Indian Capacity Building Workshop: Leveraging International Partners to Build Unique Joint Programmes

Icon Hyderabad Building
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How does one go about forming a unique and exciting programme for management students that offers international opportunities and experiences?

In this workshop, Indian business school leaders and professionals are invited to take part in an interactive workshop in the heart of Hyderabad where there will be an opportunity to learn from other business schools who’ve launched successful joint programmes with institutions outside of India.

Businesswoman holding a speech at a workshop

Attendees to take part of the workshop can expect to learn how to:

    • Build a programme proposition that is exciting for international partners
    • Go about identifying potential partners
    • Honing into specialities and industries for the programme
    • Developing the financials for the joint programme
    • Handling the logistics for students
    • Develop their own joint-programme strategies that play to their business school’s strengths

Event highlights

Event programme

10:00 – 10:25

Registration and refreshments

10:25 – 10:30

Victor Hedenberg
Membership Director, AMBA & BGA

12:00 – 12:50

Veijo Kyosti
CEO, Cesim Business Simulations

Varun Patil
Country General Manager, Cesim Business Simulations

12:50 – 13:00

Group photo

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Kakoli Sen
Dean and Professor,
School of Business, Woxsen University

17:00 – 17:30

Refreshments and networking

Meet the speakers

Aditya Singh

Aditya Singh, Director of Athena School of Management

Aditya Singh is Dean of Athena School of Management in Mumbai, India where he also teaches leadership and differential thinking. He has nearly two decades of experience across the corporate sector, consulting, entrepreneurship, and academia.  

Aditya is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in London, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (FRAS) in London, a Member of Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, and a Member of the OECD Forum Network in Paris. He is also an active Rotarian.  

Aditya sits on the Advisory Board of several start-ups, accelerators, and non-profits across the world with a special interest in firms focussing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, circular economy, sustainability, and innovation. 

He is a graduate of the Wharton School’s Accelerated Development Program (ADP) and holds an MBA from the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai.  

Bhaskar Chakrabarti

Profile picture of Professor Bhaskar Chakrabarti is the Academic Dean at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Professor Bhaskar Chakrabarti is the Academic Dean at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and leads the international accreditation efforts of the institution.  Bhaskar is trained at Calcutta and Cambridge and received an interdisciplinary PhD from the University of British Columbia.  He is particularly interested in the social impact of management education and is working with the faculty of IIM Calcutta towards global recognition and local/ national relevance. 

Kakoli Sen

Dean and Professor
School of Business
Woxsen University

Profile image of Kakoli Sen, Dean from School of Business at Woxsen University, Hyderabad, India.

Kakoli Sen is Professor of OB & HRM and Dean – School of Business at Woxsen University, Hyderabad. She is also the co-chair of the Centre of Excellence – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. A PhD in Management with 10 years in the Corporate and 17 years in Academics, her professional skills include Academic Leadership, Institutional Advancement, International Collaborations, New Program development and Corporate Communications.

Varun Patil

Country General Manager
Cesim Business Simulations

Varun Patil, Country General Manager - Cesim Business Simulations

Varun currently serves at the Business Head of Cesim’s India Operations. An outright simulation and analytics enthusiast, he has been involved in designing learning experiences which cater to specific needs of the Indian education sector. Cesim India now works with over 100+ educational Institutes and corporates.   

Prior to joining Cesim, he was the co-founder of an advanced analytics company catering to financial institutions in the risk management domain. He has worked closely with the Indian start-up ecosystem, first at Zoomcar during its early stages and subsequently involved in assisting start-ups raise funds. He collaborates intimately with consulting firms in business strategy in the domain of mobility solutions and has worked as the lead strategy consultant for India specific initiatives of MNCs.

His current focus is on making solutions which have a demonstratable impact on the thinking abilities of simulation users. 

Veijo Kyosti

Veijo Kyosti, CEO of Cesim

Veijo currently serves as the CEO of Cesim Business Simulations Ltd. A pioneer in the world of simulations, he has been crafting and implementing simulation-based programs since the late 1990s. Under his leadership, Cesim has ascended to be one of the premier global providers of business simulations tailored for higher education.

He collaborates intimately with Cesim’s academic clientele, often facilitating train-the-trainer workshops and leading simulation courses for both executive programs and degree courses around the world. His roster of engagements includes institutions like Aalto Business School, IFP Paris, Glasgow University, Shanghai University, Fudan University, and many others.

Victor Hedenberg

Membership Director

Victor is the membership director at AMBA & BGA, responsible for the growth of the business school and student & graduate networks, as well as the services and benefits business school receive upon joining. Having joined AMBA & BGA in 2016, Victor has been involved in numerous successful projects including the AMBA Development Network (ADN), the launch of the Business Graduates Association and its membership and accreditation offering, and the enhancement of the student and graduate membership services offered to AMBA & BGA’s 65,000+ members. He has a strong passion for entrepreneurial management education that emphasises out-of-the-box thinking and responsible management principles.

Victor is a Swedish national educated at Hillsdale College in the US. He holds a degree in economics and business administration. 


Hyatt Hyderabad Gachibowli

Our second AMBA & BGA event in India this year, will be taking place at the Hyatt Hyderabad Gachibowli, Road No. 2, Financial District, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana 500019, India.

This 5 star modern hotel in the Nanakramguda suburb is 5 km from the University of Hyderabad and 18 km from Hyderabad’s city centre.

Meet our sponsor

Cesim Business Simulations

Cesim is the world’s leading provider of multilingual, multidisciplinary business simulations that help educators improve student engagement and employability. Our simulations put responsible management into action as an integrated part of business strategy and reward long-term value creation. Schools in more than 40 countries are already improving their learner success with Cesim.

Cesim was born 25 years ago from the realization that business and management was learned in silos. Learners seldom got to experience competitive dynamics, the interactions between different functions, or what it means to cope with uncertainty. The theoretical foundation of the business simulation methodology is experiential learning, and our mission is to make this available and affordable to the widest possible audience with relevant content.

Want to get in touch?

For questions about BGA membership, please contact:

Victor Hedenberg

Membership Director


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