Science, Victoria University, Australia. Nalin has been invited to present  in the Distinguished Lecture series of the European Union’s Prolearn program,  and IEEE Education Society. Nalin also indulges in fiction reading and writing  stories, film scripts and poetry.


Saby  Bhattacharya (Committee Member)

Saby finished his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from  IIT Delhi in 1993. He currently works with Kmart and is responsible for  E-commerce, Business Intelligence, HR and Marketing Systems. Saby is also a  professional sarod player who follows the style of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He  teaches and performs regularly and is working on making information about this  difficult instrument publicly available on his website

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